PRADEEP RATHINAM, CEO
Pradeep Rathinam (Paddy) has 25+ years of experiences in the high-tech industry with a track record of building successful businesses. He was the CEO of Aditi Technologies where he grew the company and executed a successful sale to Symphony Teleca and Harman International. Prior to Aditi, he spent 12 years at Microsoft in various roles and was a General Manager. Paddy is actively involved with software community and startups in Seattle, he currently serves as the President of Tie Seattle. He also serves on the board of Washington Technology Association and on the advisory board of several startups in Seattle.
PRASHANT LUTHRA, CTO
Prashant Luthra has 20+ years of high-tech industry experience developing embedded, desktop, mobile and enterprise web products. Prior to founding AnswerIQ, he was CTO and part of the founding team that incubated TalentWise, a leading HR enterprise software company focusing on hiring process management solutions. Talentwise was acquired by Sterling Talent Solutions in 2016.
ASWIN NATARAJAN, VP OF ENGINEERING
Aswin Natarajan is VP Engineering at AnswerIQ and is heading our product and engineering team in India. Prior to AnswerIQ, Aswin was the head of engineering and a founding employee at Jumbotail, a wholesale e-commerce startup in India where he helped build their engineering organization and products from scratch. Prior to that he was heading the Machine Learning engineering team in Amazon, Bangalore where he worked on highly-scalable implementations of machine learning and big data processing algorithms for the AWS cloud ML platform as well as different ML applications for Amazon like predictive help, targeted marketing etc. Aswin has also been part of Amazon's customer service technology team. Aswin has a BE in Computer Science from BITS Pilani and an MBA from IIM Bangalore.
MATT VAN LOAN, VP OF SALES
Matt Van Loan leads sales efforts at AnswerIQ. He brings 10+ years of experience building and managing global customer centric sales teams in both SaaS and online advertising for companies like Zendesk, Autopilot and Pipefy. His primary focus has been helping customer support organizations to rapidly scale through the adoption of innovative technology. Working out of our San Francisco office, Matt also consults for Silicon Valley startups and mentors in his free time.
KAITLYN BATE, DIRECTOR - PRODUCT & CUSTOMER SUCCESS
Kaitlyn Bate is a seasoned product leader and has spent 10+ years in the high-tech/SaaS space. Prior to joining AnswerIQ, Kaitlyn spent 10 years at Sterling Talent Solutions, formerly TalentWise, and held a variety of roles including Account Management and Technical Product Management. Kaitlyn is passionate about using technology to create delightful user experiences and is an excellent customer and partner advocate. Kaitlyn has a BA in Communications from WSU and an MBA from the University of Washington.
DENNIS MENG, DATA SCIENCES
De Meng heads the data science team and leads the core R&D efforts at AnswerIQ. He is also an Affiliated Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Washington. He is an expert in large-scale distributed algorithms, optimization theory and applications, statistical learning, and network science. He has worked with industry labs and product teams including Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, IBM Research and Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs. He holds a Master degree in Applied Mathematics and a PhD in optimization and machine learning from the University of Washington.
EMILY CARRION, VP OF MARKETING
Emily Carrion is a 5-time start-up veteran and digital marketing leader. She led marketing at mobile customer experience company Apptentive, ran communications at ad tech company Mixpo, and scaled the team at location-based services company Point Inside. She loves to build brands that customers love, drive revenue growth, collaborate across the org, and build high-performing teams. Emily is a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow, has an MBA from Seattle University, and received a BA in Politics and Spanish from Whitman College. For fun, she serves on the Board of Director’s for Seattle U’s Entrepreneurship Center, mentors budding entrepreneurs, and plays soccer.