After receiving his MS in Computer Science from Cornell, he worked on enterprise defense systems at Raytheon for three years. He then bootstrapped a successful startup and became a bestselling author before returning to his passion as a programmer.
Before Socotra, Chris was a DevOps technical lead at VMWare and other startups in the Bay Area. In a former life he worked on visual effects for Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and The Mummy III.
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Dan previously managed partnerships at Palantir and IT investing at Formation 8. He holds a MS in Computer Science from Stanford. He has played classical piano since age six.
Before Socotra, Dinesh led Palantir's expansion across Asia, and holds degrees from MIT and UC Berkeley. Dinesh has lived in Singapore, Dubai, Boston, and San Diego.
Ekine previously worked on large scale machine learning problems at Oracle. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford. He was a 9-handicap golfer (a very long time ago).
Hamid Fahim Rezaei
Hamid comes to Socotra from Oracle where he was a Software Engineer and Senior Consultant. Hamid has a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Iowa, developing equipment and communication protocols for NASA’s meteorological missions. His interests include learning theories, cognitive mathematics, and cuneiform cultures.
Before Socotra, Harsh worked on mobile products at Google and AdMob. He holds a BA from UCLA and once backpacked from Cairo to Cape Town, on a solo trip across Africa.
Harshal comes with a QA background and has previously worked at Symantec and Microsoft. He enjoys hiking and practicing yoga.
Heidi has previous experience across startups and Fortune 500 companies. Before Socotra, Heidi worked on operations at Addepar, SkyFire, and Cisco Systems. In her spare time, she studies alternative therapies and biohacking.
Katie is currently pursuing a BA in Business at Sacramento State. In her free time she enjoys hiking, music, and spending time with friends and family.
Matt comes to Socotra from Guidewire in product management, and previously was a submarine officer in the US Navy. He has a BA in computer science from UCSD and an MBA from Stanford. In his free time he cares for his many kids, pets, and pinball machines.
Michael has over 30 years of experience within the insurance industry. Prior to joining Socotra, he was an early member of the team at Guidewire and 1insurer. His passions are family, music, and his Harley.
Nick was previously a Project Manager at Google for 8 years. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Full Stack Web Developer (UC Berkeley), with a BA from Vassar and an MS from UCSC (Finance). Nick is a musician, writer, photographer, film aficionado, and sports fan (go Bills!).
Sandeep has previously held roles at large companies and early-stage startups. After having spent over a decade as a software engineer, he ventured into the wonderful world of DevOps. When Sandeep is not working, he likes to travel internationally and listen to classical music.
Before Socotra, Suleiman held multiple roles in the insurance industry, and worked as an applications engineer in the semiconductor industry. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Santa Clara University. He is a post-1850 world history buff.
After graduating with a BS in Computer Engineering from Purdue, Tessie worked at Cisco Systems as a software engineer, where she found a love for front-end development. Outside of work, she is an avid viewer of HGTV and loves all things related to home design and real estate.
After university Tor joined the quality engineering team at Palantir, and built microservices and public APIs at Cisco Webex. Outside of work, he enjoys a wide variety of strategy board games.
Vishnu previously worked at Esri for 10 years, and was on the founding teams for ArcGIS Pro and Runtime. Outside of work, he has a knack for finding places with awesome food, and enjoys having fun conversations with his kids.