Executive Team


Andrew Ramm

President and General Manager

Andrew has nearly 20 years of high tech product and business leadership experience, with direct P&L ownership of more than $2.5 billion, representing tens of millions of customers in both B2B and consumer environments. He has led product management, UX, software development and market development teams across three continents and eight countries at top-tier companies such as Avid and Autodesk. His career portfolio includes driving business performance for some of the world's most recognizable product lines, such as AutoCAD, Pro Tools and the RealD ZScreen. Andrew holds a degree in critical reasoning from Humboldt State University.

Dave Sherfesee

Vice President, Strategic Infrastructure

Dave joined Alexa Engineering in 2000 and has spearheaded the design and development of distributed systems such as the Wayback Machine. Prior to his current position, Dave was Chief Revenue Officer, Vice President of Engineering, and Director of Crawl Engineering. Dave holds a B.S. in Physics from Louisiana State University. He was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship to attend the University of California at Berkeley, where he received his M.A. in Astrophysics. Dave also has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

Ron Shalhoup

Senior Operations Manager

Ron has over twenty years of experience in technical leadership roles. He began his career developing software but found himself also configuring systems and networks while working at Georgetown Medical Center and has since embraced IT Operations. At Alexa, Ron has designed and supported complex distributed systems that require automation, scalability, monitoring, and configuration management. He currently manages both the Operations and QA teams. Ron is passionate about continuous improvement and integrating systems thinking and principles of sustainability into all aspects of his life. Ron holds an MBA in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School, an MA in Demography from Georgetown University and a BA in Computer Science from University of Delaware.

Steve Dawson

Director of Software Engineering

Steve joined Alexa as a Data Mining Engineer in 2005. Prior to assuming his present role, he performed engineering duties for and was the technical lead on a variety of Alexa products. Steve received a B.S. in physics and a B.A. in philosophy from the University of California, Irvine, and his M.A. and Ph.D in astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley. Steve currently resides in Oakland, CA, where he enjoys scuba diving, rock and roll, and the pursuit of various adventures.