Callum Finlayson

Melbourne, VIC, Australia - +1(646)659-6469 -

I'm a data management expert, a citizen data scientist and love collaborating with people. I work hard to ensure my customers are getting the most value from the technology they own. I am familiar with most of the technologies organizations deploy to realise potential from their data. I have had the opportunity to work in Australia, the USA, Japan, Korea and Singapore in my career and in doing so, have developed a broad range of skills, ranging from being able to talk at a deep technical level through to C-level audience members (and I understand the importance of cross cultural communication).

I lead the APAC region for Customer Success at DataRobot currently An Automated Machine Learning platform.

Here are some examples of some of my work:


Director Customer Success - APAC


Managing a team of Customer Success Managers based in Australia and Singapore for DataRobot. Ensuring our customers are getting maximum value from the DataRobot automated Machine Learning platform

January 2020 - Present

Regional Director APJ


I moved to Singapore working in a leadership role to estabish the Paxata office and drive sales in key accounts. I was also responsible for working closely with our partners in Japan and Korea. At the end of this rolw APAC was responsible for 30% of the revenue for Paxata with only 5 fulltime exmployees.

January 2018 - December 2019

Senior Sales Engineer


Based in New York, and traveling extensively on the east coast of the US, sold Paxata into a number of key strategic accounts and assisted in starting the New York office of Paxata. In my first full year at Paxata, received the distinguised award of being "Sales Engineer of the Year".

September 2015 - December 2017

Solutions Engineer


Base in New York City, I worked with the sales team and partners to develop and perform customized use case driven demonstrations, scoped and executed technical proof of concepts and supported the sales process as a subject matter expert for Master Data Management (MDM), Data Quality (DQ) and Informatica Identity Resolution (IIR) and the Informatica platform.

March 2012 - August 2015

APJ Associate Product Specialist


I supported the APJ Pre Sales team to identify, create and close MDM opportunities. Additionally I assisted in technical discussions and proof of concepts to demonstrate and deliver the value of Informatica MDM.

April 2005 - February 2012


University of New South Wales

Masters of Business and Technology (Diploma)
February 2010 - November 2014

University of South Australia

Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
August 1998 - May 2004

UmeƄ University, Sweden

Bachelor of Informatics
June 2001 - July 2002


Programming Languages & Tools
Other Skills
  • Data Analysis using Python (Pandas, Numpy, Matlab), Java, Linux, AWK, Apache Spark, AWS (EC2, EMR, Lambda), Mongo DB.

My Approach
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, cross-cultural and non-verbal).
  • Proficient in demonstrating software and conveying complex concepts (electronically, whiteboarding).
  • Detail-oriented and technically focused with the ability to overlay competing priorities.
  • Leads through enthusiasm and dependability.
  • Scrappy, team player, willing to pitch in to do whatever needs to be done.


I'm a basketball player, a rock climber, a hiker, a runner, a snowboarder and a dad to 2 little ladies.

When forced indoors, I enjoy going to the theatre and video gaming.

Awards & Certifications

  • Paxata - Sales Engineer of the year 2016
  • Paxata certified - "Pax Pro"
  • Informatica Certified MDM Specialist