Jonathan Berman, CEO
Jonathan is a speech recognition industry expert with 7 years of experience developing new business opportunities. For 9 years prior to starting Kextil, Jonathan was principal of JBC: A Marketing and Business Development Firm working clients such as Nova Chemicals, GAF, and Vocollect. Jonathan also brings experience managing P&Ls up to $80 million in the services and packaged goods industries. Jonathan has an MBA from the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia and a BA from Vassar College.
Jordan Cohen, Co-CTO
Jordan brings deep experience in the commercialization of speech recognition applications. Most notably as CTO of Voice Signal Technologies, Jordan developed the robust technology and engineering to a point where the company was sold to Nuance for over $290 million. He has also served as a Senior Scientist for SRI, leading that company’s DARPA program. Jordan currently acts a consultant to such high profile companies as Cisco.
Alex Rudnicky, PhD, Co-CTO
Alex, professor at CMU, is one of the world’s leading minds in field of spoken dialog systems, speech recognition and human computer interaction. He is also Director of the CMU Speech Consortium which connects CMU to industry.