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
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.
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.
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.