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Outlier is a different kind of company

We believe that success in life and success in business are not separate things, but intertwined as part of our lives. It is important to us that the journey we take with our company is as positive as the destination we hope to reach.

Our Values

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“We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.”

The humans behind Outlier

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.

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Sean Byrnes

Co-Founder and CEO

Sean 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.A. in Engineering from Dartmouth College and an M.Eng. in Computer Science from Cornell University.

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Mike Kim

Co-Founder and CTO

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.

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Anthony Watkins

VP of Product

Anthony 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.

Andrea Spillmann-Gajek

Andrea Spillmann-Gajek

VP of Customer Success

Andrea leads the Customer Success team at Outlier. Over the past decade she has focused on driving user adoption and value across verticals, from mobile health in the developing world to large-scale enterprise SaaS. Most recently, Andrea scaled and led Customer Success at Captricity, as a member of the founding team and SVP of Customer Success.

Andrea holds a B.A. from Harvard College in History of Science, with minors in Health Policy and Latin American Studies, and a Master of Public Health from UC Berkeley.

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Doug Mitarotonda

VP of Analytics

Doug helps our team and customers 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 University.

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Jennifer Ellard

VP of Marketing

Jennifer is a leader in product marketing, demand generation and public relations. She focuses on enterprise tech marketing and was previously at organizations, including Tanium, Castlight, HP and Symantec.

Jen holds a B.S. in Business – Marketing from University of Alabama in Huntsville and an MBA (Marketing and Finance) from Santa Clara University.

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Todd Fitzgerald

VP of Sales

Todd has been managing sales teams and grown revenue for over 15 years. Previously, Todd was at Snap and Flurry (acquired by Yahoo!). He also held sales roles at entertainment giants, including CNET and Fox Interactive Media.

Todd holds a B.A. in Economics and Communications from University of Arizona.

Karolyn Dector

VP of Operations

Karolyn is a startup veteran with leadership experience ranging across Product, Engineering, Services, and Account Management.   The past 15 years of her career have been at high-growth, SaaS companies.   Karolyn brings startup scale expertise from her time at Optoro, Evernote, and Parature (acquired by MSFT). Her career began at MicroStrategy in enterprise business intelligence.

Karolyn holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College in Computer Science with a minor in Computer Engineering.

Lee Lefkowitz

Head of Talent

Lee has a long history of building teams and hiring top talent for startups all the way to Fortune 100 companies. One of his areas of expertise is recruiting and retaining a diverse set of employees within the technology start-up space.

Lee received his B.A. in Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder.