KUNGFU MASTERS

Our blended expertise in business and IT consulting helps transform data into AI strategies and tools.

Stephen Straus

Managing Director



  • Serial entrepreneur with multiple successful exits

  • Former General Partner, Austin Ventures

  • Graduate of Colgate University and Harvard Business School


Ian Clarke

Chief Scientist



  • Artificial intelligence expert

  • Founded five companies, including Freenet

  • Graduate of University of Edinburgh in artificial intelligence and CS


Ron Green

Chief Technology Officer



  • Artificial Intelligence expert

  • Serial tech entrepreneur with multiple successful exits

  • MSc from University of Sussex in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems


Matt Cohen

Chief Innovation Officer



  • Expert in machine learning, big data, and NLP

  • Entrepreneur, startup mentor, and venture capitalist

  • Internet media and digital marketing pioneer

  • Graduate of Rice University’s Honors Program in Computer Science


Steve Meier

VP of Sales & Marketing



  • 14 years of technology sales, marketing, and consulting experience

  • Former head of creative strategy working with Fortune 500 brands (IBM, Cisco, AT&T)

  • Led the creation of the first suite of marketing tools powered by IBM Watson

  • Certificate from MIT Sloan in Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Businesses Strategy


ZZ Si

Principal Machine Learning Engineer



  • Computer Vision expert

  • Developed algorithmic ad targeting at Apple, search ranking at Google, product search and matching at Impossible Ventures

  • Co-authored a paper in ICCV which won Marr Prize Honorable Mention

  • Graduate of UCLA with Ph.D. in Statistics


Dustin Weghorst

Data Acquisition Lead



  • Data Strategy and Acquisition expert

  • Ran a consulting business that helped Fortune 500 companies identify and collect data from the open web

  • MSc from University of Denver in Business Information and Analytics


Douglas Ferguson

Innovation Partner



  • Innovation workshop facilitator

  • Founder and president of Voltage Control

  • CTO of a Google Ventures-backed digital marketplace

  • 19 Years Product Leadership

  • Graduate of Virginia Tech in math, biology and chemistry


Steve Rohleder

Advisor



  • Former Group Chief Executive of North America at Accenture

  • 35 year veteran of Accenture

  • Advisory Board Member for Apogee, GTY Technology and Kony Mobility


Jim Forester

Advisor



  • 27 years consulting and retail industry experience leading large scale complex deliveries and technology departments

  • Former VP of IT, Retail for T-Mobile