Pepperdata Leadership

  • Before joining Pepperdata, Ash was executive chairman for Marianas Labs, a deep learning startup sold in December 2015. Prior to that, he was CEO for Graphite Systems, a big data storage startup that was sold to EMC DSSD in August 2015. Ash also served as CTO of Yahoo, as a CEO of both public and private companies, and is on the board of several technology startups. Ash attended Harvard University, Brown University, and Stanford University.
    Ash Munshi
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Charles is a Silicon Valley veteran, having held executive positions at a number of prominent technology firms including Silicon Graphics, Atheros, Qualcomm, and Yahoo. Most recently, he was Global Head of Engineering for Guidewire Software where he implemented agile planning practices across the organization and lead the transition to cloud-native development. He began his technology career working on Operating System development for supercomputers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and for UNIX systems at MIPS Computer. Charles has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    Charles Marker
    Vice President, Engineering
  • Carole is a results-driven marketing executive with a track record in building and leading marketing teams that focus on the customer and partner with sales to build pipeline and grow revenue. Prior to joining Pepperdata, Carole served in leadership roles at Mercury Interactive, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hortonworks, and Cloudera. Carole holds a bachelor’s degree in English from University of California, Santa Cruz.
    Carole Gum
    Vice President, Marketing
  • Dan Marx joined Pepperdata in 2014. Dan brings deep expertise in enterprise sales, including extensive experience in big data technology sales at WANdisco and Zettaset. Dan has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in psychology from the Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst.
    Dan Marx
    Vice President, Sales
  • Joel is passionate about customers and distributed systems. He joined Pepperdata in 2018 with over 10 years experience in customer service for enterprise software companies. Combining his expertise in technology and his passion for customer success, he leads our support and services teams. He has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a focus on distributed computing from Westmont College.
    Joel Stewart
    Vice President, Customer Success