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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VP, Field Engineering
Gabe is heading up the Global Field Engineering organization at Neo. He has spent his entire career focused on helping people and companies achieve success with technology and realizing value out of technical investments. At Neo he enjoys the opportunity to help guide the team committed to this same success.
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.
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.
Senior System 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.
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 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.
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.
Anders has been interested in data modeling since quite some time, and Neo4j is bringing the fun back into this area. What attracted him about Neo4j is that beyond being yet another great tool, it embodies a new way to think about data as well. At Neo, his main objective is to make sure we're as innovative when it comes to documentation as with the database; pushing boundaries, making cool things happen for real.
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.
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 has been a developer for over eight years, doing many different things but never graph databases... although he has done graph-y stuff before, there is a lot of new stuff to learn! He is excited to learn Neo and happy to return to Scandinavia with his wife and two children.
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 is an engineer 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.
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
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Chris has a deep technology background which began with an early childhood of recreational programming and continued with his formal education earning two degrees in Computer Science from MIT. He worked briefly as a professional software developer before moving to customer facing operational and strategic roles, and finally after an INSEAD MBA to venture capital.
Chris joined Conor Venture Partners in July 2013 from Fidelity Growth Partners Europe, where he was a Principal based in London. He began his venture investing career at Index Ventures in Geneva where he served as an Associate and joined Neo Technology's board of directors in 2011 as a 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 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.
Gaurav sits on the board of Neo Technology. He holds an MBA as well as a Master's and Bachelor's degrees of Computer Science from MIT. from Prior to joining Fidelity Growth Partners, Gaurav was at EMC where he focused on new growth initiatives and product portfolio management for EMC’s largest business unit, Symmetrix. Gaurav began his career as a software developer and spent several years on the tech investment banking teams at Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse where he advised global software companies on M&A.
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 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.
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.
Market Development Representative
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.
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.
Director of Field Engineering
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.
Craig Taverner just joined Neo Engineering. Craig is the creator of Neo4j Spatial. He has also been a Neo4 customer for many years and has worked for us with other customers as a consultant. Craig just finished getting Amanzitel, a company he founded 2008, integrated with its new parent, Dinglicom, and is now ready to join us full time. Craig is South African, but lives in Sweden and is working in the Malmö office.
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.
UK Sales Director
Anthony has been involved in with database technology for longer than he cares to admit, having spent time in sales at Oracle, HP, MySQL, Couchbase and Versant. He believes that Neo4j is really something new, allowing organisations to exploit the value of their data and data relationships in a way that has never been possible before. In his shadowy past, Anthony was a developer, working in the UK, the US and Australia but these days he is very happy to be back living in London, the greatest city in the World.
Sales 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.
Customer Success Engineer
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.
Market Development Representative
Alexandria Riggs is a Market Development Representative. 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.
Sales Development Representative
Art Thainuruk works in sales and based in London. He will be collaborating on deals and assisting on outbound campaigns. Art has an active in the Akha culture of Northern Thailand, and will be in the upcoming James Bond movie.
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 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.
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.
Regional Manager France BELUX
Stephane Marlin joins us from Talend, he was regional sales manager for Benelux, North of France, Switzerland, Spain, Italy. He will be covering France and also BeNeLux. Stephane lives in Paris with his family.
Sales Development Representative
Matzen works at Neo as a Sales Development Rep. 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.
Petra Selmer is a member of our engineering team. For her doctoral program, she is working on a language that allows for slight imprecisions, so users can explore complex domains without having to get everything exactly right in their queries. For many years, she worked as a consultant and developer in a variety of different settings and roles. Petra is South African and is working in Neo's London office.
Nigel Small is a Neo Engineer. He created py2neo driver and the Geoff and Zerograph projects. Nigel has several decades of software development experience within a wide variety of different domains and technologies. He will be working 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 Gaudinaud 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.
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 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.
Pieter is part of Neo Technology’s Field Engineering team based in London. He holds a MSc in Computer Science from Ghent University, where he wrote a distinguished thesis on time-based graph models. Prior to joining Neo Technology, Pieter was an instanceof Software Engineer at TomTom, the world’s leader in location and navigation software, where he introduced neo4j to enable real-time impact analysis on their map.
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.
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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.
Director, Product Management
Igor, a newest addition to product team, is entrepreneurial, practical thinker who thrives in fast-paced environment. Before joining Neo, he worked at eBay as product owner for in-house machine translation service enabling cross-border commerce. Igor was passionate about computers ever since age six when his dad build him a ZX80 home computer. In his free time, Igor loves getting outdoors - from sailing to climbing interesting mountains.
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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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 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.
Marketing Programs Manager
Corie Brickman is the Marketing Programs Manager responsible for Neo's webinar series and email communications. Prior to joining Neo, Corie managed outbound marketing strategy for AppDynamics where she grew the webinar program from a monthly product demo to an international resource center with original content featured weekly. Outside of work, she is an aspiring yogi, travel enthusiast, and sugar aficionado.
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Director of Professional Services
JR is the Global Director for PS and provides leadership and value to Global / Regional field practices in the area of the services strategy, overall business performance and business plan execution. Before joining Neo, he worked as Director Strategic Accounts for Customer Success in the Information archiving and eDiscovery space, responsible for the overall success of some of the largest banks in the world. JR started his consulting career at Teradata and leadership roles at Sun and HP.
JR worked with Fortune500 High Tech companies including Hewlett Packard, Sun Microsystems, AT&T and NCR/Teradata, where he started as a technical consultant in the Data warehousing and Business Intelligence Domain.
He was attracted to Neo because he totally digs that there is an incredible market opportunity left untouched where a Graph DB plays an incredible role exposing context and meaning derived from the connection between data, not the contents of the data itself.
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 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 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!
Account Manager, Renewals
Lorgen is an Account Manager based in the Bay Area. She brings over 10 years of experience working in account management and sales. When time permits, she loves to travel as much as she can and hopes to visit as many countries as she can.
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.
Sales Development Rep
Angelica is joining us as a Sales Development Rep to grow Neo’s business in the Eastern USA. Recently moved to California from Toronto, Canada, she is enjoying a new dose of sunshine while exploring the Bay Area.
Enterprise Account Manager
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Enterprise Account Manager
Bill is a Senior Account Executive at Neo Technology and brings over 17 years of enterprise software sales experience with him. Prior to joining Neo, Bill’s past roles included Named Accounts Manager at Hewlett Packard, Alliance Account Manager at Oracle and Sales Manager at BEA Systems. Bill lives in Austin, Texas and is an alumni of the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Education.
Max is a Software Developer at Neo Technology contributing to the core of Neo4j. Prior to joining Neo Technology, Max researched graph-specific index structures in his thesis and presented the idea of path indexes with an implementation in Neo4j. Originally from Virginia, USA, Max is working in the office at Malmö, Sweden. Max has a B.Sc in Computer Science from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and a M.Sc in Computer Science from the Technical University of Eindhoven, in the Netherlands.
Johan is one of Europe’s most experienced venture capital investors having worked across a broad set of industries globally, built a number of successful businesses as an entrepreneur, and as Partner in leading venture capital firms. He has worked in large and small companies, seen failures and success, has a vast global network in the VC ecosystem and a true passion to build companies.
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.
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.
Field Engineer (Pre-Sales)
Jesús is a field engineer with Neo Technology based in London. He combines over 15 years of professional experience in consulting and professional services in the Information management space. Prior to joining Neo Technology, Jesús worked at Ontology Systems for seven years where he got first hand experience with large graph DB deployments in many successful graph-based projects for major telecommunications companies all over the world.
Jesús holds a Ph.D. in Computing Science from the Politécnica University of Madrid, where he carried out his research on graph data modeling 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.
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.
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 joined Neo Engineering with a decade's experience from the software industry in a variety of different roles, both as a developer, quality engineer and manager. Steven is also an active contributor to open source projects. He is the creator of RSpec, a highly influential Behavior Driven Development framework for Ruby. Steven is Canadian and has moved with his wife and two children to Sweden and will be working out of the Malmö office.
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.
Lotta is an Office Coordinator based in Malmö who works closely together with Michaela. Lotta has worked in office and facilities management and finance for several years at companies like TAT The Astonishing Tribe and BlackBerry. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her close friends and family. Lotta is now on maternity leave for her new baby boy.
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 Administrator (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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