DataWalk is a software company focused on enabling customers to unlock the enormous potential value that’s hidden within their myriad of data sets. As our name suggests, our technology lets you walk through your data to help you find answers and discover non-obvious relationships.

The company has developed ten unique software technologies to power its products and deliver unique capabilities to our customers. To date the company has filed four patents and expects to file many more.

DataWalk is a US corporation headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

Leadership Team

Gabe Gotthard

CEO, DataWalk

Gabe’s role is to ensure that DataWalk effectively executes the correct business strategy, to build and support the DataWalk team, and ensure customer satisfaction. Gabe has 33 years of experience in various marketing, management, and executive roles for Enterprise products. Gabe was VP Marketing and Alliances at 3ParData (acquired by HP for $2.5B), where he formulated the concept of “utility storage.” Gabe also previously served as CEO of software startup Smapper, held various senior marketing roles at Hewlett Packard, and held various other positions including responsibilities in Sales, Systems Engineering and Product Development. He has demonstrated the ability to manage internationally based companies as well as to help create and promote new product categories within enterprise IT. Gabe has also advised executives at various other companies in Silicon Valley.

Krystian Piećko

Chief Technology Officer

Krystian is DataWalk’s Chief Technology Officer, responsible for the company’s overall technology vision. Krystian has extensive expertise in big-data technologies, database optimization, and complex data management systems. Krystian holds advanced degrees and several patents for data representation methods and techniques.  

Chris Westphal

Chief Analytics Officer

Chris is responsible for defining and delivering solutions that successfully meet our customer’s most demanding analytics challenges. Chris was previously Co-Founder and CEO of Visual Analytics Incorporated (VAI), providing data analysis solutions for law enforcement, intelligence organizations, and other sectors. Chris guided development and growth of the company until selling VAI to Raytheon, where he then became VP of Analytics. Chris has over 25 years of experience in analytics, and has authored three popular books on this topic. 

Bob Thomas

Vice President of Marketing

Bob is responsible for defining, launching, and promoting DataWalk products. Bob has over 25 years of marketing experience at leading technology companies such as HP and NetApp, as well as several high-tech startups. He has led teams through the process of conceptualization, go-to-market, launch, and ongoing marketing with dozens of high tech products, and has significant expertise in data analytics, Enterprise hardware/software products, and all aspects of high-tech marketing.



Kirk Bradley


Kirk was one of Oracle’s first employees, and is now Executive Technical Advisor at Oracle Corporation responsible for evaluating new technologies. He has extensive knowledge of systems architecture and strategies. He is also an Angel investor and has made investments in a number of companies, including DataWalk.

Corporate Information

DataWalk Inc.
2479 East Bayshore Road, Suite 205
Palo Alto, CA 94303
phone: 800 475 8139
D-U-N-S number 080791786
Primary SIC code 73720000
Primary NAICS code 511210
EIN Number 81-3403469