Meet the executive team

Our leadership team represents a wide range of talent and experience. Get to know them here.

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Adam Carte

Adam Carte

Chief Executive Officer

Adam Carte is the CEO of Luminoso.  Prior to joining Luminoso, Adam was an Operating Partner to Denham Capital Management, and a founding member and Partner of Fairlead Advisors.  At Fairlead, Adam has led negotiations for acquisitions, divestitures, equity and debt financings, strategic partnerships, licensing agreements, and company restructurings for over 20 different companies across a broad range of industries.  

Adam previously served in a number of C-level positions.  As the CEO of Cadre Proppants, a mining company, revenues doubled during his tenure.  He was the COO of Niotan, Inc. a chemical manufacturer that was developed and sold to its largest customer.  As the CFO of The Trigen Companies, an energy company, Adam jointly led the turnaround and doubled profits, resulting in the sale of the company that more than doubled its equity value in less than three years.

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Catherine Havasi

Catherine Havasi

Chief Strategy Officer

Dr. Catherine Havasi is one of the leading experts on the use of machine learning to analyze text-based data. She is the Chief Strategy Officer and co-founder of Luminoso, a natural language understanding company in Cambridge, MA. Luminoso's solutions are based upon nearly a decade of her research at the MIT Media Lab on how natural language processing and machine learning can be applied to improve text analytics. Catherine also directs the Open Mind Common Sense Project, one of the largest common sense knowledge bases in the world, which she co-founded alongside Marvin Minsky and Push Singh in 1999.

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Jason Alonso

Jason Alonso

Chief Technology Officer

Jason Alonso co-founded Luminoso in 2010 and serves as its Chief Technology Officer. He is an alumnus of the MIT Media Lab, where he developed some of the machine learning techniques that drives Luminoso's software. 

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Robyn Speer

Robyn Speer

Chief Science Officer

Robyn Speer co-founded Luminoso in 2010 and serves as its Chief Science Officer. At the MIT Media Lab, she led the development of ConceptNet, an open-source, multilingual knowledge base. Her M.Eng. thesis presented a new way for computers to understand semantics based on a dimensionality-reduced representation of ConceptNet.

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Mike Brunnick

Mike Brunnick

SVP, Worldwide Sales

Mike Brunnick is the SVP of Global Sales and Customer Success at Luminoso. He puts Luminoso's solutions into the hands of customers everywhere. Before joining Luminoso, Mike held a variety of sales and services leadership positions and served on active duty for the United States Marine Corps.

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Ying Chen

Ying Chen

Chief Product Officer

Ying Chen is the Chief Product Officer at Luminoso. She leads product, design, and development to power the next generation of Luminoso's award-winning software. Before joining Luminoso, Ying led Fortune 1000 organizations and VC-backed startups to deliver award-winning product solutions, most recently heading up global product marketing for platform technologies at Pegasystems.