Get To Know Us

Receptiviti’s team brings together expertise in science, business, social psychology, linguistics and engineering—and a shared commitment to humanizing Artificial Intelligence.

Watch James Pennebaker’s TEDx Talk in which he delves into language and how it can reflect and reshape our understanding of ourselves and our interaction with others.

The Receptiviti Team

James W. Pennebaker

James W. Pennebaker

Co-founder and Chief Scientist

The Regents Centennial Chair of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, James is the inventor of LIWC, and author of nine books and over 300 scientific articles. He is among the most highly cited scientists in psychology and psychiatry, and the winner of multiple research and teaching awards.

Jon Kreindler

Jon Kreindler

Co-founder and CEO

An internationally respected management consultant, Jon has an exceptional track record designing and implementing executive leadership initiatives for global corporations such as SAP, Cisco, and MasterCard. His experience spans startups, SMBs and Fortune-500 companies in a range of industries.

Sharan Karanth

Sharan Karanth

Co-founder and CTO

Part hacker, engineer and pot-stirrer, Sharan is a polyglot developer and a strong proponent of lean and agile IT methodologies. He has worked as architect on various enterprise-wide products and projects, setting up highly scalable, maintainable software infrastructures while actively monitoring and improving development productivity.

Abdul Gani

Abdul Gani

Senior Engineer

Graduated from University of Natal-Durban with a BSc Engineering (Electronic) in 1987. Various roles in Software Development and System Administration since then, as well as a founder of 2 companies. Interested in Complexity of Systems and the role of Machine Learning in managing these systems. Currently pursuing a Masters in Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Ryan Boyd

Ryan Boyd

Psychologist and Data Scientist

Ryan is an established expert in the psychology of language and one of the co-creators of LIWC2015. He has authored many widely-used language analysis applications and developed several new methods for quantifying language. His research often includes psychological fingerprinting, psychological disorders, and social processes. Ryan's work has been featured by The BBC, The Atlantic, and CNN.

Kiki Adams

Kiki Adams

Computational Linguist

Kiki is a computational linguist specializing in language psychology. She creates and maintains the models that drive Receptiviti’s insights and predictive capabilities. As one of the creators of LIWC2015, Kiki uses statistics and psychometrics to ensure internal reliability, external validity, and maximum effectiveness of Receptiviti’s insights and machine learning models.

Sean Farrell

Sean Farrell

Data Scientist

Sean is a former astrophysicist turned data scientist, who moved from hunting for black holes to finding subtle patterns in social media. An avid R user, his expertise is in the analysis of large data sets using advanced analytical techniques such as machine learning and graph analytics, in particular focusing on text analytics and social media.

Mark Chaikelson

Mark Chaikelson

VP, Product

Inspired by turning good ideas into great products, Mark has spent over 15 years in senior product- and customer-focused roles with companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500s. Mark's expertise extends to creating data-driven solutions that align organizational processes and culture.