About

First Hyper-Converged Kubernetes Solution
Solving Fundamental Kubernetes Challenges for Big Data, Databases, Search and Indexing, and AI/ML

About Robin Systems - Vision

Reinventing IT Infrastructure to put the focus back on what matters most – The Applications

ROBIN solves the fundamental challenges of running big data and databases in Kubernetes and enables the deployment of an agile, and flexible infrastructure for your Enterprise Applications.

As the only purpose-built Kubernetes-based solution, ROBIN offers the entire application lifecycle management embedded natively into the compute, storage, and network infrastructure stack for any application anywhere – on premises and on the public cloud.

ROBIN is the first implementation of hyper-converged Kubernetes in the market. Using ROBIN users can do self-service deployment of big data, databases, indexing and search,  and AI/ML, share entire experiments among team members, quickly do what-if trials, scale resources including GPU and IOPs, and migrate as well as recreate entire application environments across data centers and clouds.

ROBIN offers a self-service app-store experience that simplifies deployment and lifecycle management with 1-click functions that shorten DevOps and IT tasks from hours and weeks to minutes. It makes applications truly agnostic of infrastructure choices and enables them to share resources and data with predictable performance, leading to significant cost savings.

Leadership

Robin Systems is led by a dynamic team of industry veterans who share a passion for success.
They believe in Robin Systems platform - our container-based cutting-edge technology - ROBIN Hyper-Converged Kubernetes Platform - and continue to build on our values and expand Robin’s reach globally.

Don Dama

Vice President of Global Strategic Accounts

Don Dama, Vice President of Global Strategic Accounts, brings executive leadership and strategic insight to Robin. He has empowered Global 500 customers and partners to execute transformational change through innovation. Over the last 25 years, Don has served as a senior executive in several enterprise technology companies including 2 of the 3 largest enterprise software companies in the world.

As Senior Vice President of Global Sales and General Manager of Global Strategic Accounts at Infor, Don’s business unit’s success led to the acquisition of Lawson software for $2B and a re-capitalization for over $600M. As Senior Vice President Global Enterprise at Endeca, Don’s business unit propelled rapid growth enabling the company to be acquired by Oracle for $1.1B.

Don has held several other executive leadership positions including Group Vice President at Oracle, President of First Global Capital Ventures, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and General Manager of Global Strategic Accounts at i2 Technologies, and Vice President of Global Sales at Yantra. Don has an undergraduate degree in communications and a Juris Doctor degree.

Don Dama

Vice President of Global Strategic Accounts

Donald Wales

Vice President Enterprise Sales

Donald Wales, Vice President of Enterprise Sales, brings over 20 years of experience leading global sales organizations for start-up/early stage and established technology and services companies. He has expertise in business vertical expansion, key account management and developing structured sales and channel methodologies to build and scale business.

Before joining Robin, as Global VP of Cloud Sales at Zerto, Donald built a team of Global professionals spanning the Americas, EMEA and Asia. Under Donald’s leadership the team was able to establish Zerto inside Tier 1 Cloud Service Providers, servicing customers in over 40 countries, while significantly increasing the Recurring Revenue business model.

Don has also led sales teams and account management for EMC Corporation, VERITAS, IBM, KPMG, Vyatta, Aerohive Networks, and Storage Tek.

Donald Wales

Vice President Enterprise Sales

Elizabeth McGlauflin

Vice President Customer Success

Elizabeth McGlauflin, as VP, Customer Success, leads the company’s customer programs. She brings a wealth of experience in helping customers architect and adopt technology to drive innovation. She has worked with both Cloud and on-premise solutions ranging from CRM, MDM, and IT management applications through a range of BI, Analytic, and IoT platforms and solutions. Supporting these technologies has given her an appreciation for the agility needs of IT and Dev/ops organizations. Elizabeth has spent more than 20 years in leadership positions building and leading customer experience programs across a range of start-ups thru rapidly growing public companies. Before joining Robin Systems, she was COO & VP Customer Success at Bluescape, VP Services at C3 IoT and held other executive positions at BDNA, and Siebel Systems.

Elizabeth McGlauflin

Vice President, Customer Success

Mehran Hadipour Vice President of Business Development and Tech Alliances, Robin.io

Mehran Hadipour

Vice President of Business Development & Tech Alliances

Mehran leads alliances at Robin and is responsible for Robin’s industry Partnerships and Alliance strategy. A respected industry veteran, who is passionate about driving business success through alliances and win-win partnerships, Mehran brings to the table years of experience in executing and driving change at major infrastructure and Enterprise software players such as EMC and IBM as well as at several Silicon Valley-based startups and high technology firms.

Prior to joining Robin, Mehran was Director of Global Business Development at Boston-based Zerto Inc, an enterprise level IT Resiliency Platform. Before that, Mehran was Director of Sales at EMC and Director of Business Development at Kashya. He holds an MSCE degree from Syracuse University and an MBA.

Mehran Hadipour

Vice President of Business Development and Tech Alliances

Partha Seetala

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

Partha Seetala joined Robin Systems in 2015 as Chief Technology Officer, with more than 16 years of technology and product expertise. His previous position was with Symantec’s information management business, known as Veritas, where he was Distinguished Engineer and Senior Director of Engineering. In that capacity, he conceived, architected and led engineering teams to take multiple products from concept to market in the scale-out storage, distributed systems, content-aware file systems, and information analytics space. He was also an adviser on multimillion-dollar product lines including NetBackup Appliance, Cluster File System, Veritas Cluster Server, and Information Fabric. Earlier positions include serving as an architect at Kazeon Systems – later acquired by EMC – and architect at Veritas Technologies. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Partha Seetala

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

Paul Zeiter

Chief Revenue Officer

Paul Zeiter leads Robin as the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). He ls responsible for Robin’s revenue, customer acquisition and growth initiatives. A 30-year industry veteran who is passionate about building and scaling winning sales organizations, Paul is committed to delivering positive customer experiences globally. He is also passionate about building strong channels to drive scale.

Paul brings a broad range of experience to his role at Robin, that ranges from leading sales for major infrastructure players to ramping startups from a few up to thousands of customers. Prior to joining Robin, Paul was Chief Revenue Officer for Boston-based BondLink, an enterprise level financial services and investment platform. Before that, Paul was the President of Zerto, VP of Sales, Infrastructure Software Group at EMC and VP of Worldwide sales for Kashya. He holds a B.A. degree in Business Economics from UC Santa Barbara.

Paul Zeiter

Chief Revenue Officer

Rajeev Madhavan

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman

Rajeev Madhavan is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He is perhaps best known as the founder of software company Magma Design Automation, where he served as chairman and chief executive officer from its founding in 1997 through its acquisition by Synopsys in 2012. He also co-founded software companies LogicVision (acquired by Mentor Graphics) and Ambit Design Systems (acquired by Cadence Design Systems). Red Herring magazine named Madhavan to its “Top Innovators” list in 2002. Madhavan makes angel and venture investments in start-up companies competing in a range of industries, including data science and machine learning, mobile technology and social media.

Rajeev Madhavan

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

Radhesh Menon

Chief Marketing Officer

Radhesh B. Menon joined Robin in 2018 with over two decades of experience in driving market success for leading enterprise software products and technologies. Previously, he was the general manager for OpenStack at Red Hat and was responsible for driving business strategy, product management, partner strategy and worldwide go-to-market strategy. As the global leader for OpenStack, he helped bootstrap the business and establish Red Hat OpenStack Platform as the leading open private cloud solution across enterprise & Telco/NFV segments.

Prior to joining Red Hat, he was with Microsoft where he held various product management and product marketing roles across Azure, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows Server, Windows Storage Server, Exchange Server and Windows desktop products and technologies.

Radhesh has a bachelor's degree in engineering from Coimbatore Institute of Technology, India and an MBA from Simon School, University of Rochester.

Radhesh Menon

Chief Marketing Officer

Board

Don Liswin - Board Member - About Robin Systems - Building Tomorrow's Data Center Today with ROBIN Hyper-Converged Kubernetes Platform for Big Data and Databases - Delivering Lifecycle Management.

Don Listwin

Board Member

Don Listwin is chairman of Calix, a provider of innovative access systems, and of Teradici, a leader in the creation of virtual workspaces. He previously served as an executive vice president at Cisco Systems, where he spent 10 years. Listwin’s career also includes serving as CEO of Sana Security and CEO of Openwave. He has served as board member and adviser to numerous companies, and presently serves on the boards of D-Wave Systems, PLUMgrid and Violin Memory, and is an adviser to the Canadian development bank BDC and to cyber security company Bugcrowd. In 2004 he founded the Canary Foundation, dedicated to the early detection of cancer, and he is also a consulting professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Don Listwin

Board Member

Jon Cholak, Board Member, Robin Systems

Jon Cholak

Board Member

Jon Cholak is an investment director on the venture investment team at USAA; with over $300M in committed capital, the team manages direct investments in Software, Security, IoT, Consumer, Fintech and Insuretech companies. Jon represents USAA on the board of directors of Robin Systems, Roostify, CafeX Communications, Context360 and serves on the advisory board of PrecisionHawk. Previously, Jon represented USAA on the boards of Saffron Technology (acquired by Intel) and Automatic Labs (acquired by SiriusXM). Other portfolio companies include: Cognitive Scale, Coinbase, Prosper Marketplace, MX, Personal Capital, Narrative Science, Snapsheet, RepairPal, ID.me, VAST.com, MindMeld, Roost, Flo Technologies and Automat.ai.
Prior to joining USAA, Jon worked for Intel Corporation and Deloitte Consulting, LLP. While at Intel, Jon managed a portfolio of early-stage internal ventures designed to provide non-core organic revenue growth. During his tenure at Deloitte Consulting, Jon worked with numerous private and public sector clients concentrating on strategic management, process reengineering, and systems modernization and integration.
Jon holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and International Business from New York University, an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

Jon Cholak

Board Member

Partha Seetala - About Robin Systems - Building Tomorrow's Data Center Today with ROBIN Hyper-Converged Kubernetes Platform for Big Data and Databases - Delivering Lifecycle Management.

Partha Seetala

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

Partha Seetala joined Robin Systems in 2015 as Chief Technology Officer, with more than 16 years of technology and product expertise. His previous position was with Symantec’s information management business, known as Veritas, where he was Distinguished Engineer and Senior Director of Engineering. In that capacity, he conceived, architected and led engineering teams to take multiple products from concept to market in the scale-out storage, distributed systems, content-aware file systems, and information analytics space. He was also an adviser on multimillion-dollar product lines including NetBackup Appliance, Cluster File System, Veritas Cluster Server, and Information Fabric. Earlier positions include serving as an architect at Kazeon Systems – later acquired by EMC – and architect at Veritas Technologies. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Partha Seetala

Chief Technology Officer

Rajeev Madhavan - Chairman - Board of Directors - About Robin Systems - Building Tomorrow's Data Center Today with ROBIN Hyper-Converged Kubernetes Platform for Big Data and Databases - Delivering Lifecycle Management.

Rajeev Madhavan

CEO and Chairman

Rajeev Madhavan is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He is perhaps best known as the founder of software company Magma Design Automation, where he served as chairman and chief executive officer from its founding in 1997 through its acquisition by Synopsys in 2012. He also co-founded software companies LogicVision (acquired by Mentor Graphics) and Ambit Design Systems (acquired by Cadence Design Systems). Red Herring magazine named Madhavan to its “Top Innovators” list in 2002. Madhavan makes angel and venture investments in start-up companies competing in a range of industries, including data science and machine learning, mobile technology and social media.

Rajeev Madhavan

CEO and Chairman

Steve Schlenker - Board Member - About Robin Systems - Building Tomorrow's Data Center Today with ROBIN Hyper-Converged Kubernetes Platform for Big Data and Databases - Delivering Lifecycle Management.

Steve Schlenker

Board Member

Steve Schlenker co-founded DN Capital in June 2000 and is currently Managing Partner based in the Sand Hill Road office, running DN Capital’s US operations. Schlenker began his career in venture capital and private equity in 1990. His investment experience has been in software and software related businesses. His sectors of focus include enterprise software, and to a lesser extent business on-line marketplaces and consumer mobile services. Among his select investments are Apsalar, ClusterHQ, Datanomic (acquired by Oracle), Endeca (acquired by Oracle), Familybuilder (acquired by Intelius), Geckoboard, Lagan/Kana (acquired by Verint), Ombud, Peak, Shiphawk, Recarga, and Robin Systems.

Steve Schlenker

Board Member

Advisors

Ben Verghese - Advisor Robin Systems - About Robin Systems - Building Tomorrow's Data Center Today with ROBIN Hyper-Converged Kubernetes Platform for Big Data and Databases - Delivering Lifecycle Management.

Ben Verghese

As vice president of Engineering, Ben leads the team that delivers Illumio’s products. Prior to Illumio, Ben was vice president of Engineering and chief management architect at VMware. During his 13-year tenure at VMware, he was part of the ESX Server product founding team, led and delivered the VirtualCenter product from its inception, and led a number of the company’s strategic engineering initiatives.

In his career, Ben has spanned product development and research in networking, operating systems, and computer architecture at HP, Apollo Computers, DEC Research, and Compaq. Ben has a BS from IIT Madras, an MS from Cornell University, and a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Ben Verghese

Fred Van Den Bosch - About Robin Systems - Building Tomorrow's Data Center Today with ROBIN Hyper-Converged Kubernetes Platform for Big Data and Databases - Delivering Lifecycle Management.

Fred van den Bosch

Fred van den Bosch is a Special Partner of TAC. He brings a wealth of experience in the enterprise software and cloud computing industry. Fred is a Board Member of Neebula and Varonis. He was previously Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Librato, Inc. a company providing cloud management “Software as a Service”. During his 14 year career at VERITAS Software (later acquired by Symantec Corporation), Fred played a key role in the company’s growth.

Fred van den Bosch

Manoj Leelanivas - Advisor Robin Systems - About Robin Systems - Building Tomorrow's Data Center Today with ROBIN Hyper-Converged Kubernetes Platform for Big Data and Databases - Delivering Lifecycle Management.

Manoj Leelanivas

Manoj Leelanivas is the Chief Executive Officer of Cyphort, driving the company’s strategy and operations. Prior to Cyphort, Manoj was a 14-year veteran at Juniper Networks where he most recently served as the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Advanced Technologies. Prior to that, he served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Software Business Group and as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Edge Routing Business Unit. Prior to joining Juniper Networks, Manoj was at Cisco Systems for seven years, where he pioneered various innovations in routing and VoIP technologies.

Manoj holds more than 10 patents for his work at Cisco and at Juniper. He earned a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, and has completed the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Manoj Leelanivas

Steve Papa - Advisor - Robin Systems - About Robin Systems - Building Tomorrow's Data Center Today with ROBIN Hyper-Converged Kubernetes Platform for Big Data and Databases - Delivering Lifecycle Management.

Steve Papa

Steve Papa is an entrepreneur and a visionary.
Papa founded Endeca in 1999 and served as CEO through the company’s $1.1 billion acquisition by Oracle in 2011. Under Papa’s leadership, Endeca achieved $750 million in cumulative worldwide revenue and pioneered Guided Navigation, one of the leading search innovations of the decade and now an industry standard. Prior to founding Endeca, Papa was part of the original Akamai team and an early member of the Inktomi team. Papa is a Board Partner at Andreessen Horowitz.

Steve Papa

Premal Buch, Advisor Robin.io

Premal Buch

Premal Buch joined Robin in 2015 from Altera, where he was responsible for all its FPGA design tools. Under his leadership, Altera overhauled its RTL implementation tools, introduced the first OpenCL compiler in the industry for FPGA-based hardware acceleration, its first ARM- based embedded developer tool suite, and created Altera Virtualization Lab to enable FPGA-as- a-Service for cloud and data center environments.

Buch started his career at Electronic Design Automation software provider Magma Design Automation, where he ultimately served as General Manager of the Design Implementation Business Unit. That group drove two thirds of the company’s revenue and Buch had worldwide responsibility for engineering, marketing and support. He was part of Magma’s startup team, joining at its inception in 1997 and working on everything from coding to benchmarking to customer pitches as Magma built the first RTL-to-GDSII design flow in EDA. He grew with the company as this product line fueled Magma’s IPO in 2001 and led to Magma becoming the fourth biggest EDA company in the world. Buch stayed with Magma through its acquisition by Synopsys in 2012.

Buch has an MS and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BE from BITS Pilani.

Premal Buch

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