Infoworks Bolsters Executive Ranks with Three Key Appointments
Leading Agile Data Engineering Innovator Continues to Capitalize on Rapid Growth Opportunity with Seasoned Big Data Talent
PALO ALTO, Calif.—August 27, 2018—Infoworks, the leading provider of software solutions for agile data engineering, today announced it has named Chid Kollengode VP of Engineering, Jitender Nankani VP of Customer Success, and Laura MacConnell VP of Talent. The announcement comes amid tremendous company growth in response to customer deployments that are proving Infoworks’ effectiveness in dramatically accelerating the successful completion of data engineering projects.
“We are incredibly fortunate to have attracted such highly accomplished big data industry experts and experienced executives to our ranks,” said Buno Pati, Executive Chairman at Infoworks. “The industry veterans joining Infoworks have driven tremendous growth and innovation at some of the most well-known and respected companies in the world, including Cloudera, Amazon, Yahoo!, and Cisco. Their proven talent and passion for innovation will be critical in sustaining our ability to empower our customers with superior big data engineering innovation, quality and support.”
Chid Kollengode will manage the engineering team with an eye to extending Infoworks’ remarkable track record of delivering on-time, high quality product releases. Jitender Nankani will lead the pre/post sales technical teams and support organization, building on Infoworks’ history of 100% successful deployment of the Infoworks software platform for its customers’ analytics and business use cases. Laura MacConnell will be be responsible for recruiting future Infoworks employees and managing the human resources team while ensuring Infoworks can sustain the current trajectory of accelerated growth.
Kollengode is a 25+ year engineering and management professional who assembled the big data team at Nokia and centralized all of the company’s worldwide data. Previously, he led the open source Hadoop MapReduce team at Yahoo! in building the scalable platform driving Yahoo! Search and user data analytics. As Senior Manager/Architect at Amazon A9 team, he built the company’s first non-Oracle system, one of the early big data systems, to store web search and advertisement data for rigorous analysis.
Nankani brings 15+ years of data and analytics experience, including many years at Saama where as Principal he delivered big data solutions to Cisco, Unilever, Genentech and other Fortune 500 enterprises, including leading one of the early Google Big Query deployments. Prior to this, Nankani served as a senior software engineer at Citadon and Calkey Technologies.
MacConnell is a veteran recruiting and human resources professional with 20 years of experience attracting high caliber tech talent for big data startups, entertainment and Fortune 100 organizations including: Warner Bros., Bank of America, ZEFR, Premise Data, Waterline Data, and more. She is an expert at rapidly building high-performing organizations by developing and implementing best-in-class process, people, and technology.
Infoworks agile data engineering software automates and accelerates big data projects through the company’s Autonomous Data Engine, which has been adopted by some of the largest enterprises in the world. Using a code-free environment, Infoworks allows organizations to quickly create and manage data workflow processes from source to consumption. Customers deploy projects to production within days, dramatically increasing analytics agility and time to value. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Palo Alto, the company is funded by Centerview Capital Technology, Nexus Venture Partners, and Knoll Ventures.