At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top United States based CEO’ operating in the Operating Systems space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Founder and CEO of Odeko
Dane Atkinson started his first company, SenseNet Inc., at the age of 18. The company grew explosively through servicing Fortune 500 companies (WPP, Pfizer, Lucent) to hundreds of employees on three continents. Since then, he’s had an extremely successful career as a technology executive and has founded, bought, and sold over a dozen companies including yourday.com, yourstuff.com, estandardsforum.com, iensure.com. His extensive technology and marketing expertise helps us deliver increasingly rich service to our customers. In addition to his position as CEO, Dane also acts as advisor and board member to several leading technology companies.
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About Odeko, SumAll: The operating platform for small businesses.
Co-Founder & CEO of First Resonance
Karan Talati is the CEO and Co-Founder of First Resonance, which has raised $20 million in capital since its founding in 2018. First Resonance builds a Factory OS for the aerospace, automotive, and robotics industries and now powers over 40 leading manufacturers. These companies are leaders in cutting-edge products like eVTOLs (air taxis), rockets, electric boats, and robotic construction products. Karan built his company in collaboration with the world’s best engineers from companies like SpaceX, Tesla, and Apple, and he is saving his clients countless hours and dollars with their innovative, flexible, and data-driven approach to modern manufacturing.
Karan created First Resonance after gaining valuable insight on the future from working at SpaceX. With his team at First Resonance, Karan has created the ION Factory OS, which optimizes manufacturing efficiency by 30% with the ability to build, iterate, and track processes throughout a dynamic factory workflow. Karan strives to make technology faster and more accessible, while revolutionizing the current systems at play. Beyond work, he maintains a witty Twitter presence with thousands of followers and a viral tweet with 12K retweets and 90K likes.
- Raising 20 million dollars in venture capital
- Worked at SpaceX to transform technology systems
- Creating a product now in use at over 40 manufacturing companies around the world
- Designing one product with the benefits of many to set the standard in production software
- PODCAST | Entrepreneur: Action & Ambition: Karan Talati Co-Founder, and CEO of First Resonance, is Transforming The Manufacturing World With The Next-Generation Software Platform ION
- PODCAST | The Roller Coaster Podcast: Karan Talati – CEO of First Resonance
- PODCAST | Agile Hardware Manufacturing: Meeting this Century’s Toughest Challenges with Karan Talati
- PODCAST | Venture Stories: Karan Talati and Keenan Johnson on the Future of Manufacturing
- ARTICLE | Cision: First Resonance Raises $14M Series A to Fuel Development of Factory Operating System to Help Manufacturers Navigate Unprecedented Supply Chain Challenges
- ARTICLE | dot.LA: Former SpaceX Engineer’s Platform for Makers of EV, Rockets and Air Taxis Raises $14M
- ARTICLE | Built In LA: First Resonance Raises $14M Series A, Plans to Triple Its Headcount
- ARTICLE | LA TechWatch: First Resonance $14M for its Operating System for Factories That’s Helping Ease Supple Chain Woes
- ARTICLE | TechCrunch: First Resonance brings its space-scale manufacturing OS to hardware makers with $14M A round
- ARTICLE | VentureBeat: First Resonance snags $14M for an operating system designed for factories
- ARTICLE | LA TechWatch: First Resonance Raises $3.5M to be the Operating System for Factories
- ARTICLE | LA Startups: First Resonance Raises Fresh Round Of Funding To Meet Growing Demand For Factory Operating System
- ARTICLE | Crunchbase News: First Resonance Raises New Round To Make Hardware Manufacturing Easier
- ARTICLE | dot.LA: First Resonance Lands $3.5M as Aerospace and EV Manufacturing Expand
- ARTICLE | LA TechWatch: First Resonance Helps Manufacturing Move to an Operating System Rather Than an Assemble Line
- ARTICLE | Aviation Week: Manufacturing System Aims To Help Hardware Startups Move Faster
- ARTICLE | LA Startups: First Resonance Launches Next-Generation Manufacturing Software Platform For Aerospace, Robotics, And Automotive Industries
- ARTICLE | TechCrunch: Founded by former SpaceX engineers, First Resonance pitches tools to make things the SpaceX way
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Email – [email protected]
Website – https://www.firstresonance.io/
LinkedIn – linkedin.com/in/karan-talati/
Twitter – @karantalati
Facebook – facebook.com/firstresonance.io/
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About First Resonance: First Resonance builds ION, the Factory Operating System that manufacturers trust for speed, collaboration, and visibility.
Founder & CEO of Anju Software
kurien jacob is the CEO at Anju Software Inc.
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About AFS Technologies, Anju Software: Anju Software is a a NY-based life sciences software platform.
CEO, Co-Founder of Tradeswell
Paul Palmieri plays a dual role of investor and advisor to seed and venture stage companies. He serves as both a General Partner of Grit Capital, a NY and Maryland based early-stage fund, and as Venture Partner at BlueRun Ventures in Menlo Park, California. He focuses on data and AI based businesses in the areas of consumer software, marketing technology, media, and commerce. Some of his current investments include Niche, Jackpocket, Zeel, Pulse8, Scorestream, Immersv, Yet Analytics and Moonlighting. He serves on the board member at Niche, and as an observer at iFundWomen. Mr. Palmieri is a successful entrepreneur in the internet space – most notably in the mobile ecosystem. He was the co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Millennial Media (NYSE:MM) from 2006 to 2014, a market leading advertising technology company. He led the company from concept to several hundred million USD in revenue, operations on three continents, a successful IPO, and operation and growth as a public company. Prior to Millennial Media, he held management positions at Verizon (NYSE: VZ), Advertising.com (AOL), and Tessco Technologies (NASDAQ: TESS). He has been a frequent guest on CNBC, Fox Business, and Bloomberg Television, as an expert in user data, and the secular trend of mobile computing. Mr. Palmieri is the former Global Chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association, and served on the board of the Interactive Advertising Bureau. He is a current national judge for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program, was a winner of the award in the technology category in 2011, and was named Executive of the Year in 2011 by the American Business Awards. Mr. Palmieri is a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s University, where he serves as a Trustee. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and 2 children, and operates Grit Capital Partners out of New York City.
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About Grit Capital Partners, Link Labs, Tradeswell: Tradeswell develops an operating system for real-time commerce.
CEO & Co-Founder of Apex.AI
Pioneering Automated Driving and Robotics leader who has been engineering innovations in autonomous/automated driving, robotics, artificial intelligence, and hardware/software design and development. History of working on robotics and automotive projects in the US & Europe. Practical technology manager who recognizes the value of user-centered design principles, iterative development, and ongoing testing to deliver useful products that people want. Significant research and development contributions in driver assistance, automated driving, vehicle safety systems, personal robotics, shared autonomy. Powerful global network of robotics, AI and automotive professionals, having worked on high-profile projects at Bosch and Stanford University. 20+ years of experience in vehicle automation 10+ years of experience in leading high performance technical teams 5+ years of experience in teaching at Stanford University 50+ patents in automated driving and driver assistance List of publications: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jan_Becker3 https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=UBDpyhQAAAAJ
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About Apex.AI, Stanford University: Apex.AI is building an operating system for autonomous vehicles.
Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Toolbox OS
Gaydon Leavitt is the Chief Executive Officer & Founder at Toolbox OS.
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About Toolbox OS: Toolbox OS is a white-label operating system for select verticals.
Founder and CEO of Caspar.AI
Ashutosh Saxena is the Co-founder and CEO of a high-tech startup Caspar.AI by Brain of Things, with Prof. David Cheriton (Co-founder and Chief Scientist). Here is an article in MIT Technology Review (https://www.technologyreview.com/s/600981/a-robotic-home-that-knows-when-youre-hungover/). If you’re upto taking a new challenge in engineering, systems, robotics, deep learning, or computer vision, drop me a note at: asaxena at cs dot stanford dot edu Previously, Ashutosh spent four years as an assistant professor in Computer Science Department at Cornell University, where he founded Robot Learning Lab and co-founded Zibby. His vision is to build artificial intelligence for embodied systems such as robots, cars and homes. He received his PhD from Stanford University in Artificial Intelligence with Prof. Andrew Ng (advisor), Prof. Sebastian Thrun, Prof. Daphne Koller, and Prof. Stephen Boyd.
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About Caspar.AI, Microsoft: A smart home that cares for you
Founder & CEO of MakerOS
The 2015 “Face of 3D Printing” by D-Business magazine. Mike studied entrepreneurship and interactive media at DePaul University from 2010-2013. He entered the 3D printing industry during his sophomore year in 2011 when he built his first machine and interned with MakerBot. Mike became an influential member of the DIY 3D printing community online and in Chicago with many of his projects such as establishing a standardized process from 3D scanning to printing and being featured in world renowned exhibitions including the Inside 3D Printing Conference in Chicago and New York. He later co-founded the world’s first 3D printing retail and service bureau hybrid in April 2013 in downtown Chicago (3DPX). In early 2014, he moved back to Detroit to start Manulith and MakerOS. Within one year, he grew Manulith into being the premier 3D printing service provider in Detroit with MakerOS as its backbone. Mike’s mission is now to implement MakerOS to become the standard system in which advanced manufacturers operate so that they may benefit the same as Manulith has. Mike has been featured in national and international publications such as MSN, Make Magazine, Central Chinese Television Network, CBS, and the Encyclopedia Britannica. Recently, Mike was named the 2015 “Face of 3D Printing” by D-Business magazine.
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About MakerOS, Manulith: MakerOS is an all-in-one collaboration platform for 3D printing businesses to improve workflows with their clients and get projects done.
Co-Founder & CEO of Fullcast.io
Dharmesh Singh serves as CEO and is a co-founder of fullcast.io. He brings over 25 years of experience in sales, operations and engineering, building and selling enterprise solutions. His background includes managing operations teams at both Salesforce and Microsoft where he developed his passion for molding ideas into action. Dharmesh is always itching to do more than the resources at his disposal.
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About Fullcast.io: The end-to-end RevOps Platform..
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Purism
Serial entrepreneur and successful businessman, Todd has been recognized for his visionary strategy, technical leadership, and relentless drive, with more than 20 years of entrepreneurial experience, using, installing, and promoting Free Software. Todd has consistently predicted market directions and executed disruptive technologies in a wide range of industries, including in-store entertainment, collaborative financial solutions, and starting the first online cable company. Todd has a deep understanding of the hardware manufacturing process, and an unwavering belief for users to retain their essential freedoms via free software, making Purism (the marriage of high quality hardware and free software), his most ambitious, disruptive, and exciting venture yet.
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About Purism: Purism beautiful computers designed to respect and protect your privacy, security and freedom.
CEO of FlashParking
Mr. Rodriguez directs the planning, management of product development and overall strategy of the company. Prior to Flash Valet, Mr. Rodriguez held positions ranging from Sr. Director of International Technical Operations to Vice President of Retail Networks at MPower Labs, Inc and Rev Worldwide, Inc (MPower Group companies). He led efforts to launch financial and mobile payments services to the world’s unbanked populations in over 10 countries. In 2005 Mr. Rodriguez co-founded Klevernet, LLC (acquired by MPower Ventures) an online insurance portal that bridged the gap between local insurance agents and internet insurance shoppers. Before insurancebyagents.com, Mr. Rodriguez held senior-level technical positions at Terremark Worldwide, Inc. and CACI, Inc. His responsibilities included managing development, implementation and maintenance of business-critical applications, ERP/CRM, and business intelligence systems.Mr. Rodriguez served with distinction as a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Army and received numerous meritorious citations while stationed at the Pentagon. Mr. Rodriguez attended Strayer University in Washington, D.C., where he received a BS in Computer Information Systems.
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About Flash Valet, FlashParking, Klever Logic: FLASH develops parking technology to enable parking assets to transform into next-generation mobility hubs.
Co-Founder & CEO of Apkudo
Josh Matthews, a serial entrepreneur and experienced visionary, is Co-founder and CEO. His background in technical innovation combined with a strategic outlook on sales, enables him to see industry pain points and create forward-thinking, disruptive solutions that revolutionize the experience delivered to end users through the smart device ecosystem. Josh sets the company’s strategy and vision while contributing to the technology development efforts. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and has been included in Forbes, Bloomberg TV, and PC World. A transplant from down under, Josh leads the Baltimore office.
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About Apkudo, Application Developers Alliance: Apkudo is a developer of a device-testing platform used to provide quantified user experience insights.
CEO & Founder of Gumbuya
Mark Glikson is the Founder and CEO of Gumbuya and Chief Architect of its core platform. He founded the company in 2012 to realize his vision on how Semantics and UX should be central to the way enterprises transform into digital businesses. Driven by Mark’s vision, Gumbuya has grown from an idea to a full stack platform, the first Native Semantic O/S offering its customers a revolutionary way to build modern digital experiences. What Unix and Windows did for the workstation and PC, Gumbuya does for the Internet. Designed for the mid market and enterprise customers, Gumbuya’s stack can reduce time to market by up to 50% and reduce costs up to 50% and enable enterprises to build the same beautiful and engagement experiences that only the top Tech startups have been able to produce up to now. Mark has a deep 20 yr history in platform software. Prior to Gumbuya, he spend almost a decade at Microsoft in Enterprise Architecture, Strategy and Leadership roles most recently as the GM of Microsoft’s Platform and Developer Group for Asia Pacific.
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About Gumbuya: Gumbuya is a full stack cloud platform for building modern digital business applications.
CEO of Sidero Labs
Steve Francis currently works as Chief Executive Officer at Talos Systems.
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About Sidero Labs: Sidero makes Talos OS, a modern operating system designed for Kubernetes, and Sidero Metal, which automates Kubernetes on bare metal.
Founder & CEO of Andy OS
Sean Murphy is co-founder and CEO of Andy OS, where he focuses on strategic partnership development, user and revenue growth. Murphy has held sales & executive leadership positions within CNET Networks and CBS Interactive. His experience includes leading new product go-to-market around consumer internet, content and SaaS businesses and running global sales & marketing organizations. Murphy was SVP & GM of CBS owned Download.com and CNET Content Solutions, and VP of Corporate Sales for CNET Networks. In addition to his operational experience, Murphy served as Advisor to Huddler, Inc (acquired by Wiki, May ’14). Sean holds a B.A. in English from the University of Oregon
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About Andy OS: An Android operating system for PC and Cloud
Chief Executive Officer of Telco Systems
Ariel Efrati is the Chief Executive of Telco Systems and the Operating Officer of BATM Advanced Communications (LSE: BVC; TASE: BATM), where he oversees BATM’s global business operations and telecommunications practices, and acts as Chief Executive Officer for Telco Systems, a BATM wholly owned subsidiary. Previously, Ariel held several senior positions in the telecom industry. As Senior Vice President, Ariel led Amdocs (NYSE:DOX) Venture Investments, Open Innovation and Product M&A unit, he headed Amdocs corporate competitive strategy unit, and he was the General Manager of the Service Fulfillment Product Business Division. Ariel also led Amdocs strategic and substantial entry to the OSS markets through organic growth and M&A activities. Ariel was the CEO of CallmyName, a startup in the Mobile sphere, and is a member of several successful startups’ BoDs, and is highly experienced in technological and market innovations. In the past, as a senior officer, Ariel led an advanced technological unit in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Intelligence Corps. Ariel is a software engineer and an EMBA graduate of the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University).
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About Telco Systems: Telco Systems is a leading provider of innovative Edge Computing, CE 2.0, MPLS, IP and SDN & NFV solutions.
Co-Founder, CEO of AstroPrint
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About 3DaGoGo, AstroPrint: AstroPrint operates as a cloud platform for Additive Manufacturing.
CEO of Zartico
Sarah Lehman is the CEO at Zartico.
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About Zartico: Zartico is a provider of destination operating systems for destination management organizations.
CEO, Cofounder of Wilderness Labs
Bryan Costanich is the Vice President of Education Services at Xamarin and heads up both Xamarin University and the Documentation team. He’s a renowned Software Architect, published author, mobile development expert, and a seasoned entrepreneur. In addition to having published App Store apps, he led the team that built Cricket’s MuveMusic service, which runs on Android and is the largest mobile music subscription service on the planet. When not working in tech, you can find Bryan building robots, monkeying around in Hollywood, or out in the mountains (usually hanging from a cliff).
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About Wilderness Labs: Professional connected things (IoT) development platform
Founder & CEO of BSAMPLY
Andrea was born in Como, Italy, into a family present in the textile and fashion sector for over 4 generations. He is the Founder and CEO of Bsamply, a B2B Sales Platform founded in 2017 in Los Angeles. Before founding Bsamply, he worked for over 4 years as COO in business development strategies for fashion brands in Italy and Switzerland. He has over 8 years of experience as Product Manager for fashion brands and has a deep knowledge of the selection and procurement processes of raw materials and textile accessories, as well as a strong network of contacts in the fashion sector.
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About BSAMPLY: BSAMPLY is a B2B Sales Platform designed to make sales processes easier and faster. From research to purchase.
President, CEO and Co-Founder of DIMENSIONALMECHANICS
Rajeev is a 17-year veteran of the high-tech industry, with prominent roles at household names like Hewlett Packard, Compaq, Microsoft, Intel and the BBC. He pioneered work at the BBC leading to the first US version of the BBC America’s Shop; at HP in problem detection and self healing; and at Microsoft and Intel in Windows specific technologies and automated hardware validation workflows later used by both Android and Windows. At the age of 26, Rajeev launched his first startup called NeoProxima PLC in London UK that was focused on building, hosting and delivering adaptive multimedia solutions for enterprises and education. Rajeev has expertise in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, OS kernel design, media systems and hardware. He holds a degree in theoretical physics from Trinity College at The University of Toronto.
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About DIMENSIONALMECHANICS: DimensionalMechanics Inc. was founded to make artificial intelligence (AI) accessible to organizations of all sizes.