Deep Labs is at the forefront of AI and machine learning, delivering innovative, context-aware solutions to solve the toughest data challenges in finance, the public sector, retail, and beyond. As our foundation of customers and partners expands, we’re pleased to announce new additions to our leadership team which will support Deep Labs’ continued growth.
Throughout the first half of 2021, Deep Labs added new executives in the sales, product, finance, people, and administrative teams to propel the company’s success.
Bill Maw is now the Chief Financial Officer at Deep Labs, Howard Wettan is our General Counsel, Alyssa Patnode is our the Head of People and Culture, Brian Grech is the VP of Sales and Marketing, Sri Narasimhan is the VP of Product, Francisco Martin-Rayo is our Chief of Staff, and Ben Ball is our new Head of Marketing.
“As Deep Labs brings cutting-edge AI/ML to a broader set of customers, we’re adding new perspectives and critical capabilities to lead the way,” said Scott Edington, CEO of Deep Labs. “Deep Labs has a proud history of industry expertise and innovation, and I’m proud to see that we’re expanding on that tradition with this seasoned group of leaders.”
Here’s some more information about these new additions to the Deep Labs team:
Bill Maw is the Chief Financial Officer of Deep Labs. He spent four years as CFO at Covius Holdings, Inc., a technology and service provider in the mortgage sector. Prior to Covius, Bill spent more than a decade as CFO and a Member of the Executive Committee at Liquidnet Holdings, Inc., a global financial technology company that facilitates equities and fixed income trading for leading asset management firms. During his time at Liquidnet, Bill led the company’s capital-raising process, oversaw acquisitions and was responsible for financial operations, forecasts, business performance analysis and reporting. Bill also spent ten years at GE Capital and Price Waterhouse, where he held a series of senior finance positions. Bill currently sits on the Board and is the Chair of the Audit Committee at PYXERA Global, Inc., an international NGO. He is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Howard Wettan is the General Counsel at Deep Labs. A technology attorney for more than twenty years, Howard was most recently a Partner at White & Case, where he helped companies anticipate and adapt to growth opportunities while navigating ever-changing legal and regulatory environments. Prior to re-joining White & Case as a Partner in 2018, Howard was a senior in-house attorney at Visa and Apple, where he worked on the launch of Apple Pay. Howard served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York and law clerk to Robert W. Pratt, Federal District Judge in the Southern District of Iowa.
Sri Narasimhan is the VP of Product at Deep Labs, where he crafts AI and ML based solutions for our data economy. Prior to Deep Labs, Sri was at Lisnr, where he enabled a revolutionary contactless payment experience. At PayPal, Sri led Consumer and Seller Risk Platform teams that built and managed systems to mitigate global financial fraud at scale. He helped introduce several foundational capabilities for detecting fraud over web, in-app, and in-person payment checkout experiences. Sri has also led risk strategy teams to manage fraud and user experience outcomes which he believes are invaluable hands-on experiences vital for building better platforms. Sri believes passionately in the centrality of technologies like AI and blockchain to democratize access to financial services and inclusion for all.
Alyssa Patnode is the Head of People and Culture at Deep Labs. Alyssa has served in a variety of senior HR roles in both technology companies and consulting firms, and has deep experience creating positive culture and workplace experiences alongside operational rigor. Alyssa comes to us from Couchbase, where she led as the Head of Employee Engagement and Experience. Prior to that, she spent time at Deloitte, and Groesbeek Advisors, crafting people and culture solutions for both private sector and government clients. Alyssa is also a former Naval officer and prior enlisted veteran with over fifteen years’ experience, most significantly in the Special Operations and Intelligence communities.
Brian Grech is the Head of Sales & Marketing at Deep Labs. Brian has held leadership roles at PayPal, where he led the design, launch, portfolio management and pricing of the PayPal Working Capital small business loan, and at Bank of America, where he ran the bank-wide Prepaid business and also led the Consumer Payables sales function nationally. Brian also has experience in payments and sales strategy at JPMorgan, and in strategy consulting to retail financial institutions at First Manhattan Consulting Group.
Francisco Martin-Rayo is the Chief of Staff at Deep Labs. Francisco was formerly a Principal in the public sector practice at Boston Consulting Group, where he advised senior government leaders on strategy, organizational transformations, change management, and successful implementation of policy agendas. He served as a Next Generation National Security Leaders Fellow, a Presidential Leadership Scholar, and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ben Ball is the Head of Marketing at Deep Labs. Ben joins Deep Labs from NextNav, where he brought the company out of stealth mode as Head of Marketing and shepherded it to a public offering. Ben was also a marketing leader at BlueCat and Crossmatch (now part of HID Global), supervising content and product marketing. Ben’s career started in the US Foreign Service, where he served three overseas tours, and at the US Department of Homeland Security, where he was a Senior Policy Advisor.