Customer-Focused C-Suite Appointments Bolster DataRobot’s Executive Leadership Team

Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Customer Officer, and Chief Data Science Officer poise Augmented Intelligence leader for continued growth

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DataRobot announced three key additions to its executive leadership bench, welcoming Sirisha Kadamalakalva as the company’s first Chief Strategy Officer and Steve Jenner, who steps into the role of Chief Customer Officer. DataRobot veteran Jay Schuren has been elevated from SVP of Customer Success and Enablement to Chief Data Science Officer, representing the deep talent of renowned data scientists across the company.

Today’s news follows the May 2021 addition of DataRobot’s CFO, Damon Fletcher and a trio of c-level appointments announced in June 2021. The executive leadership announcement also follows in the wake of DataRobot’s $300M Series G funding round, as well as the acquisition of machine learning operations platform, Algorithmia.

Sirisha Kadamalakalva joins as the company’s first Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) from Bank of America, where she served as Managing Director and Global Head of AI/ML, Analytics, and CRM Software Investment Banking. Sirisha has over 15 years of experience in the software industry and has served as a strategic advisor for disruptive companies on their IPO, M&A, and private capital raising efforts. In this new role, Sirisha will spearhead strategic initiatives across the company including corporate development, M&A, and strategic partnerships.

Steve Jenner joins DataRobot as the Chief Customer Officer (CCO). Jenner hails from Zscaler, where he served as Vice President, Worldwide Sales Engineering. Prior to Zscaler, Jenner held similar positions at AppDynamics, EOH, and HP Software, overseeing customer execution and delivery in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. As CCO, Jenner’s focus will be on delivering business value for DataRobot’s global customer base and ensuring their success. Former CCO, Marcus Braun, will take on the new role of SVP of Strategic Innovations, working alongside DataRobot’s CTO, Michael Schmidt.

Jay Schuren joins the executive leadership team as the company’s first Chief Data Science Officer (CDSO). Schuren joined DataRobot in 2017 as part of the acquisition of Nutonian and led the integration of its Eureqa’s software, which advanced predictive modeling capabilities to the masses. Since then, Schuren has played a critical role in building out the customer-facing data science teams and bringing the DataRobot Time Series product to market. As CDSO, Schuren will lead customer-facing data science teams and initiatives across the company, continue to support new and existing customer partnerships, and drive strategic opportunities.

“We are excited to welcome Sirisha, Steve, and Jay into these critical roles,” said Dan Wright, CEO of DataRobot. “These leaders further bolster our incredible team and enhance our ability to deliver AI solutions that drive superior business value for our customers. I look forward to partnering with Sirisha, Steve, Jay, and the rest of our team as we continue to bring the transformative power of Augmented Intelligence to leading organizations across the globe.”

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About DataRobot

DataRobot is a leader in Augmented Intelligence, delivering trusted AI technology and enablement services to global enterprises competing in today’s Intelligence Revolution. DataRobot’s enterprise AI platform democratizes data science with end-to-end automation for building, deploying, and managing machine learning models. This platform helps maximize business value by delivering AI at scale and optimizing performance over time. The company’s proven combination of cutting-edge software and world-class AI implementation, training, and support services, empowers any organization – regardless of size, industry, or resources – to drive better business outcomes with AI.

DataRobot has offices across the globe and funding from some of the world’s best investing firms including Alliance Bernstein, Altimeter, B Capital Group, Cisco, Citi Ventures, ClearBridge, Counterpoint Global (Morgan Stanley), DFJ Growth, Franklin Templeton, Geodesic Capital, Glynn Capital, Intel Capital, Meritech, NEA, Salesforce Ventures, Sands Capital, Sapphire Ventures, ServiceNow Ventures, Silver Lake Waterman, Snowflake Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, Tiger Global, T. Rowe Price, and World Innovation Lab. DataRobot was named to the Forbes 2020 and 2021 Cloud 100 list and the Forbes 2019, 2020, and 2021 Most Promising AI Companies lists, and was named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Advanced Machine Learning Software Platforms Vendor Assessment. For more information visit, and join the conversation on the DataRobot Community, More Intelligent Tomorrow podcast, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


Stephanie Rogers