Emil Eifrem sketched what today is known as the property graph model on a flight to Mumbai in 2000. As the CEO and Co-Founder of Neo4j, and a co-author of the O'Reilly book Graph Databases, he's devoted his professional life to building, innovating and evangelizing graph databases. He plans to save the world with graphs and own Larry's yacht by the end of the decade.
President & 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.
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.
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 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.
VP of Engineering
Magnus is Neo Technology's VP of Engineering and a member of the company's executive staff.
SVP, 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.
Lance Walter has more than two decades of Enterprise Product Management and Marketing experience. Lance started his career in technical roles at Oracle Corporation supporting enterprise relational database deployments. Since then, Lance has worked at industry leaders like Siebel Systems and Business Objects, as well as successful startups including Onlink (acquired by Siebel Systems), Pentaho (acquired by Hitachi Data Systems), Aria Systems, Capriza. Lance’s first experience with alternative database platforms was at Arbor Software, the pioneer of the multi-dimensional database / OLAP market.
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
Andreas Benno Kollegger
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.
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.
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.
Twitter: Twitter: @_aileenrose
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Director of Business Operations, EMEA
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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.
Shot Caller, Tweeter-in-Chief
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.
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
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 is a Support Engineer for Neo Technology.
Ben Butler Cole
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.
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.
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.
Senior Marketing Director EMEA
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 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 is a Product Manager and senior computer scientist with a background in distributed systems and transaction processing. He's been working on enterprise application integration, large-scale climate data management, and scalable overlay networks. At Neo4j, he plays a key role in the design of the Cypher graph query language, helped build the first cost-based planner for property graph databases and pioneered the architecture of Cypher for Apache Spark.
Stefan is passionate about computer language design and how languages as a medium enable access to new technology. He's now working on standardization and specification of property graph query languages and related topics, as well as continously exploring how to expand the scope and applicability of graph technology in a way that makes it easily accessible to users.
Based in Berlin, Germany, he enjoys spending time with his family in nature and playing a good game of Go once in a while.
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.
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.
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 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.
Neo Technology Advisor
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
Marketing Programs Manager
Greta Workman has been a part of the marketing team at Neo4j for over 4 years, and currently oversees field marketing for the eastern half of the US. She's enjoyed watching the graph community grow through events like GraphConnect, which has more than doubled during her time at Neo4j. In her spare time, she enjoys solving the daily New York Times crossword puzzle and watching University of Kentucky basketball.
Major Account Manager
Matt is a techie with great experience in field sales for CA Technologies, Oracle, and Good Technology.
OEM Sales Manager
James knows OEMs - bringing his expertise from working at Oracle, TimesTen Corp, and Hexis Cyber Solutions.
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.
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.
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 has an extensive background in pre-sales, consulting, and development roles with significant experience in Java and multiple database technologies.
Team Lead for Neo4j Cypher and Spatial
Craig is the team lead for Neo4j Cypher and product lead for Spatial. He has been using Neo4j since 2009, first as a customer building mobile telecommunications analysis tools, and as a community member creating the 'Neo4j Spatial' GIS modeling library. Then in 2014, he joined the Product Engineering team to work full time on Cypher and Spatial in Neo4j.
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 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.
Territory Manager, Southern Europe
Bill is the Territory Manager for Neo4j, covering customer projects and providing local partner support in South Europe.
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.
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 is our field engineer covering customer nodes in France.
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 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 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 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.
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
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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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).
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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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Vice President, WW 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 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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Federal Technical Account Manager
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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 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.
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 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.
Strategic Account Development
Julio joined Neo4j 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Analytics & AI Program Manager
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.
Head of Product Marketing
Jeff 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 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.
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.
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 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.
After spending a decade developing full-stack and leading enterprise level management information systems, Irfan has focused on graph data visualisation and front-end technologies for the past 5 years.
He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering and M.Sc. in Software Management from Middle East Technical University.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Strategic Account Development Representative
Lewis a salesman/philosopher/musician/athlete from San Diego. He has very strong opinions about which California city has the best burritos and margaritas. He's excited to join the #1 data graphing platform as an SDR for Neo4j, and is ecstatic to find out how deep the connected data rabbit-hole goes.
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 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 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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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
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 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.
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 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!
Program Manager, Community Development and Enablement
From "Rap Battles to Robot Battles," Karin started her professional journey in the music industry, working the some of the world's most well-renowned entertainers.
She was nicknamed "Spiderwoman" because of her passion for networking and "creating a web" of people. She also launched and grew a women's networking group, with the focus of sharing resources with one another (which, unbeknownst to her at the time, was very graph-y).
After accepting a role at a VC-backed startup, she began working with the development community. During this time, she fell in love with the the community's strength, support for each other, and endless appetite for knowledge. She has since found her home at Neo4j, where she can connect the people in a community with a product that values connections and relationships as much as she does.
Mark is a pre-sales engineer based on the West Coast. He was a full-stack developer and consultant for the global automotive industry before becoming a pre/post sales engineer with a Santa Clara-based NoSQL & Graph startup. His true passion is helping people harness the power of tech to solve interesting problems. When not working or traveling, Mark can usually be found hiking with his dogs along nearby Folsom Lake.
Stuart is a member of the Sales Engineering team and brings 15 years of experience helping many Global 2000 organizations solve their business challenges leveraging semantic technologies, natural language processing, search and graphs. Stuart has experience across a wide range of industries, including healthcare, finance, manufacturing and retail. Stuart lives in the Bay Area and spends whatever free time he has going up and down hills at - what he thinks is - speed, either on a mountain bike, dirt bike or skis.
Aji is the latest addition to the Professional Services team at Neo4j. Based out of New Jersey, Aji will primarily be focusing on Neo4j implementations in NYC area. Her background is in Software Engineering, primarily Java and Cloud Technologies, like Hadoop, Hbase, Elasticsearch. She started her career with the Government clients in DC metro area and then moved over to the Financial sector in NYC doing everything from requirement gatherings to development to deployment for the clients. In her personal time, she enjoys traveling, cooking and is a devout Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
Peter has 30 years of experience in the IT industry, starting with solutions consultancy with IBM and moving through a multitude of companies large and small in a sales capacity - including - Informix, Ariba, Oracle, Vendavo and most recently, SAS institute. He is super excited about moving into the Graph space. In his spare time he likes to Golf (11 handicap) and ride mountain bikes along the South Downs where he lives.
Rodrigo is a Technology enthusiast with 10+ years of experience in Data Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Integration and Big Data industry working in many roles including Consulting, Enterprise Architecture and Development. Prior joining Neo4j, Rodrigo spent close to 8 years working for Pentaho.
Outside work, Rodrigo is passionate for his family (wife and 3 kids: Ines, Mikel and Olivia), technology and sports (Real Madrid, Boston Celtics and Buffalo Bills).
Christian is a former entrepreneur, co-founder of Sunstone, and responsible for our investments in Prezi, Blackwood Seven, Natural Cycles, Werlabs and others.
Andrei is a software engineer on the Kernel team. He holds over twelve years of Java backend development under his belt. Andrei is passionate about code quality, automating boring stuff, and reducing unnecessary complexity. He is enthusiastic proponent of writing simple, robust, maintainable code.
Besides hacking, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing electric guitar, shredding dirt on his mountain bike, and listening to a wide variety of music.
Johannes organizes the java user group in his home town Kassel, teaches at the DHBW Stuttgart and works as software engineer at Neo4j. He spent the last few years building distributed and containerized systems with focus on orchestration frameworks. Besides his love for technology, he loves to annoy the neighbors with his guitars, to lose at table soccer and to get the nails painted by his daughter.
Sr. Sales Engineer
Dan is a Chicago based pre-sales engineer with an extensive experience in all things data. Over the last 10 years, Dan has worked with clients to envision and successfully implement solutions in the Hadoop, NoSQL, Machine Learning, and Massively Parallel Database technology realms.
When he’s not wondering what problems cannot be best solved using a graph model, Dan can be found traversing trails around the Midwest and the Great Lakes with his lovely wife, Pat, and their trusty tent. Pat and Dan are perfectly content with his two children not calling during their wanderings because they are mostly self sufficient, or they’ve sauntered out of cell phone range.
Enterprise Strategic Account Development Representativ
Jessica is a Bay Area native and SJSU alumni. She joins Neo4j as the newest node on the sales team as an Enterprise Strategic Account Development Representative. Coming from an extensive work experience background, her most recent transition into the tech world at the #1 data graphing platform company has been her favorite. When Jessica isn't spending time with her family, you can try finding her out with her friends, trying a new foodie spot, catching flight to to the next travel destination, or chasing sunsets.
Hugo is a software engineer working on the distributed systems team. Before joining Neo4j, he worked at Newcastle University, where he completed his PhD in investigating workload-aware techniques for partitioning large graphs and later delivered a project researching machine learning techniques to support HE students.
Outside of work he likes to take the odd photo and read sci-fi books. Oh, and he drinks a lot of coffee: if you ever notice him without cup-in-hand, feel free to send help!
Developer Relations Engineer
Jennifer Reif is an avid developer and problem-solver. She holds a Master’s degree in Computer Management and Information Systems and has worked with large enterprises to organize and make sense of widespread data assets and leverage them for maximum business value. She has worked with a variety of commercial and open source tools and enjoys learning new technologies, sometimes on a daily basis! Her passion is finding ways to organize chaos and deliver software more effectively. She is excited to begin her position at Neo4j and increase her breadth and depth of knowledge!
Director of Sales, Western Region
Brock Alston brings over 30 years of experience to his role as Sales Director for Neo4j. Previously he's worked at enterprise software companies such as Oracle Corporation, Vertica Systems, MapD Technologies, Turbonomic, Siebel Systems, and Brio Technology. Brock has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Purdue University, so before his software-focused career he worked as an Aerospace Engineer at Lockheed Martin and The Aerospace Corporation. Outside of work his interests include music, art, and literature.
Sr. Financial Analyst
Thanh is a Finance professional with a enormous passion for data and data-driven approaches, so joining Neo4j was a naturally easy decision. Prior to Neo4j, Thanh worked as the only Financial Analyst at iD Tech Camps, led the whole company budget projects in two years and created finance processes for iD Tech Camps, whose operation is in all states of US, Hong Kong and China and UK. He was born and raised in Vietnam and holds an MBA from San Jose State University. Thanh is also a huge fan of soccer (his favorite team is Manchester United), coffee and Fifa.
Eric is a member of the Professional Services organization and is based near Washington, DC. He has over 25 years of experience in the enterprise data space, having worked with graph databases, semantic web technologies, NoSQL databases, and SQL databases in both the government and commercial sectors. Prior to joining Neo, he used Neo4j for over 3 years and is a Neo4j Certified Engineer. When he's not working with data, Eric can be found hiking, writing (he published an indie sci-fi novel titled MetaCity in 2016), and enjoying time with his family.
Partner Marketing Manager
Julie has spent her career in solutions and product marketing roles for various B2B enterprise companies and is beyond thrilled to join Neo4j to help our partners be successful in selling graph solutions.
Julie is based in Denver, Colorado, where she enjoys skiing, walking with her black lab & spending time with her family.
Account Development Representative
Frédéric joins Neo4j as an Account Development Representative. Prior to Neo4j, he was an Inside Sales Consultant representative at Orbus Software. Outside of work, you will be sure to find him at the gym, not because he wants to build a beach body, but because he wants to maintain good health and constantly push his limits. He believes that this is the key to making him even stronger mentally.
Gary Mann is a Washington, DC based Sales Engineer working with the Federal team. Over his career, Gary has worked many roles in both pre- and post-sales. He started his career as an engineer and developer working for the National Security Agency. As an SE, he's worked with many technologies, including unstructured data analytics, enterprise search, big data processing and analytics, and security analytics. His most recent roles were with Securonix, a security analytics vendor, and AppDynamics/Cisco. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and two daughters. On off hours, he's on the running trail or ferrying kids around to travel soccer games.
At Neo4j, Dinuke will be working as Field Engineer based in Stockholm, Sweden. Prior to coming to Neo4j, he was at DXC Technology (former HPE Enterprise), where he was a Presales Solution Consultant/Architect. He also has a background in software development (15+ years), offering development and product
management. In his spare time, he plays golf and socializes with friends.
Jocelyn is working remotely from the ‘burbs of Philadelphia. She has been involved in some form of content creation since graduating with a journalism degree in 1999, and has had successful runs in A&E magazine publishing, content marketing, and book publishing (she wrote a biography on Isaac Asimov for teens). When the day job ends (and sometimes before it begins), she enjoys running her own online music magazine, practicing yoga, painting, playing guitar, gardening, cooking, and hanging with her partner, Allan, and Cattle Dog, Nami.
Senior Director of Corporate Communications
Leena has two decades of Enterprise Technology experience across consulting & product management, finally graduating to marketing strategy & communications. She has had the chance to develop a global sensibility and lifelong friendships by working in the UK, on both coasts of the USA and by managing a distributed team spanning India, Nigeria and Spain. Prior to joining Neo4j, she worked for MicroStrategy, Actuate (acquired by OpenText) and most recently for Duta, a startup in the mobile messaging space. She holds a BA and an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) from Oxford University.
Leena is passionate about women’s leadership and the graphiness of life. She loves to paint, practice yoga and meditate, preferably all at the same time!
Before joining Neo4j, Hannes completed his PhD at TU Dresden in 2014. Hannes’ involvement with graphs and graph query language design goes back to 2010. He also worked in LDBC Graph Query Language Standardization Task Force. At Neo4j, Hannes helps to develop and foster Cypher as the query language for property graphs.
Strategic Account Development Representative
Gabriella is a San Jose State University alumna and Bay Area native. She joined Neo4j as a student intern on the Sales Development team and transitioned to a Strategic Account Development Representative upon graduating. When she isn’t in the office, you can find her practicing a new language, traveling, or enjoying the outdoors.
Director of Product Management
Ivan is part of the Product Management team at Neo4j. He started his career at Digital Equipment Corporation, following his passion for the kernel of the PdP 11 machines and later with VAX/VMS Macro programming and networking. An author and an entrepreneur, he founded Dianomic Systems (an IoT startup), was CTO at SkySQL (now MariaDB) and led Systems and Sales Engineering teams at MySQL, Sun and Oracle.
Ivan lives in Windsor, UK, he practices martial arts and helps Open Source Communities around the world.
Father, Husband, Cyclist and also a programmer, Michael is a software developer who likes many languages, but likes Java the most. He wrote the first German book about Spring Boot and works on Spring Data Neo4j. Michael shares his knowledge on his personal blog and in Java User Groups. He is the co-founder and current lead of the Euregio JUG in the 3 borders area of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany and engages a lot in this community. Before Neo4j, Michael worked as a Senior Consultant at INNOQ.
Anand Gondhiya joined NEO4J as a consulting engineer and has 10+ years of experience in software development & engineering. Prior to NEO4J, Anand extensively worked as consultant for various financial services clients.
Principal Curriculum Developer
Elaine’s mission here at Neo4j is simple – teach customers how to best use Neo4j by focusing on tasks within the context of role-based learning paths. She comes to Neo4j with over 25 years experience developing technical training for a variety of database platforms. Earlier in her career, she developed database support software for Hewlett Packard.
When not at her computer, Elaine and her husband, Jack, grow organic fruit and berries on their farm in Texas, where families can come to pick their own food. She also designs and creates 3D metal art sculptures.
Director, Product Management
Anurag’s mission is to help Neo4j customers get successful with our portfolio of end-user products. Prior to Neo4j, Anurag spent almost two decades in big data analytics and business intelligence, while in product and customer facing roles at Zoomdata and MicroStrategy. He is keenly passionate about enabling visual experiences that allow end users to freely explore their data assets.
Anurag holds a B.Tech. from IIT Bombay and an MS from University of Maryland, both in Mechanical Engineering, and an MBA from University of Michigan. He lives in Northern Virginia and enjoys leisure time with family and friends, and wandering to new places; ideally both.
Stefan helps our partners move beyond planning, strategy papers and meetings. Just as Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut once supposedly said, "In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is," he designs and facilitates things to make it simple for all to start doing something a bit differently.
Stefan is a recognized speaker, thought leader and strategic advisor. What led him here is 15 years' experience as a strategic business advisor and creative director of companies like Sapient Razorfish, Cheil and Hyper Island, to name a few.
Sören will a a software engineer on the Morpheus team. Prior to joining Neo4j, he was studying at Leipzig University and wrote his master thesis about Cypher on Flink. Outside of work, he enjoys playing electric guitar and sports, mostly Canoe Polo.
Sebastian works creatively around the clock. When he is not designing frontend solutions for Neo4j, he often produces music in varied genres. He identifies with successful people that think differently, and strives to one day become one himself.
Senior Director of PS EMEA
Jan has worked in Business Analytics since 1996. He has extensive experience with data integration and analytics across various industries and worked with a large variety of both proprietary and open source tools across 100’s of projects.
In 2011, Jan joined Pentaho to create their Consulting practice in EMEA and APAC. Jan has headed up this team (now part of Hitachi Vantara) for the last 7 years growing the team to over 50 billable FTEs. Over those years he also reshaped the team to move from delivering traditional business analytics into big data analytics and now IoT projects.
Jan lives in Rome, Italy with his wife Francesca and daughters, Julia and Mila. When he has any free time left, you’ll find him behind his drum set playing anything from jazz to classical rock.
Jaroslaw (Jarek) Palka
Performance Benchmarking Infrastructure Developer
Jarek is a long time Neo4j community member and graph's advocate in Poland, turned into full-time Neo4j performance engineer. Will make sure Neo4j will use JVM and OS capabilities to provide fastest graph platform on this planet.
In his free time, Jarek is a frequent speaker at software conferences, talking mainly about JVM internals and, from time to time, about software architecture. When he is not speaking or coding, he is listening to sludge metal and reading urban fantasy books.
Therese just finished school and is now a civil engineer in computer science. Outside of work, she enjoys reading and scouting, both as a scout herself and as a leader to younger kids. At Neo4j, she is a developer based out of our Malmö office.
Tobias has worked in a number of different fields, including embedded operative systems, DSLs, e-commerce, text analysis, and distributed computing. Programming languages, functional programming, and vegan cooking are close to his heart.
Director of Engineering
Jennifer brings over 20 years of experience in various technologies and is always interested in any new technology in any field. She was born and raised in the US but is now happy to call Sweden home. She enjoys traveling, painting, learning Swedish, and playing logic and board games.
Sumeet Toprani is a Project Director within the Professional Services team focused on driving successful Client Deployments for Neo4j. He oversees key aspects of project delivery, client delivery processes and driving long term customer relationships. Prior to Neo4j, Sumeet has experience deploying Agile Mortgage Automation (@AiFoundry), Web-Mobile (@Mobiquity) and Search (@Attivio) solutions driving key ROI to small, medium and large customers. Sumeet holds a M.S. in Computer Science from WPI and B.S in MIS from Rutgers University.