The award for this week’s geek of the week goes to a serial entrepreneur who’s third consecutive startup has reached undeniable success. We mentioned him last week in regards to a $25 Million round of funding received, that brings their total to over $100 Million to date. Without further ado, this week’s geek of the week award goes to GoodData’s CEO, Roman Stanek.
Just to give a little context for those not yet familiar with this series: early this year, the CloudWedge team launched a feature called Geek of the Week. In this feature we award the prestigious honor of ‘Geek of the Week’ to someone from our news posts of that week we feel have done something that deserves special mention or praise. This is either directly through their actions or those of their companies. This award is a certification of honor as the receiver is considered to be a ‘cloud leader.’
Roman grew up in Communist Czechoslovakia, and the first time he even saw a computer was at the age of 25. Despite this, Roman has over 20 years of high-tech experience. He founded GoodData back in 2007, and prior to this had two other startup successes. He was the founder and CEO of NetBeans, which was acquired by Sun Microsystems in 1999; as well as CEO of Systinet, which was acquired by Mercury Interactive, later Hewlett Packard, in 2006.
This is not the first award Roman is receiving, he has also been recognized as an active voice on social media by the Huffington Post, as well as one of the “The 50 Most Powerful People In Enterprise Tech” by Business Insider.
Roman holds a degree in Computer Science from Czech Technical University in Prague.