Donna Fernandez

Co-Founder and COO, MetiStream

Donna Fernandez is the Co-Founder & COO of MetiStream, a Big Data solutions & services company that has earned the distinction of being the first Certified Spark Systems Integrator and Spark Trainers in the DC area. With 20 years of technology expertise implementing complex data-driven solutions, Donna’s diverse background includes IT delivery, sales, and recruiting roles.  Donna started her career as a software developer and rose through the ranks to serve as a practice leader in both Federal and Telecommunications industries.  She has sold and managed programs as large as $20M+ including one of the largest data warehouses in the world. Donna now leads overall operations for MetiStream including service delivery, talent acquisition, marketing, Federal business development and Spark Training. As part of her role at MetiStream, Donna also leads two large Big Data meetups – the Washington DC Spark Interactive and the Big Data Healthcare meetups which together have almost 4,000 members.