Ash Munshi is a serial entrepeneur and senior technology executive. He is currently the CEO of Pepperdata, a company that improves the performance of apps that use Hadoop for their data storage and processing needs. He was previously the CEO of Graphite Systems, a company that built a very large scale, high performance flash server which was sold recently to EMC. He is also Chairman and co-founder, together with CMU professors Alex Smola and David Andersen, of Marianas Labs, a company focused on building infrastructure for scalable machine learning. Ash is also a founding board member of Aevena, a company building indoor drones. Prior to that, he was CTO of Yahoo! Inc..
Ash loves applying deep technology, particularly mathematical algorithms, to solving business problems. He has founded and sold a number of technology companies, resulting in over $1B in exits, and been a senior executive at some Applied Materials, Oracle, and Silicon Graphics. Ash has been the CEO of both private and public companies, and served on a variety of boards. He has a passion for working with talented founders to help with technology, product-market fit, financing and liquidity events.