Hossein Azari

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.

Wenjun Gui

Co-Founder & Lead Engineer

Wenjun is a Software Engineer at cmorq, working with multiple data sources and the development of the data platform. Wenjun has studied Computer Science at Wuhan University and Masters of Computer Science at NYU. He is experienced in Python and C++, and has a wide range of interest and experience in applied Computer Science topics, including big data, computer vision, machine learning. In his undergraduate study, Wenjun worked in a start up as a developer, leading the development of iOS applications of the product. After graduation, he worked in a hedge fund in China as a C++ developer for two years, contributing to the development of automatic trading engines. During his study at NYU, he worked as a Research Assistant in MMVC lab focusing on computer vision and published his work to IEEE/RSJ(iROS). Wenjun enjoys solving hard problems.

Varun Khanna

Director of Operations

Tutored in accounting and finance, Varun spent time on financial operations teams across SaaS, Blockchain and E Commerce sectors leveraging the tech to number driven narratives. He pursued a Master’s in Finance from Fordham University focusing on Value investing and Venture capital. He’s serious about his caffeine and can be spotted in coffee shops across the city.

Board of Directors

Margaret Isa Butler

General Counsel
Corporate Law Firm Partner (M&A, Private Equity)

Margaret Isa Butler is a partner in Ice Miller's Business Group, concentrating her practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and alternative investments, including real estate development projects, limited partner investments across the investment strategy spectrum, debt and equity co-investments and direct investments by institutional investors and family offices. With an MBA and her experience as an investment banker, Margaret takes an interdisciplinary approach to her work. In 2013 Margaret won a "40 Under 40"​ award from The M&A Advisor and was shortlisted as a "Corporate Rising Star"​ by Euromoney Legal Media.

April Henry

Corporate Development

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.

Paul Mattison

Finance/Sales Ops
Serial Value Maximiser

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, 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.

Product & Scientific Advisors

David Hodgson

Product Advisor
Partner at Deloitte

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.

Glenn Hubbard

Scientific Advisor
Dean Emeritus, 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.

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.

David C. Parkes

Scientific Advisor
Professor of Computer Science at Harvard

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.

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