Who we are

Sharmila MulliganCEO & Founder

Sharmila has spent 18+ years building game-changing software companies in a variety of markets. She has been EVP & CMO at numerous software companies, including Netscape, Kiva Software, AOL, Opsware, and Aster Data. She drove the creation of several multi-billion dollar market categories, including application servers, data center automation, and big data analytics. She is on the board of Hadapt and Lattice Engines, advisor to numerous companies, large and small, and an active investor in early stage companies.

Dr. Timothy HowesChief Technology Officer

Dr. Timothy Howes, Ph.D., co-inventor of LDAP and numerous patents, leads innovation on ClearStory’s Spark-based data analysis platform. A respected entrepreneur and computer scientist, he was a co-founder of Loudcloud/Opsware and Rockmelt and previously served as VP of Engineering at Yahoo and CTO of HP Software and Netscape’s Server Products Division. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering, a Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, all from the University of Michigan.

Ali ToreChief Product Officer

Ali has more than 20 years of experience leading enterprise product development. Most recently co-founded and served as CPO and VP of Analytics at Model N, a leading provider of revenue management solutions that went public in 2013. He was a product and program manager at NetDynamics, acquired by Sun Microsystems, which pioneered the first Java-based application server. Ali earned his undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Northwestern University, and his graduate degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

George SpanosVice President Strategic Solutions

George has over 25 years of IT experience including 17 years with The Hershey Company where he most recently served as Vice President, Information Services, leading an innovative analytics initiative to further enhance Hershey’s position as an insight-driven company. His passion is inspiring people to apply technology in innovative and useful ways that achieve breakthrough business results. In his career, George has delivered value-creating technology solutions across the business system and has led numerous initiatives essential to the office of the CIO. He brings relevant and deep understanding of the issues and opportunities facing CIO’s in today’s age of exponential growth in technology.


Data inspires us. Our mission is to dramatically simplify accessing, exploring and analyzing data.


Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers
Andreessen Horowitz
Google Ventures
DAG Ventures
Khosla Ventures

Board and Advisors

Michael Abbott

General Partner, Kleiner Perkins

Shona Brown

Googler Emeritus

Michael Franklin

Director of the UC Berkeley Algorithms, Machines and People Lab (AMPLab)


Karim Faris

General Partner, Google Ventures

Anand Rajaraman

Founder of @WalmartLabs, Kosmix and Junglee

Marti Hearst

Professor in the School of Information at UC Berkeley


Adam Ghobarah

Engineering Partner, Google Ventures

Micheline Casey

Former Chief Data Officer of the Federal Reserve Board

Join us

We’re looking for great minds who love distributed systems, high performance data processing, information visualization and big data challenges. If you want to change how people explore, connect to, and analyze data, then we want to hear from you.

Join us and build the future at ClearStory Data.

Contact Us


ClearStory Data

4300 Bohannon Drive, Suite 200

Menlo Park, CA 94025

T 650.322.2408


Chicago Office

ClearStory Data

228 W. Kinzie

Chicago, IL 60654