Our Mission

To empower every data citizen to make knowledge-informed decisions.

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.


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.

Our leadership team includes:

CEO & Founder

Kendall Clark

CTO & Founder

Evren Sirin

SVP, Engineering & Information Security and Founder

Michael Grove


Yoav Persky

SVP, Sales

Ian Cohen

VP, Marketing

Sandy Terry

VP, Product

Navin Sharma

VP, Customer Success

Sid Lasley

With help from our investors

Advisory Board

Michel Dumontier

John Kaltenmark

Josh McBride

Greg Munves

John O'Dwyer

Carlos Ramón

Wayne Shurts

Howard Levenson

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Michel Dumontier

Dr. Michel Dumontier is a Distinguished Professor of Data Science at Maastricht University. His research focuses on the development of computational methods for scalable integration and reproducible analysis of FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) data across scales - from molecules, tissues, organs, individuals, populations to the environment. His group combines semantic web technologies with effective indexing, machine learning and network analysis for drug discovery and personalized medicine.

Previously at Stanford University, Dr. Dumontier now leads a new inter-faculty Institute for Data Science at Maastricht University with a focus on accelerating discovery science, improving health and well being, and strengthening communities. He is a Principal Investigator for the NCATS Biomedical Data Translator and a co-Investigator for the NIH BD2K Center for Expanded Data Annotation and Retrieval (CEDAR). He is a member of the Dutch TechCenter for Life Sciences, and participates in Elixir, a EU wide initiative to develop a distributed infrastructure for life-science information. He is the editor-in-chief for the IOS press journal Data Science and an associate editor for the IOS press journal Semantic Web. He is a technical lead for the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-usable) data initiative, and is the scientific director for Bio2RDF, an open source project to generate Linked Data for the Life Sciences.

He has published over 125 articles in top rated journals and international conferences. He is internationally recognized for his contributions in bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, and semantic technologies as evidenced by awards, keynote talks at international conferences, and collaborations on international projects.

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.

Josh McBride

Josh is an entrepreneur and executive with 20 years of experience building and scaling data-driven SaaS businesses. 

Most recently, Josh was the CEO and co-founder of Upsider, a recruiting platform that leverages Artificial Intelligence to automate the candidate identification and engagement process for recruiters at enterprises and high growth startups. Upsider was acquired by Recruiter.com in 2021, where Josh now serves as SVP of AI platforms and company-wide sales. 

Prior to founding Upsider, Josh was the SVP Sales and Business development for social marketing platform Offerpop, responsible for the sales, customer success, and partnership teams. Deloitte Fast 500 ranked Offerpop as the 42nd fastest growing company in the US over his three-year tenure.  

Prior to Offerpop, Josh was the VP of Sales at CheetahMail, helping them grow from an early stage start-up to the largest company in their space with over $200 million in recurring revenue. CheetahMail was acquired by Experian. 

Josh received his bachelor’s degree from Wagner College in Marketing & Finance.

Greg Munves

Greg is an entrepreneurial and growth focused technology CEO with fifteen year track record of inspiring teams and delivering strong performance from startup to exit.

Specifically, Greg has leveraged an ability to identify and take action on tectonic shifts in technology as an early, defining leader in the Big Data Analytics SaaS and Alternative Data as a Service spaces as the CEO of 1010data.

Prior to taking the CEO Role, Greg was appointed President of 1010data and led the company through the M&A process, culminating with Advance/Newhouse acquiring the business for $500 million. Upon the acquisition, he was appointed to the company’s Board of Directors as President and Chief Operating Officer tasked with driving global operations as well as all strategic growth initiatives, business development activities and product innovation efforts.

Previously, as Chief Revenue Officer, Greg spearheaded all go-to-market strategy, including the launch of the 1010reveal product portfolio and building client density/intensity in core target markets. Prior to his role as Chief Revenue Officer, Greg led the development and expansion of the financial services business, which grew to more than 150 clients during his efforts.

Currently, Greg is the Founder and CEO of a stealth startup in the Fashion e-Commerce space. Additionally, he now serves on the advisory board of Stardog.

Greg holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Rochester.

John O'Dwyer

John O’Dwyer is a Solutions Architect at Databricks where he helps empower customers with their Data and AI projects at scale. John is a hands-on distributed system and data science engineer with extensive experience developing internet-scale infrastructure, data platforms, and predictive analytics systems. While John has over 20 years of experience in the software industry as a whole, in the past 10 years he has participated at the ground level in the market shift towards cloud technologies and complete separation of storage and computing. He has an MS from the University of Colorado and a BS from Ohio University. His current technical focuses include Distributed Systems, Apache Spark, Delta Lake, and Machine Learning.

Carlos Ramón

Carlos Ramón, 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. Ramón 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. Ramón is a regular guest speaker at YPO, Vistage and Stanford Business School events on the importance of leading as a globapreneur.

Mr. Ramón 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.

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.

Howard Levenson

Howard Levenson has over 30 years of experience solving challenging information technology problems for the intelligence community and other federal customers. He started the Databricks Federal business when the company was doing $1M in revenue and ultimately retired as the General Manager and Regional Vice President of Databricks Federal, LLC in 2022 as the organization had over 45 Federal agencies as customers and over 65 people. He helped establish Databricks Federal into one of the leading providers of big data and machine learning analytical solutions for the Federal Government.

Today, he fulfills his technical curiosity by helping startup companies in the Artificial Intelligence arena achieve their goals while also helping the Federal Government achieve its goals with AI.

Howard has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University and has spent his career solving challenging, big data, and high-performance computing problems for the Federal Government. He’s performed in leadership roles for companies including IBM and Silicon Graphics/Cray, and has extensive experience leveraging open source technology, cloud, and big data to solve the world’s most challenging problems. He lives with his wife of 35 years in Rockville, MD and together they have 3 grown daughters.