VC-backed Kinetica appoints Mahoney as worldwide VP of solution engineering

San Francisco-based Kinetica, an instant insight engine provider for the extreme data economy, has named Michael Mahoney as worldwide vice president of solution engineering. Prior to joining the firm, he was the vice president of solution engineers at MapR. Kinetica is backed by Canvas Ventures, Citi Ventures, GreatPoint Ventures and Meritech Capital Partners.


SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kinetica, provider of the insight engine for the Extreme Data Economy, announced it has appointed Michael Mahoney as worldwide vice president of solution engineering. Mahoney will report to Chief Revenue Officer Robert DeMartino, and help drive the company’s strategic business goals.

“Kinetica is helping enterprises become data-powered businesses as they confront increasing complexity in both data sources and associated real-time analysis,” said DeMartino. “I am excited for Michael to join us as we grow and scale globally, building differentiated solutions across every industry that harness the power of extreme data.”

Michael has over 20 years of experience leading and developing highly skilled and professional Solution Engineering teams. Prior to Kinetica, Michael was the VP of solution engineers at MapR, transforming the team into an enterprise-oriented organization. He also spent 10 years at Oracle in various groups within Applications and Technology, focusing on driving Analytic solutions for their strategic customers. Throughout his career, Michael has also held various management and individual contributor positions at Transamerica Ins., Witness Systems, and Cognos. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business specializing in Management Information Systems.

Michael is enthusiastic about joining Kinetica and contributing to the direction of its Insight Engine. “I saw incredible growth in the accelerated analytics market, and with its unique patented, in-memory GPU database, Kinetica provides great advantages for businesses that want to run intensive, location-based analytics, streaming data analytics, and machine learning solutions,” he said. “I’m excited to be leading solution engineering at a company that is innovating and growing as quickly as Kinetica.”

Kinetica helps businesses build a foundation for thriving in the Extreme Data Economy so they can develop business strategies that harness data as a strength for profitable change. Since closing its $50M Series A round in June 2017, Kinetica has experienced rapid expansion around the globe.

About Kinetica
Kinetica is the insight engine for the Extreme Data Economy. The Kinetica engine combines artificial intelligence and machine learning, data visualization and location-based analytics, and the accelerated computing power of a GPU database across healthcare, energy, telecommunications, retail, and financial services. Kinetica has a rich partner ecosystem, including NVIDIA, Dell, HP, and IBM, and is privately held, backed by leading global venture capital firms Canvas Ventures, Citi Ventures, GreatPoint Ventures, and Meritech Capital Partners. For more information and trial downloads, visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.