Industry Veterans Bring Expertise and Insights to Hadoop Big Data Analytics

Gail Ennis

Gail Ennis


Gail Ennis is the Chief Executive Officer of Karmasphere. A 25-year industry veteran, she has deep domain expertise and executive-level leadership in scaling successful high-growth, global technology companies. Her experience reflects a blend of traditional enterprise software with on-demand, Cloud and SaaS approaches to quickly penetrate markets.

Previously, Ennis was the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Omniture, a leading SaaS web analytics and online business optimization company acquired by Adobe for $1.8 billion.

Earlier in her career, Ennis held executive sales, marketing and business development positions at BEA Systems and ORACLE Corporations. She earned a BS in Molecular Biology from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Martin Hall

Martin Hall

Founder & EVP Corporate Development

Martin Hall is Founder & EVP Corporate Development at Karmasphere. He brings a strong entrepreneurial track record and a history of pioneering new Internet technologies and markets. Prior to founding Karmasphere, Martin was a founder of Aventail, a leading computer security company acquired by SonicWall. Prior to that, he was the founding CEO of Stardust, an Internet technology services company sold to Penton Media. Martin has chaired and participated in a number of industry groups including WinSock, Quality of Service, Internet Multicast and Wireless Multimedia Forums. He holds a Masters of Computer Science from Staffordshire University in Stafford, England.

Sudhir Kulkarni

Sudhir Kulkarni

CTO and VP of Engineering

Sudhir Kulkarni is CTO and VP of Engineering for Karmasphere. He brings over 20 years of strategic product design, development and deployment experience to Karmasphere. Prior to Karmasphere, Sudhir was CTO of SellPoint, Inc., a video-on-demand online advertising and rich-media publishing company, where he was responsible for product development, quality assurance, SaaS deployment and a technical infrastructure serving 150 million unique visitors across 200+ leading e-commerce websites. Previously, Sudhir served as vice-president of engineering at LiveVox where he managed 24X7 datacenters and a globally dispersed engineering team. He was also managing director of Informatica India, vice president of engineering at Certive, Inc., and led engineering teams at BMC and Oracle. Sudhir earned his Master’s Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology at Chennai, and his Bachelor of Science degree from the Regional Engineering College in Warangal, India.

Mannan Latif

VP and CFO

Mannan Latif has over 20 years of experience in senior financial management. His background includes experience in public and private capital markets, structuring strategic alliances and corporate partnerships and experience in high-growth companies as well as turnaround situations.

He has completed over $700 million in debt and equity financings on a global basis and has been involved in over $1 billion in domestic and international M&A transactions.

Mannan was the co-founder of Evant (formerly Non-Stop Solutions), an innovative demand-chain optimization software company and was instrumental in the sale of a networking company to a public company. Having been the CFO of several emerging-growth technology companies, he also has operational experience in the areas of human resources, administration and legal. Mannan has an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from the University of Bombay.