b'MEET THE TEAMArgo AI wouldnt have had the success weve had since our founding if it wasnt for the vision and dedication of my fellow company leaders. From co-founder Peter Rander, who I met while we worked at the National Robotics Engineer-ing Center at Carnegie Mellon, to our strategy and business development lead Cynthia Kwon, who I first got to know at Google, we are a tight-knit team with a shared visionand a knack of finishing each others sentences. The same can be said for our 1,000-plus colleagues, some of whose contributions are spotlighted in this book, beginning with Cynthia (The Dealmaker) on page 14. Peter Rander, Ph.D. Wesley FordCo-Founder and President VP, Systems EngineeringMy cofounder and fellow roboticist,Wesley has helped steer the devel-Peters three decades of work in ouropment of eight different electric, field spans computer vision, percep- solar-powered, and autonomous tion, and simulation-based roboticvehicles in his young and illustrious system development and testing. Hecareer. Wesley began at Stanford has led numerous human-centric ro- Universitys Volkswagen Automotive botic interface programs that leverageInnovation Lab, and later spent time underlying autonomy technologies toat Apple and at Waymo. He now aid human operators at multiple levelsserves on the National Board for Citi-of interaction. zen Schools, a nonprofit organization that expands learning opportunities Brett Browning, Ph.D. for middle-school students in under-Executive VP, Product Development andserved communities. Chief Technology OfficerA native of Australia, Brett is nowKate Kozlowskifirmly at home in Pittsburgh, where heExecutive VP, General Counsel, and leads Argos technical efforts. He hasChief Compliance Officerextensive experience developing ro- Kate has been practicing law in the botics systems, with deep knowledgeautomotive sector for more than of every major subsystem relevant to25 years, with experience in glob-a network of self-driving cars. Whileal mergers, acquisitions, and joint a senior faculty member at Carnegieventures, as well as public company Mellons Robotics Institute, Brettcompliance and regulatory matters. pursued field robotics research inWhile at Ford Motor Company, she defense, oil and gas, mining, andpioneered access to markets in automotive applications.China, Russia, and the Middle East.Kate has brought her enthusiasm for Summer Craze Fowler new frontiers to Argo AI, where she is Chief Information Officer responsible for all legal, compliance and regulatory matters.Summer is a leader in cyber secu-rity with more than 19 years in riskReinhard Stolle, Ph.D.management and software engineer- VP, Argo Muniching. She is an adjunct faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University andReinhard spent much of his career active in circles that promote cyberdeveloping AI software in an applied security education, and diversity andresearch setting at the intersection inclusion. She serves as a directorof symbolic reasoning and number on the board for PAWomenWork, acrunching. After having developed Pittsburgh nonprofit with a goal tosubstantial amounts of code at Xerox empower women to find careers withPARC, he became a software develop-family-sustaining wages.er with BMW, where he worked on soft-ware for infotainment, body, and driver Cynthia Kwon assistance. In his leadership roles, he VP, Strategy and Business Development built various software organizations, including the lab of BMW Car IT in Ulm Cynthia is a high-energy leader whosand the AI unit for autonomous driving.logged over two decades in business. development, strategy, and ventureJoe Heyerinvesting. She has successfully ledVP, Capital Markets and Growthnegotiations with commercial partners and with international governmentWith nearly 15 years of experience agencies, experience that she hasas an investment banker, Joe joined leveraged to close automaker part- Argo to lead fundraising efforts while nerships and corporateworking with Cynthia and Kate on all development efforts at Argo.M&A activity. Its a role with which hes deeply familiar, having previously spent four years at Ford as Head of Business Development. FullBook_Mar24.indb 9 4/25/21 6:41 PM'