Ahana, the self-service analytics company for Presto, has appointed Satish Ramakrishnan as VP-Engineering.

At Ahana, Ramakrishnan will report to Steven Mih, Cofounder and CEO. He will head up engineering and technical operations with a focus on advancing Ahana’s vision of simplifying ad hoc analytics for organizations of all shapes and sizes.

Satish brings over 22 years of executive experience to Ahana with deep expertise in developing data-focused SaaS services on public cloud providers, including AWS and Google Cloud Platform. Prior to Ahana, Satish was the EVP Engineering at Reltio running engineering and technical operations, where he managed the continued innovation and stabilization of their market leading Master Data Management platform while ensuring revenue growth and operating margin improvement.

“As vice president of engineering, Satish will be integral to helping build out Ahana Cloud for Presto to bring the power of the most powerful open source distributed SQL query engine to any organization. He brings extensive management, technical and organizational leadership to Ahana and has an excellent track record of building high-performing teams and data management services that deliver incredible value,” said Mih.

Ramakrishnan has held VP positions at startups like RiseSmart, PointCast, CoreObjects, etc. as well as at large enterprises like BEA and Comcast. He holds a B.E. in Computer Science from Mysore University.

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