Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Ali Kutay is a successful serial entrepreneur, executive and investor with 25 years of experience. Before founding WebAction, Ali was the Chairman and CEO of GoldenGate Software, the leading infrastructure software company for high availability, that was acquired by Oracle. Previously, Ali was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AltoWeb, Inc., a provider of e-business infrastructure software. He was an angel investor, President and Chief Executive Officer of WebLogic, Inc., the company that pioneered the Application Server technology which became one of the major building blocks of web-enabled applications. WebLogic merged with BEA Systems, Inc. and was acquired by Oracle in 2007. He was the President and CEO of Formtek, one of the first enterprise infrastructure software firms, founded in 1984 as a Carnegie-Mellon University spin-off and was acquired by Lockheed Corporation in 1989. He ran Formtek as its CEO under Lockheed Martin for 7 years. He serves on the boards of public and private companies and advises startups. Ali completed his undergraduate and masters degrees at Middle East Technical University and his PhD work at Carnegie Mellon University.
Executive Vice President
Sami Akbay is a founder of WebAction. Prior to WebAction, he served as the CEO of Altibase, Inc. – an in-memory RDBMS company with customers in financial services, utilities, and telecommunications. Sami was the Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for GoldenGate Software from 2004 through its acquisition by Oracle. Prior to GoldenGate, he served in senior product marketing and business development roles at Embarcadero and AltoWeb. He spent his earlier career in technical and consulting roles working at Rabobank Nederlands, Hearst New Media, American Stock Exchange, MediaMetrix, OneMain.com (Earthlink), and ALK Associates. He is a graduate of Rutgers University.
Executive Vice President, Products
Alok Pareek is a founder of WebAction, and head of products. Prior to WebAction, Alok served as Vice President at Oracle in the Server Technologies development organization where he had overall responsibility for product strategy, management, and vision for data integration, and data replication products. Alok also led the engineering and performance teams that collaborated on architecture, solutions, and future product functionality with global strategic customers. Alok was the Vice President of Technology at GoldenGate where he led the technology vision and strategy from 2004 through its acquisition by Oracle in 2009. He started his career as an engineer in Oracle’s kernel development team where he worked on redo generation, recovery, and high-speed data movement for over 10 years. He has multiple patents, has published several papers, and has presented at numerous academic and industry conferences. Alok holds a graduate degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Chief Technology Officer
Steve Wilkes is a life-long technologist, architect, and hands-on development executive. Prior to founding WebAction, Steve was the senior director of the Advanced Technology Group at GoldenGate Software. Here he focused on data integration, and continued this role following the acquisition by Oracle, where he also took the lead for Oracle’s cloud data integration strategy. His earlier career included Senior Enterprise Architect at The Middleware Company, principle technologist at AltoWeb and a number of product development and consulting roles including Cap Gemini’s Advanced Technology Group. Steve has handled every role in the software lifecycle and most roles in a technology company at some point during his career. He still codes in multiple languages, often at the same time. Steve holds a Master of Engineering Degree in microelectronics and software engineering from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK.