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Leadership

Talend is led by some of the brightest minds from some of Silicon Valley’s leading companies. They have a shared mission of connecting the data-driven enterprise, so more companies can operate in real-time with new insight about their customers, markets and business.

 

John Brennan

John Brennan is a Managing Director and a co-founder of Sumeru Equity Partners. He was part of the leadership team of Silver Lake Sumeru, the middle market investment strategy of Silver Lake. Mr. Brennan has two decades of operating and investing experience in the technology sector. He serves on Silver Lake Sumeru's investment committee and continues to maintain responsibility for managing the SLS portfolio.

Nanci Caldwell

Ms. Caldwell is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of PeopleSoft Inc. Prior, she spent nearly two decades at Hewlett-Packard in increasingly senior and executive sales and marketing roles in Canada, U.S and globally. A highly sought after corporate director, Caldwell currently sits on the boards of CIBC, Citrix, Equinix, and Donnelly Financial Solutions.

Nora Denzel

Ms. Denzel is the former interim CEO of Outerwall. Prior to that position, she served as the Senior Vice President of Big Data at Intuit and held several executive roles at HP Enterprise including SVP of HP's Global Enterprise Software Business. Denzel currently sits on the boards of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Ericsson. She is also Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Anita Borg Institute, a non-profit dedicated to increasing the number of women in computing.

Pat Jones

Pat Jones is currently Chairman of the Board of InsideSecure SA, an embedded security solutions company based in France. He has had considerable independent board member experience with a variety of technology companies, including software companies like Openwave Systems and Novell Inc. He was CFO of Gemplus SA (now Gemalto) as the company completed its IPO. Before that, he was VP Finance-Corporate Controller of Intel Corp , and was CFO of LSI Logic prior to that. Pat started his career at IBM and has lived and worked in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Bernard Liautaud

Bernard Liautaud is a General Partner at Balderton Capital. He founded Business Objects in 1990 and was CEO and then Chairman until January 2008. With 6,700 employees, 45,000 customers, and $1.5 billion in revenue in 2007, Business Objects was the world leader in Business Intelligence and one of the 15 largest software companies in the world. Business Objects was the first European software IPO on Nasdaq in 1994. In January 2008, Business Objects was acquired by SAP for $6.7 billion, making it the third largest software acquisition at the time. Bernard is now a member of the SAP Supervisory Board.

Steve Singh

Steve Singh is a member of the Executive Board of SAP SE and President, Business Networks and Applications. His responsibilities include driving SAP’s market-leading businesses of Concur, SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass, SAP Health, and its SMB ERP business. In addition to his SAP commitments, Singh currently serves as chairman of the board of Center ID and is on the board of Docker and Modumetal.

Thierry Sommelet

Thierry Sommelet is Managing Director within the Mid & Large Cap division of Bpifrance Investissements, the private equity arm of the French public investment bank (formerly known as Fonds Stratégique d’Investissement, or “FSI”). Prior to joining FSI, he spearheaded investments of Caisse des Dépôts, a French public entity, in telecom infrastructure projetcts and digital services. Before that Thierry held different positions with HSBC, in Paris and New York, Los Altos-based Renaissance Software (now part of Sungard) and media company InfosCE. Thierry graduated from ENPC civil engineering school in Paris and holds an MBA from Insead.

Mike Tuchen

CEO - Talend
Mike Tuchen joined Talend as Chief Executive Officer in 2013. Prior to joining Talend, he served as the CEO of Rapid7 and led the company through a dramatic expansion of its marketing, sales, partnerships and product line. A former Microsoft executive and seasoned marketing and product strategist, he also served as the General Manager of Microsoft's SQL Server Marketing team. Mike received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Brown University, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.