Meet our team

"This is the best startup team I've ever worked with, and I'm having a blast!"

Brett Hurt
CEO & Co-Founder, data.world
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

Patrick McGarry

Patrick McGarry

Head of Data Literacy

Ryan Cush

Ryan Cush

Chief Revenue Officer

Shad Reynolds

Shad Reynolds

Product Engineering Director

Brandon Gadoci

Brandon Gadoci

Manager of Business Operations

Mark DiMarco

Mark DiMarco

Product Engineering Manager

Amy Niemann

Amy Niemann

Head of Client Services

Joe Boutros

Joe Boutros

Director of Product Engineering

Sharon Brener

Sharon Brener

Director of User Experience

Rebecca Clay

Rebecca Clay

Head of Technical Services & Support

Ian Greenleigh

Ian Greenleigh

Director of Marketing

Tyler Durman

Tyler Durman

Growth Marketing Lead

Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan

Head of Product Marketing

Lydia Guarino

Lydia Guarino

Senior Software Engineer

James Gray

James Gray

Strategic Account Executive

Shawn Smith

Shawn Smith

Distinguished Engineer

Dave Griffith

Dave Griffith

Principal Engineer

Caroline Horn

Caroline Horn

Software Engineer

Dashiel Lopez Mendez

Dashiel Lopez Mendez

Software Engineer

Lillian Situ

Lillian Situ

Software Engineer

Adam McElwee

Adam McElwee

Principal Engineer

Steve Verleye

Steve Verleye

Director of Engineering Operations

Jonathan Ortiz

Jonathan Ortiz

Data Scientist

Noah Rippner

Noah Rippner

Data Scientist

Niraj Patel

Niraj Patel

Senior Software Engineer

Triti Ahouraei

Triti Ahouraei

Office Manager

Chris Boette

Chris Boette

Software Engineer

Dave Cedrone

Dave Cedrone

Strategic Account Executive

Kelly Garrett

Kelly Garrett

Data Librarian

Brad Boudreaux

Brad Boudreaux

Sales Development Representative

Lisa Novak

Lisa Novak

Head of Talent

Andy Katz

Andy Katz

Senior Software Engineer

Jessica Lin

Jessica Lin

Associate Product Designer

Investors

Advisors

data.world is very fortunate to work with so many accomplished professionals providing support in countless ways. These are not advisors in name only – we work closely and actively with them, seeking opinion, knowledge, and guidance on a daily basis. Our investors include some of the most important VC firms in Austin, Chicago, and Silicon Valley, such as Shasta Ventures, Capital Factory, Floodgate, Homebrew, LiveOak Venture Partners, mark vc, and Workday Ventures.  We’ve also partnered with some of the most prominent angel investors and entrepreneurs in the country, such as Arthur Patterson, Clayton Christopher, John Mackey, Josh Kopelman, Kip Tindell, Matt O’Hayer, Pat Ryan, Philip Berber, and Scott Booth.

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

Erik 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

Theresa Kushner

Partner, Business Data Leadership; Former executive with Dell, VMware, Cisco Systems and IBM. Co-author, Managing Your Business Dataand B2B Data Driven Marketing.

Len Fishman

Vice President, Brown Brothers Harriman. Former Vice President of Business Development, data.world. Advisor: TIA Ventures, Imagine Easy Solutions (acquired), Slide Network (acquired).

Paul Miller

Managing Director, PMA Digital Solutions; former VP & President, Global eCommerce, Innovation, and Big Data, Grainger; former SVP, Direct Commerce, Sears Holdings Corporation; former VP, eCommerce, Williams-Sonoma; director, Heritage Parts, Flinn Scientific, and Rowmark

Joanne Lipman

Author; Former Editor in Chief, USA Today (Gannett); Former Principal Surrey Lane Media; Founding Editor in Chief, Conde Nast Portfolio, Former Deputy Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Flip Kromer

Founder of Vigilante; Entreprenuer in Residence at Capital Factory; Author of Big Data for Chimps (O’Reilly). Fomerly: Founder & CTO of Infochimps; Distinguished Engineer at CSC.

Mitch Joel

Founder, Six Pixels Group; former President, Mirum Agency; former President, Twist Image; Author; Speaker

Peter Kapur

Managing Partner, True North Data Strategy & Governance; former Head of Data Strategy, AIG; former Director – Data Strategy, Governance, Data Quality & Business Analytics, DTCC

John Burbank

Start up advisor and investor. Former President, Corp Development and Strategy at Nielsen, CMO AOL, VP of Marketing AT&T, P&G. Director at Entergy (NYSE: ETR).

Deborah McGuinness

Professor Computer, Cognitive, and Web Sciences RPI, Semantic Web and Ontology guru, Knowledge Graph consultant, American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow.