Our Team

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Behrooz Rezvani, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO

As Founder and CEO, Behrooz focuses on building the business, overall organizational strategy, technology, investors, partnerships, marketing and operations. He is a true visionary and serial entrepreneur. Read More

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Jack Spilberg
Vice President of Marketing

Being the head of marketing for Seyyer means Jack is applying advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning technology to dynamically generate and market interesting and engaging video content in the form of A.I. human video avatar experiences. Read More

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Toru Chiba, Ph.D.
President of Seyyer Japan

As President of Seyyer Japan, Toru is establishing and leading collaboration between Seyyer, leading scientists and top scientific institutes in Japan. Previously, he was GM of Sharp R&D Group and a member of the board. Read More

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Ali Rouhi, Ph.D.
Chief Software Architect

As Chief Software Architect, Dr. Rouhi brings his technical insights to the complex mathematical and software development processes involved with Seyyer’s innovative regenerative video platform. Read More

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Mohammad Navidpour, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist

Mohammad has been involved in multiple early stage startups where he was in charge of system architecture design and implementation. He loves solving math and engineering problems. Read More

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Curtis Abbott
Speech and Audio Specialist

Curtis is the man beyond the A.I. text to video technology, adapting, regenerating and re-creating the voice of an avatar using simple text. Now take that a step further and an avatar can be multi-lingual. Read More

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Morgan Blein
Technical Marketing Analyst

Morgan is focused on leading and supporting a variety of audio and video strategic initiatives and data collection, analysis and pre and post video production. Before joining Seyyer, Morgan worked at KPMG France and start-up Sidecar. Read More

Board of Directors

 

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Behrooz Rezvani, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO

As Founder and CEO, Behrooz focuses on building the business, overall organizational strategy, technology, investors, partnerships, marketing and operations. He is a true visionary and serial entrepreneur.

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Dan Warmenhoven
Founding Director

As the founding director, Dan is a member of the Seyyer Broad of Directors. Dan Warmenhoven is executive chairman of the Board of Directors NetApp and served as CEO. NetApp is consistently listed in the top 20 of FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work for in America.

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John Marren
Director

Joined TPG Capital in 2000 as a partner and leads TPG’s technology team. He is currently the chairman of the board of MEMC Electronic Materials and serves on the board of directors of Avaya, AllTel, Freescale, Intergraph, Isola, and SunGard. Mr. Marren was a managing director at Morgan Stanley, and co-head of the Technology Investment Banking Group.

Business Advisors

 

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Byron Dorgan
Former U.S. Senator, Senior Advisor

Senator Dorgan served as a U.S. Senator from North Dakota from 1991-2011. During that time he served for 16 years in the Senate leadership, first as Assistant Democratic Floor Leader and then as Chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee.

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David Ring
EVP, eLabs, Universal Music Group

As Executive Vice President, Business Development & Business Affairs for Universal Music Group’s Global Digital Business, David has been instrumental in guiding the company into the next generation of emerging digital platforms.

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Alex Vratskides
CEO, Upstream

Alex Vratskides co-founded Upstream, one of the leading mobile marketing companies globally. As CEO, Alex is responsible for all global operations, including sales, marketing and product development.

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Balan Nair
EVP and CTO, Liberty Global, Inc.

Balan Nair is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Liberty Global, Inc. In this capacity he is responsible for overseeing the global network and technology operations, which span two continents and over 33 million homes.

Technical Advisors

 

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Satoshi Nakamura, Ph.D.
Advisor, Speech Science

Dr. Nakamura is a professor at the Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan, honorary professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, and an ATR Fellow. He is also a board member at the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) and has won numerous awards in mobile science and acoustics.

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Shigeo Morishima, Ph.D.
Advisor

Dr. Morishima is a professor of science and engineering, at Waseda University in Japan, and a member of the IEEE, ACM SIGGRAPH and the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (Japan). He is also a trustee of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineering of Japan, the Society for Art and Science, and the Japanese Academy of Facial Studies.

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Tomoki Toda, Ph.D.
Consultant, Speech Science

Dr. Tomoki Toda was an Assistant Professor of the Graduate School of Information Science, NAIST from 2005 to 2011, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His research interests include statistical approaches to speech processing such as voice transformation, speech synthesis, speech analysis, speech production, and speech recognition. <!–a title=”Technical Advisors”