Leadership

Leadership at SingleStore

Raj Verma

Raj Verma

Chief Executive Officer
Raj Verma is co-CEO at SingleStore. He brings more than 25 years of global experience in enterprise software and operating at scale. Raj was instrumental in the growth of TIBCO software to over $1 billion in revenue, serving as CMO, EVP Global Sales, and COO. He was also formerly COO at Aptus Software and Hortonworks. Raj earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from BMS College of Engineering in Bangalore, India.
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Nikita Shamgunov

Nikita Shamgunov

Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder
Nikita Shamgunov co-founded our company and serves as co-CEO, having previously served as founding CTO. Nikita formerly worked on core infrastructure systems at Facebook and served as a senior database engineer at Microsoft SQL Server. Nikita holds a PhD in computer science from the National Research University in St. Petersburg, Russia. He has been a world medalist in ACM programming contests and has been awarded several patents.
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Adam Prout

Adam Prout

Chief Technology Officer
Adam Prout oversees product architecture and development at SingleStore. He joined SingleStore as a co-founding engineer and previously served as Vice President of Engineering and Chief Architect. Adam spent five years as a senior database engineer at Microsoft SQL Server where he led engineering efforts on kernel development. Adam holds a bachelor’s and master’s in computer science from the University of Waterloo and is an expert in distributed database systems.
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Christina Ellwood

Christina Ellwood

Chief Marketing Officer
Christina Ellwood is the interim Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for SingleStore. A CMO and entrepreneur at heart, Christina is passionate about building market traction for technology startups. Her specialties include strategy, operations, marketing/sales, market pivots, team building and product management, and she has vast experience in industries such as IoT, data and analytics, SaaS and enterprise software. Prior to SingleStore, Christina served as interim CMO for dozens of technology startups and both private and public companies. In addition to founding Moreland Associates, Christina was Vice President of Marketing for Brickstream Corporation, (acquired by Flir), CEO of eLife Networks, CEO of OfficePlease Inc, VP of Marketing for Sentient Networks until their acquisition by Cisco Systems, among other executive positions. Christina is on the board of advisors of Hello Heart, a digital hypertension solution, and Helium, an IoT platform company. She is based in the greater San Francisco area.
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Jordan Tigani

Jordan Tigani

Chief Product Officer
Jordan Tigani is responsible for both Engineering and Product Management at SingleStore. He helped create Google BigQuery, co-authored two books on the subject, and served in both Engineering and PM Director roles. He also worked in Microsoft Research and the Windows Kernel team, in addition to a sprinkling of star-crossed startups. He earned a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Harvard and a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Washington.
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Oliver Schabenberger

Oliver Schabenberger

Chief Innovation Officer
Oliver Schabenberger is Chief Innovation Officer at SingleStore. He is a former academician and seasoned technology executive with more than 25 years of global experience in data management, advanced analytics, and AI. Oliver formerly served as COO and CTO of SAS, where he led the design, development and go-to-market effort of massively scalable analytic tools and solutions and helped organizations become more data-driven. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, has co-authored three books, and earned Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Virginia Tech.
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Paul Forte

Paul Forte

Chief Revenue Officer
Paul is Chief Revenue Officer at SingleStore. Paul joins SingleStore from Actifio (recently acquired by Google) where he served as the president of global field operations, including sales, marketing, customer service and post-sales. Prior to Actifio, he served as the Chief Revenue Officer at ChannelAdvisor Corporation, a global e-commerce cloud-based solutions provider where he was responsible for sales development, business development and sales on a worldwide basis. Before that, Paul served as Executive Vice President, North American Sales for Monster Worldwide (acquired by Randstad Holdings) where he managed the sales of all Monster products through a multi-channel network, including a 900-person direct sales force. Before Monster, Paul held positions at Automic Software and IBM, and served in various sales and sales leadership roles at PTC, eCredit and Nalco Chemical Company.
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Manoj Jain

Manoj Jain

Chief Financial Officer
Manoj Jain most recently served as Chief Accounting Officer at Financial Engines, a financial technology company that provides fee-based advice using a proprietary technology platforms. He held controller roles at CrowdStrike, SquareTrade, and Marin Software. Previously, he spent 10 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Manoj holds a bachelor’s degree from Delhi University.
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Aileen Casanave

Aileen Casanave

Vice President, Head of Legal
Aileen Casanave manages SingleStore’s legal department, global legal and immigration matters, regulatory compliance, and the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts. Prior to SingleStore, Aileen has held senior legal positions at many Silicon Valley companies, including Jiff, Alation, TIBCO, Sun Microsystems and Lockheed Martin. She received her Bachelors from Vassar College and her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law.
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Rick Negrin

Rick Negrin

Vice President, Product Management
Rick Negrin oversees product strategy and management at SingleStore. Prior to SingleStore, he spent 12 years at Microsoft leading teams for SQL Server and Azure SQL Database. Rick holds a bachelor’s of science in computer engineering from the University of Washington.
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Robert Walzer

Robert Walzer

Vice President, Engineering
Robert Walzer manages the SingleStore engineering team worldwide. He previously served as a software engineer, software engineering manager, and director of engineering at SingleStore. Before SingleStore, Robert completed internships at GE Transportation, Qualcomm, and Intel, and was a teaching assistant at Carnegie Mellon University. Robert holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon.
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Board of Directors

Bruce Armstrong

Bruce Armstrong

Khosla Ventures
Bruce Armstrong is an operating partner at Khosla Ventures, where he focuses on big data and enterprise technology companies. Most recently, Bruce was the president and CEO of PivotLink, a leading provider of SaaS business intelligence applications, and held leadership positions at Kickfire, Sybase, Teradata , and AT&T. Bruce holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.
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Kevin Efrusy

Kevin Efrusy

Accel
Kevin Efrusy joined Accel in 2003 and focuses on software and consumer investments, including Facebook, Groupon, Couchbase, BBN Technologies, and others. He also leads the firm’s Latin America initiatives. Prior to Accel, Kevin founded Corio and served as the first CEO of IronPlanet. Kevin graduated with a bachelor’s in Engineering and an MBA from Stanford, where he currently serves on the Stanford GSB Management Board.
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Lonne Jaffe

Lonne Jaffe

Insight Partners
Lonne Jaffe is a managing director at Insight Partners, and joined the firm in 2017. He was previously the CEO of Insight portfolio company Syncsort (now part of Precisely), which he joined in 2013 after serving as the senior vice president for corporate strategy at CA Technologies. Prior to CA, Lonne spent over a decade at IBM, where he led a number of sizable software acquisitions and held various technology strategy and operating executive roles.
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Ted Kummert

Ted Kummert

Ted Kummert, SingleStore’s newest board member, is a partner at Madrona Venture Group. He oversaw engineering and business teams for Microsoft’s Application Platform, which included SQL Server and SQL Azure. Ted also recently led Products and Engineering at Apptio, where he drove product development of the company’s Technology Business Management software category. He has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.
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Tim Cabral

Tim Cabral

Veeva Systems
Tim Cabral had served as CFO of Veeva Systems from February of 2010 to September of 2020. As CFO, Tim helped the company grow from ~$10m in annual revenue to now well over $1bn. In addition,he was instrumental in the company’s very successful initial public offering in October of 2013 which raised over $300m in primary and secondary capital and has seen an increase of market capitalization since the offering of more than 10x. As CFO, Cabral was responsible for the Company’s Finance/Accounting function, Investor Relations, Employee Success and Legal teams. Together with the leaders from each of these functions, Tim helped to build out a global G&A organization from a handful of professionals to nearly 150, as Veeva has grown total employee count from 50 to nearly 4,000. In this role, he has ultimate responsibility of the Company’s financial reporting, investor facing interactions, and effectively articulating the Industry Cloud messaging to investors. Tim played a key strategic and operational role in five acquisitions, included one valued at $550m for an industry data analytics company that was headquartered in NYC. In all three cases, the post-acquisition integration was ahead of schedule and these acquisitions outperformed on the value created and targeted synergies. During the last nine+ years, Tim played a direct role in Veeva’s global growth. Starting in 2010, he helped the Company hire leaders and build a presence in Europe, China, Japan, Asia, and LATAM. Through working closely with local leaders, Cabral helped build out the Company’s 30+ subsidiaries, and the network of local advisors to support the headcount growth, which internationally went from zero to over 1,000 today. Prior to Veeva, Tim was a senior finance executive at PeopleSoft, running the Corporate FP&A organization as well as leading an Operational Finance team supporting the Product GM organizations. Tim worked closely with the Executive VP of Products and Technology to build out the GM structures, enabled reporting to help manage P&L responsibility for the GM’s and managed critical projects like QBR’s and product profitability. After leaving Peoplesoft, Cabral founded a cloud company, Agistics. Tim has had board experience in the past, joining the Apttus board in October of 2017 through the successful sale of the company to Thoma Bravo. He is currently on the board of ServiceTitan and Doximity and serves as the Audit Committee Chair. Tim graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance in 1989 and finished his Master’s in Business in 1995, both from Santa Clara University. This Fall, Cabral started to teach a MBA class at Santa Clara. He and his wife, Julia Cabral, have two adult children and live in San Ramon, California.
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