Our Mission

Liberate the data!

Stardog was founded on the vision of making data usable when it counts - not for answers tomorrow or next week, but for right now.

And that starts with breaking the cycle of repeatedly copying and transforming data for each new project. If you want to drive growth and innovation in today’s complex world of never-ending data capture, you can’t be bogged down with rigid data structures. You’ve got to let your data flow.

Leadership

Our three founders, Kendall Clark, Mike Grove, and Evren Sirin, started pursuing this data-driven mission after meeting at the University of Maryland AI Lab. We’ve grown to 50 employees in a few short years and have a headquarters outside of Washington, DC.

Our leadership team includes:

CEO & Founder

Kendall Clark

CTO & Founder

Evren Sirin

SVP, Engineering & Founder

Michael Grove

SVP, Sales & Alliances

Bob More

VP, Finance & Operations

Evan MacQueen

VP, Customer Success

Bryan Prout

VP, Marketing

Natalie Pitcher Clark

With help from our investors

Advisory Board

Jake Barr

Katherine Kalin

John Kaltenmark

Carlos Ramon

Tony Saldanha

Wayne Shurts

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Jake Barr

An acknowledged supply chain industry leader, Jake now serves as CEO for BlueWorld Supply Chain Consulting, providing support to a cross section of Fortune 500 companies such as Cargill, Caterpillar, Dow/Dupont, 3M, Merck, Bayer/Monsanto, Newell Brands, Nestle, PepsiCo, Sanofi, Estee Lauder and Coty among others. He’s also devoted time to engagements in public health sector work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

At P&G, he managed the breakthrough delivery of an E2E (End to End) Planning Transformation effort, creating control towers which now manage the daily business globally. He is recognized as the architect for P&G’s demand driven supply chain strategy – referenced as a “Consumer Driven Supply Chain” transformation. Jake began his career with P&G in Finance in Risk Analysis and then moved into Operations. He has experience in building supply network capability globally through leadership assignments in Asia, Latin America and North America.

He currently serves as a Research Associate for MIT; a member of Supply Chain 2020 Industry Advisory Council; Member of Gartner’s Supply Chain Think Tank; Consumer Goods “League of Leaders“; and a recipient of the 2015 - 2019 Supply Chain “Pro’s to Know” Award. He has been recognized as a University of Kentucky Fellow.

Katherine Kalin

Katherine Kalin is currently a non-executive director on the board of Genfit, a French biopharmaceutical company, and several private companies, including Brown Advisory, an independent investment and strategic advisory firm, Clinical Genomics Technologies, a biotech developing evidence-based diagnostic tools for cancer, and Primari Analytics, a start up in artificial intelligence and data and analytics. Katherine has spent more than 25 years in healthcare and professional services. Her healthcare industry experience spans diagnostics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and digital health, including five years at Celgene, where she led corporate strategy from 2012-2017, and nine years at Johnson & Johnson, where she held leadership roles in marketing, sales and new business development from 2002-11. Prior to that, Katherine was a partner at McKinsey & Co, where she consulted to a range of healthcare clients from 1990-2002. Her international work experience includes Asia, Europe and North America. Katherine has a B.A. from Durham University, UK and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

John Kaltenmark

John Kaltenmark retired from Accenture in August 2014 after over 28 years in various global management roles and client project leadership roles. Since his retirement, he has been providing consulting services to C level executives and their boards in the technology industry and has served on several software company advisory boards.

At Accenture, John was the Group Technology Officer for the Communications, Media, and Technology(CMT) Operating Group from 2012-2014. In this role, John was responsible for setting the technology strategy & growth agenda across the industries CMT serves. Previous to this role, John was the Global Managing Director - Technology Consulting from the business’ inception in 2003 - 2012. In 2009 John also took responsibility for the Infrastructure Outsourcing/Managed Services business. The combined practice grew to more than 20,000 professionals globally under John’s leadership providing our clients with both broad based consulting and delivery services around infrastructure transformation and outsourcing, and highly specialized services in key areas such as IT strategy, application portfolio modernization and optimization, security, data center optimization, networking, storage management and workplace technology/collaboration.

Carlos Ramon

Carlos Ramon, CEO & Founder of COMPAS, is a globapreneur with 25 years of building and executing the strategy and operations of B2B tech companies: two members of the Nasdaq-100, Peoplesoft and Akamai; one member of NYSE, Silver Spring Networks; and as CEO of Conviva.

Today, Mr. Ramon is the CEO & Founder of COMPAS, a Playbook Cloud Platform that empowers companies, from startups to Global2000, to execute and amplify their best ‘how to’. In addition, he served/serves in the Board of Directors of twelve B2B SaaS leading companies and as a Sr. Advisor to two leading Silicon Valley private equity firms. Last, Mr. Ramon is a regular guest speaker at YPO, Vistage and Stanford Business School events on the importance of leading as a globapreneur.

Mr. Ramon holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Baylor University and an SEP 2007 graduate from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a citizen of the world who was raised in Uruguay and lived in Brazil, France, Chile, and after 13 years in Palo Alto, California now ‘hangs his hat’ in Nashville, Tennessee with his wonderful wife and three kids. He is fluent in 4 languages.

Tony Saldanha

Tony Saldanha is a globally recognized expert and thought-leader in Global Business Services (GBS) and Digital Technology. He ran Procter & Gamble’s famed multi-billion dollar GBS and IT operations in every region across the world during a 27 year career there. Tony has over three decades of international business expertise in the US, Europe, and Asia. He was named on Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Professionals list in 2013. Tony’s experiences include GBS design and operations, CIO positions, acquisitions and divestitures, outsourcing, disruptive innovation, and creation of new business models.

Tony is currently President of Transformant, a consulting organization that advises over 20 Fortune 100 companies around the world on digital transformation and global business services. He is also a founder of two blockchain and AI companies, and an adviser to venture capital companies. His book titled Why Digital Transformations Fail was released globally in July 2019 and ranked #1 on Amazon’s New Releases for Organizational Change, listed on publisher Berrett-Koehler’s best-sellers for July 2019, and recommended by various publishing forums like CEO-Reads, Book-Pal, CEO Library and others. Forbes contributor Michelle Greenwald called it the “best business book ever that you’re yet to read”.

Wayne Shurts

Wayne Shurts is a Sr. Executive with over 35 years experience in the food service, consumer products, grocery retail and distribution industries. He has served as Chief Information Officer at three major public companies (Sysco, Supervalu, Cadbury) and a member of the Board of Directors at two more (Armstrong Ceilings, Con-Way). At Sysco, Wayne lead the transformation of the technology function into a modern Silicon Valley styled product and solutions based organization that is applying technology, data and analytics to reimagine and remake not only Sysco but the food service industry. In addition to his board roles, Wayne is currently an Executive Fellow at Digital Strategies Roundtable a collaboration between Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, the SDA Bocconi School of Management and major global corporations. Wayne is a 2017 inductee into the CIO Hall of Fame. Wayne earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University where he majored in Finance, and an MBA from Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business.