A Team on a Mission

As a company comprised of business leaders and technology innovators we can’t ignore the fact that as data volumes are exploding, organizations are becoming strapped by the costs of continually adding resources to process this data in the cloud rather than fully tapping into resources they already have.

This is what inspired us to create Kazuhm — software designed to enable powerful distributed compute capability and to optimize any organization’s compute resources, whatever or wherever they may be.

Our Team

Kazuhm is a company built by engineers for engineers with the challenges of today’s geographically and technologically diverse organizations in mind.

 We understand the challenges of managing an IT infrastructure that meets the sometimes competing needs of multiple users and teams, securely, on time, and within budget.  We see the skyrocketing costs of managing data in the cloud and the lack of enterprise-grade choices for managing data and workflows without the public cloud.  The Kazuhm platform is the incarnation of all the “wishes” from our corporate IT experiences brought to life and delivered to users across sectors to address their most pressing concerns.


Navid Alipour

Board of Directors

John Davis

QA Engineer

Umang Desai

Senior Software Engineer

Victor Hernandez

Senior Software Engineer

Josh Jacobson

Director of Engineering

Dan Kepner

Director of Solutions Engineering and Business Development

Soowon Lee

Product Manager

Brooks Newberry

Software Engineer

Andreas Roell


Elizabeth Rose


Tyson Schroeder


Larry Smarr

Technology Evangelist

Rick Valencia

Executive Chairman

Zuzana Volny

QA Automation

Our Advisors

We benefit from the experience and advice from a group of advisors from across sectors including enterprise, academia, and government.

Chief Data Scientist and Director Cyber Infrastructure, San Diego Super Computer Center

Ilkay Altintas

CTO and Chief Digital Operations Officer, Hudson’s Bay Company

Stephen Gold

Retired CFO, Sony Picture Entertainment, Warner, Elektra, The Walt Disney Company

David Hendler

Chairman, Hawaiian Airlines

BOD, Berkadia

Larry Hershfield

Partner at 3Lines Ventures

Ashish Jain

CEO, IAG, Image Analysis Group

Olga Kubassova

Technology Entrepreneur & NED

Anastassia Lauterbach

BOD, CVS Health

Director, Portable Genomics, Inc.

JP Millon

Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert / Architect, USD

Ash Mozano

Director, Qualcomm Ventures

Rich Tapalaga

SVP and CIO, Petco

John Zavada

Kazuhm Life - Passion with a Purpose

We are a rebellious group of IT engineers that are bringing game back to the PC and the server – a tight-knit team that enjoys working hard and celebrating accomplishment together. 

We pride ourselves on creating an environment where outstanding talent across job functions can shine and individuals can learn, grow, create, and succeed.  Every person at Kazuhm is critical to our mission and has demonstrated courage and commitment.  We believe in each other, in what we are doing, and we believe we will change the way IT works.

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