Kevin has developed finance teams at several industry pioneering, high growth companies, including META Group, priceline.com and Tutor.com. In addition to focus on internal process, systems and efficiencies, Kevin has played key roles in both IPO and private sale exits. After many years on the East Coast, Kevin has happily transplanted to the Bay Area with his wife and 3 children.
Sid leads the Granular team, helping set the strategy, building the brand, and ensuring we live up to our commitments to customers and shareholders.
Sid has built successful software and analytics businesses in a diverse range of industries including telecom, media, and restaurants. All of these companies have successfully helped customers use data, software, and analytics to continuously improve performance and make smarter decisions. Most recently, Sid led strategy and new business development for Nielsen (NLSN), the global leader in marketing information and analytics serving the media and consumer packaged goods industries. Prior to Nielsen, Sid served as CEO of Telephia, the leading provider of benchmarking data and analytics to mobile phone companies. Telephia was acquired by Nielsen in 2007. Sid was also on the founding team at Opentable.com (OPEN), a global online reservations platform that provides restaurants with software and data to improve efficiency and serve their customers better.
Sid holds a BA from Trinity College and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives near San Francisco with his wife and two teenaged sons.
Leslie runs the People Operations department (better known elsewhere as Human Resources) at Granular. People Ops is responsible primarily for making Granular an awesome place to work. She joined Granular when it was founded in 2013 and has managed Office Administration, company-wide events and HR ever since.
Prior to Granular, Leslie managed and consulted for successful restaurants all over the country. Her experience in the food and beverage industry has helped shaped the culture of teamwork and efficiency at Granular.
She has a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of West Florida.
Andrew leads the team responsible for delivering Granular customers the best possible experience.
Before joining Granular, he owned and operated a California truck farm that supplied fresh market crops to regional suppliers, and over the course of many years he learned, first hand, the triumphs and challenges of farming. In addition to farming, Andrew has also worked for other software companies, but has found that no other industry quite compares to agriculture in terms of complexity and opportunity.
Andrew holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA from UCLA. He currently lives near San Francisco with his wife and two children.
Tom runs the engineering team at Granular which is responsible for building and operating Granular’s products. Tom works closely with the Product and Customer Success groups to ensure that the product meets the needs of our customers.
Tom has a long history building innovative analytics-based software products. Prior to Granular, Tom was the Global VP of Product Management at Guidewire which provides software that powers the leading property and casualty insurance companies. Prior to that he was responsible for defining and building mobile workforce management products at Xora, Inc. Similar to Granular, Xora’s products included a both mobile and web-based applications to help companies with mobile workforces manage their operations. Tom was the founder and CEO of Guardian Analytics which provides sophisticated analytics solutions to prevent online bank fraud. Tom also spent 9 years at Advanced Decision Systems developing innovative Artificial Intelligence and decision support solutions for a variety of problem areas.
Tom holds a BS and MS in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL.
Mike runs the team at Granular that is responsible for helping customers make better decisions through data analysis and insights.
Prior to joining Granular, Mike was a co-founder of Solum, a company that commercialized several novel soil measurement technologies for the agricultural industry. Beyond soil testing, he has developed new measurement and analysis tools in a diverse range of areas, including the creation of organic solar cells, the manipulation of single atoms, and both electronic and optical spectroscopy. Mike also served as the principal investigator on grants from both the USDA and NSF to develop and commercialize new agricultural technologies.
Mike earned a PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford. He lives in Seattle with his wife and their three sons.
Chris leads the AcreValue Data Science team at Granular.
Prior to Granular, Chris held roles at Google and NASA and has worked on geospatial analysis projects in conjunction with collaborators ranging from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center to the Qatari government. He was the first ag-tech hire at The Climate Corporation where he helped pioneer the use of hyper-local weather and soil information for index-based insurance as well as agricultural decision support at scale.
Chris holds a BS and MS in Earth Systems from Stanford University and is currently on leave from the Earth System Science PhD program there.
Emily runs the team at Granular that is responsible for understanding customer needs, designing the right solutions, and managing the delivery roadmap.
Prior to joining Granular, Emily managed growth and product teams at Inkling, a company providing tools to build interactive cloud-based digital content for large publishers and corporations. Prior to that, Emily was a product manager at BrightRoll, working on building a fast-growing digital advertising marketplace with an automated bidding solution and standards-based integrations with publishing partners.
Emily earned her MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and her BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Tamar manages AcreValue, Granular’s free farmland platform and valuation tool.
Prior to Granular, Tamar helped develop web and mobile products at Trulia, a residential real estate site that serves over 50M home seekers. She has previous experience in investment banking and strategy consulting. Tamar holds a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.