Team

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Andrew Smith Lewis

Co-founder and CEO

 

Andrew is one of the inventors of Cerego’s learning method, and started Cerego to create an open platform to improve memory and quantify knowledge. These days he spends equal time improving the product and working with our partners and advisors around the world. His passion for research stretches back to his high school days at Bronx Science, and inspired him to start three education and technology companies (including the Princeton Review of Japan) in Tokyo, where he lived for nearly 25 years.

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Eric Young

Co-founder and Executive Chairman

Eric graduated from the American School in Japan and received a degree in Chemical Engineering from Yale University. Prior to co-founding Cerego, Eric had a twelve-year career as a bond and currency trader, where his last job was CEO of an Asia-based German securities company. As Executive Chairman of Cerego, Eric currently helps directs all company strategy and operations. He authored a Japanese book called “Social Learning Revolution” with Co-Founder Andrew Smith Lewis in 2008.

Paul Mumma Paul Mumma

Paul Mumma

COO

Paul leads business operations at Cerego, bringing the platform to the world and working to make sure our team and partners are successful. Before Cerego, he studied Classics as an undergrad at Harvard and grad student at Oxford, and worked as a strategy consultant with McKinsey in Chicago.

He’s a fan of languages living and dead, and takes pride in having lived on the east coast, west coast, and midwest. You’ll find him learning Norwegian and bartending facts on Cerego.

Laura Brown Laura Brown

Laura Brown

Director of Content

Laura leads content creation at Cerego, seeking out topics that deserve exploration and helping others become creators as well as learners. She studied economics and taught calculus at UC Santa Cruz before leaving her home state to pursue an Ed.M. at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.

When she’s not learning about the universe or practicing French, Laura is cruising CA-101 and hitting the beaches of California's central coast.

Alex Volkovitsky Alex Volkovitsky

Alex Volkovitsky

Director of Engineering

Alex is one of Cerego's world class engineers, seeking to improve the world through code. After finishing degrees in Computer Science and Math from Carnegie Mellon University, he spent two and a half years in Namibia working for the Ministry of Education as an IT specialist through the Peace Corps before moving to San Francisco.

A native of Russia, he spends most of his time collecting passports and passport stamps. He enjoys sunsets, long walks on the beach, and cliches.

Kit Richert Kit Richert

Kit Richert

User Experience

Kit focuses on UX and learning interaction at Cerego, from product design to content creation and user feedback. She has a PhD in school psychology from UC Berkeley, and has worked extensively in ed tech.

Outside of work, Kit produces independent films, and loves all things Lake Tahoe (especially when there is snow). On Cerego, Kit is working on her intermediate German.

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Jinjutha Hancock

Engineering Lead

Jinjutha (“JJ”) works with the Cerego engineering team. Prior to joining Cerego, she studied computer science at the University of California, San Diego and worked at a number of startups.

She likes to work on social forward projects that are beneficial to the community, is a tea lover and a dogecoin millionaire.

Kyle Stewart Kyle Stewart

Kyle Stewart

Mobile Engineer (iOS)

Kyle works to create a world class experience with Cerego's iOS app. Before Cerego, he studied Computer Science at the University of California, San Diego and started his own business creating iOS apps that help people around the world become fluent in English.

Aside from work, Kyle is a competitive tennis player, and also enjoys practicing his Japanese and Korean.

John Stoecker John Stoecker

John Stoecker

Engineering

John works as a web stack engineer at Cerego and has Computer Science and Music degrees from Stanford. Before Cerego, John worked as IT educator in the Peace Corps in Namibia and as a coder for an NGO health startup in India.

John enjoys eating street food, composing music on the piano, and reading novels on the metro.

Erik Strom Erik Strom

Erik Strom

Engineering

Erik works on the Cerego engineering team. Before joining, he studied Statistics and Development Studies at UC Berkeley and worked at a nonprofit consultancy in San Francisco.

When he's not at work, you can find him out on his bike or playing guitar.

Jon David Hague Jon David Hague

Jon David Hague

Director of Client Services and Partnerships

Jon-David heads up Cerego’s partner relationships to ensure that their Cerego experience delivers their unique goals. After earning his Ph.D. in Classics from Boston University and teaching for a stint at Austin College, he held a variety of positions in sales, marketing, editorial, and people and product portfolio management at McGraw-Hill and Cengage. Outside of work, Jon-David enjoys trout fishing, playing guitar, and not breaking anything on his skateboard. On Cerego, he’s learning bird calls.

David Cameron David Cameron

David Cameron

Product Manager

David is Cerego's first PM. Before joining our team, he studied economics at Carnegie Mellon, pulled espresso shots in Vermont, and ran Portland's premier yarn eCommerce site.

Outside of work David likes playing guitar, working on his side-projects, and making appearances at Lower Haight dive bars.

He has been to Neverland Ranch twice, bowled for 36 hours over three days to graduate high school, and had to be rescued by a helicopter after getting lost in the woods of Los Olivos.

Iain Harlow Iain Harlow

Iain Harlow

Senior Learning & Data Scientist

On top of the British flavour he brings to the office, Iain works with the engineers, designers and scientific advisors to improve the cutting-edge Cerego engine, understand its impact on learning and develop new features. Prior to joining Cerego he gained a PhD in Neuroinformatics and spent some time as a researcher, developing better ways to separate and measure memory processes.

Outside of work Iain enjoys walking, biking and (very) amateur photography. He’s using Cerego to brush up on his Norwegian, fill in some large gaps in his knowledge of cultural history, and learn just enough Fallout-4-related words to understand the engineers.

Michelle Looney Michelle Looney

Michelle Looney

Director of Marketing

Michelle runs marketing at Cerego where she is responsible for brand, communications and integrated marketing efforts worldwide. Prior to joining in 2015, she helped build global demand for award-winning brands such as Continuum, Sermo, join.me, and Xively IoT. She also worked for several marketing and content agencies as a copywriter, brand planner and content strategist.

Always with a camera, and often with a pen, you’re likely to find her pursuing her interests in photography, wellness, and the great outdoors. If it’s snowing, all bets are off.

Rachelle Felzien Rachelle Felzien

Rachelle Felzien

Mobile Engineer (Android)

Rachelle is Cerego’s Android engineer, with a degree in linguistics and minor in computer science from Eastern Michigan University. Before that, she was a student at Parsons the New School for Design in NYC, studying fashion. After graduation, she spent a year and a half in Northeast China teaching English and studying Mandarin — 你好世界! When not at work, Rachelle is an avid runner who loves to read, write, make things, and spend whole days outside, exploring.

Julia Chen Julia Chen

Julia Chen

Visual Designer

Julia is Cerego's Visual Designer. She's a self-taught designer who studied Psychology at UC Santa Barbara. Outside of work, Julia enjoys drinking boba tea, making personalized greeting cards for people she knows, and trying new brunch spots in SF. On Cerego, she's brushing up on knowledge about Brain Anatomy and Psychology that she learned (and forgot) as a Psychology major.

Darwin Wu Darwin Wu

Darwin Wu

Engineering (Devops)

Darwin works as a DevOps engineer at Cerego. He graduated from Osaka University with majors in Political Science, Economics and Foreign Studies. Before joining Cerego, he was a Software Engineer at New Relic, working in one of the internal teams. Outside work, he can find him traveling, playing with cats or finding something new to learn.

Albert Chae Albert Chae

Albert Chae

Engineering

Albert works on the Cerego engineering team. He studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. Outside of work, he enjoys watching basketball and soccer.

Andrew Chando Yu Andrew Chando Yu

Andrew Chando Yu

Product Manager

Andrew is Cerego’s Partnerships PM and aligns product development with partner needs and market strategy. Before Cerego, he studied political philosophy at the University of Virginia, served in AmeriCorps, and worked at various startups in San Francisco as an engineer and PM. He enjoys playing instruments, devouring fried chicken, and uses Cerego to create personalized content for his favorite Wikipedia articles.

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Brian Gore

Account Executive

Brian has a deep background in sales, marketing, product development and content creation - both as a consultant and former employee of McGraw Hill/Random House. He is also a renown guitarist, and is founder of the International Guitar Night. He’s fluent in German, speaks Spanish, and enjoys reading, thinking, writing, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and meditating.

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Eric Ferguson

Director of Sales, Cerego for Business

Having successfully cut his teeth in the ed tech space over the last three years, Eric is focused on expanding and scaling Cerego’s corporate and vocational partnerships and brings a multitude of startup sales experience, insight and energy to help solve how companies train their employees around their individual learning needs.

While his record is devoid of any academic honors of consequence he is a massive Everton Football Club supporter, coffee enthusiast and always ready to explore. On Cerego at the time of this writing he was learning about Fabien Cousteau's ground breaking Mission 31 ocean exploration project.

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Eddie Dickey



QA Engineer

Eddie works as a QA Engineer on the Engineering team. He also answers customer support inquiries. He is excited to work at Cerego and promote effective ways to learn and he believes that learning how to learn is a key skill for the 21st century.

Outside of work, Eddie enjoys cross country skiing, hiking, golf and learning to play the guitar.