Maysam is the co-founder and CEO of Bigstream, which he founded in 2015. A classic Silicon Valley story of the start-up-in-the-garage scenario. Prior to founding Bigstream, Maysam was completing his graduate studies at University of Texas at Austin. Maysam graduated with a PhD in Computer Engineering. He also holds a MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Tehran.
As Co-Founder and VP of Engineering, Bala focuses on the core acceleration product. He is a pioneer in accelerating BigData workloads using heterogeneous hardware and software. At Bigstream, he develops and manages hardware-software interfaces, IP development for FPGA, design and implementation of compilers for FPGA as well as compilers for Big Data and Database. Bala started his career at Broadcom Research India, where he worked on ASIC development. Bala holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.
At Bigstream, Brad is responsible for leading the GTM strategy, Sales and Services, Marketing, and Partnerships. Prior to Bigstream, Brad has had Executive leadership roles at Juniper Networks, Procket Networks, and Cisco systems, where he created and led Global functions in sales and services. Brad has an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management, and MSEE from University of Colorado.
Brian joined Bigstream in 2019 as Vice President of Partner Solutions. Prior to Bigstream, Brian worked at Oracle for 30 years, primarily in the RDBMS Development’s Virtual Operating System team, where he worked in various aspects of the Oracle RDBMS including portability, concurrency, memory management, and persistent memory programming models. Brian also led Oracle RDBMS Development’s technical engagements with compiler, operating system, and microprocessor engineers from IBM, Sun, HP, and Intel. He has a BS in Applied Mathematics from MIT.
Roop Ganguly joined Bigstream in 2017 as Lead Solution Architect, swiftly moving into his current role as Chief Solution Architect. He manages customer and partner relationships at Bigstream. Prior to joining, Roop served as a Data Scientist at Tapad and PlaceIQ. Roop graduated from MIT with a PhD in Electrical Engineering. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of California-Berkeley. He has over 20 publications in the areas of fiber-optic networks, computer architecture and data science/analytics.
Danesh Tavana joined Bigstream in 2018 as Vice President. Prior to Bigstream, he ran the product development team responsible for human interface integrated circuit devices. He co-founded Triscend, a semiconductor startup with $67M in venture financing, later acquired by Xilinx in 2004. Prior to that he held various positions and roles at Xilinx and NeXT Computer Inc. Danesh graduated from Santa Clara University with an MSEE. He holds a BSEE from UC Berkeley and has 10 U.S. patents.
At Bigstream, Venkat Ranganathan heads the Big Data Platforms and Solutions team. Before joining Bigstream, Venkat was a Director of Engineering at Hortonworks. Venkat has more than 25 years experience in development and leadership roles at Hortonworks, Oracle, HP, Compaq, BEA Systems and Tandem Computers. He has experience in various areas like databases, tp monitors, fault tolerant systems, application servers, data warehousing solutions, big data systems, as well as cloud computing. He holds patents in cluster communications and leasing, efficient parallel result streams in data warehouse, replicating of datasets with associated governance and security policies across clusters. He graduated with distinction from Pondicherry University with a MS in Computer Applications.
Shahrzad is the VP of systems engineering team and, after the co-founders, is the first employee of Bigstream. Prior to Bigstream, Shahrzad was serving as a post-doctoral research associate at Stanford University. Before that, she was completing her graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Shahrzad graduated with a PhD in Computer Engineering. She also holds a MSc from the University of Tehran, and BSc from Sharif University of Technology in Computer Engineering.