Team

At Atigeo, we’re a team of problem solvers, scientists, game changers, and technologists who set out to make a difference in the world. We create technology that helps organizations solve critical and complex issues impacting humanity.

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Michael Sandoval
CEO, Chairman and Founder

As CEO, Michael drives the overall strategic and creative vision for Atigeo. Prior to founding Atigeo, Michael was a General Manager at Microsoft where he oversaw three Microsoft Consulting Services groups, founded the Microsoft Partner Solutions Center (MPSC), ran partner strategy and product teams, receiving numerous awards during his 10 year Microsoft career. He also led Operations and Systems Engineering for AccessLine Technologies, and worked as an R&D Scientist for Meteor Communications. Michael holds 9 patents. He is very active in local community affairs, Michael has designed and taught a Masters of Public Administration course at Seattle University in “eCitizenship,” and is an avid supporter of Seattle Children’s Hospital, Junior League, United Way, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and a number of K–12 schools.


Michael Sandoval

Michael Sandoval
CEO, Chairman and Founder

Wolf Kohn, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist

During Wolf’s career, he has held key technical and scientific positions with leading organizations such as General Motors, Lockheed Corporation, NASA Johnson Space Center, and Boeing Computer Services. He is the founder and co-founder of two successful start-up companies: Clearsight Systems, Corp., and Kohn-Nerode, Inc. In addition, Wolf has ten patents and has authored over 300 papers in the areas of optimal hybrid control and quantum control, estimation and learning systems and architectures. Currently, he is focused on extending hybrid systems to quantum control and to rule-based multi-criteria optimization and inferencing. Wolf has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, at the Laboratory of Information and Decision Systems.

Archive of research publication by our Chief Scientist, Wolf Kohn


Wolf Kohn, Ph.D.

Wolf Kohn, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist

David Talby, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer

David brings extensive experience in building & operating web-scale search and business platforms, as well as building world-class, agile, distributed teams. He joins Atigeo from the Microsoft’s Bing group where he led business operations for Bing Shopping in the US and Europe, managing teams in Seattle, India and several European countries. Prior to Microsoft, David worked at Amazon both in Seattle, as well as the UK. David is a veteran of the Israeli Air Force and he holds a PhD in Computer Science along with two masters degrees in Science and Business Administration respectively, all of which were obtained at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition, David has taught courses on Object Oriented Design; Software Design; Distributed algorithms; advanced programing and system analysis; operating systems; systems programming and marketing at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Hadassah College of Technology, Jerusalem. David has 23 published papers & patents to date.


David Talby, Ph.D.

David Talby, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer

Michael Sandoval
CEO, Chairman & Founder

As CEO, Michael drives the overall strategic and creative vision for Atigeo. Prior to founding Atigeo, Michael was a General Manager at Microsoft where he oversaw three Microsoft Consulting Services groups, founded the Microsoft Partner Solutions Center (MPSC), ran partner strategy and product teams, receiving numerous awards during his 10 year Microsoft career. He also led Operations and Systems Engineering for AccessLine Technologies, and worked as an R&D Scientist for Meteor Communications. Michael holds 9 patents. He is very active in local community affairs, Michael has designed and taught a Masters of Public Administration course at Seattle University in “eCitizenship,” and is an avid supporter of Seattle Children’s Hospital, Junior League, United Way, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and a number of K–12 schools.

Gregory Akers

Greg Akers is the Senior Vice President of Advanced Security Initiatives and Chief Technology Officer within the Global Governments Solutions Group at Cisco. With more than two decades of executive experience, Akers brings a wide range of technical and security knowledge to his current role. A major focus of his group is to expand security awareness and launch product resiliency initiatives throughout Cisco’s development organization to deliver high-quality and secure products to customers. He also serves as executive sponsor of the Cisco Disability Awareness Network. In addition to his primary role, Akers is an Internet security and critical infrastructure protection advisor to Cisco customers and to the U.S. government. He regularly advises and directs activities relative to technology and security matters of domestic and international importance. Akers has also advised the U.S. Department of Defense and the federal intelligence community for more than fifteen years. Before joining Cisco, Akers’ career included more than 15 years of designing, building, and running large networks for Fortune 100 companies.


Phil Condit

Phil’s career at Boeing spanned more than 35 years in almost 20 assignments. Phil was elected President and member of the board of directors in 1992. He added the title of CEO in 1996 and was elected Chairman in 1997. Under Phil’s leadership, several mergers and acquisitions transformed the company into a broad-based, global enterprise. Phil served on the board of Hewlett-Packard Company, is co-chairman of the Trans Atlantic Business Council, and was chairman of the Business Roundtable. Elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 1985, he is also an honorary fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He belongs to the Society of Automotive Engineers and has chaired the NASA Advisory Council’s Aeronautics Advisory Committee. He has won numerous awards for engineering and management achievements. A Distinguished Eagle Scout Award winner, Condit is past president of the Chief Seattle Council of the Boy Scouts of America and now serves on the national board.


Victor Kats

Victor Kats joined Ascension Ventures in 2009 from Allscripts-Misys, a $3 billion healthcare information technology company, where he led corporate development, strategy and integration activities. Victor leads Ascension Ventures' investments in the healthcare information technology sector and brings an operating perspective across the acute care, ambulatory and post acute continuum. He is a Director of Ingenious Med, Phreesia, Quantros, Vivify Health and a Board Observer at GetWellNetwork. He is past Director of MedVentive which was sold to McKesson in 2012. Prior to his tenure at Allscripts-Misys, Victor served as Vice President at Lehman Brothers where he focused on mergers and acquisitions in the communications, media and technology sectors. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


Mozelle Thompson

Mozelle is a distinguished New York based attorney, former Federal Trade Commissioner (USA), and current Advisory Board Member and Consultant to Facebook. Mr. Thompson was sworn in as a Commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission in 1997 and previously appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in 1996 and Deputy Assistant Secretary in 1993. He was one of five Commissioners, nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate to enforce federal antitrust and consumer protection laws. During his tenure at the FTC, Thompson worked in all areas of agency responsibility, but had notable leadership roles in the areas of international consumer protection; high technology; media and communications; online privacy and financial services, intellectual property and competition, and newly deregulated industries, such as energy. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in these fields. Mr. Thompson has been active in a number of professional and civic organizations, including the Association of Black Princeton Alumni and the Executive Board of Practicing Attorneys for Law Students, a mentoring organization assisting African-American and Latino law students.


Lance Auburg

Lance is a partner in The HMC Company with over a decade of successful business development and strategic consulting expertise. His strong entrepreneurial spirit allows him to recognize strategic business opportunities and become a catalyst from the start-up phase where he becomes instrumental in facilitating growth. Lance currently serves a Co-Founder of Honor and Hire which helps the Veteran community find employment. He has also served as an active member on the Board of Essential Security Software (Encryptics) where he was instrumental in raising the initial capital for the organization. Over the last several years, Lance has secured millions of dollars in private equity for emerging companies by utilizing his extensive network which spans multiple industries (from software to retail to healthcare to entertainment and sports).


Claude D. Benchimol

Claude is the recently retired Senior Vice President, Biological Information Systems at Life Technologies, a $3+ billion Life Sciences Company headquartered in Carlsbad, California. Previously, he served in a variety of executive positions at General Electric Healthcare. From 2001 to 2003, he was Vice-President of Global Technology at GE’s Medical Information Technologies, which grew into a $2 billion enterprise. Prior to this role, he assumed a number of leadership positions in GE in the development of complex diagnostic imaging instruments and innovations. He is also a member of the French Academy of Technology. He serves on the Board of the San Diego Symphony, and as the chair of the Council of Advisors of the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering.

Antonio O. Garza

Antonio is a partner of Vianovo, a leading management and communications consultancy. He also serves as chairman of Vianovo Ventures, the firm’s cross-border business development unit. In addition to his roles at Vianovo, Tony serves as Counsel in the Mexico City office of White & Case. Drawing on decades of high-profile business, political, legal, and international trade experiences, he serves as a strategic counselor to CEOs, investors, and entrepreneurs. He is acknowledged as one of the top experts on U.S.-Mexico relations and on the business and political environments of both nations. Prior to joining Vianovo and White & Case, Tony served as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico from 2002 to 2009, focusing his work on U.S. interests in Mexico, international business development, and broadening and deepening the dialogue between the two countries. In 2009, he received the Azteca Aguila, the Mexican government’s highest honor bestowed upon a non-citizen.

Chris Gorak

Chris is a Writer, Director, and Production Designer in the film industry. He is currently rewriting to direct Paramount Vantage’s thriller entitled Man On A Ledge for Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. Prior to writing and directing, Chris was a Production Designer and Art Director for film, television, and commercial production. He was Supervising Art Director on Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report, Art Director on David Fincher’s Fight Club and the Coen brothers’ The Man Who Wasn’t There and many others.

Ken Hatch

Ken is CEO of Hatch Enterprises, Inc., which provides organizational and communications consulting for corporations in transition or crisis. He also currently serves as advisor to Lydian Wealth Management’s Private Wealth Management division. From 1980 to 1995, he served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of KIRO, Inc., a division of Bonneville International Corporation. Ken has also served on numerous boards, including Ecova, a biotechnology firm, Olympic National Bank and Mortgage Company, Northern Life Insurance Company, Coco Plum Corporation, Bear Creek Development, Inc., CashPoint Inc., Advanced Biometrics, Inc. In addition, he has served on over 30 non-profit boards, for which he received Washington state’s “Man of the Year” award in recognition for his devotion to non-profit organizations. Ken serves as a trustee and board member for a wide range of business, civic and education organizations.

Jim Jensen

C. James Jensen is the co-founder and managing partner of Madison James, L.P, a provider of full service sales and marketing support to select luxury master-planned communities, and Mara Gateway Associates, L.P., a privately owned real estate investment company. Additionally, James is the co-managing partner of Stronghurst, LLC, which provides advisory and financial services to emerging growth companies. James’ previous business activities include serving as Chairman and CEO of Thousand Trails, Inc., a national network and the industry leader of private campground resorts; President, Grantree Furniture Rental Corporation, which became the largest furniture rental company in America; and an eleven year career with Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. James is an active member of the World Presidents’ Organization and a past director of the Boys and Girls Club and the Leukemia Society of America.

Daniel Kranzler

Daniel is a wireless technology industry entrepreneur who for 30 years has been managing, supporting, and financing start-up high-tech companies. Since 1984, Daniel has invested in, managed, and advised communications and Internet tech start-ups whose combined equity values exceeded $20 billion. He has also held senior management roles at McCaw Cellular, Beepers Northwest, InfoSpace, AccessLine Technologies, and Mforma/Hands-On. Daniel is currently Managing Partner of eFund LLC, a venture fund that invests in wireless and technology start-ups and channels the profits to children’s charities.


Phillip M. Nudelman, Ph.D.

Phillip is the recently retired President and CEO of the Hope Heart Institute, Seattle’s leading nonprofit cardiovascular research and education center. Previously, he spent thirty years with Group Health Cooperative, serving in many capacities including the position of President and CEO, and as Chairman and President of Kaiser/Group Health. Group Health Cooperative is the largest consumer-directed healthcare delivery system in the United States. A noted advocate for improving healthcare in the country, Phillip has served on the White House Task Force for Health Care Reform and the President’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in Health Care. He has served on the Pew Health Professions Commission and the American Medical Association Task Force on Ethics, and served as Chairman of the American Association of Health Plans.


Richard Purcell

Richard has been a leading voice in addressing consumer privacy and data protection challenges since the late 1990s. He leads the Corporate Privacy Group (CPG), advising multinational corporations, Internet start-ups and government agencies on sustainable information security and privacy programs. As Microsoft’s original privacy officer, he designed, developed, implemented, and managed one of the world’s largest and most advanced privacy programs. Recently, Richard was named Executive Director of the Privacy Projects, an information management think tank and research organization. In 2009, he was appointed Chairman of the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee for the Department of Homeland Security, a committee on which he has served since 2005.


John Rindlaub

John joined Wells Fargo Bank in 2002 as CEO for the Pacific Northwest Region, including operations in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. His responsibilities include commercial banking, community leadership, and setting and executing the company’s overall growth strategy for the region. Prior to Wells Fargo, John was at Bank of America where he held executive positions including President and Commercial Bank Executive for Bank of America Northwest, and Chairman of Bank of America Asia. John is also trustee for the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, a member of the University of Washington Business School Advisory Board, and director and treasurer of The National Bureau of Asian Research.

Walter Schoenfeld

Walter is Chairman of Schoenfeld Group, a diversified private investment company. Walter’s business activities have encompassed directorships of Reading Railroad, Sunshine Mining, Anchor Post Corporation, Bismark, and Vans Inc. (where he served as Chairman and CEO). Walter was Vice President and Director of the Seattle Supersonics Basketball Club from 1968 to 1979, and a General Partner and Owner of the Seattle Mariners Baseball Club from 1976 to 1983. He currently serves as a Director of Foundation Bank of Bellevue, Washington, and the Aritzia Corporation of Canada. As a Seattle resident, Walter is a Member of The Seattle Foundation, and has previously served on the boards of PONCHO, ACT Theatre, Seattle Chamber of Commerce, 5th Avenue Foundation, Temple De Hirsch Sinai, and the Northwest Artificial Kidney Center.


Guru Singh DD, MSS

Guru Singh is a third generation yogi and teacher of Humanology and the Kundalini Yogic Experience. He is a musician, composer, author, and a Minister of Sikh Dharma with a Doctorate of Divinity. Most important – to him – he is a family man, and a human being. As chairman of the International Council of Sikh Ministers, Guru Singh has worked with spiritual and religious leaders of nearly every faith to connect diverse communities around the world. He serves on the boards of several fast growth companies transforming today’s world of education, high technology, publishing, and community building. Guru Singh is also involved with the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Department of Neurotheology, which is using medical imaging to measure dynamic brain function under the influence of meditation, mantra, and prayer.

Courtney Taylor

In a career spanning film, television, popular music, and philanthropy, Courtney Taylor specializes in forging mutually beneficial relationships between businesses, nonprofit organizations, and the entertainment industry. Her esteemed client roster has included Sony Music, Columbia Tri-Star Television, David de Rothschild, Steven Donziger, Sir James Goldsmith’s Cuixmala Ecological Foundation, and sixties icon Twiggy. An entrepreneur with a flair for high fashion and design, Courtney founded Talita Jewelry in 1999, which attracted high-end retailer Fred Segal and a following of celebrity icons.

Susan Locke Ewaliko

I love challenges! I enjoy interacting with people, learning about their business and exploring opportunities for working together. We have a ton of incredibly smart and passionate people at Atigeo and together, we are here to solve our customers problems and create impactful change in the world.


Susan Locke Ewaliko
Senior Director Product Outreach

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