About Us

Helping enterprises drive data culture

Who We Are

At Alation, we are a team that is passionate about creating a more curious and rational world by providing our customers with the tools to build a data culture.

From our product to how we operate as a team, we’re excited to change the world by combining machine learning and human collaboration to bring confidence to data-driven decisions.

We believe that enterprise data catalogs are core to building a data culture. Whether implemented at a Fortune 500 company or in a public sector organization, data catalogs will fundamentally change the way data consumers, data creators, and decision-makers find, understand and trust data.

Our Impact

Thousands of users across the globe — from analysts to data scientists and business users to executives, use Alation to bring confidence to data-driven decision making.
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faster time to insight
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Executive Team

Satyen Sangani
Chief Executive Officer
Satyen is the CEO of Alation and a co-founder. In founding Alation, he aspired to help people dispassionately observe the world around them, empowering them to passionately work to improve it. Before Alation, Satyen spent nearly a decade at Oracle, where he ran the Financial Services Warehousing and Performance Management business. Prior to Oracle, Satyen was an associate with the private investment firm, Texas Pacific Group and an analyst with Morgan Stanley & Co. He holds a Masters in economics from the University of Oxford and a Bachelors from Columbia University.
Joy Wolken
VP of People and Culture
Joy is Vice President of People and Culture at Alation. She oversees global employee engagement, development, and organizational growth. Prior to joining Alation, Joy was the vice president of people at Phantom Cyber, acquired by Splunk, where she led the company through a period of more than 300 percent growth. Joy has also served in leadership development, people operations, and talent acquisition roles at Kespry, BlueJeans Network, and Intersil. She holds BBA from the University of Miami Business School and an MBA from the University of Central Florida.
Aaron Kalb
Chief Data Officer
Aaron is co-founder and Chief Data Officer at Alation. He has spent his career working at the intersection of humans and technology to help people satisfy their curiosity and make more rational decisions. As CDO, his mandate is to promote data culture and data-driven decision-making within the company and around the world. Prior to Alation, he worked on Siri at Apple in the Advanced Development Group. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University.
Raj Gossain
SVP of Product
Raj is Senior Vice President of Product at Alation. He oversees product strategy, planning, and execution. Prior to Alation, Raj was vice president of product at ClearSlide, now part of Corel Corp. He held the role of vice president and general manager for Cloud & Mobile Collaboration applications at Cisco and ran global product management for WebEx. Raj has also held leadership positions at Yahoo!, Opsware, and Netscape/AOL. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Dave Kellogg
Acting Chief Marketing Officer
Dave Kellogg is acting Chief Marketing Officer at Alation. As the principal of his eponymously named consulting firm, he works as an advisor, consultant, and director at numerous enterprise software startups. Dave oversees all aspects of Alation’s marketing efforts. Previously, Dave worked as CEO of Host Analytics and MarkLogic, SVP/GM of Service Cloud at Salesforce, and CMO of BusinessObjects. He sits on the board of Alation, Nuxeo, and Profisee and is the author of a highly regarded software blog, Kellblog. Dave holds a BA in Geophysics and Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley and received his MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California.
Eric Chan
Chief Financial Officer
Eric Chan is the Chief Financial Officer of Alation. He has more than two decades of senior financial leadership experience. Eric leads all aspects of Alation’s global finance and accounting operations. Prior to Alation, he was CFO at Optymyze, Formation Data Systems, and Syncplicity by EMC. He has also held leadership positions at companies including SuccessFactors and VMware. Eric has a degree in Economics with a Specialization in Computing from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Junaid Saiyed
SVP of Engineering
Junaid is Vice President of Engineering at Alation. He leads the engineering efforts across the globe. Junaid is highly experienced in building cloud BI products for enterprises and growing globally distributed teams that deliver products at a rapid pace. Prior to joining Alation, he was VP of engineering and product management at Birst. He has also served as senior director of engineering at Domo Inc., as VP of engineering and product at Elastra, and has held technical leadership roles at EMC and Sun Microsystems. He holds a BS in computer engineering from Purdue University.
Bob Block
Chief Customer Success Officer
Bob is Chief Customer Success Officer at Alation. He is an expert at guiding customer success organizations through from strategy and thought leadership to support and account management. He is focused on improving the customer experience. Before joining Alation, Bob served as Chief Customer Officer at Jive Software and was a customer success leader at Limelight Networks, SuccessFactors, IBM, and PWC. Bob has a B.A.in business / accounting from the University of Washington.
Tim O’Neil
VP of Worldwide Sales
Tim is Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Alation. He has extensive software sales experience, including a decade building and leading sales teams at hypergrowth companies. As SVP of Worldwide Sales, Tim leads all aspects of the sales organization at Alation. Prior to Alation, he worked as CRO at Zoovu. Before that, as the VP of North American Sales at ThoughtSpot, he established the company as a market leader. He holds a BA in Business Administration with a focus in Management and Information Systems from the University of Colorado.
Kiran Narsu
VP of Business Development
Kiran is Vice President of Business Development at Alation. He has a 20-year track record of driving enterprise adoption of emerging technologies. Kiran is responsible for expanding Alation use among global enterprises. Prior to Alation, he was the CRO of Kasisto. He was also Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales for Digital Reasoning and led global sales for the risk and compliance applications at i-flex, acquired by Oracle. Kiran has a B.S. from the State University of New York at Albany.

Join the Team

To join Alation is to join a fast-paced, high-growth company known for its curiosity, product innovation, and industry leadership.

At Alation, we’re naturally curious. We never stop learning, never stop exploring, and never stop pushing the limits of what’s possible with data.

See how you can make a difference and learn more about our open opportunities to join the Alation team.


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