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Management Team

Rob Bearden

President and Chief Executive Officer

Rob is the former chief operating officer of both SpringSource and JBoss, two of the most commercially successful open source companies in history. Rob also served in senior roles at Oracle, where he directed a $1 billion sales organization, I2 and Manhattan Associates. Rob has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Jacksonville State University and holds the title of Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.

Scott Davidson

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Scott brings 20 years of senior financial leadership to Hortonworks. Most recently he served as the CFO of Quest Software, a publicly traded systems management software company acquired by Dell. Previously, he held strategic financial roles within Citrix Systems and Precision Response Corporation including FP&A, Treasury, Investor Relations and Corporate Development. Before his software focused career, he was a National Bank Examiner with the United States Department of Treasury- Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Scott holds an MBA from the University of Miami and previously served as Board member and Audit Chair for Bomgar, an enterprise remote support solutions company prior to the sale of the company to Thoma Bravo, a private equity firm.

Jamie Engesser

Vice President, Product Management

Jamie brings over 20 years of software industry leadership to Hortonworks. Most recently, Jamie had global responsibility for Hortonworks Solutions Engineering organization which is focused on guiding organizations to identify their Hadoop opportunity from Business Case, to Proof of Concept, to successful Project Delivery. Prior to Hortonworks, Jamie led Global Solutions Engineering teams at SpringSource and VMware. Jamie has extensive experience spanning Open Source, Java, Platform as a Service (PaaS), Application Infrastructure and Big Data. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Montana State University.

Alan Fudge

Chief Revenue Officer

As Chief Revenue Officer, Alan is responsible for Hortonworks' global sales strategy and oversees global sales, sales engineering, channel and sales operations. Alan has spent his entire career in the high-tech industry, most recently as COO and senior vice president of worldwide sales & field operations for software at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and he has a strong track record of driving increased sales and profits for startups and premier industry leaders, including Quest Software, BEA Systems and VMware. He has also served on multiple venture-funded private company boards during his career. Alan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Accounting from St. Edwards University.

Scott Gnau

Chief Technical Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Scott is responsible for the overall technology vision for Hortonworks and oversees the company’s Engineering, Product Management and Support organizations. Scott has spent his entire career in the data industry, most recently as president of Teradata Labs where he provided visionary direction for research, development and sales support activities related to Teradata integrated data warehousing, big data analytics, and associated solutions. He also drove the investments and acquisitions in Teradata’s technology related to the solutions from Teradata Labs. Scott holds a BSEE from Drexel University.

David Howard

General Counsel

As the General Counsel, David is responsible for the company’s worldwide legal affairs and compliance. He also serves as Corporate Secretary. David joined Hortonworks in 2013 as its first in-house attorney and brings nearly 20 years of legal experience in the software industry. Previously, David was Director and Senior Counsel at VMware, where he contributed to VMware's successful IPO and helped build and scale the legal department during the period that the company grew from $380 million to over $3.7 billion in annual revenue. David has also played key legal roles at GoodData and Serena Software. David holds a Juris Doctor from New York Law School.

John Kreisa

Vice President, Marketing

John brings over 20 years of experience in technology marketing leadership to Hortonworks and is responsible for the strategy and execution of all of its marketing activities. Most recently, John led the Data Storage marketing activity at Red Hat via the acquisition of Gluster Inc. Prior to Gluster, John held various marketing roles at Cloudera, MarkLogic, Business Objects John holds a BS in Computer Science from The University of Texas in Austin. Follow him on Twitter: @marked_man

Arun C. Murthy

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer

As Chief Product Officer, Arun leads Engineering and R&D efforts across Hortonworks’ entire portfolio. Arun is one of the founders of Hortonworks and has spent well over a decade in the open source Big Data industry. He has worked on Apache Hadoop since its inception in 2006 and remains an Apache Hadoop Project Management Committee (PMC) member. Prior to co-founding Hortonworks, Arun was one of the original members of the Hadoop team at Yahoo where he was responsible for all Hadoop/MapReduce code and configuration deployed across the 42,000+ servers and for running Hadoop as a service for the company. Follow Arun on Twitter: @acmurthy.

Scott Reasoner

Chief Accounting Officer

As Chief Accounting Officer, Scott oversees all of Hortonworks’ accounting operations and financial reporting functions. Scott joined Hortonworks in 2014 as Vice President, Controller and has since served in a variety of senior accounting roles, including most recently as Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer. He brings a thorough understanding of our financial systems, accounting and processes, as well as vast knowledge and experience from his prior roles at Quest Software and the Dell Software Group. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine.

Amir Siddiqi

Senior Vice President, Global Professional Services

Amir brings over 25 years of experience in the software industry running Consulting, Education, Presales and Sales. As the Head of Global Professional Services, he is responsible for expanding clients use of Connected Data Platforms through Consulting implementations and Education Services. Amir has a track record of growing early stage and midsize software companies, with specialization in P&L turnaround and restructuring. Amir has held various VP and Director level positions at EMC, Pivotal, VMware, CA, and Platinum Technologies. He holds a B.A. in Finance from Baruch College (C.U.N.Y). Follow Amir on Twitter @1AmirSiddiqi.