Meet Materialize

The Streaming Database for Real-Time Analytics

The simplicity of SQL queries, but with millisecond-level latency for real-time data. That is Materialize, the only true SQL streaming database for building internal tools, interactive dashboards, and customer-facing experiences.

We are not “disrupting” or changing the behaviors of the world’s population, but instead building something that works in a space where most products simply do not. Our work builds on top of Timely Dataflow and Differential Dataflow, both created by our co-founder Frank McSherry.

Our Team

Leadership

Arjun Narayan

Arjun Narayan

CEO

Arjun was previously an engineer at Cockroach Labs. Arjun holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He spends his weekends making Lego rockets and explosion sounds with his 3-year old son.

Frank McSherry

Frank McSherry

CHIEF SCIENTIST

Frank was previously at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley where he co-invented Differential Privacy, and subsequently led the Naiad project. Frank holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Washington.

Cuong Do

Cuong Do

VP, Engineering

Cuong was the third engineer at YouTube, founding head of Dropbox NYC, engineering manager at Cockroach Labs, and an early engineer at PayPal. He studied C.S. at Carnegie Mellon University.

Craig Breslawski

Craig Breslawski

VP, MARKETING

Craig was previously head of product marketing and strategy at Percolate, an enterprise content marketing platform.

Engineering & Product

Alexander Alexandrov

Alexander Alexandrov

Member of Technical Staff

Alexander was previously at AWS where he worked on the Kinesis Data Analytics and ML Forecasting teams, and at VMWare on a team that builds and operates an in-house data lake. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the Technische Universität Berlin.

Petros Angelatos

Petros Angelatos

Member of Technical Staff

Petros was the former CTO and co-founder of balena.io where he led the engineering team and raised multiple rounds of investment.

Nikhil Benesch

Nikhil Benesch

Member of Technical Staff

Nikhil is the tech lead of the SQL team at Materialize. He previously worked on the replication engine for CockroachDB. He has an A.B. in Computer Science from Harvard, where he did research on streaming dataflow systems.

Ufuk Celebi

Ufuk Celebi

Engineering Manager

Ufuk was previously a co-founder at Ververica where he worked on the open-source Apache Flink project and Ververica Platform. He studied CS in Berlin and Zurich. At Materialize, Ufuk is part of the engineering management team.

Nicolle Eagan

Nicolle Eagan

Senior Product Manager

Nicolle was previously a software developer at KX. She holds a M.Sc. in applied mathematics from Northwestern.

Andreas Fuchs

Andreas Fuchs

Member of Technical Staff

Andreas has parallelized Common Lisp build systems, internationalized Motif applications and worked on graph databases. Most recently, he worked on reliability and improving incident response at Stripe.

Dan Harrison

Dan Harrison

Member of Technical Staff

Dan is the tech lead for the persistence team. He previously worked in entity extraction and infrastructure at Cockroach Labs, Foursquare, and Google.

Moritz Hoffmann

Moritz Hoffmann

Member of Technical Staff

Moritz was previously an engineer at Google. Moritz holds a PhD in Computer Science from ETH Zurich, where he did research on distributed dataflow systems.

Matt Jibson

Matt Jibson

Member of Technical Staff

Matt was previously at Stack Overflow and CoreOS, and an early engineer at Cockroach Labs.

Chae Jubb

Chae Jubb

Member of Technical Staff

Chae was previously at Software Engineer at Stripe, expanding non-card payments, and Dropbox, where he helped rewrite and rearchitect the desktop client sync engine in Rust. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Engineering from Columbia University with research focusing on memory and caching in heterogenous architectures.

Ruchir Khaitan

Ruchir Khaitan

Member of Technical Staff

Ruchir was previously at AppNexus where he worked on making internet ad auctions go zoom! He has a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Columbia University.

Aljoscha Krettek

Aljoscha Krettek

Member of Technical Staff

Aljoscha was a co-founder of Ververica/DataArtisans and is a member of the open-source Apache Flink and Apache Beam projects. Before that, he studied Computer Science at TU Berlin and DHBW Stuttgart. Aljoscha enjoys learning languages, cooking, and yoga.

Martin Kysel

Martin Kysel

Engineering Manager

Martin is a recent addition to the Materialize team. He was previously a Technology Manager at NuoDB where he managed all aspects of a distributed database from SQL to distributed transactions.

Jessica Laughlin

Jessica Laughlin

Member of Technical Staff

Jessica joined Materialize as the fifth engineer, coming from Goldman Sachs and Bluecore. She’s focused on building out the Materialize ecosystem.

Eli Lindsey

Eli Lindsey

Engineering Manager

Eli previously worked in edge networking and performance optimization at AWS, Facebook, and various startups. He currently manages the dataflow and SQL teams.

Sean Loiselle

Sean Loiselle

Member of Technical Staff

Sean spent a decade in technical writing before earning his MS in computing systems from Georgia Tech and moving into engineering. He built Materialize’s first documentation site and now focuses on extending its SQL API.

Brandon Maister

Brandon Maister

Member of Technical Staff

Brandon has a long career in startups and brings his wealth of experience integrating eventually-consistent microservice architectures as a deep empathy for how Materialize can reduce sleepless nights for our users. As an early engineer at Materialize, he has touched most parts of the product and is currently focusing on making it easy to get data into Materialize from a variety of sources.

Tony Rippy

Tony Rippy

Engineering Director

Tony manages the Cloud team at Materialize. He was previously an engineering manager at Google, where he specialized in large-scale distributed systems. He has an B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon.

Philip Stoev

Philip Stoev

Software Engineer in Test

An Archaeology dropout, Philip held QA positions at MySQL, MariaDB, Galera Cluster and NuoDB, and is the author of testing tools that are widely used in the database community.

Micole Sudberg

Micole Sudberg

Senior Technical Writer

Micole was previously at Xandr, a division of Warner Media. She has a B.A. in English from Yale.

Karen Rustad Tölva

Karen Rustad Tölva

Member of Technical Staff

Karen is the first frontend engineer at Materialize. She has an MS from UC Berkeley’s School of Information and over ten years’ startup experience. Her previous background was in UI design, digital art, and free software advocacy. Karen is the creator of Ferris the Rustacean.

Brennan Vincent

Brennan Vincent

Member of Technical Staff

Brennan is a programmer interested in performance, reliability, and efficiency, formerly working on international expansion at Amazon and mobile app infrastructure at Facebook. At Materialize, he focuses on the ingress and decoding of data from various sources.

Andi Wang

Andi Wang

Member of Technical Staff

Andi has been focusing on query and view performance since joining Materialize in September 2019. Previously, she was at Oracle, where she was an engineer on the Endeca Server and Oracle Machine Learning teams. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT.

Sales, Marketing, and Operations

Amanda Aguilera

Amanda Aguilera

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Amanda joined Materialize in 2021 to help convey and promote the power of Materialize. She previously worked at a cybersecurity start-up, as well as in E-commerce at Walmart (formerly Jet.com). She has a B.A. in Psychology from Yale University.

Charles Bernoskie

Charles Bernoskie

Account Executive

Charles is part of the Sales team helping users successfully deploy Materialize. Charles was previously at Elastic and Stack Overflow.

Andy Hattemer

Andy Hattemer

Head of Community

Andy works on content and community at Materialize, he comes from DigitalOcean where he was director of community growth.

Charles Horner

Charles Horner

Chief of Staff

Charles joined Materialize in 2021 to build out strategy and operations. He was previously an Investor at RRE Ventures working with hundreds of start-ups at varying stages of development and an Investment Banking Associate at Goldman Sachs working on transactions in the Technology, Media and Telecom sectors.

Bobby Iliev

Bobby Iliev

Developer Advocate

Bobby joined Materialize in 2021 with the main focus on content creation, community and support. He worked as a DevOps Engineer, Web Developer and Community Manager for 8+ years and has written multiple open-source books. His main passion is helping others.

Krishna Manoharan

Krishna Manoharan

Enterprise Sales Engineering

Krishna joins Materialize with previous experience as an engineer and architect at MemSQL, Oracle, and Symantec. He is passionate about customer success.

Marta Paes

Marta Paes

Senior Developer Advocate

Marta was previously a contributor to Apache Flink. Before finding her mojo in data streaming and community, she worked as a DWH Engineer for 4+ years at Zalando and Accenture.

Naveen Sukumar

Naveen Sukumar

Director of Product Marketing

Naveen joined Materialize in 2021 to build out the Product Marketing function. Previously, he led Product Marketing for APM and Log Management at Datadog, and has prior experience in Pre-sales and Professional Services at Medallia and PwC. He has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and an undergrad in Industrial Engineering from VTU, India.

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