OUR TEAM

Meet the Instaclustr team from our offices in Australia, United States, Europe and Japan.

Our founders

Ben Bromhead

Ben Bromhead

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

 

As Chief Technology Officer and co-founder at Instaclustr, Ben sets the technical direction for the company, identifying new features and capability.

Ben is located in our Californian office and he is active in the Apache Cassandra community often speaking at local meetups and presenting at related conferences.

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.

Adam Zegelin

Adam Zegelin

Founding Software Engineer

 

As our founding software engineer, Adam provides the foundation knowledge of our capability and engineering environment. He delivers business-focused value to our code-base and overall capability architecture.

Adam is also focused on providing Instaclustr’s contribution to the broader open source community on which our products and services rely, including Apache Cassandra, Apache Spark and other technologies such as CoreOS and Docker.

Prior to founding Instaclustr, Adam worked on large-scale big data projects with Australian government agencies.

Our executive team

Peter Nichol

Peter Nichol

Chief Executive Officer

 

Peter is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of Instaclustr.   He has over 25 years in experience in high technology with a focus on 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.  He has also successfully managed companies though several business phases including IPO and acquisition by larger companies.

Peter Lilley

Peter Lilley

Chief Financial Officer

 

As Chief Operating Officer, Peter oversees all financial and operational functions of the business.

Peter has held a number of executive positions with other companies, including Chief Executive Officer with Stratsec and Head of Cyber Security with BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.

Peter was a co-founder of Stratsec, which was acquired by BAE Systems in 2011.

Ben Slater

Ben Slater

Chief Product Officer

 

As Chief Product Officer, Ben has been charged with steering our development roadmap and overseeing the engineering of our products and managing our production support team.

Ben has over 20 years experience in systems development including previous stints with a software product company and, for the last 10 years, running large teams for Accenture, a leading global system integrator. He has extensive experience in managing development teams and implementing quality controlled engineering practices.

Doug Stuart

Doug Stuart

Chief Marketing Officer

 

Doug is a director and sits on the Board of  Instaclustr. He has 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry with roles ranging from consultant and software testing engineer through to senior executive positions.

Prior to Instaclustr, Doug was the CTO and Co-Founder of Stratsec, a cyber security company that was acquired by BAE Systems in 2011.

Doug holds a Master of Business Administration from Charles Sturt University.

The engine room

Brooke Jensen

Brooke Jensen

VP Technical Operations & Customer Services

Aleks Lubiejewski

Aleks Lubiejewski

VP Consulting and Security

Christophe Schmitz

Christophe Schmitz

Senior Engineer

Justin Cameron

Justin Cameron

Senior Engineer

Alwyn Davis

Alwyn Davis

Front-End Engineer

Alex Lourie

Alex Lourie

Senior Engineer

Lerh Chuan Low

Lerh Chuan Low

Software Engineer

Vince White

Vince White

Operations and Support Engineer

Juan Arambula

Juan Arambula

Support Engineer

Rob Marshall

Rob Marshall

Software Architect

Cameron Zemek

Cameron Zemek

Operations and Support Engineer

Kurt Greaves

Kurt Greaves

Operations and Support Engineer

Francis Crimmins

Francis Crimmins

Operations and Support Engineer

Danyang Li

Danyang Li

Support Engineering Intern

Beryl Tu

Beryl Tu

Operations and Support Intern

Max Chesterfield

Max Chesterfield

Operations and Support Engineer

Marketing & Sales Team

Megan Smith

Megan Smith

Digital Marketing Coordinator

 Lavinia Kanagandran

Lavinia Kanagandran

Web Developer

Hiro Komatsu

Hiro Komatsu

Japan Country Manager

Chris Tozer

Chris Tozer

VP of Sales North America

Edward Wijnen

Edward Wijnen

VP of Sales Europe and Middle East

Want to join our team?

Contact us if you are looking to join our amazing team delivering the world’s greatest NoSQL database in the cloud.

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