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.
Travis Patterson
Chief Revenue Officer
Travis Patterson leads the Imply sales and customer success organizations. He has over 20 years of enterprise sales experience, including sales and support leadership roles at SignalFx (acquired by Splunk), Mesosphere, Aviso, CipherCloud, IronKey and Opsware.
Tony Russo
Chief Financial Officer
Rachel Pedreschi
Vice President, Community
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
Vice President, 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.
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.
Jad Naous
Vice President, Research and Development
Jad Naous is currently VP R&D at Imply where he leads engineering and product. Before joining Imply, Jad was a partner on the enterprise investments teams at Andreessen Horowitz, where he worked on dozens of deals. He was an early employee at AppDynamics before that, where he wore every hat available on the engineering and product team, including heading up architecture. Jad started his career by founding a startup in the QA space which unfortunately shut down, leaving him with many learnings.
Juleen Konkel
VP of Legal
Rachel Valdez
Sr. Director, People

Board of directors

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

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