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Adam Wilson


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”.

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.

Sachin Chawla

VP, Engineering

Sachin brings deep domain experience, gained from 30 years in leadership roles at Skytree, Informatica, Oracle, Business Objects and Acta Technology, a company he co-founded. He has been responsible for growing software products both organically and via acquisition to meet the needs of enterprise-grade clients. Sachin has managed engineering and product management teams building enterprise data integration, data replication, data quality, event processing and messaging 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.

Will Davis

VP, Marketing

Will is Vice President of Marketing at Trifacta. He has spent the past ten years managing the marketing initiatives for several high-growth data companies including GoodData, Pivotal and ClearStory Data. Most recently, Will led product marketing at Trifacta for over 5 years where he focused on building the category of data preparation and establishing Trifacta as the top vendor. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University.

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.