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ScyllaDB

We are the team behind Scylla, the open source drop-in replacement for Apache Cassandra and Amazon DynamoDB with lightning fast throughput and ultra-low latency.

The team behind Scylla designed and developed the KVM hypervisor, the default hypervisor in many cloud computing environments, including Google Compute Engine, Amazon Web Services, and OpenStack.

At ScyllaDB, we carefully apply low-level knowledge to our Big Data technology. Data structures are measured to not cross CPU cachelines, poll-mode drivers are used instead of interrupts, disk accesses are measured for write amplification, and caches need to be scan-resistant. We’re proud of our very own task scheduler and TCP/IP kernel bypass. We use bleeding-edge C++ language revision and compilers, and dream about commodity non-volatile random-access memory.

The ScyllaDB Team

Avi Kivity
CTO

Kivity, CTO of ScyllaDB, is known mostly for starting the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) project, the hypervisor underlying many production clouds. He has worked for Qumranet and Red Hat as KVM maintainer until December 2012. Avi is now CTO of ScyllaDB, a company that seeks to bring the same kind of innovation to the public cloud space.

 

Dor Laor
CEO

Dor Laor is the CEO of ScyllaDB. Previously, Dor was part of the founding team of the KVM hypervisor under Qumranet that was acquired by Red Hat. At Red Hat Dor was managing the KVM and Xen development for several years. Dor holds an MSc from the Technion and a Phd in snowboarding.

Randall Jackson
Randall Jackson Chief Revenue Officer
A growth leader with more than 20 years of experience in open source, NoSQL and enterprise go-to-market strategy, Randall previously served as VP of North America Enterprise Sales for MongoDB, where he drove Fortune 100 and federal sales teams. Prior to that, Jackson spent six years building MarkLogic’s Public Sector division from the ground up. He also led worldwide sales at Kong and Mapbox and directed GTM strategy for object storage startup SwiftStack (acquired by NVIDIA).

Shlomi Livne
VP of R&D

Shlomi Livne has 15 years of experience in software development of large scale systems. Previously he has led the research and development team at Convergin, which was acquired by Oracle. Shlomi holds a BA and MSc in Computer Science from the Technion-Machon Technologi Le’ Israel.

Tzach Livyatan
VP of Product

Tzach Livyatan has a B.A. and MSc in Computer Science (Technion, Summa Cum Laude), and has had a 15 year career in development, system engineering and product management. In the past he worked in the Telecom domain, focusing on carrier grade systems, signalling, policy and charging applications.

Danit Livne

Danit Livne
VP of Finance

Danit has over 20 years of operational and financial expertise in high-tech companies, startups, and early stage. Her expertise includes M&As, investor relations, early-stage investments, strategic planning & organizational leadership.

Prior to joining ScyllaDB, Danit has been a partner at Nextage and CFO a of top-tier venture-backed multinational technology companies.

Danit is a registered CPA (Isr.) and holds a BA. in Accounting and Economics from Haifa University and an LLM degree from Bar Ilan University.

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Rich Nigro
VP of Sales

Rich has 20+ years experience in sales and sales management, most recently leading the Enterprise and SMB teams at MySQL/Oracle. A self-professed sales nerd, he helps focus his teams’ efforts on delighting customers and prefers being in front of them with reps actively listening and coaching. When not thinking about sales, Rich pursues a variety of creative outlets such as cooking, writing and painting as well as enjoying the outdoors with his family and French Bulldog, Zorro.

Bob Dever

Bob Dever
VP Marketing

Bob has 20+ years of technology marketing experience, including leadership roles at Digital Domain, Perforce and AmberPoint. He loves talking with customers, analysts and media about tech trends and use cases. Away from work he can be found backpacking and skiing the Sierras with his family, though he spends most weekends working on home improvement projects.

Eyal Gutkind
VP of Solutions

Eyal Gutkind is a solution architect for Scylla. Prior to Scylla Eyal held product management roles at Mirantis and DataStax. Prior to DataStax Eyal spent 12 years with Mellanox Technologies in various engineering management and product marketing roles.Eyal holds a BSc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ben Gurion University, Israel and MBA from Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, North Carolina.

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Mor Aharon
Technical Recruiter

Mor is responsible for the recruitment processes for ScyllaDB’s local and global teams. She holds a BA in Psychology from Haifa University and brings experience recruiting for technical positions, employment consulting, customer service, and sales. Passionate about HR, Mor finds nothing more satisfying than helping a company grow and succeed. When Mor’s not working, she loves to travel, paint, listen to good music and to spend time with her family and friends.

Julia Angell
Senior Director of Marketing

Julia loves creating positive experiences for customers. She has spent the last 10 years leading a fast-paced team of high tech marketers. A results-driven player-coach, she’s also happy to roll up her sleeves to get the job done, whether it’s devising digital marketing programs, informative and relevant content, compelling events and webinars, engaging designs, or effective communications.

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Alberto Araujo
Support Engineer

Alberto Araujo joined ScyllaDB after an 18-year career at IBM and earlier at Schrack-Siemens, where he attended external customers and IBM Internal Accounts, holding positions in tech support, operations and team-leading. An adaptable and problem-solving professional, Alberto specializes in Middleware and service delivery, and has an MBA in Leadership & People Management from Universidade Anhanguera, and a Bachelors degree in computer science from Universidade Paulista in Brazil. A proud father of 3 daughters, his personal interests include voice-over work and motorcycles.

Takuya Asada
Software Developer

Takuya Asada is a system software developer interested in operating system development, especially high-speed networking and virtualization. In the past he worked on BSD based router firmware development, researched performance improvement of high-speed networking on Linux/FreeBSD, and developed L2 protocol of server-centric network on Linux kernel.

Rafael Avila de Espindola

Rafael Ávila de Espíndola
Software Engineer

Rafael is a software engineer currently working on Scylla and Seastar. Before joining ScyllaDB he was a developer of LLD and LLVM and even before that GCC.

Inna Belkin Bakalinsky

Inna Belkin Bakalinsky
Operations and Admin Manager

Inna is responsible for the administration and welfare aspects of all ScyllaDB employees around the world. With a BA in social studies and a master’s degree in nonprofit management, Inna has diverse administrative and financial experience in nonprofit organizations and knows a thing or two about patent applications. A strong believer in impacting social change through technology and art, Inna loves to make people laugh and enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family.

 

Shlomo Balalis

Shlomo Balalis
QA Engineer

Shlomo was recently released from the military, where he served as a Python programmer for monitoring and control of intelligence systems. You won’t catch him working without his headphones on, and in his free time, he enjoys gaming and animation shows.

 

Nadia Belkin

Nadia Belkind
Office Admin Manager

Nadia is responsible for office operations and administrative aspects of our U.S team. She holds an MA in Sociology of Education and is passionate about supporting work environments that thrive on interpersonal communication. Nadia loves working with large groups, where she sees it as her mission to help generate trust, mutual understanding, and positivity. She believes in the energizing power of breaking down new, complicated concepts into their component parts and putting them back together for easier understanding and application. She enjoys meeting new people, portrait photograph, hiking, and is a true food lover.

Michal Berman
Talent Acquisition Manager

Michal is responsible for the recruitment processes for ScyllaDB’s local and global teams as well as the employees welfare. With a BA in Behavioral Sciences and an MA in Organizational Consulting, Michal brings vast experience with leading recruitment processes, career consultancy, employer branding, developing leaders and empowering employees. In her free time, you can find Michal singing as part of a choir or running outside. But most of all she likes spending time with her family.

Kamil Braun

Kamil Braun
Software Engineer

Kamil is a software engineer working on Scylla. He’s passionate about distributed systems, functional programming and formal methods in software development. Kamil graduated from the University of Warsaw with BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics.

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Guy Carmin
Solution Architect

Guy Carmin has more than 20 years of experience as an open source user, advocate, and solution architect. Prior to joining Scylla, he was at Sqream, Cisco, and spent many years building the Solution Architect team at Red Hat Israel where he was Senior Platform and Cloud Solution Architect. Guy holds many Red Hat technical certifications and was an official RHCE instructor. In his spear time he love listening to music, practicing Capoeira, hiking, and trekking with my family and 2 dogs.

Raphael Carvalho
Software Developer

Raphael S. Carvalho is a computer programmer who loves open source, and especially kernel programming. He has worked on bringing new file system support as well as allowing multiple file systems to co-exist, so-called MultiFS support, for the open source project Syslinux. Needless to say, he has mostly been working on SSTable handling for ScyllaDB.

 

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Jon Clarke
Enterprise Account Manager

Jon has more than 25 years selling innovative software and technology, primarily in the data platform space. He particularly enjoys evangelizing disruptive technologies like ScyllaDB!
When he is not helping customers become successful, Jon enjoys travel, cooking, tennis, and time with family.

Peter Corless

Peter Corless
Technical Marketing Manager

Peter has a 29-year career in Silicon Valley that threads through stints at e2f, Aerospike, Cisco and Apple. He is passionate about technology, customer success, engendering community, and social media. In his off hours he enjoys playing 4X strategy games.

Roy Dahan
QA Manager

Roy has over of 10 years of experience testing large-scale distributed systems, with a focus on storage/data systems, and managing small to large teams responsible for all testing aspects using a highly automated approach.

Amihay Day

Amihay Day
Sr. Manager World Wide Support

With over 20 years of experience working with global organizations, Amihay brings significant technical support and customer service practice to ScyllaDB. Prior to joining, he was the EMEA support manager at Kaminario. His journey includes both venture-backed startups and global technology companies. Amihay has a Bachelors in business administration from Ruppin Academic Center and an MBA from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Botond Dénes
Software Developer

Botond is a software engineer who has worked in a range of roles from web-developer to backend developer in a range of industries from railway automation to finance. He loves programming and solving challenging problems with elegant code, open-source software, Linux, and C++. What he likes best about working here is that Scylla is made up of that entire list.

Piotr Dulikowski

Piotr Dulikowski
Software Engineer

Piotr got his Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Warsaw. Previously, he worked for a network company where he delivered features for SDN-related projects.

Pavel Emelyanov

Pavel Emelyanov
Software Engineer

Before joining ScyllaDB Pavel worked on virtualization systems. The most prominent results of this work include contribution of the containers technology to the Linux kernel and the founding of the checkpoint-restore project called CRIU.

Pekka Enberg
Software Developer

Pekka Enberg is a software engineer currently working on ScyllaDB. He has been a Linux kernel contributor for the past 10 years and has worked on various other open source projects. He has extensive background in UNIX kernels and the JVM.

Nick Fuentes

Nick Fortes
Customer Account Executive

Nick is a San Francisco Bay Area native who has spent his career finding solutions to complex problems in many fields including tech, health care, real estate, and advertising. He joined the ScyllaDB team after stints with Autodesk and Sumo Logic. In his spare time, Nick loves to golf, brew beer, cook, cycle, and race on his driving simulator.

Israel Fruchter

Israel Fruchter
Software Developer

Israel spent the last 13 years building and testing video entertainment software for leading broadcasting companies around the world. He swears by Python code and follows the Python community. He spends his free time watching science fiction TV shows.

Moreno Garcia
Solution Architect

Moreno Garcia is a problem solver by talent and trade. He has worked in IT for 15 years, the last five as a solution architect. An open source software enthusiast, Moreno loves applying new technology to solve old problems, and hates acronyms with a passion.

Fabio Gelcer

Fabio Gelcer
QA Automation Engineer

Fabio has been working as a QA and Automation Engineer for almost 10 years in the storage space, most recently at Excelero, a software-based hyper-converged storage system based on NVMe and Infiniband. He is excited to be at an open source company, loves technology and finding solutions to problems, and believes that new technologies can solve old problems.

Yaron Gilor

Yaron Gilor
QA Developer

Yaron has many years of experience in quality assurance in the storage industry, particularly enjoying being a part of the contribution of automation testing to product maturity. Before ScyllaDB, he worked at Dell EMC ScaleIO as an automation test developer.

Tomasz Grabiec
Distinguished Engineer

Tomasz Grabiec is a software engineer currently working on ScyllaDB and Seastar. Prior to that, he worked on the OSv unikernel. Before joining ScyllaDB he worked on systems built in Java technology for UBS IB and Sabre Holdings. He was a contributor to the Jato JVM project.

Piotr Grabowski

Piotr Grabowski
Software Engineer

From a young age, Piotr participated in many competitive programming contests. Always striving to stay on top of the latest business and tech news, he never finishing a day without checking his RSS reader! Piotr holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Warsaw and is now pursuing an MSc.

Maheedhar Gunturu

Maheedhar Gunturu
Solutions Architect

Prior to ScyllaDB, Maheedhar held senior roles both in engineering and sales organizations. He has over a decade of experience designing & developing server-side applications in the cloud and working on big data and ETL frameworks in companies such as Samsung, MapR, Apple, VoltDB, Zscaler and Qualcomm. He holds a masters in Electrical and computer engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Benny Halevy

Benny Halevy
R&D Group Manager

Benny Halevy leads the storage software development team at ScyllaDB. Benny has been working on operating systems and distributed file systems for over 20 years. Most recently, Benny led software development for GSI Technology, providing a hardware/software solution for deep learning and similarity search using in-memory computing technology. Previously, Benny co-founded Tonian (later acquired by Primary Data) and led it as CTO, developing a distributed file server based on the pNFS protocol delivering highly scalable performance and dynamic, out-of-band data placement control. Before Tonian, Benny was the lead architect in Panasas of the pNFS protocol.

Chris Hall

Chris Hall
User Success Manager

Chris spent the first 15 years of his professional career at AT&T working with the National Business team and AT&T University. He moved from New Jersey to California in 2012 and spends his personal time exploring the world with family, playing basketball or searching for a great slice of pizza!

Nadav Har’El
Distinguished Engineer

Nadav Har’El has had a diverse 20-year career in computer programming and computer science. In the past he worked on scientific computing, networking software, and information retrieval, but in recent years his focus has been on virtualization and operating systems, and among other things he has worked on nested virtualization and exit-less I/O in KVM, and today he maintains the OSv kernel and also works on Seastar and ScyllaDB.

Noam Hasson
Software Developer

Noam Hasson has over 15 years of experience in software development, starting with web development and moving into big data six years ago. After 6 years of working with Cassandra, he is excited to join the team that develops Scylla.

Asias He
Software Developer

Asias He is a software developer with over 10 years of experience in programming. In the past, he worked on Debian Project, Solaris Kernel, KVM Virtualization for Linux, OSv unikernel. He now works on Seastar and ScyllaDB.

Amnon Heiman
Software Developer

Amnon has 15 years of experience in software development of large scale systems. Previously he worked at Convergin, which was acquired by Oracle. Amnon holds a BA and MSc in Computer Science from the Technion-Machon Technologi Le’ Israel and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.

Kevin Hubbert
Corporate Account Executive

Kevin loves helping his customers win. He has been responsible for growing both Enterprise and Community awareness with such companies as DataStax, Aerospike, GridGain and now ScyllaDB. He is a life long California coastal resident, living in Pacifica with his family.

Pablo Idiaquez
Support Engineer

Pablo is a systems engineer with 15 years of experience in IT, working as a production support engineer for both internal and external customers for companies ranging from banks to software/cloud vendors. He enjoys working on challenging projects and is passionate about helping customers chose Scylla because it’s a game-changing NoSQL solution.

Avishai Ish-Shalom

Avishai Ish-Shalom
Developer Advocate

“In a world where anything has an API, everything is a software problem.” This insight has guided Avishai Ish-Shalom throughout his diverse career working on improving the complex socio-technical systems that create an operate modern software and promoting the use of Mathematics in system design and operations. Spending 15 years in various software fields and capacities, Avishai served as Engineer in Residence in Aleph VC and engineering manager at Wix.com, co-founded Fewbytes, and consulted with many other companies on software operations, reliability, design and culture.

Aleksandar Janković

Aleksandar Janković
Software Engineer

Aleksandar has had a 10-year career in software development and systems engineering. Prior to joining ScyllaDB, he worked in international shipping, telecom, bioinformatics, and Salesforce domains. He’s a Go enthusiast with special interest in concurrent systems, static analysis, and testing practices. At ScyllaDB he is working on software for administration and automation of Scylla database clusters.

Piotr Jastrzebski

Piotr Jastrzebski
Software Developer

Piotr is a software engineer with over 15 years of experience in programming. Previously he worked for a hedge fund called Two Sigma on alpha/system models execution infrastructure and for Google on Android Java Runtime and Google Search on Android. Piotr holds a MSc in Computer Science from the University of Warsaw.

Rafał Jęczalik

Rafał Jęczalik
Software Developer

Rafal is a software developer with a background in systems programming and cloud operations. As a contributor and a maintainer of open source projects, he has helped build a license server and a license monitor, a video transcoding platform, a FUSE filesystem and a cloud orchestration service.

Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson
EMEA Enterprise Sales

Dave loves working in start-up environments. Having been enthusiastically evangelizing start-up companies and their technology for the past 15 years, Dave is now excited to be helping ScyllaDB and our customers win. When Dave is not promoting Scylla adoption, he can be found enjoying time with his family, out running or cycling, reading a good book by the fire or just spending time relaxing with friends.

Yaron Kaikov

Yaron Kaikov
Release Engineer

Yaron has 9 years of experience in DevOps and Linux administration. Before joining ScyllaDB, he worked at GSI Technology as Devops tech lead. In his free time, Yaron enjoys running and swimming.

Amos Kong
Software Developer

Amos Kong is a software engineer who has contributed to Linux kernel, KVM virtualization, and the Autotest framework. He likes the free, open and sharing spirit in communities, and now joins in ScyllaDB to build the best database.

Dmitry Kropachev

Dmitry Kropachev
QA Engineer

With over eight years of QA experience at F5 Network, Dmitry is passionate about making things perfect. He loves to implement and test new ideas, practices, and being on top of tech trends. After work he is plays football (soccer), Jiu Jitsu and Judo, and spends most weekends with family.

Adam Leskovjan

Adam Leskovjan
DevOps Engineer

Adam is a DevOps engineer and takes care of our Scylla Cloud customers. Before ScyllaDB he worked for several years as a SysAdmin at IBM (AIX,Rhel), then did DevOps (cloud, on-premise) mostly on open source technologies for a travel industry company. He has been a happy Gentoo user for 10 years.

Ľuboš Koščo

Ľuboš Koščo
Field Engineer

Ľuboš works with the ScyllaDB field engineering team helping customers succeed and with the engineering department on upcoming Scylla features and bug fixes. Previously he worked in AdTech on big data and real-time processing (Hadoop, HBase, Spark, debugging and monitoring tools), also with cloud monitoring, virtualization and data center management tools in Oracle (Exalogic, Xen) and Sun Microsystems (Solaris, Sparc virtualization, jumpstart). He is also one of the leaders of {OpenGrok, the source code search engine.

Bentsi Magidovich
Software Engineer

Bentsi is a Software Engineer with a wide range of experience in Software Engineering, QA automation, DevOps and Agile Scrum methodology. Previously he worked at Weka.IO, the distributed file system startup as a QA SW developer and is a big fan of Open Source and Python. He studied Computer Science at HIT (Holon Institute of Technology) and holds B.Sc. degree.

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Merav Malec
Senior Bookkeeper

Merav joined the Scylla team with over 30 years of bookkeeping and payroll experience, most recently at Elastifile, a company acquired by Google. When not keeping the books at Scylla, Merav studies “Trilotherapy” – the balance between emotion and mind, and enjoys baking & cooking, playing sports and walking in nature.

Marcin Maliszkiewicz
Software Engineer

Marcin is a software engineer with a passion for complex projects. He gained experience working on a web browser engine, microservice backends for finance, and a blockchain startup. He is driven by the idea that distributed systems are making the world a better place.

Carlos Martín Sánchez

Carlos Martín Sánchez
Software Developer

Carlos is a software developer with experience in frontend and backend technologies. Previously he worked as a core contributor of OpenNebula, an open source IaaS cloud orchestrator and later joined a startup developing tools for source code analysis. He holds an MSc in Computer Science from the Complutense University of Madrid.

Michal Matczuk
Software Engineer

Michal is a software engineer working on Scylla management. He’s a Go enthusiast and contributor to many open source projects. He has a background in network programming. Prior joining ScyllaDB he worked with StratoScale and NTT.

Greg Matza
Enterprise Account Executive

In the few hours a day when Greg Matza is not advocating for Scylla adoption, you can probably find him either writing a cookbook or enjoying a nap – while dreaming of either Scylla or cookbooks. Greg has been selling various software and services around Silicon Valley for over 15 years, and looks forward to working with you on your next use case.

 

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Gloria Mauro
Sales Development Representative

Early in life Gloria found that she has an innate ability to connect with people, so sales was a natural fit. Working in several industries before finding tech, Gloria finds being an SDR allows her to do what she loves best – helping prospective customers and being part of a team. When not at work she enjoys cooking, traveling, the arts, sports (go 49ers!) and shopping.

Erez Mazor

Erez Mazor
Software Engineer

Erez has been a software engineer for the past 20 years and an engineering manager of high-performing, large scale infrastructures for the past decade. Formerly he built the Platform/Infrastructure engineering teams for hyper growth companies such as AppsFlyer and Outbrain. He’s fascinated with distributed systems, extremely large datasets and loves building and managing engineering teams.

Dejan Mircevski

Dejan Mircevski
Software Developer

Dejan is a veteran of several successful startups, including Endeca, where he helped develop the first commercially dominant faceted-search engine. He also worked at Google on ads infrastructure and Android graphics. After leaving Google, Dejan created the RamFuzz open-source project for automatic randomization of unit tests. His experience in optimizing compilers, search engines, and large-scale infrastructure comes in handy when working on Scylla’s high-performance NoSQL database.

Nikki Morton

Nikki Morton
Enterprise Account Executive

Nikki has more than 20 years’ experience in sales and contributing sales leadership positions for technology/software companies. She spent the majority of her career in the MySQL services space having spent several years in senior sales and leadership roles at MySQL and Percona. When Nikki is not obsessively evangelizing open source databases, she can be found showjumping horses, hiking, reading and socializing with friends and family.

Gleb Natapov
Distinguished Engineer

Gleb Natapov is a long-time open source developer who previously worked on the open source routing suite “Zebra”, the OpenMPI HPC library, KVM hypervisor for Linux, the OSv unikernel, and now ScyllaDB.

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Evgeniy Naydanov
Software Engineer

Evgeniy has many years of experience working as a Test Engineer/Software Engineer in Test. Previously he worked at F5 Networks, where he gained experience in almost all aspects of manual and automated testing of network applications, especially in virtualized environments, using both hosted hypervisors and public clouds. He is happy to join the Scylla family to build the best testing tools for the best database.

Karin Nidam
Director of Operations

Karin is responsible for both the Israeli head office and the US subsidiary for legal, tax and financial matters. With a degree in management and communication, Karin has managed various projects in her career, including serving as CEO of the Israel Equestrian Federation. She was the first ever that organizer and producer of the Equestrian disciplines events during the “Maccabiah” Games in 2013. In her free time, Karin enjoys horse-riding, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Laura Novich
Technical Writer Manager

Laura has 15 years of documentation experience for start-ups and fortune 500 companies alike. Before joining ScyllaDB, Laura was a technical writer at Verint Systems and Red Hat where she documented for the KVM and Fedora projects. She is passionate about open source projects, innovation, and special needs children. Laura has presented at technical writing conferences, contributed to the Open Source magazine, and is currently writing her first book.

Konstantin Osipov

Konstantin Osipov
Software Team Leader

Kostja is a well-known expert in the DBMS world, spending most of his career developing open-source DBMS including Tarantool and MySQL. At ScyllaDB his focus is transaction support and synchronous replication.

Jai Pattathil

Jai Pattathil
Director of Demand Generation

Jai is a user-centric marketer driving multiple marketing initiatives at ScyllaDB for lead generation as well as driving growth via inbound marketing, content creation, and digital events. She has 10+ years of experience across technology, media & communications serving both enterprises as well as startups.

Sara Petersen

Sara Petersen
Sales Development Representative

Sara is a Native Californian and has spent most of her life in the Bay Area. She has an extensive retail background graduating from FIDM with a degree in Merchandise Marketing. Most recently, she spent three years helping develop Peloton’s name in the South Bay. In her spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, and watching sports.

Ivan Prisyazhnyy

Ivan Prisyazhnyy
Software Engineer

Ivan is a software engineer interested in distributed systems, open-source and databases. He came from the background of web projects and infrastructure systems to help Scylla make its way to the cloud.

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Kortney Runyan
Senior Marketing Events Manager

Kortney has over a decade of experience producing and leading global events in the high-tech industry. She started her career producing the Percona Live MySQL Conference series and later moved on to help develop the In-Memory Computing Summits. Kortney is no stranger to tech tradeshows and can often be found at the company booth ready to engage in conversation. Kortney spends her free time hanging out with her family and friends and always has her Australian Shepherd tagging along for the fun. She loves staying active and has a passion for sports and tailgating.

Ivo Rusich

Ivo Rusich
Enterprise Account Executive

Ivo has over 20 years of experience in sales in software and hardware engineering. When this Southern California native is not helping his customers solve some of their most challenging problems, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, fishing and traveling.

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Alejo Sanchez
Software Engineer

Alejo has developed custom online analytics engines for very large mobile and banking datasets, and he also likes to help open source projects. In his spare time, he recently joined a triathlon club.

Tomer Sandler
Customer Success Manager

Tomer Sandler joined ScyllaDB as a solution architect after a 12 year career in SW Quality Engineering, mostly in storage and telecom lawful interception domains. Prior to ScyllaDB, Tomer held various QA management roles at Dell EMC, leading a group of QA engineers and information developers for ScaleIO storage, and at VERINT, as Senior QA engineer working with U.S. and Spanish Law Enforcement Agencies customers engagement experience. In his free time he enjoys hiking, playing the saxophone, spending time with his family and last but not least engaging in OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) research.

Piotr Sarna
Software Engineer

Piotr is a software engineer very keen on open-source projects and C++. He previously developed an open-source distributed file system (LizardFS) and had a brief adventure with Linux kernel during an apprenticeship at Samsung Electronics. Piotr graduated from University of Warsaw with MSc in Computer Science.

 

Scylla
Sea Monster

With millennia of experience in the development of monstrously scaly, er, scalable systems, responsible for luring new users and scaring off the competition. Previously worked in creating navigation hazards off the coast of Calabria.

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Hagit Segev
Release Manager

Hagit has 18 years of experience in software configuration/build management. Previously she worked at Sanctum, which was acquired by Watchfire and later on by IBM, and at Barclays Bank RnD center in Israel. Hagit holds a BA in Computer Science and management from the Open University of Israel. In her free time Hagit enjoys playing the drums, reading, making hand crafts, and traveling with her family in Israel and abroad.

 

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Guy Shtub
Training Product Lead

Guy is experienced in creating products that people love. Previously he co-founded two start-ups. Outside of the office, you can find him climbing, juggling and generally getting off the beaten path. Guy holds a B.SC. degree in Software Engineering from Ben Gurion University.

Eliran Sinvani

Eliran Sinvani
Software Team Leader

Eliran has 6 years of experience developing real-time and Linux-based embedded systems. He started at Marvell as an L1 comm stack engineer and most recently was a low-level infrastructure team leader at Airspan where he was involved in the hardware and software planning and execution of the second generation of Sprint MagicBox. Eliran has a BSc in electronics and computer engineering. In his spare time, he creates simulations and games for VR systems and tinkers with open-source embedded projects such as Arduino, NodeMCU, and others.

Pavel Solodovnikov

Pavel Solodovnikov
Software Engineer

Pavel is a software engineer with over 7 years of experience in software development. Previously he worked in a variety of roles ranging from large-scale server-side systems development to mobile development (iOS and Android using Java and Swift languages alongside with C++ for bridging shared code). He was also a contributor to the CMake project.

Juliusz Stasiewicz

Juliusz Stasiewicz
Software Engineer

A physicist and chemist by training, Juliusz spent his entire career writing C++ code, first at academia, then at companies such as Samsung or Gemius. He is interested in numerics, signal processing and HPC. Whenever he’s not at work, you’ll find him cultivating morels, culturing dinoflagellates or pursuing some other weird idea.

Ellen Trieu
Marketing Operations Manager

Ellen has spent the last 8 years working with marketing and sales teams on marketing automation, analytics, digital marketing, and sales and marketing alignment. In her free time she enjoys traveling, gardening, and martial arts.

Larisa Ustalov
Automation Engineer

Larisa has more than 15 years of experience in the development of test automation frameworks and various tools. Previously she worked in storage and virtualization projects at Red Hat and EMC. Larisa believes there is a big future for NoSQL databases!

Omri Vardi

Omri Vardi
Software Engineer

Omri is a software engineer with over 7 years of experience in software development. Before joining ScyllaDB, he developed various systems from near real-time to reporting and analysis for the Israeli Air Force. He holds a BSc in computer science.

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Emmanuel Villasenor
Sales Development Representative

Emmanuel, a digital native from the San Francisco Bay Area, studied Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His time at Hazelcast: In-Memory Data Grid, gives him insight on the pros and cons of choosing between a new database or in-memory solution for all kinds of applications. Outside of work, Emmanuel loves to broaden his experience and try new activities, as well as hike and attend sports events.

Calle Wilund
Software Developer

Co-founder of Appeal Virtual Machines and one of the principal architects behind the JRockit JVM, Calle Wilund has an extensive background in software development, specializing in virtual machines, compiler technologies and high performance computing as well as systems manageability.

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Lance Wyatt
Sales Development Representative

Lance is a northern California native who loves competition. He has an extensive sales background spanning several different industries including Automotive, Retail and Beverage. When not working you can usually find him playing in a poker tournament or somewhere on the golf course looking for his ball. He’s rarely seen in public without his trusty companion “Bogey,” the chocolate lab.

Yulia Yakovlev
QA Engineer

Yulia’s experience involves testing of ETL processes, DB performance and storage products. She enjoys searching and identifying problems, investigating the causes, and understanding the source. A big fan of python programming, Yulia believes that automation of testing improves and speeds up the test process.
Dan Yasny

Dan Yasny
Head of Support

Before ScyllaDB, Dan worked in various roles such as sysadmin, quality engineering, product management, tech support, integration and DevOps around mainly open source technology, at companies such as Red Hat and Dell.

Orit Zeltzer-Niv
HR & Recruitment Manager

Orit has over 10 years of experience in managing recruitment processes for technical positions. With a BA in Sociology & Gender studies and an MA in communication, Orit has managed a recruitment team and is experienced in recruitment processes in a variety of fields. In her free time, Orit enjoys playing sports and spending time with her family.

Maciej Zimnoch

Maciej Zimnoch
Software Engineer

Maciej is a Go and C++ enthusiast. He is a software engineer working on Scylla management tools. Previously he worked in network companies where he delivered multiple features to SDN solutions and LTE networks.

Vladislav Zolotarov
Director of Field Engineering

Vlad specializes in networking, mostly L2. He has worked at on projects for Mellanox, the bnx2x Linux device driver for Broadcom, and on the ScaleMP Virtual Device System for network interfaces. Vlad studied at the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) and holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science.

Benny Schnaider
Chairman

Benny Schnaider is a high-tech serial entrepreneur. Benny was the CEO and co-founder of Qumranet (KVM) acquired by Red Hat, the CEO and founder of PentaCom Ltd. (network product provider) acquired by Cisco, and the co-founder and board member of P-Cube (developer of IP service control platforms) acquired by Cisco. Recently he co-founded Ravello systems and serves as its president and board chairman.

Benny also invests and serves as a board member in several start-ups. Traffix Systems (acquired by F5 in 2012) and B-Hive (acquired by VMware in 2008), OptiCul Diagnostics and Colabo. Benny has held senior management, engineering and strategic roles at many Silicon-Valley based companies including Cisco Systems, Amdahl/Fujitsu, Hitachi, IDT, Sun Microsystems and 3Com. Benny holds a Masters degree in Engineering Management from Santa Clara University, and a BSc in Computer Engineering from the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology).

Ariel Maislos
Co-Founder & President of Anobit Technologies

Ariel Maislos is the Co – Founder and President of Anobit Technologies. Prior to Co – Founding Anobit, Mr. Maislos was Co – Founder and President of Passave, which was acquired by PMC Sierra (NASDAQ:PMCS) in 2006. He has filed numerous patents in the fields of signal processing and digital communications, and was an editor of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard.

Amit Karp
VP at Bessemer Venture Partners

Amit Karp, a vice president in BVP Israel’s Herzliya office, joined the firm in 2012. He focuses on investments in the software, mobile and digital media sectors and has been closely involved in Bessemer’s investments in Thinking Phone Networks. He is also actively involved in BVP’s investments in Apperian, Vasona Networks, Syncsort and Perimeter E-Security.

Previously, Amit was a senior associate in McKinsey & Company, advising companies on projects related to IT strategy and Telecom. Amit blogs at amitkarp.com

Adam Fisher
A partner at Bessemer Venture Partners

Adam Fisher is a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, where he manages the firm’s Herzliya office focused on investments in Israel and Europe. He joined BVP in 2007 after 9 years with Jerusalem Venture Partners, where he was partner in their New York, Jerusalem and Beijing offices. Adam covers several areas of investment at BVP, including consumer Internet, enterprise SaaS and data center infrastructure, and disruptive technology companies in storage and wireless.

Avi Kivity
CTO of ScyllaDB

Avi Kivity, CTO of ScyllaDB, is known mostly for starting the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) project, the hypervisor underlying many production clouds. He has worked for Qumranet and Red Hat as KVM maintainer until December 2012. Avi is now CTO of ScyllaDB, a company that seeks to bring the same kind of innovation to the public cloud space.

Dor Laor
CEO of ScyllaDB

Dor Laor is the CEO of ScyllaDB. Previously, Dor was part of the founding team of the KVM hypervisor under Qumranet that was acquired by Red Hat. At Red Hat Dor was managing the KVM and Xen development for several years.Dor holds an MSc from the Technion and a Phd in snowboarding.

Davor Hebel

Davor Hebel
Managing Partner Eight Roads Ventures

Davor leads the Ventures team in Europe and joined Fidelity Growth Partners (now Eight Roads Ventures) in 2005. He is on the board of Made.com, Notonthehighstreet.com, Packlink and More2. His past investments include Innogames (MTG), Treatwell (Recruit) and Seatwave (Ticketmaster). Earlier in his career, Davor spent several years at McKinsey and Company, where he advised companies on issues of strategy and technology. He was also an entrepreneur in his native Croatia. Davor holds a tech degree from ASU, an MISM from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Yahal Zilka
Co-Founder of Magma Venture Partners

Yahal is the co-founder of Magma Venture Partners. Magma is positioned as the leading Venture Capital Fund in Israel, with numerous success stories that Yahal has led.

Prior to Magma, Yahal served as the CFO of VocalTec Communications from 1995 to 1999, where he was part of the team that pioneered VoIP. Yahal led the company from seed to its public offering on Nasdaq (NASDAQ:CALL).

Yahal is very active with the business development and financing-related activities of the companies that he works with. Yahal led and was on the boards of Waze (acquired by Google), Onavo (acquired by Facebook), Argus (acquired by Continental), DesignArt Networks (acquired by Qualcomm), Phonetic Systems (acquired by Nuance) and Adience (acquired by Teddy Sagi Group). Yahal currently serves as a director on the boards of Valens, Applitools, Iguaz.io, Hola, Scylla DB, Gloat and Magisto, among others. He is also an investor in leading companies such as Vayyar, Fundbox, MeMed and Replay (acquired by Intel).

For the past several years, Yahal has been very involved in the automotive and mobility ecosystem, building strong relationships and focusing on the automotive industry as a major investment opportunity. As a part of Magma, Yahal has invested in seven companies focused on the automotive space and autonomous driving enabling technologies, including Waze, Autotalks, Valens, Innoviz, Argus, Iguazio and JpU.

Merav Weinryb
Head of Qualcomm Ventures Israel at Qualcomm Ventures

Merav is the Head of Qualcomm Ventures in Israel. Merav serves as a Board Member/Observer in Weka.io, Stratoscale, Magisto, Mantis Vision, Medisafe, ScyllaDB, Splacer, TabTale, Tapingo and Zeek. Merav was also a Board Observer at Panoramic Power, which was acquired by Direct Energy, and Corrigon, which was acquired by eBay.

Merav has more than 15 years of high-tech and venture capital experience. Prior to joining Qualcomm Ventures, she was a Director at Intel Capital, and before that a principal at Pitango Venture Capital. During these years, Merav led and was involved in several investments including, Convergin (acquired by Oracle), Boxee (acquired by Samsung), LiveU, ToTango, Kaminario, Forescout and more. Merav holds a B.Sc. in Information Systems Engineering (cum laude) from the Technion, and an MBA from INSEAD, France.

Merav is also the founder and is on the steering committee of the Women Founder Forum, an organization that encourages and supports female tech entrepreneurs.

Amir Fridman
Director, Corporate Development and Capital Investments at Western Digital Corporation

Mr. Amir Fridman serves as Director of Western Digital Corporate Business Development and Capital investment in Israel and Europe. Previously, Mr. Fridman served as Director of Corporate Business Development at SanDisk Ventures. In addition, Mr. Fridman has served as SanDisk Director of OEM Strategic Marketing. Before joining SanDisk, he was Director of Strategic Marketing and Product Management at M-Systems Mobile BU.

Mr. Fridman earned his MBA from Tel Aviv University and Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Bar Ilan University

Shahar Tzafrir
Managing Partner at TLV Partners

Before joining TLV Partners, Shahar was a general Partner at Magma Venture Partners, in funds III and IV. Shahar led the Investments and Sat on the boards of AIdoc, Guesty, ScyllaDB, Tonkean, Coretigo, WireX and Real. In addition, he led the investments in Argus (acquired by Continental), Applitools, Syte, CloudEndure and Ubeya.

Shahar is a 3X startup founder veteran (1997 – 2011): Federation, acquired by Cordys; Oblicore, acquired by CA; and DigitalFuel, acquired by VMWare.

He is a graduate of the IDF Mamram computer division and holds unit, division and signal & communication corps annual distinction awards. A strong chess player, Shahar has expertise in Advanced Chess – a combination of AI and human play.

Founded in New York in 1911, BVP has funded over 100 start-ups that went on to become independent public companies, among them Skype, Hotjobs, Yelp, Versant (now Symantec), and Staples. From offices in New York, Silicon Valley, Boston, Mumbai and Herzliya, BVP today manages more than US$2 billion of venture capital, invested in more than 130 start-ups around the world.

Innovation Endeavors empowers the best and brightest to connect and launch game-changing ventures. Founded in 2010 by Dror Berman and funded by Eric Schmidt, Innovation has backed over 100 entrepreneurs and more than 46 early stage companies. With its open space office in Palo Alto, Innovation Endeavors is changing the way venture capital firms and entrepreneurs interact, embracing fun, accessible, and design-driven entrepreneurship.

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Eight Roads Ventures is a global proprietary investment firm backed by Fidelity. For nearly fifty years they’ve been using their global scale, expertise and market reach to build bold and disruptive businesses. https://eightroads.com

As the Venture Capital investment group of Qualcomm, the world leader in next-generation mobile technologies, Qualcomm Ventures has been making investments in early-stage technology companies since 2000. Qualcomm Ventures seeks to make strategic investments in high-technology companies that have the potential to dramatically transform our world. For more information please visit www.qualcommventures.com.

Western Digital Capital is the investment arm of Western Digital Corp., a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its companies design and manufacture storage devices and home entertainment products under the WD, SanDisk, HGST and G-Technology brands. Western Digital Capital partners with innovative startups that improve how data is generated, saved, managed, and consumed. We provide the capital, expertise, and connections required to scale the organizations of tomorrow. For more information, please visit our the Western Digital website.

Wing is a purpose-built venture capital firm founded by 2 industry veterans with a different view of what it takes to build enduring companies. Our sole focus is the transformation of Business Technology by the Cloud, Mobility and Data. We commit to our companies in their early stages, but engage for the long term. Our body of work spans two decades and dozens of companies, 16 of which have executed successful IPO’s and achieved market caps in excess of $1 billion. Recent examples of our work include FireEye, Mobile Iron, Nimble Storage, Opower and Ruckus Wireless. Helping build companies like these is our singular purpose at Wing.

Magma is a leading venture capital firm founded in 1999 with over $500 million under management. Magma specializes in investments in early stage companies developing innovative technologies in sectors such as Software/Platform/ Infrastructure as a service (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), data storage, cyber security, internet, mobile, cloud and new media. Magma focuses on Israeli-related opportunities and helps to build companies that target global markets and create industry leading success stories. Notable exits include: Waze (acquired by Google), Onavo (acquired by Facebook), Provigent (acquired by Broadcom), Wintegra (acquired by PMC-Sierra), DesignArt (acquired by Qualcomm) and others. For more information, please visit www.magmavc.com.

TLV Partners is an early stage VC with $270M under management. TLV Partners is about pursuing our dream to build the best home for Israeli entrepreneurs. We invest in early stage startups and help them grow, excel in and lead new markets.

Our core belief is that entrepreneurs – not VCs – build great companies. Our Job is to empower you.

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Vertex Ventures is a global network of funds, comprised of affiliates in the US, Israel, China, Southeast Asia and India. This is a unique platform our portfolio companies realize by leveraging the combined experience and resources of our global partners. https://www.vertexventures.com

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