Leadership

Adam Treiser, CEO


Adam Treiser is a respected pioneer and inventor in the field of applied artificial intelligence for business decision-making. He is simultaneously a distinguished professor of decision sciences at the Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering, and founder of noteworthy A.I. firm, Arjuna Solutions.

Arjuna Solutions is an Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) software development company, specializing in providing decision-making insights for nonprofit fundraising optimization. Treiser is known for his industry foresight, and he led Arjuna Solutions through the process of securing several unique A.I. patents for the novel adaptation of A.I. algorithms in 2013.

His innovations include self-learning algorithms that enable dynamic, complex consumer decisions such as pricing optimization to become reliably predictable events. He has also developed algorithms that determine whom to prioritize soliciting for a specific fundraising campaign, and at what specific time of the year to make that solicitation, among other valuable decision-modeling capabilities.

Treiser has used Arjuna’s A.I. decision-making services to consistently enable nonprofit organizations to build greater financial capacity in the advancement of their missions. The key byproduct of Arjuna’s A.I. decisions for nonprofit organizations is securing distinct insight into the dynamics of individual donor behavior in real-time that simultaneously improves giving levels while lowering fundraising costs and sustaining brand value.

Adam was recently commissioned to deliver the Keynote Address at the United Nations Conference on Human Horizons, sharing his insights on the subject ofA.I. for Humanity”. He holds a J.D. from Georgetown University’s School of Law with a focus on taxation, and a B.S. in Business, cum laude, from The George Washington University School of Business.

Adam spent his early career as a corporate tax attorney working with major Fortune 500 companies and national non-governmental organizations, developing an appreciation of the practical realities and key data gaps facing most corporate decision-makers.

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Michael Gorriarán, President


Michael is a globally experienced technology sector executive with an extensive 30-year career spanning complex executive roles at Microsoft and Xerox. His has held numerous businesses leadership roles in the high-growth cloud services, enterprise software, outsourcing, and professional services businesses.

 

He has led multiple turn-arounds, establishing new business strategies, financial models and GTM plans to gain differentiated competitive advantages. He is known for his prowess implementing digital disruption strategies with partners for Enterprise, Corporate, SMB, and Government Agencies around the world.

 

Prior to joining Arjuna Solutions, Gorriarán was most recently GM, Worldwide Commercial Markets Strategy Group at Microsoft. He was responsible in this capacity for leading the largest GTM transformation in the technology industry, successfully migrating Microsoft's global sales, marketing, services and partner ecosystem from a commercial software and enterprise solutions business to becoming the preeminent leader of the cloud services industry. He led the development and implementation of competitive strategy and market share growth in the global GTM operating framework while growing annual revenues from $58Bn to $77Bn.

 

Prior to this role, he was GM(COO), US Enterprise & Partner Group at Microsoft. He was responsible for leading the national organizations in the US Subsidiary, and as well as developing, implementing, and managing the US Enterprise Sector Business and GTM Strategy. He transitioned this business from selling software to selling enterprise solutions, while growing from $5.4Bn to $7.6Bn in annual revenue over three years, tripling the market growth rate.

 

Prior to Microsoft, Michael spent over 18 years with Xerox Corporation, where he was most recently VP/GM, Industry Solutions Sales Organization, spanning eight countries in Northern and Central Europe.  He also served as VP/GM, Carolinas/Georgia, General Manager, Oregon, and various leadership roles in sales management, product management and strategic planning.

 

Gorriarán holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, and a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Rhode Island. He is an avid distance runner, outdoor enthusiast and active parent with his wife Kris of their two children.

Rachel (Bender) Michele, CTO


Rachel is Arjuna’s Chief Technology Officer and head of operations for 7 years. She delivers a unique blend of technical, managerial, and executive experience in support of product development, A.I., process automation, data visualization, infrastructure, strategic planning, forecasting, and company operations.

Prior to joining Arjuna Solutions, Rachel led a forensic data analytics team as a manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Her team was deployed in response to some of the largest cyber breaches, financial crimes, and regulatory investigations in U.S. history, routinely requiring her team to parse through billions of records across disparate databases and data sets. Rachel has also led numerous multidisciplinary teams on projects concerning matters of U.S. national security.

Rachel has served as a guest lecturer at Universities and professional organizations throughout the United States, and has served on the data quality board for a national nonprofit. She has a bachelors of Decision Science and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland.

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Steve Goodman, CRO


Stephen Goodman is Chief Relationship Officer at Arjuna Solutions. Stephen heads up Partnerships for Arjuna, primarily focusing on developing Go To Market strategies for working with marketing agencies for non profits.  With ExactAsk, Arjuna Solutions’ signature A.I. service, Goodman has been able to merge some of his greatest passions, marketing and fundraising. 

Prior to Arjuna Solutions, Stephen led Business Development for the NFL Players Association. Goodman worked directly with NFL sponsors such as Pepsi, Visa, Gatorade, Nike and Proctor and Gamble on initiatives that involved all NFL Player usage and marketing of their sponsorship assets. He also developed promotional programs and marketing campaigns to support the NFLPA and its missions. 

Goodman is a Board Emeritus for DC Scores and on the Board of Directors for Most Valuable Kids.  He also serves on the advisory board or event host committee for several other DC based organizations. 

In addition, Goodman is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. Goodman has a B.A. in Communications from East Carolina University and accreditations from the American Management Association. 

Goodman spends his spare time with his wife, Michelle, and their two boys, ages 13 and 15, in addition to rooting for DC's sports teams.

Joshua Krisiloff, VP of Analytics


Joshua Krisiloff is an expert in the fields of big data and predictive modeling. Using his experience with advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, advanced mathematical modeling, and software development, Josh is responsible for the continuing development of the analytics behind ExactAsk and all Arjuna products.

Prior to working for Arjuna, Josh worked for Illinois Rocstar, an aerospace company in the scientific computing industry. He was tasked with writing and operating large scale simulations of propellants and energetic materials. He also has extensive experience in large scale computing, having worked on advanced mathematical models on Nvidia massively parallel machines.

In his spare time, Josh enjoys building anything - from computers to woodworking, even airplanes. He has a bachelors and masters in aerospace engineering, as well as a masters in computer science from the University of Illinois.

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Jeremy Rupp, VP of Data


As VP, Data Analytics, Jeremy is responsible for the data intake, processing, quality control, insights, and reporting of all Arjuna products. He joins the team with extensive experience analyzing, managing, and investigating large, complex data sets across a wide range of industries.

Prior to joining Arjuna Solutions, he was a manager in the Deals and Investigative Analytics group within the Forensics Practice at Price Waterhouse Coopers. He has led data analytics teams across forensic investigations such as Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, fraud, and Ponzi schemes as well as deal-related engagements such as financial carve-outs of large scale divestitures, segmentations and M&A.

During his time with PWC, Rupp was the architect of a large-scale data platform that is still used as the standard for Transaction Services today. He also supported the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Attorneys as the primary data investigator that led to the convictions of Ponzi scheme perpetrators for the largest Ponzi scheme by a user in history.

Kerrie Davis, VP of Marketing & Communications


Kerrie is the VP of Marketing & Communication at Arjuna and brings a balanced approach of analytical skills and creativity needed to understand the world of Behavioral Economic modeling and A.I. and bring it to market in the nonprofit industry. For over 20 years she has been a marketing leader at companies ranging from Fortune 100 technology companies to a funded telecom start-up in the dot com era to even her own entrepreneurial venture in design. She has been able to hone her marketing skills through various industries and roles and brings a vast experience in all facets of marketing including segment, digital, strategic, ABM, product and field marketing and sales enablement.

Prior to Arjuna she led Regional Enterprise at CenturyLink representing a $2B route to market across 22 markets in North America. She was responsible for all Go To Market activities and led a new team that was challenged with defining and serving the needs of the mid-market and how to help them digitally transform.

Kerrie has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas, and in her spare time enjoys rooting on her Longhorns and chasing a fuzzy green ball on the courts.

 

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