Caspio Leadership Team

Meet the team pioneering the world's leading low-code
development platform.

Frank Zamani
Founder, President and CEO

Frank became a refugee after fleeing Iran to escape religious persecution for his belief in the Bahá’í Faith. Overcoming extraordinary life circumstances, he received asylum from the United States and began a new life. Later, he earned a degree in Computer Science from California State University, Chico, where he is now recognized as a distinguished alumnus. He also co-founded Autoweb.com, which made a successful initial public offering in 1999.

A pioneer of cloud computing, Frank founded Caspio in 2000 based on the simple idea of enabling non-technical business professionals to build online database applications quickly and without coding. With Caspio serving thousands of customers in 150 countries, Frank is focused on the company’s next phase of growth. He remains passionate in his vision and dedicated to the satisfaction and success of every single customer.

Ioannis Kritikopoulos
VP of Engineering and Operations

Passionate about technology in general, particularly databases, Ioannis is obsessed with software security and reliability. Perhaps that’s why Caspio provides one of the most capable, scalable and secure application platforms available.

Ioannis leads Caspio’s strategic technology planning and day-to-day infrastructure operations, overseeing the company’s global engineering teams. Prior to joining Caspio in 2005, Ioannis was VP of Information Services at Autoweb.com — another Zamani company. Ioannis holds a BS in Computer Science from California State University, Chico.

Brian Metzger
VP of Global Marketing

Providing over 25 years of B2B marketing leadership experience within the information technology sector, Brian is responsible for overseeing Caspio’s global marketing organization.

Previous roles include Vice President of Global Marketing at Nominum (acquired by Akamai), Head of Global Marketing at iPass (acquired by Pareteum) and Head of Marketing, IT Security and Professional Services at Allstream (acquired by PwC).

A member of the Caspio team since 2017, Brian holds an MBA from Georgetown University where he graduated magna cum laude.

Sabina Tuladhar
VP, Technical Support and Customer Care

Sabina has been a Caspian since 2006 and is passionate about helping businesses succeed with Caspio. In her role as Vice President of Technical Support and Customer Care, she manages a global team that thrives on providing the best technical assistance and overall support possible for our customers.

Sabina holds an MBA with an emphasis on Information Systems from St. Cloud State University, Herberger Business School, and a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering from Moscow State Automobile and Road Technical University (MADI).

Napoleon Valdez
Director of Sales

Napoleon is responsible for driving Caspio’s sales, customer acquisition and retention strategy. With over 15 years of low-code and web database experience, Napoleon leads a team that is focused on helping organizations realize the value of Caspio’s market-leading platform and rapid application development services.

A member of the Caspio team since 2004, Napoleon holds a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from San Jose State University.

Valaine Anderson
Director of Product Marketing and Analyst Relations

A member of the Caspio team since 2004, and having expertise in both creative and analytical roles, Valaine drives Caspio’s market development activities and strategic projects with a focus on analyst relations and product marketing.

Valaine was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Minnesota, where she edited the university newspaper while earning her BA in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Bahareh Mahdavi
Director of Professional Services

Bahareh leads the company’s Professional Services organization. Highly acclaimed for their technical knowledge and expert development skills, Bahareh and her team are devoted to ensuring that every customer receives the services they need to bring their application vision to life.

A member of the Caspio team since 2007, Bahareh began her career as a teaching assistant at the Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus, where she earned her MBA and Master’s degree in Information Systems.

Dung Huynh
Director of Product Management

Dung is responsible for planning and executing Caspio’s product roadmap. He and his team are passionate about listening to customers and working collaboratively to create powerful features and innovative user experiences.

Dung has been with Caspio since 2007 and holds a BS in Computer Science with a Minor in Mathematics from San Jose State University.

Piotr Budzinowski
Director of Product Management

With over 12 years of experience building advanced software applications for desktop, web and mobile environments, Piotr is responsible for the architecture and execution of Caspio’s product roadmap with emphasis on UX and UI.

A proud Caspian since 2017, Piotr holds a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków.

Noah Ismen
Director of Information Technology

An IT industry veteran with 25+ years of experience, Noah is responsible for maintaining a secure and stable corporate IT environment and implementing new technologies to achieve business goals.

A member of the Caspio team since 2012, Noah has immense passion for Caspio’s core belief that non-technical business professionals can build online database applications quickly and without coding. He loves the fact that people from all walks of life use Caspio to build applications that change people’s lives and business outcomes.

The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Platforms For Business Developers, Q2 2019

Caspio is Ranked a Low-Code 'Leader' by Forrester

"The richest platform.""Deep functionality for enterprise apps.""Customers laud the product overall."

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