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

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



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<style> 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.

Dayle Hall

Chief Marketing Officer

Dayle is a marketing executive with 19+ years’ experience across all marketing disciplines. He is responsible for all strategic marketing activities including branding, product positioning, communications, customer acquisition and go-to-market strategy. Prior to joining People.ai, Dayle was the head of marketing and sales development at Lithium Technologies, helping the company grow beyond $100M in revenue. Dayle’s previous experience includes leading Corporate Marketing and Corporate Communications at Aruba Networks (acquired by HPE) and marketing leadership positions at Cisco and Oracle in Europe and North America.

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.

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.

Dan Zhang

Head of Analytics & Strategy

Dan Zhang is People.ai’s Head of Analytics & Strategy. 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.

the office teams

Nancy Jordan

Head of HR and Business operations

Danielle Contreras

Office Manager

Brittney Hall

Head of Customer Support and Operations

Thong Le

Director of Talent

Mariana Lutska

Office Manager, Kiev

Maria Shramko

Head of Technical Recruiting, Kiev

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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