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Richard (Chip) Harrison Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Richard ‘Chip’ T. Harrison is one of the co-founders of Semantic AI, and brings with him more than three decades of executive management experience. In 1983, Chip founded Peripheral Systems, Inc. – a trailblazer in the system integration marketplace. Chip also started up Cyberworks and turned it from a pioneering Web development and design studio into a leading Internet business development firm. And just before heading up Semantic AI, he served as the COO of Working Woman Network, a global organization dedicated to helping working women build their businesses, careers and lives. Chip also participated in the initial design of the EDGAR systems for the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Inland Entertainment, and is a member of the Advisory Board at RadiantBlue Technologies, Inc. Today, Chip is the Chief Executive Officer of Semantic AI Inc., and makes his home in La Jolla, CA.

Chip
Chip
Harrison

CEO & Founder

Chip

Richard (Chip) Harrison Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Richard ‘Chip’ T. Harrison is one of the co-founders of Semantic AI, and brings with him more than three decades of executive management experience. In 1983, Chip founded Peripheral Systems, Inc. – a trailblazer in the system integration marketplace. Chip also started up Cyberworks and turned it from a pioneering Web development and design studio into a leading Internet business development firm. And just before heading up Semantic AI, he served as the COO of Working Woman Network, a global organization dedicated to helping working women build their businesses, careers and lives. Chip also participated in the initial design of the EDGAR systems for the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Inland Entertainment, and is a member of the Advisory Board at RadiantBlue Technologies, Inc. Today, Chip is the Chief Executive Officer of Semantic AI and makes his home in La Jolla, CA.

Matt Landa
Matt
Landa

Executive Chairman

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Matt Landa Executive Chairman

Matt Landa has over 25 years of C-level management experience, including being the CEO of two publicly-traded companies. Matt began his career in 1986 at Monitor Company, a strategy consulting firm focused on working with c-suite executives of Fortune 500 companies. In 1995, Matt joined CMCI Industries, an electronics manufacturing services provider, and a NASDAQ-listed company, as its CEO, where he led the company to a tripling of its revenue over his five years with the company. In 2000, Matt joined the Active Network, a SaaS provider of ERP services to activities-based organizations, and was part of the team that led the company to three straight Inc. 500 and Deloitte Fast 50 Awards, as well as being named Ernst & Young’s Technology Entrepreneur of the Year for San Diego County. Matt and the Active Network team took the company public on the NYSE in 2011, growing its annual revenue to over $400 million by 2013. Matt received an A.B. with concentrations in Engineering and Economics from Dartmouth College, and an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

Thomas J. Jurewicz
Thomas J.
Jurewicz

CFO

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Thomas J. Jurewicz CFO

Thomas J. Jurewicz has served as Semantic AI’s CFO since February 2019. He was most recently the VP Finance for Google’s (Nasdaq: GOOG) Cloud division where from 2016 until 2019 he was responsible for all financial matters for this multi-billion-dollar unit. Before joining Google, Mr. Jurewicz served as a board and audit committee member of Modsys International (Nasdaq: MDSY), a software legacy migration company, from 2012 to 2016. Between 1999 and 2011, Mr. Jurewicz held various financial positions at VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) and its subsidiaries, including treasurer, CFO, and EMEA controller. Prior to that, Mr. Jurewicz held financial roles at CMC Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: CMCI) and NETCOM On-Line Communications (Nasdaq: NETC). Early in his career, he was an investment banker for Merrill Lynch & Co. (NYSE: ML). Mr. Jurewicz holds an MBA from Stanford University, and a BS in Applied Mathematics from Yale University.

Joe Faletti
Joseph
Faletti

Chief Scientist & Founder

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Joseph Faletti

Chief Scientist and Founder

Joe Faletti has over 20 years of experience crafting software solutions to interesting problems, especially in the field of semantics. Before most people had home computers, Joe was already designing and building knowledge representation tools and visual analysis environments. Just before starting Semantic AI in 2001, Joe spent three years in data collection, curation and analysis for Kaiser Permanente's Y2K project. He also developed web-based communications tools for Wordwalla and was the design lead and software engineer for Semantica's predecessor, SemNet software. With a passion for teaching, Joe designed and helped build six learning and assessment software systems at UC-Berkeley, UC-Davis and San Diego State University. Today, as Chief Scientist of Semantic AI, he prides himself on bridging the worlds of software development, social network theory and semantics to solve scientific problems.

Brendan Huff
Brendan
Huff

VP Business Development

Brendan Huff

Brendan Huff VP Business Development

Brendan Huff has over 20 years within the DoD and IC as a service member, contractor, as well as leading business development for enterprise software sales within the Intelligence, Law Enforcement, and Defense communities. His career supporting Special Operations, Defense, and the Intelligence Community through deployments and operations to the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia allows him to understand client mission needs. Before joining the Semantic AI team, he was a Senior Vice President for a Publicly Available Information Enterprise Software solution company across the government and international partners. This experience allowed him to understand the dynamic worlds of both commercially available and publicly available information and how they can enable cyber and security operations. Brendan is an alumnus of the FBI National Academy and holds a Master of Science in International Relations (MSIR) from Troy State University, a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and International Studies from Murray State University.

Jeanna Peterson
Jeanna
Peterson

VP of Marketing and Channel

Jeanna Peterson

Jeanna PetersonVP of Marketing and Channel

Jeanna Peterson is a technology marketing executive with a focus on results, as well as a track record of success. Before joining Semantic AI, she spent 18 years at Microsoft leading strategic integrated marketing campaigns, communicating with press and analysts, and nurturing relationships with Forbes Global 2000 organizations. She has extensive experience in the public sector including the Education, Health, Federal and SLG government, Public Safety, Cities, Military Affairs and Environmental arenas. Jeanna started her career at Compaq Computers, Levi Strauss and Foote, Cone & Belding; companies known for marketing excellence. She was recognized by Microsoft as a Senior Female Leader and is passionate to support programs focused on diversity and inclusion, wellness and creating a positive corporate culture.

Tim LaMarca
Tim
LaMarca

VP Product Management

Tim LaMarca

Tim LaMarca VP Product Management

Tim LaMarca, a career technologist, is most passionate about using Semantic AI’s tools to provide solutions to otherwise unapproachable problem sets. And he’s qualified to do just that with more than two decades of experience in the software field. After stints developing and supporting embedded systems, development libraries and ‘dot-coms,’ Tim joined Semantic AI in 2002 as a member of the original engineering team. After a hiatus that saw him working for Software AG, applying W3C Semantic Technologies to their WebMethods product suite, Tim returned to Semantic AI to head up Product Management and eventually all of Software Development. Tim has also held positions in customer support, software engineering, quality assurance, engineering management and technical operations – making him intimately familiar with all aspects of delivering production quality systems.

Luis Valles
Luis
Valles

VP of Engineering

Luis Valles

Luis Valles VP of Engineering

Luis Valles is a veteran Computer Scientist with a combined 29 years’ experience in Java applications, NLP, AI, Data Warehousing, BI, Big Data, systems architectures and much more. He started as a consultant for Ernst & Young (Europe) in the early nineties, and then went on to become the first DBA that Intel ever hired, taking a a pivotal role in the startup of the fabrication plants that produced the first Pentium processors. He then became a private database consultant for a number of years, and among other jobs he designed and constructed the database that automated the tobacco factories at Phillip Morris. He then worked at Choice Hotels to design and build the largest and most sophisticated Data Warehouse in the Hospitality Industry, thus becoming well known in the industry as the Data Warehouse Architect of Choice Hotels. Mr. Valles holds a number of patents in the NLP field and holds a Master degree in Computer Science from Arizona State University and a BA in Computer Science from Weber State University.

Ramos Mays
Ramos
Mays

Chief Architect

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Ramos Mays Chief Architect

Ramos is a highly talented and accomplished technologist. He began his career as founder and Chief Science Officer of a venture-backed biotech start-up where he filed the first of his seven patents. Since then, he has held a variety of tech leadership positions at start-up and Fortune 100 companies and has developed technologies ranging from insulin pumps to high-speed high-throughput enterprise back-ends. Ramos has been the recipient of multiple recognitions including the SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year, the St. Louis Business Journal’s Who’s Who in Technology list, and was nominated for MIT’s TR35 Young Innovator Award two years in a row. Ramos did his Master’s work in Condensed Matter Physics in Stockholm, Sweden and holds a degree in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis.

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