Alan is responsible for developing and executing Cloudera’s marketing and communications strategy to support continued business growth and brand awareness. Alan joined Cloudera in 2012 from Riverbed Technology, a public company that develops high performance IT infrastructure solutions. He was the first employee hired by the founders, and served as Vice President of Product Marketing for over seven years. With over 25 years of experience, he has held a variety of leadership roles in marketing, finance and operations at eight companies, half of which went public or were acquired. Alan holds a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering from University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.