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Sudheesh NairCEORead Bio
Sudheesh NairCEO

Sudheesh is the CEO of ThoughtSpot, the Modern Analytics Cloud company. Since joining in 2018, Sudheesh led the team that transitioned ThoughtSpot into a pure cloud company, including launching the company’s first SaaS platform, developer experience, and low-code embedded platform. Before ThoughtSpot, he was the President of Nutanix, where he grew annual revenue from $0 to over $1 billion and took the company public.

Ajeet SinghCo-founder and Executive ChairmanRead Bio
Ajeet SinghCo-founder and Executive Chairman

Ajeet Singh is the co-founder and Executive Chairman at ThoughtSpot, a company revolutionizing analytics with search and AI. Driven by his passion for creation, Ajeet has built two multibillion dollar technology companies from the ground up - ThoughtSpot and Nutanix.

Prior to starting ThoughtSpot, he was co-founder and Chief Products Officer at Nutanix, the leader in the enterprise cloud industry and largest tech IPO of 2016.

Prior to Nutanix, Ajeet learned the ropes of enterprise technology startups as the Senior Director of Product Management at Aster Data, later acquired by Teradata for $300M. Ajeet has also held business and technical roles at Oracle, where he was part of the team that first launched Oracle Database to the Amazon EC2 cloud. Ajeet holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, where he graduated at the top of his class.

Amit PrakashCo-founder and CTORead Bio
Amit PrakashCo-founder and CTO

Amit is Co-founder and CTO at ThoughtSpot and has deep experience in building large scale analytics systems. Prior to ThoughtSpot, Amit led multiple analytics engineering teams in the Google AdSense businesses, contributing $50M+ quarter-on-quarter growth to the business through improving analytical algorithms for AdSense.

Prior to that, Amit was a founding engineering in the Bing team at Microsoft, where he implemented the pagerank algorithms for search from scratch. Amit received his PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

Sumeet AroraChief Development OfficerRead Bio
Sumeet AroraChief Development Officer

Sumeet Arora is the Chief Development Officer at ThoughtSpot. Arora leads ThoughtSpot’s global Engineering and Product teams in continuously improving and scaling the AI-powered data analytics platform.

Prior to joining ThoughtSpot, Sumeet served as SVP and GM of Service Provider Networking at Cisco. In this role, he led the Engineering & Product management team for the Service Provider routing portfolio and was responsible for driving profitable market share growth of this multi-billion dollar business.

Mohit DaswaniChief Financial OfficerRead Bio
Mohit DaswaniChief Financial Officer

Mohit Daswani is the Chief Financial Officer at ThoughtSpot, where he leads all financial operations as the company continues to rapidly scale. Previously, Daswani was Head of Finance & Strategy at Square, where he oversaw financial and strategic planning across the company during a period in which Square grew revenues three-fold. Prior to Square, Daswani was CFO of the Payments, Risk and Technology businesses at PayPal.

Scott HoldenChief Marketing OfficerRead Bio
Scott HoldenChief Marketing Officer

Scott Holden is the Chief Marketing Officer at ThoughtSpot where he is responsible for business operations, communications, PR, product marketing, demand generation, partner marketing, and events. Prior to joining ThoughtSpot in 2014, Scott spent 7 years at Salesforce running a number of marketing teams, including leading marketing for the Salesforce Platform, Sales Cloud, Chatter, Industry Marketing, Customer Marketing, and Community.

Scott began his career at JPMorgan Chase as an M&A investment banker, covering technology companies and spent three years at Walmart.com running the Logistics team at Walmart.com.

Scott has an MBA from Stanford University and a BA from Colgate University in economics and philosophy.

Cindi HowsonChief Data Strategy OfficerRead Bio
Cindi HowsonChief Data Strategy Officer

Cindi Howson is the Chief Data Strategy Officer at ThoughtSpot and host of The Data Chief podcast. Cindi is an analytics and BI thought leader and expert with a flair for bridging business needs with technology. As Chief Data Strategy Officer at ThoughtSpot, she advises top clients on data strategy and best practices to becoming data- driven, influences ThoughtSpot’s product strategy, and is the host of The Data Chief podcast.

Cindi was previously a Gartner research Vice President, as the lead author for the data and analytics maturity model and analytics and BI Magic Quadrant, and a popular keynote speaker. She introduced new research in data and AI for good, NLP/BI Search, and augmented analytics and brought both the BI bake offs and innovation panels to Gartner globally.

She’s rated a top 12 influencer in big data and analytics by Onalytca, Solutions Review, and Humans of Data. Prior to joining Gartner, she was founder of BI Scorecard, a resource for in-depth product reviews based on exclusive hands-on testing, contributor to Information Week, and the author of several books including: Successful Business Intelligence: Unlock the Value of BI & Big Data and SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0: The Complete Reference. She served as The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) faculty member for more than a decade. Prior to founding BI Scorecard, Howson was a manager at Deloitte & Touche and a global BI standards leader for Dow Chemical. She has an MBA from Rice University.

Spencer TuttleChief Revenue OfficerRead Bio
Spencer TuttleChief Revenue Officer

Having joined ThoughtSpot in 2019 to run EMEA, Spencer recently assumed the role of SVP, Worldwide Sales. Spencer came to ThoughtSpot from AppDynamics, where he was hired as one of the first sales folks in the East Coast. He spent more than 6 years helping to grow the organization, which ultimately led to a $3.8B acquisition from Cisco in March of 2017. During his last year at AppDynamics, Spencer oversaw the largest team worldwide, contributing over $200m in total revenue.

Prior to AppDynamics, Spencer was an account executive at BMC Software and, earlier, at Coradiant: a start-up that was acquired by BMC.

Spencer earned his BA from the University of Vermont and resides in New Jersey with his family.

Emma RobinsonSVP Corporate MarketingRead Bio
Emma RobinsonSVP Corporate Marketing

Emma Robinson leads corporate marketing at ThoughtSpot, where she is responsible for scaling global partner marketing, field marketing, and Beyond, ThoughtSpot's annual customer conference. Emma has over 20 years of B2B marketing experience with high-tech organizations, including Medallia, Google Cloud, Salesforce, and Compuware, both in Asia Pacific and US roles.

Emma has a BSc.(Hons) in Management Science from the University of Manchester's Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST) in the UK, and has completed an Executive Development Program at INSEAD, Singapore.

Bob BaxleySVP Design & ExperienceRead Bio
Bob BaxleySVP Design & Experience

Bob Baxley is the SVP of Design & Experience at ThoughtSpot. He focuses on building and leading design processes and practices to deliver innovative product experiences for customers that blend consumer quality UX with deep technical capabilities. Previously, Baxley has held executive design leadership roles at Apple, Pinterest and Yahoo!, where he and his teams designed products and experiences impacting hundreds of millions of users around the world.

Ken RudinSVP User Growth & Embedded AnalyticsRead Bio
Ken RudinSVP User Growth & Embedded Analytics

Ken is the SVP of User Growth and Embedded Analytics at ThoughtSpot. Previously, he led the centralized User Growth and Analysis team at Google, where he’s focused on increasing user acquisition, engagement and retention across all Google products and services. His team works with product teams across Google, providing analysis, best practices, tools, and services to optimize products and marketing campaigns for growth.

Prior to Google, Ken built the Analytics organization at Facebook, which included both the data scientist teams and the data engineering teams. He led the organization to deliver high impact analyses across all Facebook products to optimize Facebook’s products and overall business.

Before Facebook, Ken was the VP of Analytics and Platform Technologies at Zynga, helping Zynga to become known for excellence in analytics, and helping to build the foundation for one of the world’s largest social gaming platforms.

Kaushik PatelSVP Business OperationsRead Bio
Kaushik PatelSVP Business Operations

At ThoughtSpot, Kaushik leads the business operations team and is responsible in making the go-to-market team more productive and efficient by architecting and building scalable and easy-to-use systems and processes.

Prior to ThoughtSpot, as the first marketing hire at Blue Jeans, Kaushik, in a similar role built the demand gen engine and sales & marketing infrastructure and helped deliver ARR growth from 0 to $50m+ in less than 4 years.

Matthew KellyGeneral CounselRead Bio
Matthew KellyGeneral Counsel

As General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Matthew oversees ThoughtSpot's global legal affairs and compliance operations as well as ThoughtSpot's Information Technology and global real estate functions. He joins ThoughtSpot from ServiceNow, where he served as Vice President and Global Compliance Officer and helped to scale the legal and compliance functions from IPO to $1B in annual revenue. Matthew began his legal career as a litigator with a law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Matthew holds a Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Arts in American History and Political Science from the University of Southern California.

Pam HolmbergVP, PeopleRead Bio
Pam HolmbergVP, People

Pam Holmberg is the Head of People at ThoughtSpot. She is responsible for recruiting, HR operations, business partnering and employee engagement. She brings over twenty years of diverse HR experience. Prior to joining ThoughtSpot, Pam was the Head of People at realtor.com. Before that she was at Veritas Technologies where she was Vice President of HR supporting the global Product organization. Pam has held leadership positions for several top technology companies over the past twenty years. Pam received her Bachelor of Arts from Mount St. Mary’s College.

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