AKUDA LABS is led by an experienced management team that brings together extensive expertise covering big data, business intelligence, supercomputing and linguistic analysis. Our team features some of the most sought after talent in the industry and has a unique and powerful blend of experience that spans Fortune 500s like IBM, Silicon Graphics, Intel, eBay, General Electric and Citi to Inc 500s like Half.com, Move.com, Ecount, TurnTide and 4anything.com.
Vincent Schiavone, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, is an expert in business intelligence, privacy, information security and social media. Prior to AKUDA LABS, Vince was the Co-founder and Chairman of Turntide Inc., an anti- spam technology company acquired by Symantec Corp. and Co-Founder of Mediagistics, a search analytics and arbitrage company. Prior to that, he was the Co-founder and Principal of InfoSec Labs, an information security company, which was acquired by SafeNet. Prior to that, Vince developed ISRecon, an information security intelligence technology for ICSA.
Luis Stevens, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, is an expert in supercomputing, data modeling, and semantic analysis. Prior to AKUDA LABS, Luis was the Founder and CTO of Knogee, a semantic search engine company. Before that, he was Chief Architect at Cast Iron Systems, an application integration appliance company acquired by IBM. Prior to that, he was Chief Software Architect at NetBoost, a multi-engine network processing company acquired by Intel. Prior to that, Luis was the Lead Architect at SGI where he led the development of the ORIGIN NUMA Multiprocessor System which is still in use by the NSA. Luis graduated from Stanford University.
Mark Langsfeld, Co-Founder and Chief Strategist, is an expert in social media and business intelligence. He advises large enterprises on how to manage risk, engage with customers and drive innovation through social big data analytics. Prior to co-founding AKUDA LABS, Mark was Co-founder of Mediagistics, a search analytics and arbitrage company. Prior to that Mark was the Vice President of New Products at Move, Inc. Prior to that, he was an Analyst at BT Alex Brown in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group. Mark graduated from the University of Rochester and completed his studies at the Wharton School.
John Tracey, Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer, provides both operational and programmatic support to AKUDA LABS, with responsibility for Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology and Operations. He is an expert on information quality, process efficiency, operational metrics and business leadership. Prior to Akuda, John spent 8 years as Director, North American Sales for VWR International, where he engaged with senior leadership to bring value-added solutions to customers in BioPharma, Industrial Manufacturing, Education, Technology and Healthcare. Prior to VWR, John worked in all aspects of operations finance while at Armstrong World Industries, General Electric and AlliedSignal. John earned an MBA from Drexel University and a BS in Economics / Financial Management from the Catholic University of America.
Mark Harrington, Chief Marketing Officer, is an accomplished, versatile marketer with unique experience spanning publishing to payments and education to ecommerce. He’s excelled in Inc 500s to Fortune 500s and was instrumental in landmark acquisitions worth over a half billion dollars. Previously he served on the management teams for both Ecount (SVP of Marketing) and Half.com (Co-Founder, Marketing Head), where he played instrumental roles in each organization’s landmark acquisition by Citi and eBay, respectively. He holds a BS, honors with distinction, in Marketing from the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University where he was also a Dorothy M. Kelly Scholar.