The humans behind data’s most powerful AI

We understand how companies use data to make decisions because we have been the data scientists, data analysts and leaders at the forefront of those decisions. After years of manual business analysis, we decided there should be a better way. That led each of us to Outlier.


Sean Byrnes

Co-Founder and CEO

Sean pilots the ship at Outlier. He builds things – companies, teams, products, brands, crafts; the first four of which he does quite well. He was the co-founder of Flurry (acquired by Yahoo in 2014), the largest mobile analytics company in the world. In his free time, Sean advises some early stage technology companies and invests in many others.

Sean holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Dartmouth College and and an M.Eng. in Computer Science from Cornell University.


Mike Kim

Co-Founder and CTO

Mike is the mad scientist at Outlier. He experiments with, designs, and builds intricate algorithms that make large amounts of data bend to his will. Mike has been on the forefront of data science and machine learning having led efforts at Google, Aardvark (acquired by Google), and AltSchool.

Mike received his B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from the University of California, San Francisco.


Anthony Watkins

Head of Customer Experience

Anthony is Outlier’s genie, responsible for granting the wishes of customers. He oversaw a 10x growth in user base at Flurry (acquired by Yahoo) and then served as Yahoo’s founding Head of the Mobile Developer Platform team. Anthony has spoken internationally on topics ranging from deploying Kafka at scale to building data-driven businesses.

Anthony holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and a M.Eng. in Computer Science from Cornell University.


Doug Mitarotonda

Head of Customer Development

Doug is Outlier’s customer guru – serving as the human interface to our current and potential customers, helping them better understand their data. He has been connecting people with data his whole career in various industries: sports and live entertainment (Qcue), electric power industry (The Brattle Group), and climate change policy (NYSDEC).

Doug received his Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University. He also holds an M.Eng. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Asian Studies, from Cornell.


Hetul Patel

Lead Engineer

Hetul keeps the gears turning at Outlier. He helps build out the infrastructure that underlies Outlier and makes sure it will scale. Hetul has experience in building out scalable analytics tools at Flurry, where he worked with multi-petabyte Hbase tables and various types of time series data.

Hetul double majored at Caltech, receiving a B.S. in Physics as well as Engineering & Applied Science. He also holds a Masters in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.


Chris Cranley

Account Manager/Analyst

Chris is the client’s ‘ask me anything’ resource at Outlier, responsible for shaping our customer success path from data clamor into actionable insights. As an expert information systems consultant, Chris has been leading cross-functional teams to shorten the gaps between their information system “know how” and “now go do” for almost two decades. Industry leading companies, such as Sun Microsystems, Cisco Systems, and Kaiser Permanente, have trusted Chris to lead strategic information programs with global impacts requiring millions of capital investment.

Chris received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley, Walter Haas School of Business.


Deepti Chafekar

Lead Data Architect

Deepti is the data wizard at Outlier. She makes potions in the form of algorithms, casts spells via machine learned models, and uses her statistics wand to transform foggy data into clear insights. As our lead Data Architect, Deepti strikes the right balance between exploring research problems and developing tangible engineering solutions. She started her career as a research scientist at Nokia and Microsoft and then advanced as a director of data science at Quettra (acquired by SimilarWeb). Her mobile app data insights have found recognition in some of the industry’s leading presentations.

Deepti received her B.E. in Electronics Engineering from University of Mumbai, M.S. in Computer Science from University of Georgia, and a Ph.D in Computer Science from Virginia Tech.


Fadi Zananiri

Head of Sales

Fadi is the growth go-to at Outlier, responsible for driving business expansion through initiatives that deliver revenue growth. A strategic thinker with a business and technical background, he has sold and led sales teams in enterprise software including Artificial Intelligence / NLP / ML, Enterprise Marketing Management, Unified Communication & Social Collaboration, and Cloud Storage.

Fadi received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco, M.B.A. from Sonoma State University, and M.S. in Computer Science from National University.

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