Our Team

The ActionIQ team has expertise building complex technologies for billion-user consumer products as well as enterprise software that delivers value for Fortune 500 companies globally. Learn more about our team members below:

  • Tasso Argyros, Founder & CEO

     

    Tasso started ActionIQ to combine his passions for solving real-world business data problems and developing innovative technology. Originally from Greece, he dropped out of the PhD program at Stanford to start one of the first companies in the Big Data infrastructure space, Aster Data.
  • Nitay Joffe, Founder & CTO

     

    Nitay founded ActionIQ to explore his passion for innovations in databases, distributed systems, & big data. He was an instrumental engineer in Facebook’s data infrastructure initiatives, and a core contributor to open source projects HBase & Giraph.
  • Andrew Acedo, Sales

     

    Andrew has an insatiable curiosity about why people do the things they do. He joined ActionIQ to learn about the data and science behind human actions and how next-gen software can make world-class brands better stewards of their customers’ wants and needs.
  • Priya Aggarwal, Marketing

     

    Over the past 15+ years, Priya has worked with high-tech B2B companies to articulate how technology is an enabler to solve business problems and leverage data to make smart decisions while empowering marketers to drive customer-centric strategies.
  • Justin DeBrabant, Product

     

    Justin spent his formative years building large distributed systems to support data science and analytics. Justin holds a Ph.D. from Brown University where he researched scaling high-throughput in-memory database systems to support larger-than-memory datasets.
  • Raschin Fatemi, Design

     

    Raschin is the head of design at ActionIQ. She enjoys the abstrusity of turning abstract into palpable and back through design.
  • Steve McColl, Engineering

     

    Steve leads Engineering at ActionIQ and loves building excellent enterprise software products and excellent engineering teams. Outside of the office, he spends most of his time with his wife and 3 daughters in Brooklyn and a little time riding motorcycles or making music.
  • Edouard Servan-Schreiber, Engineering

     

    Edouard really has loved data since his PhD from Berkeley in Theoretical Computer-Science. He landed back on Earth and worked with Teradata in Europe, then MongoDB in NYC. Edouard is French and likes to wear scarves.
  • Emil Baronov, Engineering

     

    Prior to joining ActionIQ, Emil was at Facebook working on a variety of projects under the common theme of helping businesses reach the right audience with a meaningful message. Now he’s doing just that at a smaller company with a big impact! He has a MS in Math from Stanford.
  • Chelsea Berry, Markteting

     

    After being in the music industry for over 6 years, Chelsea brings a new perspective to AIQ’s Marketing team. In her previous role within Brand Partnerships, she secured and oversaw events and campaigns for a roster of over 3,000 artists and fortune 500 companies. Chelsea brings an innovative approach to marketing technology, by building out unique experiences that inspire and create communities.
  • Peter Blanco, Engineering

     

    Peter is passionate about all things tech and product. Prior to joining ActionIQ, he worked in the TV and film industry winning an Engineering Emmy award. Before that, he was a founding member of a grocery delivery startup at Cornell University while getting a B.A. in computer science.
  • Laura Chevalier, Engineering

     

    Laura was pulled into ActionIQ straight out of NYU, graduating with a degree in Computer Science. Her hunger for human-centric, data-driven challenges is matched by her hunger for the many culinary offerings of NYC. She enjoys running, yoga, and painting in her free time.
  • David Cupp, Engineering

     

    David comes to ActionIQ hoping to enjoy the fast paced growth and scaling concerns of a young startup after a tenure at large companies like Amazon, Microsoft and Bloomberg. In his personal life he enjoys drinking, dancing, painting, volleyball, karaoke, motorcycles, and symphonic metal.
  • Kia Dalili, Data Science

     

    Kia joined ActionIQ to help build systems that would empower people to translate data to actionable insights. Previously he was a Data Scientist at Facebook, and observed how people needed him to do the translation. In ActionIQ he sees the opportunity to empower others to do the same.
  • Haverly Damon, Marketing

     

    Haverly has spent her marketing career in technology and financial services. She loves the storytelling aspect of content marketing and the challenge of putting all of it together like a puzzle. She loves travel (especially to Hawaii), reading and cooking.
  • Emily Evans, Engineering

     

    Emily is a native Texan who enjoys enabling customers to leverage their data. She also enjoys living in New York City, her cat, and puns. Outside of work you can find her scoping out the comedy scene or working in the glass hot shop in Brooklyn.
  • Larry Finn, Engineering

     

    Before joining ActionIQ, Larry was working at AppNexus for several years as a Principal Engineer. He brings a pragmatic approach to engineering, real world experience, woot shirts with swishy pants, and a love for salads.
  • Dylan Freier, Sales

     

    Dylan is constantly curious and has always prioritized the importance of cultivating genuine relationships. He joined ActionIQ because he saw the exciting challenge to impact the growth trajectory in a very tangible way. Prior to joining, Dylan lead business development for a customer experience platform. 
  • Allen George, Engineering

     

    Allen is responsible for enterprise-scale cat gifs at ActionIQ. You can reach him at cats@actioniq.com.
  • Casey Green, Engineering

     

    Before joining ActionIQ, Casey led the data team at Conductor, where he scaled their data collection, processing, and ETL systems. He lives in Austin, Texas where he eats tacos, smokes large format meats, and fights crime with his dog Bruce Wayne.
  • Ryan Greene, Engineering

     

    Prior to ActionIQ, Ryan was at American Express where he launched Plenti, the first loyalty coalition program in the U.S. He joined AIQ because he believes that marketers are most effective when they have user friendly tools and direct access to all their data.
  • Tamara Gruzbarg, Sales

     

    Tamara loves telling stories from the data and helping companies realize the value from insights. She joined ActionIQ after being a client of the platform herself, and believes that AIQ is a truly transformational product, making data-driven marketing a reality. 
  • Derek Harden, Engineering

     

    Derek is a software engineer who left the hedge fund world in search for an environment where he could combine his passion for great technology with his interest in wearing skinny jeans. Outside the office, he enjoys exploring New York, endurance racing, and painting.
  • Matt Haney, Sales

     

    Matt spent the last several years helping executives transform their organizations to deliver extraordinary customer experiences. He joined ActionIQ to address the omnipresent constraint to agility and precision – data availability for those who need it to drive insight and action. 
  • Daniel Heyman, Engineering

     

    Daniel joined ActionIQ out of the excitement to work with the top minds in the industry. He finds enjoyment in constantly learning every day while developing a ground-breaking product. He spends his leisure time experimenting with various cuisines, fitness programs, and hodling crypto.
  • JD Kemsley, Engineering

     

    JD joined ActionIQ because of the opportunity to learn about the myriad technologies and ‘best practices’ in the industry. Out of the office, he is an avid board-gamer and enjoys dabbling in IoT and other web projects.
  • Anthony Kim, Engineering

     

    Anthony joined ActionIQ to build an awesome product that makes seemingly complicated data tasks into simple, elegant ones. Previously, he was working as the technical lead at Macy’s Digital on marketing campaigns.
  • Steven Kopp, Operations

     

    Steven hopped on board ActionIQ as their Office Manager having come from a theatrical background as a personal assistant to broadway producers and casting directors. He knows nothing about big data but he loves technology. He also loves comics.
  • Rose Kozar, Engineering

     

    Rose joined ActionIQ after roles in analytics and relationship management at an enterprise software company. She saw a clear need to democratize data across organizations in order to empower marketing teams, and is excited to deliver on that vision at AIQ!
  • Harry Ledley, Engineering

     

    Harry, born in New York City, but raised in the burbs, was ecstatic when ActionIQ had him stay in New York City instead of the SF tech world. His primary purpose at ActionIQ is to provide lunch recommendations, he also spends some of his day writing JavaScript and scribbling Scala.
  • Ted Lee, Engineering

     

    Ted believes that ActionIQ is leading the data-driven innovation. Prior to ActionIQ, he worked for Dell EMC and NetApp with extensive research and development experiences in data storage technologies. He studied computer science at Carnegie Mellon University and University of Oxford.
  • Ric Lwin, Engineering

     

    Ric joined ActionIQ to show businesses how they can use their data to establish more meaningful customer connections. Prior to joining, Ric worked for BlueKai (acquired by Oracle) where he helped Fortune 500 businesses get the most out of 1st and 3rd party data.
  • Daniel Marcus, Engineering

     

    A New York native who uses technology to solve big problems. As a former Facebook Release Engineer, Daniel hopes to build a rock solid infrastructure and deployment strategy to enable others to focus on impact.
  • Carl Mattfeld, Engineering

     

    Carl joined ActionIQ after spending 3 years optimizing mobile advertising campaigns using machine learning technology. Having experienced the data gap for marketers first-hand, he is now excited to be part of ActionIQ to provide a solution for it. He studied Physics at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Annie McClorey, Engineering

     

    Annie joined ActionIQ after spending 4 years at a predictive analytics software company managing engagements with some of the world’s largest corporations where she saw first-hand the data gap that exists for many marketers.
  • Alex Moore, Engineering

     

    Working on everything from build tools to CSS animations, Alex enjoys the freedom of being a fullstack engineer at ActionIQ. He also enjoys a full stack of pancakes. In his free time, Alex can be found searching for the best sushi in NYC.
  • Takis Mousoulis, Engineering

     

    Takis, originally from Greece, has been in NYC for several years working at Bloomberg and Yahoo. He joined ActionIQ to be part of a startup that is building an innovative product and solving technical challenges in areas he’s interested in, like distributed systems and big data.
  • Tim Murphy, Engineering

     

    With a degree in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Tim has experience developing Electronic Medical Record interfaces with Epic, and an intense passion for data, technology, and problem solving as primary Field Engineer.
  • Andrew Park, Product

     

    Andrew joined ActionIQ after leading the Partner Eng. Team at Yext where he integrated and maintained the data pipeline from over 100 partner sites. Before that he worked on projects from photo aggregation iOS apps to an on-demand burrito delivery platform.
  • Vivian Park, Engineering

     

    Vivian loves all things technology and pink (but mostly pink). After graduating from NYU with a B.A. in Computer Science and working as a sysadmin, she joined ActionIQ to pink things up in the tech world.
  • Dev Patel, Engineering

     

    Passionate about creating products with impeccable experiences and extreme engineering underneath, Dev primarily works on front end codebase and fights over detailed perfection for the front line of the ActionIQ platform, the web interface. When he is not working, he explores and creates art, reads about technology, startups, and psychology.
  • Mitesh Patel, Engineering

     

    Mitesh previously worked on Microsoft Facebook, a new product in the enterprise social media space. He likes challenges that go deeper in the stack, which ActionIQ has plenty of. Also he’s currently the best poker player in the company.
  • David Pierce, Engineering

     

    David started out with a Phd from Cornell in ML & NLP, but has been gravitating toward big data distributed systems ever since. Prior to joining ActionIQ he was a founding engineer for a startup that mined the web’s news for influencers and their opinions.
  • Rima Poddar, Engineering

     

    Before ActionIQ, Rima was working at Cerner developing web apps for consumer healthcare. Now she’s excited to work on a product that helps companies target and understand their customers better. In her free time, you can find Rima watching (and rewatching) The Office.
  • Ryan Puskar, Sales

     

    Prior to joining ActionIQ Ryan worked in the DMP space, simplifying the complex intersection of data and marketing. Ryan joined to think differently and solve marketer’s problems. When he’s not working, Ryan is spending time trying new food and drinks.
  • Ryan Rende, Recruiting

     

    Ryan joined ActionIQ after spending several years at a start-up analytics company building out their engineering team and refining their overall hiring process. He’s passionate about the intersection of tech and talent acquisition and hopes to discover novel ways to improve hiring at AIQ.
  • Alejandro San Segundo, Engagement

     

    Alejandro is a mechanical engineer who took a turn to investment banking. After two years, he joined AIQ in the booming world of data technology. When he’s not working from the office couch, you can find him traveling the world, frequenting music festivals, or cheffing out for his food blog.
  • Danny Sigurdson, Sales

     

    Danny is passionate about how data can be leveraged to improve real world outcomes. He has spent time at several SaaS companies, most recently at a predictive analytics company where he led the application of advanced analytics in the Healthcare & Life Sciences industries.
  • Nicholas Spiegelberg, Engineering

     

    Nicholas joined ActionIQ with a passion for building the best user centric database system, ready to take on any challenge the backend team faces. Off the clock he’s a world traveler and Scuba Diving through the depths of WWII shipwrecks.
  • Kosta Tsaknaridis, Sales

     

    Kosta is very passionate about technology, building companies, and enabling individuals to think differently about utilizing data. For 19+ years, he’s had various sales and business development roles within digital marketing–most recently at BlueKai.
  • Robert Van Wesep, Data Science

     

    Robert emerged from the world of Theoretical Physics to bring his need to solve problems to ActionIQ. He sees an opportunity to build tools for actionable insights into an innovative product. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of TN.
  • Nondas Virvidakis, Engineering

     

    Nondas loves finding new ways that technology can drive measurable business results. He previously managed platform and data initiatives in financial services, and joined AIQ for a break from a suit & tie at work. Outside the office, you’ll find him skiing in the mountains or sailing in the sea.
  • Qiuyan Zhang, Design

     

    Qiuyan is designing stuff at ActionIQ. She enjoys science fictions, soccer, reality shows, and learning new languages. When she’s not doing the things above, she usually gets drunk with coffee.
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General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
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