Management Team

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Auren Hoffman

Auren Hoffman

CEO

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

VP of Engineering

Felix is the VP of Engineering at SafeGraph, bringing over 20 years of engineering and 7 years of data experience. Felix led teams in Uber's Data Platform and was pivotal in rebuilding their open-source program. Previously he spent time around the Seattle area at Microsoft and startups. Felix is a proponent of open-source; as a Member of the ASF, he works on the popular Apache Spark project and notebook project Apache Zeppelin, and also helps mentor 4 projects in the Apache Incubator.

Jason Cook

Jason Cook

VP of Sales and Customer Success

Jason Cook is VP of Sales and Customer Success at SafeGraph and has been with the company since 2016. Most recently, Jason was the first Customer Success hire at Radius Intelligence, building a team that managed dozens of Fortune 500 customers & helped raise over $84MM of venture capital. Jason holds a B.S. in Economics & B.S. in Political Science from Santa Clara University. Jason is an overly enthusiastic supporter of the 49ers, Trail Blazers, Spicy Food, and his daughter Callie.

Jonathan Wolf

Jonathan Wolf

Head of Partnerships

Jonathan is the Head of Partnerships at SafeGraph. Prior to SafeGraph, he was the Co-Founder and CEO of TXN Solutions, which was acquired by Envestnet | Yodlee. He holds a Computer Science degree from MIT. A Miami native and Denver resident, Jonathan is a diehard Miami Heat fan and a proud Denver Nuggets season ticketholder. No offense, but his daughter Sophia is the cutest girl in the world

Lauren Spiegel

Lauren Spiegel

VP of Product

Lauren is the VP of Product at SafeGraph. Prior to becoming a product leader innovating in data as a service, Lauren was a tech lead/software engineer at Scality - building petabyte-scale data storage solutions. Before coming to her senses, Lauren was an attorney and partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and began her legal career at O'Melveny & Myers, LLP. Her interests include yoga, coding, and degree collecting: B.A and M.A. in Philosophy from Stanford and a J.D. from NYU.

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).

Preethi Pragash

Preethi Pragash

VP of Finance

Preethi is VP Finance at SafeGraph. Prior to SafeGraph, she held Finance leadership roles at Figure Eight Technolgies and Jigsaw Data Corporation. She played a Pivotal role & led Figure Eight's Acquisition by Appen in 2019. She holds CPA License in the State of CA(Inactive) and Accounting Degree from Osmania University, India. She is also member of Cost and Management Accountants of India. When not crunching numbers, she loves to spend quality time with her two young kids.

Ross Epstein

Ross Epstein

Chief of Staff

Ross is the Chief of Staff 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 a Chief of Staff does.

Ryan Fox Squire

Ryan Fox Squire

Senior Data Scientist

Ryan is SafeGraph's first employee and Senior Data Scientist. Ryan holds an M.S. with an officially unfinished Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Stanford University and a B.A. from Oberlin College. He has helped showcase the power of SafeGraph data both on- and offline through blogs and webinars, as well as conference, podcast, and television appearances.