Meet the Pentaho Team

Leadership Team

Quentin Gallivan

Chief Executive Officer

Quentin joined Pentaho as CEO in October 2011 to aggressively lead the company through its next phase of growth. Quentin has a winning track record of scaling technology companies in high-growth markets over the last 20 years. He has an extensive experience in data warehousing and data analytics serving as CEO at Aster Data, Pivot Link and Postini (chronologically). At Verisign (Nasdaq: VRSN), where he was EVP of worldwide sales and service for eight years, he helped scale the company from $13 million in revenues in 1997 to more than a billion in revenues in 2004. Quentin also has proven leadership managing and growing Asia Pacific and Latin America markets from his key executive roles at Netscape Communications and then General Electric Company where he spent 12 years.

Doug Johnson

Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer

Doug is responsible for worldwide professional services, training and technical support and the global finance operations. He brings over 20 years of experience in operations and finance at technology companies including Fusion Systems, Discreet Logic, THINQ Learning Solutions and Black Duck Software. During his career, Doug has led numerous capital market transactions, both public and private, and a number of M&A transactions. 

Rosanne Saccone

Chief Marketing Officer

Rosanne is responsible for Pentaho's strategic messaging, product marketing and lead generation. Rosanne is a seasoned marketing executive with over 20 years of results-driven marketing, management and finance experience in the high tech industry. Prior to Pentaho, Rosanne held senior positions at HP, Pivotlink, BEA Systems and Olliance Systems. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford and received an MBA from University of Virginia.

Rod Squires

Executive Vice President Worldwide Sales

Rod Squires is responsible for the leadership of the worldwide sales organization. Rod brings more than 25 years of experience managing all aspects of worldwide sales and operations in emerging and established companies. Throughout his career, Rod has proven a high degree of success quickly ramping prosperous software companies. Prior to Pentaho, Rod held senior leadership positions at Savvion, Inc, (acquired by Progress Software), Vitria Technology, Parametric Technology and Xerox Corporation.

Bob Kemper

Executive Vice President Engineering

Bob is a world-class software development executive with an extensive background in Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Predictive Analytics, Big Data Analytics and Cloud based Analytical Applications. His responsibility is to lead Pentaho’s outstanding engineering team to build products that deliver Pentaho’s mission of "building the future of analytics." Prior to Pentaho, Bob was the SVP of engineering at Pivotlink. He has also held senior positions at PrecisionPoint Software,SPSS, Inc. and Hyperion, where he successfully built out large engineering teams across the globe. 

Eddie White

Executive Vice President Business Development

Eddie is responsible for developing Pentaho's strategic relationships with big data vendors and commercializing Pentaho Business Analytics for major cloud/SaaS hardware and software vendors. Eddie has more than 20 years of experience helping businesses meet and exceed their sales revenue and growth targets through, business development, strategic alliances partnerships, and acquisitions. Prior to Pentaho, Eddie held senior leadership positions at Sentilla, Computer Associates, Adaptec and Eurologic.

Technical Team

Pedro Alves

Senior Vice President, Community

Pedro joined the team as Senior VP, Community in April 2013 following Pentaho's acquisition of his company, Webdetails. Pedro also serves as the General Manager for Webdetails, which continues to operate under its original brand as a Pentaho company. Since 2008 Pedro and his team at Webdetails have been designing high-end custom interfaces for many Pentaho clients in Europe and North America including Mozilla, Stonegate Senior Living and St Antonius Hospital. His team also builds and maintains plug-ins for Pentaho, most notably the extremely popular Community Tools or “CTools” series for creating and managing dashboards and reports. Pedro has extensive experience as a B2B systems integrator through his previous roles at Tekever and Think, where he specialized in electronic invoice and healthcare management software.

James Dixon

Founder and CTO

As CTO at Pentaho, James Dixon is responsible for Pentaho's architecture and technology roadmap. James has over 15 years of professional experience in software architecture, development and systems consulting. Prior to Pentaho, James held key technical roles at AppSource Corporation (acquired by Arbor Software which later merged into Hyperion Solutions) and Keyola (acquired by Lawson Software). Earlier in his career, James was a technology consultant working with large and small firms to deliver the benefits of innovative technology in real-world environments.

Marc Batchelor

Founder and Chief Engineer

Marc has been in the BI industry since the early 1990's when he was building EIS (Executive Information System) applications for companies such as Florida Power and Light, Martin Marietta, Westing House, VF Corporation, The Bailey Company, and AT&T. Also a Co-Founder of AppSource Corporation (acquired by Arbor Software which later merged into Hyperion Solutions) and Keyola (acquired by Lawson Software).

Donna Prlich

Senior Vice President of Product Marketing and Solutions

Donna is the Senior Vice President of Product Marketing and Solutions at Pentaho leading the product management, marketing and solutions teams. Donna joined Pentaho in 2012 as the Director of Product Marketing to help position Pentaho for success in the emerging big data market.  Previously, Donna worked in Product, Partner and Market Development roles at Karmasphere, one of the first Big Data Analytics players, Business Intelligence companies such as Actuate and Sun Microsystems defining early Data Warehousing Marketing Strategy.  Donna has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley.

Anthony De Shazor

Senior Vice President of Customer Care and Principal Architect

Anthony is responsible for Customer Care at Pentaho, including the Technical Support team, the Enterprise Architecture Group focused on providing the highest level of care and ongoing guidance to strategic customers, Development Services, and the Hitachi Care Team that develops and supports Hitachi-Pentaho solutions. In addition to these responsibilities, Anthony works closely with Product Management, Product Design and Engineering, ensuring that the “Voice of the Customer” has been heard. Anthony’s role as the “Voice of the Customer” is a perfect fit developed through his tenure at Pentaho and extensive experience in front of Pentaho customers, specifically our enterprise and embedded customers.  His perspective and nearly 20 years of experience in BI and analytics affords him the unique ability to understand precisely what issues customers are experiencing and allows him to recommend changes to the Pentaho products. He has served for over 10 years at Pentaho in leadership positions within engineering, training, consulting, and support. Prior to joining Pentaho, he has held various roles in product development and services at Lockheed Martin, IBM, Hyperion (acquired by Oracle), and Lawson Software (acquired by Infor).

Matt Casters

Chief Architect, PDI/Kettle Project Founder

Matt Casters is founder and primary sponsor of the Kettle project and is responsible for leading the architecture and delivery of Pentaho's Data Integration solutions. Matt has more than 12 years experience in data warehousing and business intelligence. His background as a Unix support professional, a programmer, and a database consultant, combined with the business knowledge he gained from leading BI implementations lead him to the create the Kettle (now Pentaho Data Integration) software platform.

Mark Hall

Senior Data Mining Consultant / Engineer

Mark Hall is one of the original core developers of the Weka data mining software and is responsible for leading Pentaho's data mining solutions. He has 15 years experience as an academic researcher in computer science and has published extensively in machine learning and data mining conferences and journals. Prior to joining Pentaho, Mark held teaching and postdoctoral fellowship positions at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.

Thomas Morgner

Chief Architect, Pentaho Reporting

Thomas leads the ongoing development and "hatching" of the reporting capabilities of the Pentaho platform. In 2001 Thomas started to work on the JFreeReport project (now Pentaho Reporting) and since then he takes his time to give loving attention to the project and to weeding any bugs out of the code.

Wael Elrifai

Director for Enterprise Solutions, EMEA

Wael Elrifai is an avid technologist and management strategist, bridging the divide between IT and business as Pentaho's EMEA Director of Enterprise Solutions. He's been working in high performance computing, machine learning, the broader artificial intelligence field and the "Big Data" ecosystem for the past decade. Wael has served corporate and government clients in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia across a number of industry verticals and has presented at conferences worldwide.

With graduate degrees in both electrical engineering and economics he’s a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Special Interest Group for Artificial Intelligence, the Royal Economic Society, and Chatham House.