Led by an experienced team of academics and operators
Tobi has a Ph.D. from Stanford University and has a background in researching public opinion at the forefront of Machine Learning, leveraging a plethora of disparate data streams including everything from cell-phone telemetry data to survey data to behavioral news consumption data.
Tobi has published his work widely both in the academic and popular press, and his research has been covered by The New York Times, The Atlantic, etc. Before founding Ocurate, Tobi was part of Facebook Research.
Aaron is a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University's Data Science Institute. His research contributes to Bayesian statistics and causal inference, as well as to core areas of computational social science such as text, network, and time-series analysis.
His recent research in collaboration with the labs of David Blei and Donald P. Green uses large-scale digital field experiments to assess the causal effect of friend-to-friend texting on voter turnout in US elections. He obtained his Ph.D. on scalable Bayesian methods for analyzing dynamic networks of international relations from the College of Information and Computer Sciences at UMass Amherst under the guidance of Hanna Wallach. He also earned an M.A. in Linguistics and a dual B.A. in Political Science and Linguistics from UMass Amherst. Prior to joining PredictWise, he has worked in the industry at Google, Microsoft Research, and the MITRE Corporation.
Giovanna is a Data Scientist switching careers after several years in Communications. She is a graduate from Flatiron School Data Science Bootcamp and has written on a variety of Data Science topics for Towards Data Science, The Startup, and Level Up Coding.
Before joining PredictWise she has worked for clients such as Shutterstock, Listerine, Johnsons Baby, Aveeno, HP, and Bank of Brazil. She has been involved in social equity and racial justice organizations for many years. Giovanna is enthusiastic about using data analysis and machine learning to effect change and make the world better, one algorithm at a time.
Richard has been helping early stage SaaS companies land first customers and scale into a repeatable business for the past ten years. During his time in Silicon Valley, he’s seen the negative consequences when businesses optimize on new customers & revenue in a vacuum.
When he joined Medallia in 2014 they were creating a category called “Customer Experience Management” and educating the Fortune 500 to take action on & quantify the business impact of CX and NPS. These experiences led him to join Ocurate.
Anand is a start-up specialist with 17 years of cross geographic experience working with numerous start-ups to mature setups in the US and India. He has expertise in building an ecosystem for companies and has successfully hired, coordinated, and proactively managed various remote teams in strategizing and executing business operations.
Anand has an MBA in International Business from the New York Institute of Technology. Prior to Ocurate, Anand has worked with companies in Media, Sports, Consumer, Technology, HR, and non-profit.
RJ brings 20 years of experience helping Fortune 500 enterprises leverage big data, micro-segmentation, and efficient go-to-market strategies to maximize customer acquisition, retention, growth, and reactivation.
RJ particularly excels at getting executives to challenge the status quo and explore innovative ideas by asking insightful questions, aligning unique solutions with multiple business functions to build a groundswell of support, and building and presenting airtight business cases to substantiate value to the executive team.
With over 10 years of marketing experience, that includes time in not-for-profit, corporate and startup roles, Morgan excels in developing a company’s marketing strategy, managing marketing operations, and wearing the many hats of a start-up.
She’s passionate about building authentic personal and professional relationships that merge the customer success, marketing, and sales worlds to create a memorable journey for potential and current customers.
Andrew Neprel is a software engineer specializing in high-load distributed systems. He has wide experience in backend and frontend software development, engineering teams leadership, software architecture design. He believes that software is not a goal, but a means to achieve business goals.