Jaxon Team

 
Scott Cohen CEO

Scott Cohen
CEO

Greg Harman CTO

Greg Harman
CTO

Paul Resten EVP, Sales

Paul Resten
EVP, Sales

Sushil Shelly Director of Engineering

Sushil Shelly
Director of Engineering

 
 
Brad Hatch Principal Data Scientist

Brad Hatch
Principal Data Scientist

Alan Caulkins Machine Learning Engineer

Alan Caulkins
Machine Learning Engineer

Laura Baltazar Sr. QA Automation Engineer

Laura Baltazar
Sr. QA Automation Engineer

Charlotte Ruth Linguistics Business Specialist

Charlotte Ruth
Linguistics Business Specialist

Carly Stithem Marketing Manager

Carly Stithem
Marketing Manager

 
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Scott Cohen
CEO

Scott is a serial technologist and patented inventor with over fifteen years of experience. Scott was a pioneer in the wireless imaging industry, having created one of the first systems able to send images and data to mobile devices for Federal, State, and Local First Responders. This system grew into an interoperability platform for seamless cross-domain data exchange for civilian and defense agencies, healthcare, and private-sector stakeholders.

Through his company, DropFire, Scott successfully licensed and commercialized intellectual property from MIT to revolutionize the data management domain. With a mission of “Better Data, Better Insights”, DropFire’s data transformation platform enabled Big Data teams to collaborate and drive analytics with a wider variety of higher-quality data. DropFire pushed the bounds of machine reasoning applied to automatic data transformation.

As Co-Founder, Scott then brought his passion for cutting- edge technology to BigR.io, a Big Data and Machine Learning consulting firm that specializes in building high-volume, highly- available systems, deep neural networks, and custom advanced analytics portals for the Fortune 500.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Science from Union College, an MBA from Northeastern University, and an Master of Science from the Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University with coursework performed at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Greg Harman CTO

Greg Harman
CTO

Greg has an extensive background in enterprise data architecture, applications, and automation. Prior to founding Jaxon, he spent over fifteen years in CTO and architect roles developing technology strategies and platforms to drive business. His past work has been utilized by organizations ranging from Fortune 100 companies to startups and has been commercialized for millions of end users.

Along the way, Greg has co-founded two companies, DropFire and BigR.io, that embrace data-driven machine reasoning and AI techniques as core strategic assets within their technology visions. The evolution of AI has been a strong driver, and he has been deeply involved with not only the core technologies but also the data infrastructure needed to support them.

Greg has been working with dialogue-driven applications for nearly two decades. Early in his career, he worked on the automated conversion of websites into dialogue-driven interfaces for then-nascent mobile devices. He has watched these technologies evolve over the years to the current generation of smart speakers and is excited to contribute to the next evolutionary stage with Jaxon.

Greg earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Paul Resten EVP, Sales

Paul Resten
EVP, Sales

Paul is a career business executive with over 35 years’ experience as a sales and marketing executive at large companies, including IBM and Motorola, as well as startup organizations. As the Vice President of Sales for Guardium, Inc., Paul spearheaded Guardium’s growth from $3.7 million in revenue to $1 billion. Guardium was acquired by IBM in 2009 for $225 million, producing nearly a 10X multiple for investors. After Guardium’s acquisition, he stayed on at IBM and served 9+ years as the business unit executive at IBM.

Prior to Guardium, he held sales executive roles at startups, including Courion (acquired by K1) where he led 70% year-over-year growth. Paul started his career at Motorola where he ended up managing a startup division that took specialized IT and communication products originally developed for government use, commercialized them, and then brought them to market.

Considered a thought leader in sales strategy and execution, Paul possesses deep go-to-market experience across many market segments including financial services, healthcare, and eCommerce.

Paul received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Finance from Bryant University.

Sushil Shelly Director of Engineering

Sushil Shelly
Director of Engineering

As the leader of the Engineering team for Jaxon, Sushil has prodigious experience in building distributed, highly-scalable, and highly-available communication systems and real-time applications.

Prior to Jaxon, Sushil served as Principal Software Architect for BigR.io, where he led an immensely successful development team in designing and implementing a large-scale medical image exchange that securely turns over 10s of terabytes of data weekly across organizational boundaries and disparate systems. Sushil also helped found a successful startup that innovated and supplied high-capacity switching gear deployed in the AT&T Core Network. He participated in standard-setting bodies including ATM-Forum and IETF where he made several contributions. He holds a patent in high-speed switching.

Sushil has been central to standards compliance for Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) initiatives, including HL7 and XDS/DICOM adherence. He was a key figure in executing a large-scale data ingest pipeline and NoSQL store for eBay Enterprise (120B+ transactions/year, 5M transactions/minute at peak).

Sushil earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Electronics with Specialization in Digital Electronics from the London South Bank University. Sushil also studied Data Structures & Algorithms at WPI and is an expert in architecture/design, Java/C++, Eiffel, Linux, routing & internet protocols, highly-available systems, and NoSQL databases.

Brad Hatch Principal Data Scientist

Brad Hatch
Principal Data Scientist

As a Principal Data Scientist, Brad has spent over 10 years conducting and implementing Machine Learning research with a focus on Deep Learning applications for image segmentation, facial recognition, neural machine translation, and more. As a Chief Analytics Officer, Brad also oversaw all quantitative research including discrete choice models, customer segmentations, and key driver analysis.

Before delving into Machine Learning research as a Data Scientist, Brad served as an instructor at the University of Utah. During this time, he helped create and teach a new course on quantitative business research wherein students collected and analyzed real- world data related to the customers of sponsoring companies for the project.

Brad is a natural and relentless problem solver who develops insights into customer behavior and introduces new approaches to transform complex behavioral data into actionable information. He is also adept at leveraging enhanced data mining techniques and assists in analytic project design.

Brad earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and M. Stat in Econometrics from the University of Utah.

Alan Caulkins Senior Software Engineer

Alan Caulkins
Machine Learning Engineer

Alan is a dedicated Software Engineer, System Administrator, and Consultant with proven skills in myriad languages, tools, and technologies. He has built and maintained small-to medium-sized business networks and web applications with multi-paradigm programming using Lisp-based languages. He also has extensive experience with system administration of Unix and Windows networks through automation tools and remote monitoring. Alan is an expert at providing expertise on a wide range of vital technical issues.

Alan’s past projects and work focus on process automation, DevOps, and web development with experience in every layer of the software stack. He spent several years in the healthcare industry, where he built systems to process patient data in an active clinical setting. Prior to his work with Jaxon, Alan utilized his experience with HIPAA compliance, as well as traditional and single-page web applications, REST APIs, and Big Data processing.

Alan received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Kansas State University.

Laura Baltazar Senior QA Engineer

Laura Baltazar
Sr. QA Automation Engineer

Laura has an extensive background as an experienced software quality professional with over six years of experience designing test cases, executing manual functional tests (integration, system, user acceptance, and regression), and coordinating activities with development teams. She is adept at bug tracking, test reporting, and managing test activities, as well as having mastered basic and intermediate programming skills. Laura shines in facilitating team collaboration and coordination to complete tasks at hand when complex problems arise.

Laura earned her Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.

Charlotte Ruth Linguistics Specialist

Charlotte Ruth
Linguistics Business Specialist

Charlotte is captivated by linguistics and the use of natural language in business. Having always been interested in languages, and having learned 5 of them throughout her life, she enjoys finding ways to combine linguistics and language in general with her role as the Linguistics Specialist for Jaxon. Beyond the technical aspects of her career, Charlotte has a dedicated customer-centric focus on building relationships. Most recently, she has worked in several sales and management roles in the banking sector.

Charlotte is an eager learner and has a keen ability to creatively assess the needs of complex processes. Her focus on people combined with a strong research and writing skillset and an enthusiasm for organization allow her to be an adaptable and capable asset for every organization she has been a part of. Prior to the commercial world, she was first in academia and then served as a Peace Corps Youth Development Volunteer in rural areas of Morocco.

Charlotte holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Linguistics and Spanish Language & Literature from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a Master of Arts in Linguistics from Northwestern University.

Carly Stithem Marketing Manager

Carly Stithem
Marketing Manager

Carly is an avid researcher and leader with copious experience developing marketing strategies to help achieve business goals. She specializes in developing and implementing strategies to strengthen company market presence and developing company identity initiatives. Prior to starting with Jaxon, Carly served as Director of Marketing on the leadership team for BigR.io, overseeing Marketing Engagement to drive productivity and collaboratively provide strategic thought leadership and marketing direction across all business functions.

In the past, Carly served as Marketing Coordinator for various startups and other large-scale companies, where she developed a proven and successful track record in scaling growth using modern B2B and B2C marketing strategies and tactics, including digital marketing, direct marketing, and event coordination. In addition to her strong planning, analytics, communications, and writing skills, she is also an adept strategic, creative, and results-focused critical thinker.

Carly earned her Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in English with a focus in Rhetoric and Composition from Kansas State University and holds a Professional and Technical Writing Certificate.