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Executive Leadership

Get to know our founders and leaders.

Ash Young

Co-Founder & CEO

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

Co-Founder & CTO

Jimmy is a Co-Founder and Cachengo’s Chief Technology Officer. 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.


Janaé Young

Chief Operations Officer

Janaé is the company’s Chief Operations Officer and a member of the board of directors. She is often described as the heartbeat of the company and has helped foster a work environment that lacks the typical walls between departments and disciplines. While we all have our job functions that need to be met, she has managed to convey to a fast growing work force force that the many teams really are a part of one body and one family, and that we only succeed when all of the company succeeds. 

Janaé holds multiple advanced degrees in Sociology, Counseling, and in Organizational Leadership,  is an adjunct professor of Psychology at Bethel University, and is licensed in the states of Montana, and Tennessee. 

Mark Glasgow

Mark Glasgow

Chief Revenue Officer

Information technology executive with 30+ years in sales and management. Extensive experience in consultative/solution selling and navigating complex buying cycles into corporations of all sizes, from mid-market accounts on up to the largest global hyperscale customers.

Experience ranges from small, venture-funded technology startups to large multinational corporations such as IBM, Dell, and Micron.

Mark specializes in running operationally efficient and highly productive sales teams with 100% transparency and clearly documented sales process, forecasting, and consultative selling execution at all levels with particular focus in high end, performance-sensitive data center solutions, cloud computing, cloud storage, and service provider or carrier-class computing solutions.

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.

Erik Ottem

Erik Ottem

Vice President of Marketing

With over 30 years in technology sales, marketing, and product management, Erik has held positions in large and small companies in Silicon Valley. He was early into storage area networks with Gadzoox and Agilent. Early into all flash arrays with Violin Memory. Early in Object Storage with HGST. Now he sees the opportunities in edge analytics with Cachengo. By bringing intelligence to the edge, real time analytics are easy and can lead to improvements in operations, manufacturing, medical, agriculture, transportation and many other industries. The analytical edge is changing the way we use data.

Erik holds an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and a BS from the University of California, Davis.