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 delivers a full, enterprise-grade stream processing stack including a rich, complete streaming SQL interface along with Fully Managed Apache Flink—all backed by 24x7x365 expert, hands-on support. Whether just getting started with Apache Kafka or Apache Flink or if the business is built on streaming data, customers trust Eventador to power mission-critical streaming applications that open up new revenue streams and bolster significant competitive advantages.

Meet the Team

Kenny Gorman

Founder and 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. 

Erik Beebe

Founder and 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. 

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.

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.

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 a 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. 

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 Photoshop images of vi screens.

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.

Gustavo Tenrreiro

Principal Software Engineer
Gustavo Tenrreiro - Principle Software Engineer

Gus brings over 20 years of experience to Eventador, where he joins us from Netspend and Planview before that. With a 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.
vi ambivalent.

Advisory Boarad

Peter Bakas


Chief Cloud Technologist/VP, Cloud Engineering

Previously with Netflix, Yahoo!, PayPal

Roger Bodamer

Archipelago Analytics

Founding CTO/COO

Previously with MariaDB, MongoDB, Inc., Oracle

Ben Sabrin

Okta, Inc.

Vice President Sales, Security

Previously with ScaleFT (acquired by Okta), MongoDB, Inc.

Justin Stottlemyer


Director, Chief Architect Data Lake

Previously with Facebook, PayPal, eBay