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Why we were created

We were born out of the commitment of Cloudera Inc., a software company headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in 30 countries, to empower more nonprofits to use data as a tool to achieve impact. When the company became publicly traded, management chose to mirror Pledge 1%’s model by donating 1 percent of the company’s equity, profit, product, and employee time to their communities.

Our board

Mike Olson Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Board

Mike Olson

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Mike (@mikeolson) co-founded Cloudera in 2008 and served as its CEO until 2013, when he took on his current role of chief strategy officer (CSO.) As CSO, Mike is responsible for Cloudera’s product strategy, open source leadership, engineering alignment, and direct engagement with customers. Prior to Cloudera Mike was CEO of Sleepycat Software, makers of Berkeley DB, the open source embedded database engine. Mike spent two years at Oracle Corporation as vice president for Embedded Technologies after Oracle’s acquisition of Sleepycat in 2006. Prior to joining Sleepycat, Mike held technical and business positions at database vendors Britton Lee, Illustra Information Technologies, and Informix Software. Mike has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Claudia Juech Board Member Cloudera Foundation
Board Member

Claudia Juech

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Claudia is the founding CEO and board member of the Cloudera Foundation. Previously, Claudia was an associate vice president at the Rockefeller Foundation, leading the organization’s Strategic Insights division. Working with grantees and partners around the globe, she and her team used data and information to identify large-scale opportunities to address economic inequality and critical challenges in healthcare, the environment, and cities. Prior to joining the Rockefeller Foundation in 2007, Claudia was a vice president at DB Research, Deutsche Bank’s think tank for trends in business, society, and the financial markets. She has a degree in information science from Cologne University of Applied Sciences and an international MBA from the University of Cologne.

John Martinez Board Member Cloudera Foundation
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John Martinez

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John has spent most of his career helping democratize investing, creating, and managing low-cost, high-quality index and quantitatively managed investment products. After serving as a senior executive at Barclays Global Investors for 13 years, John joined the board of directors of iShares exchange-traded funds in 2004, providing governance oversight for over 270 funds in excess of $1 trillion in assets under management. He also currently serves on the board of directors of Unison, an innovative residential real estate finance company that helps aspiring homeowners afford down payments and existing homeowners manage the equity in their homes. John’s experience in non-profit governance includes serving for nine years on the board of directors of Larkin Street Youth Services, a San Francisco-based organization whose mission is to provide homeless youth with housing and supportive services to become self-sufficient, and as a board member for Reading Partners, whose mission is to help all youth achieve grade-level literacy.

Our staff

Claudia Juech CEO of Cloudera Foundation
CEO of Cloudera Foundation

Claudia Juech

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Claudia is the founding CEO and board member of the Cloudera Foundation. Previously, Claudia was an associate vice president at the Rockefeller Foundation, leading the organization’s Strategic Insights division. Working with grantees and partners around the globe, she and her team used data and information to identify large-scale opportunities to address economic inequality and critical challenges in healthcare, the environment, and cities. Prior to joining the Rockefeller Foundation in 2007, Claudia was a vice president at DB Research, Deutsche Bank’s think tank for trends in business, society, and the financial markets. She has a degree in information science from Cologne University of Applied Sciences and an international MBA from the University of Cologne.

Hazem Mahoud
Data Solutions Architect

Hazem Mahmoud

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Hazem is a data solutions architect at the Cloudera Foundation. Prior to joining the Cloudera Foundation, he worked with some of Cloudera's largest customers in designing, architecting, and deploying the Cloudera platform on premises and in the cloud. Hazem has more than 15 years of experience working in systems engineering and devops roles, primarily in the banking, advertising, and mobile industries. He spent 10 of those years working on big data solutions for several San Francisco Bay Area startup companies. Since college, Hazem has been involved in nonprofit work. Most recently, he helped co-found and was a board member of a private high school in the San Francisco Bay Area that focuses on the holistic development of young men and women. The school focuses not only on academic excellence but on developing socially responsible and morally grounded youth that will go out to the world with a sense of purpose and empowerment to bring about positive change to humanity. Hazem graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science.

Lilly Giraldo Program Manager, Cloudera Cares
Program Manager, Cloudera Cares

Lilly Giraldo

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Lilly has extensive experience in nonprofit administration and philanthropy and has spent the better part of her career working at nonprofits. Prior to joining the Cloudera Foundation as program manager for Cloudera Cares, Lilly was on the Sustainability team at Khan Academy. From 2006 to 2014, she was a program associate at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, where she managed the logistics of a $20 million international grant portfolio. Before that, she worked at several public-interest law firms and was an investigator at the Santa Cruz County Office of the Public Defender. Lilly speaks fluent Spanish and holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from Yale University.

Lilly Giraldo Program Manager, Cloudera Cares
Data Technologist, Cloudera Foundation

Ananthan (A.B.) Srinivasan

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Ananthan Srinivasan (A.B.) is the Data Technologist at Cloudera Foundation, responsible for assisting nonprofit partners and grantees harness their data assets by using modern data management, analysis and engineering practices that improve their decision making abilities & effectiveness to amplify the impact of their missions and goals on their beneficiaries. A.B has extensive experience in the development and application of software and data technologies that include operating systems, networked & distributed systems and application design at Apple, Geoworks, BEA Systems, VMware and Cloudera. In 2005, A.B. ventured into the nonprofit sector when he attempted to establish 'iInfra4Dev' as an information infrastructure provider to facilitate the development of services particularly relevant to low income communities in India. Most recently, he was a Software and Data Engineer in Cloudera Inc. involved in the design and development of infrastructure and applications using Cloudera's Distribution of Hadoop (CDH) to improve efficiencies and outcomes in customer support management. Prior to that, A.B. worked on the monitoring and operations infrastructure of the Cloudera Manager to provide visibility into the various components of CDH. A.B. has a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India and a Masters in Computer Science from Rice University, Houston, Texas.

Our relationship
with Cloudera Inc.

While the foundation is legally independent of the company, Cloudera Inc. makes its technology and staff available to our grantees, free of charge. As a result, we can draw on the deep expertise of hundreds of corporate data engineers and scientists to assist our nonprofit partners. In addition, we rely on our own team of data technologists to provide continuous support and ensure that corporate volunteers with specialized knowledge are able to engage with grantee projects seamlessly. We are not a business development or sales arm of Cloudera Inc. targeting the nonprofit sector.

Our relationship
with Cloudera Inc.

While the foundation is legally independent of the company, Cloudera Inc. makes its technology and staff available to our grantees, free of charge. As a result, we can draw on the deep expertise of hundreds of corporate data engineers and scientists to assist our nonprofit partners. In addition, we rely on our own team of data technologists to provide continuous support and ensure that corporate volunteers with specialized knowledge are able to engage with grantee projects seamlessly. We are not a business development or sales arm of Cloudera Inc. targeting the nonprofit sector.

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