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Leadership

Meet the Management Team

 
Adam Wilson
CEO

Adam is CEO of Trifacta and has over 20 years of experience in leadership roles focused on data integration and analytics. Under his leadership, Trifacta has become the global leader in data wrangling, serving thousands of companies worldwide. Prior to Trifacta, Adam was GM of Informatica’s ILM division. He also served as SVP of Product Management for Informatica’s flagship data integration products. Adam co-founded Zimba, an analytics company. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and an engineering degree from Northwestern University.

Joe Hellerstein
Co-Founder & CSO

Joe is Trifacta’s Chief Strategy Officer, Co-founder and Jim Gray Chair of Computer Science at UC Berkeley. His career in research and industry has focused on data-centric systems and the way they drive computing. Fortune Magazine included him in their list of 50 smartest people in technology , and MIT’s Technology Review magazine included his work on their TR10 list of the 10 technologies “most likely to change our world”.

Sean Kandel
Co-Founder & CTO

Sean is Trifacta’s Chief Technical Officer and Co-founder. He completed his Ph.D. at Stanford University, where his research focused on user interfaces for database systems. At Stanford, Sean led development of new tools for data transformation and discovery, such as Data Wrangler. He previously worked as a data analyst at Citadel Investment Group.

Jeffrey Heer
Co-Founder & CXO

Jeff is Trifacta’s Chief Experience Officer, Co-founder and a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Washington, where he directs the Interactive Data Lab. Jeff’s passion is the design of novel user interfaces for exploring, managing and communicating data. The data visualization tools developed by his lab (D3.js, Protovis, Prefuse) are used by thousands of data enthusiasts around the world. In 2009, Jeff was named to MIT Technology Review’s list of “Top Innovators under 35”.

Mark Sarbiewski
CMO

Mark brings 25 years of experience to his role as Chief Marketing Officer at Trifacta, where he leads a team responsible for all global marketing activities. Prior to joining Trifacta, Mark served as CMO at Kentik, Castlight Health, and Anaplan, helping to scale those market-leading SaaS businesses. He also held executive product and product marketing roles at Mercury Interactive and Hewlett Packard. Mark earned an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a computer science degree from UC Davis.

Wei Zheng
VP, Products

As VP of Products, Wei combines her passion for technology with experience in Enterprise Software to define and shape Trifacta’s product offerings. Having founded several startups of her own, Wei believes strongly in innovative technology that solves real world business problems. Most recently, she led product management efforts at Informatica, where she helped launch several new solutions including its Hadoop and data virtualization products.

Dan Niemann
VP, Worldwide Field Operations

Dan is Trifacta’s Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations leading the company’s sales and business development efforts. He joins Trifacta from Informatica where he co-founded Informatica Cloud and built the division’s business from zero customers to over 2,000 as VP of Sales and Business Development. Having held entrepreneurial leadership roles at both established companies and startups, Dan brings a wealth of experience to Trifacta in bringing new technologies to market and scaling sales organizations.

John McAdoo
VP, Finance

John McAdoo has a proven track record of driving revenue and profitability at both public and VC backed businesses. He has raised multiple funding rounds, both equity & debt, and managed over a dozen acquisitions, including while at ARM Holdings plc the company’s dual listed, cross border acquisition of Artisan Components for ~$1B. A native of the UK, John attended the University of Manchester where he received an honors degree in Economics, before qualifying as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant in England & Wales.

Paul Staelin
Chief Customer Officer

Paul is Trifacta’s Chief Customer Officer and is responsible for ensuring that Trifacta’s customers drive value with its solutions. Prior to joining Trifacta, Paul was co-founder and Chief Customer Officer at Birst, the leading SaaS BI Platform. He also developed, launched and built Siebel’s Sales Analytics product family, the industry’s leading Sales Analytics solution at the time. Paul holds an MBA from Stanford, a master’s from MIT and a bachelor’s from Yale.

Katie Murphy
VP, Human Resources

Katie is the Global Vice President of Human Resources. With over 18 years experience, she has extensive experience across multiple industries including technology, retail, engineering and medical insurance. Prior to her current role she was the VP of HR at Reltio, a Master Data Management software company where she built their HR function globally to include recruiting, talent management, compensation, policy & compliance and talent development.