Ashish Thusoo Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Before co-founding Qubole, Ashish ran Facebook’s Data Infrastructure team; under his leadership the team built one of the largest data processing and analytics platforms in the world. This platform achieved not just the bold aim of making data accessible to analysts, engineers and data scientists, but drove the “big data” revolution. In the process of scaling Facebook’s Big Data infrastructure, he helped drive the creation of a host of tools, technologies and templates that are used industry wide today.
Joydeep Sen Sarma Co-Founder and Head of Qubole India
Before co-founding Qubole, Joydeep worked at Facebook where he boot-strapped the data processing ecosystem based on Hadoop. He started the Apache Hive project and led Facebook’s Data Infrastructure team. Joydeep was also a key contributor on the Facebook Messages architecture team and brought the power of Apache Hbase to Facebook and to the transactional and reporting backends for Facebook Credits.
Drew Daniels Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President of Security, Compliance & Privacy
Drew has more than twenty years in the information services/security space and has lead security at a number of companies. Prior to joining Qubole, Drew spent four years leading and growing information security at ClearSlide, an enterprise Software-as-a-Service company. He has also held leadership roles in information security at Microsoft, Shutterfly, Oracle and NetSuite. As the leader of information security at Qubole, Drew has guided programs around a number of critical initiatives that have increased security, trust and protection of crucial assets and information.
Namit Jain Senior Vice President, Engineering
Namit brings more than two decades of industry experience in data warehousing and big data technologies. Before joining Qubole, Namit worked at Nutanix; where he started the Nutanix India office from scratch and grew it to about 500 people. Prior to that, he spent a few years at Facebook and Oracle. He was part of the data infrastructure group at Facebook and became the first PMC chair for Apache Hive, which is used across the industry. He has been awarded 30+ patents and has publications in many conferences. Namit holds a Masters degree from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelors from IIT Kanpur.
Mohit Bhatnagar Senior Vice President of Product
Mohit Bhatnagar is a tech industry executive with 20+ years of experience in building and leading growth of multiple enterprise infrastructure & software businesses ranging from start-ups to $1B revenue. He has served in GM, product, and engineering leadership roles in marquee technology companies including Netapp, Symantec, McKinsey, and Motorola. At Qubole, Mohit loves working with the dev team to build cool products and work with the field and the customers to realize the benefits of cloud, big data, and analytics. Mohit holds a doctorate in electrical engineering from NC State University and a bachelor’s from IIT Kanpur. He has been awarded 25+ patents for his work and has published more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Utpal Bhatt Senior Vice President, Marketing
Utpal brings 20+ years of Marketing and Product Management experience at high-growth start-ups and large companies. Before Qubole, Utpal led marketing at Neo4j where he was instrumental in catapulting Graph Database as the fastest growing database category, driving significant technology adoption and revenue growth. Prior to Neo4j, Utpal was at Actuate, where he held executive positions in General Management, Marketing, and Product Management. Utpal has a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Physics from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (India) and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.
Andreas Walter Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales
Andreas is a seasoned enterprise sales executive with 20+ years experience and a tremendous passion for data and analytics. After serving various Finance and Development leadership roles in startups like DecisionPoint as well as marquee companies like Lufthansa and Nokia, Andreas most recently lead enterprise sales organizations at Teradata and SAP, serving some of the largest high-tech customers in Silicon Valley and the US. Andreas holds a bachelor in computer science and economics from the Berufsakademie in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany.
Investors and Advisors
Founding partner of
Senior Vice President
at Walmart Global eCommerce
Board of directors
Red Hat, Inc. and New Relic, Inc.
Harmony Venture Partners, Managing Partner
Singtel Innov8, Senior Director, Investments