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