Emil Eifrem
Emil Eifrem
CEO

Emil Eifrem sketched what today is known as the property graph model on a flight to Mumbai in 2000. As the CEO of Neo Technology, co-founder of Neo4j and a co-author of the O'Reilly book Graph Databases, he's devoted his professional life to building and evangelizing graph databases. Committed to sustainable open source, Emil guides Neo along a balanced path between free availability and commercial reliability. He plans to save the world with graphs and own Larry's yacht by the end of the decade.

Twitter: @emileifrem

Lars Nordwall
Lars Nordwall
COO

Lars has a solid track record of entrepreneurial leadership in the Big Data, Cloud, SaaS, and Open Source arena, with both early stage technology firms and public companies. Lars was the founding VP of Worldwide Sales at SugarCRM where he ramped the customer base to more than 4000 organizations, and established the company as a market leader. He has been the SVP of Business Development and then SVP of Worldwide Sales at Pentaho (an open source Business Intelligence firm), where he orchestrated a company turn-around with 100%+ annual booking growth and entry into the Big Data domain, as a result. Earlier in the career, Lars had various roles at Cambridge Technology Partners (CTP), including the Director of the Worldwide Business Intelligence & Analytics practice. Lars also spent time at Novell in a number of senior executive positions, following an acquisition of CTP.

Lars has a M.Sc. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm & Munich, a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the Stockholm University School of Business, and he has completed an Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School.

Philip Rathle
Philip Rathle
VP of Products

Philip has a passion for building great products that help users solve tomorrow's challenges. He spent the first decade of his career building information solutions for some of the world’s largest companies: first with Accenture, and then at Tanning Technology, one of the world's top database consultancies of the time, as a solution architect focusing on data warehousing and BI strategy.

LinkedIn: philiprathle

Utpal Bhatt
Utpal Bhatt
VP of Marketing

Utpal Bhatt currently heads up marketing for Neo Technology, the commercial company behind Neo4j, the world’s leading Graph Database that powers highly innovative and mission critical applications at numerous organizations worldwide. Utpal comes to Neo Technology from Actuate where he served as Vice President, Marketing for the Enterprise BIRT Group. Previously, Utpal was the General Manager of the Performance Analytics Group at Actuate where he managed the overall P&L of the group and also led the marketing function. And prior to that Utpal was the Senior Director of Product Management responsible for BIRT, Actuate’s flagship product that has been adopted by over 3.5 million developers worldwide. Previously Utpal worked at Cambridge Technology Partners (acquired by Novell) and Tata Consultancy Services.

Twitter: @bhatt_utpal

Johan Svensson
Johan Svensson
CTO

Johan Svensson is CTO of Neo Technology and co-founder of the Neo4j project. Johan has been concentrating on the details of high performance and concurrency in sofware development. He is the brain behind many of the optimizations and implementations that make Neo4j the fastest and leanest NOSQL database on the market today. Johan has 10+ years of professional programming in Java and related technologies. Before founding Neo, he was the Chief Developer at Windh AB.

Jim Webber
Jim Webber
Chief Scientist

Jim is Chief Scientist at Neo Technology working on next-generation solutions for massively scaling graph data. Prior to joining Neo Technology, Jim was a Professional Services Director with ThoughtWorks where he worked on large-scale computing systems in finance and telecoms. Jim has a Ph.D. in Computing Science from the Newcastle University, UK.

Twitter: @jimwebber
Blog: http://jimwebber.org
Publications: http://jimwebber.org/publications

Magnus Vejlstrup
Magnus Vejlstrup
VP of Engineering

Magnus is Neo Technology's VP of Engineering and a member of the company's executive staff.

Fawad Zakariya
Fawad Zakariya
VP of Business Development and Corporate Development

Fawad is a Silicon-Valley based entrepreneurial leader with extensive strategy, business development, investing and M&A experience in both early stage and public enterprise software companies.

Most recently he led partnering and corporate development at Ping Identity, a security software company where he managed all strategic partnerships and was part of the team that led Ping's acquisition by Vista Equity Partners in 2016. Before Ping, he was co-Founder & CEO of TalentCove, a SaaS company focused on goals management. Prior to that, Fawad was Vice President at the global software company SAP, where he had responsibility for all strategic business development, including technology OEMs and channel partnerships for the analytics, cloud and mobile business units. Before that, as part of SAP's Corporate Strategy team in the Office of the CEO, he was responsible for the firm's M&A strategy to identify areas of acquisition, select targets and execute transactions. Earlier in his career, Fawad also worked in both venture capital and investment banking areas.

Fawad is active as an angel venture investor and advisor to technology startups (Appirio, Altia, ControlUp, Mylo, Soleo) and is a mentor at two Silicon Valley incubators (StartX and Alchemist).

Fawad received a BA in Economics from Haverford College and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Andreas Benno Kollegger
Andreas Benno Kollegger
Community Engineer

Andreas Kollegger is a technological humanist. Starting at NASA, Andreas designed systems from scratch to support science missions. Then in Zambia, he built medical informatics systems that complement technology with social good. Now with Neo4j, he is democratizing graph databases which elevate understanding by emphasizing relationships.

Andreas joined Neo4j as an early member of core engineering. He has now taken on the role of Product Designer, crafting a developer experience that balances simplicity with power.

Charles Fischer
Charles Fischer
VP of Sales, North America

Charles Fischer is a long time resident of the Bay Area, raised in Portola Valley and received a BS from UC Berkeley. He has been active in the technology space, beginning with database sales at Oracle and Co-founded Computer Training Source prior to joining Novell / Suse, which kickstarted his exposure and success in the open source software arena. After 3 fantastic years in Enterprise Sales at Juniper Networks he could not resist the allure and promise of Neo Technology. Neo has become his new hobby in addition to his staples of family, windsurfing, and tennis.

Aileen Agricola
Aileen Agricola
Web Program Manager

Aileen is happy to return home to the Bay Area and work for Neo Technology. Although she is managing their corporate website, she is quite familiar with databases, especially relational. She worked at Oracle as a dba and international support engineer, then for Patrol Software, acquired by BMC, as a senior software consultant, managing diverse database environments ie. Oracle, Sybase, and Informix. She is excited to learn about graphs and connected data. Outside work hours, she tries to stay active hiking and running, and constantly plans the next getaway.

LinkedIn: aileenagricola
Twitter: Twitter: @_aileenrose

Richard Newhagen
Richard Newhagen
Director of Finance

Richard brings 25 years of Financial Management experience in international, start-up, Fortune 500, high-tech, and manufacturing environments. He most recently spent four years at Blurb while the company grew revenue 10x and built out the company’s finance team and accounting, finance, ecommerce and tax systems. During his career he has worked with Nestle, Reebok, Deutsche Telekom and a variety of tech, telecom and consumer product start-ups, including five years living and working in Moscow, Russia.

Chris Gioran
Chris Gioran
Developer

Chris Gioran has been attributed various titles by various people: Chemist, computer scientist, data journalist, even photographer. He has no idea why people say these things, he just does stuff. When he is not out doing something completely unreasonable he spends his time writing code for Neo4j's kernel and distributed components.

Max De Marzi
Max De Marzi
Support Engineer

Max De Marzi is a graph database enthusiast. He built the Neography Ruby Gem, a rest api wrapper to the Neo4j Graph Database. He is addicted to learning new things, loves a challenge and finding pragmatic solutions.

Patricia Calalang
Patricia Calalang
Controller

Patricia has worked with Mr. Newhagen before at Blurb for 3 years. She’s been in the accounting field since her first internship in college. She was born and raised in the Philippines and took her undergraduate and graduate studies in Boston, MA. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and cheering for the Boston Celtics. She is also a self-confessed sushi addict.

Robert Wilcox
Robert Wilcox
Senior Account Executive

Robert Wilcox was born and raised in Silicon Valley. He has been professionally active in high tech sales since 1996 with most of his career being at database companies; including MySQL & Oracle. His passion for new & innovative ways to change the way modern data is managed led him to Neo Technologies and the Neo4j Graph. Outside of the professional world, Robert is a husband and father of two who enjoys Martial Arts & outdoor activities.

Viksit Puri
Viksit Puri
Director, Sales Engineering West

A member of the Field Engineering team, Viksit Puri is helping customers discover the awesomeness of graphs in their own domains. He has a special interest in architecting scalable and efficient solutions for large enterprises. In his spare time he enjoys playing and coaching soccer, stargazing and spending time with his family.

Andrew Bates
Andrew Bates
Sales Operations Senior Systems Administrator

Andrew grew up in Utah and studied business management at BYU. He is on the sales operations team where he focuses on managing sales technology and improving sales processes. When he’s not working, Andrew likes to spend time with his family, write, explore the outdoors, read about space, and think about the mysteries of life.

Adam Rice
Adam Rice
Account Executive

Born and raised in Idaho where I take advantage of the many outdoor activities available, including biking, hiking, and remote backpacking. Led Zeppelin, Smashing Pumpkins, and NIN occupy my ipod. I studied communications at Boise State University. I cut my teeth in the software industry with MySQL where I also gained a strong appreciation for open source. Positions at Sun Microsystems and other exciting startups prepared me for a spot on the great Neo4j sales team.

Kevin Van Gundy
Kevin Van Gundy
Account Executive

Kevin is passionate about helping companies grow, adapt, and thrive. Prior to joining Neo Technology, he garnered his experience in various positions in investment banking and sales. He holds degrees in Economics and English. Kevin is also an avid bike racer, outdoorsman, and audiobook devourer.

David Montag
David Montag
Pre-Sales Manager, EMEA

David ensures the success of Neo4j's enterprise customers. Drawing on broad experience, he helps companies of all sizes be successful with Neo4j – organizationally and technically, from first contact through production.

Tobias Lindaaker
Tobias Lindaaker
Developer

Tobias is fascinated by the graph model which is why he began working for Neo in 2007. He found that the most efficient way of reasoning is by analyzing the relationships between pieces of information. Relating and abstracting is fundamental for understanding, even without knowing exactly how a system works, having a notion about the relationships in the system usually suffices for being able to make predictions about it. He has seen this in everything from mathematical functions, social interactions, and Mensa tests, to medical diagnostics, economical and political systems.

Mattias Persson
Mattias Persson
Developer

Mattias met Emil while working on a cutting edge development on a content management system with very complex logic in his computer science studies.The graph concept grew out from it as a solution to that complex domain and the potential of graphs was obvious to him. Mattias lives in Helsingborg with Mia, his wife, and daughter Astrid. I'm also very interested in music also and have been playing drums and some guitar since I was 17.

Michaela Johansson
Michaela Johansson
Director of Business Operations, EMEA

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Alex Averbuch
Alex Averbuch
LDBC Engineer

Working as Neo's representative in the Linked Data Benchmark Council research project, developing benchmarks for graph and RDF databases. Originally from New Zealand then came to Sweden to study in an international masters program. Prior to joining Neo he worked for the Swedish Institute of Computer Science as a researcher in the EU-funded VISION project, where they developed computation infrastructure for IBM's prototype cloud computing stack. He is interested in many things, including the usuals: beer, food, and travel of all kinds.

Andres Taylor
Andres Taylor
Developer

Andres loves Clojure and Neo4j. While not coding he practices Brazilan Jiu-Jitsu and listens to Reggae. He lives in Sweden with his wife and two daughters.

Lasse Westh-Nielsen
Lasse Westh-Nielsen
Developer

Shot Caller, Tweeter-in-Chief

Chris Vest
Chris Vest
Software Engineer

About a month ago someone tweeted about Chris Vest's excellent presentation on introduction to Graph Databases that he did at the Scala Copenhagen user group. Naturally our all seeing CEO noticed this slight disturbance in the global twitter stream and reached out to him. After several rounds of interviews and a day of pair programming with Lasse and Andres I'm happy to announce that Chris passed with flying colors and will join our team! Chris will be working out of the Malmö office as an engineer together with the rest of the engineering team.

Alistair Jones
Alistair Jones
Director of Engineering

Alistair is a Director of Engineering at Neo4j, specializing in clustering and consensus algorithms. He also has a side interest in graph visualization.

Rik van Bruggen
Rik van Bruggen
Regional Sales Director

Rik brings 10 years experience in sales, specifically in web-based application development and security/identity management. Previously with Courion and Imprivata, Rik has managed sales and strived for customer success across Europe. Rik is a Belgian technology addict with a passion for sales, family, friends, music, travel, and of course, good food and even better, beer.

Mark Needham
Mark Needham
Support Engineer

Mark is a Support Engineer for Neo Technology.

Ben Butler Cole
Ben Butler Cole
Software Engineer

Ben likes to build systems rather than software. He has spent the last twelve years looking for ways to avoid unnecessary work. When all else fails he likes to write code in languages that haven't been designed to hurt him.

Jonny Cheetham
Jonny Cheetham
Sales Director, UK

Jonny remembers programming 6502s - an experience that taught him that sales might be a good thing to try. With a background in Open Source BI he's pleased to realise that life gets better when you escape from the RDBMS. He likes using hammers to drive nails and screwdrivers for screws, and spreading the word that you need the right tool for the job.

Erik Nolten
Erik Nolten
Director Alliance & Channel

Erik is responsible for Neo's worldwide alliances and partner relations as well as Neo's partner program. Erik has more than 15 years experience in international partner management at software companies like Microsoft, Oracle, Getronics and Pentaho. Erik works from our Amsterdam office and loves riding his bike over the Dutch mountains.

Michael Hunger
Michael Hunger
Head of Developer Relations, Caretaker Neo4j Community

Michael has been passionate about software development since his childhood days in East Germany. He is particularly interested in the people who develop software, software craftsmanship, programming languages, and improving code. While he likes coaching and in-project development as an independent consultant ("better software development evangelist" - http://jexp.de), he really enjoys the numerous other projects in his life.

Twitter: @mesirii Blog: http://jexp.de/blog GitHub: http://github.com/jexp StackOverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/users/728812/michael-hunger

Claudia Remlinger
Claudia Remlinger
EMEA Marketing Director

Claudia leads EMEA Marketing. She looks back on 15 years of IT Marketing across EMEA, working with and for vendors such as RightNow Technologies, Cisco Systems, IBM, Acronis and Logitech. She followed Neo’s call to join them, having been infected with the enthusiasm and dedication for Neo4j that is characteristic for all Neo staff and Neo4j developers. Claudia spent 11 years living and working in the UK. She considers herself a true global citizen and loves the cultural exchanges that her job brings with it.

Stefan Armbruster
Stefan Armbruster
Field Engineer

Stefan has spent ~15 years as a freelancing consultant, mainly focused on web applications (esp. Grails) with the last 3 years working with Neo4j. Aside from coding in the java ecosystem. He is a passionate Linux veteran since the kernel 1.0.x days and when not coding, he cycles and is a volunteer firefighter at the local fire department, acting as team lead and instructor. He's all geek and loves technology, good food, and red wines.

Stefan Plantikow
Stefan Plantikow
Engineer

Stefan is a computer scientist with a background in distributed and concurrent systems and transaction processing. He is passionate about computer language design and how languages influence software development. Based in Germany as an independent consultant, he also gives talks at NoSQL and other events about graph technology.

Alexander Erdl
Alexander Erdl
EMEA Marketing Manager

Alexander is the Marketing Manager for EMEA. After completing university and a few internships throughout Europe, he took a job at Logitech, where he worked for a few years before joining Neo. During his time at Logitech, Alexander became very passionate about new technology and software, and felt that joining Neo was the logical next step.
In his free time, Alexander likes cooking and enjoys playing video games.

Cédric Fauvet
Cédric Fauvet
Business Development France

For over eight years, Cédric has worked as a consultant and data integration expert (Datastage, Talend, PDI ). He then worked for a french startup called Talend as a presales DI consultant, and at Pentaho as a BI presales manager and promoted to business developer for the French office. Although a big fan of technology and geek stuff, during his spare time he enjoys board sports like Wakebord Ski/snowboard.

Julian Simpson
Julian Simpson
Full Stack Developer

Julian brings to Neo Technology the benefits of a long and random IT career. From working in thankless IT support jobs, to Unix Systems Administration, to DevOps consulting and writing, Julian has sometimes been at the cutting edge of technology.

Julian keeps our Marketing engines humming.

Twitter: @builddoctor
Blog: http://build-doctor.com

Rod Johnson
Rod Johnson
Board Member

Rod Johnson is an independent investor, author and coder--most recently, in Scala. He is the creator of the Spring Framework and was co-founder and CEO of SpringSource. Following the acquisition of SpringSource by VMware, he served as SVP, Application Platform at VMware. He is the author of several popular and influential books on Java and Java EE, including "Expert One-on-One J2EE Design and Development" and "J2EE without EJB" (with Juergen Hoeller). He sits on the board of five prominent open source companies, one of which is represented at GOTO Amsterdam: Neo Technology.

Magnus Christerson
Magnus Christerson
Board Member

Magnus Christerson is passionate about bringing new and emerging technologies to market. He joined Intentional in 2004 and is responsible for Products, Marketing and Sales. Prior to Intentional Software he held multiple positions at Rational Software, a software development company, including Director of Product Management and Strategy.

Christerson is co-author with Dr. Ivar Jacobson of the book Object-Oriented Software Engineering – A Use Case Driven Approach, Addison-Wesley, 1992, and co-author with Dr. Charles Simonyi of Intentional Software, ACM OOPSLA, 2006. He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Lund Institute of Technology at Lund University, Sweden. Since 2009 he sits on the Board of Directors for Neo Technology, the company behind Neo4j, the Worlds Leading Graph Database.

Nikolaj Nyholm
Nikolaj Nyholm
Board Member

Nikolaj is a partner at Sunstone and the quintessential university dropout turned technology entrepreneur. At Sunstone, Nikolaj has invested in open source, gaming and web service companies and sits on the board at Neo Technology.

Nikolaj joined Sunstone in 2010 from image recognition company Polar Rose (acquired by Apple), and previously founded Speednames/Ascio (acquired by Group NBT); Imity (acquired by Zyb/Vodafone); and Organic Network, a now-defunct Wi-Fi startup whose legacy is OpenWRT.org, the leading open source Wi-Fi project. He also spent a year with O'Reilly as European tech evangelist and in the early 2000s helped make reboot.dk the then-leading technology conference in Europe.

Nikolaj was born in India and has lived in Kenya, Costa Rica, and the US, and is an avid fan of brightly colored sneakers, retro games, and his Swedish country house.

Eric Ries
Eric Ries
Advisor

Neo Technology Advisor

Ryan Boyd
Ryan Boyd
Head North America Developer Relations

Ryan is a SF-based software engineer focused on helping developers understand the power of graph databases. Previously he was a product manager for architectural software, built applications and web hosting environments for higher education, and worked in developer relations for twenty products during his 8 years at Google. He enjoys cycling, sailing, skydiving, and many other adventures when not in front of his computer

Greta Workman
Greta Workman
Marketing Programs Manager

Greta has about four years of marketing and external affairs experience through internships at CBS, Pfizer, and Columbia Business School, with some non-profit work scattered in there as well. She graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University in NYC with a degree in Political Economics.

Matt Richards
Matt Richards
Major Account Manager

Matt is a techie with great experience in field sales for CA Technologies, Oracle, and Good Technology.

James Landeros
James Landeros
OEM Sales Manager

James knows OEMs - bringing his expertise from working at Oracle, TimesTen Corp, and Hexis Cyber Solutions.

Ryan Fisher
Ryan Fisher
Sr. Demand Generation Manager

As a member of the San Mateo based marketing team, Ryan oversees Demand Generation for Neo Technology. He has been responsible for marketing automation, lead qualification and field marketing for open-source-based companies MySQL, Pentaho, and MindTouch before joining the Neo4j team.

Jacob Barlow
Jacob Barlow
Marketing Operations Manager

Although Jacob is originally from the Southern California, we forgive him and welcome him into the the Neo graph! He already thinks in graphs and wonders why anyone who is anyone wouldn't be using Neo4j to make sense of their data. He loves ping pong (unless playing against Emil), going to movies, and games of all kinds. He's married to Melanie, and they have two cute little Barlows, Seth and Levi.

Bruno Ungermann
Bruno Ungermann
Sales Manager, Germany

Bruno comes with a huge IT sales background working at Datameer, Pentaho and Oracle. In his free time Bruno is a passionate long distance runner which is definitely a great thing to do to not only stay fit but also get your mind sorted and reset from the sometimes crazy daily sales work.

Stefan Kolmar
Stefan Kolmar
Vice President, Field Engineering EMEA & APAC

Stefan has been in Technical Pre-sales roles for more than 15 years, working for companies such as Tandem, Compaq, and Portal Software with specific emphasis on database technologies. More recently, he took on lead Pre-Sales and Consulting roles in the DACH region for TimesTen (in-memory relational database). After TimesTen was acquired by Oracle (2006), Stefan grew to lead the entire European Oracle ISV/OEM Pre-Sales team as the Director of Sales Consulting.

Kees Vegter
Kees Vegter
Pre-Sales Engineer

Kees has an extensive background in pre-sales, consulting, and development roles with significant experience in Java and multiple database technologies.

Craig Taverner
Craig Taverner
Developer

Craig Taverner is the team lead for the Cypher team, working out of the Malmö office in Sweden. Before joining Neo4j in 2014, Craig was CTO of AmanziTel AB, a customer of Neo4j since 2009, providing innovative graph-based solutions to mobile telecoms operators. From 2010 to 2012, Craig also provided domain specific consulting to Neo4j, in particular the development of the Neo4j Spatial library of GIS modeling functions.

Anton Persson
Anton Persson
Developer

Anton did his master thesis in path indexing at Neo during the autumn of 2015, finishing his master's degree in engineering mathematics and computer science. He started as a member of the engineering team in May 2016. Snowboarding, performing humoristic theater and graph algorithms are three of the things he loves.

Twitter: @Burqen LinkedIn: antonpersson

Luke Gannon
Luke Gannon
Engineer

Luke Gannon is a Field Engineering Consultant based out of our London office.

Graduating with a Honour's Degree in Computer Science, Luke went back to work for a large systems integrator working with high profile clients in many different industries. Most recently, Luke worked on a UK Government project to utilise Neo4j and Keylines for visualization.

You might find Luke helping clients with workshops and prototypes for initial product discovery, as well as covering other consulting engagements to get a project successful and live.

William Brooks
William Brooks
Sales Manager, Southern Europe

Bill is the Territory Manager for Neo4j, covering customer projects and providing local partner support in South Europe.

Sayuri Tschetter
Sayuri Tschetter
Staff Accountant

Born and raised in Japan, Sayuri came to the United States in 2009. She completed her Masters in Public Accounting at the University of Texas at Austin and holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Nagoya. Outside of her experience at Neo, she has worked as an Executive Assistant for the CEO of Discovery Channel Japan as well as audited many companies while she worked as a public accountant.

Dave Gordon
Dave Gordon
Director, Support and Customer Service

Dave Gordon leads the Customer Success team at Neo4j, and is based in Massachusetts. His focus is on ensuring our Enterprise customers are successful in realizing the power of Neo4j in their production applications, and enjoy their experience in the process. Dave brings over 10 years of post-sales experience, with previous roles in Technical Account Management, Technical Support, and Professional Services. When not on the job, Dave enjoys many hobbies and activities, such as woodworking, golf, hiking, running, and spending time with family.

Benoit Simard
Benoit Simard
Field Engineer

Benoit is our field engineer covering customer nodes in France.

Alexandria Riggs
Alexandria Riggs
Sales Operations Analyst

Alexandria Riggs is a Sales Operations Analyst. She graduated from Columbia's Barnard College with an economics degree. Previously, she worked with Warner's Music promoting artists such as Bruno Mars, Eric Clapton and more.

Mats Rydberg
Mats Rydberg
Neo Engineer

Mats Rydberg is a Neo Engineer. He completed his Master's in Engineering from LTH last year. Mats' special interests are algorithms and data structures, and his thesis was about a parallelized way of computing chromatic polynomials of graphs. Mats will be working out of the Malmö office.

Konstantin Lutovich
Konstantin Lutovich
Developer

Konstantin Lutovich is a developer in the Neo engineering organization. He holds a master's degree in informatics from the Taras Shevchenko National University. While being a full time student there, he also worked full time in the Kiev office of the Copenhagen startup Agillic, primarily working on the data management layers of the platform. He has since then been working in the Kiev office of Yandex. Konstantin is moving to Sweden and will be working in the Malmö office.

Martin Furmanski
Martin Furmanski
Engineer

Martin has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Lund and has been working for the last years at Ericsson in the core team for the mobile platforms division. His focus has been on the drivers, memory and power management of the platform and will be working out of the Malmo Office.

Davide Grohmann
Davide Grohmann
Engineer

Davide Grohmann is a member of our engineering team. Davide has a Ph.D in computer science, and his thesis work was within graph theory, using graphs for reasoning about computation. After completing his Ph.D, Davide has been working for a number of years in the software industry with experience in web-applications, media streaming solutions, and database development.

David Fauth
David Fauth
Pre-Sales Engineer

Dave Fauth works in the Field Engineering organization. Dave’s primary responsibilities include supporting the East Coast sales teams with pre-sales engagement, training, and supporting existing customers. Prior to working at Neo4j, Dave supported the intelligence community around data management and data strategy. When not on the job, Dave spends his free time with the family.

Dave is based in Stafford, Virginia and works out of his home office.

Bryce Merkl Sasaki
Bryce Merkl Sasaki
Content Marketing Manager

Bryce is the Content Marketing Manager for the Neo4j team. He helps build the graph database community through the Neo4j blog and social media channels. When not working, he spends time writing his novel, reading voraciously and hiking around the Bay Area.

Matzen Shirley
Matzen Shirley
Sales Development Manager

Matzen works at Neo as a Sales Development Manager. When not working, he enjoys playing tennis with his wife, running, learning something new on Khan academy, sketching, and reading. He's a social entrepreneur at heart and tries to stay abreast on how today's tech improvements will enable greater human achievement in the future -- not just for the privileged few but for those living at the bottom of the economic pyramid as well. He has spent ~ 2.5 years in Africa and is still very involved with the people and organizations he has worked with there.

Oskar Hane
Oskar Hane
Developer

Oskar is a part of the front-end team. He studied telecommunications at Linköping University and has since then been working primarily as a freelancer and entrepreneur. Oskar is a bit of a renaissance techie and his experience spans some quite different technical areas, such as e.g. back-end, cryptography, mobile app development, email delivery optimization etc. and he has published a book on how to user Docker as a PaaS. Oskar is Swedish and will work from his home in Borås and occasionally also from the Malmö and London office.

Pontus Melke
Pontus Melke
Developer

Pontus Melke is a recovering academic with a Ph.D in Theoretical Physics from Lund University. After finishing his Ph.D in 2010 he has been working in the software industry, mostly on recommender systems and content personalization. He lives on the country side with his wife and two kids.

Petra Selmer
Petra Selmer
Engineer

Dr. Petra Selmer is a member of our Engineering team and a member of the Cypher Language Group, supporting the openCypher project at www.opencypher.org, with the aim of making Cypher the de-facto property graph query language. For many years, she worked as a consultant and developer in a variety of different domains and roles and has a PhD in Computer Science from Birkbeck, University of London, where she researched flexible querying of graph-structured data.

Nigel Small
Nigel Small
Neo Engineer

Nigel leads the Driver Engineering Team at Neo4j. As an active member of the Neo4j community since 2011, he created the py2neo driver, as well as several other open source projects, and joined the company in 2014. Nigel has several decades of software development experience across a wide variety of different domains and technologies. He works out of the London office.

Zhen Li
Zhen Li
Engineer

Zhen Li is a member of the Neo engineering organization. She obtained her bachelor's degree in computer science from Shandong university in China and completed her master's degree from the Technical University of Denmark. Her thesis involved processing the control flow graph of programs in connection with obfuscation. Zhen moved to Sweden and will work out of the Malmö office.

Mikhaylo Demianenko
Mikhaylo Demianenko
Engineer

Mikhaylo Demianenko is a part of Neo Engineering. Misha has a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the Kiev Polytechnic Institute, one of the best engineering schools in Ukraine. While studying full time at KPI, Misha also worked full time for the Copenhagen startup Agillic, being a key contributor to the core of the product. He has since then been working for BICS in Belgium. Misha has now moved to Sweden and will be working out of the Malmö office.

Gustav Lindroth
Gustav Lindroth
Engineer

Gustav Lindroth is a QA Neo Engineer. Previously, he worked in a number of other engineering roles such as developer, team lead, configuration- and release manager, thereby gaining great all-round experience with the software development process. Gustav will be working out of the Malmö office in the Quality team.

Eva Delier
Eva Delier
EMEA Marketing Manager

Eva Delier is our EMEA Marketing Manager. Eva is an experienced marketer with a wide set of skills and has been responsible for pan-European marketing programs, as well as channel programs before. Previously, at Accenture, she led the marketing activities for their Utilities and Energy sector in France. She has lived and worked abroad to quench her thirst for traveling and living in other cultures and to enjoy the world’s different culinary delicacies.

Neeraj Gupta
Neeraj Gupta
Enterprise Account Manager

Neeraj works in the Neo Sales Team as an Enterprise Account Manager. Neeraj has a long history with Oracle / Sun / MySQL and has a solid track record selling MySQL for many years.

Rohan Kharwar
Rohan Kharwar
Field Engineer

Rohan Kharwar is a Field Engineering Consultant covering the U.S. market. Rohan brings 15 years of Customer Technical engagement experience to the Field team with significant emphasis on database and data warehouse development, design, and implementation. He’s had major impacts at his prior companies ensuring customers are successfully using those products in production. Rohan’s primary responsibilities includes delivery of consulting services to ensure our customers are successfully implementing, launching, and maintaining their Neo4j-based solutions.

Rohan is based in Dallas, Texas and works out of his home office.

Seshaiyengar Raghuram
Seshaiyengar Raghuram
Software Architect

Raghu has extensive experience both with graphs and databases. He worked in area of graph theory for his discontinued PhD in computer science. He later worked at Sybase, where he was the architect of their High Availability cluster offering, and also at Embarcadero with Philip, where he was the leader of a big engineering team and architect for their Data Integration server product.

Brandon Richards
Brandon Richards
Enterprise Sales - APAC and South/Central America

Brandon joins Neo from Workfront where he provided cloud based Enterprise Work Management / PPM solutions to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to that he spent 6 years at Oracle Corp. as a Strategic Account Rep selling the full suite of Oracle solutions.

Jonas Kalderstam
Jonas Kalderstam
Engineer

Jonas Kalderstam is a member of our engineering team. Jonas has several years of experience in the software industry as well as a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Lund University, where he worked on machine learning systems for medical applications.

Henrik Nyman
Henrik Nyman
Engineer

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Alessandro Svensson
Alessandro Svensson
Solutions Marketing Manager

Alessandro has always been very passionate about the combination of technology and UX and he began his career as a web designer in parallel with Business School studies at Stockholm University. After graduating he has been working in the media industry (for about a decade), holding various positions like Head of UX, Business Development and Product Ownership. His latest appointment was as Head of Innovation at Schibsted Media Group (Blocket, Aftonbladet, Omni, SvD etc).

Mark Peace
Mark Peace
Engineer

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William Lyon
William Lyon
Developer Relations

William Lyon is a Developer Relations Engineer with Neo4j. Prior to joining Neo, William worked as software developer for several startups in the real estate, quantitative finance and predictive API spaces. William holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Montana.

Fredrik Johansson
Fredrik Johansson
EMEA Sales

Fredrik joined Neo Technology as its Regional Business Manager - Nordic in 2015. Prior to joining Neo, Fredrik has held a variety of Sales roles, including Senior Sales Executive of Big Data at SAP, Regional Sales Director of the Big Fast Data Division at Software AG and Account Manager of IBM Websphere at IBM. He studied at Stockholm University, where he earned his Master’s Degree in International Business.

Chris Upkes
Chris Upkes
Field Engineering Consultant

Chris has an extensive technical background holding various roles as a Database Architect, Software Development manager, and Field Sales Consulting, including roles at Oracle where he provided technical sales support for Oracle’s Exadata, Big Data, and Database appliances.

John Broad
John Broad
Director, Channels and Alliances

John is a graph maker, leveraging connections to deliver enterprise solutions, building relationships between partners and customers. Prior to joining the Neo4j graph, he successfully implemented industry-focused solutions in the SAP ecosystem, managing sales and alliances for Workday, SAP, and Microsoft. Outside or work, you will find him at the pool, playing water polo, or else, spending time with wife, daughters, 2 dogs, 1 parrotlet, and 7 chickens.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnabroad

Dana Canzano
Dana Canzano
Customer Success Engineer

Dana is a Customer Success Engineer with over 20 years of Customer Support/Technical Support experience and has been with a number of startup organizations. Dana graduated from Stonehill College with a degree in Computer Science. Database performance and optimization are his areas of interest. When not working he like to spend his time cycling and helping lead the organization of local road races.

Jonatan Jäderberg
Jonatan Jäderberg
Information Developer

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Ginger Sanfilippo
Ginger Sanfilippo
Sr. Director, Account Management

Ginger is a Sr. Director of Account Management at Neo Technology. Prior to joining Neo, Ginger held senior account management and sales roles at a number of Silicon Valley tech companies, including Proofpoint, Saba and Hyperion Solutions (now an Oracle company). She studied German at the International University of Germany.

Nancy Sirker
Nancy Sirker
HR Manager

Nancy joined Neo as the first HR Manager and leads the HR function for the US. She has worked in HR in many settings including tech startups (Druva), large software enterprises (Oracle), and the non-profit and academic sector (UCSF). Nancy is an avid tea drinker, lover of all types of music (even though she is quite terrible with lyrics and names), enjoys movies/documentaries and is into amateur astronomy.

Maria Scharin
Maria Scharin
Information Developer

Maria is part of Neo Technology’s Engineering team based in Malmö. She holds an MSc in Engineering from Lund University, and has an extensive technical background as a developer, Oracle DBA and IT project manager. Her passion lies with communication and beautiful language. She gets a kick out of explaining complicated things in a simple way, which is the perfect match for making Neo4j accessible for all sorts of audiences. Maria is married and has two kids. In her free time, she enjoys long-distance running and yoga, reading, and spending time with her family.

Praveena Fernandes
Praveena Fernandes
Engineer

Praveena is a Software Engineer at Neo based in London. She is a Computer Science Engineer from Madras Institute of Technology, India, and has an extensive technical background as a Developer and Software Consultant. She is passionate about all things related to programming and gender diversity in Technology. She is skilled at starting new pet projects and never completing one whenever she anything resembling free time or has to do anything that resembling a grown up.

You can follow her ramblings on Twitter: @praveenasekhar

Eve Bright
Eve Bright
Engineer

Eve is a developer at Neo working from the London office. She previously worked in consultancy and so has experience working in lots of different domains and with lots of different types of teams. She is a native of Scotland who moved southwards for University and never went home!

Sven Janko
Sven Janko
Field Engineer Consultant

Before joining the Neo4j team, Sven worked for a well-established consulting company in Germany. During that time, he worked as a technical architect in the logistics sector and has experience in developing Java EE applications. He is also comfortable working with Linux and has several years of Neo4j enterprise expertise. Located in the southern part of Germany, Sven is working as a field consultant within Europe. In his spare time, he likes to do sports.

Renee Hall
Renee Hall
Office Manager, Headquarters

Renee brings 10 plus years of office management and corporate administration experience with her. She has worked in a variety of business sectors, from restoration construction to finance to Silicon Valley startups. In her free time, Renee enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with family and friends. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her awesome husband, Colin, and their two adorable children, Elena and Bruce.

Angelica Ismailos
Angelica Ismailos
Digital Marketing Manager

Angelica manages our digital marketing programs in EMEA in collaboration with the Marketing Superteam. Originally from Toronto, Canada, she worked in our San Mateo office for a year before joining the London office.

Scott Lorenson
Scott Lorenson
Sales Development Director

Scott is Director of Sales Development at Neo Technology and was brought on to build a high-performance industry-leading global sales development team focused creating demand in our target accounts. Prior to joining Neo Technology, Scott built and successfully scaled Sales Development teams at Sumo Logic and FirstRain. He is married and has 2 boys, and they make their home the Bay Area.

David Mohr
David Mohr
Director of Sales, US East

David joined Neo as as Director of Sales, East Region, as part of the North America Sales team, building on the success thus far developing the Graph database business in for the Eastern Region.

Matthew Fredrickson
Matthew Fredrickson
Senior Enterprise Sales Rep

Professionally, Matt Fredrickson has over 15 years of database software sales experience. A lot of this time was spent working at MySQL, Sun Microsystems and Oracle selling the open source MySQL Database. His experience with start-ups and open source database technologies has led him to Neo4j, where he sees a new surge of interest in the graph database space. Matt received his BA from Western Washington University and resides in the Northwest outside of Seattle, Washington where there are plenty of sports and outdoor activities to keep him and his family busy.

Jesús Barrasa
Jesús Barrasa
Director, Global Telecom Practice

Jesús is an engineer based in London. He's leading Neo4j's efforts on the Telecoms industry, and his mission is to get all Telcos in the world getting value from graphs with Neo4j.

He combines over 15 years of profesional experience in consulting in the Information Management space. Prior to joining Neo Technology, Jesús worked at Ontology (now EXFO) for seven years, where he got first hand experience with large graph DB deployments in many successful projects for major Telecommunications companies all over the world.

Jesús holds a Ph.D. in Computing Science from the Technical University of Madrid, where he carried out his research on graph data modelling and Semantic Technologies.

Johan Teleman
Johan Teleman
Developer

Following a PhD in bioinformatics at Lund University, Johan joined the graph community in 2016. His passions include programming scala, science, communication and music, which compete for time with his family life and house ownership.

Robert Briant
Robert Briant
Enterprise Sales Representative

Robert handles sales for enterprise accounts on the West Coast in the US and comes most recently from Oracle where he spent 10+ years in database, middleware and business intelligence sales. A lifelong Bay Area resident, his interests include reading, family (wife Elaina, son Samuel and daughter Audrey), playing Ultimate frisbee, and listening to jazz.

Alex Price
Alex Price
Field Engineering Consultant

Alex is a Field Engineer based out of San Francisco. He brings 10 years of experience developing enterprise Java applications in the Maritime industry and is an experienced system administrator and full-stack developer. When he's not working, you'll find him running trails in the Bay Area.

Steven Baker
Steven Baker
Engineer

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Ragnar Wernersson
Ragnar Wernersson
Product Engineer

Ragnar has a Master of Science in Engineering Physics. He joined Neo in 2015 and works as a Product Engineer in Sweden. Before Neo, he worked at Sony Mobile. In his free time, Ragnar teaches martial arts.

Alastair Green
Alastair Green
Director of Product Management

Alastair was the Head of Design and Architecture for risk systems at the Royal Bank of Scotland before joining Neo, and before that the Head of Enterprise Data Distribution Infrastructure at Barclays Investment Bank, responsible for architecture and product management of an internal product for data integration. He has a long background in software vendor companies, including two startups, specialising in the development and architecture of products for transaction processing and data management, particularly in distributed systems. He is an industry standards author and participant, and has a current interest in evolving data query languages to cover non-relational data models.

Lotta Almryd
Lotta Almryd
HR Coordinator (EMEA)

Lotta is an HR Coordinator based in Malmö who works closely together with Michaela, Neo4j's Director of Business Operations (EMEA). Lotta has worked in office/facilities management and finance for several years at companies like TAT The Astonishing Tribe and BlackBerry and has had close relationship with HR. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her close friends and family of two kids and husband.

Kenny Huang
Kenny Huang
Sr. Sales Ops Analyst

Kenny is part of the Sales Operations team at Neo4j. He brings analytics and systems experience as a consultant with Accenture. At a previous startup, he set up the supply chain and logistics department in launching a new consumer product. During his free time, Kenny enjoys traveling the world, watching/playing sports, and challenging fellow nodes to board games!

Paul Killeen
Paul Killeen
Office Coordinator (EMEA)

Paul is an Office Administrator based in Malmö. He works closely with Michaela and Richard. Paul has held similar administration positions with Local Authorities in Ireland and also within the Finance Sector in Luxembourg. In his free time, Paul loves to cook vegetarian food and take his dog for long walks on the beach.

Dirk Möller
Dirk Möller
Area Director, CEMEA

Dirk has extensive sales and management experience in the IT industry, selling enterprise software solutions to the DACH market for more than 20 years. Dirk has a great experience of selling open source software solutions as well as great database management skills. He is joining us from Couchbase where he was managing the DACH market and growing the region from scratch to one of the best performing regions, including signing the biggest deal of Couchbases' history to date. He has also worked with companies like MongoDB, Neo4j, IBM, Symantec and Sophos. He loves to win over competitors and loves to strike great deals!

On an personal level he loves travel, hiking, skiing, mountain biking and just having fun with friends and his family.

Dirk is married to wife, Carla, and has two boys, 14 and 16, and lives just 5 kilometers east of Munich/Germany.

Jason Zagalsky
Jason Zagalsky
Federal Technical Account Manager

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Sophia Dias
Sophia Dias
UX Designer

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Michael Treskow
Michael Treskow
Board Member

Michael is a Partner at Eight Roads Ventures, focusing on venture and growth investments in technology companies across Europe.

Previously, Michael was at Accel in London, where he was involved with investments in Celonis, ClusterHQ, Funding Circle, GoCardless, Packlink, Qubit, Semmle, Shift Technology, SpaceApe, Trufa, WeaveWorks and WorldRemit.

Originally from Russia, Michael lived for 10 years in Berlin, before spending another 10+ years in the US. He received a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Emanuel Lang
Emanuel Lang
Board Member

Emanuel Lang is a Managing Partner at Greenbridge, working with long-term technology investments. His most recent professional background before Greenbridge include H.I.G. Capital, an American mid-market private equity firm and Themes Investment Partners, a Hong Kong based biotech investment firm. Emanuel has held board positions in both private and publicly listed companies.

Emanuel is a Swedish national who has lived in the U.S., Hong Kong, and the past 6 years in London. He holds a Master’s degree from London School of Economics.

Darryl Salas
Darryl Salas
​Enterprise Account Manager

Darryl has extensive experience in data management working with semantic triple stores, NoSQL databases, columnar databases, relational databases, and database and application integration. Prior to Neo Technology, Darryl worked as a Global Account Manager at SnapLogic, the leading enterprise integration PaaS. Prior to that Darryl was a Strategic Accounts Director for MarkLogic, a leading enterprise NoSQL database company. Prior to MarkLogic, Darryl worked for 10 years at SAP via Sybase as a Global Account Manager.

Darryl completed all but dissertation (ABD) at the NYU Stern School of Business PhD program and has a bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from SUNY @ Buffalo. Outside of work, Darryl enjoys dancing salsa and west coast swing with his lovely wife Kaori. He also has run several marathons and enjoys biking around NYC on CitiBike.

José Rocha
José Rocha
Customer Success

José is a part of Neo4j's EMEA Customer Success team and is based in London, helping to support our commercial customers in EMEA, and globally. José has been involved in both development and support roles in the past 8+ years, working for big clients across several industries. He spent most of the time working on several projects for Portuguese telecom companies and more recently implemented and maintained a multi-asset platform for one of the biggest software provider in the financial services sector in the UK. José is originally from Portugal, but moved to London permanently in June 2015.

Julio Bayona
Julio Bayona
Strategic Account Development

Julio joined Neo Technology to help execute our strategic account development initiatives. Prior to joining Neo, Julio was an IT consultant, most recently at Accenture where he charted a vast array of projects in cities worldwide. When not working, you can find him with a drink in his hand enjoying culinary events as well as co-parenting his Siberian Husky puppy with his girlfriend.

Jianna Competente
Jianna Competente
Jr Sales Operations Analyst

Jianna, formerly a Summer Sales Ops Intern at Neo, is excited to return to the team full-time! Jianna graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a double major in Business Management and Operations Supply Chain Management and is a San Francisco native. She loves coffee, DIY crafts, board games, and spending time with family and friends.

Christine Shaw
Christine Shaw
Senior Account Manager, Renewal Sales

Christine joins Neo Technology with over 8 years of Sales and Account Management experience. She is committed to customer advocacy and helping companies succeed. Born in Hong Kong and raised in the Bay Area, she split her time between continents and grew passionate about travel at an early age. In addition to travel, she relishes spending time with her husband Allen, son Adler, and dog Benji. Christine holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of California, Davis.

Candace Shin
Candace Shin
Enterprise Account Development Representative

Candace is an Enterprise Account Development Representative at Neo4j. She's a Bay Area native & a Bryn Mawr College alumna who graduated as a Music major at Haverford College (lengthy, I know haha). When she isn't working, you can find her doing all the musical things, crafting, and lifting heavy things.

Keoni Gaspar
Keoni Gaspar
OEM-Sales Development Rep

Keoni joins NEO Technology to execute support in the OEM space. Born and raised in Kona, Hawaii and now a local of San Francisco, he has over 17 years of high-level sales experience. Prior to NEO, Keoni was part of the Inside Sales Group at HP, Oracle, Extreme Networks, Huawei, and Indian Motorcycle. He majored in Interior Design and is also an author. After work you can find him in the city having drinks, traveling, in Vegas or Hawaii, or enjoying what the Bay Area has to offer.

Dave Shiposh
Dave Shiposh
Customer Success Engineer

Dave (also known as "Ship") is based in Ottawa, Canada is part of the Customer Success team at Neo4j, ensuring the success of Neo4j’s commercial customers. Previously, Dave spent 18 years at SAP Canada, predominately in pre-sales and partner enablement roles. When not working, Dave spends pretty much all of his time with his family and can most likely be found at a hockey rink or soccer field with one of his five children. Dave enjoys healthy eating, being active, doing Crossfit and playing hockey.

Navneet Mathur
Navneet Mathur
Senior Director - Global Solutions

Nav Mathur is Senior Director Global Solutions at Neo. He is responsible for solutions development and Go To Market activities for Solutions.

Nav is seasoned in business development and brings over 20+ years of experience in consulting focused on Strategy, Planning and Transformational Business & IT Solutions.

Previously, Nav was at Wipro heading sales for the Enterprise Architecture practice across North America. He was also in a similar role at TCS previously. Nav also had a long stint at Cambridge Technology Partners starting as a developer and eventually leading the North America Architecture Practice.

Nav has a Masters degree in Software Engineering from Boston University and a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering. He has also completed an executive management course from Babson College. Nav lives in the Bay Area with his wife and 2 boys. and is an experimental chef and wine nut.

Ross Gabay
Ross Gabay
Technical Consultant, Professional Services

Ross is a field consultant based out of Michigan. He is a Full Stack Architect/Developer with deep experience implementing solutions for Payments Processing, Health Insurance, Automotive industries.

Vanessa Moultson
Vanessa Moultson
Strategic Account Development Representative, EMEA

Vanessa is a French speaker from the French island of Reunion. She's worked in the IT industry developing the business and channel for various organisations within the French and UK markets. Her interests include Japanese culture, travel blogging, photography and yoga.

Amy Hodler
Amy Hodler
Sr. Manager, Partner Marketing

Amy believes a thriving graph ecosystem is essential to catalyze new types of insights. Accordingly, she helps ensure Neo4j partners are successful. In her career, Amy has consistently helped teams break into new markets at startups and large companies including EDS, Microsoft, and Hewlett-Packard (HP). She most recently comes from Cray Inc., where she was the analytics and artificial intelligence market manager.

Amy has a love for science and art with an extreme fascination for complexity science and graph theory. When the weather is good, you’re likely to find her cycling the passes in beautiful Eastern Washington.

Jeff Morris
Jeff Morris
Head of Product Marketing

eff Morris brings a world of marketing experience to Neo4j as head of product marketing. At Neo4j, he leads product, solutions, customer and partner marketing. He's anxious and excited to expose enterprise IT organizations to the world of graphs. He believes data connections and relationships are the secret sauce for the next generation of revenue-generating applications. If your organization is thinking about building smart shopping carts, traversing social relationships, interconnecting things on the Internet, finding unusual behavioral patterns or entering the world of artificial intelligence, machine learning or predictive analytics, then Jeff would like you to consider Neo4j, the original graph database, for those projects.

Jeff spent spent nearly three years at GoodData, where, he led their marketing department in building messages for IT, sales and social analytics, and targeted industries. He led product marketing at Actuate for over a decade, helping commercialize their open source analytic offerings by spearheading their entry into dashboards, marketplaces, mobile, and finally cloud. Jeff’s product management history was formed at open source pioneer Sendmail and sales automation vendor Borealis, and he learned the fundamentals of software engineering and marketing at Forte Software and IDE. He studied Electrical Engineering and History at Syracuse University.

Jeff is married to writer and ghostwriter, Lori Marshall. They live in San Francisco and San Rafael, CA. He paints for fun and the necessity to put art on the wall, and they love live music.

Petar Alexandrov
Petar Alexandrov
Graphic Designer

Petar studied programming in high school, but realised that the visual aspect of things is something he is more attracted to. In his free time, you can find him cycling, cooking vegan meals or enjoying the sea, even though he can’t swim.

Sam Magnus
Sam Magnus
Strategic Account Development

Sam is a member of the Strategic Account Development team at Neo Technology. Prior to joining the SDR team here at Neo4j, he was an SDR at Dynamic Signal. Sam majored in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science and practiced chiropractic for 5 years with a focus on neurology and nutrition. When he is not working, Sam likes to stay active, cook, read, follow Bay Area sports, and spend time with his partner Krystal and their fur son, Buddha (15-pound shih-tzu mix).

Jens Oknelid
Jens Oknelid
Developer

Jens started programming as a teenager because he was interested in making games and graphics demos. After finishing university and moving down to Malmö from Umeå, he has been working for ten years now with computer graphics and user interfaces at companies such as TAT, Blackberry and TOPP. He is very interested in Asian cultures and has lived in South Korea and Japan. His other hobbies include reading and painting.

Mattias Olsson
Mattias Olsson
Finance Controller - EMEA

Mattias Olsson is the Finance Controller – EMEA at Neo Technology. Before joining Neo Technology, he worked at QlikTech International AB (Qlik) as Accounting Controller for five years. During his time at Qlik, he built up and managed the accounting department supporting EMEA and APAC, corporate reporting to HQ in US, ensured compliance with statutory requirements and liaised with external audit to ensure audit compliance. Prior to Qlik, Mattias worked at EY as an approved auditor.

Anton Klaren
Anton Klaren
Developer

Anton is a developer with an MSc in Computer Science and has a passion for making files smaller and applications run faster. Previously he has worked as a web developer, IT director, research assistant and 3D game developer. He got interested in Neo4j when he evaluated its potential to be used as a reasoning engine for ontologies during his employment at Lund University. In his spare time, he likes to play the piano and cook amazing food.

Maria Samaan
Maria Samaan
Enterprise Account Manager

Maria is an Enterprise Account Manager at Neo Technology. With previous experience in Account Management and Customer Success at Oracle, Business Objects, Hyperion and Pentaho, Maria has managed both Enterprise and SME accounts across various vertical sectors. Outside of work, Maria enjoys playing piano and tennis.

Gordon Carrick
Gordon Carrick
Strategic Account Development Rep

Gordon was born and raised in Scotland. After graduating from Edinburgh University, Gordon moved to London to pursue a career in the IT industry. His experience spans across Business Development, Management Consulting and Banking. Gordon's interests include golf, creative writing, cars and cinema.

Caroline Tinz
Caroline Tinz
Office Manager, Sweden

Caroline is Neo4j's Office Manager in Sweden and has a long history in retail management supervising stores and teams at Hemtex, Skopunkten and Din Sko in both Sweden and Denmark. She is a master of juggling multiple tasks and problem solving and will help loves to solve any office and facilities related problems. In her free time, Caroline likes to spend time her family and friends and cook.

Martin Junghanns
Martin Junghanns
Software Engineer

Martin is a computer scientist living in Leipzig, Germany. He is a part-time researcher working on distributed graph analytics and has a special interest in graph OLAP and distributed query processing. In his free time, Martin enjoys racing his bikes, playing video games and above all spending time with his wife.

Blake Boris-Schacter
Blake Boris-Schacter
Field Marketing Manager, Western Region, North America

Blake has over 6 years of experience in event management and execution. He was most recently a Program Manager for Splunk, Inc., helping to create and manage a various types of sales enablement events across the country.

Andrew Bowman
Andrew Bowman
Customer Success Engineer

Andrew has worked as a Java and Android developer in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2011, and has since shifted into a support role after falling in love in Neo4j and Cypher. Before joining Neo4j, Andrew became a frequent contributor to APOC Procedures and regularly assisted the user community on Stack Overflow and the neo4j-users Slack. He now extends that support to include enterprise users as a Customer Success Engineer. In his free time, Andrew enjoys gaming (digital and board) as well as Wing Chun martial arts.

Cody Onyon
Cody Onyon
Global Help Desk Technician

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Sascha Peukert
Sascha Peukert
Developer

Sascha Peukert did his master thesis on graph views in Neo4j in early 2017, finishing his master's degree computer science. He started as a member of the engineering team in June 2017 and is based in Dresden, Germany. In his free time, Sascha likes swimming and cycling.

Max Kießling
Max Kießling
Developer

Max Kießling is a software developer and studied Computer Science at the University of Leipzig. His master thesis is about Cypher on Gradoop and Apache Flink. His interests are in distributed, high volume data computations, data mining and data integration. Prior to his work at Neo4j, he worked as a assistent at the Fraunhofer IMW. In his free time, Max enjoys the outdoors and photography.

Ed Crowther
Ed Crowther
Director of Sales Engineering

Ed Crowther is a member of the Sales Engineering team and brings with him 20 years of pre-sales field and management experience in the Business Intelligence, Enterprise Applications and Data Modeling software markets. He has worked extensively with customers in banking, insurance, retail and public sector. Ed and his family live in New Hampshire USA where he finds ways to enjoy the outdoors throughout all 12 months of the year.

David Oliver
David Oliver
Information Developer

David and his family live in a small village in Wiltshire, in the south of England. After leaving University with a degree in Media Science, David has spent nearly 2 decades specialising in technical documentation at IBM and ClusterHQ. Passionate about writing and learning about technology, David believes that with an open mind and the spirit of collaboration, there are always new things to learn and new things to share.

Przermek (Hugh) Kaznowski
Przermek (Hugh) Kaznowski
Developer

Przemek moved to London after attaining his BSc in Bio-Comupting at Newcastle Univeristy. You can find him at food markets around the city or at some of the tech meetups and hackathons.

Jenny Owen
Jenny Owen
Developer

Jenny works from the Malmö office as a developer in the quality team, making sure Neo4j works as expected. Before Neo, she worked at MathWorks as a Quality Engineer and testing that MATLAB runs properly on cloud clusters. She completed her PhD in Computer Science from the University of York, studying swarm robotics and complex systems. In her spare time Jenny likes to ride her bike, learn German (and now Swedish!) and play board games; her favourite board game is Pandemic.

Julien Grobbelaar
Julien Grobbelaar
Developer

Julien studied engineering at Stellenbosch in the Western Cape of South Africa, where he also managed to inspect several vineyards during his residency there. After university, he moved to London and spent ten years at Cisco Systems working on and implementing a range of networking protocols and security features which powers today's internet. At Cisco, his time was spent investigating, building, scaling and sometimes breaking distributed systems in Cloud environments, and more importantly how to recover them.

Adam Cowley
Adam Cowley
Field Engineer

Adam Cowley is a full stack development lead. Adam joins Neo on the back of fifteen years of Web, Mobile and software development experience; working on a wide range of projects for companies of all sizes from SME’s and startups to global brands.

Daniel Mayo
Daniel Mayo
Developer

Dan lives near Cambridge, UK. His development interests include web applications, microservices, DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and automating things. Previously he's worked in areas related to FinTech, the Internet of Things, Smart Energy, social media analytics, online gaming and transaction processing middleware. When not working, he spends a lot of his time chasing after his two-year-old daughter.

Ljubica Lazarevic
Ljubica Lazarevic
Field Engineer/Pre Sales

Lju is a techie with a keen interest in data and the opportunities it brings. Her background has encompassed development, consulting and architecture. In her free time, Lju enjoys playing board games, travelling and rowing.

Ravi Ramanathan
Ravi Ramanathan
VP Sales Engineering, Americas

Ravi brings extensive experience building high performance pre-sales teams and processes for data driven software companies. Most recently, Ravi served as the VP of Sales Engineering for Zoomdata where he started & built the Sales Engineering teams showing prospects how to leverage all of the various modern data sources. Previously, he was the VP of Global Sales Engineering at Actian where he built & led SE teams across various geographies & business lines. Prior to that, Ravi built and led the Sales Engineering & Professional Services teams at ParAccel, which was acquired by Actian. Earlier in his career, Ravi led Sales Engineering and Professional Services teams for MicroStrategy, Actuate, and Blue Martini and spent his formative years at Price Waterhouse consulting on a variety of Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence projects. Ravi is a husband of 1, father of 2, and enjoys travel, hiking, and drinks.

Satia Herfert
Satia Herfert
Developer

Satia is a computer scientist with a distributed systems background who graduated from TU Darmstadt. His interests include Big Data and automated debugging. When not busy coding, he enjoys hiking, cooking or showing off his crazy Salsa dancing moves.

Gopal Nagarajan
Gopal Nagarajan
VP of Worldwide Professional Services, Customer Support and Customer Success

Gopal Nagarajan is the VP of Worldwide Professional Services, Customer Support and Customer Success for Neo4j, overseeing all operational aspects of customer success including vision, strategy, solution innovation and delivery, product support, partner engagement and customer relationships. With over 25 years of leadership experience in enterprise software (on-premises and cloud-hosted environments), international operations and dispersed mobile workforce management, Gopal has held several executive leadership positions in global enterprise software companies such as HealthEdge (integrated financial, administrative and clinical software platform), Attivio (Cognitive Search and Insight platform), Aveksa (Identity and Access Management platform– acq:RSA), eQuilibrium (Energy Management platform – acq:EnerNOC), OpenPages (Governance, Risk and Compliance platform, acq: IBM), and Object Design (object-oriented database platform, acq:Progress Software). Gopal holds a B.S. degree in Physics from the University of Madras, an M.S. in Computer Science from Syracuse University, and an M.S. in Business Administration from Boston University.

Vivek Sharma
Vivek Sharma
Startegic Account Development Rep

As a Strategic Account Development Rep, Vivek will be looking after the Nordics Region, and will be the first point of contact for those who would like to learn more about Neo4j's solution. Previous experience includes selling marketing technology at start-ups like BrightEdge and Campaign Monitor across the EMEA region. As for his spare time, you'll find him in a gym six days a week, glued to a Kindle during his commute and always listening to house or techno music. He is also a bit of a video-game nerd!

Louise Söderström
Louise Söderström
Software Developer

Louise joined Neo4j as a software developer in August 2017 and is based out of the Malmö office. Previously, she studied engineering in mathematics at Lund University and worked as imaging engineer within network cameras. Louise is a proud nerd who spends her free time on logical puzzles, board gaming and involvement in the organization Pink Programming.

Andrew Kerr
Andrew Kerr
Developer

Andrew is a software engineer who has previously worked in data driven industries such as online advertising and social media. At Neo4j, he is able to jointly pursue his dual professional interests of product and data.

Philip Stutz
Philip Stutz
Developer

Philip is a developer for Neo4j based in London. During his PhD at the University of Zurich, he designed distributed systems that process, query, and run inferences on large graphs.

Gerrit Meier
Gerrit Meier
Software Engineer

Gerrit is a software developer, Java and web addicted, and always looking for new things to learn. He tries to make the world better by sharing knowledge and ideas. He is co-leader of the JUG Ostfalen and last but not least open source committer.

Sandrine Angelo
Sandrine Angelo
Office Manager

She was born and raised in Paris and she has been living in London for almost 9 years. She is interested in current affairs, history and how good or bad the latest superhero movie was. She is always reading something from graphic novels to history books and she knows French, cheese and wine well... food in general is her religion!
Funny fact: Once in Beijing, she have been mistaken for Beyonce and had to sing Crazy in love in a Karaoke....

Umar Muzammil
Umar Muzammil
Technical Support Engineer

Umar is a Technical Support Engineer based in London UK working closely with the Customer Success Team ensuring effective liaison with Neo’s clients globally. Umar’s technical background is as a SQL DBA, Network engineer and a Data Analyst, amongst various other roles in which he has met and exceeded client expectations. In his free time, Umar enjoys travelling and photography.

Joe Depeau
Joe Depeau
Pre Sales/Field Engineering

Originally from the USA but now living in the UK, Joe has over 20 years of varied experience in the IT industry across a number of domains and specialties. Most recently, Joe has focused on technical pre-sales and solution architecture in the data and analytics space. When not geeking out over data and technology he enjoys camping, tending to his garden and allotment, reading, and playing boardgames and RPGs. He also bakes a mean cheesecake.

Nitin Sharma
Nitin Sharma
Director, Field Marketing North America

Nitin has worked at leading high-tech marketing organizations for over 20 years. Nitin’s expertise has been in field marketing where he’s built and led teams both globally and in the Americas at Akamai, TIBCO and IBM. Working with customers and sales teams to understand business challenges and priorities has allowed him to design best of breed lead generation programs with his team mates in marketing. Nitin’s family keeps themselves busy skiing, biking, and enjoying soccer…their most recent family member - Jett the dog (labradoodle) - has provided lots of love and happiness to their family.

Gunnar Lindfors
Gunnar Lindfors
Field Engineer/Pre Sales

Gunnar is a tech guy who loves mountain biking and lives outside of Stockholm with his better half Frida and their ever so cowardly little pitbull Alice. So far he spent his adult career in an area called PLM, where he started out as a developer and later moved into sales (pre-sales). In his younger days he was the IT-guy for a couple of smaller companies so that he could afford to constantly upgrade his computer. Even though he is now a 36-year-old engineer/pretty-curious-guy, he still suffers from the "let's pick that apart and see how it works"-syndrome, at least nowadays it's usually his stuff and usually his bikes that gets picked apart.

Deniz Omer Houssein
Deniz Omer Houssein
Strategic Account Development Representative

Deniz is a goal-oriented sales professional with extensive experience in generating leads for disruptive start-ups and well established PLC's. His background includes User Generated Content, i.e. Ratings and Reviews, basically enabling brands to sell more. He is trilingual and enjoys travelling and exploring different cultures as well. His hobbies also include working out and playing chess.

Karl-Gustav Bergqvist
Karl-Gustav Bergqvist
Data Analyst

Karl-Gustav be working with supporting Neo4j management with business analysis and reporting. He has nearly 10 years of experience as a market research and management consultant, but most recently he came from a position as a business controller at Skandia. He is very interested in sports, both as an athlete and a fan, and is especially fond of his hometown of Malmö's football team.

Andrew Jefferson
Andrew Jefferson
Developer

Andrew is a software engineer specialising in distributed and scalable systems. Andrew has been employee #4 or 5 at two successful startups and worked on Petabyte scale systems at Apple. During his career, Andrew has worked on high performance DNA analysis, built a cloud platform for Artificial Intelligence and written an O'Reilly eBook on DevOps. Andrew has left London and Silicon Valley behind to move to the Bavarian Alps where he enjoys hiking, climbing and skiing in his free time.

David A. Richard
David A. Richard
Sales, Southeast Region

David has a solid track record of leading sales in the Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Analytics, Enterprise Content Management and Security markets with early stage and public companies. Dave was the founding VP of Sales and Director of Sales for organizations such as Informatica, Acts/Business Objects/SAP, OpenText, Merced Systems, Altirnao/AODocs to name a few. Dave has degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA Tech) in Mathematics and Computer Science. In his free time, Dave spends time with family and friends, riding motorcycles and doing anything outdoors and staying active.

David Rosenblum
David Rosenblum
Sales Engineer

David has a technical background where he has held consulting, dev/support team management and pre-sales roles. He was most recently at Zoomdata, where he was the Northeast Sales Engineer, and has previously held similar roles at Sybase, SAP and Datawatch. David and his wife live on a small farm in Pittstown, NJ, where their two sons grew up. David enjoys renovating homes, working on the farm, and discovering great new technologies, where his passions extend to sharing the vision and working the deals.

David Allen
David Allen
Technology Partner Architect

David is a deeply technical generalist with experience in managing teams and driving towards complex goals. The most fun he has had in his career is when he is learning something new, or trying to figure out how to do something that hasn't been done before. When not trying to improve something technical, you can usually find David playing guitar or cycling. He loves meeting new people, and has a very keen interest in language and culture and loves to find common ground with other people through travel and music.

Tiago Vila Verde
Tiago Vila Verde
Developer

Tiago is a laid back, relaxed guy who enjoys travelling whenever possible. He enjoys sports a lot, both just watching or actually doing it. Massive Formula 1 fan and motorsports in general, but, being Portuguese, football is king! Since he works in front of the computer all day, he tries not to do that at home too, so he is mostly out and about doing whatever comes to mind. Bowling, climbing, hiking, or a beer at the local pub, anything goes in his never ending quest to combat boredom!