Reltio is an award-winning SaaS company based in Silicon Valley that is at the heart of Digital Transformation for innovative Global 2000 companies. Reltio’s goal is to provide the mission-critical data foundation that businesses need to win in the experience economy. Reltio provides an agile, scalable, and smart Master Data Management (MDM) SaaS platform built on a cloud-native, big data architecture with graph technology and machine learning, called Reltio Cloud. Innovative Global 2000 companies, including 8 of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies, 2 of the top healthcare services companies, 2 top hospitality brands, and 3 global luxury goods companies, trust Reltio Cloud to manage the data that matters most to their businesses. They choose to work with Reltio because of product functionality and performance, roadmap and vision, and strong customer focus.
Reltio was founded on a single premise: Companies that leverage their data have a significant competitive advantage. Our CEO Manish Sood helped bring to market the first generation of Master Data Management (MDM). During that time he saw the limits of first-generation technology and the opportunities of building a new platform natively in the cloud. He set out to build Reltio with a vision to create a simple way for companies to continuously organize their data, through a Platform that uses that foundation of trusted data for recommended actions, and then measures results to learn, and improve business outcomes.
Leading tech giants —like Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google—have already mastered this by developing systems that allow them to put data at the heart of every decision, build analytics into operations, and continuously learn about their customers, products and their relationships. Every single day they learn and grow.
Despite billions in investments focused on the types of technologies used by these giants, the business goals have been largely unattainable for most enterprises until now. Reltio solves this with a platform that brings together the best of modern technologies, in a evolutionary way to achieve optimal business results:
1) Organize data across all sources and formats
2) Use machine learning to recommend actions and help make better decisions
3) Measure and improve operations
The Reltio Cloud Platform continuously improves data quality, create a closed loop between your business actions and new incoming data for relevant, actionable insight, and to ultimately measure and fuel your operations.
Developed natively in the cloud, Reltio provides all the benefits of cloud like simplicity, scale, and security. On top of that, Reltio breaks down data silos by providing a unified data set with personalized views of data across departments like sales, marketing and compliance. They can then confidently leverage the same data, continue to enrich, and be data-driven in their day-to-day business processes.
How Does Reltio Work?
Reltio believes that business teams need reliable, relevant access to information at their fingertips. We help companies turn their data into information and knowledge assets in the most efficient way, shattering the traditional notion that IT must combine multiple technologies to manage different types of data, and that business users must purchase standalone tools to do their own analysis.
Reltio manages all data types including multi-domain master data, transaction and interaction data, third-party, public and social data. Data is fused into a new breed of data-driven applications that business teams love to use every day. By combining operational and analytical silos teams can continuously collaborate to improve the reliability of information, receive recommendations through machine learning, relevant to their goals, and take immediate action, all within the same application. Information flows in a closed-loop cycle that continuously assesses and publishes outcomes to demonstrate value and refine recommendations for better results.
What Makes Reltio Different from Other Technologies?
- Master Data Management (MDM) Only Tools – MDM tools which have been around for 10+ years such as Informatica MDM (formerly Siperian) and even a new group of cloud MDM offerings continue to see MDM as a separate siloed discipline, requiring complex IT infrastructure, processes, leading to months and years of design and implementation, before reliable data can be made available to business users. Often the delivery latency of the information leads to stale data. Meanwhile business users typically have access to more up to date information as a course of their day-to-day operations. Legacy MDM tools do not allow them to provide feedback in a collaborative and controlled manner, effectively wasting valuable intelligence and competitive advantage. Business users and IT teams become equally frustrated, viewing MDM as a promise unfulfilled. Reltio’s platform has built-in next generation MDM as a foundation, but that’s just the beginning.
- BI and Analytics Tools – Today’s powerful and sophisticated visualization tools empower certain business users to get faster access to information on their own. Convergence of data at scale from multiple sources is now possible, however the data is not guaranteed to be clean and accurate prior to analysis. Looking at unreliable data may lead to wrong conclusions. Although many of these tools are designed for non-data scientists, they are still beyond the skill of field teams for their day-to-day operations. Additionally, these tools still require action to be taken in separate siloed operational applications, and do not automatically correlate results back to the analysis performed. Reltio helps make your BI and analytics tools better with an organized reliable data foundation.
- Horizontal Packaged Business Applications – Applications such as CRM, ERP, HR and financials are widely deployed for core business processes. However legacy design and process-driven nature of such applications provide a rigid structure that is hindering business agility. Many end-users question why in the age of consumer apps such as Facebook and LinkedIn, they are still stuck with enterprise applications that required labor intensive manual data entry, jumping between applications to get the complete view they need, and having to sift through complex patterns of information. Reltio offers a new breed of enterprise data-driven applications with relevant insights and recommended actions specific to their daily operations, allowing them to significantly improve productivity and outcomes.
- Big Data Infrastructure and Tools – Hadoop, HBase, Cassandra, Graph Databases, MapReduce, Spark and the continuous stream of new technologies designed to handle ever increasing volume, variety and velocity, have changed the way data can and should be managed. However stitching together all of the pieces required to have a complete end-to-end offering is a complex undertaking. Creating a data lake, integrating master data management, relationship discovery, and other disciplines, to support a wide variety of business needs across an enterprise is a multi-year endeavor. Not everyone has the resources, skills or budget to integrate, deploy and maintain applications, while keeping up with an evolving technology landscape. Reltio provides big data elasticity and scale, without the need to learn, manage and maintain infastructure.
- AI and Machine Learning Tools – The context of machine learning needs to be applied to your specific business and industry, with a focused set of benefits for each business users’ role in order for it to be accurately measured, so it doesn’t get labelled yet another (data) science project with limited value. Bolting on AI or ML into legacy master data management (MDM) systems, or using such MDM tools to feed downstream, disparate ML tools is a path destined for failure. Reliable data, relevant insights and recommended actions via machine learning needs to be seamlessly combined into one, single cloud application, delivering both analytical intelligence and operational execution. Reltio makes AI and ML better by providing a reliable data foundation, and a closed loop to feed new training data to improve ML algorithms.
Meet our Team
The Reltio team (ranked #1 in America for Leadership Team Diversity) has deep expertise in enterprise applications, master data management and big data stemming from their leadership at Informatica, Siperian, Veeva Systems, Kinaxis, Zuoara, PwC, Oracle, SAP and IBM.
Manish is responsible for the overall direction and management of Reltio. Prior to founding Reltio, Manish led Product strategy and management for the Master Data Management (MDM) platform at Informatica and Siperian. He is the co-author of the patent that revolutionized MDM through a global business identifier. During his career, Manish has architected some of the largest and most widely used data management solutions used by Fortune 100 companies today. Manish was recently ranked among the top 100 CEOs in America.
Jeffrey Schlesinger is responsible for finance, accounting & administration at Reltio. He has a distinguished career of over 20+ years in investment banking and asset management. Jeffrey was the senior telecom equipment equity research analyst & head of the European Technology Equity Research team at UBS AG, where he was also a member of Global Investment Research Committee. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of Denver.
FORD GOODMAN – CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER
Ford Goodman is responsible for Sales, Alliances, Customer Success, Services, and Support at Reltio. Ford was most recently Chief Revenue Officer for Gracenote and has served as a senior executive at Informatica, Oracle, and Informix. He was co-founder and CEO of Relevance Technologies, acquired by Documentum (EMC) and co-founder and CEO of Cloud9 Analytics, now a part of InsideSales.com. Ford holds a BSE in Civil Engineering from Princeton University. Ford is a 2000 Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Bud McGann is responsible for Global Sales at Reltio. Bud was most recently the Chief Revenue Officer at Crimson Hexagon responsible for global revenue associated with new and existing customers, channels and partnerships, account management, sales operations, and business development. Prior to that, he had executive roles in TideMark and Success Factors / SAP. Bud helped SuccessFactor grow into a billion-dollar business. During his 9+ years tenure, SuccessFactors IPO’d, acquired multiple companies, and was ultimately acquired by SAP for $3.4 billion. Bud holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Accounting from Drexel University.
Satish is responsible for engineering at Reltio. Prior to joining Reltio Satish was VP of Technology Outreach at CableLabs and Chief Innovation Officer at UpRamp. He has held various engineering leadership positions including Chief Strategy Officer at Kaybus Inc. and VP, Technology Development at Comcast. Satish holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from Mysore University.
Ramon Chen is responsible for product management and strategy at Reltio. Prior to Reltio, he was VP of Product Marketing for Commercial, which encompassed Veeva CRM, Veeva Approved Email, Veeva Vault and Veeva Network, at Veeva Systems. He has over 25 years of experience running marketing and product management teams at RainStor, Siperian, GoldenGate Software, MetaTV, Evolve Software, Sterling Software and Synon Inc. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Essex University.
Jakki Geiger is responsible for leading marketing at Reltio. Prior to Reltio, Jakki was the Vice President of Global Enablement at Informatica, where she played a key role in the company’s transformation and new go-to-market strategy, resulting in double-digit growth. Previously, Jakki led marketing at several venture-funded B2B software companies that were successfully acquired by companies like Oracle and Thomson Corporation. She holds a Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communication from Emerson College in Boston, MA and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from McGill University in Canada.
Renee Hollinger is responsible for employee success at Reltio. She oversees recruiting, employee development, and ensures our employees are happy and love working at Reltio. She has 20+ years of experience in Human Resources with a strong focus on culture, leadership, executive coaching, and employee development. Prior to Reltio, Renee was EVP HR for global tech company ironSource. She has also held HR leadership roles at Gap Inc., Levi Strauss & Co., and Warner Bros. Renee has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of California, Los Angeles.
Terence Runge is responsible for security and compliance at Reltio. Prior to joining Reltio, Terence held senior leadership roles at notable companies including Illumio, Blackbaud, Salesforce, and Symantec. He has contributed to numerous open source and commercial enterprise security products and patents in risk management. Terence is a board member of the Central Texas Cloud Security Alliance.
Eugene is responsible for leading legal at Reltio. He has 20+ years of experience as a business and technology attorney. Prior to Reltio, Eugene served in legal leadership roles at Docusign, Ten-X (formerly known as Auction.com), Zynga, and Yahoo! Before going in-house, he was a senior associate at Hunton & Williams. Eugene holds a BA in Psychology and Global Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a JD/LLM in International and Comparative Legal Studies from Duke University School of Law.
Manish Jain is responsible for leading the strategy and operations of Reltio India. He has 20+ years of experience in building highly scalable complex platforms and applications on SAAS/IAAS Ecosystem. Prior to Reltio, Manish founded and led the Indian Operations of Jamcracker, a Cloud Services company. Manish brings in strong people and product leadership and has built high caliber functional teams from ground up in a fast moving entrepreneurial environment.
John Olsen – VP EMEA
John Olsen is responsible for EMEA Sales and Operations at Reltio. He has a distinguished career of over 20 years in enterprise software and data management sales. Prior to Reltio, John led Informatica’s and IBM’s Financial Services MDM practice, where he played a key role in building their business and securing their largest and most strategic clients. Previously, John helped build several venture-funded software companies that were successfully acquired by companies like IBM, Oracle, FMR, Nuance and Thomson Corporation. He holds a BA in Advertising from Michigan State University.
MARKETING AND PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
Ajay is responsible for worldwide marketing at Reltio. Prior to Reltio he held senior roles at Veeva Systems in product marketing for Veeva Commercial Cloud, and overall demand generation operations. He was previously at Oracle, leading global product marketing for the Oracle BPM Suite. His deep product marketing and product management expertise stems from other leadership roles at large public enterprise software companies including KANA, Progress, and Amdocs. He holds an MBA in marketing and finance from Santa Clara University.
Anastasia is responsible for the architecture of the Reltio modern data management Platform as a Service (PaaS). She has extensive experience in big data and enterprise software architecture, including the design of core components of the Informatica Master Data Management (MDM) tool. Anastasia holds a MS in Computer Science from Chelyabinsk State University where she conducted research in the area of distributed graph computing.
SALES, ALLIANCES AND PARTNER SUCCESS
Scott is responsible for enterprise direct sales at Reltio. Prior to joining Reltio, Scott was VP Sales Master Data Management (MDM), Americas for Informatica. He has over 15 years experience in enterprise sales at companies such as Siperian (acquired by Informatica), SAP, and Agile Software. Scott holds an MBA from Auburn University.
John is responsible for worldwide Solution Consulting. He has over 20 years of experience with a proven track record in the enterprise cloud application space leading pre-sales teams at SAP, ServiceMax, SuccessFactors and Saba. He’s passionate about building, motivating and retaining high performing teams with a collaborative culture that strives for excellence in delivering solutions for customers. John holds a BS in Marketing and AS in Management from Bentley University.
SERVICES, CUSTOMER SUPPORT AND CUSTOMER SUCCESS
Ahmed is responsible for the success of Reltio customers worldwide. He leads the team that partners closely with customers throughout their journey with Reltio, ensuring that they maximize business value through proactive engagement, best practices and thought leadership. Ahmed has over 20+ years consulting, software pre-sales and solution development experience at prior companies including Strevus, Salesforce, Informatica, Siperian, IBM, PwC and Oracle. He holds a MBA in Management & Strategy from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
ENGINEERING, R&D AND SECURITY
Zoltan is responsible for engineering at Reltio. Prior to joining Reltio he was a key member of technical staff responsible for new products and architecture at Informatica and Siperian. He has over 17 years of design, development, management and leadership experience using a wide range of technologies throughout his career, with an emphasis on producing high quality products with on time delivery of milestones. He holds a BS, Mathematics and Computer Science and a MS of Computer Science from the University of Michigan.
Alexey Sidelnikov leads platform engineering for Reltio. Alexey is responsible for development of the highly-optimized core of the Reltio Platform. Prior to joining Reltio, Alexey worked on development of a wide spectrum of software technologies that range from Embedded Systems and Mobile devices at Motorola to building C++ IDE and compiler at Borland to Master Data Management platform at Siperian (acquired by Informatica). Alexey has a strong background in highly scalable server architectures and high performance computing techniques that was honed during his work at several Russian telecommunication companies. Alexey holds an MS in Computer Science from Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University.
Peter Bierfeldt is responsible for Reltio internal security compliance, as well as external certifications of Reltio Cloud. He has more than 20 years of industry experience, including leading complex, large enterprise IT programs and projects. He also has over 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, and has managed the global delivery of a multi-million-dollar IT program for a top 10 pharmaceutical organization. Bierfeldt comes to Reltio from Yard 3 Technologies, where he served as Practice Director, leading the Master Data Management, Security, Validation and Compliance Practice.
INVESTORS AND BOARD MEMBERS
Entrepreneurial innovation … funded
RELTIO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Manish Sood, Founder and CEO
- Ravi Viswanathan, General Partner NEA
- Jim Feuille, Partner Crosslink Capital
- Mike Gustafson, Independent – Former SVP & GM WD
- Hilarie Koplow-McAdams, Board Observer – Venture Partner, NEA
RAVI VISWANATHAN,GENERAL PARTNER, NEA
Ravi is a General Partner and focuses on investments in the software, internet, and fintech sectors. He also co-heads the firm’s Technology Venture Growth Equity investment practice. Ravi has led investments in Acquia, BloomReach, Boku, Desire2Learn, Forter, Gladly, Heap, MindTickle, Plaid, Placester, Reltio, SiteTracker, and Topia.
Prior investments include Braintree (acquired by eBay), Cyence (acquired by Guidewire), GlobalLogic (acquired by Apax Partners), MuleSoft (NASDAQ: MULE, acquired by Salesforce), PURE Energies (acquired by NRG), Tele Atlas (Euronext: TA, acquired by TomTom), and ViXs (TXS: VXS). Prior to NEA, Ravi worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. as co-head of the technology practice in their private equity group.
Ravi has also worked for McKinsey & Company, as well as Raychem Corporation, where he focused on research and product development in various materials systems. Ravi received an MBA from Wharton and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from UCSB where he focused his research on materials science applications. Ravi also earned a BS in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves on the Wharton Entrepreneurship Advisory Board.
NINO MARAKOVIC, CEO AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, SAPPHIRE VENTURES
Nino is responsible for the overall investment strategy, execution, operations and performance of Sapphire Ventures. After more than 20 years in various investing and operating capacities, Nino has participated in investments in more than 100 private companies and has held numerous board seats. Currently, he is a board director/observer at Inkling, Integral Ad Science, OpenX, Reltio and Tidalscale. He is furthermore closely involved with investments in Alteryx, Box (BOX), Feedzai, iovation, MuleSoft, Scytl and Square (SQ).
Before Sapphire Ventures, Nino was a partner with meVC Draper Fisher Jurvetson and IVF Ventures. Prior to venture capital, Nino worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Robertson Stephens. He has a BA in economics and psychology from Williams College and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Nino was born in Croatia, and has also lived in Austria, Italy and Germany before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area more than 20 years ago.
JIM FEUILLE, PARTNER, CROSSLINK CAPITAL
Jim joined Crosslink in 2002, bringing 20 years of technology investment banking and management experience to the firm. Jim’s prior positions included global head of technology investment banking at UBS, where he built a powerful global technology investment banking practice from scratch; Chief operating officer at Volpe Brown Whelan & Company, where he ran all aspects of the firm’s investment banking and brokerage operations and led the firm to record growth in revenue and market share prior to its acquisition by Prudential; and head of technology investment banking at Robertson Stephens, where he built the technology investment banking team into a leadership position in the industry.
GRAHAM BROOKS, PARTNER AT .406 VENTURES
As a recovering engineer (license to code was revoked in 2008, currently under appeal), Graham Brooks loves to geek out with techie founders. He joined .406 Ventures in 2007, after nine years of technology-oriented operating, investing and start-up experience. At .406 he focuses on early-stage investments in BigData, Healthcare, Digital Video and AdTech. Graham also runs the firm’s university outreach initiatives including the .406 StudentFellows program.
MIKE GUSTAFSON, INDEPENDENT BOARD MEMBER
For more than 25 years, Mike has served in executive leadership and management roles across infrastructure and software companies – public and private, startups and established companies – as well as high growth businesses. Among his deep operational and leadership experience, Mike was senior vice president and general manager of WD’s (Western Digital Corporation) Flash Platforms Business, and before that, served as CEO and chairman of Virident Systems (acquired by Western Digital). He also led BlueArc Corporation as CEO and board member, which was acquired by Hitachi Data Systems. Mike held senior roles in services, product, sales and marketing in a six year career at McDATA Corporation, which went public in 2002 and grew to more than $450M in revenues during that time. And early in his career, he served in various marketing and sales roles at IBM. Today, he is the executive chairman of the Board at ClearDB and is an independent board member at Druva.
HILARIE KOPLOW-MCADAMS, BOARD OBSERVER
Hilarie joined NEA in 2017 as a Venture Partner on the tech team, where she focuses on enterprise software and services.
An enterprise software veteran, Hilarie spent the last three decades at growth-stage technology companies in operating and board roles. Most recently, Hilarie was President at New Relic, responsible for New Relic’s growth strategies as well as leading global sales, marketing, customer success, support, and business development. Prior to New Relic, Hilarie was at Salesforce, where she was named President and led the company’s worldwide sales teams and focused on growing the business globally. Hilarie joined Salesforce from Intuit where she was vice president of direct sales for small business and a member of the executive committee.
Hilarie started her career at Oracle Corporation where she held a variety of roles over the course of 18 years, including senior vice president of Oracle Direct where she drove the company’s rapid growth in both the technology and applications markets.
Hilarie currently serves on the board of directors of BloomReach, Duo Security, Tableau Corporation and Zendesk Corporation. She is the Vice Chair of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and serves on the advisory council of the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. She previously served on the board of directors for Informatica Corporation. Hilarie has a master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from Mills College.
Reltio Advisory Board
JOHN KALTENMARK, INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT/ADVISOR
John Kaltenmark served in various leadership roles at Accenture for over 28 years, and more recently has provided consulting services to numerous C-level executives and their boards in the technology industry.
BILL BROWN, CIO/CISO AND CYBERSECURITY ADVISOR
Bill Brown is an accomplished IT security leader with experience leading global teams in start-up, mid-size and Fortune 1,000 companies with a focus on fostering adaptive change.