Leadership Team

Executive Team


Amit Sharma CEO

Amit Sharma

CEO

Founder and CEO of CData Software, Amit defines the CData technical platform and business strategy. His leadership has guided CData Software's rise from a startup, to a leading provider of data access and connectivity solutions. Amit holds an MS in Computer Networking from the North Carolina State University and an MBA from the Duke Fuqua School of Business.

Tomas Restrepo CTO

Tomas Restrepo

CTO

Tomas has over 15 years of software development and systems architecture experience. Most recently, Tomas was a Senior Microsoft Field Engineer, where he supported Cloud initiatives for high-profile customers on the Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Platform. Tomas holds a bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering from EAFIT University.

Eric Madariaga CMO

Eric Madariaga

CMO

Eric leads CData's global marketing strategy and execution. One of the founders of CData, he is passionate about the intersection of marketing, technology, and data. Previously, Eric led Marketing and Business Development for /n software, where he helped to shape the company into one of the most trusted brands in the developer tools industry. Eric holds a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a die-hard Tar Heel.

Matt Webb CFO

Matt Webb

CFO

Matt is responsible for CData’s financial and operational health and leads our worldwide financial operations team. He has a strong background in finance, operations and management. Before joining CData, he focused on driving value in technology organizations through thoughtful strategic planning, data-driven insights and analysis and partnering directly across the business to drive key operational initiatives to success.

Mike Albritton SVP, Cloud

Mike Albritton

SVP, Cloud

As SVP, Cloud, Mike is responsible for executing on the company's cloud application and product strategy. Mike holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from the Duke Fuqua School of Business.

Kathy Priest CLO

Kathy Priest

CLO

Kathy is responsible for all legal functions and oversight, including corporate governance, privacy, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, commercial agreements, and organizational processes and policies. Kathy holds a BA in English from Northwest Nazarene University and a J.D. and High Technology Certificate from Santa Clara Law School.

Bipin Dayal Managing Director, India

Bipin Dayal

Managing Director, India

Based in Bangalore, Bipin Dayal leads sales, customer success, and engineering operations for all software and services in India. Bipin is a Doctoral Scholar at the Swiss School of Business & Management, and pursuing his master's in Business Law at NLSIU, Bangalore. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, GlobalNxt University, and holds a BS in Computer Science from Bangalore University.

Jonathan Hikita Managing Director, APAC

Jonathan Hikita

Managing Director, APAC

As managing director of APAC, Jonathan Hikita leads regional operations, business development, and marketing strategy. Before joining CData, Jonathan spent more than 10 years in Japan's finance and ICT industries in enterprise data utilization & operation management. He has since established CData Japan and manages partnerships with regional ICT companies, supports customers with data integration, and works with Japanese Cloud Service vendors like Cybozu to expand API connectivity.

Genti Tola Managing Director, EMEA

Genti Tola

Managing Director, EMEA

Genti Tola leads the CData Software EMEA team, managing regional engineering, pre-sales, and technical support. Genti holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the American University in Bulgaria.

Manish Patel CPO

Manish Patel

CPO

Manish is responsible for defining CData’s strategic product vision and roadmap. He has over 15 years of product management experience growing packaged software and cloud-based offerings across multiple SaaS companies, including Tier1, Valassis Digital, and Ipreo. Manish holds a Bachelor’s from the University of Westminster and is Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) certified.

Steven Close CISO

Steven Close

CISO

Steven is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in cyber security and engineering. He is responsible for defining and executing CData’s information security program to ensure the delivery of secure and compliant enterprise products, assets, and communications. Prior to joining CData, Steven managed software development and security efforts at SolarWinds, Avalon Healthcare, and Ancestry.com.

Valerie Brecht VP of Human Resources

Valerie Brecht

VP of Human Resources

Valerie brings 14 years of experience to her role as VP of Human Resources at CData. She is responsible for developing a comprehensive human resources strategy to support CData employees as the company continues its rapid growth trajectory. Valerie attended Appalachian State University and is HRCI-PHR and SHRM-CP certified.

Board Of Directors


John Burton Operating Partner, Updata Partners

John Burton

Operating Partner, Updata Partners

John Burton is an Operating Partner and co-founder at Updata. From 2013 to 2018, John served as the Chief Executive Officer of Nintex, an Updata Partners portfolio company. Prior to Updata, John was with Legent Corporation, an international, publicly-traded enterprise software company, as president, COO and CEO. Earlier, John co-founded Business Software Technology Inc. (BST), a successful VC-backed firm acquired by Legent, where he served as officer, COO and director. John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Boston College.

Carter Griffin General Partner, Updata Partners

Carter Griffin

General Partner, Updata Partners

Carter has more than twenty years experience as an operator and investor in the software industry. He co-founded Brivo Systems and served as Chairman and CEO until selling the company to a strategic acquirer. Brivo Systems pioneered the software-as-a-service model in the physical security market by introducing the first-ever on-demand system for facility access control. Carter also spent four years as a Senior Vice President at Kaiser Associates, where he advised Fortune 500 clients on competitive positioning and new-market entry strategies. Earlier in his career, Carter worked in London for the Coca-Cola Company and held positions at American Management Systems and Arthur Andersen.

Amit Sharma CEO

Amit Sharma

CEO

Founder and CEO of CData Software, Amit defines the CData technical platform and business strategy. His leadership has guided CData Software's rise from a startup, to a leading provider of data access and connectivity solutions. Amit holds an MS in Computer Networking from the North Carolina State University and an MBA from the Duke Fuqua School of Business.

Reid Conrad President, Commerciality

Reid Conrad

President, Commerciality

Reid Conrad is a successful entrepreneur with over 33 years of experience in the enterprise software & technology industry. Reid manages Commerciality, which provides strategy, corporate and business development advisory services to high growth companies. Reid's focus is in the field of IoT, big data, business intelligence & machine learning solutions in manufacturing, life sciences, industrial & enterprise sectors.

Investors




Updata Partners

Updata Partners provides growth capital to market leading software companies. Led by a team averaging more than 20 years of operating and investment experience in the software industry, we invest in high-growth businesses where the combination of our capital and growth expertise will help accelerate success. With more than $1 billion in cumulative committed capital since inception, we have provided growth equity funding to over 60 leading technology companies. For more information, visit www.updata.com.