Our Team

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CHRIS KNERR

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.

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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's Sloane School of Business.

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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. 

 
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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.

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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.

As a Senior Manager 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.

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Vimal Narayanan

Solution Architect

Vimal has 18 years of experience with building solutions for the SAP/ERP Supply chain industry, he is now using his experience in building Supply chain solutions using Data Science.

 
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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.

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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.

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Ranchu Mathew

Data Scientist

Ranchu is a data scientist with a Physics and Software Engineering background. Ranchu received his Ph.D in Quantum Physics from the University of Maryland. 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.

 
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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 BCom 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 BS in Accounting from Rutgers University and a certificate from Oracle University for HFM and FDM.

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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.