John founded MapR based upon seeing the value Apache Hadoop provides as a big data analytics platform. He identified a strategy to produce the next generation Hadoop distribution to meet the requirements of advanced Hadoop users as well as those new to Hadoop. John also set out to address core limitations that were limiting the adoption of Hadoop and expand Hadoop capabilities to serve new business critical and realtime applications.
John has led companies creating innovative and disruptive business intelligence, database management, storage and virtualization technologies at early stage ventures through success as large public companies. John was previously CEO of Calista Technologies (Microsoft), CEO of Rainfinity (EMC) and Senior Vice President of products and marketing at Brio Technologies (BRYO). John has also held general management and executive positions at Compuware, Candle and SAIC. John has a BS in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University.