About Alation

Alation’s enterprise collaborative data platform empowers employees inside of data-driven enterprises to find, understand, and use the right data for better, faster business decisions. Alation combines the power of machine learning with human insight to automatically capture information about what the data describes, where the data comes from, who’s using it and how it’s used. Alation is based in sunny Redwood City and funded by Andreessen Horowitz, Bloomberg Beta, Costanoa Ventures, Data Collective, General Catalyst Partners, Harmony Partners, Icon Ventures, and Stanford StartX. Customers include Albertsons, eBay, Pfizer, Square, and some of the world’s largest finance firms.

Executive Team


Anand Aidasani VP of Sales
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Anand is vice president of sales at Alation. Anand’s ability to articulate the Alation story and his passion for helping customers make the most of enterprise data is infectious. As both a leader and account executive, he has helped to drive strong revenue growth and forge trusted partnerships with clients. Prior to Alation, Anand held executive positions with NYSE Euronext, IBM and Deloitte Consulting. Anand has a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Public Administration in economics, policy, and public finance from Syracuse University.
Helen Foo VP of Product Management
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Helen is vice president of product management at Alation. As an entrepreneur, investor and experienced product management executive, she implicitly understands what it takes to create category leading products and enduring companies. Helen has nearly two decades of success in conceiving and managing innovative world class products. She was the founding vice president of products at DataYes, one of KPMG’s 50 leading Fintech companies operating in China, and one of the first product managers at Akamai, a S&P 500 company, and Charles River Development, a global leader in financial technology. She holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.
Ken Hoang VP of Strategy, Alliances & Customer Success
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Ken Hoang is VP of Strategy and Alliances at Alation. He has 25 years of technology expertise, including experience as a chief technology officer, chief executive officer and founder of enterprise technology companies. As the founder of Siperian, Hoang was at the forefront of leveraging metadata for data management and a pioneer in Master Data Management.
Aaron Kalb VP of Design & Strategic Initiatives
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Aaron is vice president of design and strategic initiatives and a co-founder of Alation. Passionate about user experience, he has spent his career crafting delightful and empowering products, with a special focus on natural language interfaces. Prior to Alation, Aaron worked at Apple on iOS and Siri, doing engineering, research, and design in the Advanced Development Group. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Symbolic Systems with a concentration in Human-Computer Interaction from Stanford University.
Stephanie McReynolds VP of Marketing
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Stephanie leads marketing at Alation. With over 15 years of data infrastructure and application experience, she has a track record of bringing new technologies to market and into the hands of business analysts. Prior to Alation, she was instrumental in building the first marketing team at the self-service data preparation provider Trifacta. Before Trifacta, she held senior marketing and product management positions at Teradata, Aster Data and Oracle. Stephanie earned a Masters and Bachelors in international relations from Stanford University.
Max Ochoa Chief Financial Officer & General Counsel
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Max is responsible for Alation’s finance, human resources, and legal departments. Prior to Alation, Max was general counsel, corporate secretary, and chief privacy officer for Turn Inc. Before Turn, Max was general counsel and vice president of human resources for the subsidiary of Cox Enterprises that acquired Adify in 2008, where Max was general counsel and corporate secretary. He holds an SB in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, an MS in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Michigan, and a JD from Stanford Law School. Max also serves on the Board of OneJustice, a California-wide social justice not-for-profit.
Satyen Sangani CEO
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Satyen is the CEO of Alation and a co-founder. In founding Alation, he aspired to help people dispassionately observe the world around them, empowering them to passionately work to improve it. Before Alation, Satyen spent nearly a decade at Oracle, where he ran the Financial Services Warehousing and Performance Management business. Prior to Oracle, Satyen was an associate with the private investment firm, Texas Pacific Group and an analyst with Morgan Stanley & Co. He holds a Masters in economics from the University of Oxford and a Bachelors from Columbia College.
Madhu Talluri VP of Engineering
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Madhu drives engineering for Alation. Coming to Alation from Microsoft, Madhu brings engineering discipline with his focus on innovation, release process and high quality code. At Microsoft he led the company’s Microsoft 360 partner program as group engineering manager and architect. Prior to Microsoft, Madhu was a distinguished engineer for over 9 years with Sun Microsystems. Madhu holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelors from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

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