Leadership

Prakash Nanduri : Co-Founder and CEO
Prakash Nanduri Co-Founder and CEO
A seasoned entrepreneur and enterprise software visionary with over 20 years experience in both start-up and large companies. He was the Co-Founder and VP of Velosel Corporation (acquired by TIBCO, 2005), a pioneer of the Master Data Management (MDM) space. At Velosel, he drove the strategy and growth of the company, securing over $40 Million in venture capital financing, recruiting a senior management team, and serving on the Board of Directors. Prakash led the post-merger integration effort at TIBCO, then spent three years at SAP as the Head of Product and Technology Strategy within the Office of the CEO. At SAP, he was responsible for key strategic initiatives including the SAP Big Data (Hana) business strategy.
Dave Brewster : Co-Founder and CTO
Dave Brewster Co-Founder and CTO
A serial entrepreneur and seasoned enterprise software technology leader with more than 20 years experience in successfully architecting and delivering scalable technology platforms. He was one of the lead platform development engineers at NetDynamics (acquired by Sun, 1998), a pioneer in the Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) application server market. Dave then served as Chief Architect at Cascade Works (acquired by Elance), a leading services procurement application provider. Dave also was Chief Architect and Head of Platform development at Guidewire (IPO, January 2012), where he was responsible for architecting and building the Guidewire platform. He led a team of 40 developers delivering four major core enterprise applications to over 100 customers all running on a single, highly scalable, and extensible platform.
Chris Maddox : Co-Founder and VP, Business Development
Chris Maddox Co-Founder and VP, Business Development
An accomplished sales and business development executive with 20 years of sales, business development, strategy, marketing, and operations experience in the enterprise software industry. Chris was a member of the founding sales team at Guidewire Software (IPO, January 2012) where he helped grow the company from zero to over 100 customers, drove their expansion internationally, and secured key enterprise customers such as AXA, RBS, Suncorp, and Zurich. Prior to Guidewire, Chris led sales, business development, and channel operations for Enterworks helping it become a leader in MDM and multichannel marketing. More recently, Chris developed the sales and strategic partnerships organization for SupportSpace, a white labeled enterprise cloud-based, SaaS platform delivering on-demand remote technology support solutions.
Nenshad Bardoliwalla : Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer
Nenshad Bardoliwalla Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer
An executive and thought leader with a proven track record of success leading product strategy, product management, and development in business analytics. Bardoliwalla co-founded Tidemark Systems, Inc. where he drove the market, product, and technology efforts for their next-generation analytic applications built for the cloud. He formerly served as VP for product management, product development, and technology at SAP where he helped to craft the business analytics vision, strategy, and roadmap leading to the acquisitions of Pilot Software, OutlookSoft, and Business Objects. Prior to SAP, he helped launch Hyperion System 9 while at Hyperion Solutions. Nenshad began his career at Siebel Systems working on Siebel Analytics. Nenshad is also the lead author of Driven to Perform: Risk-Aware Performance Management From Strategy Through Execution.
Shankar Ganapathy : Chief Revenue Officer
Shankar Ganapathy Chief Revenue Officer
Shankar is Paxata's Chief Revenue Officer and is responsible for driving the company's long-term profitable revenue generation strategies. He leads all field, sales operations, and go-to-market teams at Paxata. Prior to Paxata, Shankar was with MicroStrategy where, as an early employee, he was integral to building out a highly effective go-to-market organization. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President in charge of the company’s Asia-Pacific and Japan operations and was instrumental in driving significant scale and growth in that business. Prior to that, Shankar developed and grew MicroStrategy’s Channels business globally and also held leadership positions in the company’s Professional Services business. Shankar was educated at the Indian Institute of Technology (Roorkee), MIT and Yale University. He holds an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering, multiple graduate degrees (MS, MPhil and PhD) and has completed Post-Doctoral studies in Engineering and Applied Science.
John Botros : Chief Financial Officer
John Botros Chief Financial Officer
John Botros has worked extensively with high-growth Enterprise SaaS startups focusing on scaling companies for growth, both operationally and financially. In his position as the head of finance at Paxata, John is focused on scaling Paxata and positioning the company for strategic growth, while aligning all departments on key financial objectives. He brings with him extensive experience in financial modeling, compliance, and investor relations. Previously, was head of finance at Demandbase where he led the acquisition of two private companies, and raised multiple rounds of debt and equity from high profile investors. John holds an MBA from San Jose State University and a B.S. in Biopsychology from UC Santa Barbara.
Rik Tamm-Daniels : VP Technology and Partnerships
Rik Tamm-Daniels VP Technology and Partnerships
Rik Tamm-Daniels is the Vice President of Technology and Partnerships at Paxata driving Paxata's partner program and partner ecosystem including Technology, Reseller, Referral and OEM partners. Prior to Paxata, Rik was Co-founder and Vice President of Technology at Attivio, where he was responsible for alignment with strategic partners and developing and promoting Attivio technology ecosystem vision. Rik is a frequent speaker at industry events and is the author of The Key to Smart Big Data: Know Thy Technology. Rik received his BS and MS Computer Systems Engineering at Boston University.