Meet Our Executive Team
CEO and Cofounder
Sandy SteierSandy Steier CEO and Cofounder
With more than a quarter century of industry experience, Sandy is recognized as an innovator behind the adoption of advanced analytic technologies for Big Data. Before co-founding 1010data, Sandy was a Vice President and manager of research and technology at UBS North America, where he contributed significantly to the evolution of the firm into a leader in the use of advanced technologies. Previously, as Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers, Sandy led the effort to migrate mortgage-backed securities analytical programming from mainframes to workstations. Earlier in his career, while a Vice President at Morgan Stanley, Sandy was responsible for product development and analysis of fixed-income securities. He pioneered the research and development of many complex financial instruments and designed and implemented the software required to analyze them.
Chairman, CTO and Cofounder
Joel KaplanJoel Kaplan Chairman, CTO and Cofounder
A 40-year veteran of the technology and financial services industries, Joel is widely recognized as a leader in the use of technology on Wall Street. Before co-founding 1010data, Joel was Managing Director and head of research and technology for all non-equity trading at UBS North America. Previously, Joel was Managing Director and head of Global Fixed Income Research and Technology at Morgan Stanley and was responsible for that firm's widely recognized technological superiority. Earlier at Morgan Stanley, Joel led the Analytical Proprietary Trading Group (APTG), renowned for being the first to employ scientific methodologies to uncover and exploit inefficiencies in the stock market. Under his leadership, the APTG traded as much as two percent of the New York Stock Exchange's daily volume because of the high degree of real-time automation it provided. Earlier in his career, Joel spent eight years at IBM, where he was responsible for research, systems engineering and front-office analytics systems.
EVP and Chief Revenue Officer
Greg MunvesGreg Munves EVP and Chief Revenue Officer
Greg leads worldwide business development, sales, and strategy for 1010data. His strategic vision to promote the unique combination of 1010data’s big data discovery and sharing platform with scores of differentiated and complimentary datasets and industry driven analytical services has driven company growth to over 500 customers and facilitated a strong partner ecosystem comprised of leading data providers and ISV’s. For over 10 years Greg has focused on building and implementing firm-wide growth strategies. The development of these strategic growth initiatives has effectively expanded 1010data’s focus beyond financial services to include retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG), both supported by the development of a thriving data products business. Previously he led the financial services division, which grew to more than 100 customers. Additionally, Greg plays a key role in the operational management of the company. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Rochester.
Dr. Adam Jacobs
Dr. Adam JacobsDr. Adam Jacobs Chief Scientist
As Chief Scientist at 1010data, Adam brings both a generalist's multidisciplinary orientation and over 20 years of deep experience in high-performance scientific computing, functional programming, and parallel processing to the task of designing and building the company's core analytical functionality. Prior to joining 1010data, Adam was a computational neuroscientist at Weill Cornell Medical College and at UCLA, with earlier stints at Preference Metrics LLC in San Francisco, the Neuromorphic Systems Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Coopers & Lybrand LLP. He holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UC Berkeley and a B.A. in linguistics from Columbia University and has authored or co-authored over 15 scholarly publications in several fields.
T.C. FlemingT.C. Fleming CFO
T.C. Fleming brings to 1010data 20 years of corporate finance experience. Prior to joining 1010data, T.C. was a director in Duff & Phelps' Corporate Finance Consulting practice. Most recently, T.C. served as a senior advisor to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court on select finance and accounting issues arising from the Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy. Previously, T.C. was a Senior Equity Analyst with an alternative investment fund focused on small- to mid-cap investments. Earlier in his career, T.C. spent nine years working at Deloitte in their Transaction Advisory and Assurance practices. T.C. received his M.B.A. in finance from New York University's Stern School of Business and his BBA in accounting and computer applications (double major) from the University of Notre Dame. He is a certified public accountant licensed in Illinois and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Afshin GoodarziAfshin Goodarzi Chief Analyst
A recognized leader in the field of Big Data analytics, Afshin has led several teams in designing, building and delivering predictive models and analytical products to a diverse set of industries. Prior to joining 1010data, Afshin was a Managing Director of Mortgage Analytics at Equifax, where he was responsible for the creation of new data products and the supporting analytics to the financial services industry. Previously, he led the development of various classes of predictive models aimed at the mortgage industry during his tenure at Loan Performance (Corelogic). Prior to that he worked at BlackRock, the research center for NYNEX (present day Verizon), and Norkom Technologies. Afshin's publications span the fields of data mining, data visualization, optimization and artificial intelligence.
SVP, Retail & CPG
Jim MattecheckJim Mattecheck SVP, Retail & CPG
With a 30-year history of driving the performance and sales of enterprise and retail software companies, Jim joined 1010data in 2008. As a senior vice president and general manager at SAP, Jim was instrumental in helping the company enter the retail market, working closely with retailers during go-live projects on the SAP platform. As the leader of a retail-focused group at Oracle, Jim facilitated the introduction of an "architected best-in-class" solution for the retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) industries. In just three years, his leadership helped grow the business by more than 500 percent, allowing the group to capture 60 new global customers.
SVP, Financial Services & Data Products
Steve AlbertSteve Albert SVP, Financial Services & Data Products
Steve brings the skills he developed in the financial services industry to bear in leading the development of new 1010data solutions aimed at the financial markets. This industry has increasingly used 1010data’s cloud-based analytics platform to gain deeper insights into large data sets in order to improve business decisions.
He previously launched new information and analytics businesses at Equifax and MasterCard Advisors and grew them into multi-million dollar organizations that served dozens of buy and sell-side firms. Prior to that, Steve was head of Market Strategy for Equifax's Consumer Information Solutions business and an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company.
Jed AlpertJed Alpert VP, Marketing
Jed Alpert brings more than 20 years of international B2B marketing experience with technology growth companies to 1010data. Most recently he served as Managing Director of Global Marketing at Pertrac (acquired by eVestment), a global provider of hedge fund analytical software. Previously, Jed led global marketing for WebCollage, a SaaS based marketing solution linking manufacturers and retailers. Jed has also held management positions with Wolters Kluwer, the global business information service provider and InterWorld, the global ecommerce software company. Jed began his career in consulting with the Washington, D.C.-based Advisory Board Company and possesses an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and BA from Emory University.
VP, Data Partnerships
Natalie SeidmanNatalie Seidman VP, Data Partnerships
Natalie has over 20 years of experience in market research and financial services. Before joining 1010data, she led the financial services and public sector practices at NPD Group, a market information company. While at NPD, Natalie brought to market a number of data products for the financial services industry and launched the public sector practice. Prior to NPD group, Natalie held market research and finance roles at Citigroup and was an associate with the commercial practice of Booz, Allen & Hamilton (now Booz & Co.) Natalie has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Binghamton University.
VP, Consumer Insights & Partnerships
Heather DawsonHeather Dawson VP, Consumer Insights & Partnerships
Heather brings 25 years of enterprise technology delivery and product experience to her role of Vice President of Consumer Insights & Partnerships. Before 1010data, Heather served as Chief Customer Officer at conversion marketing company, Runa (acquired by Staples Innovation Lab) and Vice President of Marketing at cross-channel commerce company, Crossview. She also served as an executive at IBM in their software group, building and bringing many data driven solutions to market including DB2 and Websphere Commerce. Heather has spent the majority of her career focused on innovations around consumer engagement, multi-channel retailing, and working with retailers and CPG companies to better engage with their buyers. She holds a BS in Statistics and Actuarial Science from the University of Toronto, Canada.
VP, Retail Analytical & Technical Services
Chen PicardChen Picard VP, Retail Analytical & Technical Services
Chen joined 1010data in 2012 as VP of Retail Customer Service, overseeing the retail delivery and support team, which focuses on data analysis, report creation, and customer support. Chen spent 8 years at HSBC, holding leadership positions including Director of Private Banking IT North America and most recently Managing Director and Chief Technology and Services Officer, Global Banking & Markets in Latin America. As the CTSO, Chen conducted IT architecture review, implemented a new equity platform for the region, upgraded disaster recovery for mission critical trading systems, and supported a complete business continuity plan. Before HSBC, Chen worked as a Vice President in the Fixed Income Technology Group at UBS Securities, in the MBS Structuring Group at Lehman Brothers, and in the ABS Securitization Group at Prudential-Bache Inc.
Dan HorowitzDan Horowitz VP, Engineering
As VP of Engineering, Dan oversees our systems development and focuses on making 1010data the fastest, most reliable big data discovery & sharing platform on the web. He has been instrumental in scaling our solution to gracefully manage petabytes of data with world-class reliability and fast query response time, and has overseen multiple major version releases including versions 5, 6 and 7. Earlier in his 8-year tenure at 1010data, Dan worked on numerous critical development projects across the company including the Trillion-Row Spreadsheet and various MBS data products. Before joining 1010data, Dan was a developer at Accenture on the Global Architecture Team building custom enterprise management software. Dan holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Rochester.