Leadership Team

Buno Pati

Chief Executive Officer

Buno Pati is currently the CEO of Infoworks and served as its Chairman from its inception, and as Executive Chairman since September 2017 through January of 2019. Buno brings over 20 years of experience as CEO, entrepreneur, board member and investor in technology companies. Buno was CEO and cofounder of Numerical Technologies, a company that redefined how semiconductors are manufactured, and led the company from inception through a very successful IPO (NMTC). Buno is also a partner at CenterView Capital.

Amar Arsikere

Chief Product Officer, CTO and Co-Founder

Prior to co-founding Infoworks, Amar built the first data warehousing platform on Bigtable at Google, then built one of the world’s largest in memory database infrastructures at Zynga.   To deal with the complexity of these environments, Amar created an automation layer to simplify the entire data workflow.  Amar started Infoworks to create a commercially available product based on his experiences. Infoworks presents the third time he has solved the problem of simplifying away the complexity of big data.

Ned Hooper

President & COO

Ned Hooper is the President and COO of Infoworks and is also a Founding Partner at Centerview Capital Technology. Previously he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Cisco Systems where he was responsible for business development activities including acquisitions, equity investments, and the incubation of innovative technologies. Ned brings over 20 years of experience as a senior executive and investor in technology companies. He currently serves on the boards of numerous private companies and has a long history in the C-Suite leading growth and creating shareholder value through both IPO and M&A.

Russ Barck

Vice President, Strategic Alliances

Prior to Infoworks, Russ led the marketing and alliances activities for Dell Technologies Capital. Prior to Dell, Russ led EMC’s Technology Alliances team with responsibility for Cloud Native and Big Data partners.  Before joining EMC, Russ held several executive roles at Spansion (now Cypress Semiconductor), including Chief-of-Staff to the CEO, Strategic Planning & Restructuring, Corporate & Business Development and Product Development. Prior to Spansion, Russ helped launch and grow three technology startups in the mobile, networking and memory industries and spent 13 years at Intel Corporation.

Brian Ferguson

Vice President, Head of Sales

Brian is the Vice President & Head of Sales at Infoworks, bringing more than 25 years of sales and sales leadership experience. Brian joined Infoworks in April 2018 as the Regional VP of Sales West and was promoted to run sales for delivering consistent growth results during his tenure. Prior to Infoworks, he held previous sales and leadership positions at leading firms such as Cloudera, IBM, and Rational Software. Brian has extensive experience building high-performance sales teams and leading them to overachieve results through different phases of company growth.

Kevin Holder

Senior Vice President, Technical Field Operations and Customer Experience

Kevin Holder is VP of World Wide Field Engineering of Infoworks. He leads the technical field organization, spanning pre-sales, post-sales, and customer experience. He previously served as VP of World Wide Technical Field Operations at Couchbase, where he built a global technical field team spanning pre-sales, post-sales, education, and sales enablement helping to establish Couchbase as a leader in the NoSQL space. Before Couchbase he spent 15 years at Informatica in leadership roles ranging from product management, professional services, strategic account management, creation of verticals, and technical pre-sales teams.

Mike Ownby

Chief Financial Officer

Mike has over 20 years of experience as a finance and systems executive in both public and private technology and bio-technology companies.  He has also consulted for a very wide range of clients focusing on growth as well as aligning systems with operations.  Mike also founded MRO’s Strategic Services and co-founded DBA Capital Advisory Services.

Cathy Parker

Vice President, Demand Generation & Sales Development

Cathy is Vice President, Demand Generation & Sales Development for Infoworks. She leads the GTM strategy aligning demand gen and sales programs to accelerate new customer acquisition while simultaneously supporting our installed base growth. Cathy brings over 15 years of experience growing and optimizing demand gen, operational systems, global programs, field marketing, account-based marketing, and sales development in both large enterprises and startup environments. Prior to Infoworks, Cathy held leadership roles at Qubole, Ooyala, and Comprehend Systems.

Dominic Sartorio

Senior Vice President, Product

Dominic Sartorio is Senior Vice President, Product of Infoworks. Prior to Infoworks, he held senior leadership positions in product and product management at a number of enterprise software companies including Informatica and Potegrity. At Informatica, Dominic served in various senior product management roles, and as VP of Product Operations was responsible for coordinating product planning, portfolio management, and go-to-market across all of Informatica’s product lines. As SVP, Products and Development at Protegrity, Dominic was responsible for product strategy and management, R&D, global customer support, and technology partnerships.

Travis Tom

Vice President, Operations

Travis runs Operations for Infoworks, bringing his more than 20 years of Silicon Valley experience in sales and operations at public and private companies. His background includes nearly 12 years at Oracle, where he served as Director, Business Planning for a $6 billion business unit. Travis also held operations roles at Couchbase, Aviatrix, Fortinet, Ingres, and Meru Networks, where he was a key contributor in the preparation for their initial public offering.

Pranav Maydeo

Vice President, Engineering

Pranav is the VP of Engineering at Infoworks and leads the R&D team to implement digital transformation solutions for enterprises. He brings over 23 years of experience working with big enterprises in building their data engineering workloads, operational data stores, data lakes, and data warehouses.
He was previously managing global technology teams at Target focusing on enterprise services including automation. Prior to that, Pranav spent 12 years at Walgreens in various leadership roles and built a double mission-critical program to integrate and master data across multiple lines of businesses and built enterprise services to be served across all the channels.