Executive Leadership

Get to know our founders and leaders.
Ash Young

Ash Young

CEO & Chairman


Visionary CEO with over 20 years as a pioneer in the storage industry. Ash created the first open source NAS (Network Attached Storage) stack, the first unified block/file storage stack for Linux, the first storage management software, innovating many times along the way.

He has served in a number of VP and CXO roles for some of the leaders in storage and open source, including Xyratex (now Seagate), Snap Appliance (now Microsemi), and VA Linux Systems.

Ash’s uncanny ability to be creative and leave a lasting influence on technology is what truly sets him apart. He is happy to admit that he will be 100 years old and still writing open source software for the world.

Jimmy Lafontaine Rivera

Jimmy Lafontaine Rivera

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist


Jimmy is a Co-Founder and Cachengo’s Chief Scientist. He was a key member of Facebook’s Infrastructure Organization where he developed innovative tools to detect and stop automated attacks against user information on the platform. Using his expertise in statistics, he discovered a way to train supervised and unsupervised models that could learn to detect non-human interactions with the site.

Jimmy received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from UCLA while working on models of bacterial metabolism. He has a passion for engineering simple solutions to some of the Internet’s biggest problems.

Jason Chang

Jason Chang

Co-Founder & Chief of Platform Engineering

Jason is a Co-Founder and Chief of Platform Engineering at Cachengo. For the past 10 years he has worked on numerous cutting-edge products that met unique technological constraints and helped to generate hundreds of millions in revenue.

Prior to Cachengo, Jason was Director of Platform at Western Digital, where he helped to turn the platform product team into a profitable business unit. At Supermicro, he helped to build the storage business into a $500 million business unit. Jason holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UC Davis.

Perry Hayes

Perry Hayes

CFO

Perry is the corporate CFO and head of investor relations at Cachengo. In his previous role, Perry was responsible for manufacturing operations, sales and administration for the European division of Supermicro.