Leadership and Board

Leadership team

Fangjin Yang
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Fangjin is a co-author of the open source Druid project and a co-founder of Imply, a San Francisco based technology company. Fangjin previously held senior engineering positions at Metamarkets and Cisco. He holds a BASc in Electrical Engineering and a MASc in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Vadim Ogievetsky
Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer
Vadim is a co-founder and CPO at Imply, where he uses Plywood with React to build open source UIs on top of Druid. Prior he worked as a UI lead at Metamarkets (acquired by Snapchat). In 2011 he graduated from Stanford University with a M.S. in Computer Science . At Stanford he was part of the Data Visualization group where he contributed to Protovis and D3.js. His open-source development is now focused on Plywood and other Big Data visualization tools.
Gian Merlino
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Gian is a co-founder and CTO of Imply. Gian is also one of the main committers of Druid. Previously, Gian led the data ingestion team at Metamarkets and held senior engineering positions at Yahoo. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Caltech.
Andy Sacks
Executive Vice President, Sales
Andy Sacks leads Imply Data’s global sales strategy and implementation. With over 20 years of enterprise sales experience, at numerous companies including GridGain, RedHat and JBoss, Andy brings expertise in developing significant direct and indirect routes to market across both pre and post sales organizations.
Rachel Pedreschi
Head of Global Field Engineering
Rachel is here to make sure your experience with the Imply product is delightful from the start. A “Big Data Geek-ette,” No stranger to the world of high-performance databases and data warehouses, Rachel has more than 20 years of business intelligence and data engineering experience, and is a Cassandra, Vertica, Informix and Redbrick certified DBA on top of her work with Druid. Rachel has an M.B.A. from San Francisco State University and a B.A. in Mathematics from University of California, Santa Cruz.
Daniel Rose
Head of Customer Success
Daniel has 15 years of customer success experience and building teams at high-growth technology companies. Prior to joining Imply, he served as Head of Customer Success for Qubole, where he helped found and grow the organization by 20x. He began his career at Viewpoint software and has built four customer success organizations since. Daniel holds a B.A. in Political Science from Lewis & Clark College.
Sheena Weinberg
Head of Finance & Human Resources
Sheena is Imply's Head of Finance & People. She has built the finance & HR functions, implemented new systems, and prepared the company for ongoing rapid growth. Prior to Imply, Sheena held leadership roles at AngelList and Metamarkets (acquired by SNAP); she started her career in public accounting, and spent six years holding progressive roles within Walmart’s HQ & eCommerce finance teams.
Rick Bilodeau
Executive Vice President, Marketing
Rick leads Imply’s marketing function. He joined the company with over 25 years of technology marketing experience. Previously, he built the marketing team at StreamSets, an open core big data startup, ran product marketing and outbound marketing at iPass, and held management positions in marketing and product management at 3Com. Rick holds a B.A. and M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Board of Directors

Fangjin Yang
Chief Executive Officer
Gian Merlino
Chief Technology Officer
Martin Casado
Andreessen Horowitz

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