Meet the Team
Co-Founder, CEO, and Head Chef
Chris has more than 25 years of research, software engineering, data analytics, and executive management experience. He began his career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory and NASA Ames Research Center. There he created software and algorithms that provided aircraft arrival optimization at several major airports in the United States. Since then he has been a COO, CTO, VP, and Director of Engineering. Chris is a recognized expert on DataOps. He is the co-author of the “DataOps Cookbook,” the “DataOps Manifesto,” and a speaker on DataOps at many industry conferences. Chris has an M.S. from Columbia University and a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer Math Teacher in Botswana, Africa.
Co-Founder and VP Product and Implementation
Gil’s career has always been data-oriented, starting with collecting and displaying network data at AT&T Bell Laboratories, managing data at Sybase, collecting and cleaning clinical trial data at PhaseForward, integrating pharmaceutical sales data at LeapFrogRx, and liberating data at Solid Oak Consulting. Gil has an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University and a BS in Applied Mathematics/Biology from Brown University. Now that he completed hiking all 67 of New England’s 4,000 peaks, he is exploring Boston harbor islands via his sailboat.
Co-Founder and VP Services
Eric was bit by the software bug, early in his career, while working on Finite Element Analysis and implementing algorithms to model material deformation at high temperature. Prior to founding DataKitchen, Eric was the VP of Cloud and Data Services at LeapFrogRx, where he built a high performing data services team that had quality and process improvement baked into its DNA. Before that, Eric was a lead developer and software architect at Premisys Corporation, acquired by J.D. Edwards, where he helped develop a Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) platform for manufacturers of highly customizable products in a variety of industries. Eric holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University. He is looking forward to bagging all the 4k New England peaks with his young son.
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