FOUNDER & CEO
Kevin helps companies use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to generate billion-dollar revenue opportunities. At In-Q-Tel he helped make over 25 venture capital investments of more than $20M. He worked with Palantir founder Stephen Cohen to deploy the company’s first AI product in the US Intelligence community. At FINRA he ran the machine learning systems which detect anomalies in the billions of NASDAQ stock market events. As CMO of MadKudu he helped transform a data science application into the predictive intelligence sales platform used by Silicon Valley powerhouses Segment.
One of the original advocates of Lean Startup, Kevin is a recognized global leader in helping startups and corporate teams systematically drive innovation. He helped the National Science Foundation create the I-CORPS program and launch the first class with Steve Blank at Stanford.
He graduated #1 in his US Coast Guard Academy class with a degree in Electrical Engineering. His expertise in AI began at Stanford University while earning his Master’s Degree and completing original research under legend Dr. Bernard Widrow.
FOUNDER & COO
Russ has spent the last 15 years leading corporate innovation and product teams at Fortune 1000 organizations. He is currently focused on helping executives build strategies and products to take advantage of the AI revolution. At Spigit, Russ led multiple delivery teams in the development of enterprise-wide, open innovation programs for such blue chip companies as Pfizer, Fidelity, ADP, Lowe’s, Estee Lauder, and Southern Company. At CSC, Russ managed crowdsourced innovation programs which created over $600m of value. At the Corporate Executive Board he helped Chief Innovation and Strategy Officers at Fortune 1000 organizations develop large scale innovation programs.
Russ is a founding team member in several service and product startup companies. Most notably, at Sperlonga Data & Analytics where he helped build an award-winning services company which helped Wall Street banks remit condominium association fees.
Russ graduated with an M.B.A., from The George Washington University School of Business and a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University.