Management Team

Alex-Gorelik Waterline-data

Alex Gorelik

Founder and CEO


Waterline is Alex’s 3rd startup.

Prior to Waterline Data, Alex served as GM of Informatica’s Data Quality Business Unit, driving Marketing, Product Management and R&D for an $80M business. Alex joined Informatica from IBM, where he was an IBM Distinguished Engineer for the Information Integration team. IBM acquired Alex’s second startup, Exeros, where he was founder, CTO and VP of Engineering.

Previously, Alex was co-founder, CTO and VP of Engineering at Acta Technology which was subsequently acquired by Business Objects. Prior to founding Acta, Alex managed development of Replication Server at Sybase and worked on Sybase’s strategy for enterprise application integration (EAI).

Alex holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University School of Engineering and a M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Kaycee Lai - Waterline Data

Kaycee Lai

President and COO


Kaycee oversees all aspects of Waterline’s field operations, marketing, strategy, and business development. Prior to Waterline, he served as SVP of Products & World Wide Field Operations for Primary Data. In 2013, Kaycee joined VMware via its acquisition of Virsto where he drove a 500% increase in revenue. Prior to Virsto, Kaycee was VP of WW Sales at Delphix, where he grew sales at a 200%+ pace for four consecutive quarters. Previously, he held various leadership roles at EMC including general manager for a 100 person, $120 million business unit. Prior to EMC, Kaycee was the top performing sales director for Avamar Technologies, where he was part of the team that led a successful acquisition by EMC. Before Avamar, Kaycee also held various roles at Microsoft and EMC.

Kaycee holds a BA in Psychology from Pomona College.

Venkat Subramanian - Waterline Data

Venkat Subramanian

VP Engineering


Prior to joining Waterline,  Venkat held the roles of both CTO and Vice President  of Engineering at DataGuise.   Before Dataguise, he  managed SpikeSource’s distributed platform engineering team responsible for automating product development and testing a cloud infrastructure. Venkat also served at Oracle in various leadership and executive positions over 13 years. Most notably, he ran Oracle’s Database and Server Products R&D center in India at which time the center doubled in size to nearly 2,000 engineering staff in less than two years. Venkat also spearheaded the process related to product security emerging into an Oracle standard for all server products while overseeing key relationships with Oracle’s large global customers and partners including NEC and Fujitsu.

Venkat holds a Bachelor’s Degree in EE from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, India.

Ravi Ramachandra - Waterline Data

Ravi Ramachandran

VP of Sales


Ravi brings to Waterline 15+ years of experience in the hi-tech industry in Sales and Sales Management delivering strong revenue results in highly competitive markets. Most recently, Ravi was part of the founding team at CSC’s Big Data incubator and as the top performing Sales Leader in the Americas, helped grow the unit into a $200M business driving the adoption of Hadoop, NoSQL and Next Gen Platform-as-a-Service solutions into global 1000 customers. Prior to this, as VP of Sales and member of the management team at AppLabs, he was instrumental in growing North Americas revenue resulting in a successful acquisition by CSC. Previously, Ravi was SVP of Sales at China-based VanceInfo Technologies leading sales efforts in the Americas culminating in a public listing on the NYSE. His previous roles included senior positions at Xchanging, Pegasystems and Scient. Ravi holds an MBA from Clark University in Massachusetts and a Bachelor’s Degree from Delhi University.

Todd Goldman - Waterline Data

Todd Goldman



Todd is a silicon valley veteran with over 20+ years of experience in marketing and general management. Prior to Waterline, Todd was the COO at Bina Technologies, a big data genomics software company, acquired by Roche Sequencing. Before Bina, Todd was Vice President and General Manager for Enterprise Data Integration at Informatica where he was responsible for their $200MM PowerCenter software product line.Todd has also held marketing and leadership roles at both start-ups and large organizations including Nlyte, Exeros (acquired by IBM), ScaleMP, Netscape/AOL and HP. Todd has an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.S.E.E. from Northwestern University.

Mohan Sadashiva - Waterline Data

Mohan Sadashiva

SVP of Technical Sales


Mohan comes to Waterline Data from Narus (Cybersecurity subsidiary of Boeing) where he was the SVP of Products and Business Development responsible for the big data cybersecurity suite of products. Prior to this, he served as VP and GM of the cloud services broker business unit at Intel Corporation, through the acquisition of Aepona. His experience also includes serving as the SVP of marketing at Synchronous (through acquisition of FusionOne) where he managed marketing, business development, products and the patent portfolio. Mohan has also held leadership positions at Trimble, Openwave Systems, Schlumberger and Nortel. He holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Queens University in Canada and an MBA from Columbia University.

Jason Lloyd - Waterline Data

Jason Lloyd

VP of Finance


Jason joined Waterline with 15+ years of experience having served in many roles in finance for a variety of hi-tech firms.  He was most recently at Pernixdata where he coordinated all annual financial planning, forecasting budgeting, pricing, cash flow management and ad hoc financial analysis for the firm prior to its acquisition by Nutanix.  Before Nutanix, Jason held a variety of leadership positions in Finance with Tintri, Data Domain (acquired by EMC) and Yahoo.  Jason holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BS in France and Economics from Cal State San Jose.


Andrew Ahn - Waterline Data

Andrew Ahn

VP of Product Management


Prior to Waterline, Andrew was Director of governance strategy, product management covering  Apache Falcon and Apache Atlas technologies and products.  He was as also an Apache Atlas committer  Prior work includes Product and Governance duties for the NYSE Euronext where he worked in the chief data office and was responsible for the product development roadmap and GTM strategy of the Pivotal Data Dispatch (PDD).
Andrew holds a bachelors degree in Political Science from UCLA.


Board of Directors

Nicolas El Blaze

General Partner, Partech Ventures

Venky Ganesan

Menlo Ventures

Alex Gorelik

Founder and CEO, Waterline Data

Piyush Gupta

Board of Directors, Waterline Data

Bob Spinner

Managing Director, Jackson Square Ventures

Charles Race

President, Worldwide Field Operations

Strategic Advisors

Opinder Bawa

Chief Information Officer, University of San Francisco

Adam Cristensen

VP, Product Management/Product Strategy, BankSight Inc

Anoop Dawar

Vice President Product, Solutions, Services Marketing, MapR Technologies

Joseph DosSantos

Senior Vice President, US Operations, TD Bank Group

John Fleming

Chief Data Governance Officer , BNY Mellon

Jim Kaskade

CEO, Jainrain

James Markarian

CTO, SnapLogic

Dimitris Nakos

Engineering Director,

Suresh Srinivas

Founder, Architect, VP Engineering at Hortonworks

Jai Zaidi

Founder and Managing Partner, AlyData

Mike Sutten

CTO, Kaiser Permanente

Josh Wills

Director of Engineering, Slack