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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.

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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.

Mike Stone

Chief Marketing Officer

Mike has led marketing organizations and provided strategic consulting to technology companies for over 20 years. Most recently, Mike was SVP of Marketing at both Airship and Salesforce Community Cloud.

Mike holds a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management.

Steve Davis

Chief Revenue Officer

Steve has led multiple sales and marketing organizations and has participated in three IPOs, as well as three acquisitions. Steve was most recently the CRO at Impira and Ooyala.

Steve holds a B.S. in Marketing from Isenberg School of Business at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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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.

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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.

Karolyn Dector

VP of Strategy

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.

Chris Ries

VP of Demand Generation

Chris has supported B2B enterprise sales teams for over 20 years. Most recently, Chris was GM of Demand Generation at Icertis, where he built the function from scratch and helped take the company from Series B to unicorn in three years.

Chris holds a B.A. in History from Santa Clara University and an MBA from University of Phoenix.

Lee Lefkowitz

VP of Global People Operations

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.

Mitchell Harris

VP of Customer Success

Mitchell has focused on driving customer value, supporting customer solutions in messaging and its associated data for over 20 years. He has experience across cloud and on-premises implementation for SMB and Enterprise. Previously Mitchell led the Global Customer Success team at SparkPost, supporting multiple global brands and where he created their SaaS customer success organization.

Mitchell holds a B.Eng (Hons) in Systems Engineering from Portsmouth University, UK.

Jerry Stephens

VP of Global Sales

Jerry has excelled in global organizations as well as startups.  His initial background in world class CPG organizations working with retailers across the globe, as well as his passion for data, analytics, and cross functional strategy enabled a seamless transition to technology beginning as the SVP and GM at Market6 (acquired) and later as Vice President of Cognitive Solutions at IBM.

Jerry received his B.S. in Finance from Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.