Concurrent is led by experts who have collectively developed and delivered successful, high demand large scale enterprise software systems.
Gary Nakamura – Chief Executive Officer
Gary is Chief Executive Officer of Concurrent. He joined Concurrent in January 2013 to lead Concurrent through its next phase of growth. Gary has a highly successful track record including significant contributions to the explosive growth of Terracotta where
he was SVP & General Manager.
Gary is uniquely qualified to lead Concurrent given his extensive background in open source and commercial enterprise software.
Chris K. Wensel – Founder & CTO
Chris is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Concurrent and lead developer of the Cascading open-source project. Cascading is the de-facto standard application framework for building and deploying large scale data processing applications.
Chris has over 20 years of industry experience- focusing over half his career on big data and big audience style problems and technologies.
Paul O’Leary – VP Engineering
Paul joined Concurrent in June 2013 and brings more than 20 years of engineering and senior-level experience to the company. Paul is responsible for managing the Concurrent’s product development and product operations. He most recently served as founder and CTO of Quantivo Corporation, a cloud-based analytics and Big Data management company, which was recently acquired by Aggregate Knowledge.
Prior to Quantivo, O’Leary also held various vice president of engineering and senior-level roles at Privia, Inc., Proveer, Kontiki, Broadbase and IBM.
Brian Lazear – VP Product Management
Brian joined Concurrent in August 2013. Brian brings 20 years of Product Management experience and insight to Concurrent. He most recently served as Sr. Director of Product Management at F5 Networks where he was responsible for on premise and cloud firewall and security solutions. Prior to F5 Networks, Brian held senior management and product management roles at Juniper Networks, Verisign, and 3Com.
Brian was also an Executive Officer in the US Army – Corps of Engineers.