The SymphonyAI leadership team is made up of innovators, technologists, and industry experts committed to building transformative technology and delivering extraordinary results.
Dr. Romesh Wadhwani is a proven, successful entrepreneur and CEO. He built Symphony Technology Group from startup to $2.5B revenue, $10B EV. Dr. Wadhwani has committed $1B of his own capital to build SymphonyAI.
With more than 30 years of technology leadership and extensive experience in the automotive industry, Sanjay brings a deep understanding of AI and machine learning applications to SymphonyAI. He has a particular focus on developing solutions at the intersection of devices, sensors, cloud solutions, and data integration.
Before joining SymphonyAI, Sanjay served as president and CEO at Cerence, leading its 2019 spin-out from Nuance. Sanjay was responsible for day-to-day operations and financial performance at Cerence, which has more than 60 automotive customers that use its technology in more than 350 million vehicles globally.
Before Cerence, Sanjay served as president of the Connected Services Division and chief technology officer of Harman Industries International until 2019. Between 2010 and 2019, he served as president and chief executive officer of Symphony Teleca Corporation. Harman acquired Symphony Teleca in January 2015. Sanjay Dhawan was responsible for the day-to-day operations of Symphony Teleca and its overall financial performance. Dhawan joined Symphony Teleca from Aricent, where he served as president and chief operating officer. Aricent is a KKR-owned privately held company with global operations in over 25 countries and more than 10,000 employees. At Aricent, he was responsible for the company’s strategy, sales, marketing, and the management and oversight of several high-growth business units and various functional units.
Before Aricent, Dhawan was the chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Inkra Networks, a company credited with defining the virtual networking market segment. Dhawan also held chief strategy, development, sales, and management roles at Netopia, StarNet, and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).
Dhawan has authored several networking-related publications and books and chaired the IEEE 802 and ANSI X3T9 standards sub-groups. He holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Brunel University, England, and a bachelor of science degree in electronics and communications from REC Kurukshetra, India.
Chief Technology Officer
Vijay Raghavendra is a technology leader and entrepreneur with extensive experience leading technology teams in companies ranging from startups to Fortune 1.
Most recently, Vijay was the CTO at Acuity Brands, an industrial technology company. At Acuity, he was responsible for all aspects of software technology strategy and delivery, including edge computing and IoT.
Before joining Acuity Brands, Vijay served as SVP of merchant technology at Walmart. Vijay and his teams were responsible for all platforms, applications, and algorithms that drove the experience for Walmart’s merchants and suppliers and a significant part of the customer experience across stores and online. Vijay’s teams were responsible for Walmart products, including product catalog, search, pricing, supplier experience, 3P marketplace, assortment intelligence, cost negotiation insights, and analytics.
Vijay was previously a co-founder and the CTO at Inkiru, a predictive intelligence SaaS platform company. Inkiru was acquired in 2013 by Walmart, which uses Inkiru’s platform across stores and online.
Before co-founding Inkiru, Vijay led the payments and revenue engineering team at Zynga, where his teams were responsible for all in-game payments and monetization products. Previously, Vijay served as the senior director of risk product development at PayPal, where his teams were responsible for all risk, compliance engineering, and data science. He also served as the head of architecture at eBay as part of the team responsible for rebuilding eBay’s technology stack. Before eBay, Vijay served in leadership roles at various successful technology startups.
Vijay has a bachelor’s of science degree in electronics and communications engineering from Osmania University and a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Chief Financial Officer
Wayne Kimber serves as chief financial officer of SymphonyAI. He has over thirty years of experience in finance and accounting, with a successful track record helping software companies grow and become/operate as publicly traded entities.
Before joining SymphonyAI, Wayne was SVP of finance and chief accounting officer at Malwarebytes Inc. In addition, Wayne held VP, finance, and controller roles at Cloudera and Guidewire Software. He also previously held positions at Ariba, Inc., Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Deloitte, and KPMG.
Wayne holds a bachelor of management studies from the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and is a certified accountant with the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ).
Chief People Officer
Jennifer Trzepacz (JT) is the chief people officer for SymphonyAI, leading the global HR strategy and building a cohesive culture across SymphonyAI’s vertical businesses to position the company for continued growth. JT has more than 20 years of experience implementing operational and talent strategies at transformative, industry-leading companies.
JT joined SymphonyAI from Wildcat Venture Partners, where she was an HR operating partner for over 20 B2B and B2B2C technology portfolio companies. Previously, she was the executive vice president of HR and business operations at Rocket Fuel, a role she took on following the AI-driven predictive marketing SaaS platform’s 2013 IPO.
Prior to that, JT held talent leadership positions with Salesforce, Yahoo, and LivingSocial, among other fast-growing technology companies. During her career, JT has been an early adopter of HR technology and supported many start-ups to build out their product offerings for mainstream markets. JT was selected as one of the Top 100 most influential HR leaders in the tech industry. JT earned her MBA from Simmons Graduate School of Management in Boston and her undergraduate degree from Bryant University.
Head of Marketing
Erica leads SymphonyAI marketing, working with SymphonyAI portfolio companies to build awareness and create marketing programs that drive enterprise AI adoption across vertical industries.
Prior to joining SymphonyAI, Erica was senior director of marketing for C3.ai, where she led content and drove a number of other marketing functions, partnering closely with product and sales organizations. Prior to C3.ai, Erica was senior director of marketing for SunPower Corp., where she led marketing for SunPower’s commercial and utility solar businesses across the U.S, Europe, and Japan. Prior to SunPower, Erica was a director of marketing at Cisco Systems Inc., leading marketing for a variety of emerging technology products. She also held leadership corporate communications and analyst and public relations positions in Cisco’s service provider business.
Erica began her career as a journalist at PC Week (now eWeek), where she edited several news sections, wrote a column, spoke at industry events, and covered a variety of markets, including telecommunications, networking, enterprise software, storage, and enterprise video.
Erica holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and has completed executive MBA programs at Kellogg School of Management and Oxford University’s Said Business School.
Retail | CPG
Chris is an experienced president and CEO with a demonstrated 35-year history of leading technology growth organizations, including 10+ years in the global enterprise software industry. Before joining Symphony RetailAI, Chris served as the president and CEO of Aspect Software for six years. Previously, he was the COO of JDA Software. Chris also held CEO positions at Mission Advisors and MicroAge Inc.
Mark is a growth and transformational-oriented executive with extensive knowledge of general technology and the media space. He has more than 20 years of experience in the media industry centering around technology, revenue management, and optimization. Prior to Symphony MediaAI, Mark spent 10 years at WideOrbit Inc, the preeminent ad decisioning and ERP provider for TV/radio/cable industries, where he served as chief operating officer. In this capacity, Mark oversaw business operations for WideOrbit’s various product verticals, all externally facing initiatives, special projects, and strategies.
Before WideOrbit, Mark spent seven years at Google. Serving as technical operations manager, he managed operations for Google’s Broadcast division, specializing in the real-time insertion of advertising on live Radio Broadcast streams. Before pivoting to a technology specialization, Mark spent several years in the media industry proper holding positions of operations manager, director of programming, and on-air talent to radio and television organizations throughout the Midwest.
Dominic Gallello is the CEO of Symphony IndustrialAI. An established technology leader with a deep background in vertical engineering software solutions, Dominic has an established track record of building great products, driving an intense customer focus, and developing global brands. His teams have received more than fifty product awards, including two R&D 100 awards. He was recently named as SaaS Top 50 CEO. Dominic has led three successful public and private software companies over the past 16 years, resulting in ~$1.3B in exit value.
Earlier in his career, Dominic held executive vice president positions leading product development at Autodesk and Macromedia and served as president of Intergraph Japan. He holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Monmouth University.
Financial Crime and Risk
Simon Moss is the CEO of Symphony AyasdiAI with strategic and P&L leadership responsibility. He brings three decades of market-recognized business experience in financial crime, risk, and compliance, and patented leadership in financial services technology innovation in network and edge computing, cognitive analytics, and AI.
Previously, Simon led Mantas, a firm that defined the founding phase of anti-money laundering (AML) and compliance behavior detection. He has led multiple other firms as founder, CEO, or board director, and most recently was global head of AI and automation for Infosys Consulting. He delivers a unique balance of strong leadership, deep subject expertise, and focused technology knowledge.
IT/Enterprise Service Workflows
Satyen Vyas has been the CEO of Symphony SummitAI since 2013. Currently based in New York, he has led the company’s growth from a startup to a global entity with customers and partners in North America, India, and Southeast Asia. Prior to Symphony SummitAI, he was a vice president at IBM in India and South Asia, where he was instrumental in growing the company’s x-series servers to a market leadership position. He also served as general manager for mid-markets at Dell India and spent 12 years building Vitage Group into a leading IT systems integration and services player in the Indian market.
Satyen holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Nagpur University and a post-graduate degree in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Mark Tice is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience working in the commercial and federal software fields. Previously, in his role as vice president of global sales and customer success at Unison, he was focused on driving top-line growth and increasing customer satisfaction. Mr. Tice joined Unison (formerly Compusearch Software Systems) in 2015. Working with Unison’s management team, he drove growth through winning new clients and expanded use of Unison’s products by existing customers. Mr. Tice was instrumental in successfully integrating acquired companies and driving sales across product lines.
Prior to joining Unison, Mr. Tice held executive positions for market leaders including Oracle, Sybase, and Business Objects as well as a number of startups. As CEO of two venture-backed startups, Mr. Tice led successful exits to NYSE-listed companies including Oracle. While he has spent most of his career in sales and general management roles, Mr. Tice began his career as a developer and has broad marketing experience.
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Rapid Growth, Rapid Results
SymphonyAI has grown rapidly from a startup in 2017 to a leading enterprise AI software company that delivers packaged solutions for a range of critical industry use cases. Each SymphonyAI division uses a unique operating model that combines AI-centric innovation with deep vertical domain and process expertise.