We Are Eventador

We love building data products that leave customers stoked.

Eventador transforms how customers interact with event streaming data to accelerate innovation. Eventador maximizes the value of streaming data by making it easier to consume data from Apache Kafka in seconds, not hours or even days, and to streamline the management of those data streams. The Eventador Platform, including SQLStreamBuilder and Runtime for Apache Flink, unifies DataOps, Data Engineering and Data Analytics teams enable faster business innovation and more valuable insights from their streaming data.

Meet the Team

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Kenny Gorman
Co-Founder & CEO

Kenny has 18 years of experience with various database platforms behind some of the busiest datasets in the world. Most recently he Co-Founded ObjectRocket. He has had roles as Chief Technologist, Architect, Director, Manager, Developer, and DBA. He was a key member of the early teams that scaled Paypal and then eBay, ran one of the largest PostgreSQL installations on the planet, and was a very early adopter and Entrepreneur using MongoDB. He is an active database community member, speaker, and evangelist. 
Loves vi. 

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Erik Beebe
Co-Founder & CTO

Erik has 18 years of experience architecting and managing the systems and services behind some of the best-known internet brands. Most recently he Co-Founded ObjectRocket. He is part Inventor, Engineer, and Entrepreneur. He has designed and managed petabytes of storage and designed systems that support tens of millions of users. He remembers Sun E10k’s fondly. He’s a Founder of Nixty.com and has worked at a number of successful internet startups and fortune 500 companies including eBay and AOL. 
Loves vi. 

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Julie O'Connor

Julie has provided CFO services to software, media, mobile, hardware and life sciences start-up companies. Her depth of knowledge runs the gamut from implementing new customer models, including SaaS, PaaS and cloud models, to completing venture capital financings, technology licensing agreements, manufacturing and marketing partnerships, and operational systems and processes. Julie founded an angel fund, which made investments in early-stage technology companies. Julie has a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Smith College and an MBA from Stanford University.
Hates vi.

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John Moore
Principal Engineer

John has over a decade of experience writing software, building tools, and delighting customers with a ridiculous dedication seldom seen. He has an odd passion for tinkering with low-cost computers and an addiction to contributing to kickstarter campaigns. He joins eventador.io as its first employee. 
Hates vi.

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James Satterfield
Principal Site Reliability Engineer

James brings 20 years of deep systems engineering, architecture, and support to the team. He’s a seasoned veteran managing massive business-critical systems and an experienced problem solver. James has a no-nonsense passion for simple, reliable, and fast systems. He’s a ninja, a honey badger, a FreeBSD nerd, a wise soul fueled by caffeine. 
Loves vi. 

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Leslie Denson
Senior Director of Marketing

Leslie brings deep experience in helping teams make sense of extremely technical topics – She’s a magician at messaging and content creation. She’s the glue to bring founders, executives, and customers together. She’s part storyteller, part demand-side expert, and all amazing.
Loves Photoshopped images of vi screens.

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Mike Hicklen
Senior DevOps Engineer

Mike joins us with 10 years of experience with fantastic names like Amazon Web Services and Rackspace. From a Level 1 Support Tech to his most recent role as the Director of DevOps at Assembla, Mike brings expertise in systems, environments, platforms, architectures and has no fear making the big decisions. When things go wrong, Mike’s passionate dedication to supporting all customers is only surpassed by the outcome they see. For all your stream processing tweaks, fixes and troubleshooting, Mike’s yours.
Prefers ViM over vi.

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Gustavo Tenrreiro
Principal Software Engineer

Gus brings over 20 years of experience to Eventador, where he joins us from Netspend and Planview before that. With resume boasting names from start-ups to enterprises alike, he has a reputation for being a rockstar software engineer and an expert problem solver. And, overall, he’s the guy you want on your team to develop the solutions that customers need.
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Advisory Board

Peter BakasRoger BodamerBen SabrinJustin Stottlemyer
DataStaxArchipelago AnalyticsOkta, Inc.Intuit
Chief Cloud Technologist/VP, Cloud EngineeringFounding CTO/COOVice President Sales, SecurityDirector, Chief Architect Data Lake
Previously with Netflix, Yahoo!, PayPalPreviously with MariaDB, MongoDB, Inc., OraclePreviously with ScaleFT (acquired by Okta), MongoDB, Inc.Previously with Facebook, PayPal, eBay