Meet the team

The Aerospike Real-time Data Platform enables organizations to act instantly across billions of transactions while reducing server footprint by up to 80 percent.

Management team

Subbu Iyer

Chief Executive Officer
Subbu currently serves as President and CEO at Aerospike. Subbu has over 25 years of experience leading teams at many innovative enterprise technology companies. He is passionate about monetizing and scaling businesses to reach their full potential. Subbu has held executive leadership roles at several technology companies including Oracle, Veritas Software, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell EMC and Riverbed Technology.

Alan Cyron

Chief Financial Officer
Alan Cyron is the Chief Financial Officer for Aerospike. Alan has over 25 years experience as CFO for various private and public companies including Engine Yard, Navis, Axis Systems, MobileAria and Paragon Trade Brands. Prior to becoming a CFO, he was a Managing Director in the corporate finance group at a predecessor of JPMorgan Chase advising public and private companies. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member of U.S. Bank and Board Member of Salutron.

Frank Days

Chief Marketing Officer
Frank brings over 20 years of experience helping fast-growing technology companies realize the full potential of marketing. Frank was most recently SVP of Marketing for EnterpriseDB, supporting its expansion from $25 to $100M in 4 years. Before joining EDB, he was the VP of Marketing for Tesora up to its sale in 2017, and TwinStrata, where he re-positioned the company prior to its acquisition by EMC. His formal education includes an MBA from the MIT-Sloan School of Management and a BA from Bowdoin College. For the past decade, he has co-hosted the Marketing Agility Podcast, where he talks with marketers about innovative management models like Agile, Lean, and Kanban.

Subbu Iyer

Chief Executive Officer
Subbu currently serves as President and CEO at Aerospike. Subbu has over 25 years of experience leading teams at many innovative enterprise technology companies. He is passionate about monetizing and scaling businesses to reach their full potential. Subbu has held executive leadership roles at several technology companies including Oracle, Veritas Software, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell EMC and Riverbed Technology.

Alan Cyron

Chief Financial Officer
Alan Cyron is the Chief Financial Officer for Aerospike. Alan has over 25 years experience as CFO for various private and public companies including Engine Yard, Navis, Axis Systems, MobileAria and Paragon Trade Brands. Prior to becoming a CFO, he was a Managing Director in the corporate finance group at a predecessor of JPMorgan Chase advising public and private companies. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member of U.S. Bank and Board Member of Salutron.

Frank Days

Chief Marketing Officer
Frank brings over 20 years of experience helping fast-growing technology companies realize the full potential of marketing. Frank was most recently SVP of Marketing for EnterpriseDB, supporting its expansion from $25 to $100M in 4 years. Before joining EDB, he was the VP of Marketing for Tesora up to its sale in 2017, and TwinStrata, where he re-positioned the company prior to its acquisition by EMC. His formal education includes an MBA from the MIT-Sloan School of Management and a BA from Bowdoin College. For the past decade, he has co-hosted the Marketing Agility Podcast, where he talks with marketers about innovative management models like Agile, Lean, and Kanban.

Agape Eleftheriadis

Vice President of People & Culture
Agape brings 20+ years of progressive HR experience with startups and high growth companies. Prior to Aerospike, Agape was Sr. Director of Human Resources at SI-BONE, Inc., where she helped grow the organization and built HR processes and programs from their Pre-IPO stage through their IPO in 2018. Agape is experienced in developing strong business relationships, people strategy, and driving HR initiatives.

Stephanie Grethen

Chief Customer Officer
Stephanie Grethen is the Chief Customer Officer at Aerospike. Stephanie has over 25 years of international experience. She has held executive positions in Customer Success, Product Management, New Product Introduction, and Strategic Customer Engagement for enterprise-grade on-premise and SaaS software products. Most recently, Stephanie has served as Chief Customer Officer at SAP. She is passionate about customer success through Digital Transformation and is an avid advocate for customer-centricity as an essential differentiator in today’s digital world. Stephanie holds a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration.

Lenley Hensarling

Chief Product Officer
Lenley Hensarling is the Chief Product Officer of Aerospike. Lenley has more than 30 years of experience in engineering management, product management, and operational management at both startups and large successful software companies. Lenley previously held executive positions at Novell, Enterworks, JD Edwards, EnterpriseDB, and Oracle. He has extensive experience in delivering value to customers and shareholders in both enterprise applications and infrastructure software. Lenley believes that business is now happening in real-time and that the right infrastructure for serving data to new real-time applications is a rapidly accelerating requirement for businesses to succeed.

Agape Eleftheriadis

Vice President of People & Culture
Agape brings 20+ years of progressive HR experience with startups and high growth companies. Prior to Aerospike, Agape was Sr. Director of Human Resources at SI-BONE, Inc., where she helped grow the organization and built HR processes and programs from their Pre-IPO stage through their IPO in 2018. Agape is experienced in developing strong business relationships, people strategy, and driving HR initiatives.

Stephanie Grethen

Chief Customer Officer
Stephanie Grethen is the Chief Customer Officer at Aerospike. Stephanie has over 25 years of international experience. She has held executive positions in Customer Success, Product Management, New Product Introduction, and Strategic Customer Engagement for enterprise-grade on-premise and SaaS software products. Most recently, Stephanie has served as Chief Customer Officer at SAP. She is passionate about customer success through Digital Transformation and is an avid advocate for customer-centricity as an essential differentiator in today’s digital world. Stephanie holds a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration.

Lenley Hensarling

Chief Product Officer
Lenley Hensarling is the Chief Product Officer of Aerospike. Lenley has more than 30 years of experience in engineering management, product management, and operational management at both startups and large successful software companies. Lenley previously held executive positions at Novell, Enterworks, JD Edwards, EnterpriseDB, and Oracle. He has extensive experience in delivering value to customers and shareholders in both enterprise applications and infrastructure software. Lenley believes that business is now happening in real-time and that the right infrastructure for serving data to new real-time applications is a rapidly accelerating requirement for businesses to succeed.

Naren Narendran

Chief Scientist
Naren has spent three decades in a variety of activities in the science and technology space - fundamental research at Bell Labs, working at startups in the email and advertising space, and leading engineering teams and launching new products and infrastructure in the areas of Search, Advertising, Storage, Networking, Distributed Systems, and AI/ML at Google and Amazon. Throughout his career, Naren has had a particular interest in adapting novel technological and scientific concepts to pragmatic applications in scalable and performant hardware and software. Naren has a B.Tech in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and an M.S. in Math and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Srinivasan Seshadri

Chief Engineering Officer
Srinivasan "Sesh" Seshadri is the Chief Engineering Officer at Aerospike. Sesh is a veteran technology leader with over three decades of experience spanning academia, startups, and large companies. Sesh is an accomplished expert in databases with over 50 academic publications and more than a dozen patents in this area. He is also a leading expert in ML especially as applied to Search and Internet Advertising. Sesh has been an Assistant Professor at IIT Bombay, founded and led multiple startups to an exit in the Silicon Valley as well as India, and finally has been a senior leader at companies such as Google, Target, Yahoo, and Lucent Technologies. Sesh has a B.Tech, Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Srini V Srinivasan

Chief Technology Officer and Founder
Srini V Srinivasan is a Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Aerospike. When it comes to databases, Srini Srinivasan is one of the recognized pioneers of Silicon Valley. He has two decades of experience designing, developing and operating high scale infrastructures. He also has over a dozen patents in database, web, mobile and distributed systems technologies. Srini co-founded Aerospike to solve the scaling problems he experienced with Oracle databases while he was Senior Director of Engineering at Yahoo. Srini has a B.Tech, Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Naren Narendran

Chief Scientist
Naren has spent three decades in a variety of activities in the science and technology space - fundamental research at Bell Labs, working at startups in the email and advertising space, and leading engineering teams and launching new products and infrastructure in the areas of Search, Advertising, Storage, Networking, Distributed Systems, and AI/ML at Google and Amazon. Throughout his career, Naren has had a particular interest in adapting novel technological and scientific concepts to pragmatic applications in scalable and performant hardware and software. Naren has a B.Tech in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and an M.S. in Math and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Srinivasan Seshadri

Chief Engineering Officer
Srinivasan "Sesh" Seshadri is the Chief Engineering Officer at Aerospike. Sesh is a veteran technology leader with over three decades of experience spanning academia, startups, and large companies. Sesh is an accomplished expert in databases with over 50 academic publications and more than a dozen patents in this area. He is also a leading expert in ML especially as applied to Search and Internet Advertising. Sesh has been an Assistant Professor at IIT Bombay, founded and led multiple startups to an exit in the Silicon Valley as well as India, and finally has been a senior leader at companies such as Google, Target, Yahoo, and Lucent Technologies. Sesh has a B.Tech, Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Srini V Srinivasan

Chief Technology Officer and Founder
Srini V Srinivasan is a Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Aerospike. When it comes to databases, Srini Srinivasan is one of the recognized pioneers of Silicon Valley. He has two decades of experience designing, developing and operating high scale infrastructures. He also has over a dozen patents in database, web, mobile and distributed systems technologies. Srini co-founded Aerospike to solve the scaling problems he experienced with Oracle databases while he was Senior Director of Engineering at Yahoo. Srini has a B.Tech, Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Board members

Tim Connor

Operating Partner, NewView Capital
Tim Connor has 35 years experience working with high growth, technology driven companies. I’ve been on all sides of the entrepreneurial ecosystem as a venture capital investor, investment banker and operating executive with private and public companies.

Subbu Iyer

Chief Executive Officer
Subbu currently serves as President and CEO at Aerospike. Subbu has over 25 years of experience leading teams at many innovative enterprise technology companies. He is passionate about monetizing and scaling businesses to reach their full potential. Subbu has held executive leadership roles at several technology companies including Oracle, Veritas Software, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell EMC and Riverbed Technology.

George Kadifa

Co-founder and Managing Director, Sumeru Equity Partners
George Kadifa is a co-founder and managing director of Sumeru Equity Partners. Kadifa has three decades of operating experience in the technology sector. Prior to joining Sumeru Equity Partners, Kadifa was most recently executive vice president, Strategic Relationships, HP. Reporting to the HP CEO and member of Executive Committee, Kadifa was responsible for leading growth initiatives and alliance programs with key partners, service providers and the largest customers. Kadifa previously served as executive vice president of HP Software. He led HP’s $4-billion software business that includes IT/Cloud Operations Management, Application Delivery Management, Enterprise Security and HP Big Data. Kadifa previously served as operating partner at Silver Lake, a global technology investment firm with over $26 billion of assets under management. He was responsible for driving growth and operational improvement in a wide range of enterprises within the company portfolio of the firm’s large-cap investment fund. Kadifa has significant expertise in building and managing technology businesses. He has held various leadership positions at technology and management consulting companies such as IBM, Corio Corporation (founder), Oracle, Booz-Allen & Hamilton and Xerox. Kadifa holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the American University in Beirut, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A., with Honors, from the University of Chicago.

Tim Connor

Operating Partner, NewView Capital
Tim Connor has 35 years experience working with high growth, technology driven companies. I’ve been on all sides of the entrepreneurial ecosystem as a venture capital investor, investment banker and operating executive with private and public companies.

Subbu Iyer

Chief Executive Officer
Subbu currently serves as President and CEO at Aerospike. Subbu has over 25 years of experience leading teams at many innovative enterprise technology companies. He is passionate about monetizing and scaling businesses to reach their full potential. Subbu has held executive leadership roles at several technology companies including Oracle, Veritas Software, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell EMC and Riverbed Technology.

George Kadifa

Co-founder and Managing Director, Sumeru Equity Partners
George Kadifa is a co-founder and managing director of Sumeru Equity Partners. Kadifa has three decades of operating experience in the technology sector. Prior to joining Sumeru Equity Partners, Kadifa was most recently executive vice president, Strategic Relationships, HP. Reporting to the HP CEO and member of Executive Committee, Kadifa was responsible for leading growth initiatives and alliance programs with key partners, service providers and the largest customers. Kadifa previously served as executive vice president of HP Software. He led HP’s $4-billion software business that includes IT/Cloud Operations Management, Application Delivery Management, Enterprise Security and HP Big Data. Kadifa previously served as operating partner at Silver Lake, a global technology investment firm with over $26 billion of assets under management. He was responsible for driving growth and operational improvement in a wide range of enterprises within the company portfolio of the firm’s large-cap investment fund. Kadifa has significant expertise in building and managing technology businesses. He has held various leadership positions at technology and management consulting companies such as IBM, Corio Corporation (founder), Oracle, Booz-Allen & Hamilton and Xerox. Kadifa holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the American University in Beirut, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A., with Honors, from the University of Chicago.

Gilman Louie

Partner, Alsop Louie Partners
Gilman Louie is a partner of Alsop Louie Partners, a venture capital fund focused on helping entrepreneurs start companies. He is also the former CEO of In-Q-Tel, a private nonprofit venture capital firm that invests in private companies on behalf of a wide range of United States intelligence agencies. Prior to In-Q-Tel, he ran a publicly traded company called Spectrum HoloByte which ultimately was acquired by Hasbro Corporation, where he served as chief creative officer of Hasbro Interactive and general manager of the Games.com. He serves as a member of the board of directors of the Markle Foundation and is chairman of the board of the Federation of American Scientists. Gilman is also an advisor to the US intelligence community.

Erich Ringewald

Senior Vice President and Chief Enterprise Architect, PayPal
Erich Ringewald is Senior Vice President and Chief Enterprise Architect at PayPal. He has spent over 30 years leading engineering and development teams at early stage startups as well as large, publicly traded companies. Before joining PayPal, Erich was Senior Vice President of Enterprise Architecture, Web and Mobile engineering at American Express. He led engineering and development teams at Amazon, Apple, Be, Boku, and Accept.

Srini V Srinivasan

Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Srini V Srinivasan is a Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Aerospike. When it comes to databases, Srini Srinivasan is one of the recognized pioneers of Silicon Valley. He has two decades of experience designing, developing and operating high scale infrastructures. He also has over a dozen patents in database, web, mobile and distributed systems technologies. Srini co-founded Aerospike to solve the scaling problems he experienced with Oracle databases while he was Senior Director of Engineering at Yahoo. Srini has a B.Tech, Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Gilman Louie

Partner, Alsop Louie Partners
Gilman Louie is a partner of Alsop Louie Partners, a venture capital fund focused on helping entrepreneurs start companies. He is also the former CEO of In-Q-Tel, a private nonprofit venture capital firm that invests in private companies on behalf of a wide range of United States intelligence agencies. Prior to In-Q-Tel, he ran a publicly traded company called Spectrum HoloByte which ultimately was acquired by Hasbro Corporation, where he served as chief creative officer of Hasbro Interactive and general manager of the Games.com. He serves as a member of the board of directors of the Markle Foundation and is chairman of the board of the Federation of American Scientists. Gilman is also an advisor to the US intelligence community.

Erich Ringewald

Senior Vice President and Chief Enterprise Architect, PayPal
Erich Ringewald is Senior Vice President and Chief Enterprise Architect at PayPal. He has spent over 30 years leading engineering and development teams at early stage startups as well as large, publicly traded companies. Before joining PayPal, Erich was Senior Vice President of Enterprise Architecture, Web and Mobile engineering at American Express. He led engineering and development teams at Amazon, Apple, Be, Boku, and Accept.

Srini V Srinivasan

Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Srini V Srinivasan is a Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Aerospike. When it comes to databases, Srini Srinivasan is one of the recognized pioneers of Silicon Valley. He has two decades of experience designing, developing and operating high scale infrastructures. He also has over a dozen patents in database, web, mobile and distributed systems technologies. Srini co-founded Aerospike to solve the scaling problems he experienced with Oracle databases while he was Senior Director of Engineering at Yahoo. Srini has a B.Tech, Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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