The Team

Seymour Duncker | Founder and CEO
Seymour is passionate about data and making the web a better place for viewing and understanding data. Seymour has over 18 years of experience in pioneering new markets. Before launching iCharts, Seymour worked for SAP, was involved in two start-ups and built his own consulting firm.

Anil Jwalanna | CTO
Anil Jwalanna is enthusiastic and driven to provide key analytical insights and actionable information to business leaders that drive effective decisions leveraging innovative technology solutions. Anil has 15+ years of experience in architecting and managing technology portfolio. Prior to joining iCharts, Anil has held senior leadership positions across the globe for companies such as Allianz, ACC Capital Holdings, Deutsche Bank and Wipro. Anil has earned his MBAs from Haas Business School, UC Berkeley and Columbia Business School.

Rajesh Setty | Co-Founder and CMO
Rajesh is a serial entrepreneur, author and speaker based in Silicon Valley. Rajesh has a passion for bringing ideas to life with an emphasis on marketing and thought leadership. At iCharts, he is responsible for marketing, evangelizing and building thought leadership within the company. Rajesh serves on the boards of multiple companies in US and India. Rajesh has published nine books so far with his first book published when he was thirteen years old. You can follow him on his blog, Twitter or Facebook.

Deepak Deolalikar | VP Customer Development
Deepak is passionate about helping customers leverage the power of information. Deepak has been a consultant for over 18 years, 12 of which at BearingPoint and Capgemini, delivering business intelligence and information management solutions to many high technology clients like HP, Agilent, Cisco, Microsoft, Freescale, Epson to name a few. He completed his MBA at Haas School of Business and Columbia University.

Yorck von Obernitz | VP Sales Europe
Yorck is keen to help businesses make use of intelligent web services. Previously, Yorck was in charge of the multi million Euro Business Unit Industry Solutions at IFCO SYSTEMS N.V. Yorck also worked in Sales and Business Development for AG and THIMM Verpackung in Germany.

Dana Stanley | VP Industry Sales
Dana is a veteran market research industry practitioner, speaker and business development professional. He began his research career in the field of political polling, and he has subsequently worked for market research industry leading companies including Greenfield Online, Research Now and Synovate. Dana holds a B.A. in Psychology from Bowdoin College, and he has taken graduate coursework at the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland. Dana is also an Eagle Scout award recipient. He lives in the Portland, Maine, area with his family.

Hans-Bernd Dreis | VP Operations
Hans-Bernd has always been passionate about data visualization. Hans-Bernd brings over 15 years experience in engineering, data analysis and software development. Before joining iCharts Hans-Bernd worked for SAP AG, DESY and CERN. Hans-Bernd has run a small media company and is an active artist.

Girish Karachiwala | Chief Architect
Girish is passionate about creating simple technology solutions to most complex business problems. In his 12 years of experience in information technology, Girish has provided his technical expertise to enterprise level technical solutions for various business domains including pharmaceutical, banking and finance, securities, insurance, customer relationship management, mortgage, social networking and statistical data management, across India, Europe and US of A. His other passion is creating and mentoring high performance technical teams.

Guru Yellapur | Global Delivery Manager
Guru loves to build high-performance teams and leverage technology to help take customers’ business to the next level. Guru brings over 18 years of experience in progressive roles across the breadth of the Software field in both US and India. He has extensive experience in fortune 500 companies and has successfully led teams in translating business vision into technology solutions that deliver long-term results, saving millions of dollars and also trimming cycle times significantly. Guru brings domain knowledge in various areas including Retail, Human resources, Telecom and Manufacturing.

Guru is also credited with successfully establishing new departments and special initiatives to improve employee satisfaction rates in the organization.

Board and Advisors

Christian Fritsch | Board Member
Christian is thriving on helping businesses to become successful. Christian has over 15 years of experience as a venture capital and private equity investor both in high-tech, media, IT and telecom companies but also in traditional industries. Christian is currently focused on acquisitions of controlling equity interests in companies involved in the technology, telecommunications, media, and business services industries in Europe and the United States.

John Jerrehian | Advisor
Since 1972, John has provided venture capital, merger and acquisition, management, company turnaround, investment banking and financial consulting services primarily to high growth technology companies. He has been retained by venture capital firms and assisted with the analysis, selection and valuation of venture capital investments and completed many successful company turnaround and merger & acquisition opportunities. John was a member of the founding management team of Tymshare, Inc. and managed national sales, marketing and corporate operations for this highly successful computer time-sharing company. He assisted with several acquisitions, Tymshare’s initial public offering and founded and managed Tymnet, Inc.

Kathy Yates | Advisor
is a veteran Internet media executive, having started and led several Internet ventures since 1995. She is currently serving as the president and COO of Teachscape. Most recently, she was CEO of, which was acquired by Dun & Bradstreet in 2007. An M.B.A. graduate of Stanford University, she was formerly President and COO of which was sold to Dow Jones; founder, Vice President/Business Development and Interim CEO for Knight Ridder Digital; founding Board Member of CareerPath (now CareerBuilder) and Classified Ventures (parent company of; and Vice President/Product Development for

Bernt Wahl | Advisor
Bernt has several passions, including starting fun and innovative companies, teaching entrepreneurship, writing books on chaos theory and fractal geometry, and Internet search technology. Bernt is Industry Fellow and Alumni at University of California, Berkeley. Throughout his career, he has been involved with several start-ups and has taught over 1,000 university engineering students how to develop new product ideas. Bernt has started several companies himself, such as Factle Corporation, Datahunt and Dynamic Software, a company producing mathematical visualization software, and he has helped many others start their companies.

Wolfgang Dittrich | Advisor
has a vision to improve performance and perception of researchers through innovative chart creation techniques. Wolfgang is an entrepreneur with his own media and market research consultancy d.core based in Munich. Wolfgang is also the President of the German Market Research Association. He brings vast experience from earlier assignments such as Head of Market Research at Hubert Burda Media, a leading German publishing house, and TNS Infratest.