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We’re working hard to help you accelerate the adoption of AI to advance what matters most

Modzy was born with a distinct purpose: Create value for enterprise machine learning.

We’re Hiring! Be part of building Modzy and the future of AI.

Founding Team

Dr. Josh Sullivan

Dr. Josh Sullivan

Leads Modzy

Founding Team

Josh Elliot

Operations

Founding Team

Seth Clark

Product

Founding Team

Kirsten Lloyd

Go to Market

Dr. Josh Sullivan

Leads Modzy

Welcome to Modzy! Want to learn more about me? I’m part entrepreneur, part mad scientist, and all-around geek. I get to lead Modzy and the talented dream team of people who make our platform and marketplace come to life. Together we are accelerating the adoption of AI in a whole new way. I like to write books, wish I could fly airplanes again, and give a lot of conference talks and media interviews. Add in my family and two kids, and wow, my days are full of fun. Now that we’re connected, say Hi on Twitter or LinkedIn and share something amazing with me.

Josh Elliot

Operations

Most people look at my buttoned-down appearance and assume I’m all business, all the time. As Modzy’s head of operations, I do spend my days wrangling all aspects of Modzy (and working with an impressive team and customers as a copy editor, rewriter, strategist, coach, and sometimes therapist). What some might not know is that in the evening after exerting mental jujitsu to get my kids to bed (or to do anything), I enjoy listening to modern yacht rock, working on my Spotify playlists, watching slapstick comedy, and watching Washington, DC sports teams.

Seth Clark

Product

I’m a recovering engineer who just likes building things. At Modzy, I get to do just that with a team of brilliant designers, developers, and data scientists. When I’m not in the office, I’m probably soldering something in my makerspace at home, checking in on one of my beehives, or fixated on a bad product experience that I wish I could fix.

Kirsten Lloyd

Go to Market

I’m fascinated by new technology and love watching how new products transform our world and shape our experiences. As someone who can’t sit still, I love waking up every day to new challenges to address as the market evolves, and figuring out new and innovative ways to reach our customers. Previously, I worked in corporate strategy identifying new business ventures aligned to emerging technology markets. In my free time, I enjoy heading to the barre (for a workout), following the real housewives, and reading about German and Russian history post World War II.

Advisors

Peter Cherukuri

Peter Cherukuri

Executive Director, Data Catalyst Institute

Meagan Metzger

Meagan Metzger

CEO, Dcode

Advisors

Michael Farber

Managing Partner, Ratio Companies

Dr. Mark Drapeau

Dr. Mark Drapeau

Principal and Chief Research Officer, Catalyst Research

Peter Cherukuri

Executive Director, Data Catalyst Institute

Peter Cherukuri is currently the Vice President and General Manager for political and public affairs partnerships at Altice News, the parent company to media disruptor, Cheddar. He is driving the product strategy and revenue for the DC bureau for Cheddar, as it invests in covering Washington power and the 2020 cycle for a millennial-influencer audience.   Previously, Peter has had senior executive leadership roles at Politico, Huffington Post, and the Economist Group leading the funding of great political journalism with innovative brand solutions. In addition to his media interests, Peter is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He served as President of the startup incubator, 1776, co-founded a DC based angel investment group, K Street Capital, and co-founded a think tank focused on data policy, The Data Catalyst Institute.   A graduate of Colgate University, Peter has served on the board of the National Press Foundation since 2007 and has also served on the board of West Virginia University Reed College of Media, National League of Cities – Race Equality Leadership Initiative, Shakespeare Theater Company, and the Close-up Foundation. Originally from Mingo County, West Virginia, Peter is based in Washington, DC.

Meagan Metzger

CEO, Dcode

Meagan Metzger is the founder and CEO of Dcode, a privately owned company connecting the technology industry and government to drive commercial innovation in the federal market. Meagan brought Dcode to life the night she emailed 500 venture capitalists to say, “We can help emerging tech companies work more effectively with the federal government.” The response was overwhelming, and she knew the need was real.

As Dcode’s acceleration program gained momentum and government leaders got involved to meet the emerging tech companies, federal agencies began asking Dcode to show their teams how to better bring in new solutions. Now, Dcode offers a full suite of training courses and other solutions for government leaders. In 2020, Dcode announced Dcode Capital, an invitation-only network of angel investors, VCs, and technology and government legends who invest in tech companies that can move our country forward.

Federal Computer Week recognized Meagan as one of the Federal 100 winners, and Fedscoop named her one of 2018’s Top Women in Tech for her influential work with Dcode. Prior to Dcode, Meagan worked as Chief Operating Officer of a government-focused mobile and cloud company, growing it 200% in its first two years.

Meagan was also previously Chief Strategy Officer at a government-facing IT consultancy and established it as one of the fastest-growing small businesses on Washington Technology’s Fast 50 for three years in a row. Meagan has worked closely in several roles with senior leadership across Department of Defense and civilian agencies, using her expertise in federal IT acquisitions to execute a billion-dollar IT program. Evidence of her commitment to advancing women in leadership, Meagan serves as a mentor for Springboard Enterprises to accelerate the growth of entrepreneurial, women-led companies through access to resources and a global community of experts.

Michael Farber

Managing Partner, Ratio Companies

Ratio has established a nationwide network of hubs and brokers designed to rapidly create, manage, maintain and leverage value-add connections across entrepreneurs, founders, start-ups, small businesses, large companies, non-profit organizations, economic development entities, universities and colleges, investor and venture capital organizations, research and development laboratories, and government agencies and programs. At the center of and underpinning this extensive network is the Ratio Exchange - a digital marketplace that continuously collects, compiles, aggregates and analyzes market, client, and business data and information to create insights and intelligence to de-risk, target, and accelerate sales, acquisitions, and tech and innovation scouting and sourcing, and investments to improve business and mission performance.

Dr. Mark Drapeau

Principal and Chief Research Officer, Catalyst Research

I am a science, technology, and innovation professional with over 20 years’ experience working on challenging and important problems across the academic, government, and private sectors. I’ve forged a distinctive career path as a scientist, analyst, strategist, and writer, and have advised leaders at prestigious Fortune 100, nonprofit, government, and startup organizations. My overarching interest is diagnosing disruptive forces and creating plans that offer decision advantage for navigating alternative futures, seizing opportunities, and decreasing risk. My experience as a behavior scientist infuses systems and design thinking, alternative hypothesis testing, and sharp communication into all of my work.

Prior to my consulting career, I was Microsoft’s first Director of Innovative Engagement, where I spearheaded novel “high risk-high reward” content and experiential marketing campaigns designed to influence key customers and elites in the public and civic sectors. This work involved a combination of external scanning, research and insights, novel partnerships, and creative marketing that “saw around corners” and pushed Microsoft’s boundaries with new concepts, programs, and platforms. My thinking has frequently been ahead of the curve: For example, I wrote op-eds about climate change as a national security issue in 2007, published information about pandemic readiness in 2008, studied social media for government use in a 2009 report, and launched an early corporate branded content platform in 2011.

In addition to winning numerous competitive academic awards, my public thought leadership includes having taught or lectured courses at a number of top-tier universities, writing that has appeared in prestigious outlets, and lectures given at Caltech, Berkeley, Stanford, RAND, and West Point, among many other forums. My work has received coverage from media outlets including CNN, BBC, Fast Company, NPR, TechCrunch, PC World, Vanity Fair and Wired.

Additional Leadership Team

Additional Leadership Team

Josette Oder

Marketing

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Trey Clark

Sales

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Nathan Mellis

Engineering

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Clayton Davis

Data Science

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Tara Spaulding

Finance

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Norm Litterini

Partnerships

Adam Gehl

Adam Gehl

Customer Success

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