Building Tomorrow's Data Center Today

Reinventing IT Infrastructure To Put The Focus Back On What Matters Most –

The Applications

About Robin Systems

Robin Cloud Platform for Big Data and Databases is heralding a new era in data center evolution with Robin vision. Our container-based, application-aware, compute and storage platform liberates applications from servers, VMs, and storage boundaries. The Robin software transforms commodity hardware into a compute, storage, and data continuum such that multiple applications can be deployed per machine to ensure best possible hardware utilization.

By leveraging lightweight and portable container-based application packaging technology, Robin enables seamless application mobility across machines and across clouds.

Robin Systems’ vision makes this the first company to extend the containerization benefits to all classes of enterprise applications, including databases and Big Data clusters, to enable “zero performance loss” consolidation, agile data management, and simplified operations.

Leadership

Robin Systems is led by a dynamic team of industry veterans who share a passion for success.
They believe in our container-based cutting-edge technology - Robin Cloud Platform - and continue to build on our values and expand Robin’s reach globally.

Christian Nall, Vice President, Field Operations - About Robin Systems - Building Tomorrow's Data Center Today with Robin Cloud Platform for Big Data and Databases - Delivering Lifecycle Management

Christian Nall

Vice President, Field Operations

Christian Nall, a veteran sales executive, joined Robin leadership team as the Vice President of Field Operations. Nall’s prior experience includes serving as EVP of Sales at Electric Cloud and he previously spent 7 years at Composite Software, where he was EVP Field Operations. Prior to Composite he was vice president of worldwide sales at Proofpoint, where he built and managed an enterprise sales team in the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Asia. Other senior sales management roles include tenures with Exigen Group, Portera Systems, Spyglass, Hitachi Data Systems and IBM. Nall holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from the University of California, Berkeley.

Christian Nall

Vice President, Field Operations

Partha Seetala - About Robin Systems - Building Tomorrow's Data Center Today with Robin Cloud Platform for Big Data and Databases - Delivering Lifecycle Management.

Partha Seetala

Chief Technology Officer

Partha Seetala joined Robin Systems in 2015 as Chief Technology Officer, with more than 16 years of technology and product expertise. His previous position was with Symantec’s information management business, known as Veritas, where he was Distinguished Engineer and Senior Director of Engineering. In that capacity he conceived, architected and led engineering teams to take multiple products from concept to market in the scale-out storage, distributed systems, content-aware file systems and information analytics space. He was also an adviser on multimillion-dollar product lines including NetBackup Appliance, Cluster File System, Veritas Cluster Server and Information Fabric. Earlier positions include serving as architect at Kazeon Systems – later acquired by EMC – and architect at Veritas Technologies. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Partha Seetala

Chief Technology Officer

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Premal Buch

Chief Executive Officer

Premal Buch joined Robin in 2015 from Altera, where he was responsible for all its FPGA design tools. Under his leadership, Altera overhauled its RTL implementation tools, introduced the first OpenCL compiler in the industry for FPGA-based hardware acceleration, its first ARM- based embedded developer tool suite, and created Altera Virtualization Lab to enable FPGA-as- a-Service for cloud and data center environments.

Buch started his career at Electronic Design Automation software provider Magma Design Automation, where he ultimately served as General Manager of the Design Implementation Business Unit. That group drove two thirds of the company’s revenue and Buch had worldwide responsibility for engineering, marketing and support. He was part of Magma’s startup team, joining at its inception in 1997 and working on everything from coding to benchmarking to customer pitches as Magma built the first RTL-to-GDSII design flow in EDA. He grew with the company as this product line fueled Magma’s IPO in 2001 and led to Magma becoming the fourth biggest EDA company in the world. Buch stayed with Magma through its acquisition by Synopsys in 2012.

Buch has an MS and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BE from BITS Pilani.

Premal Buch

Chief Executive Officer

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Razi Sharir

Vice President, Products & Marketing

Razi Sharir, a veteran product management executive, joined Robin from CA Technologies, where he led the SaaS Center of Excellence and Product Management for the team that developed a container-based Enterprise PaaS geared for modern application economy. Prior to CA, Sharir led Xeround, a startup which provided database SaaS and was second only to Amazon Web Services’ Relational Database Service in terms of popular adoption. He formed and ran the Innovation Lab at BMC Software and started his professional career at Microsoft in various senior positions with the OS and Desktop Technologies international product groups. He holds a master’s degree from Tel Aviv University.

Razi Sharir

Vice President, Products & Marketing

Board of Directors

Don Liswin - Board Member - About Robin Systems - Building Tomorrow's Data Center Today with Robin Cloud Platform for Big Data and Databases - Delivering Lifecycle Management.

Don Listwin

Board Member

Don Listwin is chairman of Calix, a provider of innovative access systems, and of Teradici, a leader in the creation of virtual workspaces. He previously served as an executive vice president at Cisco Systems, where he spent 10 years. Listwin’s career also includes serving as CEO of Sana Security and CEO of Openwave. He has served as board member and adviser to numerous companies, and presently serves on the boards of D-Wave Systems, PLUMgrid and Violin Memory, and is an adviser to the Canadian development bank BDC and to cyber security company Bugcrowd. In 2004 he founded the Canary Foundation, dedicated to the early detection of cancer, and he is also a consulting professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Don Listwin

Board Member

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Premal Buch

Chief Executive Officer

Premal Buch joined Robin in 2015 from Altera, where he was responsible for all its FPGA design tools. Under his leadership, Altera overhauled its RTL implementation tools, introduced the first OpenCL compiler in the industry for FPGA-based hardware acceleration, its first ARM- based embedded developer tool suite, and created Altera Virtualization Lab to enable FPGA-as- a-Service for cloud and data center environments.

Buch started his career at Electronic Design Automation software provider Magma Design Automation, where he ultimately served as General Manager of the Design Implementation Business Unit. That group drove two thirds of the company’s revenue and Buch had worldwide responsibility for engineering, marketing and support. He was part of Magma’s startup team, joining at its inception in 1997 and working on everything from coding to benchmarking to customer pitches as Magma built the first RTL-to-GDSII design flow in EDA. He grew with the company as this product line fueled Magma’s IPO in 2001 and led to Magma becoming the fourth biggest EDA company in the world. Buch stayed with Magma through its acquisition by Synopsys in 2012.

Buch has an MS and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BE from BITS Pilani.

Premal Buch

Chief Executive Officer

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Rajeev Madhavan

Chairman

Rajeev Madhavan is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He is perhaps best known as the founder of software company Magma Design Automation, where he served as chairman and chief executive officer from its founding in 1997 through its acquisition by Synopsys in 2012. He also co-founded software companies LogicVision (acquired by Mentor Graphics) and Ambit Design Systems (acquired by Cadence Design Systems). Red Herring magazine named Madhavan to its “Top Innovators” list in 2002. Madhavan makes angel and venture investments in start-up companies competing in a range of industries, including data science and machine learning, mobile technology and social media.

Rajeev Madhavan

Chairman

Steve Schlenker - Board Member - About Robin Systems - Building Tomorrow's Data Center Today with Robin Cloud Platform for Big Data and Databases - Delivering Lifecycle Management.

Steve Schlenker

Board Member

Steve Schlenker co-founded DN Capital in June 2000 and is currently Managing Partner based in the Sand Hill Road office, running DN Capital’s US operations. Schlenker began his career in venture capital and private equity in 1990. His investment experience has been in software and software related businesses. His sectors of focus include enterprise software, and to a lesser extent business on-line marketplaces and consumer mobile services. Among his select investments are Apsalar, ClusterHQ, Datanomic (acquired by Oracle), Endeca (acquired by Oracle), Familybuilder (acquired by Intelius), Geckoboard, Lagan/Kana (acquired by Verint), Ombud, Peak, Shiphawk, Recarga, and Robin Systems.

Steve Schlenker

Board Member

Jon Cholak, Board Member, Robin Systems

Jon Cholak

Board Member

Jon Cholak is an investment director on the venture investment team at USAA; with over $300M in committed capital, the team manages direct investments in Software, Security, IoT, Consumer, Fintech and Insuretech companies. Jon represents USAA on the board of directors of Robin Systems, Roostify, CafeX Communications, Context360 and serves on the advisory board of PrecisionHawk. Previously, Jon represented USAA on the boards of Saffron Technology (acquired by Intel) and Automatic Labs (acquired by SiriusXM). Other portfolio companies include: Cognitive Scale, Coinbase, Prosper Marketplace, MX, Personal Capital, Narrative Science, Snapsheet, RepairPal, ID.me, VAST.com, MindMeld, Roost, Flo Technologies and Automat.ai.
Prior to joining USAA, Jon worked for Intel Corporation and Deloitte Consulting, LLP. While at Intel, Jon managed a portfolio of early-stage internal ventures designed to provide non-core organic revenue growth. During his tenure at Deloitte Consulting, Jon worked with numerous private and public sector clients concentrating on strategic management, process reengineering, and systems modernization and integration.
Jon holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and International Business from New York University, an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

Jon Cholak

Board Member

Advisory Team

Coming from varied backgrounds, Robin advisors provide Robin Systems with expert information and advice.

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Steve Papa

Steve Papa is an entrepreneur and a visionary.
Papa founded Endeca in 1999 and served as CEO through the company’s $1.1 billion acquisition by Oracle in 2011. Under Papa’s leadership, Endeca achieved $750 million in cumulative worldwide revenue and pioneered Guided Navigation, one of the leading search innovations of the decade and now an industry standard. Prior to founding Endeca, Papa was part of the original Akamai team and an early member of the Inktomi team. Papa is a Board Partner at Andreessen Horowitz.

Steve Papa

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Manoj Leelanivas

Manoj Leelanivas is the Chief Executive Officer of Cyphort, driving the company’s strategy and operations. Prior to Cyphort, Manoj was a 14-year veteran at Juniper Networks where he most recently served as the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Advanced Technologies. Prior to that, he served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Software Business Group and as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Edge Routing Business Unit. Prior to joining Juniper Networks, Manoj was at Cisco Systems for seven years, where he pioneered various innovations in routing and VoIP technologies.

Manoj holds more than 10 patents for his work at Cisco and at Juniper. He earned a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, and has completed the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Manoj Leelanivas

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Fred van den Bosch

Fred van den Bosch is a Special Partner of TAC. He brings a wealth of experience in the enterprise software and cloud computing industry. Fred is a Board Member of Neebula and Varonis. He was previously Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Librato, Inc. a company providing cloud management “Software as a Service”. During his 14 year career at VERITAS Software (later acquired by Symantec Corporation), Fred played a key role in the company’s growth.

Fred van den Bosch

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Ben Verghese

As vice president of Engineering, Ben leads the team that delivers Illumio’s products. Prior to Illumio, Ben was vice president of Engineering and chief management architect at VMware. During his 13-year tenure at VMware, he was part of the ESX Server product founding team, led and delivered the VirtualCenter product from its inception, and led a number of the company’s strategic engineering initiatives.

In his career, Ben has spanned product development and research in networking, operating systems, and computer architecture at HP, Apollo Computers, DEC Research, and Compaq. Ben has a BS from IIT Madras, an MS from Cornell University, and a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Ben Verghese

Anand Rajaraman - Advisor Robin Systems - About Robin Systems - Building Tomorrow's Data Center Today with Robin Cloud Platform for Big Data and Databases - Delivering Lifecycle Management.

Anand Rajaraman

Together with four other engineers, Rajaraman founded Junglee Corp. in 1996. Junglee Corp. pioneered Internet comparison shopping. `{`1`}` Junglee Corp. was acquired by Amazon.com Inc. in August 1998 for 1.6 million shares of stock valued at $250 million. `{`2`}` Rajaraman went on to become Director of Technology at Amazon.com, where he was responsible for technology strategy. He helped launch the transformation of Amazon.com from a retailer into a retail platform, enabling third-party retailers to sell on Amazon.com’s website. Third-party transactions now account for almost 25% of all US transactions, and represent Amazon’s fastest-growing and most profitable business segment. `{`3`}` Rajaraman also was an inventor of the concept underlying Amazon.com’s Mechanical Turk.

Rajaraman and his business partner, Venky Harinarayan, co-founded Cambrian Ventures, an early stage VC fund, in 2000. Cambrian went on to back several companies later acquired by Google. Cambrian has funded companies like Mobissimo, Aster Data Systems and TheFind.com. `{`4`}` In 2005, the business partners co-founded Kosmix, a website which organizes the Internet by topic.`{`5`}` In April 2011, Kosmix was acquired by Walmart.

In addition to acting as a consulting assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University, Rajaraman also has a blog called Datawocky, on which he discusses data mining techniques in search, social media, and advertising.

Anand Rajaraman