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.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Eran brings to Splice Machine over 25 years of financial management experience. 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.)
Chief Technology Officer
With over 15 years of software experience under his belt, John’s expertise in analytics and BI drives his role as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to Splice Machine, John founded Incite Retail in June 2008 and led the company’s strategy and development efforts. At Incite Retail, he built custom Big Data systems (leveraging HBase and Hadoop) for Fortune 500 companies. Prior to Incite Retail, he ran the business intelligence practice at Blue Martini Software and built strategic partnerships with integration partners. John was a key subject matter expert for Blue Martini Software in many strategic implementations across the world. His focus at Blue Martini was helping clients incorporate decision support knowledge into their current business processes utilizing advanced algorithms and machine learning. John received dual bachelor’s degrees in biomedical and mechanical engineering from Washington University in Saint Louis. Leach currently is the organizer for the Saint Louis Hadoop Users Group and is active in the Washington University Elliot Society.
Co-Founder and VP of
Products and Operations
Gene brings more than 20 years of application software development experience to his role as Vice President of Products and Operations. 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.
Vice President of
As Vice President of Customer Success, Eric adds more than 20 years of enterprise software consulting and professional services management experience to the Splice Machine team. Previously, Eric was Senior Director, Global Customer Services at Model N, a leading provider of revenue management solutions that can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud. Eric played a key role in building the organization from an early stage startup to a successful public company. Prior to Model N, Eric was one of the original employees at Blue Martini Software, where he served as Director, Professional Services and Analytic Services. Prior to that, he held executive roles at Lumin Corporation, Om Records and Colorscape Communications. In addition to his extensive professional services management experience, Eric brings deep industry knowledge in the Life Sciences, High Tech, Telecom, Retail and Digital Media sectors. Eric holds dual BAs in Music and Religious Studies from Naropa University.
VP of Sales and
Vice President of Marketing
Mark de Visser brings over 25 years of experience with enterprise technology marketing to the Splice Machine team. Among the products he has launched in his career are Borland C++, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Zend Framework, Sonatype Nexus, CFEngine Enterprise, Sauce Labs Test Cloud and iText 7. Mark was part of the team at Red Hat that developed the first ever commercially viable open source business model. He has always been involved in open source since. In addition to his experience in the technology markets, Mark brings deep knowledge of modern data-driven marketing approaches to lead-generation and customer retention. Mark studied at the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, with a major in mathematics.