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.

Dan Wright

Chief Executive Officer

Debanjan Saha

President & Chief Operating Officer

Elise Leung Cole

Chief People & Administrative Officer

Damon Fletcher

Chief Financial Officer

Michael Schmidt

Chief Technology Officer

Parm Uppal

Chief Revenue Officer

Sirisha Kadamalakalva

Chief Strategy Officer

Tom Levey

Chief Go-To-Market Officer

Steve Jenner

Chief Customer Officer

Jay Schuren

Chief Data Science Officer

George Karamanos

Chief Legal Officer

Andrew Smeaton

Chief Information Security Officer

Nenshad Bardoliwalla

Chief Product Officer

Rob Hickey

EVP of Engineering

Amy Hansen

Chief of Staff to the CEO

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Dan Wright

Chief Executive Officer

Dan Wright currently serves as CEO of DataRobot, the AI Cloud leader. He drives the strategic direction of the company to enable organizations around the world to solve their most pressing business and societal challenges with AI.

Dan has extensive experience driving growth and operational excellence at disruptive technology companies. Previously, he served as the COO of AppDynamics. During the nearly seven years that Dan worked at AppDynamics, it became the largest and fastest-growing application performance management (APM) vendor. It was named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for APM for seven years in a row and recognized as one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work. In 2017, AppDynamics was acquired by Cisco for $3.7 billion. Following the acquisition, it continued its aggressive growth as a part of Cisco.

Dan is also an investor, board member, and advisor to leading startup companies such as Abnormal Security, Avi Networks (acquired by VMware), Ironclad, LogDNA, People.ai, and Quantum Metric. He is a Co-Founder of the Jordan Zapper Memorial Scholarship and a member of the Dean’s Council at Boston College.

Dan lives in San Francisco, CA, with his family.

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Debanjan Saha

President & Chief Operating Officer

Debanjan Saha is President and Chief Operating Officer at DataRobot, where he is responsible for the expansion of AI Cloud to deliver more impact and innovation to customers globally. 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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Elise Leung Cole

Chief People & Administrative Officer

Elise Leung Cole serves as Chief People Officer & Administrative Officer of DataRobot, where she is responsible for all global people functions. Over the course of her career, Cole has worked at the nexus of people, legal, and business strategy across multiple industries. As VP & Deputy General Counsel at Cisco, Cole led a global legal team supporting the Sales and Marketing organization. Prior to Cisco, she served as General Counsel at AppDynamics and was the executive sponsor for the company’s people-related strategic initiatives, developing and implementing people programs globally. Cole lives in San Francisco, CA, with her family.

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Damon Fletcher

Chief Financial Officer

Damon Fletcher serves as CFO of DataRobot, where he oversees all global aspects of DataRobot’s financial operations. Fletcher has twenty years of leadership experience at the intersection of technology and finance, most recently as CFO for Tableau, where he helped navigate the company’s shift to a subscription-based model, leading to over $1 billion in revenue. In June 2019, Fletcher was instrumental in Tableau’s acquisition by Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) for $15.7 billion in stock.

Prior to joining Tableau in January 2014, Fletcher worked with some of the fastest-growing public companies in the world as a certified public accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. 他居住在西雅图,佤邦.

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Michael Schmidt

Chief Technology Officer

Michael Schmidt serves as CTO of DataRobot, where he is responsible for pioneering the next frontier of Augmented Intelligence and the company’s future cutting-edge technology. Schmidt joined DataRobot in 2017 following the company’s acquisition of Nutonian, a machine learning company he founded and led. Schmidt helped develop the Automated Time Series product, which launched in 2018 and most recently led DataRobot’s partnership with the U.S. government’s COVID-19 vaccine trials to ensure their speed and equity using AI. He lives in Boston, MA.

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Parm Uppal

Chief Revenue Officer

Parm Uppal serves as CRO of DataRobot, where he enables the company’s sales program to bring DataRobot’s Augmented Intelligence solutions to organizations across the world. Uppal has deep experience in building a high-growth sales program and developing sales leaders. He most recently served as VP of Sales at AppDynamics where he built out the West region, growing it over 270% in 3 years. Prior to this, he built out the U.S major account program, driving more than 200% growth over 12 months. Uppal also served as a member of the leadership team behind AppDynamics $3.7 billion acquisition by Cisco. Uppal has previously held leadership positions at BMC Software. He lives in San Francisco, CA.

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Sirisha Kadamalakalva

Chief Strategy Officer

Sirisha Kadamalakalva serves as Chief Strategy Officer of DataRobot, where she spearheads strategic initiatives across the company including corporate development, M&A, and strategic partnerships. Prior to 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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Tom Levey

Chief Go-To-Market Officer

Tom Levey serves as Chief Go-To-Market (GTM) Officer at DataRobot, where he leads GTM enablement, operations, and people development, driving excellence and efficiency across all GTM processes and execution. Prior to DataRobot, Levey served as the Vice President of Enablement at AppDynamics. He lives in San Francisco, CA, with his family.

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Steve Jenner

Chief Customer Officer

Steve Jenner serves as Chief Customer Officer, where he focuses on delivering business value for DataRobot’s global customer base and ensuring their success. Jenner hails from Zscaler, where he served as Vice President, Worldwide Sales Engineering. Prior to Zscaler, Jenner held similar positions at AppDynamics, EOH, and HP Software, overseeing customer execution and delivery in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Jenner is based in the United Kingdom.

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Jay Schuren

Chief Data Science Officer

Jay Schuren serves as Chief Data Science Officer, where he leads customer-facing data science teams and initiatives across the company, supports new and existing customer partnerships, and drives strategic opportunities. Schuren joined DataRobot in 2017 as part of the acquisition of Nutonian and led the integration of its Eureqa’s software, which advanced predictive modeling capabilities to the masses. Schuren is based in Somerville, MA.

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George Karamanos

Chief Legal Officer

George Karamanos serves as Chief Legal Officer at DataRobot, where he is responsible for managing all global legal affairs for the company with a focus on go-to-market acceleration, corporate governance and compliance, product counseling, and IP licensing. He also leads DataRobot’s Deal Strategy and Operations team, focused on achieving accelerated deal velocity, developing optimized deal structures, and reducing operational burden for business partners. Prior to DataRobot, George was General Counsel and VP, Deal Strategy and Operations at AppDynamics and previously held senior positions at Estee Lauder and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati. He holds an LLM in Comparative Competition and IP Law from University College, London, a J.D. from New York University School of Law, and a B.A. in Ancient History from the University of Virginia. He lives in San Francisco, CA with his wife and daughter.

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Andrew Smeaton

Chief Information Security Officer

Andrew Smeaton serves as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of DataRobot, where he is responsible for enterprise security, physical security, and information technology across the company at global scale. Smeaton holds nearly twenty years of experience in the government,banking, financial services, and healthcare industries in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Prior to DataRobot, Smeaton held CISO roles at MIB Group, Inc., Saudi Investment Bank and Danversbank. He lives in Boston, MA.

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Nenshad Bardoliwalla

Chief Product Officer

Nenshad Bardoliwalla serves as Chief Product Officer at DataRobot, where he drives the company’s global product strategy and roadmap for DataRobot AI Cloud. Bardoliwalla joined DataRobot in 2019 through the acquisition of Paxata, where he was the Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer. He brings over two decades of experience in enterprise analytics, formerly serving in product leadership roles at SAP, Hyperion and Siebel Systems. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA, with his family.

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Rob Hickey

EVP of 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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Amy Hansen

Chief of Staff to the CEO

Amy Hansen serves as Chief of Staff to the CEO, where she drives efficiency and operational excellence across the Office of the CEO and company leadership team. Prior to DataRobot, she served as Chief of Staff to the General Manager at AppDynamics and led the employee experience and diversity, equity, and inclusion teams. Previously, she held roles as a lawyer and in product operations. Hansen lives in the Bay Area, CA, with her family.