Ryan Welsh
Founder and CEO

Ryan’s vision is at the core of Kyndi. His experience analyzing impacts of the 2008 economic crisis helped Ryan realize that humans can no longer keep up with the volume of reading needed in the modern age. Foreseeing a time when every worker must be partnered with an AI assistant, he decided to make his vision possible.

Ryan has a B.S. degree from the Catholic University of America, a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Rutgers University, and an M.B.A. from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

Ryan Welsh

Founder and CEO

Arun Majumdar
Founder and Chief Scientist

Arun was a protégé of AI pioneer John Sowa and spent time at Stanford with John McCarthy’s Symbolic Systems group. In 2001, with John Sowa, he founded VivoMind Research, a company focused on real-world applications of AI technologies, including human-like analogical reasoning. He holds a number of granted and provisional patents on behalf of Kyndi.

Arun holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from McGill University in Montreal.

Arun Majumdar

Founder and Chief Scientist

Amy Guarino
COO

Amy is passionate about helping customers and partners transform their organizations. Prior to joining Kyndi as Chief Operating Officer, she spent eight years at Marketo, which she joined in early 2009 as the Vice President of Business Development (employee #25). During her career there, Marketo grew from less than $1M in revenue to over $250M, went public in 2013, and was acquired by Vista Private Equity for $1.8B in 2016. She ran the customer sales organization and started Marketo KK (Japan.) Over the past 25+ years, Amy has been an accomplished business leader who uses sales, marketing, and management  methods developed at IBM to quickly drive results at startup and mid-size companies.

Amy has a B.A. in Government and International Relations from the University of Notre Dame. She has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Women of Influence in the Silicon Valley and as CRN’s Top Women in the Channel.

Amy Guarino

COO

Chris Stauber
Head of Products & Engineering

Chris is an enthusiastic leader who uses his expertise in technology product conception, development and management to build and direct successful teams and business solutions. A startup veteran, Chris has solved business problems in a wide variety of domains, including ERP, CRM, supply chain, tax, and energy and emissions management. In his former positions at Wynyard, C3 Energy Network, Siebel Systems, and several other companies, Chris developed applications and programs scaled to tens of thousands of users, across cloud, mobile, and on-prem deployment models.

Chris graduated from California State University – East Bay with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Engineering.

Chris Stauber

Head of Products & Engineering

John F. Sowa
Kyndi Fellow

John is a fellow at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, a distinction given to individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of AI. Previously he was an IBM fellow. John is the inventor of conceptual graphs, which he described in a groundbreaking 1976 paper called “Conceptual Graphs for a Data Base Interface.” In 1962 he started working at IBM’s applied mathematics group, where with other scientists he laid the foundations for artificial intelligence and knowledge representation. At Kyndi, John focuses on developing novel methods for using logic and ontology in systems for reasoning and language understanding.

John has a B.S. in mathematics from MIT, an M.A. in applied mathematics from Harvard, and a PhD in computer science from the Vrije Universiteit Brussels.

John F. Sowa

Kyndi Fellow

Paul Tarau
Founder and Researcher

Paul is a prolific researcher across a wide range of computer science fields. Much of his research has to do with finding synergies between different fields of computer science. He has made significant contributions in the field of graph-based natural language processing, an area of much significance within Kyndi technology.

Paul is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Texas, and holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from Université de Montreal, a masters in Computer Science from Universit´e Laval (Quebec), and a B.Sc from University of Bucharest.

Paul Tarau

Founder and Researcher

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