company profile

Content Management Pioneers
Nahava was founded by content management pioneers, we literally wrote the book. We have built and managed some of the largest content management implementations and are currently focused on solving the hardest problems facing the industry.

Who we are

Russell Nakano - President

Russell is a co-founder of Interwoven. With over 25 years of software industry experience, Russell has designed and consulted on content management solutions for clients such as Morgan Stanley, Best Buy, Minnesota Life, Electronic Arts, Cisco, E*TRADE, and eBay. He has worked in operating system development at Taligent and Apple Computer, and developed highly parallel software at Digital Equipment Corporation.

Russell has four issued patents and five patents applied for. He authored "Web Content Management: A Collaborative Approach" (Addison-Wesley Professional, 2001). He holds a doctorate in Engineering-Economic Systems and a master’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Kevin Lindbloom - Vice President of Solutions and Services

Kevin has over 18 years of technology experience and most recently led the Regional Consulting teams at Interwoven. Prior to this, Kevin worked for PLATINUM technology, where he managed software development and implementations for clients such as British Airways, Cargill, Walgreens, JCPenney and Telmex. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Rick Wathen - Vice President of Sales and Business Development

Rick brings with him more than 23 years of enterprise application sales focused on scaling early-stage, technology software companies. The last decade has given him successful experience with content centric companies such as Interwoven, Venetica, Context Media and Plumtree. Maintaining extensive knowledge in commercial, state and local and federal sectors, Rick is responsible for directing Nahava's go to market strategies for sales, product marketing, and technology partnerships while focusing on customer satisfaction within the current client base.

Our Advisors

Peng Ong

Peng served as the president and CEO of Interwoven from 1995 through 1997. Prior to founding Interwoven, Inc., Peng was the co-founder and chief architect of Electric Classifieds, Inc.(creators of Match.Com). Peng is currently involved in various ventures as investor and advisor. He helps nurture technology startups in the United States and Asia, and fosters collaborative business opportunities between the two regions.

Sandeep Nawathe

Sandeep is the founder and Chief Technology Officer of Full Degree (, a product information management company. Sandeep co-founded StarPoint, Inc., an ad-serving company now known as CMGI/AdForce. Sandeep designed and developed the AdForce system, which has since become the world's largest independent ad-serving platform. He plays an active role in the development of XML standards. He is a member of the W3C Advisory Committee.

Mike Danaher (Corporate Counsel)

Mike is a corporate partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the leading law firm representing technology companies. He works with companies in various fields, such as communications, semiconductor, software and other high technology industries. He handles general corporate matters and transactions, including private financings, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions. Representative clients include ArrayComm Incorporated, Aurora Networks, BlueArc Corporation, Centillium Technology Corporation, Cirrus Logic, Inc., Cronos Integrated Microsystems (sold in 2000), EmpowerTel Networks, Inc., and Lara Networks, Inc.

Carlos Villarreal

Carlos is currently Practice Director for Strategy Consulting at GlassHouse Technologies ( GlassHouse provides data protection and storage management services, from consulting to operational services. Prior to GlassHouse, Carlos was the Americas Solutions Development Manager for Enterprise Content Management and Enterprise Portals at EDS, and before that, was a co-founder of a content management focused consulting firm. Carlos has extensive experience in the planning, oversight and implementation of numerous content management and portal systems, and has extensive experience in growing and managing consulting practices.