Team

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Hossein Azari

Co-Founder & CEO

Hossein is leading cmorq's mission to organize blockchain data. Hossein's past experiences include, Senior Research Scientist at Google Research NY and Co-Founder and Chief Data Scientist at Clarity Money (acquired by Goldman Sachs in 2018). He has a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard University and MBA from Columbia University. Hossein is a Siebel Scholar, Class of 2014. He never stops learning.

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Dana Panzer

Co-Founder & Head of Product

Dana leads product and operations at cmorq. Dana has experience in business and product development for start-ups as well as considerable expertise navigating the operations of complex healthcare systems. Dana received a bachelors degree in Economics from Tufts University, and an MBA from Columbia University.



Vikas Vicraman

Quality Assurance Engineer

Vikas has experience as a consultant in the IT industry and is proficient on a plethora of platforms and tools. He is a hands-on technology professional with full system development lifecycle experience including designing, developing and executing test plans and processes. He has also implemented production-level machine learning solutions for the renewable energy industry. Vikas received a B. Tech from the University of Kerala, and a Masters in Engineering from Columbia University.


Wenjun Gui

Software Engineer

Wenjun is a Software Engineer at cmorq, working with multiple data sources and the development of the data platform. He is currently a masters student in Computer Science at New York University. Wenjun has also worked as a Research Assistant in the NYU MMVC lab focusing on computer vision and deep learning.



Glenn Hubbard

Scientific Advisor
Dean of Columbia Business School

Glenn Hubbard is dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School. Hubbard received his BA and BS degrees summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida and also holds a PhD degree in economics from Harvard University. In addition to writing more than 100 scholarly articles in economics and finance, Glenn is the author of three popular textbooks, as well as co-author of The Aid Trap: Hard Truths About Ending Poverty, Balance: The Economics of Great Powers From Ancient Rome to Modern America, and Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Five Steps to a Better Health Care System. From 2001 until 2003, he was chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers. In the corporate sector, he is on the boards of ADP, BlackRock Closed-End Funds, and MetLife. Hubbard is co-chair of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation; he is a past Chair of the Economic Club of New York and a past co-chair of the Study Group on Corporate Boards.


Paul Mattison

Client Advisor
Chief Financial Officer at BioCatch

Paul Mattison has over 20 years experience building value at information services, data and technology companies. In his role as CFO at BioCatch, he is focused on helping to scale the business and supporting all aspects of the Company's growth. He began his career with Price Waterhouse. He held senior group level CFO roles at Thomson Corporation before he started working with small and medium sized PE and venture backed companies including as: CFO and COO of Fame Information Services, a financial and energy data and technology company; CFO of Marketwatch.com, a publicly traded financial news site; and President and CFO of MLM Information Services, a tax software business. Prior to joining BioCatch, he had also served as an advisor or consultant to ooVoo, a video site based on Israeli technology, and BiSam, asset performance software targeting the largest financial institutions in the world, among others.


David Hodgson

Client Advisor
Partner at Deloitte
(retired)

David Hodgson served as a Senior Partner at Deloitte until 2016. With 40 years of experience, he most recently was Deloitte’s Global Leader of Risk Services for the Life Sciences and Healthcare industry. Appointed in 2009, David led this global business to $3 billion in revenue, with a double digit CAGR. David has applied his strategic thinking, risk management and financial experience to advise the boards and senior leadership teams of a broad range of global companies. Prior to joining Deloitte in 2001, David was a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he worked for over 25 years in positions of increasing responsibility. Outside Deloitte, David has served on the boards of nonprofit agencies, including the Board of Trustees of the Harding Township Civic Association and the Board of Research Advisors of the Institute of Internal Auditors.



David C. Parkes

Scientific Advisor
Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University

David is the George F. Colony Professor of Computer Science in the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, where he founded the EconCS research group and leads research with a focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and economics. He is co-director of the Harvard University Data Science Initiative, and co-chair of the FAS Masters in Data Science and the Harvard Business Analytics Program. David was Area Dean for Computer Science, 2013-2017. David is Fellow of AAAI, Fellow of the ACM, received the 2017 ACM/SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award, chaired the ACM SIG on Electronic Commerce (2011-2016). David has degrees from the University of Oxford and the University of Pennsylvania.


April Henry

Client Advisor
Co-Founder & Chief Revenue Officer at Equell

April is a Digital Media Executive, Startup consultant, advisor, strategist and investor with Board of Directors experience across technology including mobile, retail, consumer, AI, events and media & entertainment. She has led Business Development, including M&A for CNBC, as member of NBCU Management Committee and founding member of CNBC Diversity Council. April had extensive experience at Yahoo! covering strategy, M&A, corporate development and board of directors work also encompassing HR operations such as organizational transformation activities. Previously, she spent 11 years at Morgan Stanley, 2 years at Index Ventures and 5 years at News Corporation encompassing: Institutional Securities Research and Client Service, Corporate Development and M&A.


Thomas Deely

Product Advisor
ED for Corporate Partnerships at Columbia University

Thomas Deely is the Executive Director for Corporate Partnerships at Columbia University School of Professional Studies where he helped to launch a new Applied Analytics MSc program enabling students to understand the value of data-driven decision-making and ensure analytics recommendations are implemented. Thomas is an early stage technology investor and operates at the nexus of entrepreneurship, academic research, and corporate innovation. Prior to joining Columbia University, Thomas worked at Goldman Sachs for nineteen years in New York and London where he managed global teams focussed on building and leading adoption of new enterprise platforms and business flows around P&L, risk, compliance. Thomas is a CFA charterholder and earned a Master’s in Technology Management from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering from University College, Dublin.



Azalia Mirhoseini

Product Advisor
Senior Research Scientist at
Google Brain

Azalia Mirhoseini is a Senior Research Scientist at Google Brain. She is the co-founder/lead of the Machine Learning for Systems Moonshot at Brain where she focuses on deep reinforcement learning based approaches to solve problems in computer systems and metalearning. She has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University. Her work has been published at several conferences and journals, including ICML, ICLR, DAC, ICCAD, SIGMETRICS, IEEE TNNLS, and ACM TRETS. She has received a number of awards, including the Best Ph.D. Thesis Award at Rice ECE and a Gold Medal in the National Math Olympiad in Iran.


Justin Harkness

Client Advisor
Senior Sales Executive at YipitData

Justin is a Senior Sales Executive with YipitData, a premier provider of alternative data to investors, and has held previous roles at Bloomberg and UniCredit AG. His expertise centers on new business generation, customer engagement, data analytics, and investment strategy. Justin received his MBA from Columbia University.


Andrew Brown

Product Advisor
Former CTO of Oyster (Acquired by Google)

Andrew is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and advisor to early stage companies. He was the co-founder and CTO of Oyster, the first unlimited subscription ebook service, which was acquired by Google in 2015.


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