Experienced. Innovative. Collaborative.

Splice Machine features a veteran team that has been successful at every level of the software landscape. From successful startups to major software firms, our team has built, managed and supported solutions that have transformed the way businesses operate.

Monte Zweben

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Monte Zweben is the CEO and co-founder of Splice Machine. A technology industry veteran, Monte’s early career was spent with the NASA Ames Research Center as the deputy chief of the artificial intelligence branch, where he won the prestigious Space Act Award for his work on the Space Shuttle program. Monte then founded and was the chairman and CEO of Red Pepper Software, a leading supply chain optimization company, which later merged with PeopleSoft, where he was VP and general manager, Manufacturing Business Unit. Then, Monte was the founder and CEO of Blue Martini Software – the leader in e-commerce and omni-channel marketing. Monte is also the co-author of Intelligent Scheduling, and has published articles in the Harvard Business Review and various computer science journals and conference proceedings. He was Chairman of Rocket Fuel Inc. and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science.

Gene Davis

Co-Founder and Vice President of Product Management

Gene brings more than 20 years of application software development experience to his role as Vice President of Product Management. Prior to Splice Machine, Gene ran Product Development for Clio Music, SeeSaw Networks, Blue Martini Software, Fogbreak Software, and TeaLeaf Technology; and was Vice President of Engineering at PeopleSoft. Gene was an original architect of Red Pepper’s Advanced Planning System. Prior to Red Pepper, he worked for NASA, where he was a recipient of the Manned Flight Space Award and co-recipient of the Space Act Award. Gene holds a B.A. in Music and B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.

Daniel Gomez Ferro

Chief Architect

Daniel is the Chief Architect at Splice Machine. He has been working on Distributed Systems for the last decade, at first on HPC and then on Hadoop. Prior to joining Splice Machine, Daniel was a Research Engineer at Yahoo! Labs, where he contributed to the design and drove the implementation of Omid, one of the first transactional solutions for HBase that inspired in one way or another most of the current SQL-on-Hadoop projects. Daniel obtained his Master's degree in Computer Science from A Coruña University in Spain.

Eran Pilovsky

Chief Financial Officer

Eran brings over 25 years of financial management experience to Splice Machine. Since 2008, Eran has been the CFO of companies in the SaaS, digital media, and cloud/internet services spaces including Grand Junction, Metacafe and SugarSync. From 2000 until 2008, Eran held senior executive positions with private and public companies in the communications and enterprise software industries including Roamware, Aperto Networks, Blue Martini Software, and Vyyo. Until 2000, Eran was a Partner with Ernst & Young. Eran is a cum laude graduate of the University of San Francisco, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive.)

Krishnan Parasuraman

Vice President of Sales and Business Development

Krishnan brings over 18 years of enterprise software experience, spanning diverse roles in R&D, engineering, product management, consulting, sales and business development, to Splice Machine. Before joining Splice Machine, Krishnan worked at IBM in sales leadership positions and was responsible for driving revenue growth of IBM’s Big Data platform across a global portfolio of clients. Prior to IBM, he was the CTO of Digital Media at Netezza, leading its technology strategy and go-to-market plans for High-Tech and Digital Marketing business units. In this role, he worked very closely with some of the largest marketing service providers and digital ad networks. Prior to Netezza, he the ran the Information Management practice for Infosys Technologies and consulted on large-scale data warehousing, analytics and big data projects for Apple, Microsoft, Motorola and numerous other fortune 500 clients. He speaks regularly at industry events, writes for trade publications and is the author of the book, Harness the Power of Big Data. He holds an M.S. degree in computer science from the University of Georgia.

Ken Lam

Vice President, Customer Success

Ken leads customer success at Splice Machine. Prior to Splice Machine, Ken led customer success and services teams at both high growth and publicly traded software/tech companies - Anaplan, SugarCRM, Model N, Exact Software, Breakaway Solutions, Escend Technologies and Andersen Consulting (Accenture). In his career, Ken has worked with some of the largest companies in the world to ensure successful deployment and adoption of software solutions. Ken holds an MS in Tech Management from Columbia University and a BS in CS from San Jose State University.

Murray Brown

Vice President, Engineering

Murray Brown is Splice Machine's Vice President of Engineering. Most recently at Okta, Murray managed the Technical Operations ‘live-site’ team. He kept Okta’s stellar uptime record, automating the regular weekly deployments and saw his team double in size. Murray’s 21 year career in Silicon Valley startups has taught him a wealth of lessons about the reality of software development in an enterprise and SAAS context. He graduated UC Berkeley with a degree in Computer Science

Luis Fortun

Vice President, Alliances

Luis Fortun is the Vice President of Alliances for Splice Machine. He has more than 20 years of experience in business development, corporate enterprise sales and alliance management. Prior to joining Splice Machine, he served as the Director of Partnerships for data management company Stibo Systems, where he was responsible for driving license revenue and creating partner ecosystems for implementation and solution support. Additionally, Luis has held prominent alliance and partnership roles with MetricStream, MicroStrategy and Scantron Service Group. When he’s not traveling on behalf of Splice Machine, Luis works from his home base of Omaha, Nebraska.

Wei Tang

Senior Director of Database Engineering

Wei brings over 20 years of core database research and development experience to Splice Machine. Prior to Splice Machine, Wei led a team at LinkedIn to create the next generation distributed graph database to help realize the company's economic graph vision. He also spent over 11 years at Teradata in engineering management and software development to focus on the industry-leading cost-base query optimizer. Wei holds a PhD degree in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Alberta in Canada and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Peking University in China.

Sara Schrage

Vice President, People Operations

Sara leads people operations at Splice Machine. Prior to Splice Machine, Sara led people operations at companies including PowerReviews/ Bazaarvoice, Mode Media fka Glam Media, Samsung, and ran HR consulting firm, Search Solutions Group. Sara received her undergraduate degree from Miami University, completed Cornell University’s Human Resource Executive program, and is SHRM-SCP, SPHR-CA and SPHR certified.