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


Mike Kim

Co-Founder and CTO

Mike 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 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 the human interface to our current and potential customers and helps 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.

Todd Fitzgerald

VP of Sales

Todd runs our sales team at He’s been managing sales teams for 15+ years and has grown revenue from tiny to large. 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.

Jennifer Ellard

Head of Marketing

Jennifer runs the marketing team at She’s been a leader in product marketing, demand generation and public relations roles. She focuses on enterprise tech marketing and was previously at several 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.

Hetul Patel

Lead Engineer

Hetul 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.

Carla Nunes

Account Manager/Analyst

Carla is Outlier’s customer advocate guru. She wakes up every morning ready to help our customers be successful and well educated on our product. From her previous work as lead engineer and business analyst for companies like IBM and Verizon, Carla has learned to constantly dig deeper to understand customers and their needs. As an account manager/analyst, her ultimate goal is to be a trusted advisor to our customers, making sure their Outlier experience is as seamless and valuable as possible.

Carla received her B.S. in Computer Science from Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Brazil, her M.S. in Computer Science from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil, and her MBA from Santa Clara University.

Seamus Malone

UI/UX Lead

Seamus runs UI design and development at He was one of the first UI Architects in the valley proposing a structured approach to User Interface development for web applications and has focused his career on UI and visualization for big data applications. Previously, Seamus was Director of UI and UX and co-founder at Paxata. He also lead the multi-award winning re-launch of Moreover and has lead UI for numerous successful startups including Cascadework (acquired by eLance) and Flurry (acquired by Yahoo!).


Seamus holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was the recipient of a fellowship to attend the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program. He also holds MRes and Mphil Degrees from The London Consortium where he studied the impact of technology on culture and globalization.

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Talented Data-Driven People

We are a family-friendly company founded by experienced entrepreneurs who understand that building a company is a marathon and not a sprint. If you are a person who loves learning and data, we would love to talk.

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