CEO & Cofounder
James Rottsolk has spent much of his career as a senior executive in parallel and high-performance computing ventures. Jim was co-founder of Cray Inc. (previously Tera Computer) and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 1987 to 2006. After a brief retirement, he joined Microsoft Research from 2007-2011, where he held various roles in advanced technologies and technology strategy.
Jim began his career as an attorney and served as a partner in the law firm of Stoel Rives specializing in corporate finance. He subsequently caught the technology bug and joined Tally Corporation, a manufacturer of computer printers, as General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer. Tally was acquired by Mannesmann AG.
Jim holds J.D. and A.M. degrees from the University of Chicago. He received his B.A. from St. Olaf College.
San Francisco Bay Area Technology Exec and Entrepreneur, Charles began his career in tech sales at Oracle and co-founded Computer Training Source shortly thereafter. He followed this with successful runs at Novell/SuSE and Juniper Networks, where he was a top revenue producer. Charles then joined Neo4j as employee #11 in 2011 and was a pioneer in evangelizing and driving the commercial use of graph databases into the Fortune 100. During this time, Charles’ team was responsible for the majority of Neo4j’s global revenue and crossed several milestones along the way, including the launch of their SaaS offering across the top 3 Cloud Platforms, Graph Data Science deployment, and the largest funding round in database history culminating in a Unicorn valuation.
Charles holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from UC Berkeley.