Today, we have over 75 employees across 3 international offices, including former computer science professors, big data startup veterans, elite undergraduates, incredible designers and college athletes. Together, we are revolutionizing sports through intelligence.
Rajiv served as a Research Assistant Professor within USC's Department of Computer Science where he co-founded and co-directed the Computational Behavior Group with Second Spectrum co-founder Yu-Han Chang. Rajiv holds a BS degree in Applied Mathematics, Engineering and Physics from UW-Madison, and MS and PHD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UIUC. Second Spectrum combines two of his passions: science and sports.
Yu-Han Chang comes from a deep technology background, spending much of his career creating fundamental new research that enables machines to better understand the world. Prior to Second Spectrum, Yu-Han co-directed USC's Computational Behavior Group, where he led multi-million dollar projects developing spatiotemporal pattern recognition techniques. He holds a BA in Economics and Mathematics and an MS in Computer Science from Harvard, and a PhD in Computer Science from MIT.
Jeff has nearly two decades' experience growing and leading engineering teams at successful startups. His experience spans from the early dotcom days at Idealab to the time he spent as the first hire at Factual (an industry-leading big data company) serving as the Director of Shanghai Operations and working as a software engineer. Jeff is an avid tennis player.
Lai-Ki has extensive experience in operations, administration, human resources, and financial management, including executive leadership support and the growth of organizations. Her experience spans more than 10 years at Goldman Sachs Group, most recently serving as Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the West Region's Investment Banking group. Lai-Ki holds a BA in Economics from Barnard College, Columbia University.
As the former President and CEO of ESPN and NFL Network, Steve Bornstein is one of the most influential sports and media executives of our time. During his tenure at ESPN, his team won over 50 Emmys. He is a 2014 inductee of the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame, and currently serves on the board for a number of significant foundations and organizations.
Mark Stevens is the Managing Partner of S-Cubed Capital. He is a special limited partner and former managing partner at Sequoia Capital, a global venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, CA. Mark joined Sequoia in 1989 as an associate and became a partner in 1993. During his tenure at Sequoia, Mark invested in and served as a director for many successful companies; he continues to serve on the Board of Directors of Nvidia. Mark lectures part time at Stanford. He holds BS, BA, and MS degrees from USC, and an MBA from Harvard.
David Hornik has extensive experience in the technology sector. As a general partner of August Capital, he has invested in and served on the board of many successful technology companies. He holds a BA from Stanford University, an M.Phil from Cambridge University and a JD from Harvard Law School. He has taught a variety of courses in business and law at Stanford and Harvard.
Steve Ballmer is the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers and the former CEO of Microsoft. As CEO of Microsoft, Ballmer built many new businesses, including Xbox, Surface, and Azure, and tripled the company's profits. He holds an AB degree from Harvard University.