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 of “A.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.
Michael is a globally experienced technology sector executive with an extensive 30+ year career at Microsoft, Xerox, and early-stage, high-growth business ventures. He has held executive leadership roles in advanced cloud services, enterprise software, business process outsourcing, and professional services businesses.
He has either led, been COO, GM, or a key executive in businesses ranging from under $10Mn to over $77Bn in annual revenues. His responsibilities have included developing and implementing new business strategies, financial models, executing turnarounds, launching new lines of business, and GTM plans to gain a sustainable competitive advantage around the world.
Prior to his current role as President of Arjuna Solutions, Gorriarán was most recently GM, Worldwide Commercial Markets Strategy Group at Microsoft. He was responsible in this capacity for being one of the core leaders responsible for the largest GTM transformation in the technology industry; successfully migrating Microsoft's global sales, marketing, services, and partner ecosystem from the software and enterprise solutions business to becoming the preeminent leader of the cloud services industry. He held this responsibility as Microsoft's annual revenues were growing from $58.4Bn to $77.8Bn over three years.
Prior to this role, he was GM (COO), US Enterprise Sector & Partners Group at Microsoft. He was responsible in the capacity for developing, executing, and managing the US Enterprise Sector Business and GTM plans. He also led the national organizations serving US Enterprise Sector clients. He transitioned this business from selling software to selling enterprise solutions and services while growing from $5.4Bn to $7.6Bn in annual revenues over three years; tripling the growth of the overall US enterprise sector software market.
Prior to Microsoft, Michael spent 18 years with Xerox Corporation. He was most recently VP/GM, Industry Solutions & Services Organization, Northern and Central Europe. He also previously served as VP/GM, Carolinas/Georgia, GM of Oregon, as well as roles in worldwide product management and strategic planning.
Gorriarán holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a B.S. in Marketing, with concentrated studies in Economics and Spanish, 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 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.
Colin is a nonprofit industry veteran who has spent his career helping the nation’s leading organizations adopt new technologies, reach new audiences, and create deeper relationships with their supporters to raise more money and deliver on their missions.
He leads Arjuna’s groundbreaking philanthropic practice, which enables nonprofits to adopt new technologies and increase revenue more easily via philanthropic funding.
Prior to joining Arjuna, Colin led the Nonprofit Group at Merkle where he was responsible for client relationships, sales, marketing, and client services delivery for one of the largest full-service fundraising and technology agencies serving the sector. Under his leadership, Merkle's Nonprofit Group grew almost 50%, expanded its offerings, and raised over $160M from 2.6 million unique donors annually for the leading nonprofit organizations in the country.
He also served as Managing Director, West Coast for Blue State, where he led client relationships, new business opportunities, and operations for offices in Los Angeles and Oakland.
He is proud to have worked with some of the leading nonprofits and brands in the world, including: American Cancer Society, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Harvard University, Kaiser Permanente, the NAACP, American Express, Apple, and the Green Bay Packers. He has been a guest lecturer at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics.
Colin graduated with a B.A. from Tufts University and resides in Washington D.C. He can typically be found spending time with his wife and two children, reading a book, or getting some exercise in Rock Creek Park.
Doug is a deeply experienced technology executive with a rich background in marketing, strategy, and operations. He is responsible at Arjuna for driving brand, growth marketing, and communications.
He joined Arjuna after building and leading the Corporate Marketing team at Lattice Semiconductor. Doug was responsible in this capacity for leading the company’s demand generation and communications including brand, content, web, email, social media, public relations, analyst relations, events, and creative. During his tenure at Lattice, he also founded the Strategic Planning Team, built the Business Operations and Analytics Group, and served as the CEO’s Chief of Staff. Prior, Doug worked as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) focused on technology, financial services, and nonprofit clients. Earlier in his career he held multiple leadership positions at SMT Dynamics, a start-up he helped scale from five to 150 people.
Doug holds an MBA from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, a bachelors in electrical engineering from the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, and a Certified Director certificate from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Doug and his family are based in in the Pacific Northwest and he spends much of his free time hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, and cycling.
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.
As VP, Data Solutions, 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.