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.

Kevin Kennedy

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales

Kevin came to Infoworks from Qubole, where as COO, he was responsible for all go to market functions including Marketing, Sales, Customer Success, Customer Care and Alliances.  A 20+ year enterprise software sales veteran, he has repeatedly been part of organizations that have driven  market evolutions and helped customers identify opportunities to leverage new software solutions to drive real value within their businesses.  Prior to Qubole, Kevin held executive sales leadership positions with startups and large software organizations including: Comprehend Systems, Ooyala (acquired by Telstra), Oracle, Agile Software and PeopleSoft.  

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.

Ramesh Menon

Vice President, Product

Prior to Infoworks, Ramesh led the team at Yarcdata that built the world’s largest shared-memory appliance for real-time data discovery, and one of the industry’s first Spark-optimized platforms. At Informatica, Ramesh was responsible for the go-to-market strategy for Informatica’s MDM and Identity Resolution products. Ramesh has over 20 years of experience building enterprise analytics and data management products.

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.

Jitender Nankani

VP of Customer Success

Jitender ( Jitu ) is a passionate and experienced data and analytics professional with an impressive track record of 15+ years cumulative experience in strategic initiatives, project & product design, execution and business development.  Prior to Infoworks, Jitu spent 10 years as a Principal at Saama, delivering big data solutions for Fortune 500 enterprises.  Before joining Saama, Jitu held engineering roles at Citadon and Calkey technologies.

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.

Purushothaman Balakrishnan

Vice President and Global Head of Engineering

Puru has over 25 years of product development experience in different companies like Symantec, Oracle, Informatica, Protegrity, etc. He joined Infoworks from Protegrity where he was the Global Head of Engineering for the data security products. He has an extensive background in the data management/integration domain and was leading the Connectivity engineering team in Informatica for all its data integration products.

Kevin Holder

Vice President, Field Engineering

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.