Kaycee Lai

As the founder and CEO of Promethium, Kaycee has a proven track record of bringing new, disruptive technologies such as data de-duplication, data virtualization, and hyper-converged infrastructure to market. With nearly 20 years of experience in the technology industry, Kaycee has lead global operations & product management for both startups and Fortune 500 companies.

Most recently, Kaycee was the President and Chief Operating Officer for Waterline Data where he helped transform the company into a leader in the data governance space by growing revenues by 600% within 12 months. At Waterline Data, Kaycee worked with numerous global organizations in their efforts to automate data governance and prepare for GDPR. Prior to Waterline Data, Kaycee helped introduce hyper-converged infrastructure and software-defined storage to the market while at Virsto Software. During that time, Virsto’s revenues increased by 500% under his leadership, resulting in the successful acquisition by VMware. Prior to Virsto, Kaycee held senior leadership positions at Avamar (acquired by EMC for $165M), Delphix, and EMC. At EMC, he served as General Manager for a $120M business unit that was growing at 50% per year.

A self-proclaimed “data geek”, Kaycee began his career as a business analyst working with data, databases, and business intelligence solutions at companies such as EMC, Microsoft and The Federal Reserve. Kaycee graduated from Pomona College with a Bachelor’s in Psychology.