Leadership 2017-10-12T00:16:31+00:00

Leadership

Leadership

Carv Moore
Carv MooreChief Executive Officer
Carv Moore is CEO of Compellon. Prior to this role, he served as an independent board member of the company. Carv brings extensive experience having served as president, chief operating officer, or as a senior executive at many leading software and technology services companies. A proven winner, he has guided a number of companies to successful exits including BMC Software Enterprise Systems, Sun Microsystems (acquired by Oracle), SeeBeyond (acquired by Sun Microsystems), Novell, Cambridge Technology Partners (acquired by Novell), and Excell Data Corporation (acquired by Cambridge Technology Partners). Prior to these roles, he spent eight years at IBM in a variety of sales and executive positions. Carv has a BA in English from University of California, Los Angeles. Carv’s outside passions include family, golf, helicopter skiing, boating, travel, and all things football.
Ken Charhut
Ken CharhutExecutive Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer
Ken co-founded Compellon and currently is Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Strategy Officer of the company. A proven organizational and strategic leader with an impressive record of 8 successful exits, he brings over 25 years of experience in executive positions at leading technology and life sciences companies. Prior to Compellon, Ken was CEO of MindFrame, a startup that developed breakthrough products for treatment of ischemic stroke. MindFrame was successfully acquired by Covidien 18 months after he joined. Ken has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and a MBA from the University of Chicago. His outside passions include family, travel, skiing, and golf.
Mark Pollard
Mark PollardChief Customer Officer
Mark co-founded Compellon and is Chief Customer Officer for the company. He brings over 25 years of proven experience in executive positions at leading software, SaaS, and hardware technology companies. Mark’s record of accomplishments includes 5 successful exits. Prior to Compellon, Mark was SVP of Sales and Marketing for SaaS-based learning company Altus 365 and has held executive sales and marketing roles at technology leaders Adaptec, Snap Appliance, Western Digital, and Seagate. Mark has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. His outside interests include family, basketball, skiing, and travel.
Dr. Nikolai Lyashenko (Liachenko), Ph.D
Dr. Nikolai Lyashenko (Liachenko), Ph.DChief Data Scientist
Dr. Dr. Lyashenko co-founded Compellon and is Chief Scientist of the company. A prominent expert on data science and information theory, Dr. Liachenko brings over 25 years of experience working on large complex data analysis for leading organizations such as General Electric, Hitachi, and the World Health Organization. He has held leadership positions at a number of companies and institutions including MEDecision, Metadata, University of St. Petersburg, The Russian Academy of Sciences, and George Mason University. Dr. Liachenko is 1 of only 12 lifetime members of the Academy of Engineering Innovations in St. Petersburg, Russia, and is a member of the IEEE and AAAI societies in the United States. Dr. Lianchenko received his Ph.D. and post-doctorate degrees in mathematics from the University of St. Petersburg, Russia with specialties in software and knowledge engineering, data analysis, algorithmic design, and the development of AI systems. He has written over 70 publications and holds 25 foreign patents and 2 pending US patents.
Marc Bir
Marc BirChief Technology Officer
Marc is Chief Technology Officer for the company. He brings over 18 years of proven success as a technical leader and software architect for mission-critical, high-volume transaction platforms. Prior to Compellon, Marc was Chief Architect for big data startup GenieDB, CTO of risk management startup Evantix, Director of Enterprise Architecture at market leader Citi Mortgage, and Chief Architect for the high-speed energy trading system at Enron. Marc has a BBA in Computer Science from Angelo State University. Marc’s passions include family, obstacle course races, gaming, craft beers, and “just coding”.
Harry Beck
Harry BeckSr. Vice President, Sales, Alliances & Strategy
Harry is Senior Vice President of Sales, Alliances and Strategy for Compellon.  Harry brings over 14 years of building sales and alliance teams for SaaS technology providers, with extensive experience in negotiating, marketing and scaling complex OEM, technology and resale partnerships. Prior to Compellon, Harry was the Vice President for Business Development and Strategy at Mavenlink and Velocify where his teams created channel alliances that grew to encompass more than 40% of revenue.  Over his career Harry has managed more than 100 strategic alliances such as with Salesforce.com, Google, Marketo, Intuit, Zillow and LendingTree. Harry has an MBA from Cornell University and a Masters in International Business from Queens University in Kingston Ontario. His passions include family, advising start-ups, basketball and supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and Inland Empire.
Patrick McDaniel
Patrick McDanielVice President, Product Strategy & Technology
Patrick is VP of Product Strategy and Technology for the company. He brings over 20 years of experience and a history of successful deliveries of numerous revenue generating product strategies from concept to rollout. Prior to Compellon, Patrick was EVP of Product Strategy and Technology for InHouse, Inc., a SaaS platform in the financial services space, President of True North Technology Group, a consulting group focused on product delivery in the financial services space, and DIO/CTO for Option One Mortgage Corp. When not working with the fantastic team at Compellon, Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 sons, yacht racing, playing hockey, video games, and spending time with friends drinking good wine.
Jesse Fountain
Jesse FountainSr. Director of Sales Engineering
Jesse is Compellon’s Director of Sales Engineering. He leads pre-sales strategy and execution, applying his vast technical expertise to ensure clients get the most out of their data and Compellon20|20 solutions. He brings over 30 years of experience in technical pre-sales engineering and 12 years as a pre-sales executive with market-leading organizations including Soasta, Frost Data Capital and Microsoft. Jesse’s roots are in Advanced Data Analytics and Data Science, having double-majored in Quantitative Systems and Computer Information Systems at Arizona State University. Over his career he has helped establish eight technical startup organizations, including several successful exits as publicly-traded companies or acquisitions. The most-recent was in 2008 with the sale of DATAllegro (a data warehouse appliance technology firm) to Microsoft for $275M. Jesse remained at Microsoft for 7 years as a corporate executive and worldwide technical lead for the Analytics Platform Server (APS) organization, an important extension to the SQL Server product family to support very large data warehouses.
Pej Hamidi
Pej HamidiSenior Advisor, Capital Markets
Pej is Compellon’s Senior Advisor for Capital Markets. An avid disciple of Ayn Rand and Karl Popper, a philosophy student, and quantitative financial engineer, Pej became the youngest licensed member of FINRA at the age of 18. After two years at Smith Barney, Pej joined a cutting-edge electronics brokerage firm as president of analytics services. At 21, Pej went on to launch his own global macroeconomics research advisory from his college dorm room. Backed by some of the oldest, most established names in Orange County business, his company quickly became known as a leading research analytics firm by some of the largest pension and endowment funds worldwide. In 2001, he was a regular guest lecturer to UC Irvine MBA students, when he caught the attention of McGraw-Hill Publishing, which enlisted him to write a book on market discipline. In 2005, Pej joined a Wall Street Hedge Fund, where he helped steer the firm during the most tumultuous period in recent financial history. Pej enjoys traveling, drone racing, environmental conservation and supporting his alma mater: UC San Diego.
Carv Moore
Carv MooreChief Executive Officer
Carv Moore is CEO of Compellon. Prior to this role, he served as an independent board member of the company. Carv brings extensive experience having served as president, chief operating officer, or as a senior executive at many leading software and technology services companies. A proven winner, he has guided a number of companies to successful exits including BMC Software Enterprise Systems, Sun Microsystems (acquired by Oracle), SeeBeyond (acquired by Sun Microsystems), Novell, Cambridge Technology Partners (acquired by Novell), and Excell Data Corporation (acquired by Cambridge Technology Partners). Prior to these roles, he spent eight years at IBM in a variety of sales and executive positions. Carv has a BA in English from University of California, Los Angeles. Carv’s outside passions include family, golf, helicopter skiing, boating, travel, and all things football.
Ken Charhut
Ken CharhutExecutive Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer
Ken co-founded Compellon and currently is Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Strategy Officer of the company. A proven organizational and strategic leader with an impressive record of 8 successful exits, he brings over 25 years of experience in executive positions at leading technology and life sciences companies. Prior to Compellon, Ken was CEO of MindFrame, a startup that developed breakthrough products for treatment of ischemic stroke. MindFrame was successfully acquired by Covidien 18 months after he joined. Ken has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and a MBA from the University of Chicago. His outside passions include family, travel, skiing, and golf.
Mark Pollard
Mark PollardChief Customer Officer
Mark co-founded Compellon and is Chief Customer Officer for the company. He brings over 25 years of proven experience in executive positions at leading software, SaaS, and hardware technology companies. Mark’s record of accomplishments includes 5 successful exits. Prior to Compellon, Mark was SVP of Sales and Marketing for SaaS-based learning company Altus 365 and has held executive sales and marketing roles at technology leaders Adaptec, Snap Appliance, Western Digital, and Seagate. Mark has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. His outside interests include family, basketball, skiing, and travel.
Dr. Nikolai Lyashenko (Liachenko), Ph.D
Dr. Nikolai Lyashenko (Liachenko), Ph.DChief Data Scientist
Dr. Dr. Lyashenko co-founded Compellon and is Chief Scientist of the company. A prominent expert on data science and information theory, Dr. Liachenko brings over 25 years of experience working on large complex data analysis for leading organizations such as General Electric, Hitachi, and the World Health Organization. He has held leadership positions at a number of companies and institutions including MEDecision, Metadata, University of St. Petersburg, The Russian Academy of Sciences, and George Mason University. Dr. Liachenko is 1 of only 12 lifetime members of the Academy of Engineering Innovations in St. Petersburg, Russia, and is a member of the IEEE and AAAI societies in the United States. Dr. Lianchenko received his Ph.D. and post-doctorate degrees in mathematics from the University of St. Petersburg, Russia with specialties in software and knowledge engineering, data analysis, algorithmic design, and the development of AI systems. He has written over 70 publications and holds 25 foreign patents and 2 pending US patents.
Marc Bir
Marc BirChief Technology Officer
Marc is Chief Technology Officer for the company. He brings over 18 years of proven success as a technical leader and software architect for mission-critical, high-volume transaction platforms. Prior to Compellon, Marc was Chief Architect for big data startup GenieDB, CTO of risk management startup Evantix, Director of Enterprise Architecture at market leader Citi Mortgage, and Chief Architect for the high-speed energy trading system at Enron. Marc has a BBA in Computer Science from Angelo State University. Marc’s passions include family, obstacle course races, gaming, craft beers, and “just coding”.
Harry Beck
Harry BeckSr. Vice President, Sales, Alliances & Strategy
Harry is Senior Vice President of Sales, Alliances and Strategy for Compellon.  Harry brings over 14 years of building sales and alliance teams for SaaS technology providers, with extensive experience in negotiating, marketing and scaling complex OEM, technology and resale partnerships. Prior to Compellon, Harry was the Vice President for Business Development and Strategy at Mavenlink and Velocify where his teams created channel alliances that grew to encompass more than 40% of revenue.  Over his career Harry has managed more than 100 strategic alliances such as with Salesforce.com, Google, Marketo, Intuit, Zillow and LendingTree. Harry has an MBA from Cornell University and a Masters in International Business from Queens University in Kingston Ontario. His passions include family, advising start-ups, basketball and supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and Inland Empire.
Patrick McDonald
Patrick McDonaldVice President, Product Strategy & Technology
Patrick is VP of Product Strategy and Technology for the company. He brings over 20 years of experience and a history of successful deliveries of numerous revenue generating product strategies from concept to rollout. Prior to Compellon, Patrick was EVP of Product Strategy and Technology for InHouse, Inc., a SaaS platform in the financial services space, President of True North Technology Group, a consulting group focused on product delivery in the financial services space, and DIO/CTO for Option One Mortgage Corp. When not working with the fantastic team at Compellon, Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 sons, yacht racing, playing hockey, video games, and spending time with friends drinking good wine.
Jesse Fountain
Jesse FountainSr. Director of Sales Engineering
Jesse is Compellon’s Director of Sales Engineering. He leads pre-sales strategy and execution, applying his vast technical expertise to ensure clients get the most out of their data and Compellon20|20 solutions. He brings over 30 years of experience in technical pre-sales engineering and 12 years as a pre-sales executive with market-leading organizations including Soasta, Frost Data Capital and Microsoft. Jesse’s roots are in Advanced Data Analytics and Data Science, having double-majored in Quantitative Systems and Computer Information Systems at Arizona State University. Over his career he has helped establish eight technical startup organizations, including several successful exits as publicly-traded companies or acquisitions. The most-recent was in 2008 with the sale of DATAllegro (a data warehouse appliance technology firm) to Microsoft for $275M. Jesse remained at Microsoft for 7 years as a corporate executive and worldwide technical lead for the Analytics Platform Server (APS) organization, an important extension to the SQL Server product family to support very large data warehouses.
Pej Hamidi
Pej HamidiSenior Advisor, Capital Markets
Pej is Compellon’s Senior Advisor for Capital Markets. An avid disciple of Ayn Rand and Karl Popper, a philosophy student, and quantitative financial engineer, Pej became the youngest licensed member of FINRA at the age of 18. After two years at Smith Barney, Pej joined a cutting-edge electronics brokerage firm as president of analytics services. At 21, Pej went on to launch his own global macroeconomics research advisory from his college dorm room. Backed by some of the oldest, most established names in Orange County business, his company quickly became known as a leading research analytics firm by some of the largest pension and endowment funds worldwide. In 2001, he was a regular guest lecturer to UC Irvine MBA students, when he caught the attention of McGraw-Hill Publishing, which enlisted him to write a book on market discipline. In 2005, Pej joined a Wall Street Hedge Fund, where he helped steer the firm during the most tumultuous period in recent financial history. Pej enjoys traveling, drone racing, environmental conservation and supporting his alma mater: UC San Diego.

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