At CrateDB, we are passionate about data. We believe that in a modern world full of data, getting immediate access to the insights you need is essential. That’s why we are on a mission to provide companies with reliable and scalable database technology where response time is never an issue, regardless of the complexity, volume and velocity of data.
Lars Färnström has more than 25 years of experience in the software industry, where he has held a variety of senior and executive positions in management, sales, marketing, product marketing and program management. He joins CrateDB from C3.ai where he was responsible for the Nordics, Benelux, and Switzerland.
Prior to C3.ai, he worked for small, medium, and large enterprises such as HPE, Siebel Systems, CAS, GoodData, and Board International where he helped scale their businesses.
Akos has more than 26 years of experience in the field of finance, strategy consulting and corporate development, including over 15 years of executive management experience in scaling up a company on 3 continents. He has a comprehensive experience in all areas of financial management and corporate development as well as Venture Capital, M&A, Treasury Management, Project Finance, Law, IP, Supply Chain.
Steve brings with him a wealth of sales management experience acquired from the database and data management industry, where he has successfully expanded the international presence of numerous software companies, including Precisely, EDB (PostgreSQL), Datastax (Cassandra), IBM, Selligent and Goldengate Software. With his deep expertise in constructing sales teams and cultivating partner ecosystems in the database and data management space, Steve will play a crucial role in accelerating CrateDB’s growth and facilitating its international expansion.
Stephane Castellani has more than 25 years of experience in the software industry where he has held several management positions in marketing, driving international teams to success worldwide. He joins CrateDB from Axway (Phoenix, AZ) where he worked for 9 years and hold several VP Marketing positions. Prior to Axway, he founded a couple of companies - one AdTech startup and one IT architecture consulting firm - and worked at a few other software vendors such as HPE and Systar where he embraced multiple leadership positions requiring a strong combination of business focus and technical background.
Anna has more than 10 years of experience in Human Resources, Management Consulting and Management Development in startup and corporate environments. She has been at CrateDB since 2019 leading the People & Operations team internationally. Prior to Crate, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers as Management Consultant. She focused on Strategy, Change Management and Process Optimization.
Christian has more than 15 years of experience in the software industry where he has held several positions in early-stage start-ups, scale-ups, and consulting. He joins CrateDB from MongoDB where he was leading the solutions architecture team and helped scale the Central & Eastern European region to ~30x revenue in 5 years. Prior to MongoDB, he opened the Central European market for Denodo, a leader in Data Virtualization. Furthermore, he led the product development of active metadata platforms and did technical data warehouse consulting.