Leadership Team

Anindya Datta

Anindya Datta

Founder, CEO, Chairman

Anindya Datta is regarded as a leading technologist and innovator, with core contributions in best-in-class large-scale data management solutions and internet technologies. Mobilewalla has pioneered audience measurement in mobile apps by applying groundbreaking data science techniques on the industry's largest volumetric database of mobile app data. Prior to Mobilewalla, Anindya founded and ran Chutney Technologies, acquired by Cisco Systems in 2005. Anindya has also been on the faculties of major research universities and institutes in the United States and abroad, including the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Arizona, the National University of Singapore, and Bell Laboratories. Anindya obtained his undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, and his MS and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park. Anindya resides in Atlanta with his wife and daughter. His first mobile device was a Nokia 6510.
Jay Clark

Jay Clark

COO & Founder

Jay Clark brings more than twenty-five years of experience to Mobilewalla in leading global technology organizations through hyper-growth, transition, and turnaround environments. He has built and inspired teams in multiple geographies including North America, Western Europe, Southeast Asia and India.

His career spans the small product startup, mid-size and large multi-billion dollar company enterprises - privately held and publicly traded. Prior to Mobilewalla, Jay held global leadership roles in EDS, Syntel and CGI including sales, delivery, niche acquisition and full operational responsibilities.

Jay believes the ultimate success of any worthwhile venture is fully attributed to the team that is assembled, and then inspiring them to do great things. He holds a degree in Management Information systems from the Tennessee Technological University College of Business Administration. Jay resides in Atlanta with his wife. His first mobile device was a Motorola DPC 550 flip phone.

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Hugh McGoran

SVP Global Sales

Prior to Mobilewalla, Hugh served as Chief Revenue Officer for Magnetic, driving the company’s overall sales and client success operations. Hugh’s marketing, sales, and business experience includes roles as Senior Vice President of Agency Sales at comScore where he led business development for the company’s media planning, measurement and analytics technologies. Hugh moved to comScore from Turn, Inc. where he led the company’s sales team in the transition from an advertising network to a demand-side platform. Hugh has held leadership positions at Peer39, TACODA, Inc. (acquired by AOL in 2007), and Knight Ridder Digital.

Earlier in his career, Hugh was an agency art director, an early web designer and has taught graphic design at Temple’s Tyler School of Art and the Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. He launched an interactive division at Lorel Marketing in Philadelphia and built his first website in 1995.

Hugh holds a degree from Temple University. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and he lives in Stamford, Connecticut with his wife and their two daughters. His first mobile device was a PalmPilot.

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Venu Koganti

VP, Enterprise Sales

Venu Koganti is VP of Enterprise Sales for Mobilewalla, where he is responsible for building the Enterprise business in North America and driving customer success. Prior to Mobilewalla, Venu headed the GTM team for Bluekai DMP at Oracle Data Cloud. In this role, his team was responsible for signing up new DMP customers and ensuring existing customers were getting the most out of their DMPs. Before Oracle, Venu worked at Salesforce.com where he led the global Sales Engineering teams for Data Cloud, Analytics Cloud, and Marketing Cloud (Pardot). As part of the Sales leadership team, he worked closely with Sales leaders to overachieve the revenue goals significantly YoY. His experience working with enterprise customers, building teams that worked with customers on adoption and realizing value with the Salesforce platforms helped increase the Salesforce foot print across the various cloud portfolios. Venu is amazed at the amount of data (good and bad) that’s out there and how AI/ML technologies are making it easier to build a holistic view of consumers. In his free time, Venu likes to go to wine tasting events, checks out the best Pinot Noirs and Cabernet Sauvignons and is working towards becoming a part-time Sommelier. Venu holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a BS in Computer Science & Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Silchar. His first mobile device was a Nokia 8210.

Jay Sandhaus

SVP Technology

Jay Sandhaus is the SVP of Technology at Mobilewalla, where he leads the engineering team. He was most recently the CTO of PlayOn! Sports and the NFHS Network, where his team created the largest and most popular video streaming platform for high school sports. Previously, he led a team at Turner, where he built the publishing platform for Turner’s digital properties, including CNN.com,  NBA.com, and NCAA.com. Jay also wrote software for the Foreign Exchange desk at Goldman Sachs and led development of Emmy-award winning projects for the PGA Tour and NASCAR.com at Sportvision. Jay loves to learn new technologies and approaches, and especially enjoys the challenge of working with immense amounts of data. He serves his community as the treasurer of the Freedom Park Conservancy and organized the Friends of Freedom Bridge. He holds an MS in Computer Science from Columbia University. Jay’s first mobile device was a Motorola StarTAC.
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Leighton Cuff

Managing Director, Europe

Leighton manages sales and strategic partnerships for Mobilewalla across Europe. He has held previous positions as Managing Director, EU for I-Behavior (acquired by KBMG, a Wunderman/WPP company). Prior, Leighton worked as Head of Resellers at Transactis (acquired by GBG).

Working in adtech has provided Leighton with the opportunity to continue to push data forward as a means of bringing previously disparate business communities closer together. Leighton holds a degree from the University of Wales Swansea. He resides in London. Leighton’s first mobile device was a Mitsubishi Trium.

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Mitch Paletz

VP of Partnerships and Channels, US

Mitch is responsible for acquiring and managing all US channel and partnership relationships. Having been with Mobilewalla since 2014, Mitch brings more than 20 years of sales, business development, and management experience to the team.

Prior to joining Mobilewalla, Mitch was RVP of Agency Development for InMobi. Head of Publisher and Carrier Partnerships for Nokia Interactive, and founded the mobile marketing startup FountainMobile. Mitch holds a Finance MBA from Fordham University, and resides in New York City with his wife and two daughters. Mitch’s first mobile device was a Nokia.

Varun Chugh

Varun Chugh

Sr. Director, Product Management & Analytics

Varun strategizes, designs, and delivers data analytics and products for Mobilewalla from the ground up. Varun previously worked for Standard Chartered Bank where he first served in the management team of the bank’s technology center in Chennai as Executive Assistant to the Head of Technology. Later, he helped the bank meet the Singapore government’s compliance guidelines by implementing a trade surveillance program across all consumer banking verticals.

Varun finds that the tech industry allows him to reinvent himself, always working to solve new hard problems the industry is facing. Varun holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He resides in Atlanta. Varun’s first mobile device was an iPhone.


Joanna Georges

Head of ANZ

A stalwart veteran of the digital and data-driven marketing industry, Joanna manages the Australia and New Zealand territories for Mobilewalla, providing clients with proven, measurable engagement strategies. With more than ten years of experience delivering solutions to brands, agencies and digital publishers across the UK and Australia, Joanna has led teams and introduced new revenue streams to companies across the programmatic and data ecosystems.

Prior to Mobilewalla, Joanna was Commercial Director at iCumulus, a cloud-based lead generation business, and served as General Manager of Eyeota ANZ. Joanna holds an MBA from Deakin University, and resides in Sydney with her fiancé. Joanna’s first mobile device was a Nokia 3210.

Soumita Roy Choudhury

Soumita Roy Choudhury

VP of Sales, APAC

Soumita leads the revenue function in the Asia Pacific region. She is responsible for revenue forecasting, sales strategy and planning, as well as revenue generation for the region. Prior to her work with Mobilewalla, Soumita worked with InMobi and Exponential, where she helped build their business development functions.

Soumita is inspired by the industry’s rate of evolution, and enjoys being an agent for implementing change across the tech ecosystem. Soumita holds an MBA from INSEAD, and a degree in engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Silchar, India. Soumita resides with her family in Singapore. Her first mobile device was a Nokia 3310.

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