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Transforming the way people use data

We developed the world’s fastest database for analytics and data warehousing and we want to use it to help you overcome your data pains and achieve your greatest vision.

Meet the company behind Exasol

We are a team of creative, forward-thinking technologists who are passionate about helping companies run their businesses smarter and drive profits by analyzing data and information at unprecedented speeds. We developed the world’s fastest database for analytics and data warehousing, and offer first-class know-how and expertise in data insights and analytics.

The economic predecessor of the Company was Exasol GmbH, a German limited liabitly company with its registered office in Nuremberg, Germany, that had been established on 1 September 2000 and was registered in the commercial register (Handelsregister) of the local court (Amtsgericht) of Nuremberg under registration number HRB 20262.

Exasol’s customer list includes more than 200 customers. In addition, a significant part of Exasol’s revenue (72% of the total revenue in the eleven months to 30 November 2019) is derived from recurring revenues through subscriptions and recurring support contracts.


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Executive board

Aaron Auld, Chief Executive Officer

Nationality: British

Initial Appointment: July 2013

Appointed until: November 2024

Function: Chief Executive Officer

Professional Career: Aaron Auld started his career at Exasol AG in August 2006, initially as General Counsel and Head of HR. In January 2009 he was appointed CFO and COO, and in 2013 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Exasol AG, Aaron Auld served as General Counsel at primion Technology AG and was responsible for coordinating the company’s IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Prior thereto he served as General Counsel for the global software business at Océ, now a Canon company. Previous to that he worked as an independent attorney.

Academic Career: Aaron Auld studied law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany, and graduated with the 1st State Examination and 2nd State Law Examination. He also completed the MBL postgraduate program at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, as the best in his class (Allumni Award 2003/2004).

Further Appointments and Mandates: No further appointments or mandates

as of 15 October 2021.

Mathias Golombek, CTO

Mathias Golombek, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Technology Officer

Nationality: German

Initial Appointment: January 2014

Appointed until: December 2022

Function: Member of the Executive Board and Chief Technology Officer

Professional Career: Mathias Golombek has been with Exasol since 2004. He initially was Head of Research & Development. In 2014, he was appointed as member of the Management Board and Chief Technology Officer. Mathias currently holds responsibility for the global Product Management, Research and Development (R&D) and Technical Customer Support functions.

Academic Career: Mathias Golombek studied computer science with focus on databases, distributed systems and development processes at the University of Applied Sciences in Wuerzburg, Germany (Diploma in Computer Science).

Further Appointments and Mandates: No further appointments or mandates

as of 15 October 2021.

Jan-Dirk Henrich, CFO/COO

Jan-Dirk Henrich, Member of the Executive Board and CFO/COO

Nationality: German

Initial Appointment: September 2021

Appointed until: August 2024

Function: Member of the Executive Board and CFO/COO

Professional Career: Jan-Dirk Henrich joined Exasol in September 2021 as Member of the Executive Board and CFO/COO. He leads all finance related departments including Accounting, Controlling, Legal/Compliance and Investor Relations as well as the Human Resource and IT functions. Jan-Dirk brings along 20 years of professional experience in the areas of General Management, Finance and Strategy/M&A, thereof 4 years in deployments in Asia and the US. Prior to joining Exasol, he worked as Vice President Controlling and Business Intelligence at publicly listed NEW WORK SE, a leading provider of HR Tech and Professional Networking services in the DACH region.

Academic Career: Jan-Dirk Henrich studied Business Administration at Otto-Beisheim Graduate School of Management (WHU) in Vallendar, Germany (German diploma). In addition, he studied at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, UK, and was awarded a Master of Science in Economics.

Further Appointments and Mandates: No further appointments or mandates

as of 15 October 2021.

Extended executive leadership

Donald Kaye, Chief Commercial Officer

Nationality: British

Function: Chief Commercial Officer, extended executive leadership team

Professional Career: Donald Kaye joined Exasol in October 2021 as Chief Commercial Officer and a member of the extended executive leadership team. He leads all go-to-market related functions including sales, marketing, customer support, and customer success management. Don brings along 20 years of professional experience gained in technology sales and marketing management, with senior leadership roles at companies in EMEA, North America and Asia. Prior to joining Exasol, he was Chief Revenue Officer for Ground Labs, where he worked across all company functions to scale out their global business and deliver growth and profitability while advising the board on business strategy and direction. Prior to this role, he spent nearly 14 years in sales leadership and corporate Enterprise sales management roles at Microsoft.

Academic Career: Donald Kaye holds a Business Management MBA from Putteridge University, now University of Bedfordshire, in the United Kingdom.

Further Appointments and Mandates: No further appointments or mandates

as of 15 October 2021.

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