AnswerRocket Leadership


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Alon Goren | CEO & Founder

Prior to founding AnswerRocket, Alon co-founded and was Chief Technology Officer of Radiant Systems for 25 years. He served as Radiant’s Chairman from 2004 to 2011, when the company was sold to NCR for $1.3 billion. Alon has a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Mike Finley | Natural Language Processing
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As a technology entrepreneur, Mike’s career spans two decades of commercial innovation. Prior to AnswerRocket, Mike served as NCR’s CTO for SaaS systems, consumer products, and mobile development. Before joining NCR, Mike was at Qualia Labs, where he developed recognized innovations in the field of machine learning and big data. Before Qualia, Mike was at Radiant Systems, where he led the engineering, product marketing, and technical sales teams for massive retail transaction systems. A recognized author, speaker, and patented inventor, Mike holds a degree in Physics, Math, and Computer Science from Transylvania University.

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Pete Reilly | Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Prior to AnswerRocket, Pete founded and led Retality, a firm focused on helping companies conceive, build, and bring new technologies to market. Before founding Retality, Pete was a founding team member and SVP/GM of BlueCube Software, where he led the Workforce Management business unit before the company was sold to RedPrairie. BlueCube was a spin-out from Radiant Systems, where Pete spent eight years driving the development and market introduction of new products at the company. Pete got his start at Accenture working with Global 2000 organizations. Pete has a B.S. in Computer Science/Economics from Union College in Schenectady, NY.

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Brett Taylor | Backend Architecture, Dev Ops & Security

Brett has spent more than 20 years architecting, designing, and building full stack enterprise software – device drivers to front/back end applications and database backend systems. Brett has a B.S./M.S.E.E. degree from Georgia Tech.