The DataRobot leadership team is made up of visionaries, data scientists, and seasoned veterans with experience building world-class companies that drive value and change the face of technology.
CEO & Co-Founder
Jeremy is a data scientist turned entrepreneur. As CEO of DataRobot, Jeremy sets the direction of the company, products, and the culture. He’s passionate about helping organizations become more efficient by deploying machine learning everywhere. Prior to DataRobot, he was Director of Research and Modeling at Travelers Insurance where he built predictive models for pricing, retention, conversion, elasticity, lifetime value, customer behavior, claims and much more. A true data science enthusiast, Jeremy spends his spare time building predictive models, usually on the data science competition platform Kaggle.com. Jeremy studied Math, Physics, Computer Science, and Statistics at University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
CTO & Co-Founder
Tom has more than 10 years of experience as a data science leader, building and implementing predictive models. As CTO of DataRobot, Tom projects the vision of the company by directing its strategic technology investments. Before DataRobot, Tom was Senior Director of Research and Modeling at Travelers Insurance, where he managed a team of data scientists. Tom has been ranked as high as 20th in the world on the data science competition platform Kaggle.com, which has more than 500,000 registered data scientists. Tom has his master’s degree in Mathematics, and a bachelor’s degree in Physics from University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Matt is a seasoned finance executive, with 15+ years experience in senior finance and operations leadership at private, public and venture-backed technology companies, ranging from early start-up through high-growth. As CFO at DataRobot, Matt is responsible for strategic planning, operations, finance and accounting, human resources, legal and facilities. Prior to DataRobot, Matt was the Vice President of Finance for Vertica, where he led the company through its acquisition by HP. Before Vertica, Matt held roles at F5 Networks, Acopia Networks (where he led its acquisition by F5), Tiburon Networks, Radionics (supporting its acquisition by Tyco), and Shiva Corporation. In his career, Matt has closed over $85 million in equity and debt financings and has led the finance function of three acquisitions with total value of over $650 million.
Chris, Chief Operating Officer at DataRobot, is responsible for making functions across the company — including Marketing, Sales, Sales Operations, DataRobot University, and Product — hum in an integrated fashion. Chris has more than 25 years of experience in various Sales and Operations roles. Most recently, he was one of the earliest account executives at Cloudera, where he managed a strategic relationship with one of the world’s largest banks. Prior to Cloudera, Chris had experience founding two companies — PGA Investments and BISG — in addition to holding positions in Sales, Analytics, and Product Management at Witness Systems, MicroStrategy, Informix Software, and Systems Engineering at EDS. Chris received his BBA in Management Information Systems.
Xavier is a French actuary with nearly 20 years of working experience in France, Brazil, China, and Singapore. He transitioned into a data scientist role in 2011, and gained experience with machine learning by competing on Kaggle. He’s since won 10 prizes and was the #1 ranked data scientist on Kaggle in 2012-2013. Before becoming a data science enthusiast, Xavier held various roles in the life and general insurance industry, including Actuary, Deputy Head of Budget and Planning, Chief Actuary, Finance Director, and Risk Manager.
Rob runs DataRobot’s Engineering efforts, leading the team that is building the most advanced and easy-to-use machine learning platform in the world. Rob came to DataRobot from Ericsson, where he led the telecommunication equipment giant’s efforts to build their video technology portfolio, including the integration of Azuki Systems, a next-generation video delivery platform for multiscreen devices. Rob served as vice president of engineering at Azuki prior to its acquisition by Ericsson. Rob’s 20+ years of experience also include engineering roles at Cisco, Arrowpoint Communications, and Bay Networks. Rob received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.
Liuba is responsible for everything related to DataRobot’s greatest asset–its team. Her responsibilities include hiring, retaining, and ensuring that people at DataRobot are happy to come to work each day. Liuba started as one of the first DataRobot employees and has helped it grow from single digits to 150+ people, shaping its culture along the way. She has a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Masters of Business Administration. If you want to work at DataRobot, send Liuba an email: liuba[at]datarobot.com.
In his role as vice president of Product Management at DataRobot, Phil leads the product team and is responsible for product strategy, definition, and direction of the DataRobot product portfolio. Phil is a seasoned product executive with over 10 years of experience leading product teams specializing in enterprise analytics software. Phil came to DataRobot from Intel where he led product management and defined the overall product vision, strategy, and roadmap for Intel’s Internet of Things edge analytics software platform. Phil received his MS in Mechanical Controls and Dynamics from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Worldwide Customer Success
John is passionate about Customer Success and leads an organization which ensures every DataRobot customer is a successful customer. John has built world class customer success organizations for companies including Netezza, Neo4j, and IBM. His past success has led to numerous awards and associated embarrassing acceptance speeches. John is a Scottish ex-pat with his Masters Degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Edinburgh University.
Rich is responsible for management of the global sales team. He is a proven enterprise technology sales leader, bringing over 25 years of experience working with disruptive technology startups. Prior to joining DataRobot, Rich worked in an expanding series of roles at innovative software companies including Netezza (acquired by IBM), Witness Systems (acquired by Verint), and MicroStrategy. Rich received his BS in Information and Decision Systems from Carnegie Mellon University.
In his role as vice president of Strategic Business Development for DataRobot, Razi is responsible for bringing DataRobot to market through strategic alliances and partnerships across the globe. Razi has nearly 20 years of experience solving customer problems and delivering successful product, marketing, and sales strategies generating multi-hundred million dollar revenue streams at market-leading technology companies such as IBM, Netezza, and EMC. Razi received his MBA from Cornell University and his MS in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University.
Greg Michaelson is VP and General Manager of Banking at DataRobot, working with banking clients to accelerate their use of AI and machine learning. He also leads DataRobot Labs, the professional services team at DataRobot. Prior to joining DataRobot, Greg led modeling teams at Travelers and Regions Financial, focusing on pricing and risk modeling. He earned his Ph.D. in applied statistics from the Culverhouse College of Business Administration at the University of Alabama. Greg lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife and four children and their pet tarantula.
Tim is responsible for global marketing with over 25 years experience marketing high-tech enterprise products in the data management, analytics and SaaS space. He has run marketing operations for global companies, including IBM, Oracle, Netezza and Workday, as well as establishing a marketing function for start-ups, including Patrol Software and Proxima Technology. Tim brings a practical global perspective to DataRobot having managed marketing teams in Australia, Asia, U.K., Europe and the U.S. He has an honors degree in Computer Science from Greenwich University, London.
Erin is responsible for sales, marketing and business development efforts to government agencies and federal systems integrators worldwide. Erin has over 20 years of experience in key Sales and Government Affairs positions. Prior to DataRobot, she helped build the federal business at market leading technology firms including; Cloudera, Composite Software (Cisco acquired), Blackboard and Sun Microsystems. Most recently, she served as the Director for National Security Programs at Cloudera where she was the overall leading sales executive in the company. In Erin’s role, she is the liaison to Capitol Hill where she frequently briefs members of Congress on key priorities within data management, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Erin is a graduate of James Madison University as well as their board member for the College of Arts and Letters.
Worldwide Business Development
Seann Gardiner runs Worldwide Business Development, where he has global responsibility for DataRobot’s partner ecosystem. Prior to joining DataRobot, Seann spent four years at Alteryx as SVP of Business Development, where he led the build out of their Channel, Systems Integrator, Technology and OEM partners and led their efforts in Asia Pacific and Latin America, a significant portion of Alteryx’s revenue. Before that, Seann served as Senior Director of Business Development at KACE. KACE was subsequently acquired by Dell in 2010, when he relocated to Europe and spent three years driving rapid expansion of KACE across EMEA. Seann also held numerous business development, alliance, and sales roles at IT security leader Sophos and at ActiveState. Seann holds an M.B.A from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Commerce from Royal Roads University.