About Clustrix: Management Team

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Mike Azevedo

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mike has more than 25 years of sales and executive leadership experience in scale-out analytic applications, grid computing, storage infrastructure, security, and retail.

Prior to Clustrix, Mike ran the top sales division of large-scale cloud computing company Platform Computing, later acquired by IBM. He also led global sales of ParAccel, and helped with a successful turnaround of PostX Corporation, prior to its acquisition by Cisco. Azevedo held several leadership positions at VERITAS Software, where he was involved in strategic M&A and business process re-engineering, eventually becoming head of the F100 sales team.

Mike holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration/ management from Chico State University

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Sergei Tsarev

Co-Founder / Chief Technology Officer

Sergei led the Internet Operations Systems Infrastructure team at AOL, designing large-scale monitoring and configuration management systems. Sergei’s accomplishments include developing the Simple Time-series Database (STDB), a high-performance data storage engine for operational monitoring metrics. STDB uses commodity hardware to linearly scale to hundreds of thousands of writes per second. It has become the standard storage engine for network and host monitoring data for all of AOL, replacing traditional high-end database infrastructure.

Sergei earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science from University of Maryland, College Park.

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Tony Barbagallo

Chief Marketing Officer

Tony brings over 25 years of product management, corporate, and channel marketing expertise to Clustrix. Prior to Clustrix, Tony led the launch of Skyera, a new entrant in the enterprise solid state storage market. Earlier executive leadership roles included VP of Marketing at GroundWork Open Source, where he developed the company’s freemium business model. Prior to GroundWork, Tony was in charge of marketing and product management at EVault, one of the first cloud backup SaaS providers. Previously, Tony was group manager at Microsoft, where he led the product marketing and partner alliance programs for the Windows CE operating system and tools. He has also held a variety of executive and marketing positions with Mentor Graphics, Wind River, Sun Microsystems, and General Electric.

Tony holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Syracuse University and has also completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University.

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Robbie Mihalyi

Vice President of Engineering

Prior to Clustrix, Robbie was the founder and CTO of Thynkster. Robbie also worked in vice president roles at marketing software companies Marketo and MarketLive. At both companies, he implemented agile processes and practices, significantly improving concept-to-market deployment. In addition, Robbie served 10 years as the key engineer on the database engine at Sybase, later becoming the director of SQL server. Later, he led the performance effort for the RDBMS system posting record-breaking benchmarks and leading the scalability re-architecture of the core database engine.

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Scott Sullivan

Vice President of Operations

Scott has more than 20 years experience in technology, ranging from consumer to enterprise, software to appliance. Before Clustrix, Scott directed Software quality assurance and engineering operations at Isilon Systems through the early growth stages to revenue of more than $100M. Isilon had a successful IPO in 2006 and was acquired by EMC in 2010 for $2.25B. Earlier roles at Getty Images, Microsoft, and Nintendo kept Scott focused on building highly scalable processes and teams.

Scott studied computer science at the University of Washington.

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Rao Yendluri

Vice President of Offshore Engineering

Rao is passionate about leading engineering teams to create innovative, scalable database and data warehousing products. With more than 25 years of senior management experience in database development and data warehousing, he joined Clustrix from Hexis Cyber Solution, where he served as VP of Engineering.

Previously, Rao founded and was president of iNuCom (now part of IBM), a software development firm specializing in data warehousing components. Prior to iNuCom, Rao served as Vice President of Engineering for Solid Information Technology.  Rao has held leadership positions at such companies as Prism Solutions, Centura Software and Tandem Computers, where he helped form the SQL Access Group, a database community consortium that developed industry standard database programming interface, X/Open CLI API.

Rao has achieved a Masters in Computer Science.

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Dorea El-Sayed

Senior Director of Finance

Dorea has over 25 years of accounting and finance experience.  Before joining Clustrix, Dorea was a financial consultant, helping companies with a full spectrum of accounting and finance needs.  Dorea has been instrumental in the growth of numerous start-up ventures across a wide variety of industries including internet, software, hardware, bio-tech and medical device companies.  Prior to consulting, Dorea was a financial analyst at Oracle, Walker Interactive Systems and The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Dorea is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.A. in Economics from UCLA and a MBA from the Anderson School @ UCLA.