The Pyze Team
Pyze has assembled a world class team with deep experience in mobile apps, product, marketing, big data, machine learning and SaaS to create the first of its kind business intelligence platform designed to help mobile app publishers grow their business.
CEO + Co-Founder
Dickey Singh, has over two decades of product and engineering leadership in mobile, Big Data and SaaS.
He has served as CTO, SVP, or VP of engineering and products, for ViVotech, Replay, MarketTools, CustomerSat, and Spear. He most recently founded Encounters, a patient management app that was acquired within a few months of launch. He delivered a mobile wallet and cloud products for Mobile Payments and Touch Marketing at ViVotech. He led the software, product and operations teams designing, developing and releasing CustomerSat™ 10, an industry-leapfrogging SaaS Enterprise suite whose market success contributed to CustomerSat’s acquisition by MarketTools, now Confirmit.
Before Spear, Dickey was director at @Road (now Trimble) – a fastest growing SaaS company in US 5 years in a row - where he developed solutions for the mobile resource management industry. He also held management and R&D positions with ERP software company Baan Research (now Infor), Nortel Networks, SPSS Inc. IBM, and Tata Consultancy Services. He graduated magna cum laude with BS/BE in Computer Engineering from MIT, University of Pune. His interests include computing, sports cars and portraiture photography.
His eight patent applications encompass virtualization, mobile fraud management in mobile wallet apps, and mobile access of hardware from HTML5/CSS3 pages.
President + Co-Founder
Prabhjot Singh, has over 15 years of experience in marketing, sales, executive management, & operations. He most recently co-founded Pixatel Systems, a social enterprise that utilizes mobile computing to deploy apps and e-Learning solutions to over 5 million users.
Previously, he was VP Marketing at CA Technologies for the Application Performance Management (APM) business, where he was responsible for all marketing functions and helped execute the go-to-market strategy that grew the APM business over 300% in 4 years. Before CA, he was an early employee at Wily Technology and served in a number of key customer facing and marketing roles. Wily was acquired by CA Technologies in 2006. Prior to Wily, Prabhjot held management and engineering positions at Citigroup and Indus River Networks. Prabhjot holds a Bachelor in Computer Systems Engineering from Boston University.
Prabhjot is an active participant in community and philanthropic affairs. He was the Founding Chairman of the Sikh Coalition, the nation’s largest Sikh Civil Rights organization. Prabhjot is also a founder of Saanjh, a non-profit that runs leadership programs for children and young adults. He currently volunteers on the Boards of the Sikh Coalition, Saanjh, and the MBSK Family Foundation.
Chairman + Co-Founder
John Chisholm, has over three decades of experience as entrepreneur, CEO, and investor. He founded and served as CEO of CustomerSat from 1997 to 2007 and sold it to MarketTools (now ConfirmIt). In 1992 he founded, served as CEO and subsequently sold Decisive Technology (now part of Google). Earlier he worked for or consulted to GE, HP, Xerox, GRiD Systems, Pyramid Technologies, NetFrame, Ventura Software, and Network Appliance. John invests via John Chisholm Ventures.
He is President of the MIT Worldwide Alumni Association, a member of the Development Committee of the MIT Corporation (board of trustees), a trustee of the Santa Fe Institute and of The Seasteading Institute, and chairs the MIT Club of Northern California. He is a member of the Global Partners Council of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and also a regular contributor to Forbes. He advises entrepreneurs through the MIT Venture Mentoring Service, the Thiel Foundation 20 under 20 Fellowship, and the Plug and Play Tech Center. He has chaired the Stanford Institute for the Quantitative Study of Society, one of Stanford’s independent laboratories and served on the visiting committee of the MIT math department. He is author or co-author of two US patents.
He holds BS & MS degrees in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School. An avid mountain climber, has summited Mounts Rainier, Shasta, Whitney, St. Helens and live volcanoes in Chile & Indonesia.
Nick is an avid gamer, collects mechanical keyboards and loves classic cars. He owns fourteen mechanical keyboards on last count and three Chevrolet Corvair classics.
Sr. Software Engineer
Mohan Pandiyan is a senior software engineer at Pyze and a recent transplant from Chicago. His experience includes working for Walgreens, and Delta Airlines. He enjoys backend programming and his interests include distributed algorithms and heuristic problem solving. He has a Masters in Computer Science from New York University.
Mohan is an avid mountain climber and has scaled numerous peaks in Colarado, Yosemite and Seattle. He is currently training for climbing Mount Shasta in California.
She is a Bay Area native and recently graduated from General Assembly's full-time web development course to further her skills.
Director Cloud Ops. & Security
Muntek Suri is the Director of Cloud operations and Security at Pyze. He moved from Houston, Texas to help scale and process billions of data event a day at Pyze.
He most recently was a program manager at Endurance Internatonal Corporation and prior to that director of systems administration and monitoring at Hostgator.
He has a script for every task imaginable and his productivity is directly proportional to the number of 4K monitors he connects to his Macbook Pro.
Sr. Software Engineer
Adrian is a Senior Software Engineer at Pyze. He has a BS in Computer Science from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. His background and interests include math, functional programming, data science, analytics, machine learning, natural language processing and algorithms. He has a patent on Content Classification of Internet Traffic using unbalanced training data.
He likes spending his free time with his kids, kitesurfing, snowboarding, playing tennis and climbing high peaks in the middle of nowhere.
Content & Media Manager
Melissa Cheng manages content and media. She produces and edits video content, and is comfortable both in front of the camera and behind. She enjoys going to the beach, hanging out with friends, family and her boyfriend, dancing, and playing volleyball.
She also coaches volleyball at Cañada College.
iOS, watchOS & tvOS Engineer
Ram Naragund is an iOS engineer and has worked on numerous iOS apps and developer tools.
He is working on the artifical intelligence iOS agent (Pyze Smart App Agent), watchOS agent and the beta tvOS agent.
Jess Joseph Lobo
Unity and C# developer
Android & IoT Engineer
Pooja Rani is an Android engineer and works on the Android Pyze Smart App Agent and IoT sdk here at Pyze.
She is working on the agent that is capable of intelligently adapting to various connectivity, environment and hardware capabilities of host device.
Growth & Marketing Intern
Daniel is an intern and works on growth and marketing for Pyze.
Eli is an intern and works at the intersection of marketing and development.
A world class advisory team with experience from Zynga, Google, Appirio, WebMethods, Tango, New Relic, SAP, Zoomdata, WebRoot, MIT, Uber Media, McAfee, Intel, Hacker Dojo and iBeam.
EVP Products + Strategy, WebRoot
Michael Malloy is Executive VP of Products and Strategy at WebRoot, where he is responsible for providing strategic and tactical direction to company's product and business organizations.
Before joining Webroot, Malloy was vice president of marketing and sales for New Relic, where he was responsible for a tenfold increase in the company's customer base in a two-year period.
Malloy previously held executive management roles for several leading companies including Wily Technology (now part of CA), where as chief marketing officer and senior vice president of product development he launched 35 new products and six major revisions of the company's flagship product.
Malloy received a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Louis University.
He serves as an advisor for Pyze.
CEO GfyCat, Ex-VP Tango.me, Zynga, Google
Richard Rabbat is CEO GfyCat. He was previously VP of Platform and Advertising at Tango, where he is in charge of the client SDK, which allows game developers to use Tango’s messaging platform to drive engagement and virality. He is in charge of building innovative social and messaging channels and has helped launch 10 partner games on both Android and iOS to-date.
Prior to Tango, Richard was General Manager at Zynga, where he helped build the SDKs for all games and the 1st party platform (project Darwin). While at Zynga, Richard helped improve monetization of CityVille by 17%, a game that garnered 15 M DAU on the Facebook canvas.
Prior to Zynga, Richard was a Product Manager at Google, and drove a company-wide initiative "Make the Web Faster", across all search and ad properties.
Richard holds a PhD and an S.M. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.E. and M.E. from the American University of Beirut.
He holds 8 patents and serves as an advisor for Pyze.
Narinder Singh As the President of the topcoder community, and Chief Strategy Officer at Appirio, Narinder Singh is responsible for overseeing the company’s strategy, technology and crowdsourcing initiatives. A co-founder of Appirio, Narinder brings more than 15 years of software and business experience and plays a key role in keeping Appirio at the forefront of cloud, social and mobile technology.
Prior to Appirio, Narinder worked at SAP in the Office of the CEO as a part of the Corporate Strategy Group. Working with the management board and other executives, Narinder led initiatives on sales, maintenance and competitive strategies, as well as potential business and technology disruptions.
Prior to SAP, Narinder managed R&D, sales and marketing activity as vice president and general manager of webMethods (WEBM) workflow business unit. He also previously led R&D for the company’s BPM, workflow, B2B and industry products. Narinder began his career with Accenture at its Center for Strategic Technology.
He holds a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Wharton School. Narinder also has worked with several non–profits on their development and supports a number of causes including the Miracle Foundation and Architecture for Humanity.
He serves as an advisor for Pyze.
Dr. Ratinder Ahuja
CEO ShieldX Networks, Ex-CTO Intel Security (McAfee)
Dr. Ahuja is on the advisory board of Pyze.
He is CEO of ShieldX Networks is a venture-backed stealth start-up located in the bay area. Previously, He served as CTO & VP for the Network & Mobile Business Unit at McAfee/Intel. Dr. Ahuja was founder and CTO for Reconnex Corp. a leading Data Loss Prevention vendor that was acquired by McAfee in Aug 08. Prior to founding Reconnex, Dr. Ahuja founded and developed several successful companies that were acquired by technology market leaders. In March 2001, Extreme Networks acquired Webstacks, Inc., which he founded and managed as President & CEO. In 1995, Dr. Ahuja took another of his companies, Internet Junction, at which he developed a unique protocol translation product, to acquisition by Cisco Systems.
Dr. Ahuja is also a TaeKwonDo Master, holding a 5th Degree Black Belt and is an avid practitioner of QiGong and weight training.
Dr. Ahuja holds over 30 issued patents from the USPTO.
Dr. Mike Bowles
Machine Learning, Hacker Dojo
Dr. Mike Bowles is a Co-founder of Biomatica, which seeks to improve drug discovery economics by lowering the cost of determining compound toxicity, using machine learning and Chief Data Scientist at SpAlgo, which uses machine learning for high frequency trading. He teaches Machine Learning at Hacker Dojo.
Dr. Bowles was Founder and Chairman of iBeam which went public at a $3 billion market capitalization.
Dr. Bowles is on the advisory board of Pyze.
SVP Crowdstar, Founder + CEO, NetBD
Chris is on the advisory board of Pyze. He is SVP of business development at Crowdstar and also serves as an advisor on a number of startups including Pyze.