Prosenjit Sen - Founder & CEO / CTO
Prosenjit Sen is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience on ground breaking technologies ranging from core business processes to mobile, social media, augmented reality and computer vision. In 2011, Mr. Sen, intrigued by the enormous promise of augmented reality and mobile technologies – particularly in the areas of fashion and visual communication —founded StyleChat. Mr. Sen was employee 5 and part of the founding team of Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the worldwide leader in data integration software. Next, he worked with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's think tank Interval Research, where he co-founded their first technology spin-off. Mr. Sen was also the founder and CEO of an internet based retail CRM venture called SaleMinder, and he has held senior technology and management positions at Unisys and Hewlett Packard.
Mr. Sen is the co-author of the book "RFID for Energy & Utility Industries" a PennWell bestseller. He has BS in Electronics Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He enjoys jazz, cooking, hiking, and lives in the valley with his wife and two daughters.
George Papazickos - Vice President, Product
George Papazickos is a 20-year veteran of the mobile industry. At Motorola, he held a variety of roles including product management and business development for both consumer and enterprise solutions. Most recently, he managed Motorola's relationships with strategic partners in Silicon Valley. In that role he led the executive level interface, drove alignment of technology roadmaps and negotiated contractual agreements. He holds an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Duke University and an MBA with a concentration in marketing from Georgia State University.
J. Ramesh - Chief Architect
J. Ramesh has 20 years experience in engineering management and software development. Mr. Ramesh has significant experience as a designer, developer and architect for Internet based large software systems. He has worked extensively on technologies such as JAVA, web services, text messaging, WAP and XML. He has BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
Sunny Daniel – Director of Engineering
Sunny has more than a decade’s experience in the technology sector, with domain expertise in the transportation, telecommunications and mobility sectors. He is responsible for defining, developing and deploying the technology blue print and ongoing innovations at Stylechat. Sunny had a successful stint with Sabre , Dallas, USA as a software developer and project Manager for their GDS Data Systems. He has worked on Java based technologies , Mobile platforms (Android, IOS) and 3D graphical animation software like Poser, ZBrush, Blender. Sunny holds a MS degree in computer science from the University of Maryland.
Phil Schlein - Advisor
Former President & CEO of Macy's California and former partner at USVenture Partners. Phil joined USVP in 1985 after a 28 year career as an operating executive in the retailing industry. For 11 years prior to joining USVP Phil was the CEO of Macy's California. Under his leadership Macy's sales grew from $200 million to almost $1.2 billion. While at Macy Phil served on the Board of Directors of Apple Computer for eight years from 1979 to 1987.
While at USVP Phil was involved with a number of consumer/retail investments. Ross Stores, Calloway Golf, House of Blues, PetSmart, Fresh Choice, Specialty's Bakery & Cafe, Tea Collection, SoundID and sat on most of these boards.
Part of Phil's philosophy is that to succeed in retail you want to always aim higher than your customers expectations. Phil holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Michael Hudes - Advisor
Michael Hudes has extensive experience in advertising and digital media. He is currently EVP at YuMe Networks. Michael previously served as CEO of Keystream, where he led the development of a platform for publishers and advertisers to create dynamic overlay advertising units to more effectively monetize video bodyText. Prior to that he served as President of Innovation Strategy and Growth for Interpublic Group's Mediabrands and was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Organic, Inc., where he oversaw the company's evolution from a 17 person shop dedicated to building websites to a 1,300 person team focused on digital marketing services. Michael graduated with Honors with a BA in Political Science from the University of Rochester.
John Goodman - Advisor
John is a very accomplished retail executive and strategic thinker. His background includes: CEO Wet Seal, CEO Mervyn's, CEO Charolette Russe, President Sears Apparel, President Levis Strauss, and over ten years at GAP in various executive positions.
Robert Ferri - Advisor
Co-Founder of Nagle & Ferri and Catapult Technology Ventures, Mr. Ferri has helped found, build and finance companies in the United States and Europe. In Washington, D.C., Mr. Ferri launched and headed communications programs and departments at The Nasdaq Stock Market and served as Executive Assistant for Communications to U.S. Sen. John Heinz. He has an MPA from Harvard.
Jack Grandcolas - Advisor
Jack Grandcolas is a recognized Leader as a Media Industry Sales and Marketing Executive with over 25 years of Experience. Having served as Senior Vice President for the Newspaper National Network (a subsidiary of the Newspaper Association of America) for the last 15 years, Grandcolas has a proven track record working on the evolution and convergence of Online, Print and Multi-Media Platforms, raising over $400 million in new advertising revenue from the top corporate marketers.
Through his affiliation with USA Today/Gannett, Scholastic Inc. and Prodigy, Grandcolas has used a combination of leadership, innovation and a deep understanding of customer behaviors/drivers to develop strategic and creative approaches for traditional and new media advertising. Grandcolas obtained a Bachelors Degree in Advertising at the University of Texas, Austin in 1985. He is a member of the Standard and Poor's Vista Research Society of Industry Leaders.