Leadership Team

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.

Debanjan Saha

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Schmidt

Chief Technology Officer

Venky Veeraraghavan

SVP, Product

Rob Hickey

EVP, Engineering

Chris Riley

President, Worldwide Field Operations

Jay Schuren

Chief Customer Officer

Jen Hewlette

SVP, Marketing

Sirisha Kadamalakalva

SVP, Alliances & Partnerships

Amy Suchanek

SVP, People

Brian Brown

General Counsel

Chris Merwin

SVP, Strategic Finance

Matt Nelson

SVP, Finance & Operations

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Debanjan Saha

Chief Executive Officer

Debanjan Saha is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DataRobot, where he is responsible for the expansion of AI Cloud to deliver more impact and innovation to customers globally. Debanjan joined DataRobot in February 2022 as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Debanjan is a visionary technologist with twenty years of product, engineering and operational leadership experience at some of the most successful technology companies in the world, including Google, Amazon Web Services and IBM. Debanjan is also co-author of over 50 patent applications, serves as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and is a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA, with his family.

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Michael Schmidt

Chief Technology Officer

Michael Schmidt serves as Chief Technology Officer of DataRobot, where he is responsible for pioneering the next frontier of the company’s cutting-edge technology. Schmidt joined DataRobot in 2017 following the company’s acquisition of Nutonian, a machine learning company he founded and led, and has been instrumental to successful product launches, including Automated Time Series. Schmidt earned his PhD from Cornell University, where his research focused on automated machine learning, artificial intelligence, and applied math. He lives in Washington, DC.

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Venky Veeraraghavan

SVP, Product

Venky Veeraraghavan leads the Product Team at DataRobot, where he drives the definition and delivery of the AI Cloud platform. Venky has over twenty-five years of experience as a product leader, with previous roles at Microsoft and early-stage startup, Trilogy. Venky has spent over a decade building hyperscale BigData and AI platforms for some of the largest and most complex organizations in the world. He lives, hikes and runs in Seattle, WA with his family.

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Rob Hickey

EVP, Engineering

Rob Hickey is Executive Vice President of Engineering, where he is responsible for leading R&D execution. Hickey has over thirty years of engineering experience in the technology industry and has led R&D at DataRobot since September 2015. Prior to joining DataRobot, Hickey worked at Ericsson and Cisco Systems, via its acquisition of ArrowPoint Communications, where Hickey was part of the founding engineering team. Rob lives in Boston, MA, with his wife and two children.

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Chris Riley

President, Worldwide Field Operations

Chris Riley serves as President of Worldwide Field Operations of DataRobot, where he is responsible for accelerating the company’s revenue growth and global footprint, bringing DataRobot to organizations across all industries and geographies. Riley previously served as Chief Revenue Officer for Robotic Process Automation (RPA) leader Automation Anywhere, where he led global sales in over 90 countries and managed an ecosystem of over 1,900 partners. Prior to Automation Anywhere, Riley served as President of Global Sales at Dell Technologies, where he was responsible for a multi-billion dollar route to market. Riley also served as Vice President and General Manager for HP’s storage business at HPE. Riley lives in Naples, FL with his family.

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Jay Schuren

Chief Customer Officer

Jay Schuren serves as Chief Customer Officer at DataRobot, where he is responsible for delivering value for our global customers and ensuring their success. Schuren joined DataRobot in 2017 as part of the acquisition of Nutonian and led the integration of its Eureqa software, which advanced predictive modeling capabilities to the masses. Schuren is based in Somerville, MA.

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Jen Hewlette

SVP, Marketing

Jennifer Hewlette leads marketing at DataRobot, encompassing everything from brand to demand, storytelling to communications, as well marketing with our field and partners worldwide. Prior to DataRobot, Jennifer has years of experience helping companies like Cisco and European media giant ProSieben fuel growth through marketing, consistently delivering value for customers, partnering strategically for success, and leading teams through transformation.

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Sirisha Kadamalakalva

SVP, Alliances & Partnerships

Sirisha Kadamalakalva spearheads strategic alliances and partnerships at DataRobot. Prior to joining DataRobot, she worked at Bank of America as Managing Director and Global Head of AI/ML, Analytics, and CRM Software Investment Banking. Kadamalakalva has over 15 years of experience in the software industry and has served as a strategic advisor for disruptive companies on their IPO, M&A, and private capital raising efforts. Kadamalakalva is based in Palo Alto, CA.

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Amy Suchanek

SVP, People

Amy Suchanek leads the People Team at DataRobot, responsible for enabling our team and our people to unlock their potential and awaken the possibilities. Prior to joining DataRobot, Amy led the People Team at two tech startups and spent more than fifteen years in various People roles at Reebok and adidas Group. She has experience across multiple industries, company size and stage, and has worked in the United States, Germany and Hong Kong. When she’s not working, she’s enjoying time with her three children.

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Brian Brown

General Counsel

Brian Brown serves as General Counsel at DataRobot, where he is responsible for managing global legal affairs for the company, including corporate governance and compliance, global transactions, product counseling, and IP matters. Prior to DataRobot, Brian held roles at DoorDash, where he was Associate General Counsel and Head of Corporate Legal, and Ellie Mae, where he was Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to his roles at technology companies, Brian was a corporate attorney at several international law firms.

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Chris Merwin

SVP, Strategic Finance

Chris serves as SVP of Strategic Finance for DataRobot, where he is responsible for leading the company’s finance functions, including financial planning & analysis, sales finance & compensation, treasury operations, procurement, and investor relations. Prior to DataRobot, Chris was the head of emerging software research coverage at Goldman Sachs, where he led the due diligence and investor education process on over 15 IPOs. Chris is based in Darien, Connecticut.

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Matt Nelson

SVP, Finance & Operations

Matt Nelson serves as SVP, Finance & Operations at DataRobot, where he is responsible for leading strategic deal desk and revenue operations, pricing initiatives, global tax and accounting, and other key operational areas including Enterprise Applications, IT and real estate. Nelson previously served on the executive leadership team at Tableau, where he led many strategic finance functions including tax, treasury, accounting, deal desk and FP&A during a period of hypergrowth. Following Salesforce’s acquisition of Tableau, he also managed strategic M&A and key integration activities. Prior to his roles at technology companies, Nelson was a CPA at PricewaterhouseCoopers.