Leadership Team

Leadership Team
Buno Pati
Executive Chairman
Partner at Centerview Capital. 20+ Years of experience as CEO, board member, and investor in multiple technology companies. CEO and co-founder of Numerical Technologies. Led company from inception through a very successful IPO.
Amar Arsikere
CEO & Co-Founder
Built one of the world’s largest in memory database infrastructures at Zynga. Built a data warehousing platform on Bigtable at Google.
Ramesh Menon
Vice President, Product
Led Products and Solutions at YarcData (Gartner Cool vendor 2013, built largest shared memory analytics appliance). Led MDM Products go-to-market at Informatica (Gartner MQ Leader in MDM)
Jitender Nankani
VP of Customer Success
15+ years of data and analytics experience.  10 years Principal Saama; Delivered big data solutions for Fortune 500 enterprises (e.g. Cisco, Unilever, and Genentech ). Led one of the early Google Big Query deployments
Todd Goldman
Vice President, Marketing
Enterprise marketing executive and general manager with 20+ years of experience at companies including Informatica, Netscape, AOL, Waterline Data, Exeros & HP.  
Laura MacConnell
Vice President, Talent

15+ years serving in many roles in Talent and People Operations for a variety of Big Data and Tech Startups. Laura has worked to lead recruiting, sourcing, and recruiting systems and operational set ups. Prior to recruiting, Laura was an account executive for Computer Associates selling large enterprise software solutions. 

Russ Barck
Vice President, Strategic Alliances
20+ years of experience building strategic alliances in big data, cloud and enterprise Iinfrastructure ecosystems for Fortune 100 companies, including Intel and Dell/EMC. Passionate about family, technology, renewable energy and all-things outdoors.
Board Members
Buno Pati
Buno Pati has served as Chairman of Infoworks since inception, and as Executive Chairman since September 2017. Buno is a Partner at Centerview Capital and 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’s early career was in academics as a Senior Research Associate at Stanford University and later as Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Harvard University.
Ned Hooper
Ned Hooper is a Founding Partner of Centerview Capital Technology and currently serves as its Managing Partner. Ned brings over 20 years of operational and investment experience, leading growth technology businesses from the C-Suite and managing venture and growth capital investments. Prior to Centerview, Ned was Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Cisco. Prior to joining Cisco, Ned was responsible for building and implementing a global distribution strategy for Lightspeed International, a start-up acquired by Cisco. He began his career in technology with MCI in Product Management.
Naren Gupta
Naren co-founded Integrated Systems Inc (ISI), a leading embedded software company, where he served as the President/CEO for fifteen years. He has served on many public boards and is currently on the board of Red Hat and several privately held companies. Naren has over 20 years of early and early-growth stage investment experience in US and India
Amar founded Infoworks in late 2014 to solve a common problem in the big data world. Big data is just too hard.  Amar discovered this challenge first-hand at both Zynga and Google. He first built a data warehousing platform on Bigtable at Google then built one of the world’s largest in memory database infrastructure at Zynga.
As one of the world’s largest and most active venture capital firms, NEA has developed deep domain expertise and insight into their industries of focus.  NEA channels that knowledge into every technology and healthcare investment they make -- at any stage, in any location, around the globe.
Centerview Capital is a private investment firm that provides capital to high potential companies to help accelerate growth through operational transformation.
Nexus partners with exceptional entrepreneurs in the US and India. Our team comprises ex-entrepreneurs who are strong “bottom-up” thinkers and “sleeves rolled up” operators.
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