About AtScale

Connect Anything. Everywhere.

The AtScale Story

Back in 2009 at Yahoo!, the AtScale founding team pioneered the Big Data revolution and helped bring the open source project, Hadoop, to market.

We started AtScale based on our personal experiences building Business Intelligence solutions on Hadoop at companies like Yahoo!, Klout, and Conductor.

However, like so many enterprises today, we struggled to make our data consumable for our business users. Tired of moving data and making big data small, the team founded AtScale to build what we could not buy.

We understand your challenges because we’ve walked in your shoes. We are driven to solve tough problems and deliver on the promise of Big Data and the cloud. Our mission is to provide seamless, secure and scalable access to any data store, anywhere.

Meet the Team

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch


Prior to AtScale, Chris co-founded and was a General Partner at Accomplice, a venture capital firm investing in early-stage technology companies. Chris has held CEO and leadership roles at tech startups where he raised over $150M in capital and returned greater than $7B to investors. He was Chairman and CEO of Vertica (acquired by HP) and Acopia Networks (acquired by F5 Networks); and held executive leadership positions at Arrowpoint Communications (IPO and acquired by Cisco), Prominet (acquired by Lucent) and Wellfleet Communications (acquired by Bay Networks). Chris earned his MBA from the McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University and an honorary doctorate of commercial science from Bentley University

Dave Mariani

Co-founder & VP of Technology

Dave Mariani is co-founder at AtScale. Prior to AtScale, he was VP of Engineering at Klout & at Yahoo! where he build the world's largest multi-dimensional cube for BI on Hadoop. Mariani is a Big Data visionary & serial entrepreneur. Prior to Yahoo!, as CTO of Blue Lithium, he designed & built the behavioral targeting EDW that generated over $60M. Yahoo! bought BlueLithium in 2007. Prior to BlueLithium, Mariani founded MindShare: his team created the world's first cell based multi-dimensional report writer for Excel. MindShare was bought by Digital Impact in 2000.

Dave Mariani

Matthew Baird
Matthew Baird

CTO, Co-founder

Matthew has Statistics and Computer Science double major from Queen’s University. He has built software and managed teams at companies like PeopleSoft, Siebel Systems and Oracle. He loves the open source movement, and building scalable, innovative enterprise software. Prior to AtScale, he was CTO at Inflection, an enterprise trust and safety software platform, where his team developed Archives, a leading genealogy site that was acquired by Ancestry.com in 2012.

Sarah Gerweck

Chief Architect, Co-founder

Sarah studied Mathematics & Physics at UC-Berkeley before embarking on her career in the software industry. Prior to AtScale, Sarah was Lead Architect at Yahoo! where her team was responsible for designing, deploying and managing the world's largest Microsoft Analysis Services cube. Sarah's technical vision and execution has enabled the team to innovate across many layers of the company's technical stack. She currently holds 3 patents in the field of high performance analytics and has many more she's working on.

Sarah Gerweck

Bruno Aziza
Bruno Aziza

Chief Marketing Officer

Bruno Aziza has a Masters Degree in Economics and was educated in France, the U.K., Germany and the U.S. Prior to AtScale, Bruno ran Marketing at Microsoft, where he helped the company grow its BI on Big Data business to $1B in 6 years. At Microsoft, Bruno's team ran Product Marketing, Sales Enablement, Partner Strategy and the integration of software companies and assets. Prior to Microsoft, Bruno worked in Corporate Marketing at BusinessObjects where his team supported the acquisition and integration of Crystal Reports, Acta and the Data Partnership with Salesforce.com.

David Whitwell

VP of Sales

David Whitwell manages AtScale's sales efforts across the United States, Europe and the APAC region. David has over 20 years of experience building high-performing sales organizations at Cloudera, Salesforce, Oracle and Platfora (now Workday). David hold has a B.S. in Business Information Systems from the John Moores University (Liverpool).

David Whitwell

Kip Bowes
Kip Bowes

VP of Customer Sucess

Kip manages the Customer Success team at AtScale, including our Support, Services, Education and Customer Success teams. Before joining AtScale, Kip ran the Services organization at Cloudera, helping to drive dramatic growth up to and through an early 2017 IPO. In addition, Kip has led Services teams at Oracle, Endeca, Tibco, Macromedia, and Allaire Corp. Kip has a BS in Computer Science from Baldwin-Wallace College and an MBA from Rice University. Kip has two grown children and lives in Chicago, IL.

Pete Perrone


Pete manages the Finance team at AtScale. Before joining AtScale, Pete was CFO at Percolate and Limelight Networks. He also spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a Managing Director in the Principal Investment Area, investing in and working with high growth technology leaders. He has a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Duke and Georgia Tech, respectively, and an MBA from MIT Sloan. Pete has two children and lives in Silicon Valley.

Pete Perrone

Meet the Investors and Advisors

Frank Lee

Managing Dir. UMC Capital

Frank Lee is a managing director at UMC Capital. He joined the firm in 2006 and has been focusing on investments in cloud, big data, software defined storage, mobility and communications. Before joining UMC Capital, he worked at Vertex Management Inc., a Singapore based venture capital company, and was responsible for investments in communications, wireless and semiconductors industries. Prior to Vertex Management Inc., he was a management consultant at AT Kearney.

Nick Adams

Managing Dir. AME Cloud

Nick is Managing Director at AME Ventures. AME is the venture fund led by Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo! AME Cloud Ventures focuses investing in companies building infrastructure and value chains around data. Companies in AME portfolio include Evernote, DataTorrent, TreasureData and many more. Prior to AME Ventures, Nick spent 5 years in China & India, where he lead business development for Cloud Valley & founded a web travel and a software-services company. Nick earned his MSE from Imperial College.

Michael Borrus

General Partner, XSeed

Michael Borrus is the founding General Partner of XSeed Capital. An entrepreneur and former academic, he has authored three books and over 70 papers. In addition to portfolio company boards in companies like AtScale, Trifacta or Playnomics (acquired by Unity), Michael also serves as Vice-Chairman of the National Academies' Committee on Competing in the 21st Century. Prior to XSeed, he served as EIR at Mohr Davidow Ventures. Michael holds a BA from Princeton University, MA from UC Berkeley, and JD from Harvard Law School.

Ryan Floyd

Managing Dir., Storm

Ryan is a founding Managing Director of Storm Ventures. He started the firm in 2000 and has been focusing on enterprise IT, SaaS, big data and mobile. Prior to Storm, Ryan directed business development at E-TEK and IT investment at Summit Partners. Companies in Storm’s portfolio include RainStor (acquired by Teradata), Crowd Factory (acquired by Marketo) and Kidaro (acquired by Microsoft). Ryan received his B.S. and M.S. from Stanford University.

Amr Awadallah

Founder, Cloudera

Before co-founding Cloudera in 2008, Amr was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Accel Partners. Prior to joining Accel he served as Vice President of Product Intelligence Engineering at Yahoo!, and ran one of the very first organizations to use Hadoop for data analysis and business intelligence. Amr joined Yahoo! after they acquired his first startup, VivaSmart, in July of 2000. Amr holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt, and a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Mike Franklin

Prof. of CS, UC Berkeley

Michael Franklin is the Thomas M. Siebel Professor of Computer Science and Chair of the CS Division in the EECS Department at UC Berkeley. He has over 30 years of experience in the database and the data analytics fields and is the Director of the Algorithms, Machines, and People Laboratory (AMPLab). AMPLab has produced industry-changing open source software such as Spark. He was founder and CTO of Truviso (sold to Cisco) and currently serves on the Technical Advisory Boards of a number of technology companies, including Databricks.

David Zilberman

Managing Dir, Comcast

Dave is responsible for identifying, executing and managing new investments while supporting existing portfolio companies. His investment focus is on enterprise IT and financial services. Prior to joining Comcast Ventures in 2006, Dave was a business development manager at Flarion Technologies, where he played a pivotal role in fundraising activities and ultimate acquisition by Qualcomm. Preceding Flarion, Dave was a communications and media investment banking analyst and asset management associate at Lehman Brothers. Dave holds a B.S. in Management with a concentration in Finance from Binghamton University.

David Lam

Partner, Atlantic Bridge

David Lam is General Partner of Atlantic Bridge. David has spent over a decade in cross-border investing between China & Western markets. Prior to Atlantic Bridge, he was Managing Director at WestSummit Capital, a leading US-China technology investment firm, where his investments included Twitch, Maginatics, 3D Robotics & Nexenta. David's operating experience includes marketing, business and corporate development at leading technology companies ONI Systems, CIENA, Cisco & Proxim. David holds a BS & an MA from Stanford University, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.