Founding Team

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Cory Linton

  • 25 years experience in software, including 9 years at Microsoft

  • Most recently COO at School Improvement Network, where he helped grow the company from $2.5M to over $46M prior to exiting to a strategic buyer.

  • MBA from Columbia Business School

  • 5 patents

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Brian Kennedy

  • 23 yrs of development experience, 18 yrs management and startup experience

  • Oversaw the development of multiple AI, machine learninging, and Natural Language Processing applications, including several for blue chip cients such as Department of Defense, Department of Energy, the FBI and American Express.

  • Deep expertise in the Microsoft stack (client, server, and cloud, LAMP stack, general AI, natural language processing, deep learning, information security, and defense security.

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Co-founder / Product Strategist

Manoj Perumal

  • Led growth and product teams in Retail, education and healthcare industry 

  • Product and Software development experience at top tier international banks

  • MBA from Wake Forest University, BSEE from PSG Tech

Technical Advisors

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Kurt Dobson, PhD

  • Authored 64 U.S. Patents in optical, semiconductor, signal processing and artificial intelligence

  • Executives in multiple high growth tech companies

  • Over 40 years of deep learning, neural network, and artificial intelligence experience across numerous industries, applications, and computing platforms

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David C. Dobson, PhD

  • Winner of the Felix Klein Mathematics award

  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellow

  • 25 years of research experience in applied mathematics optimization in engineering and science

  • Widely published in academic journals

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Joseph R. Barr, PhD

  • Veteran data scientist with 25 years experience

  • Experience in predictive analytics, regression (OLS, logistic, generalized & mixed linear models), time series and forecasting, Bayesian methods, data mining, machine learning (boosting, bagging, neural nets, support vector machines, decision trees), computer vision and text analytics.

  • Chief Data Scientist and Chief Technology Officer at multiple companies

Board of Directors

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Randy Hales

  • CEO of Back to Basics, Mity Lite, and Zagg—which he grew from startup to over $500M,

  • Served on 15 boards across various industries and is recognized as an NACD Fellow

  • CEO of the Year in 2018, Entrepreneur of the Year 2004

  • Extensive experience in leadership, strategic planning and execution, business development, manufacturing, product management, marketing, sales and global operations

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Lisa Samara

  • President and CEO of Domus, Inc

  • 30 years of experience on both the agency and client side, with deep experience in all aspects of marketing

  • 21 years of strategic consulting with Fortune 100 and 500 companies around branding, PR, marketing, social media, digital marketing, and employee engagement

  • On-marketing contributor to

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Kiril Tartarinov

  • Seasoned senior software executive

  • President and CEO of Citrix, $3.5 Billion enterprise software company

  • President of Microsoft Dynamics from 2006-2016, which he grew from $1B to $2