Listwin and Heiliger Join Clustrix Board

Clustrix, which is backed Sequoia Capital and U.S. Venture Partners, said Monday that both John Listwin and Jonathan Heiliger have joined its board. Listwin, who is also an investor of Clustrix, was executive VP of Cisco and is the founder and chairman of Canary Foundation. Heiliger is the VP of technical operations at Facebook. San Franisco-based Clustrix provides clustered database systems.


Clustrix, the provider of industry’s first Clustered Database Systems (CDS) for Internet-scale applications, today announced that Don Listwin joined its board of directors and is now an investor, and Jonathan Heiliger, vice president of technical operations at Facebook, joined its advisory board.

Listwin was executive vice president at Cisco throughout the company’s rapid-growth phases, and is now founder and chairman of the Canary Foundation, the non-profit organization behind the Canary Center at Stanford. Listwin also sits on the board of Isilon, a global leader in scale-out storage, and Calix, a leading provider of broadband communications access systems and software for copper- and fiber- based network architectures.

“We are pleased to have two high-caliber industry executives become part of the Clustrix family,” said Paul Mikesell, CEO and co-founder of Clustrix. “Don’s expertise in growing technology companies into dominant positions by focusing on customer and market needs is particularly valuable to our company during its rapid revenue-growth stage. Adding his expertise to the team, while gaining perspective from a prominent technical and operational talent like Jonathan is a powerful combination.”

“Clustrix has built a truly impressive Clustered Database System from which Internet-scale businesses can benefit,” said Jonathan Heiliger, Facebook vice president of technical operations. “This solution can make it very easy for fast-growing companies to scale their infrastructure, and enhance reliability, while driving down cost and complexity.”

Over the last 10 years, Heiliger has advised and continues to work with early-stage companies such as Stardoll, Betfair, Cloudera and Cotendo. Prior to Facebook, he led the engineering team at, where he was responsible for infrastructure and building scalable systems. Heiliger was also chief operating officer at Loudcloud, which became Opsware and was later acquired by HP. Earlier in his career, he co-founded and was the chief technology officer of Frontier GlobalCenter, a subsidiary of Global Crossing. Heiliger went on to found Global Crossing’s corporate venture capital group.

About Clustrix

Clustrix is the technology leader in Clustered Database Systems for Internet-scale applications. Clustrix delivered the first solution that combines the high scalability of NoSQL key-value stores with the robust relational database functionality, immediate transactional consistency, and seamless deployment of SQL. The company is backed by top-tier venture capital firms Sequoia Capital, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), and ATA Ventures. To learn more about Clustrix, visit