Team

Neil Carson – CEO and co-founder

Previously, Neil served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Fusion-io where he was responsible for company strategy, product definitions, roadmaps, corporate development and strategic partnerships and key customer acquisitions.

Prior to Fusion-io, Neil was Chief Application Architect at Dell, where he led the platform architecture team across MessageOne, Everdream, Silverback Networks and other acquired development groups. Neil joined Dell through the acquisition of Everdream where he was Chief Architect.

Neil has also held roles at BMC/Remedy and Liberate Technologies, including Principal Product Architect and Principal Engineer. Neil has served as a technical advisor for startups Oxygen Finance and Datera Inc.

Neil earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Software Engineering from Cranfield University.

Jim Dawson – Chief Revenue Officer and co-founder

Prior to Yellowbrick, Jim was at Menlo Ventures, where he focused on sourcing investments in the enterprise technology sector. He has twice stood on the podium of the New York Exchange and rung in venture-backed start-up IPOs, creating billions of dollars of market capitalization for investors. His expertise is defining and executing successful sales strategies in the enterprise technology space. Previously, Jim was the Chief Sales Officer at Fusion-io, Vice President of World Wide Sales at 3PAR, Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Scale 8, and a Vice President at Data General Corporation responsible for the Clariion storage business internationally, starting as a member of the original Clariion business unit.

Jim graduated from Weber State College with a BA in Economics and completed an internship working for the US Senate Committee of Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Jim has worked and lived in Washington D.C., Tokyo Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, London, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Cameron, Montana. Jim is fluent in Japanese and can make sushi.

In his spare time Jim guides fly fishermen near his ranch and is involved in other conservation organizations that have the preservation of clean water and fish at their essence.

Jason Snodgress – COO

Prior to Yellowbrick, Jason was the Vice President of Business Operations and Customer Engagement for the Enterprise Division at SanDisk, where he led the tactical and strategic planning for supply and demand. Jason joined SanDisk in 2014 through the acquisition of Fusion-io, where he was Senior Vice President of Operations. He was responsible for day-to-day operations including business operations and planning, global procurement, supply chain planning, manufacturing, logistics and customer program management.

He joined Fusion-io in January 2011 as Vice President of Corporate Development, responsible for M&A strategy, execution and strategic planning activities. Prior to Fusion-io, Jason held various roles at Micron, Numonyx and Intel in Strategic Business Development, Corporate Development and Product Development. He began his career in the RF industry working for TRW and Powerwave Technologies in product design, development and management.
Jason earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and holds seven United States patents.

Gary Orenstein – Chief Product and Marketing Officer

Gary leads product and marketing at Yellowbrick Data across marketing strategy, product marketing, growth, communications, and customer engagement. Prior to Yellowbrick, Gary was the Chief Marketing Officer at MemSQL a recognized leader in operational databases. Before MemSQL, Gary was the Chief Marketing Officer at Fusion-io where he led global marketing activities. He also served as Senior Vice President of Products at Fusion-io during the company’s expansion to multiple product lines.

Prior to Fusion-io, Gary worked at infrastructure companies across file systems, caching, and high-speed networking. Earlier in his career he served as the vice president of marketing at Compellent. Gary holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a master’s in business administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.