Meron Gribetz, CEO & Founder
Meta's fearless leader worked in an elite technological unit in the Defense Forces. Subsequently, Meron studied Computer Science and Neuroscience at Columbia University. On the heels of Meta's explosive start, he was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list in Technology.
Kari Pulli, CTO
Kari brings 20+ years of extensive experience in computer vision, image processing, computational photography and machine learning to Meta. Before joining Kari worked as Senior Principal Engineer and CTO of the Imaging and Camera Technologies Group at Intel influencing the architecture of future IPUs in HW and SW alike and building high performing advanced solutions teams.
Karen Kwan, VP, Finance & Operations
A founding member of Meta, Karen has overseen the company's evolution from 3 people to its current 100+ and growing. She has worn multiple hats since Meta’s inception, including finance, operations, marketing, wellness, HR, administration, and more. Prior, she worked at Experian CheetahMail with its Fortune 500 clients to implement and analyze new digital marketing programs.
Jordan Schwartz, VP, General Counsel
After earning his JD from Columbia Law School, Jordan worked in New York for the top international law firm, Jones Day. At Meta, he masterfully negotiates contracts; builds our comprehensive intellectual property portfolio; and manages financial operations, investor relations and capital-raising.
Alan Beltran, VP, Hardware
Alan is a seasoned technology executive with 25+ years experience in management, engineering, manufacturing, hardware design and support. Prior to Meta, he was responsible for all hardware and manufacturing development for Google's Project Tango.
Becca Frank, VP, UX and Design
Becca brings 20 years of experience in brand, user experience, interface design, brand marketing and the design of experiential programs. Her passion is working with start-ups on innovative technology, product, and social concepts. She has worked with companies across varied industries including BMW/DesignWorks, Adidas, Nokia, (RED), New Era, Siemens, Pepsi, Microsoft, Warner Bros, Paramount, Idealab, and The United Nations. She is a graduate of Art Center of Design in Pasadena, CA.
John Werner VP, Strategic Partnerships
The constant through John Werner’s career has been a passionate commitment to combining innovative thinking and collaborative, creative solutions to deliver human and environmental impact. Werner was most recently at the MIT Media Lab as Head of Innovation and New Ventures at the Camera Culture Group and Founding Managing Director of Emerging Worlds SIG. At MIT, Werner supported developments on new imaging platforms, including hardware and software technologies, to augment human vision. He is an accomplished triathlete and has qualified for and competed in the Ironman World Championship four times.
Ryan Pamplin, VP, Sales
Ryan is a Silicon Valley titan with deep experience in startups, brand advertising, and tech development. He co-founded and led sales for BrandAds, later acquired by a leader in TV advertising. The software is now used by nearly every Fortune 100. Ryan also founded an award-winning creative agency which developed commercials, including a 2013 Super Bowl ad.
John Sines, CFO
John is a high-energy executive with 25+ years of financial and operational leadership in enterprise and consumer software. He's amassed $540M of venture capital, venture debt and M&A proceeds in six successful exits.
Prof. Steve Mann, Chief Scientist
Professor at the University of Toronto, Steve invented wearable computing 30 years ago(!) and has been leading research in the field ever since. He advises Meta on a variety of subject matters.
Jayse Hansen, Creative Advisor
As a freelance designer in film and television, Jayse's recent projects in the ultra-niche area of Fictional User Interface (FUI) and data design include feature films like Ender's Game, Iron Man 3, Contagion, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and RoboCop.
Prof. Steve Feiner, Lead Advisor
Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, Steve is one of the foremost Augmented Reality experts in the world, having made a lifetime of contributions to the field. A pioneer with many firsts in the industry, Steve is the recipient of the IEEE VGTC 2014 Virtual Reality Career Award.