Leadership

Srikanth Thirumalai

General Manager, A9

Matt Battles

Vice President, Ad Technologies

Matt Battles serves as A9.com's Vice President of Ad Technologies. Matt joined A9.com in 2004, and has held roles in Finance as well as Sales and Marketing. After leaving to help launch another company in 2007, Matt returned to A9.com in 2010.

Matt brings over 10 years of tech industry experience, within a wide range of disciplines.

Prior to joining A9.com, Matt worked in Business Development at Amazon.com. He also served as COO at Voleon Capital Management LP, currently located in Berkeley, California, where he helped launch the company and its statistical arbitrage trading operations.

Previously, Matt worked at D. E. Shaw & Co., where he focused on the company's internet initiatives; as SVP Product Development at Juno Online Services, he helped launch the company's ISP and the first advertising-supported free e-mail service.

Matt holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BA from Yale University.

Gautam Bhargava

Vice President, Visual Search

Gautam Bhargava joined A9.com in 2009 as Vice President of Visual Search.

Most recently, Gautam served as CEO of SnapTell, a company he co-founded. Gautam also co-founded Vialto Corporation (acquired by Cisco), where he was the CTO & VP Engineering. In his previous roles, Gautam held senior kernel-engineering and management positions at TimesTen Performance Software, IBM Silicon Valley Lab and Silicon Graphics.

For more than 20 years, Gautam has been a part of teams that build innovative software solutions. Gautam holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Iowa State University, and a B.Tech. in Computer Science from IIT, Kanpur. He has been granted twenty-one patents as co-inventor in the area of data mining and database technology and published papers in prestigious journals such as TKDE, SIGMOD, etc.

Roie Chizik

Vice President, Finance

Roie Chizik joined A9.com in 2014 where he serves as Vice President of Finance.

Roie brings over 15 years of finance and operational experience to his role at A9.com. In addition to contributing to overall business planning and providing leadership for strategic initiatives, Roie leads financial planning, analysis and accounting for A9.com. Roie also oversees facilities, administration and legal.

Prior to joining A9.com, Roie worked at The Walt Disney Company, where he served as the VP Finance for Mobile and Social games. Roie also held a wide range of finance roles at Electronic Arts (EA) and at BEA Systems (now part of Oracle). Prior to his MBA, Roie served as an Investment Banking Analyst and as an officer and instructor in the Israeli Navy.

Roie holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He also graduated Cum Laude from The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Israel, where he earned dual degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration (major in Finance) and a Bachelor of Law - LL.B (J.D. equivalent).

Diana Sutter

Vice President, Human Resources

Diana Sutter joined A9.com in 2003 as Vice President of Human Resources.

Diana brings 20 years of human resources experience to the company where she defines and implements all aspects of HR strategy, operations, and programs.

Prior to joining A9.com, Diana led human resources and organizational development teams for companies such as Netcentives, Post Communications, Inc., Tenth Planet Explorations, and Summit Organization, Inc. Building and implementing human resource and operations infrastructures that can support rapid company growth in addition to effectively orchestrating corporate change is her passion.

Diana holds a B.S. in Human Services from the College of Notre Dame.

Marc Delingat

Head of Amazon Search

Marc Delingat joined A9.com in 2016 bringing with him 21 years of expertise in engineering and product development. He is experienced in creating planet-scale products and setting up engaged, cross-functional, diverse, and international teams to build them. His broad skill set includes engineering, applied science, product management, user experience & design, localization, program management, analytics, and operations.

Prior to joining A9.com, Marc worked for 13 years at eBay in several critical leadership roles centered around technological innovation at a global scale. Prior to eBay Marc held senior positions at Cambridge Technology Partners.

Marc holds multiple educational certifications including an advanced degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the Technical University in Munich.

David Dubinski

Director, Search Technology

David Dubinksi joined A9.com in 2008 where he serves as a Director in Amazon Search Technologies.

Prior to joining A9, David held infrastructure and security leadership positions at Harris myCFO, was a security engineer at Netscape and a consultant at Accenture specializing in enterprise infrastructure and security.

David holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

David brings over 20 years of software development, infrastructure design and management, and security operations to his role at A9.com. In addition to contributing to overall business planning and providing leadership for strategic initiatives, he leads the technical organization that designs, builds, tests, and supports the foundation that powers Amazon Search.

A9 is a true powerhouse of talent and expertise, and our team has real impact; so we work hard at maintaining our small company feel: people know each other, collaborate and learn from one another. It is this unusual mix that makes A9 a unique place. Diana Sutter
Vice President of Human Resources