Our mission is to fundamentally change the way PR is executed and valued.
Dan Beltramo, CEO
Dan is the CEO of AirPR, the data science company for communications and PR. He started his career as a management consultant for the LEK Partnership. Dan later became a brand manager at the Clorox Corporation where he worked on brands including Hidden Valley Ranch, Armor All, and Fresh Step. On the side he did some freelance food, travel, and leisure writing for various publications. Dan then moved into technology and became VP of Marketing at Instill, a data and analytics firm serving the restaurant industry. In 2005, Dan co-founded a digital media measurement firm, Vizu, that pioneered real time brand lift measurement. Vizu was bought by Nielsen in 2012 where Dan went on to become EVP of Product Leadership for all Marketing Effectiveness products globally. His suite of products included Marketing Mix Modeling; Consumer Segmentation; integrated big data measurement products including Multi-touch Attribution; Neuroscience; and various other research and data platforms. Since leaving Nielsen in 2016, Dan served as a startup advisor and CEO coach for several technology companies and joined the boards of IRIS.TV, an AI powered video content recommendation engine, and Discuss.IO, a digital video enabled qualitative consumer research platform. Dan has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University in Decision Analysis, a self designed major that studied how individuals and groups should and actually do make decisions, and an MBA from Stanford as well.
Rajagopal Sathyamurthi, Co-founder & CTO
Rajagopal Sathyamurthi is the Co-founder and CTO of AirPR. Prior to AirPR, Raj was a Technical Director at Dreamworks Animation and a Software Engineer at Zynga. He has designed, implemented and deployed several web applications, and most recently, an iOS app as well. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Mathematics from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science and a Masters in Computer Science from Stanford University with a specialization in Data Visualization and Computer Graphics. While at Stanford, Raj worked as a Research Assistant in the Artificial Intelligence / Robotics Laboratory. As part of this work, he designed and implemented algorithms that simulate local methods for communication in ad-hoc networks.
Patrick Liang, Chief Architect
Patrick Liang is the Chief Architect for AirPR. Most recently, he was a Senior Software Engineer at Zynga focused on backend optimization and infrastructure for large scale text processing and analysis. Other relevant experience and accolades include: creating usage analytics reports for internal project tracking systems at Apple; developing a data API mashup while at Yahoo (for which he also won the grand prize in their internal mobile app contest); and creating a language and encoding detection tool based on n-gram text analysis while working for IAC. Patrick holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from the California Institute of Technology, where he did coursework in learning systems and neural networks and was a teaching assistant for database systems.
Sean O'Neal, President
Sean O’Neal is President of AirPR where he oversees sales, marketing and business development. For 25 years Sean has been building marketing technology businesses and has held executive positions at Sony, Nielsen, The Daily Mail, and others. O’Neal has served on IAB committees, sits on several advisory boards, and is a frequent speaker and editorial contributor for the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, South by Southwest, Advertising Week, and others. As a former CMO who has led multiple Communications and PR teams, O’Neal brings a unique perspective of the challenges facing the industry today and how to apply technology to meet those opportunities. Sean received his degree from Northeastern University and completed the Leadership Development Programme at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
Judy Luk-Smit, Vice President of Product
As Vice President of Product, Judy Luk-Smit drives AirPR’s product development strategy and roadmap, ensuring a high-quality user experience across the company’s suite of products. An accomplished product and business unit leader with nearly twenty years of experience, Judy has helped global brands, including Dell, Philips, Roche, and Xerox, build and market new products. Her excellence in driving product vision for cloud-based enterprise SaaS software and track record of fostering cross-departmental collaboration within growing teams bring AirPR what it needs as it scales and advances the PRTech space. Judy has a master’s degree from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.
Doug Miller, Vice President of Customer Success
As Vice President of Customer Success, Doug believes focus on customer outcomes and driving their business must be at the core of all companies in the 21st century. Doug's team drives business outcomes for customers via successful implementations, adoption, and usage of AirPR's suite of SaaS, Data, and Service offerings. An accomplished leader in analytics, operations, professional services, and marketing across 20 years working at brands including Yahoo!, Macromedia, Adobe, and Rocket Fuel he focuses his team on understanding and delivering against customers' needs. Doug first caught the entrepreneurial technology bug while studying at Cornell University and has become a passionate advocate for data and predictive analytics to drive better results for employees, customers, and businesses. He plans to build a truly customer-centered company at AirPR, that enables amazing content creation, distribution, and reception driving unbelievable business outcomes for all of AirPR’s customers.