Prashant’s mission is to help enterprises grow by boosting cognitive throughput and discovering novel profit centers using AI. Prior to launching Accrete in 2017, Prashant spent a decade bootstrapping the research and development of a continuously learning AI platform that could understand context and perform expert level work without user labeling.
Since 2017, Accrete has become one of the world’s most important enterprise AI companies. Under Prashant’s leadership, Accrete has built a world class team that continues to grow rapidly; developed and licensed human-standard, explainable AI to a growing roster of blue-chip commercial and federal customers; efficiently managed hyper growth, and has achieved profitability.
Accrete’s AI platform is helping leading organizations grow in previously unimaginable ways. Accrete’s AI enables major music labels to identify commercially viable artists before competitors; a collectibles grading company to increase throughput in the authentication, attribution and grading of baseball and trading cards, comic books, coins and other collectibles; the Department of Defense to predict covert behavior from foreign adversaries; benefits brokers to identify warm leads; and more.
Prashant has won an IBM Beacon Award for Best New Application by an Entrepreneur and has been recognized as an IBM Wild Duck. Prashant has been invited to present his work at several conferences around the world and has been interviewed on Nasdaq, CNBC, Cheddar, and Silicon Angle's the Cube. Prashant’s innovations have also been featured in tv commercials that aired during the Masters and the Super Bowl, showcasing how AI can make measurable impact in the real world. Prashant is a graduate of Hamilton College and lives in Lower Manhattan with his wife and two small children.
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.
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.
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.
Lawrence has over 25 years of experience building and leading world-class finance teams, in executive leadership, and in corporate strategy, spanning the SaaS, fintech, payments, and blockchain industries. He joins us from Paxful, a P2P bitcoin marketplace, where he was the Senior Vice President, Head of Finance, and revenues increased 60% during the first year of his tenure. Prior he held several senior finance roles, including at Dataminr, a SaaS company also in the AI/machine learning sector, as well as at MasterCard, where he served in various business unit finance officer roles. He began his career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and subsequently was an equity research analyst at Morgan Stanley covering the technology, media, and Internet sectors. He graduated Harvard cum laude with a major in Economics, where he also became proficient in Japanese. He grew up in Short Hills, NJ and currently resides in midtown west Manhattan.
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.
Dr. Agarwal is the Director of AI Research at Accrete. His past work used data-driven tools inspired from non-equilibrium Statistical Physics to analyze, model and understand Nonlinear Dynamics and Stochastic Processes. He worked on examining the dynamics and predictability of Arctic sea ice extent from satellite observations, which in turn affects the lives of all living beings through its impact on global climate. This study encompassed combining the concepts of Multifractals, Noise and Chaos to understand the variability of sea ice extent on multiple time scales. In an extension of this, he developed a stochastic model that explains the statistical structure of the very complex and non-linear behavior of Arctic sea ice velocity fields.
Dr. Agarwal received a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Yale University and a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Jason brings with him over 25 years of special operations experience. 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”.
David Magerman is a co-founder and managing partner at Differential Ventures.
Previously, he spent the entirety of his career at Renaissance Technologies, widely recognized as the best quantitative hedge fund management company in the world. He helped found the equities trading group at Renaissance, joining the group in its earliest days, playing a lead role in designing and building the trading, simulation, and estimation software. On an extended garden leave from quantitative finance, he is looking to use his data science, software development, and statistical modeling expertise to help Israeli startups succeed in the global marketplace.
David holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University where his thesis on Natural Language Parsing as Statistical Pattern Recognition was an early and successful attempt to use large-scale data to produce fully-automated syntactic analysis of text. David also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences and Information from the University of Pennsylvania.