Jeff Catlin has over 20 years of experience in the fields of search, classification and text analytics products and services. He has held technical, managerial and senior management positions within a variety of companies including Thomson Financial and Sovereign Hill Software. Prior to the formation of Lexalytics, Jeff acted as the General Manager for the unstructured data group of LightSpeed Software where he was responsible for sales, marketing and development efforts for the Knowledge Appliance and iFocus products. Prior to joining LightSpeed, he was co-owner of PleasantStreet Technologies which produced a news-filtering product. Jeff graduated from UMass Amherst with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1987.
Tim Mohler has over 14 years of experience in the fields of text analytics and reputation management and is focused on helping companies get better information for better decisions. He spent 5 years as the Principal for Mohlenaar Consulting where he worked with Fortune 1000 companies implementing text analytics solutions. Prior to Mohlenaar Consulting, he was focused on tying network management information to business goals for financial services firms. He was instrumental in implementing a business services view of the primary market making operations of one of the world’s largest hedge funds. Tim has a degree in Math from Carnegie Mellon University.
Paul Barba has 10 years of experience developing, architecting, researching and generally thinking about machine learning, text analytics and NLP software. He has been working on growing system understanding while reducing human intervention and bringing text analytics to web scale. Paul has expertise in diverse areas of NLP and machine learning, from sentiment analysis and machine summarization to genetic programming and bootstrapping algorithms. In 2016, Paul is continuing to bring cutting edge research to solve everyday business problems, while working on new “big ideas” to push the whole field forward. Paul earned a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from UMass Amherst.
VP Product Management
Dean Foulis brings to bear his 30 years of broad experience to craft applications that can best add value for Lexalytics' customers. He spent his first two years at Lexalytics leading a team that designed, developed, deployed, and supported a custom application extension of Semantria for a Fortune-50 company. Prior to Lexalytics, Dean’s experience includes consultant to several mobile startups, Associate Vice President of Product Management for OnMobile Global Limited, CTO of Livewire Mobile, and Sales Engineer for the Embedded Global Business Unit at Oracle. Dean graduated from UMass Amherst with a degree in Electrical Engineering.
Andrea Kulkarni draws upon 20 years of diverse experience in designing and developing business and education software. At Lexalytics she leads a variety of initiatives, spanning product and market positioning, documentation, web analytics, growth marketing, and CRM operations. Previous to Lexalytics, Andrea worked as a consultant to tech companies where she helped design and evaluate products and programs that employed emergent technologies in various settings. She also advised educational and research institutions such as SRI International and Stanford University. Andrea holds a degree in Learning Design and Technology from Stanford University.