The Tokutek 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.

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 Enigma. Craig holds a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross.

Dave Rosenlund

Vice President of Marketing

Mr. Rosenlund has more than 20 years of high-tech sales and marketing experience and is a veteran of the Boston-area start-up scene having led the marketing efforts at Bowstreet (acquired by IBM), Aspelle (acquired by Dresdner Bank), and Idiom Technologies (acquired by SDL). Most recently, Rosenlund was an independent consultant who worked with the startup software divisions of several larger companies, helping them develop the marketing strategies needed to support their business objectives. Rosenlund studied Aerospace Engineering at the University of Oklahoma and Mechanical & Electrical Engineering at Central New England College.

Rich Prohaska

Team Leader, TokuDB

Rich’s current focus is hardening TokuDB for MySQL and MariaDB. Previously, Rich developed large portions of the Tokutek Fractal Tree software and the TokuDB storage engine for MySQL.

Prior to Tokutek, Rich co-founded GigaNet, a storage networking company, where he developed protocol software for a high performance network interface used for supercomputer networking applications. GigaNet used this technology as the basis of an iSCSI product line. The company was purchased by Emulex. Prior to GigaNet, Rich worked at Bell Labs on multi-protocol remote access routers, cell switching systems, and high performance protocol software. His first work at Bell Labs was hacking on UNIX and other operating systems.

Rich received a B.S in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Illinois and an M.S. in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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).