Board of Directors

DataGravity is a well-funded emerging company whose goal is to help organizations turn static data into valuable, actionable insights and in the process become data-aware. Some of the most forward-thinking and successful investment firms have come forward in order to back the company. DataGravity is proud to have investment partners like Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, CRV and General Catalyst Partners.


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DataGravity Board of Directors

Peter Levine

Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Peter Levine is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm that helps entrepreneurs become successful CEOs and build important and enduring companies. Andreessen Horowitz has $2.7 billion under management across three funds. Among its 170 investments are Airbnb, Apptio, Box, Facebook, Foursquare, GitHub, Jawbone, Lytro, Pinterest, Quirky and Twitter. Peter was previously senior vice president and general manager of the Data Center and Cloud Division at Citrix, where he was responsible for revenue, product management, business development and strategic direction. Prior to Citrix, Peter was the CEO of XenSource, which was acquired by Citrix in 2007. Before XenSource, Peter spent three years as a managing director at the Mayfield Fund and over a decade at VERITAS Software. As an early employee of VERITAS, he helped grow the company to nearly 6,000 employees and more than $1.5 billion in revenue. As executive vice president of Strategic and Platform Operations, Peter was responsible for worldwide marketing, OEM sales, business development and several product divisions. Peter holds a B.S. in Engineering from Boston University and attended the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He is a management lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and serves on many boards including Actifio, Bromium, DataGravity, GitHub, Mixpanel and Udacity.

Ping Li

Accel Partners

Ping has been with Accel Partners since 2004. He focuses on early stage and growth software and data center investments. He is also responsible for Accel’s Big Data Fund.  Ping has over two decades of experience as a technology investor and operating executive in helping build market leading technology companies and product lines. Prior to Accel, Ping worked at Juniper Networks as a Senior Product Line Manager for their flagship M-series router products, as well as Director of Corporate Development. He also served as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company, advising technology clients in their growth strategies.  Ping has extensive international experience as well. At Singapore Telecom, he served directly for the executive management team in operating and investing in Asian growth opportunities. Prior to SingTel, Ping worked at Goldman Sachs Asia, transacting technology IPOs and M&A.  Ping holds an AB from Harvard University, with honors, and an MBA from Stanford University.

David Orfao

Managing Director, General Catalyst

As a Managing Director and Co-Founder of General Catalyst Partners, David invests in both new and existing technology businesses. His areas of special interest include application software; infrastructure software; open source; IP TV services; as well as software on-demand business models. Before co-founding General Catalyst, David most recently led Allaire Corporation from 1997 to 2000 as President, CEO and Board Member. During his tenure, Allaire grew from a venture-backed start up to a $119M public corporation trading on the NASDAQ then merging with MacroMedia Corp in 2001. Prior to his CEO role at Allaire, David held the positions of Senior VP of Sales Operations and Marketing at Frame Technology Corporation, Claris Corporation and SQA Corporation. Frame Technology and SQA Corporation were venture-backed corporations that successfully completed Initial Public Offerings on the NASDAQ. David is a graduate of Norwich University, earning a B.A. in Business and Accounting.

Bruce Sachs

General Partner at CRV

Mr. Sachs has been a general partner with Charles River Ventures (CRV) since 1999 specializing in enterprise and service provider infrastructure. Previously he had 20 years of experience in the telecommunications, networking, Internet, and computing industries. Prior to CRV, Mr. Sachs served in a variety of roles including CEO of Stratus Computer, CEO of Xylogics, EVP of Ascend Communications and EVP of Bay Networks. In the Enterprise space, Mr. Sachs currently serves on the boards of Nantero, SimpliVity, and Tonian. Mr. Sachs received an MBA from Northeastern University, a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell University.

Brian Stevens

Vice President Cloud Platforms at Google

Brian Stevens joined Google in September, 2014 as vice president of cloud platforms, where he oversees product strategy and direction for the Google Cloud Platform products. Prior to Google, Stevens was CTO and Executive Vice President, Worldwide Engineering at RedHat, with responsibility for engineering globally, encompassing Linux®, virtualization, middleware, storage and cloud computing. Stevens began his career at Digital Equipment Corporation where he was a developer on the first commercial release of the X Window System. During his 14 years at Digital, he became a senior member of technical staff and was responsible for the architecture and development of the UNIX and clustering product lines. Stevens earned a master’s degree in computer systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of New Hampshire. He currently serves on the boards of DataGravity and Pentaho.

Paula Long

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Paula brings over 30 years of experience in high-tech innovation to DataGravity. Prior to DataGravity, she served as vice president of product development at Heartland Robotics. In 2001 Paula co-founded storage provider EqualLogic, acquired by Dell for $1.4 billion in 2008. She remained at Dell as vice president of storage until 2010. Prior to EqualLogic, she served in engineering management positions at Allaire Corporation and oversaw all aspects of the ClusterCATS product line while at Bright Tiger Technologies.

Paula’s executive and technical leadership has been extensively recognized, including the New Hampshire High Tech Council Entrepreneur of the Year award, the Ernst & Young 2008 Northeast Regional “Entrepreneur of the Year” and a national finalist for the same award. She is a graduate of Westfield State College.

John Joseph

President and Co-Founder

With over 30 years of experience applying a customer-focused approach to computer design engineering, product management and go-to-market strategy, John brings deep enterprise and mid-market expertise to DataGravity.

John previously served as vice president of marketing and product management at EqualLogic, leading these functions from the company’s initial launch through the successful acquisition by Dell in 2008. He subsequently served as vice president of enterprise solutions, marketing at Dell for three years after the acquisition. Before joining EqualLogic, John held product design and leadership roles at Digital Equipment Corporation and was responsible for all marketing activities for enterprise storage at Maxtor and Quantum. He is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Clark University.

John is a frequent speaker at technology and entrepreneurship events.