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Leadership

Meet our founders, 
executive leaders,
and our board of directors.

Leadership

Olivier Pomel CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Olivier Pomel

CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Olivier Pomel

CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Prior to founding Datadog, Olivier Pomel built data systems for K-12 teachers as a VP, Technology for Wireless Generation, growing the development team from a handful to close to 100 of the best engineers in NYC until the company’s acquisition by News Corp. Before Wireless Generation, Olivier held software engineering positions at IBM Research and several internet startups. Olivier is an original author of the VLC media player and holds a MS, CS from the Ecole Centrale Paris.

Alexis Lê-Quôc CTO & CO-FOUNDER

Alexis Lê-Quôc

CTO & CO-FOUNDER

Alexis Lê-Quôc

CTO & CO-FOUNDER

Alexis brings a strong focus on technical elegance and operational efficiency to Datadog. Prior to founding Datadog, Alexis Lê-Quôc served as the Director of Operations for Wireless Generation where he built the team and infrastructure that served more than 4 million students in 49 states. As a member of the original “devops” movement, Alexis spent several years as a software engineer at IBM Research, Neomeo and Orange. Alexis holds an MS, CS from the Ecole Centrale Paris and has presented sessions on cloud monitoring and server performance at conferences including AWS re:Invent, Monitorama, DevOpsDays, Velocity, and PyCon.

Amit Agarwal CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

Amit Agarwal

CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

Amit Agarwal

CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

Throughout his 15 years of experience in enterprise software, Amit has worked in various business strategy and technical management roles to bring new products to market. Before Datadog, Amit was the Director of Product Management at Quest Software (now Dell), where he led the team responsible for application performance monitoring. Previously, Amit held product management roles at enterprise software firms including Datamirror (now IBM) and Embarcadero Technologies, and technical roles with 3D-medical imaging and mobile encryption software companies. Amit holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and a Masters in Computer Science from Dalhousie University.

David Obstler CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

David Obstler

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

David Obstler

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

David brings more than three decades of operational finance experience, with over two decades focused on technology companies. Prior to Datadog, David served as CFO of TravelClick, where he led global financial operations and served as a member of the company’s leadership team. David also previously held CFO roles at OpenLink Financial, MSCI Inc., Risk Metrics Group, and Pinnacor, as well as investment banking positions at JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers, and Goldman Sachs. David has a BA from Yale University and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

Dan Fougere CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

Dan Fougere

CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

Dan Fougere

CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

As CRO, Dan is responsible for Datadog's global sales strategy and execution. Dan is a software veteran with over 20 years of experience at both public and pre-IPO software companies. Before Datadog, Dan had Global and Americas responsibilities at Medallia, the leading Customer Experience Management company. In his five years at Medallia, Dan helped design and execute a go to market approach that increased annual revenue by nearly 10X and grew the sales organization from seven people to three hundred. Before Medallia, Dan held leadership positions at BMC, BladeLogic and Actuate. Dan holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Armelle de Madre Chief People Officer

Armelle de Madre

Chief People Officer

Armelle de Madre

Chief People Officer

Armelle brings more than two decades of leadership experience in human resources and marketing. Prior to joining Datadog, Armelle was the CPO at Arkadin, a global unified communications solutions provider. She began her career at Renault both in marketing and human resources, and subsequently joined Schneider Electric as Director of Strategy and Social Innovation. She was appointed as a board member of Thales in June 2017. Armelle holds a BA from Columbia University and a Masters in Marketing from HEC Paris.

Laszlo Kopits VP, GENERAL COUNSEL

Laszlo Kopits

VP, GENERAL COUNSEL

Laszlo Kopits

VP, GENERAL COUNSEL

With over two decades of experience in tech, media, and education law, Laszlo Kopits brings a wide breadth of expertise to his role as General Counsel, where he oversees all legal operations from compliance to transactions. Prior to this position, Laszlo worked at Wireless Generation and, after its acquisition by News Corp, Amplify Education, where he served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Earlier in his career, Laszlo held a variety of legal positions at Reuters (now Refinitiv) and Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP. Laszlo earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School, M.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS and B.A. from Haverford College.

Scott Buxton VP, FINANCE

Scott Buxton

VP, FINANCE

Scott Buxton

VP, FINANCE

Scott brings over a decade's worth of experience working in finance with technology companies. Prior to joining Datadog, Scott was the Corporate Controller of GitHub, Inc. for almost 3 years. While at GitHub, Scott played instrumental roles in obtaining Series B funding and preparing for their IPO. Prior to GitHub, Scott was at Deloitte & Touche LLP for a decade and left as a Senior Manager. While at Deloitte, Scott worked on divestitures, external audits and financial advisory for technology companies in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. He has been a part of many IPOs and S-1 filings as well as M&A on both the buy and sell side. Before leaving Deloitte he filed the IPO for Yelp, who was his client for 5 years.

Michelle Goldstein VP, CUSTOMER SUCCESS

Michelle Goldstein

VP, CUSTOMER SUCCESS

Michelle Goldstein

VP, CUSTOMER SUCCESS

Michelle Goldstein is the VP of Customer Success at Datadog. She possesses over a decade of experience in varying roles in sales, account management and leadership, but her main passion and focus has always been customer centric. Michelle has been with Datadog since 2015. Previously, she helped to create and build-out the Customer Success team at Applause, while serving as Customer Success Manager for that company's key accounts. Michelle holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Babson College where she specialized in marketing and management.

Alex Rosemblat VP, MARKETING

Alex Rosemblat

VP, MARKETING

Alex Rosemblat

VP, MARKETING

Alex Rosemblat is VP of Marketing at Datadog. Previous to Datadog, Alex served as the Product Marketer for Dell’s Cloud and Virtualization product family (via the acquisition of VKernel), bringing to market virtualization management and cloud monitoring software products. Alex has several years of experience with enterprise software and related technologies through product management, IT consulting, and pre-sales engineering with Symantec (via the acquisition of SwapDrive) and Epic Systems Corporation. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Commerce, specializing in IT, from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Dustin Lawler VP, TECHNICAL SERVICES

Dustin Lawler

VP, TECHNICAL SERVICES

Dustin Lawler

VP, TECHNICAL SERVICES

Prior to Datadog Dustin was Vice-President of worldwide pre-sales at Nimsoft (acquired by CA Technologies in 2010) where he led a world-wide team of pre-sales engineers ensuring prospects received timely advice and best practice guidance on all aspects for the solution. Dustin is also an integral part of our product design and strategy working closely with our product management team.

Board of Directors

Shardul Shah

Shardul Shah

Partner, Index Ventures

Shardul Shah

Partner, Index Ventures

Shardul Shah joined Index Ventures in 2008, specializing in infrastructure, security, and software. Shardul is currently involved in the boards of Datadog, Outbrain, NGINX, Signal Sciences, and AttackIQ, and has supported investments in Moleskine, Squarespace, Dropbox, Centrify, Stack Exchange, and Koality (acquired by Docker). Shardul holds a BA in Economics and a BA in Biology (with a specialization in Immunology) from the University of Chicago.

Dev Ittycheria

Dev Ittycheria

President and CEO, MongoDB

Dev Ittycheria

President and CEO, MongoDB

Dev Ittycheria is the President & CEO of MongoDB, where he led its IPO in 2017—the first public offering of a database company in more than 25 years. Previously, he was Managing Director at OpenView Venture Partners, Venture Partner at Greylock Partners, and co-founder of BladeLogic, which was acquired by BMC for $900 million. Following this acquisition, Dev served as President of BMC, overseeing a business with $1.4 billion in annual revenue. Dev graduated from Rutgers University with a BS in Electrical Engineering, was honored with the Medal of Excellence, and was recognized by the School of Engineering as its 2010 Alumnus of the Year.

Michael Callahan

Michael Callahan

Co-founder, Awake Security

Michael Callahan

Co-founder, Awake Security

Before he co-founded Awake Security, Michael Callahan was CTO and Co-founder of PolyServe, which built mission-critical shared-data storage clustering software for Linux and Windows. A Greylock Partners portfolio company, PolyServe was acquired by HP in 2007. Previously, Michael served as Director of Advanced Development at Ask Jeeves, an early natural-language search engine. Michael graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University and was both a Rhodes Scholar and a Junior Research Fellow in Mathematics at Oxford University, where his research focused on differential geometry, topology, gauge theory, and the application of massively parallel architectures to computer vision.

Julie Richardson

Julie Richardson

Independent Board Member and Audit Chair

Julie Richardson

Independent Board Member and Audit Chair

Julie Richardson spent over 25 years on Wall Street as a specialist in telecom, media, and technology. She began her career with 10 years at Merrill Lynch, then moved to JP Morgan where she headed an investment banking group. In 2003 she moved into private equity as head of the NY Office of Providence Equity Partners, where she spearheaded many investments and buyouts. Julie chairs the audit committee at Datadog and serves on the board of UBS, The Hartford, VEREIT, and Yext, and is a Trustee of St Bernard’s School.

Matt Jacobson

Matt Jacobson

General Partner, ICONIQ Capital

Matt Jacobson

General Partner, ICONIQ Capital

Matt Jacobson is a General Partner at ICONIQ Capital, an investment and venture capital firm, where he has worked since September 2013 and sits on the firm’s investment and management committees. Matt currently serves on the boards of Snowflake, GitLab, Collibra, BamboHR, Braze, Sprinklr, Relativity, InVision, Highspot, and Intercom. Prior to ICONIQ Capital, Matt held operating roles at Groupon and investing roles at Battery Ventures and Technology Crossover Ventures. Matt holds a BS in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Olivier Pomel

Olivier Pomel

Datadog

Olivier Pomel

Datadog

Prior to founding Datadog, Olivier Pomel built data systems for K-12 teachers as a VP, Technology for Wireless Generation, growing the development team from a handful to close to 100 of the best engineers in NYC until the company’s acquisition by News Corp. Before Wireless Generation, Olivier held software engineering positions at IBM Research and several internet startups. Olivier is an original author of the VLC media player and holds a MS, CS from the Ecole Centrale Paris.

Alexis Lê-Quôc

Alexis Lê-Quôc

Datadog

Alexis Lê-Quôc

Datadog

Alexis brings a strong focus on technical elegance and operational efficiency to Datadog. Prior to founding Datadog, Alexis Lê-Quôc served as the Director of Operations for Wireless Generation where he built the team and infrastructure that served more than 4 million students in 49 states. As a member of the original “devops” movement, Alexis spent several years as a software engineer at IBM Research, Neomeo and Orange. Alexis holds an MS, CS from the Ecole Centrale Paris and has presented sessions on cloud monitoring and server performance at conferences including AWS re:Invent, Monitorama, DevOpsDays, Velocity, and PyCon.

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