Peter is Instaclustr’s CEO. He has over 25 years experience in software and service companies in the early stage start-up to $1B range. Peter has led entire businesses with responsibility for P&L and all aspects of the business which scaled up to $150M and with 800 employees. Peter was GM of Platform Computing, which was acquired by IBM in 2012. He then managed the business for IBM until 2014. He has also successfully managed companies though several business phases including IPO and acquisition by larger companies.
As Chief Technology Officer and co-founder at Instaclustr, Ben sets the technical direction for the company. Ben is located in our California office and he is active in the Apache Cassandra community. Prior to Instaclustr, Ben had been working as an independent consultant developing NoSQL solutions for enterprises and he ran a high-tech cryptographic and cyber security formal testing laboratory at BAE Systems and Stratsec.
As Chief Product Officer, Ben is charged with steering Instaclustr’s development roadmap and overseeing the product engineering, production support, open source and consulting teams. Ben has over 20 years experience in systems development including previously as lead architect for the product that is now Oracle Policy Automation and over 10 years as a solution architect and project manager for Accenture. He has extensive experience in managing development teams and implementing quality controlled engineering practices.
Peter is a Co-founder of Instaclustr and it’s COO/CFO. He has more than 25 years experience and expertize in information technology services both as a business leader and implementer of customer solutions. Peter previously led Stratsec, a specialist cyber security business, as CEO from startup through growth and onto successful exit in 2011. At Stratsec, he had responsibility for all aspects of the business from it’s foundation in 2003, it’s growth across Australia and into South East Asia culminating in the naming of Stratsec as Australian Business of the Year in 2010, along with several other cybersecurity awards. In 2011, Stratsec was acquired by BAE Systems with Peter taking on a senior cyber leadership role until the founding of Instaclustr in 2013. Peter is now applying his experience in growing great companies to building and scaling Instaclustr.
Doug is a Co-founder and the Chief Marketing Officer at Instaclustr, a company providing managed solutions, support and consulting services for open source big data technologies. Instaclustr is backed by Bailador, ANU Connect Ventures and Our Innovation Fund, leading Australian venture capital firms.
Prior to Instaclustr, Doug was a co-founder of Stratsec, a world-class, highly awarded and recognised cyber security consulting, testing and research firm, which was acquired by BAE Systems in 2011. Stratsec was awarded Telstra Business of the Year in 2010. Doug has also been recognised as a leading entrepreneur in the industry through the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program in 2010.