Ocurate

About Us

The Team

Led by an experienced team of academics and operators

Tobias Konitzer
Tobias Konitzer
Founder & CEO

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.

Yossi David
Yossi David
Chief Financial Officer

Yossi has more than two decades of professional and managerial experience in finance and business operations. Previously, he was president and CFO at Noosh which was acquired by HH Global and held senior management positions at CheckPoint Software Technologies, Intel Corporation, and the Israeli Industry Center for Research and Development.

Giovanna Fernandes
Giovanna Fernandes
Head of Machine Learning & Engineering

Giovanna is a founding team member at Ocurate, who combines her experience as a well-versed Data Scientist to business acumen from her previous, extensive career in Marketing Communications and Business Administration. 

Richard Purcell
Richard Purcell
VP Sales

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.

Morgan Cooper
Morgan Cooper
Head of Marketing and Customer Success

With over 10 years of marketing experience, that includes time in not-for-profit, B2B and B2C roles, Morgan excels in developing a company’s marketing strategy and building customer journeys that drive results.

Anand Sharma
Anand Sharma
Head of Operations

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.

 Aaron Schein
Aaron Schein
Senior Research Scientist

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.

RJ Petersen
RJ Petersen
Sales Director

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.

Joe Mendoza
Joe Mendoza
Account Executive

Joe’s 10+ years of sales experience across a variety of product categories and verticals gives him a unique perspective on how to drive sustainable growth. During his time in the tech industry, he has predominantly helped marketers grow their businesses with tactics focusing on strategy, growth, and improving core processes.

Kaley Emmorey
Kaley Emmorey
Business Development

Kaley is a passionate and tenured business development professional who thrives on helping businesses compete, differentiate, and drive dynamic change across the enterprise. She believes in challenging the status quo and utilizing cutting edge technology to empower businesses to lead confidently with their best foot forward.

Jacob Weiss
Jacob Weiss
Senior Data Scientist

Jacob is an experienced Data Scientist and Machine Learning engineer with over 8 years of professional experience. He has two Master's Degree from Johns Hopkins University (Applied Mathematics and Financial Engineering). Prior to Ocurate, Jacob co-founded an AI-based robo-advisory mobile application.

Sabrina Margetic
Sabrina Margetic
Junior Data Scientist

Sabrina recently graduated from Stony Brook University. Her master's degree is in Computer Science with a specialization in Data Science and Engineering. Her undergraduate degree is in Physics with a minor in Electrical Engineering. She brings a unique approach to analyzing data.

Dylan Fine
Dylan Fine
Data Engineer

Dylan is a data engineer with experience building backend infrastructure and automation across multiple industries. He has a Master’s in Business Analytics from San Francisco State University where he focused on machine learning. His graduate thesis research looked at convolutional neural networks with an application on classifying fullness and items in commercial waste bins.

Josh Gutierrez
Josh Gutierrez
Business Development

As a veteran of the military, Josh is a highly motivated and driven business development professional with experience in a multitude of fields bringing a unique perspective to the role. With years of sales and marketing experience, from creating, selling, and marketing in Central and South America, to selling homes with a homebuilding companies.  He always puts his values first whenever empowering businesses and will always help stands behind those values on behalf of the consumer.

Christian Caicedo
Christian Caicedo
Business Development

Christian is a diligent and hardworking professional with an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Shifting from Healthcare to Tech he’s bringing his experience in Business Development, Marketing, and Project Management. He seeks to use his expertise to help consumer brands build more sustainable businesses by taking action on predicted lifetime value.

The Advisors

 David Rothschild
David Rothschild
Board Member

David has a Ph.D. in applied economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He has written extensively, in both the academic and popular press. His work pushes the boundaries on varying data and methods: polling, prediction markets, social media and online data, and large behavioral and administrative data.

Ofer Ben-Shachar
Ofer Ben-Shachar
Board Member

Ofer Ben-Shachar is the founder of Noosh and has served on the Board of Directors since the company's inception. He is a recognized innovator in the growth of Internet-based services.

Mark Brenner
Mark Brenner
Advisory Board

Mark Brenner was co-founder and CEO of Prevue/TV Guide Interactive, the market-leading interactive television program guide reaching over 40 million homes; TVG, the first on-line and television wagering network currently handling over $2 billion in transactions.

Whitney Sales
Whitney Sales
Advisory Board

Whitney has 10+ years of startup sales experience and is the founder of The Sales Method, a consultancy that helps startups identify target markets, build successful sales teams and quickly get products to market.

Leslie Emmons Burthey
Leslie Emmons Burthey
Advisory Board

Leslie Emmons Burthey is VP of Marketing at GoodRx where she focuses on growth initiatives including Gold and Telehealth. Leslie's past roles include executive roles at FabFitFun and Winc. Prior to Winc, she gained consumer product experience at Christian Dior and Ralph Lauren.