About us

data.world is the smart catalog for data and analysis. It wakes up the hidden data workforce by replacing outdated barriers and disparate silos with deep connections between data, people, and analysis. When every employee can find, understand, and use data, your advanced practitioners can focus on high-impact work, and you can build a data-driven culture, faster.

Meet our team

Brett Hurt

Brett Hurt

CEO & Co-Founder

Matt Laessig

Matt Laessig

COO & Co-Founder

Jon Loyens

Jon Loyens

CPO & Co-Founder

Bryon Jacob

Bryon Jacob

CTO & Co-Founder

Ariane Chan

Ariane Chan

General Counsel

Ryan Cush

Ryan Cush

Chief Revenue Officer

Brandon Gadoci

Brandon Gadoci

Manager of Business operations

Joe Boutros

Joe Boutros

Director of Product Engineering

Len Fishman

Len Fishman

VP, Business Development

Shad Reynolds

Shad Reynolds

Principal Product Engineer

Shawn Smith

Shawn Smith

Distinguished Engineer

Ian Greenleigh

Ian Greenleigh

Director of Marketing

Lydia Guarino

Lydia Guarino

Product Engineer

Triet Le

Triet Le

Senior Engineer

Dave Griffith

Dave Griffith

Principal Engineer

Lillian Situ

Lillian Situ

Software Engineer

Mark DiMarco

Mark DiMarco

Senior Product Engineer

Steve Verleye

Steve Verleye

Director of Engineering Operations

Rebecca Clay

Rebecca Clay

Head of Technical Services & Support

Rafael Pereira

Rafael Pereira

Director of Engineering

Adam McElwee

Adam McElwee

Senior Engineer

Sharon Brener

Sharon Brener

Senior Product Designer

Jonathan Ortiz

Jonathan Ortiz

Data Scientist

Triti Ahouraei

Triti Ahouraei

Office Manager

James Gray

James Gray

Business Development Associate

Niraj Patel

Niraj Patel

Software Engineer

Patrick McGarry

Patrick McGarry

Director of Community

Dashiel Lopez Mendez

Dashiel Lopez Mendez

User Operations Associate

Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan

Product Marketing

Andrew Duff

Andrew Duff

Strategic Account Executive

Caroline Horn

Caroline Horn

Software Engineer

Stuart Tinsley

Stuart Tinsley

Strategic Account Executive

Tyler Durman

Tyler Durman

Growth Marketing Specialist

Amy Niemann

Amy Niemann

Head of Customer Success

Investors

Advisors

DJ Patil

Former US Chief Data Scientist, VP of Product at RelateIQ, Data Scientist in Residence at Greylock Partners, Head of Data Products and Chief Scientist of LinkedIn

Adam Grant

Bestselling author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg; Professor of Management and Psychology, Wharton; Co-Director, Wharton People Analytics.

Kirk Dando

Founder & CEO, Dando Advisors; Author, Predictive Leadership; business growth expert

Kelly Wright

Former EVP Sales, Tableau Software; Independent Board Director, Amperity; Advisor, Dropbox; Speaker

Gary Hoover

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, The University of Texas at Austin – Graduate School of Information

Doug Ulman

President & CEO, Pelotonia; former President & CEO, LIVESTRONG Foundation

Dr. David K. Arctur

Research Scientist & Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin – School of Engineering, School of Geosciences, and School of Information

Sarah Laessig

Civil Service Commissioner; Commonwealth Scholarship Commissioner; Executive Advisor, London Business School

Robert Hansen

CEO, OutsideIntel; former VP of Labs, WhiteHat Security; former CEO, SecTheory; former CEO, Falling Rock Networks

Chris Hyams

President, Indeed.com; former SVP of Product, Indeed.com; founder & former CEO, B-Side Entertainment

Peter Fader

Professor of Marketing, Wharton; Co-Director, Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative

Seth Greenberg

CMO & Board Director, Bask; former CMO, LifeLock; former VP of Advertising, Brand & Digital Strategy, Intuit

Melissa Frugé

Chief Legal Officer, Spredfast; former SVP, General Counsel & Secretary, HomeAway

Andy Sernovitz

CEO, GasPedal; CEO, SocialMedia.org; Author, Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking

Jeff Mosler

Chief Services Officer, HomeAway; former GM, Global Outsourcing, UK & France Services, Amazon

Adam Zeplain

Board of Advisors at Soma Capital; Board of Directors at Broomly; Investor/Advisor

Dean Allemang

Founder & CEO, Working Ontologist; Ontologist, EDM Council; Author; former Chief Scientist, Capsicum Business Architects; Marshall Scholar, Swiss Technology Prize

Leigh Dodds

Data Infrastructure Programme Lead, Open Data Institute; former director; Bath: Hacked

Victor Trac

Founder & President, CloudKite.io; former Infrastructure Engineering Lead, Wikibuy; former CTO, ROIKOI

Eric Qualman

Author; Motivational Speaker; Founder, Socialnomics and Equalman; Advisory Board, Bazaarvoice

Steve Kramer

 President & Chief Scientist, Paragon Science; former VP of Education at Trilogy

Devi Ramanan-Stauffer

VP – Global Product Collaborations, Ayasdi; Advisor, Onor; former Senior Director – Product/Customer Success, InVitae

Bob Campbell

Founder & CEO, Campbell Global Services; author; former Vice Chair, Deloitte & Touche; Executive Committee, The East West Institute, Aspen Group, Austin Council of Foreign Affairs

Paul Hurdlow

Senior VP and General Counsel, FloSports; former Co-Chair Emerging Companies, DLA Piper

Davin Potts

Founder, Appliomics; former Chief Data Scientist, Continuum Analytics; former Chief Science Officer, Stipple; former Co-Founder & Director of Life Sciences, KNIME.com

Garrett Eastham

Principal Scientist, Valkyrie Intelligence; Speaker & Industry Blogger; Data Exhaust; Board of Governors, College Merchandise, University of North Texas

Jono Bacon

Founder, Jono Bacon Consulting; Columnist, Forbes; Advisory Board, AlienVault; Columnist, opensource.com; former Director of Community, GitHub; Senior Director of Community, XPRIZE

Craig Fryar

Experienced Chief Data Officer; Enterprise road-mapping strategist (Tableau); Big data SME for GLG, Apex, Emissary.io and Atheneum

Dwight Foster

VP of Sales and Business Development, Nimble CRM; Principal, Cloud@Scale Partners; VP of Sales, Channel and Business Development, Insightly; investor/advisor

Pablos Holman

Inventor, Intellectual Ventures Lab; Faculty, Singularity University; Founder, Bombsheller; Advisor, Glowforge; ex Makerbot; ex Blue Origin

Ajay Gandhi

VP of Marketing, Shape Security; former VP of Product Marketing, Informatica; Former Sr. Director, Platform Product Marketing, saleforce.com and Oracle; former VP of Product Marketing, SAP

William Ballard

CTO, GLG; former EVP of Technology, leaf Group; former VP and CTO of Pluck; former Sr. Software Development Manager, Netsolve (now Cisco)

John Morkes

Founder, Neet UX & Strategy; experienced User Experience executive, trainer and researcher for startups and Fortune 500; former journalist for Wired

Sam Burns

IT Director & doctoral candidate, The University of Texas at Austin – School of Information