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World-class in databases, FPGA data processing & high-performance software 

 

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A team united by the mission to deliver unprecedented performance

Database software developers and parallel processor experts teamed up with the vision to accelerate relational databases to unprecedented levels of performance. The result is a complete hard- and software stack integrated into open source databases. Our product makes big data analysis available to the masses.

Our solution reflects our priorities: We strive for the best results. We invent full stack solutions across the boundaries of hard- and software. We develop our product with customer benefits in mind. We put people first. We love what we do.

Database software developers and parallel processor experts teamed up with the vision to accelerate relational databases to unprecedented levels of performance. The result is a complete hard- and software stack integrated into open source databases. Our product makes big data analysis available to the masses.

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Hardware and Driver Design Experts

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Skilled and Seasoned C++ Developers

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Database Performance Enthusiasts

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Executive Team

Thomas Richter

Thomas Richter

CEO, Co-Founder

Co-founding Swarm64, Thomas leads and contributes at the intersection of technology and business. He brings customer requirements and Swarm64’s development teams together. In the early years of the company he co-invented some of the core technology behind Swarm64.

 Completing his first degree, Thomas worked on Enterprise IT and IT infrastructure projects in a multinational enterprise. After his MBA from Lancaster, he gained first experience in the management teams of venture-backed start-ups. Thomas has over 10 years of experience in C-Level management roles with a keen eye and passion for technology. Having worked and lived in Germany, UK, Norway and the United States, he loves Swarm64’s international environment.

Jerry Wong

Jerry Wong

CFO

Jerry has a diverse background including Big 4 accounting with experience in both the private and public sectors, high technology companies, and the closing of financing rounds and IPOs. He is responsible for worldwide financial management including financial reporting, accounting, audit, tax, and operational matters. Jerry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of San Francisco.

Paul McCullugh

Paul McCullugh

Vice President Sales

Paul is a software industry executive with 25 years of experience in Database and Analytics, honed at Computer Associates, Versant, Actian, Oracle, Cloudera and others.  Most recently Paul was responsible for Strategic Partnerships at Cloudera and prior to that was Executive Vice President at Versant, then General Manager of Database Business at Actian after it acquired Versant.  Previously Paul managed Oracle’s Embedded Technology business with several major accounts, earning four consecutive President’s Club awards. Paul hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance from Western Washington University.

Yana Krasteva

Yana Krasteva

Vice President Product & Innovation

Dr. Yana Krasteva mission is to be a path finder for technology innovation and a servant-leader of engineering teams. Yana has 15 years’ experience researching industrial application for FPGAs in domains like aerospace, video processing, construction and the food industry. Yana uses this experience for leading Swarm64’s product vision and to build a culture of business-driven innovation throughout the entire organization. Yana has an award-winning PhD. from the Technical University of Madrid, Spain and Joined Swarm64 in 2013 as senior HW developer.

Skip Morehead

Skip Morehead

Customer Support Sales

Paul is a software industry executive with 25 years of experience in Database and Analytics, honed at Computer Associates, Versant, Actian, Oracle, Cloudera and others.  Most recently Paul was responsible for Strategic Partnerships at Cloudera and prior to that was Executive Vice President at Versant, then General Manager of Database Business at Actian after it acquired Versant.  Previously Paul managed Oracle’s Embedded Technology business with several major accounts, earning four consecutive President’s Club awards. Paul hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance from Western Washington University.

Benjamin Sommer

Benjamin Sommer

Director of Finance

Ben takes care of all aspects of Swarm64’s financial, legal and operations challenges. He contributes his diversified experience in advising tech companies in raising money and M&A. Benjamin spent 15 years in Corporate Finance with Robertson Stephens and Sardis Capital, serving entrepreneurs, investors, and consolidators in the technology community, with a focus on cross-border investments/acquisitions.

Paul Adams

Paul Adams

Vice President Engineering

As someone who enjoys working at the intersection of technology and people, Dr. Paul Adams is a servant-leader with over 15 years experience building and supporting teams, with specialised focus in Distributed Engineering. Paul is particularly known for his contributions to Open Source and was formerly the Open Source Lead for Europe’s largest E-commerce business, Zalando. At Swarm64, Paul’s focus is on growing teams and helping them to perform their best. Paul studied Software Engineering at the University of Durham in the UK, before obtaining his PhD in Distributed Engineering Productivity from the University of Lincoln, UK.

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