About Us.

Our Team

Our team of talented and passionate employees with diverse experiences help XPRIZE cultivate the next great innovations.

Krishna Anand

Data Scientist, Data & Innovation Strategy

Anousheh Ansari


Anupa Asokan

Project Manager, Prize Operations, Ocean Initiative

JoJo Bahnam

Vice President, Partnerships

Amir Banifatemi

General Manager, Innovation & Growth

Nicole Barboza

Associate, Prize Operations

Nikki Batchelor

Director, Prize Operations

Sam Blake

Senior Research Associate

James Burbridge

Senior Associate, Prize Operations

Grant Campany

Senior Director, Prize Operations, Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE

Max Cappellari

Chief Technology Officer

Emily Musil Church, PhD

Executive Director, Prize Operations, Global Learning XPRIZE

Chris Classen

Vice President, Events and Experience

Courtney Colman, C.A.

Chief Financial Officer

Esther Count

Office of the Chairman

Lisa Covington

Product Lead, Impact & Design

Kama Craig

Associate, Post Prize Operations

Neama Dadkhahnikoo

Technical Lead, Prize Operations, IBM Watson AI XPRIZE

Roopa Dandamudi

Project Manager, Prize Operations

Zach David

Data and Reporting Specialist, Strategic Relations

Peter H. Diamandis M.D.

Founder and Executive Chairman

Maxx Echt

Project Manager, Prize Operations

Susan Emmer

Senior Director, Brand Partnerships

Marcius Extavour, PhD

Executive Director, Prize Operations, Energy & Resources

Jose Fiallos

Director, Organizational Development and Talent Strategy, People & Culture

Chanda Gonzales-Mowrer

Vice President, Prize Operations

John Greisberger

Senior Manager, Global Impact Strategy

JC Griffith

Manager, Graphic Design, Global Marketing and Communications

Monica Groves

Project Manager, Prize Operations

Brian Guayante

Help Desk Associate, Technology, Data & Analytics

Kathleen Hamrick

Senior Associate, Research, Impact & Design

Jade Hardy

Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Cindy Hemming

Senior Manager, Paralegal, Legal and Corporate Development

Shay Hershkovitz, PhD

Director of Research, Global Impact Strategy, Impact Architecture

Samantha Jenkins

Producer, Events and Experience

Shlomy Kattan, PhD

Vice President, Stakeholder Relations

Sevag Kechichian

Research Analyst, Global Impact Strategy, Impact Architecture

Suzanne Kelly

Technical Advisor, Impact & Design

Haneen Khalaf

Principal Project Manager, Office of the CEO

Allison Klauer

People & Culture Guru (HR Generalist)

Caroline Kolta

Senior Associate, Research, Impact & Design

Devin Krotman

Director, Prize Operations, IBM Watson AI XPRIZE & Global Learning XPRIZE

Patrick La Cotera

Senior Producer, Events and Experience

Michael Leitch

Technical Lead, Prize Operations, NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE

Diana Letourneau, PhD

Technical Lead, Prize Operations, Adult Literacy XPRIZE

Anna Lewis

Chief Strategy Officer

David Locke

Director, Prize Management

Anna Lucier

Director, Individual Giving, Stakeholder Relations

Jon Madjidov

Senior Director, IT Operations and Infrastructure, Technology, Data, & Analytics

Malia Mailes

External Relations and Project Manager, Events and Experience

Jennifer Masaoay

Associate, Digital Asset Management and Production, Global Marketing and Communications

Terry Mulligan

Product Manager, Impact & Design

Matthew Mulrennan

Director, Prize Operations, Ocean Initiative

Bryan Namba

Associate Project Manager, Impact & Design

David Poli

Senior Associate, Research, Impact & Design

Boris Rangelov

Sr. Systems Administrator, Technology, Data & Analytics

Salima Ranmal

Senior Director of Operations, Strategic Relations

Rachel Rose

Senior Executive Assistant, Office of the CEO

Nicole Ryan

Public Relations Account Manager, Global Marketing and Communications

Sarah Saenz

Manager, Prize Operations, Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

Nicolas Sanchez

Manager, Project Management and Development, Information Technology

Katherine Schelbert

Senior Manager, Public Relations, Global Marketing and Communications

Erika Scoby

Director of Operations, Strategic Relations

Dan Selz

Product Manager, Impact & Design

Tim Silman

Product Manager, Impact & Design

Rev. Chris Spearman

Senior Director, Individual Giving, Stakeholder Relations

Tammy Stockfish

Director, Account Management, Business Affairs

Elke Stoll

Senior Associate, Accounting

Samir Syed

Director, Web Development, Technology, Data & Analytics

Zenia Tata

Chief Impact Officer

Marc Terry

Director, Talent Acquisition

Renee Topper

Senior Copywriter, Marketing

Andrea Trowbridge

Vice President, People and Culture

Ose Ugochukwu, JD

General Counsel, Legal and Corporate Development

Jyotika Virmani, PhD

Executive Director, Prize Operations, Planet & Environment

Jessica Yoon

Senior Associate, Impact & Design


Our Board