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Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Here are our talented team members that make Botanic Technologies thrive.

Mark Stephen Meadows

Mark Stephen Meadows

Founder & CEO

The wizard behind the curtain. Actually, he’s generally in front of the curtain!

Kathy Wells

Katherine Wells

VP, Sales & Marketing

The one who generates market exposure, leads, and social conversations, and helps educates customers.

Paul Smith

Paul Smith

COO

The company strategist, oversee-er, mentor, driver, and sometimes comic relief.

Eduardo Polidor

Eduardo Polidor

Director, Engineering

The other man behind the curtain who makes our software look like magic to the rest of the world.

Matt Powell

Matt Powell

CFO

The financial strategist, planner, and bean-counter. (We still don’t know why he counts beans.)

Ryann Wahl

Ryann Wahl

Director, Accounts

The relationship wizard who builds trust, inspires new thinking, and delivers on promises.

Michelle Katz

Michelle Katz

Chief Legal Counsel

Master of protecting our intellectual property, customer contracts, and employees.

Erin Scott McGee

Erin Scott McGee

Lead Project Manager

Kiran Kumar

Kiran Kumar

Senior Engineer

Leif Martinson

Leif Martinson

Lead Character Designer

Brandon

Brandon McCaulley

3D Artist

Julia Starkov

Julia Starkov

Lead UX/UI Designer

Nick

Nick Saltrese-Miller

Character Designer

John McKnight

John McKnight

Lead Engineer

Dalton Kreiss

Dalton Kreiss

Project Manager

Advisory Board

Meet our Advisory Board. They lend their expertise, provide feedback, challenge us, and keep us fresh.

Nathan Shedroff

Nathan Shedroff

Executive Director at Seed Vault

Experience strategist, entrepreneur, published author, founder & program chair for Design MBA Programs.

Andra Kaey

Andra Kaey

Founder & Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics

Director at  Robohub.org, and founder of Robot Launch.

Jamie Burke

Jamie Burke

Chief Executive Officer of Outlier Ventures

Founder and advisor regarding deep  tech convergence.

Tony Parisi

Tony Parisi

Global Head of VR/AR at Unity Technologies

Inventor of VRML, WebGL, and other 3D  technologies.

Advisory Board - Mark

Mark Nitzberg

Exec Director, UC Berkeley Ctr for Human-Compatible AI

PhD in Computer Science from Harvard. Entrepreneur.

Brian Wilcox

Bruce Wilcox

Director of Natural Language Strategy, Just Answer

AI research  programmer, inventor of ChatScript NLP system & 4-time winner of Loebner Prize in AI.

Joshua Kauffman

Joshua Kauffman

Founder and General Partner, Wisdom VC

Masters of Design  from Harvard, applying AI to public sectors in  multiple developing economies.

Ruth Ellen Kocher

Ruth Ellen Kocher

Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, CU

Author of 7 books, accomplished poet, former creative writing professor, Associate Dean, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Denise Caruso

Denise Caruso

Research staff at Carnegie Mellon

Ethics specialist, author, and former tech columnist for the New York Times.