OUR TEAM

Our mission to help our customers to Be Data Strong

About Us

Switchboard enables enterprise business teams to be data-driven. When Switchboard’s co-founders launched Google BigQuery in 2012, they saw first-hand that the amount of data media companies were grappling with was rapidly outstripping their ability to utilize it. Switchboard was created to help solve this problem.

Our ready-made data unification platform turns disparate data into a single source of reliable, trustworthy information. Business stakeholders at Spotify, Meredith Corporation, The Financial Times, Pearson and others get a strategic data asset for customer insights and revenue operations, while their technical teams retain control without the burden of day-to-day operations. 

Be Data Strong with Switchboard.

Meet The Leadership Team

Michael Manoocheheri
 
CTO & Co-founder

Michael Manoocheheri

Michael manages Technology and Customer Success at Switchboard. He spent four years at Google building the BigQuery and App Engine developer ecosystem. Before the Internet of Things was cool, he created a real-time crowd reporting tool for Google's I/O conference connecting hundreds of wireless sensors. Prior to Google, Michael did startup engineering at ManyMoon (acquired by Salesforce), and spent a number of years working in digital broadcast media and technology publications. He earned degrees in Information Management and Biology at UC Berkeley.

Michael manages Technology and Customer Success at Switchboard...

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Ju-kay Kwek
 
CEO & Co-founder

Ju-kay Kwek

Ju-kay oversees Strategy, Sales and Product at Switchboard. He launched Google BigQuery in 2011 as one of the founding executives of Google's Cloud Platform business unit. In that role, he partnered with a Top-5 global agency to build the world's largest DoubleClick and Audience Analytics pipeline. Ju-kay also launched Google Feedback in 2010 and worked on Google's global data center infrastructure going back to 2008. Prior to Google, he did product management and engineering at Wily Technology, before its acquisition by CA Technologies. He cut his teeth on enterprise software at SAP. Ju-kay holds MS and BA degrees from Carnegie Mellon University.

Ju-kay oversees Strategy, Sales, and Product at Switchboard. He launched Google...

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Lauren Riera
 
Customer Success Lead

Lauren Riera

Lauren's brain is wired to pay attention to the tiniest detail making her the perfect addition to the Customer Success team. As a project manager she works closely with clients and the Switchboard Engineering team to ensure everything runs smoothly. Prior to Switchboard, Lauren spent several years working in fine arts museums honing her project planning and communication skills. When not working, this born and bred San Franciscan can be spotted celebrating the diverse arts and music scene that she grew up in and volunteering at community events. Lauren earned her Master's at the University of San Francisco, and her Bachelor's at Simmons College in Boston.

Lauren's brain is wired to pay attention to the tiniest detail making her the perfect...

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Topher Olson
 
Chief Architect

Topher Olson

Topher loves to code. He built the open-source distributed database TreodeDB. Before that Topher spent six years at Google writing tools to manage its data centers, fleet of machines, and multitude of services. Topher also worked at WebMD and Oracle. When not writing features, refactoring code, and sleuthing bugs, he can be found lifting weights, shooting photos and eating. Topher earned his Master's at UC Santa Cruz, and his Bachelor's at Carnegie-Mellon University.

Topher loves to code. He built the open-source distributed database TreodeDB...

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Zsolt Szabo
 
Infrastructure

Zsolt Szabo

Zsolt is happiest creating automated solutions, from a distributed build system at BEA Weblogic to network outage tests at Riverbed Technology. An all-round team player, Zsolt owned key automation while simultaneously supporting security and ops as director of DevOps at ContractWrangler. When not at gymnastics meets or hockey games, Zsolt can be found solving problems at a bay area climbing gym.

Zsolt is happiest creating automated solutions, from a distributed build system...

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Doug Sykes
 
Director of Customer Success

Doug Sykes
 

Doug leads the Customer Success team at Switchboard. He is a dedicated customer advocate, with deep experience guiding customers to successfully realize value from SaaS and data-centric solutions. Prior to Switchboard, he was building and growing Customer Success at Chartio, PagerDuty, WalkMe, BlueKai, and Adobe. When not working, he can be found spending quality time with his spouse and two toddlers - or, time permitting, playing/watching soccer. 

Doug leads the Customer Success team at Switchboard...

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Padmini Murthy 
VP of Marketing

Padmini Murthy

 

Padmini runs marketing at Switchboard and brings deep industry experience in brand, product, and demand marketing. She led marketing efforts at both high-growth SaaS startups and large enterprises like Oracle and Google. At these, she successfully initiated and managed re-branding, developed new global marketing programs, and built and managed global teams. She also ran a marketing agency to provide marketing advisory services to various startups. Padmini loves to work with nonprofits on specific causes like women, kids, and seniors and is a musician in her free time. She graduated with an M.B.A. in Technology Marketing from SF State University.

Padmini runs marketing at Switchboard and brings deep industry experience in brand...

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