Meet Our Award-Winning Team

executive team

Sanjay Chopra
Co-Founder & CEO

Award-winning CEO and serial technology entrepreneur

Licensed Intellions IP to Google; Board member Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; Former executive at Giant Eagle, IBM

Eric Nyberg, PhD
Co-Founder & Chief Data Scientist

One of the world’s leading cognitive computing data scientists

Original developer on IBM Watson project, scientific advisor for Augmedix, Frontiers Market, and Meltwater

From 2004 through 2022, Eric served as co-Director and Director of CMU's MCDS Program.

Alexander Hauptmann, PhD
AI Consultant, Image and Video Scientist

Research Professor in the Language Technologies Institute at CMU School of Computer Science; Leader of the award-winning Informedia Digital Library.

Founder of the international advisory committee for TRECVID.

sales and marketing team

Pete Minnelli
Partner & SVP, Creative

25+ years experience in branding, identity and UX design and development

Leads cognistx creative, UX and marketing teams with a focus on human-centered design and user engagement

Jill Yahnite
Outsourced VP of Sales

Leader of Sales organizations for over 15+ years, driving organizational growth; Board Member of Accelerated Corporate Growth (ACG).

BS, St. John Fisher College; MBA Rochester Institute of Technology

Cody Clements
Business Development Executive

8+ years of experience in the fields of education and sales.

B.S. in Psychology, Saint Vincent College; B.A. in Theology, Saint Vincent College; M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Utah

data science team

Uxue Zurutuza
Senior Data Scientist

Data Scientist with experience in machine learning, deep learning, business intelligence, and analytics

BS in CS + Business Admin, Deusto University; Dual MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering + Engineering & Technology Innovation Management, CMU

Ihor Markevych
Data Scientist

Data Scientist with work in egocentric trajectory prediction, fuzzy consensus aggregation methods and a variety of NLP fields

MS Candidate in Computational Data Science, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Justin Waltrip
Data Scientist

Lead data scientist for MoleculeAI product. Experienced in molecular property prediction for drug discovery and natural language processing for information extraction from unstructured data.

BS in Computer Science with focus on AI & ML, Johns Hopkins University.

product and engineering team

Jagriti Pandey
Senior Product Manager

Former Robotics Process Automation SME at Caterpillar Inc. 3+ years of experience in Change Management and AI-Powered Process Automation.

BE Computer Science, BMSCE; Master of Information Systems Management, CMU

Francis Carayol
Senior Developer

18+ years of experience as a full-stack developer using numerous programming languages and technologies

Leads WordPress development team, along with technical problem resolution for clients

Shivang Gupta
Senior Software Engineer

Principal Developer with 9+ years of experience designing and building web apps, APIs, data pipelines and processing engines, and AI-based solutions

advisory board

Susan Frank

President, ASF Solutions LLC

Former VP of Population Health Management, Allegheny Health Network (AHN)

Daniel McElroy

Top performing sales executive with 25+ years’ experience with leading global organizations in healthcare, including Philips Healthcare.

Parijat Agarwal

Co-Founder & COO Metacube focusing on new product development and technology innovations

25+ years of Technology Experience

Kevin Srigley

President, Schmidt Market Research

Former Senior VP, Giant Eagle

Karen Barnes

Executive Director, Venture Cafe Winston Salem

Founding Partner, Cognistx

Darin Hayes

30+ years in business development and sales leadership

Cognistx investor and advisor

ai consultants

Loretta Coffin

Business Development Consultant
20+ years of experience in business development, strategic partnerships and relationship cultivation with C-suite executives; BS in Marketing

David Holloway

Business Development Consultant
50 years Experienced Logistics Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the propane & energy industry.
Skilled in Operations Management, Team Building, Management, Leadership, and Project Management. Strong operations professional.
Teach forecasting, routing, and logistics, as well as write programming specifications for software modifications.

Alessandro Molteni

Product Management Consultant
15+ years of experience in technology leadership and product development
Systems thinker with a keen eye for details, implications, and creative problem solving
international partners

Vikas Aggarwal

Managing Partner - APAC
25+ years of experience with Global IT majors like Wipro and domain expertise in IT, Finance, Telecom & Healthcare
Created and built successful scalable enterprises by his strategic foresight of market dynamics

Vinay Gowda

Director - Business Development
26+ years of strong sales, technical and organizational management experience
Various organizations as well as own business ventures in the IT Sector encompassing sales, operations, people management  in Services, Products, Audio Video Consulting and Integration.
Development & Engineering Partners
Our world-class development partner is located in Jaipur, India. These highly skilled team members bring deep expertise in building and implementing enterprise level products and applications.