Our Team

For years I dreamed of putting together a team of my smartest, motivated and highly driven colleagues.   I am excited to finally be working with this “Dream Team” of innovators and believers.  Believers in our quest to make AI easy, easy to get started, easy to manage, and most of all easy to get results!

Russ Blattner

Co-Founder and

Chief Executive Officer

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I've always been an entrepreneur at heart.  It is a privilege to be working with such an excellent team of professionals in a company that strives to create solutions to some of the biggest challenges businesses face today.

John T. Leschorn

Co-Founder and

Chief Operations Officer

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"99% of the innovation in
artificial intelligence hasn't

happened yet, but our team of Ph.D. scientists and developers are working to remedy that."

David W. Bauer Jr., Ph. D.

Co-Founder and

Chief  Technology Officer

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Passionate about furthering the democratization of artificial intelligence, expertise in predictive analytics, process modeling, visual analytics, application performance analysis, hobbies include photography, illustration, cars, and sharpening his slow smoke BBQ skills. 

Joel W. Branch, Ph.D.

VP, AI Development

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I enjoy going to the beach and hiking with my beagle, Cash.  I also have a passion for solving large-scale and complex problems by taking advantage of knowledge extracted from the data.

Justin LaPre, Ph.D.

Machine Learning Architect

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"Scaling AI to meet real-world
use cases is a challenge that

top researchers are
focused on today."

Christopher Carothers, Ph. D.

Technology & Academic Advisor

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Focus on the new digital economy and applying emerging AI technology and the innovation required to meet business needs.  MS in Engineering Management

Mark Stadtmueller

Vice President, Product Strategy

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Passion for furthering business transformation by unleashing AI and empowering innovation and business decisions.  Golf, hockey, and family are my relaxation.

Russ Loignon

VP of Market Strategy and Business Development

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I'm here to create an enjoyable and fulfilling experience for the user.  How can I make yours better?

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UI/UX Lead

Andrew Galaska
 

AI starts with the Data.

David Salmen

Data Engineering

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Focused on applying data fundamentals and techniques in the growing ML/AI meets big data domain. Let your data speak for itself!

Mike Kelso

Data Engineering

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For me it’s all about the third wave (AI) and the customer. I am committed to helping our customers realize the value of AI by utilizing the Lucd platform. I am also passionate about cultivating a rich partner ecosystem to support our customers.

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Lee Guillaume

VP of Partner & Channel Management

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"I strive for the reduction of complexity in business process and to derive a deeper understanding of the data within an organization with machine learning and stream processing."

-Richard

Richard Brown

Platform Engineer

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"I have a passion for multi-server platforms and am truly excited about the intersection of engineering & artistry. Hobbies include photography, videography, and the art/process of cooking. The purpose and highlight of my life; my family"

-David

David Rose

Platform Engineer III

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