ACCRETE'S MISSION

Our AI frees your mind so that you can do what you were meant to do.

Our mission is to create AI so powerful that it amplifies human reasoning and enables both government and enterprise customers to grow in previously unimaginable ways.

OUR STORY

Accrete is on a mission to create AI so powerful it amplifies human reasoning and enables both government and enterprise customers to grow in previously unimaginable ways. Prior to launching Accrete in 2017, Prashant Bhuyan, Accrete’s Founder and CEO, spent over a decade in high-frequency trading where he saw simple rules-based automation render obsolete hundred-year-old exchange floors virtually overnight.

Prashant Bhuyan and his core team spent over a decade prior to launching Accrete in 2017 building a modular, continually learning AI platform that could learn implicitly from sparse training data. Today, Accrete delivers configurable dual-use AI solutions that automate complex analytical work with a focus on defense, intelligence, and cybersecurity.

Accrete’s solutions enable the Department of Defense to predict covert behavior from foreign adversaries seeking to influence the supply chain; the U.S. Air Force to identify vulnerabilities in microprocessor firmware; major music labels to identify superstars before competitors; auto dealers to automatically generate marketing content from vehicle feature lists; employee benefits brokers to identify the shortest path to the hottest leads; and more.

LEADERSHIP

We’re a diverse global team with a wide range of talents, skillsets, expertise, and backgrounds. Together, we work as one for a common goal — your growth.

Prashant Bhuyan

Founder, CEO & Chairman
Prashant Bhuyan
Founder, CEO & Chairman

Prashant’s mission is to create AI so powerful it can perform work that would otherwise require an army of human analysts and produce insights beyond human capacity. Prashant spent the decade prior to launching Accrete in high frequency trading. He realized that just as exchange floor jobs were replaced with simple algorithms, more intelligent AI that could read, understand, and generate natural language would eventually replace more sophisticated analytical jobs.

Prashant and his core team spent years developing scalable, configurable, and continuously learning AI technologies to automate reading comprehension at the scale and complexity of the open-source web. After a series of early breakthroughs in what’s now called foundational AI, where models emerge from sparse data without explicit encoding, Prashant rolled the previous team and technology into a new structure and launched Accrete in 2017 to build out the platform and commercialize the technology.

Today, Accrete is a Prime defense contractor that delivers configurable dual use AI solutions that automate complex analytical workflows to both government and commercial customers with a focus on defense, intelligence and cybersecurity. Under Prashant’s leadership, Accrete has been writing the playbook on how to profitably scale a dual use AI company. He has built a world class team that continues to grow and execute rapidly; developed and licensed human-standard, explainable AI to a growing roster of blue-chip commercial and federal customers; and efficiently managed rapid growth.

Accrete’s solutions enable the Department of Defense to predict covert behavior from foreign adversaries seeking to influence the supply chain; the U.S. Air Force to identify vulnerabilities in microprocessor firmware; major music labels to identify superstars before competitors; auto dealers to automatically generate marketing prose from vehicle feature lists; benefits brokers to identify the shortest path to the hottest leads; and more.

Prashant currently serves on the Atlantic Council Commission on Defense Innovation and spurred the Atlantic Council initiative, “Eye to Eye in AI: Developing Artificial Intelligence for National Security and Defense” that calls for standardization in performance, ethics, bias and explainability to accelerate the acquisition and procurement of critical dual use AI technologies and increase competitiveness. Prashant is a graduate of Hamilton College and lives in Lower Manhattan with his family.

Josh Adam, CFA

Co-Founder
Josh Adam, CFA
Co-Founder

With almost 20 years of experience in financial analysis, investment research and portfolio management, Josh has held various senior level positions in the hedge fund industry, where he has been a portfolio manager, Director of Research and analyst. After almost 2 years at Goldman Sachs, Josh was an equity analyst and senior portfolio manager for one of the largest hedge funds in the world, London-based GLG Partners, LP. Josh was also an analyst and portfolio manager at SAC Capital. Josh is currently an investor in and advisor to a portfolio of private companies.

Mayank Patel

Co-Founder, President & COO
Mayank Patel
Co-Founder, President & COO

Mayank is a hedge fund veteran and brings two decades of practical experience running organizations to our team. As a former fund manager, he recognized the accelerating need for market participants to adapt traditional methods for extracting alpha to the exponential growth in unstructured data. His desire to help facilitate that change led him to co-found Accrete.

Prior to Accrete, Mayank’s experience includes launching a successful hedge fund focused on global convertible arbitrage, co-managing a convertible bond sales and trading desk for a broker-dealer, building and co-managing an Asia-focused capital markets business and managing large arbitrage portfolios for three hedge funds. Mayank began his career at GE Capital where he gained significant financial and operating experience across multiple business lines. Mayank also holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from New York University.

Jonathan Tartell

Chief Financial Officer
Jonathan Tartell
Chief Financial Officer

Before joining Accrete, Jonathan spent seven years growing and scaling technology software, marketplace, and media businesses in several Head of finance, accounting, and operations roles. Jonathan most recently served as CFO of SevenFifty Technologies (acquired by Provi during his tenure). While at SevenFifty, Jonathan was instrumental in building out the finance business support capabilities and function while acquiring two companies, raising a Series B, and facilitating multiple debt financings.

Jonathan brings a unique skill set to Accrete, drawing on his experiences in M&A investment banking at Berkery Noyes, transaction advisory services and audit at Mazars, and restructuring consulting at Executive Sounding Board Associates.

Jonathan is a New York state-licensed Certified Public Accountant and received his BS in Industrial Labor Relations from Cornell.

Michael F. Rinzler

Chief Legal Officer
Michael F. Rinzler
Chief Legal Officer

Michael has global responsibility for Accrete’s legal affairs. He previously served as General Counsel and Head of Legal at Ocrolus, a New York-based fintech document automation company. Before Ocrolus, Michael was Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Visa, prior to which he had the same position at Goldman Sachs. Michael joined Goldman from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, where he had worked as a corporate associate in its New York, Moscow, and London offices.

Michael is admitted to practice law in New York and California. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale and his law degree from Harvard, from which he also holds a master’s in public policy. He was a law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Robert W. Sweet in the Southern District of New York.

Adam Kelly

Co-Founder & Chief Knowledge Officer
Adam Kelly
Co-Founder & Chief Knowledge Officer

Adam leads our Knowledge team that works with our analyst, AI research, engineering, and development teams to create latent mathematical representations of tacit domain knowledge that seed proprietary learning models with context. The Knowledge team also provides feedback to these models and helps establish learning curves and accuracy measurements. Adam is a graduate of Hamilton College and Columbia University.

Yurdaer Doganata, Ph.D.

Chief Technical Officer
Yurdaer Doganata, Ph.D.
Chief Technical Officer

Dr. Doganata has been conducting research, initiating, developing and delivering projects in broad research areas of computer science for more than 30 years. Prior to joining Accrete.AI, Dr. Doganata has worked as a Research scientist and as a Solutions Technical lead at IBM T. J. Watson Research and IBM Watson Health. His responsibilities included planning, architecting, delivering complex, technology-based, innovative data driven solutions and prototypes using data analytics, information management techniques, NLP, machine learning, predictive modeling and cognitive technologies. His current focus is to extract insight from structured and unstructured data using artificial intelligence to make timely and accurate decisions in financial domain.

As the Chief Technical Officer at Accrete.AI, Dr. Doganata monitors and assesses new technologies as well as existing technology choices, aligns technology-based projects with the company strategy, drives innovative solutions for future offerings, improves existing offerings. He also acts as the Chief Innovation Officer to develop and foster innovation culture, manage the innovation process, identify and protect Accrete.AI’s intellectual property.

Dr. Doganata received his Ph.D. degree from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, all in electrical/electronics engineering. He has 48 patents, more than 40 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals and conferences and a number of innovation and excellence awards. He is the recipient of IBM Eminence and Excellence Award in 2014 for his contribution to build an innovation center for a bank in Spain.

Luis Rodriguez, Ph.D.

VP of AI Strategy and Operations
Luis Rodriguez, Ph.D.
VP of AI Strategy and Operations

Luis Rodriguez is VP of AI Strategy and Operations at Accrete. With over 25 years of experience, Luis is a technology executive who thrives on disruption, innovation, and transformation. Luis built his experience at companies such as Siemens, Honeywell, IBM, McKinsey & Co., and Xerox PARC.

As the Vice President of AI Strategy and Operations, Luis will work with Accrete's CTO to build the research strategy. Luis will operationalize the strategy, including driving the research roadmap and building tight connections across product management, development,
and sales. Luis is well suited for this role given his long background in a variety of areas including academic and corporate research, product management, business strategy, in working as a management consultant, and in his understanding of connecting business and technology.

Luis has a Ph.D., Masters, and Bachelors in Computer Science from MIT.

Ramy Baly, Ph.D.

Director of A.I. Research
Ramy Baly, Ph.D.
Director of A.I. Research

Dr. Baly is a senior AI scientist at Accrete. Prior to joining Accrete, Dr. Baly worked as a postdoctoral associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Baly’s experience involves developing machine learning models for Natural Language Processing (NLP). He worked on optimizing models and meta-frameworks to perform sentiment analysis in different languages — English and Arabic — taking into account their linguistic and morphological characteristics. He also worked on developing models and systems for automated fact-checking, which involved a variety of NLP techniques, including predicting factuality of bias in news media, measuring the stance between claims and full articles, and learning embedded representations for entire documents. His research is published in top-tier journals (ACM TOIS and ACM TALLIP) and conferences (ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, etc.)

In addition to completing his postdoctoral research at MIT, Dr. Baly received his M.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, his B.S. degree from Aleppo University, Syria. He also received a research scholar fellowship from Intel Corporation to spend a one-year research visit at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Aside from research, Dr. Baly is an accomplished classical violinist.

Tejas Pant, Ph.D.

Director of A.I. Research
Tejas Pant, Ph.D.
Director of A.I. Research

Dr. Pant is an AI Scientist at Accrete. His experience involves developing high-fidelity physics-based and data-driven models to study the complicated non-linear interaction between turbulence, chemical kinetics, acoustics and molecular diffusion which is typically observed in aircraft engines, rocket engines, and scramjets. He developed a generalized compressible turbulent combustion solver which uses a stochastic model, the transported probability density function (PDF) method, to study turbulent reacting flows ranging from low-speed subsonic flows to high-speed supersonic flow problems. He used this solver to develop a deep understanding of the effect of transient flame dynamics on thermo-acoustic instability in a rocket engine. He also worked on developing data-driven modeling approaches to study thermo-acoustic instability.

Dr. Pant received a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from Purdue University, a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India.

Jing Wang, Ph.D.

Senior Applied Scientist
Jing Wang, Ph.D.
Senior Applied Scientist

Dr. Wang is a Senior Research Scientist. Her previous work focused on experimental and computational neuroscience. She built models to understand how the brain generates patterns and controls movements. She also designed experiments to study motor learning driven by reinforcement. Before joining Accrete, she was a researcher at the University of Missouri.

Dr. Wang received a Ph.D. in Physics at Brown University and completed postdoctoral training at MIT. She is an avid distance runner.

Sammy Sbiti, Ph.D.

Senior Applied Scientist
Sammy Sbiti, Ph.D.
Senior Applied Scientist

Dr. Sbiti is a Senior Applied Scientist at Accrete. His experience involves research in Differential Geometry, an area of mathematics which studies the geometry of high-dimensional spaces. His work centered on the Ricci Flow, a geometric evolution equation which was used to solve century-old problems in mathematics.

Prior to joining Accrete, Dr. Sbiti received a Ph.D. in Mathematics at University of Pennsylvania.

Hannah Provenza

Senior Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing Engineer
Hannah Provenza
Senior Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing Engineer

Hannah Provenza is a Senior Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing Engineer at Accrete. Prior to joining Accrete, Ms. Provenza worked as a research engineer at Raytheon BBN Technologies, where she was involved with research on entity extraction and linking, multilingual automatic speech recognition, and machine translation. Ms. Provenza has a M.A. in Computational Linguistics from Brandeis University and a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Chicago.

Aside from research, Ms. Provenza is a nationally and internationally competitive epee fencer.

J.T. Wolohan

Head of Engineering
J.T. Wolohan
Head of Engineering

J.T. Wolohan joins Accrete having spent the last four years with Booz Allen Hamilton in roles of increasing responsibility, starting as a hands-on-keyboard technical lead for full-stack AI projects and culminating as the chief engineer overseeing all of AI for Booz Allen's $300M Federal Domestic Resilience business. J.T. is also the author of two books: Mastering Large Datasets with Python and Sport Analytics. He is an alumnus of both Syracuse University and Indiana University's Luddy School of Informatics and Computing, where he did Ph.D. research in natural language processing for behavioral health and user modeling.

Andrés Diana

Chief Product Officer
Andrés Diana
Chief Product Officer

Andrés is a trading veteran with 15 years of experience as an active investor across the capital structure. His experience as both a discretionary and quantitative trader gives him a keen understanding of how markets move and where opportunities for cognitive products are greatest. He designed and developed five fully automated black-box trading systems and co-founded Titus Securities which was subsequently acquired by T3 Trading Group in 2011.

Andrés is also a graduate of the Wharton School with a degree in economics, entrepreneurship, information systems, and marketing.

Lucy Guo, CFA

Director of Product
Lucy Guo, CFA
Director of Product

Lucy is the head of industry research at Accrete. She supervises domain knowledge integration with machine learning models throughout the product life cycle, from ontology creation to workflow design, to setting deployment standards. Lucy is a veteran research analyst with over 10 years of sell-side equity research experience focusing on aerospace & defense.

Prior to joining Accrete, she worked at Cowen & Company as a lead analyst covering publicly traded government IT firms. Institutional Investor voted Lucy as an All-American Rising Star. She started her research career at Bear Stearns and AllianceBernstein. Lucy is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Deesha Misra

Director of Product Design
Deesha Misra
Director of Product Design

Deesha is a Senior Product Designer with experience working in UI/UX across product, marketing and branding.

Prior to joining Accrete, Deesha led the Design team as the Creative Director at King Children in New York and also helped lead human computer interaction at Verisk Analytics as the Senior Art Director. With experience driving UI/UX in B2B, Direct to Consumer and Data Analytics, Deesha is passionate about human-centered design and enjoys introducing new creative thinking processes to complex systems.

Deesha holds a B.F.A in Industrial design from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Prior to Accrete she worked in the B2B and Direct to Consumer Space.

Bill Wall

Head of Federal Sales
Bill Wall
Head of Federal Sales

Bill Wall is the CEO and co-founder of Accrete AI Government, bringing commercial and Wall Street proven AI solutions to the US Government. Bill has a unique background combining elite military service and deep experience in the sale and implementation of innovative solutions that drive business transformation.

Bill has eleven years’ experience building successful teams in the IT industry. Previously, he was the Director of Digital Transformation and Chief Information Officer for Barrick Gold in Argentina for two years. Before joining Barrick, he was a business development executive, operations and sales executive in the Washington DC area serving the US Government market. Bill has worked in both Fortune 500 and startup companies. His experience spans IT hardware, software, big data analytics services, geospatial software, and IT solutions reseller companies. Prior companies include EMC, Praescient Analytics, Boundless Geospatial and Flywheel Data.

Before entering the corporate world, Bill retired from the Army as a Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel after twenty-two years in service. He was the founder and first commander of a unique computer network operations organization in the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). He had multiple deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen working closely with the national intelligence community to transform the way JSOC developed and shared intelligence. During his career, he also deployed many times throughout Central and South America.

Bill has a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and a Master of Arts in International Relations / Latin American Studies from the University of Miami.

Peter Bierfeldt

Chief Information Security Officer
Peter Bierfeldt
Chief Information Security Officer

Peter Bierfeldt has over 30 years of experience in information technology, security, and consulting. He has built security and privacy programs for Software as a Service companies into world-class operations. He has a strong security compliance background, a DevSecOps approach to security, and a laser focus on automation and continuous improvement.

Prior to Accrete, Peter has served as the Chief Information Security Officer and Head of Compliance for Reltio Inc. He has worked in regulated industries including pharmaceuticals, public sector, financial services, and defense.

Peter has a Bachelor of Science from Carnegie Mellon University and a MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Micah Boster

VP of Operations
Micah Boster
VP of Operations

Micah Boster is Head of Partnerships at Accrete. Prior to joining, he was COO at Kaptyn, helping to transform the legacy taxi industry and enabling it to remain relevant in a rapidly changing transportation environment. Earlier, he spent eight years at Google in the Washington DC, New York, and San Francisco offices. While there, he was an early member of the Federal Enterprise Sales team, building deep relationships between Google and both civilian and military leadership across the Federal Government.

Later, he managed a global book of Google's top advertising partnerships, growing and managing complex deal structures across sectors and regions. Having extensive experience in the SaaS, AdTech, geospatial, real estate, transportation, energy, and data security spaces, he is focused on helping partners leverage the latest technology to discover new solutions to old problems.

Micah holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BS in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University. He currently lives in Mamaroneck, NY with his wife and daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys table tennis, cooking, playing the drums, and scuba diving.


Marcele Kutkauskaite

Chief of Staff
Marcele Kutkauskaite
Chief of Staff

Marcele Kutkauskaite is the Chief of Staff at Accrete, working closely with the executive team to drive strategic programs and projects. Before joining, Marcele spent six years in Paris, France in communication-focused roles at companies including TikTok and Algolia, helping global teams grow and thrive in distributed high-growth tech environments. Prior to her international experience, Marcele spent five years in operational roles in San Francisco, focusing on culture, communications, and executive operations at companies including Pinterest and TellApart (acquired by Twitter).

Marcele holds an M.S. in Organizational and Cross-Cultural Communication from Northeastern University and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and her Shiba Inu pup, and enjoys reading, cooking, and exploring New York City.

Jason Kirby

COO, Federal Sales
Jason Kirby
COO, Federal Sales

Jason brings with him over 25 years of special operations experience in the US Air Force as a Colonel. Most recently, he managed a $1Bn global special operations portfolio as the Deputy Director of Air Force special operations consisting of 19,000 personnel, a worldwide fleet of 270+ aircraft, and $17Bn in assets, including all combat operations. He swiftly corrected an enduring $127mm underperformance trend within 6 months of his appointment as Deputy Director with strong leadership guidance, stewarding the restructuring of performance metrics and the organization’s executional focus on those metrics. Prior to that position, he was the commander of all US Air Force special operations in the Asia-Pacific, leading over 1,000 personnel and a fleet of 26 aircraft, along with $1.8Bn in assets.

In 2018, Jason’s team led the internationally-acclaimed rescue of a Thai youth soccer team that was trapped in the flooded Tham Luong cave system, and in 2019 he led a rare circumnavigation of the Taiwan Strait separating China and Taiwan with special operations aircraft. Jason is an accomplished pilot who qualified as a Weapons Instructor, the Air Force equivalent of “Top Gun”, where he was given the honorific call sign, “Diesel”.

Maggie Sirunyan

Director of Marketing
Maggie Sirunyan
Director of Marketing

Maggie is a Digital Strategist with a focus on product, brand, marketing management, and marketing analytics.

In her previous role prior to joining Accrete, Maggie was managing a team of marketers and web designers at a New York-based marketing agency and was leading client projects across industries. She is passionate about keeping up with the latest innovations and data-driven marketing.

Maggie holds a B.S. in Economics and Marketing from University Jean Moulin Lyon 3 and an MBA in Finance from Adelphi University.


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