Purpose Built for Breakthroughs

MemSQL is dedicated to helping businesses leverage data to reach their full potential and redefine the limits of what's possible.

Data is destiny — and the modern world's most valuable resource.

MemSQL envisions a world where every business can make decisions in real time and every experience is optimized through data. To do that, enterprises need to ingest, analyze, and act on massive volumes of rapidly changing data. This is why we built MemSQL, the No-Limits Database™. Tested and proven as the world’s fastest database for operational analytics, MemSQL gives businesses a platform purpose-built for breakthroughs. Global enterprises in every industry use the MemSQL distributed database to compete and win in today’s insight-driven economy.
Used by the most innovative companies in the world
financial
Half of the Top 10 Banks
customer-analytics
Streaming Media Leaders in Music, Video, & Gaming
fortune50
12 of the Fortune 50
tech-leaders
Tech Innovators from Akamai to Uber
communication
2 of the Top 3 Telcos

Purpose built for career breakthroughs, too.

We're looking for bold, inventive minds to join our team. If you want to work at a fun and disruptive company that celebrates innovation and creativity every day, check out our job openings below.
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Leadership

Raj Verma

Raj Verma

Co-Chief Executive Officer
Raj Verma is the Co-CEO at MemSQL. He brings over 25 years of global experience in enterprise software and operating at scale. Raj was instrumental in the growth of TIBCO software to over $1 Billion in revenue. In his 12 year tenure there, he held various positions including CMO, EVP Global Sales, and COO. Raj was also formerly COO at Hortonworks and was most recently COO at Apttus Software. Raj earned his Bachelor’s in Computer Science from BMS College of Engineering in Bangalore, India.
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Nikita Shamgunov

Nikita Shamgunov

Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Nikita Shamgunov co-founded our company and serves as co-CEO. Previously, he served as CTO for the company. Prior to co-founding the company, Nikita worked on core infrastructure systems at Facebook. He served as a senior database engineer at Microsoft SQL Server for more than half a decade. Nikita holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in computer science, has been awarded several patents and was a world medalist in ACM programming contests.
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Adam Prout

Adam Prout

Chief Technology Officer
Adam Prout oversees product architecture and development at MemSQL. He joined MemSQL as a co-founding engineer and previously served as Vice President of Engineering and Chief Architect. Adam spent five years as a senior database engineer at Microsoft SQL Server where he led engineering efforts on kernel development. Adam holds a bachelor’s and master’s in computer science from the University of Waterloo and is an expert in distributed database systems.
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Drew Paroski

Drew Paroski

Vice President Engineering
Drew Paroski oversees engineering development and operations at MemSQL. He previously served as architect and manager, leading development of the new native SQL compilation architecture in MemSQL 5. Before MemSQL, Drew worked at Facebook where he co-founded HHVM, a JIT compiler for PHP used by a number of popular web properties including Facebook, Wikipedia, and Baidu. Prior to Facebook, Drew worked on the .NET compiler and runtime at Microsoft. Drew holds a bachelor’s and master’s in computer science from State University of New York at Binghamton.
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Jason Wakeam

Jason Wakeam

Vice President of Business Development and Alliances
Jason Wakeam oversees partner strategy and growth at MemSQL. Previously, Jason worked at Cloudera where he led partner sales, channel strategy, and programs. He also led global business development for the System Integrator channel at Hortonworks. Prior to that, Jason spent more than a decade at Microsoft where he held a number of partner leadership roles. Jason holds a bachelor’s of arts in economics from King’s University College, and an honors business administration degree from Ivey Business School.
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Louis Yang

Louis Yang

Vice President Finance
Louis Yang leads the finance team and is responsible for all financial aspects of the company. Louis has over 20 years of experience across a broad range of technology industries, including social media, life sciences, medical technology and semiconductors. Most recently, Louis led finance at Klout, where he oversaw the sale to Lithium Technologies. Louis earned his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a MBA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.
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Peter Guagenti

Peter Guagenti

Chief Marketing Officer
Peter Guagenti oversees strategic and growth marketing at MemSQL. Prior to MemSQL, Peter held marketing and product roles at Mesosphere, NGINX, and Acquia, and spent 15 years as a digital agency and consulting professional at companies including Accenture and Razorfish. Peter brings MemSQL a proven ability to build successful companies, and deep experience in business strategy, marketing, design, product development, and operations.
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Rick Negrin

Rick Negrin

Vice President Of Product Management
Rick Negrin oversees product strategy and management at MemSQL. Prior to MemSQL, he spent 12 years at Microsoft leading teams for SQL Server and Azure SQL Database. Rick holds a bachelor’s of science in computer engineering from the University of Washington.
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Ron Vaisbort

Ron Vaisbort

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Ron Vaisbort leads the legal and compliance team at MemSQL. Prior to MemSQL, he served as the SVP and General Counsel of C3 IoT and Good Technology. A veteran of the technology, media, and entertainment industries, Ron has been at the forefront of numerous innovative business concepts—as both an attorney and business leader – for startups such as Trillium Digital Systems, Mañana Media, Layer Dynamics and Ripple Networks, as well as Fortune 100 companies such as Intel and Toshiba. Ron is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and earned his J.D. at Loyola Law School, Order of the Coif.
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Zac Rule

Zac Rule

Vice President Sales and Field Operations
Zac Rule leads the Sales organization at MemSQL. Prior to MemSQL, Zac worked at DataStax as Area Vice President of Sales helping drive distributed database technology in the market. He has also worked at Oracle, leading teams focused on Analytics and Performance Management while assisting the integration of Hyperion Corporation into Oracle. Zac has driven sales at other early stage analytic companies and began his career in Information Technology at Silicon Graphics. Zac holds a bachelor’s of science in business from California State University, Chico.
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Company Investors

MemSQL Partners