People.ai

About Us

We’re on a mission to be the AI platform for all business activity across every organization.

About People.ai

People.ai helps sales, marketing, and customer success teams uncover every revenue opportunity from every customer. Companies like New Relic, Tanium, Lyft, Okta, and Mulesoft choose People.ai to capture all customer contacts, activity and engagement to drive actionable insights across all enterprise revenue. Founded in 2016 and based in San Francisco, People.ai is backed by Y Combinator and Silicon Valley’s top investors, including Andreessen Horowitz and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

The Leadership Team

Oleg Rogynskyy

CEO & Founder

Oleg is the CEO and Found of People.ai. Prior to People.ai Oleg helped start and scale three big data companies, two of which, including Oleg’s own Semantria, were subsequently acquired. He has a passion for data science, machine learning, and text analytics. At People.ai Oleg is leveraging these technologies to solve the age-old problem of measuring and optimizing human productivity through sales automation tools.

Andrey Akselrod

Chief Technology Officer

Andrey brings almost two decades of experience in managing engineering teams to People.ai. Prior to joining People.ai, Andrey co-founded and was CTO of Smartling, a late-stage translation technology SaaS platform. Prior to Smartling, he was VP of Technology at SpaFinder and Chief Software Architect at RunTime Technologies. Andrey’s focus at People.ai is growing a world-class engineering team to help evolve the People.ai platform.

Dana Ray

SVP of People

With over 20 years of experience in human resources, Dana partners with management teams in fast-paced, entrepreneurial environments to drive business results. Dana is the head of people at People.ai and has global responsibility for all human resource and facilities functions. Most of Dana’s career has been in the software industry building HR functions and acquiring, developing and retaining talent to effectively scale companies. Prior to joining People.ai, Dana was Senior Vice President, Global Head of People for Marin Software, Inc. from October 2011 through January 2019. Dana’s previous experience includes Director of Human Resources at Accelrys Inc. and Vice President of Human Resources for Classroom Connect, a Reed Elsevier company. Dana received her masters of science in human resources and organization development from University of San Francisco and earned her B.S. with honors from San Diego State University.

John Gilman

Chief Revenue Officer

John comes to People.ai with nearly 20 years of driving revenue growth and building successful sales teams at world-class SaaS companies. Most recently at New Relic in a variety of sales leadership roles, including SVP Strategic Accounts & Alliances. He built and led sales teams across nearly every region, segment and industry from $50M to nearly $500M. Prior to that, he spent 15 yrs at Salesforce helping scale the company from $5M to more than $5B.

Thomas Wyatt

Chief Product Officer

Thomas leads the product organization at People.ai with responsibility for strategy, product management, and design. Previously, he was the Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer of AppDynamics leading the marketing, technology strategy, and corporate development teams through the company’s hyper-growth stage to become the market leader.  Prior to that Thomas was the Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Cloud Analytics business unit, leading the company’s expansion into application intelligence and sponsoring its $3.7B acquisition of AppDynamics.

During his career at Cisco, Thomas has been a business and product leader taking internal start-ups from concept to #1 market share, scaling high growth ventures to $1B+ in revenue, and leading a cloud transformation for a multi-billion dollar business. Thomas was the VP/GM for a range of businesses spanning analytics, cloud infrastructure, collaboration, and video.

Joel Hofman

Chief Customer Officer

Joel Hofman is the Chief Customer Officer at People.ai. Joel is an experienced leader in managing technical sales, customer success, professional services, and education services organizations with hundreds of team members around the world. Prior to joining People.ai, Joel spent several years at Riverbed Technology, most recently as Senior Vice President of Technical Sales & Services, where he led the post sales and technical pre-sales teams. Prior to Riverbed, he held roles at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Intralinks. Hofman earned a Bachelor’s degree in Technology & Information Management from New York University.

Zach Cusimano

Chief of Staff

Prior to joining People.ai, Zach co-founded and held the position of COO for Bizness Apps, the world’s largest mobile app development platform. Over the course of six years he led the mobile SaaS startup from inception to market leadership. He achieved market penetration of over 5% of the total iTunes marketplace and reaching over 30 million monthly active users across 83 countries. At People.ai he is focused on building out and supporting our go-to-market strategies and teams.

Rajit Joseph

VP of Product

Rajit brings 15 years of experience in product management and strategy, building enterprise applications. Prior to joining People.ai, Rajit held various product leadership positions at InsideSales.com, C9, Salesforce, Oracle, Siebel and General Electric. He has contributed to patents in the sales forecasting and opportunity scoring space. For the past four years, he has been focused on applying big data and machine learning algorithms to solve enterprise business problems.

David Flink

VP of Product & Design

Dan Zhang

VP of Business Operations & Finance

Dan Zhang is People.ai’s VP of Business Operations and Finance. Prior to joining People.ai, Dan was Director of Sales Analytics & Strategy at AppDynamics. Dan holds dual Master’s degrees from Syracuse University in Statistics and Sociology and a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Interested in Joining?

If you’re looking for your next adventure, look no further–we’re hiring! We know that what we’re building, how we’re building it, and- most importantly the people who are building it will make or break the success of our company. That means hiring the absolute best talent.

We’ve got a deep bench of experts in the space. Our team has spent time at some of the fastest growing companies like Salesforce, Marketo, Box, SuccessFactors, Responsys, and Smartling.

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