Meet the executive team

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

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Catherine Havasi

Catherine Havasi

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Catherine Havasi is one of the leading experts on the use of machine learning to analyze text-based data. She is the CEO 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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Rob Speer

Rob Speer

Chief Science Officer

Rob Speer co-founded Luminoso in 2010 and serves as its Chief Science Officer. At the MIT Media Lab, he led the development of ConceptNet, an open-source, multilingual knowledge base. His 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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Dmitry Grenader

Dmitry Grenader

VP, Product Management

In his role at VP of Product Development at Luminoso, Dmitry Grenader defines the product strategy, roadmap, requirements, pricing, and positioning for Luminoso's solutions.