Leadership

Adam Treiser

CEO


Adam Treiser is a respected pioneer and inventor in applied Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) for decision-making. He is a noted professor of decision sciences at the Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering, and founder of Arjuna Solutions, a quickly growing A.I. services firm that helps nonprofits more effectively scale. Adam also founded Skeleton Key, where he helped productize the firms’ Intellectual Property.

Adam is known for his industry foresight and has been granted multiple patents for novel adaptations of A.I. algorithms, specifically in the area of determining relationships between data items and individuals, and dynamically calculating a metric score based on groups of characteristics. 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 for a specific fundraising campaign, and at what specific time of the year to make that solicitation, among other valuable decision-modeling capabilities.

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

Adam delivered 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 part of his early career as a corporate attorney working with Fortune 500 companies and national non-governmental organizations, specializing in private equity, venture capital, and corporate reorganizations. During that time, he developed an appreciation of the practical realities and key data gaps facing decision-makers. Adam also worked in NFL sports marketing and is an avid skier who loves spending time with his kids.

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Michael Gorriarán

President


Michael Gorriarán 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 $77B 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, Michael 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 $58.4B to $77.8B over three years.

Before 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 $5.4B to $7.6B 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.

Michael 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. Michael was also the Chairman of the Board for the Oregon Council for Hispanic Advancement (OCHA).

Rachel (Bender) Michele

CTO


Rachel Michele is Arjuna’s Chief Technology Officer and head of operations for seven 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 them to parse through billions of records across disparate databases and data sets. This work resulted in identifying and apprehending the hackers behind the largest financial services breach at that time. Rachel has also led numerous multidisciplinary teams on projects concerning matters of U.S. national security and has researched, developed, and changed the way Forensic Services visually represent datasets to enhance the decision-making process.

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.

She lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband and two boys and enjoys traveling and exploring the world with them.

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Doug Hunter

VP, Marketing & Communications


Doug Hunter 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 B.S. 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

VP, Data 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 services.

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 B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, as well as a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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Jeremy Rupp

VP, Data Solutions


As VP, Data Solutions, Jeremy Rupp 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, Jeremy 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.

Jeremy holds a B.S. in Security and Risk Analysis from Penn State University.