All the founding team members have had major successes, and this time they strive to make something 100 times better than before - hence the name Cien, which means "100" in Spanish.

Leadership

 

ROB KALL
CEO / CO-FOUNDER

3 Previous Entrepreneurial
Successes totaling $100M

SVP at leading Real Estate Software Co.
RealPage (NASDAQ:RP)

Built 2nd most trafficked US
Real Estate Website (remax.com)

Devised Strategic Partnerships
w/ Airbnb, TripAdvisor

B.S. Comp Sci./B

Rob's Linkedin

 

BEN STRUM
CTO / CO-FOUNDER

Architected $1B Booking Platform
(kigo.net)

Co-Founder of Bookt LLC, Acquired in
2014 by RealPage, Inc

Univ. of Miami, B.S. Computer Engineering

Columbia University, M.S. w/ focus on
Machine Learning & Operations Research

 

Ben's Linkedin


MARGOT CARTER
INVESTOR / CO-FOUNDER

President Living Mountain Capital

EVP/CLO RealPage, Led IPO (NASDAQ:RP)
Over $2B Mkt. Cap

Lead Director, Chair
Nominating
& Governance (NYSE:IBP)

Led over 100
M&A Transactions

Fordham Law, JD

Margot's Linkedin

 

Matthew Hoffman
CRO / Investor

B.S. - Marketing & International Affairs

Matt's Linkedin

 

Martin Andersson
Director - UX / Visual


B.A. - Graphic Design

Martin's Linkedin

 

Gosia Wiejacha
Lead Data Scientist

B.Sc. - Mathematics
M.S. - Data Science

Gosia's Linkedin

Advisory Board

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Dr. CHRISTIAN BROWNLEES

STRATEGIC ADVISOR

Professor of Economics and Business at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona GSE

Expert in Statistics and Econometrics

PhD in Statistics from Università degli Studi di Firenze and Post-doc at NYU Stern


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STEPHEN
FROMM

STRATEGIC ADVISOR

25 years investment banking experience

Advisor to clients ranging from Start-ups to Global Enterprises

Harvard Business School, MBA

University of Pennsylvania, B.S. Engineering

from Moore School and B.S. Economics from Wharton School


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JEROME
ROSE

STRATEGIC ADVISOR

Executive positions in sales at SMS Inc & IBM

Managing sales teams with over $100M in quota

Expert in Sales Enablement & CRM Tools

MBA Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business


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MICHAEL
O'HARE

STRATEGIC ADVISOR

Managing Director at KeyBanc Capital Markets

Advisor on over $2 billion of M&A and growth equity capital transactions for software companies

Over 26 years of M&A experience in SaaS and Enterprise Software industry

MBA, Indiana University, B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Purdue University


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KELLY
BRESLIN WRIGHT

STRATEGIC ADVISOR

Executive with 30+ years of Go-To-Market and P&L experience

Board Director of Fastly (NYSE: FSLY), Lucid, Even, and Amperity

Expert in Digital Transformation, Sales, Growth, and Strategy

The University of Pennsylvania, MBA, Entrepreneurship

Stanford University, BA, Political Science


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JIM
McGUIRE

STRATEGIC ADVISOR

Former VP Sales - Microsoft

Part of Sales Leadership that took Azure Cloud from $0 to Billion Dollar Juggernaut

Turned around FAST (MS subsidiary) - received coveted MS Platinum Award

Ex IBM, HP, etc - 25 yrs. of IT Sales

BS Marketing Northern Illinois
(Magna Cum Laude)


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