Our Team



Chief Executive Officer

As a Fortune 50 executive, Chris spent 13 years at Johnson & Johnson leading global transformational strategic change in across multiple operational and commercial functions, geographies, and business segments. 

Chris holds a BA from Columbia University and an MBA from Cornell University.


Vishal Prasad

CPO & Co-founder

Vishal has 20 years of supply chain solution, enterprise software, and mathematical modeling expertise, including large scale technology deployment at Johnson & Johnson and helping develop IBM's O/S 2 operating system.  Vishal leads our product roadmap and strategy.

Vishal holds an Engineering Degree from IIT Kharagpur and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.


Matt Kempler

VP, Business Development

Matt has wide range of business experience across multiple disciplines.  He has over 15 years of international experience in corporate strategy and M&A having completed transactions domestically and in Europe and Asia. 

Matt holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BS in Communications from Syracuse University. 


Kyle Caspary

Data Scientist

Kyle has extensive experience using data analysis and modeling techniques to make scientific discoveries. Before becoming a member of the Mareana team, his research at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory improved the understanding of accretion disks which form around stars and black holes.

Kyle holds a Ph.D in Physics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.


Derek Hung

Data Scientist

With a background in Plasma Physics, Derek spent 6+ years at University of Michigan and Princeton University in academic research, data analysis, and model design. As a Data Scientist at Mareana, Derek leverages his expertise in data wrangling and analytics to tackle unstructured data and deliver critical business insight.

Derek holds a Masters in Astrophysical Sciences and Plasma Physics from Princeton University.


Pei-Pei Liu

Data Scientist

Pei-Pei has over a decade of research experience in quantitative behavioral science, working with experimental data. Prior to joining Mareana, she was a postdoc in Neuroscience and Cognitive Rehabilitation at Rutgers University and The Kessler Foundation. As a data scientist, she specializes in machine learning, natural language processing, and A/B testing.

Pei-Pei holds a Ph.D in Experimental Psychology from SUNY Stony Brook


Ranchu Mathew

Data Scientist

Ranchu is a data scientist with a Physics and Software Engineering background.

After his Ph.D., he participated in the Data Incubator, a highly selective program for data science. At Mareana, he is using machine learning and image processing for analyzing unstructured data.

Ranchu holds a Ph.D in Physics from The University of Maryland


Abhijith Rajan (Abhi)

Data Scientist

Abhi brings over a decade of experience working with large imaging datasets. Prior to joining Mareana, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Space Telescope Science Institute where he worked to increasing the scientific capabilities of NASA’s next great Space Observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope.

Abhi holds a Ph.D in Astrophysics from Arizona State University.


Ashish Mondal

Senior Technology Manager

Ashish has 18 years of experience building SAP/ERP supply chain solutions across several industry verticals, including five years of functional experience in manufacturing. At Mareana, he uses his skills and knowledge to implement supply chain analytics solutions using data science and statistical modeling.

Ashish holds a B.S. in Engineering from Bengal Engineering College (India).

Sandeep Pandey

Senior Technology Manager

Sandeep has 18 years of extensive experience in Project Management, Software Development ( Java & J2EE and BigQuery) and Testing that includes 10 years at Google. He is certified Scrum Master and trained PMP.

At Mareana, Sandeep leverages his skills and experience to build and manage supply chain solutions using Data Science.

Sandeep holds B.Tech Engineering degree from MIT Muzaffarpur (India).

Jenny Fu

Senior Project Manager

As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Professional Scrum Master (PSM I & II), Jenny brings 17+ years of experience in leading project teams of analytics and developers onshore & offshore and executing a broad range of services .

Jenny holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from SUNY at Stony Brook. and a M.B.A. from Tepper Business School at Carnegie Mellon University.


Mahesh Mishra

Solution Architect

Mahesh has 16 years of IT experience in software development and SAP/SCM consulting. In addition to 9 years at IBM Global Business Services, Mahesh has worked on SAP/ERP supply chain processes for clients like Nestle, Mitsubishi Motors and Pfizer.As a Technology Manager at Mareana, Mahesh leverages his skills and expertise in designing, describing, and managing supply chain solutions using data science.

Mahesh holds a B.CompSc degree from The University of Allahabad (India)


Vimal Narayanan

Solution Architect

Vimal has 19 years of experience in SAP/ERP Supply chain consulting area. He has worked on numerous projects for clients like BP, Philip Morris and Johnson & Johnson while working for PwC and IBM Global Business Services. He has experience working in industries like Health care, FMCG, Petroleum, and Iron & Steel.

He is currently building Supply chain solutions using Data Science focusing on Machine learning, Natural Language Processing, and Deep Learning.

Vimal holds B.Tech Engineering degree from The College of Engineering Trivandrum (India)


Taylor Kim

Business Development

A 2019 grad, Taylor's experience includes internships in Human Resources and Marketing at industry leaders such as SAP, Volvo and Univision. As a member of Mareana's business development team, Taylor will work to increase Mareana’s brand awareness while building solid relationships with prospects and new clients. She looks forward to learning more about rapidly developing AI in corporate operations.

Taylor holds a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.


Ian Wainaina

Business Development

Before joining Mareana, Ian studied Marketing and Business Strategy at the Dyson School at Cornell University. He has held internships in hospitality, government and finance. At Mareana, Ian will work in business development, researching target industries, executing marketing campaigns, and nurturing relationships with prospects and clients.

Ian holds a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management with concentrations in Strategy and Marketing from Cornell University.

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Lisa Sarachman

Senior Manager, Marketing

Lisa has nearly 15 years of experience executing integrated marketing communications strategies in professional service firms, from start-ups to multinational corporations. She specializes in corporate identity, public relations, event management and social media.

Lisa holds a B.Com from McGill University and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Nimisha Patel

Senior Manager, Finance

Nimisha has 30 years of experience in corporate finance, managing shared services, implementing financial software systems, managing currency effects and creating financial statements. As a Senior Finance Manager, she’s spent many years working directly with C-level execs at companies such as Calsonic Inc. (Nissan Motors), CMI Tech Center, Ansell Healthcare and now Mareana. 

Nimisha holds a B.S. in Accounting from Rutgers University and a certificate from Oracle University for HFM and FDM.


Katlin Addessi

Operations Manager

Katlin is an Operations Manager with almost a decade of management experience, specializing in Hospitality Management before making her way over to Mareana. Katlin is a strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace.


We're Hiring! If you're interested in working with the Mareana team, please send us an email with your resume and a cover letter describing what type of role you're seeking.