Leadership

We’re passionate about building a flexible, mobile, information-gathering platform on a global scale.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Maury Blackman

President and CEO

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Maury Blackman

Maury serves as President and CEO of Premise. He has over 20 years of experience leading mission driven, high growth technology companies. Prior to Premise, Maury served as President and CEO of Accela, a global government technology company. Under his leadership Accela raised over $300M in financing, achieved triple digit valuation growth, and grew the company’s account base from 300 to 2500+ governments around the world. ​ In 2016, Ernst & Young named Maury 'Northern California’s Entrepreneur of the Year' – becoming the first civic tech entrepreneur to win the award. In 2015 he was recognized by Government Technology magazine as one of its “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers”. Maury holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Houston and was a commissioned field artillery officer in the United States Army. He is an eleven-time Ironman triathlon finisher and lives in San Francisco, California.
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Joanna Lee Shevelenko

COO

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Joanna Lee Shevelenko

Joanna oversees Growth & Operations, Programs, Finance, Solutions Engineering, and People Operations at Premise. Previously, Joanna spent nine years at Facebook. During that time, user growth went from just under 8MM to 1.5B. Joanna held a number of roles spanning operations, partnerships and business development, including launching Facebook’s India office and leading strategic mobile initiatives. She has also served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Social Capital. Joanna holds a degree in Psychology from Harvard University.
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Gary Rudolph

SVP of Technology

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Gary Rudolph

Gary oversees all engineering and data science teams at Premise, and is responsible for establishing the full technical vision across all disciplines including mobile and application development, machine learning, and data science. Before joining Premise, Gary led engineering for all FieldView Advisory products at The Climate Corporation, leading a team of 100 people. He’s also held numerous leadership roles at IAC/Citysearch, eHarmony, Intuit and Sprint Nextel. Gary holds a BS in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MS in Systems Architecture from USC. He holds two patents.
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Ted Pardee

SVP of Sales

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Ted Pardee

Ted overseas global sales and marketing efforts at Premise. With over 20 years of leadership and management success he has served in senior management positions at cloud solutions, IT Services, Managed Services, SaaS/ASP and traditional software deployment companies. Prior to joining Premise, Ted was a member of Accela’s senior management team, contributing to its tremendous growth over a 5 year period in which revenue grew from $60M to over $160M and during which the company received over $200M in private equity investment. Ted is an alum of the University of Houston where he is a seasonal color commentator providing expert analysis of collegiate football games during seasonal radio and television broadcasts.
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Moorea Brega

VP Data Science

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Moorea Brega

Moorea oversees Premise’s large-scale, automated machine learning and data science models for product and business applications. Prior to joining Premise, she spent five years at The Climate Corporation leading critical data science research efforts including parametric crop insurance development, nutrient recommendation systems, and science strategy. Moorea holds BS and MS degrees in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and received her PhD in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley. In her free time Moorea can be found hiking and running in the beautiful Bay Area, and digging into books about the history of science.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Partner, Valor Equity Partners

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President Emeritus and Charles W. Eliot University Professor of Harvard University

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Founder and Managing Partner,
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General Partner, Google Ventures

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President and CEO, Premise

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Chairman & Co-founder, Premise

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CEO, Interana

INVESTORS

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ADVISORS

Raj Shah

President of the Rockefeller Foundation and Former Administrator of USAID

Dr. Raj Shah served as head of USAID from 2010 until 2015, leading a 10,000 person, $22 billion annual budget, and reporting directly to President Obama. Prior to joining USAID, he spent eight years working for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on global health and infrastructure initiatives.

Hal Varian

Chief Economist, Google

Hal R. Varian is the chief economist at Google. He has been involved in many aspects of the company since 2002, including auction design, econometric analysis, finance, corporate strategy and public policy.