Catalogic’s executive team is comprised of category experts and experienced industry leaders dedicated to providing enterprises the world over with solutions that enable them to rethink the economics of their data.
Ken Barth is Catalogic’s Chief Executive Officer. Ken has over 20 years of management leadership experience in the technology industry. The Founder of TekTools, Inc, he served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company from November 1997 until January 2010. During his tenure, the company developed and brought to market the KAWA and Profiler products. KAWA, a Java Integrated Development Environment, garnered more than 50,000 users worldwide before the product and the development team was acquired by the Allaire Corp. (NASDAQ: ALLR) in November of 2000. Profiler, an IT Infrastructure Monitoring and Reporting suite, grew to well over 1,000 customers prior to its acquisition by Solarwinds in January 2010. Prior to that, from 1993 to 1997 he was a founding shareholder and helped to build Micromuse, Inc from a U.S. startup to a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: MUSE). Ken is a graduate from the University of North Texas and actively supports a number of education focused organizations in the not for profit community.
Sathya is a problem solver at heart and is relied on to find simple, creative solutions to seemingly complex problems. In his previous role as VP of Business Development, Sathya expanded Catalogic’s offerings for emerging workloads and customer needs through a combination of OEM and distribution agreements as well as investments into ecosystem partners that complement our in-house technology. Sathya also loves to evangelize technology solutions and was the leader of the Catalogic Software technical sales team before his transition to other roles. Prior to Catalogic, Sathya donned several leadership roles in Support, Sustaining Engineering, and Services organizations as part of the Syncsort Data Protection team. Sathya holds a BE from the University of Madras, MS from Columbia University, N.Y., and an MBA in Strategy and Finance from New York University Stern School of Business.
Kamlesh Lad is the Vice President of Engineering and Chief Architect for all products and technology at Catalogic Software. Kamlesh drives technology and architectural decisions across all products, as well as future technical strategy. In addition to engineering duties, Kamlesh contributes to business development and product management activities. By working with engineering, product management, and business development, Kamlesh develops Catalogic’s long term technical strategy while making sure that product development is firing on all pistons. Kamlesh has been with Catalogic since its inception in 2013. Before Catalogic, Kamlesh was one of the early architects of Commvault systems, where he served for over 17 years in various positions in QA, Systems Engineering, and Research and Development.
As Vice President of Products and Strategy at Catalogic Software, Prashant Jagannathan brings over 11 years of experience in the data protection and data management industry to his role. Prashant is part of the Product Operations team at Catalogic and is responsible for the product vision and roadmap of the Copy Data Management software portfolio. Prior to running product management, Prashant was Technical Director for Global Alliances, working with the technical teams of strategic business partners such as IBM, NetApp and Pure Storage, and identifying joint solutions and product integration opportunities. Prior to Catalogic, Prashant was an APAC Team lead at Syncsort, where he helped establish new business operations in the Asia-Pacific region.
As Vice President of Global Sales, Ryan is responsible for the company’s sales strategy and leads the global sales organization. Ryan holds a B.S. from Rochester Institute of Technology, has more than 10 years of technology sales experience in data protection, and possesses a strong track record of building relationships and teams. Prior to running sales, Ryan was Senior Director of Technical Sales working with customers and technology partners such as IBM, NetApp, Pure Storage, Prolion, and Storware.
As Corporate Controller, Joanne is responsible for financial reporting, GAAP compliance, audits, coordination of tax returns, and treasury function. She has also taken on the responsibility for human resource administration, including payroll and insurance. Joanne also played a key role in the worldwide implementation of Catalogic's new ERP system, ensuring that all financial transactions are properly captured and recorded. A licensed CPA and financial manager for over 30 years, Joanne brings with her a wealth of diverse accounting experience, ranging from the manufacturing industry to software start-ups. Joanne holds a BS in Accounting from Upsala University and an MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Sachin joins our team as the VP of Business Development and Alliances through our acquisition of IzelTech, where Sachin contributed as the Founder and CEO for 13 years. Sachin practices his passion for the dynamic Data Protection industry through his exchanges with customers and domain experts. An expert in niche areas which include Data Storage, Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Cloud Data Management, Hyper Converged Infrastructure, and Containerization. Sachin also brings along the experience of running a successful, self-funded, debt-free organization. IzelTech has offered Software Product Engineering Services and grew organically for its commitment to delivery excellence and customer delight. Aside from building overseas software engineering teams, Sachin has two of the most sought-after skills in the industry—finding new customers and nurturing existing relationships. Sachin has an MBA in Marketing from Pune University and a certification in Strategic Marketing Management (SMM) from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Naomi comes to Catalogic Software with multi-sector experience spanning nearly two decades in technology, science education, and social enterprise. She started her career at NASA Ames Research Center as a “webmaster” in 2002 followed by 6 years creating web properties for B2B, as well as customer-facing software and internet services companies in Silicon Valley. In 2009, she left California for Washington DC to serve as a marketing and communications leader at the World Bank and US State Department, followed by an exciting role creating transformative digital healthcare-related social enterprise ventures at the National Council on Aging in partnership with Aon Hewitt, Willis Towers Watson and Nationwide Mutual. Today, based in the NYC area, Naomi is leading Catalogic's brand development, digital marketing, web user experience, and graphic design teams supporting initiatives across the organization.
Marissa Miller is Director of Channel Sales for Catalogic Software and oversees the Partner Program and Channel Strategy for all products in the portfolio. Marissa is committed to building a dedicated, reliable, and flexible partner program for all partners. Marissa brings 11 years of experience building highly productive channel organizations for young, fast-growing technology companies. Marissa started her career at Hewlett-Packard, then went on to be part of the channel team at Akorri, which was acquired by NetApp in 2011. After the acquisition she went on to join the early stage team at Nasuni, a provider of cloud NAS. Marissa helped close the company’s first enterprise sales which drove the channel focused GTM strategy with some of the largest national partners across North America. Marissa is passionate about taking great technology products to market through the right partners, programs, and simple messaging. Marissa holds of Bachelor of Science in International Business & Economics from the University of New Hampshire.
As Director of Technology and QA, James' role covers management of all internal infrastructure services and product Quality Assurance for our DPX and ECX products. His teams provide product quality testing, service provisioning, deployment, automation, and infrastructure support to all the teams at Catalogic. The blending of these disciplines supports an emerging DevOps culture centered around Agile principals and service reliability in pursuit of quality product deliverables. Prior to this he also held key roles with our organization in Customer Success and has been very involved with product management and customer feedback to help shape our products. James' experience with infrastructure and UNIX system administration spans back more than 15 year in various industries including software development, nutritional products, marketing, and market research. He loves building infrastructures from the ground up and supporting growth-oriented companies. James holds a MS CS from East Stroudsburg University.
Michael joined Syncsort as a support engineer for its legacy mainframe product. Over the years Michael witnessed the rapid growth of IT industry - from assembly language to Python, from DASD to networked storage, from siloed datacenters to the Cloud. And as Catalogic Software grew out of Syncsort, Michael grew from an Associate Software Engineer to a Senior Manager. Regardless of Michael's position or the product he is responsible for, customer service has always mattered to him. Michael has discovered that most customers need an attentive ear, timely and informed responses, and solutions to match. Adhering to these principles has allowed Michael to effectively run a highly rated support organization. Besides managing support group, Michael applies vast experience to assist the DPX Product Manager to ensure the success of the new revamped product. Michael holds an EE degree from St. Petersburg State Transport University and MS CS from Brooklyn Polytechnic University (currently New York University).
As Director of Sales for EMEA Richard has the responsibility for sales and channel strategy for the region. Richard has over 20 years sales and channel experience in data protection, managed services, and storage. He has a strong track record in building and managing successful sales teams both direct and through channel. Richard started his career with STORM and ESS, subsequently holding several sales and channel management positions with vData, InTechnology plc and Arrow ECS. After joining Syncsort in 2012 as EMEA channel manager Richard has worked closely with the channel and Catalogic’s technology partners such as NetApp, IBM and Pure, as well as driving new business sales. Richard holds a BA in Psychology and Media form Trinity and All Saints (University of Leeds).