Team

John Partridge

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Partridge brings over twenty years of experience in the software industry as a developer, investor, and entrepreneur. He joins Tokutek from StreamBase Systems which John co-founded with database pioneer Dr. Michael Stonebraker. He started his career as a software developer at Microsoft Corporation where he co-authored Excel v1.0. He later worked as a venture capitalist at Accel Partners and the Summit Accelerator Fund where he specialized in investing in early stage internet infrastructure and enterprise software companies. John holds an A.B. in Applied Mathematics / Computer Science from Harvard University and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Michael A. Bender

Co-founder & Chief Scientist

Prof. Bender is an expert in algorithmics and scheduling. He won an R&D100 award for the Compute Processor Allocator, a job scheduler for massive supercomputers, which has been licensed to Cray and is used in many of the largest supercomputers in the world. Prof. Bender is also an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University.

Martín Farach-Colton

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

Prof. Farach-Colton is an expert in algorithmics and information retrieval. He was an early employee at Google, where he worked on improving performance of the Web Crawl and where he developed the prototype for the AdSense system. Prof. Farach-Colton is also a Professor of Computer Science at Rutgers University.

Bradley C. Kuszmaul

Co-founder & Chief Architect

Dr. Kuszmaul’s research focuses on developing computer systems and hardware that behave well both in practice and in theory. His entry won 5 out of 6 categories in Jim Gray’s 2007 sorting benchmark contest, sorting a terabyte in 197 seconds. He formerly architected Akamai’s distributed data collection system, was a Yale Professor of Computer Science and was a principal network architect for the Thinking Machines CM-5 Supercomputer. Dr. Kuszmaul is also a Research Scientist in the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).

Coco Jaenicke

Vice President of Marketing

Ms. Jaenicke has over 20 years of experience in marketing at high-tech software start-ups with a focus on building marketing teams with a metrics-based approach for lead generation, nurturing, and conversion. She has played a pivotal role in launching successful go-to-market strategies at open source and data management companies including EnterpriseDB, Red Hat, Vertica, Think Big Analytics, IONA and Object Design. Coco holds a B.S. from Brown University and a M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Craig Clark

Vice President of Sales

Craig Clark has 15 years of experience growing technology businesses. He joins Tokutek from Proactis, where he developed a new revenue stream for the company by closing substantial deals in the manufacturing, finance, legal and government verticals. This was accomplished with the firm was also in the midst of a transition to a SaaS offering. Prior to Proactis, he built the North American sales team for database security startup, Sentrigo (eventually acquired by McAfee), creating a customer base of several hundred global organizations. He also successfully developed a sales team for Basware and led strategic accounts at Engima. Craig holds a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross.

Tim Callaghan

Vice President of Engineering

Mr. Callaghan brings 20 years experience building and administering database applications for commercial and internal usage. At VoltDB, he led the field engineering efforts, was the point contact for all commercial and community customers, and served as Product Manager. Before that, he was the Chief System Architect at CrunchTime Information Systems, building their SaaS restaurant solutions and distributed database offerings for the cruise industry. He also spent 8 years at Investors Bank & Trust (a Boston-based financial services company) as the Director of Database Technologies, creating their tax accounting solution for complex fund structures and leading all database development initiatives. Tim has a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.