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.

Nikhil Benesch

Nikhil Benesch

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

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.

Tim Satterwhite

Tim Satterwhite

Chief Revenue Officer

Tim was previously the Chief Growth Officer at Terminus where he lead 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.

Craig Breslawski

Craig Breslawski

VP, MARKETING

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

Anthony Fears

Anthony Fears

VP, PEOPLE

Anthony began his HR/People career in global retail and hospitality with brands like Nordstrom and Starbucks. He then turned to leading the People function at high growth startups including Managed by Q (acquired by WeWork) and, most recently, Industrious – the largest premium workplace-as-a-service provider.

Brent Heeringa

Brent Heeringa

VP, Product

Brent was previously Associate Professor and Chair of Computer Science at Williams College; he co-founded Valt in 2017, which was acquired by Dropbox in 2019; at Dropbox Brent built Dropbox Passwords and later led engineering for New Products; he has a PhD in CS from the University of Massachusetts.

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.

Hannah Burak

Hannah Burak

Product Manager

Hannah managed product development of Flexport’s first SaaS offering and has worked in data analytics across public and private sectors. She holds a BA in Economics and a Masters in Public Policy.

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.

Rami Chowdhury

Rami Chowdhury

Member of Technical Staff

Rami joins the cloud team at Materialize after building multi-cloud experiences at Coiled and Anaconda. He’s built a series of startups since earning degrees from the University of Oxford and University College London, was named a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation, and is known for his tall purple hats.

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.

Lukas Humbel

Lukas Humbel

Member of Technical Staff

Lukas was previously doing his PhD in operating systems and formal methods. Now he is looking to find sanity and peace in data processing.

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.

Joe Koshakow

Joe Koshakow

Member of Technical Staff

Joe previously worked on Apache Fluo, a distributed incremental data processing system. After that, he received an M.S. in Computational Data Science from Carnegie Mellon University, where he focused on database research. He has a passion for all things related to databases and distributed systems.

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.

Jessica Laughlin

Jessica Laughlin

Product Manager

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

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.

Jeannette Pepin

Jeannette Pepin

Member of Technical Staff

Jeannette is an engineer on the Cloud team. She has spent her career building distributed data pipelines and designing robust observability and stability strategies for cloud native systems. She has an M.S. in Computer Science from CU Boulder, with a focus on Human Language Technologies.

Marcos Antonio Vaz Salles

Marcos Antonio Vaz Salles

Member of Technical Staff

Marcos was previously an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen, where he led research on building declarative and efficient systems to support data-intensive applications with low-latency requirements. He has a PhD from ETH Zurich and was a postdoc at Cornell University.

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.

Jan Teske

Jan Teske

Member of Technical Staff

Jan worked previously at VMRay, where he helped develop their hypervisor-based malware analyzer and lead the static analysis team. He holds a B.Sc. in IT Systems Engineering and an M.Sc. in IT Security.

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.

Gus Wynn

Gus Wynn

Member of Technical Staff

Most recently, Gus worked on cluster management for large scale services, and handling large outages helps him recognize the value of reliable software. He brings experience building services with Rust, and is a passionate Rustacean!

Developer Experience

Andy Hattemer

Andy Hattemer

Head of Developer Experience

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

Marta Paes

Marta Paes

Senior Developer Experience Engineer

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.

Joaquin Colacci

Joaquin Colacci

Developer Experience Engineer

Before joining Materialize, Joaquín was creating Streaminy, a visualization tool for real-time databases. He also worked as a Data Engineer and Full Stack developer in different corporations.

Bobby Iliev

Bobby Iliev

Developer Experience Engineer

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.

Seth Wiesman

Seth Wiesman

Senior Developer Advocate

Seth is a Developer Advocate focusing on building out the Materialize community. He has spent nearly a decade working on streaming system, being an early employee at Ververica and is a committer on Apache Flink.

Sales, Marketing, Operations & People Ops

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.

Rahul Dudheria

Rahul Dudheria

Head of Marketing Operations

Rahul joined Materialize in 2022 to lead Marketing Operations. Previously, he managed the Lead Management and Operations team at AWS, and has prior experience working at multiple startups. He has a Masters from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Anna University, India.

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.

Samantha Nieto

Samantha Nieto

Recruiting Coordinator

Samantha has 20 years experience, supporting teams and executives ranging from nonprofit leadership to high-speed consulting firms. She’s a connoisseur of systems, a wrangler of calendars, as well as a loving mom and partner. You’ll find Samantha on any CC line that will help build a world class team at Materialize.

Rocco Scartelli

Rocco Scartelli

Business Operations and Strategy Manager

Rocco joined Materialize in 2021 to help build out the strategy and operations team. He was previously an Investment Banking Associate at Goldman Sachs where he advised on IPOs and M&A in the Technology, Media & Telecom sectors.

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