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Cofounders and Executive Leadership

Arjun Narayan

Arjun Narayan

VP of Engineering

Arjun cofounded Materialize, coming from database-building experience as an early engineer at Cockroach Labs and through his Ph.D in distributed systems, security, privacy and scalability from the University of Pennsylvania.

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.

Nate Stewart

Nate Stewart


Nate comes to Materialize after 7 years leading the product organization and 4 years serving on the board at Cockroach Labs. While at Cockroach, Nate had previously worked with Materialize co-founders Arjun Narayan and Nikhil Benesch. Previously, Nate was in product roles at Percolate and Microsoft. He has an MBA from MIT and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.

Nikhil Benesch

Nikhil Benesch


Nikhil is the Chief Technology Officer 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.

Leadership Team

Charles Horner

Charles Horner

Head of Finance

Charles joined Materialize in 2021 to build out finance and operations. He is now Head of Finance. Previously, he was an investor at RRE Ventures working with hundreds of start-ups at varying stages of development and an investment banker at Goldman Sachs working on transactions in the Technology, Media and Telecom sectors. Charles has a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.

Jessica Laughlin

Jessica Laughlin

Head of Product

Jessica joined Materialize as the fifth engineer, coming from Goldman Sachs and Bluecore. She leads the product organization, focused on shipping features that make Materialize users successful in production.

Ross Perez

Ross Perez

VP of Marketing

Ross has spent his entire career working at fast paced data startups. Most recently, he spent five years at Snowflake, growing with the company from $19m in revenue to close to $1b. He began his time at Snowflake in product marketing, then moved on to head up the EMEA marketing team. Before Snowflake, Ross spend 8 years in product marketing at Tableau.

Scott Freifeld

Scott Freifeld

VP of Business Operations

Scott was previously VP, Revenue Operations at Braze where he helped scale the business over 25x top line and through a successful IPO. Scott has a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business.

Tim Satterwhite

Tim Satterwhite

Chief Revenue Officer

Tim was previously the Chief Growth Officer at Terminus where he led the Sales, Marketing and Customers Success functions globally. Prior to that he was SVP of Revenue at Braze helping to scale the company across all segments of business.

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Naiad: A Timely Dataflow System Paper published


Timely Dataflow in Rust

Jan 2019

Company Founded

Feb 2019

Series A

Feb 2020

First Public Release

November 2020

Series B

Sep 2021

Series C

Oct 2022

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