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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 a board member of the Cloudera Foundation. Working with partners around the globe, she and her team identify and support large-scale, data-driven opportunities to address the world’s pressing challenges in any area of critical need, such as in health, the environment, economic inequality, education and more. She is pioneering a foundation model that combines intellectual capital and private sector expertise with financial grants to help nonprofits realize impactful data capabilities. Previously Claudia was Associate Vice President at the Rockefeller Foundation, leading the organization’s Strategic Insights Division. Claudia also was a Vice President at DB Research, Deutsche Bank’s think tank for trends in business, society, and the financial markets. Claudia advises organizations and consortiums worldwide. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Trustworthy Data Initiative, GovLab’s Global Advisory Group and 100Kin10’s Strategic Advisory Committee. 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
Board Member

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 a board member of the Cloudera Foundation. Working with partners around the globe, she and her team identify and support large-scale, data-driven opportunities to address the world’s pressing challenges in any area of critical need, such as in health, the environment, economic inequality, education and more. She is pioneering a foundation model that combines intellectual capital and private sector expertise with financial grants to help nonprofits realize impactful data capabilities. Previously Claudia was Associate Vice President at the Rockefeller Foundation, leading the organization’s Strategic Insights Division. Claudia also was a Vice President at DB Research, Deutsche Bank’s think tank for trends in business, society, and the financial markets. Claudia advises organizations and consortiums worldwide. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Trustworthy Data Initiative, GovLab’s Global Advisory Group and 100Kin10’s Strategic Advisory Committee. 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 the Data Solutions Architect at the Cloudera Foundation. Before joining the Foundation, Hazem 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 startups. At the same time, Hazem stays active in nonprofit work. 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. Hazem has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in Information Systems from Metropolitan State University.

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

Lilly Giraldo

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Lilly leads the Cloudera Cares program, which builds a culture of philanthropy and community involvement at Cloudera Inc. The program provides year-round opportunities for Clouderans worldwide to have a positive impact in their respective local communities. Lilly has extensive experience in nonprofit administration and philanthropy and has spent the better part of her career working at nonprofits. She was an Associate Manager on the Sustainability Team at Khan Academy and a Program Associate at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, where she managed the logistics of a $20 million international grant portfolio. She also has 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.

Ananthan (A.B.) Srinivasan Data Technologist, Cloudera Foundation
Data Technologist, Cloudera Foundation

Ananthan (A.B.) Srinivasan

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As the Data Technologist at the Cloudera Foundation, A.B. helps nonprofit partners harness their data assets by using modern open source data management, analysis tools and engineering practices that improve their decision making abilities & effectiveness. A.B has worked on operating systems, distributed & networked systems and data & management platforms in roles spanning software development, data engineering, application & API design and establishment of build, testing and deployment practices at Apple, Geoworks, BEA Systems, VMware and Cloudera. In a previous nonprofit stint in 2005, A.B. attempted to establish 'iInfra4Dev' (Information Infrastructure for Development), a platform facilitating the development of information services relevant to low-income communities in India. A.B. has a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India, and a Master’s in Computer Science from Rice University, Houston, Texas.

Lilly Giraldo Program Manager, Cloudera Cares
Special Assistant to the President, Cloudera Foundation

Linda Tsai

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As the Special Assistant to the President, Linda executes on chief-of-staff functions for Claudia Juech to elevate the foundation’s impact. She manages communications for the foundation and facilitates day-to-day operations as well as longer-term projects. Linda is a veteran in nonprofit management, previously serving as Vice President for Strategy at The Tech Interactive and as Senior Communications and Marketing Director at the American Heart Association. Her first love was newspapers; she spent over a decade writing, editing and managing at publications including the Mercury News and the Miami Herald. She holds dual degrees in Journalism and Business Administration from the University of Missouri - Columbia.

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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