Ivan Batanov

Software Executive and Sailor in San Diego, California

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I manage the engineering at Tealium - the leader in real-time customer data orchestration solutionsand enterprise tag management. Before TealiumI was a Chief Technology Officer at Kyriba - the leading treasury management SaaS provider. Prior to Kyriba, I lead a world-class engineering development, infrastructure, and service engineering organization responsible for the global cloud platform supporting ServiceNow’s SaaS products.

Before ServiceNow, I spent two years at Microsoft with where I was responsible for building Microsoft’s cloud computing platform - Windows Azure. I was in charge of setting the strategic direction, product management and software development of several services within Windows Azure. Prior to Microsoft, I was Director of Systems Engineering at Yahoo!, responsible for the software development, global technology operations, and infrastructure providing content delivery, virtualization, and provisioning solutions for one of the most popular destinations on the Internet.

I spent also spent several years as a strategy consultant, with a focus on emerging content and service providers. Among my customers were most of the top-tier social networks, network, and content delivery providers.

Before becoming a consultant I spent five years managing engineering and operations at Earthlink, Inc, helping the company become a leading communication services service provider.

With over 25 years of industry experience, I have extensive expertise in strategy, product management, and software development, and a rare blend of business acumen, leadership, and technical expertise.

Born and raised in Bulgaria, in my spare time, I am a competitive offshore sailor and an avid music lover. I love spending time with my son, racing, sailing, and working on my sailboat "Zero Gravity", weightlifting, and discussing world economics.

I have a degree in CS from the University of Sofia and an MBA from UC – Irvine.

  • Work
    • Tealium
  • Education
    • Paul Merage School of Business
    • University of Sofia