Leadership

Meet the team behind Denodo
Angel Viña

Ángel Viña

CEO & Founder

Angel Viña is the Founder and CEO of Denodo Technologies as well as the President of the Board of Directors at the company. Dr. Viña sets the overall vision and direction for Denodo. He also oversees the overall corporate strategy, operations and worldwide expansion of Denodo. He received his PhD in Telecommunication Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid in 1987. He was a postdoctoral research visitor at UCLA and Stanford University, and a professor at several universities.

Alberto Pan

Alberto Pan

Executive VP & CTO

Alberto Pan is Chief Technical Officer at Denodo and Associate Professor (now on leave of absence) at University of A Coruña. He has lead product development tasks for all versions of the Denodo Platform. He has authored more than 25 scientific papers in areas such as data virtualization, data integration and web automation.

Rocío Leal

Rocío Leal

Senior VP Global Operations

As Senior Vice President of Operations, Rocio Leal leads the day-to-day operations of Denodo to support the rapid growth and profitability of the company. She is responsible for global business planning and execution. Rocio has over 15 years of experience in enterprise software businesses worldwide. She holds a BA in International Business from Magee College in the UK and postgraduate qualifications in Management Accounting and Reporting from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in the United States and Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain.

Richard Walker

Richard Walker

SVP & Chief Customer Officer (CCO)

Richard Walker is the SVP & Chief Customer Officer (CCO) for Denodo Technologies. As CCO for past 2 yrs, he manages the Customer Success department responsible for assuring Customers achieve their business outcome from their investment.  Previous to that he was SVP Sales for the past 14 years.  He has over 20+ years of experience in Executive Sales, Deployment and Partner Management in enterprise software.  He has an MBA in Marketing from Golden Gate University and an Engineering degree from the University of Michigan where he graduated Cum Laude.

Suresh Chandrasekaran

Suresh Chandrasekaran

Executive Vice President

Suresh Chandrasekaran is Executive Vice President at Denodo. Before Denodo, Suresh worked in executive roles as general manager, and VP of product management and marketing at leading web and enterprise software companies and as a management consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton. Suresh received his MBA in 1990 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

Senior VP & Chief Marketing Officer

Ravi Shankar is responsible for Denodo’s global marketing efforts, including product marketing, demand generation, communications, and partner marketing. Ravi brings to his role more than 25 years of proven marketing leadership from enterprise software leaders such as Oracle and Informatica. Ravi holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Paul Moxon

Paul Moxon

Senior VP Data Architectures & Chief Evangelist

Paul Moxon is the Senior VP Data Architectures and Chief Evangelist at Denodo. He works with customers to help them understand the benefits of data virtualization and advises them on how the Denodo Platform fits into their information architecture. Paul has over 30 years of experience with enterprise middleware technologies with leading software companies such as BEA Systems and Progress Software. Paul has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northumbria University in the UK.

Daniel Lender

Daniel Lender

Chief Financial Officer

Daniel Lender, Denodo’s CFO, is a strategic and versatile business executive with 30+ years in the enterprise software industry and financial markets. Most recently, Daniel served 18+ years as a Public Company CFO with QAD Inc. through a successful transition to Private Equity. Daniel's earlier roles included VP Global Sales Operations and VP of Latin America. Daniel earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree from Cornell University.

Stephen Welles

Stephen Welles

Chief Legal Officer

Stephen Welles, Denodo’s Chief Legal Officer, is a skilled and business-minded corporate lawyer with more than 25 years of experience advising technology companies in Silicon Valley and elsewhere. Prior to joining Denodo, Stephen was senior counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. Before that, Stephen served as senior vice president and general counsel of Oplink Communications, an optical networking equipment company with more than 3,000 employees worldwide. Stephen has a law degree from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree from Boston College.

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