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Our Team

Our team started working together several years ago when Tom and Kurt at ai-one (AI for language technology) got some assistance building a better user interface for a FedEx project from Kevin at KDD Analytics, a predictive analytics and Tableau expert.  That led to a number of collaborations culminating in a joint effort in 2016 on a competitive intelligence product.  Thomas joined up on the SwissRe and NASA projects and merged his passion for finance with computer science into a mission to find, enrich and index the worlds data for the application of artificial intelligence. 

Kurt Manninen, Geoff Harrison and Eric Haruki joined the team in April 2018, adding software development, financial analysis and modeling, and business development capability in Boulder and San Diego.

Successful execution of AI projects requires four critical elements: AI technology and expertise, Data, Domain Expertise and Application capability.  As a team with over five years’ experience scoping and executing a large variety of AI projects for enterprise and government, we have demonstrated the ability to deliver cost effective solutions on time.  Our team has application development, operations and domain experience in medical, aerospace, insurance, logistics and oil & gas.  

Management Team

Tom Marsh, Chief Technology Officer - Tom is CTO/COO at BEA and is an expert in AI, text analytics, Tableau data visualizations and knowledge management solutions. He has served as CEO/COO/CTO of organizations with primary responsibility for finance, marketing and product management. At ai-one he led the development strategy and deployment support for knowledge management and intelligent agent systems. Previously, Tom was CEO of a Singapore data management and marketing services business, CEO of a US public supplier of 3D vision systems for surgery, and CEO of a software firm serving the downstream/distribution segment of the US oil industry. He majored in Economics at Williams College.

Kevin Duffy-Deno, Chief Analytics Officer - Dr. Duffy-Deno has over 25 years of experience in quantitative research and analysis, specializes in the visualization of data, development of predictive models, enhancement of marketing databases and in quantitative market sizing and segmentation. Kevin is our in house economist, responsible for research, predictive analytics, scoring algorithms and is our expert in Tableau interactive dashboard development. Prior to BEA, he founded KDD Analytics after serving with several market intelligence consulting and research firms including RHK, PriMetrica, Taylor Nelson Sofres Telecoms (TNST) and INDETEC International. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Oregon.

Thomas Marsh Jr., Chief Data Officer - Thomas is responsible for data sources, collection applications, software development and the database architecture for solutions for the company’s products.  He also works as an independent programming and text analytics consultant for other projects, including support for the Topic Mapper projects with NASA MSFC. Thomas is proficient in multiple languages, Standard Query Language (SQL), cloud services, web services development and Tableau data visualizations. He graduated from University of Colorado, Boulder with a BS Business Administration.

Kurt Manninen, Lead Data/Software Engineer - Kurt provides BEA full stack development while serving as Vice President of Product Development for ai-one, Inc. He is responsible for creating applications that demonstrate machine learning technologies. Kurt has 18 years of industry experience, designing and building solutions for complex data and software problems. He is the architect of ai-one’s BrainDocs platform using cognitive agents for finding concepts within unstructured text of any language. Kurt joined ai-one after a distinguished career as systems engineer at IBM and Lockheed Martin. He graduated from Kalamazoo College with a BA Computer Science.

Geoffrey Harrison, Managing Director, Research -  Geoff provides BEA with a deep background in equity research and an understanding in capital markets. His experience includes several years of personal investing, equity research for a long-short fund manager, and participating in the Chartered Financial Analyst Program, where he plans on writing his CFA Level 2 Exam in June. Geoff’s primary focus has been on the technology, consumer discretionary, and energy industries. He has experience in the Python programming language. Geoff graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with Distinction, with a BS in Business Administration, a minor in Economics, and membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, the highest honor for an undergraduate business school student at CU Boulder.

Eric Haruki, Manager Business Development, West – Eric is a technology analyst and seller with deep experience advising global category leaders on product and brand strategy, market competitiveness, and areas of untapped opportunity.  He has produced both syndicated and project work, delivering forecasts, SWOT analyses, product roadmaps, and panel survey insights to his global clients.  Eric’s diverse sales and research background has exposed him to vendors spanning a broad array of verticals and cultures, ultimately leading to insightful content generation on competitive context and business outcome needs.  He graduated from Occidental College with a BA in Philosophy.

We're adding to the Boulder team this year. If you're interested in joining our team, let us know.

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