We believe places data should be open for all.

We are building a company that is narrowly focused on making data about the physical world an open platform for all.

We Strive To Be The Source Of Truth About The Physical World

SafeGraph’s places dataset includes a breadth of information about global places. This includes points of interest, spatial hierarchy metadata, foot traffic data, spending patterns, and more.

Organizations use our data to help inform their people and machines to make better business decisions.

Our Mission Is To Democratize Data

We strive to be the most trusted source to get data on a physical place. We're narrowly focused on being a data company with the best quality, coverage, and trust from our partners.

Learn more about our vision and values.

Process, Technology, Machine Learning, and People

The outcome is a clean dataset. But to accomplish that takes a lot of hard work. We hire smart people and use advanced engineering to ingest, draw, merge, classify, and verify the data. We deliver updated data to our clients on a weekly or monthly cadence.

Our Leadership

Auren Hoffman

Auren Hoffman

Chief Executive Officer

Auren founded SafeGraph in 2016. He is the former CEO and founder of LiveRamp (NYSE: RAMP) -- the largest middleware provider in marketing technology. He is an investor in over 120 active technology companies. Auren holds a B.S.E. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley ... and spends way too much time on Twitter. He unwinds by losing to his wife and kids at various board games.

Evan Barry

Evan Barry

VP of Marketing

Evan is the VP of Growth and Marketing at SafeGraph. A native to San Diego, Evan was the first marketing hire at both Raken and Branch, successfully managing these companies through multiple growth phases into industry leaders. Evan holds a B.S. and M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford, where he was a National Champion and All-American as a member of the Men's Volleyball Team.

Felix Cheung

Felix Cheung

SVP of Engineering

Felix is the SVP of Engineering at SafeGraph, bringing 21+ years of engineering and 8+ years of data experience. Previously, he led Data Platform teams in Uber and was pivotal in rebuilding their open-source program. Prior to that, he hung out at Microsoft HQ and startups. Felix is a proponent of open-source; as a Member of the ASF, he contributes to Apache Spark (data engine), Apache Zeppelin (notebook), and also mentors and helps grow 7 data / geospatial projects in the Apache Incubator.

Jason Richman

Jason Richman

VP of Enterprise Sales

Jason is the VP of Enterprise Sales at SafeGraph. Prior to SafeGraph, he was a sales leader at Metamarkets, a SaaS analytics startup that was acquired by Snap Inc. Jason holds a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University. Jason is an avid foodie and in his free time enjoys travel and tennis.

Mike Bergen

Mike Bergen

VP of Public Sector

Mike is the head of SafeGraph's public sector business overseeing the strategy and sales into government customers. Previously he led Partnerships and Government Affairs for Orbital Insight, was a former Marine, and has spent his whole career in the geospatial and intelligence industry. He has a B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University. Mike can be found on a beach or a mountain depending on the time of year.

Nicole Berger

Nicole Berger

VP of Operations

Nicole is the VP of Operations at SafeGraph. Prior to joining, she ran Operations at Slyce, an industry-leading visual search and image recognition company. Nicole holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. In her free time, she enjoys accumulating points & miles and failing to keep up with her one year old daughter Annie (who is actually the cutest girl in the world).

Ravi Patel

Ravi Patel

VP of Finance

Ravi is the VP of Finance & Corporate Development at SafeGraph. Prior to SafeGraph, he was an investor at Luminate Capital where he focused on enterprise software buyouts. Ravi holds a B.S. in Economics from Northwestern University. Fun fact: he was once a professional golfer and competed across four countries and six tours. Ravi is also a Chicago sports enthusiast (for better or worse) and loves spending time with his pup, Wrigley.

Ross Epstein

Ross Epstein

VP of New Projects

Ross is the VP of New Projects at SafeGraph. Prior to SafeGraph, he was the CEO and co-founder of sales engagement platform Sendbloom, later acquired by LinkedIn. Ross holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Northwestern University. His outside interests include rugby, competitive eating (2010 Tater Tot Champion of Evanston), goldendoodles (can he dogsit?), and trying to explain what he does at SafeGraph.

Russ Thau

Russ Thau

Chief Revenue Officer

Russ is Chief Revenue Officer at SafeGraph and joined in 2022. Prior to SafeGraph, Russ served as VP of Revenue and Success at Envoy, as VP of Sales at Intercom, and also held sales leadership roles at Box and SuccessFactors. Russ holds a B.S. in Business from California Polytech State University. In his free time, Russ enjoys watching his wife's a cappella group perform, cheering at his son’s baseball games, and encouraging his daughter to become an aspiring performer like her mother.

Ryan Weisert

Ryan Weisert

VP of Customer Success

Ryan is the VP of Customer Success at SafeGraph. Prior to joining, he was the VP of Client Success at MomentFeed and General Manager at OceanX where he led the launch of the company’s first SaaS product. Before starting in tech, Ryan worked as an NBA blogger for ESPN and a biotech researcher. When he's not working, Ryan is either climbing rocks with his daughter, drinking wine with his wife, or watching all the sports under the sun. Please don’t hold his Dallas Cowboys fandom against him.