Meet our team
Shahram Seyedin-NoorCo-founder + CEO
Shahram leads GraphDive’s business and strategy and co-heads product development. Shahram co-founded GraphDive with the vision that the explosive growth of social data presents an amazing opportunity for all companies to better serve their customers. Prior to GraphDive, Shahram was on the founding team of NextBio, a “big data” analytics company that is leading the path to personalized medicine and revolutionizing research. He helped grow NextBio into a profitable leader in the life sciences with millions in revenues from top-tier customers. Before NextBio, Shahram was an investment banker and strategic advisor to technology companies at Goldman Sachs & Co. and Bank of America. Earlier in his career, Shahram worked at the leading Silicon Valley law firms of Wilson Sonsini and Cooley Godward.
Shahram has a degree in economics from Pomona College and a JD from the Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, he led a team of 175 editors at the Harvard International Law Journal, spent a summer working at a human rights organization in Argentina, and started an online business. Shahram is an avid tennis player, loves learning new languages, and aspires to perfect his diving technique.
Sina SohangirCo-founder + CTO
Sina leads GraphDive’s technology vision and strategy and co-heads product development. Sina co-founded GraphDive with the vision of personalizing the world around us using social graph data. Sina is the tech guru responsible for GraphDive’s groundbreaking technology and the principal inventor on its patents. He is passionate about devising simple, elegant solutions to big technical problems. Prior to GraphDive, Sina was a senior engineer at Netseer, an online advertising analytics company, where he built the user behavior ad optimization layer. Prior to that, Sina developed advanced algorithms for music and speech recognition at Melodis, later renamed SoundHound, a “Top 10″ app on both the Android and iPhone markets.
Sina received his PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University, where he focused on applications of information theory in computation complexity. He received his bachelor and masters degrees from Sharif University of Technology, described by the chair of the electrical engineering department of Stanford as one of the finest electrical engineering programs in the world. Sina ranked first in his class in the masters program. When he’s not working, Sina enjoys exploring the great outdoors, traveling, and improving his Spanish.
Zoe HosterBusiness Development Director
Zoe evangelizes the brilliance of GraphDive's advanced technology. She brings new customers on board, expands GraphDive to new platforms, and makes sure all GraphDive users derive maximum utility from the product. Zoe holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Princeton. She is back in the United States after living for several years in London and Amsterdam, where she worked on Citi's trading floor and was responsible for business development at a retail analytics startup. Zoe spends her free time playing trombone and euphonium and practicing her Dutch.
Navid ZarghamiSenior Backend Engineer
Navid is GraphDive’s backend and analytics ninja and makes sure that our clients gain deep insights into the performance of our innovative personazation platform. Navid started coding at a young age and has been known to even code in his sleep. Prior to GraphDive, Navid had worked on various projects worldwide, including an SMS network and a real-time auction system for a Norwegian company. Navid has a certificate in enterprise application architecture and studied applied computing at Southern Cross University in Australia. In his spare time, he can be found racing his new car.
Kenneth HoSoftware Engineer
Ken brings harmony and precision together in all things UI related at GraphDive. Prior to GraphDive, he was a front-end software engineer at NextBio and worked on creating and maintaining their web application. Before that he spent more than three years at Accenture working with leading companies such as eBay on developing innovative front- end experiences for users and creating robust system testing tools. Ken has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from San Jose State University. In addition to producing sublime UI experiences, Ken loves spending time with his family and shooting hoops.
Ali KhodaeiData Scientist
Ali is an experienced data scientist with a passion for social algorithms and a flare for the extraordinary. As part of the GraphDive team, he is helping us push the envelope on the state of the art in social data-driven personalization. Prior to working with GraphDive, Ali spent two summers as a program manager at Microsoft. Ali is currently finishing his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Southern California with a focus on contextual search and ranking. He obtained his Masters in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine. When he's not massaging algorithms, Ali can be found exploring the inner sanctums of sublime consciousness through meditation, schooling his friends at poker and soccer, and spending time with his wife navigating the hills of San Francisco.
Soroosh SohangirPhD Intern
Soroosh is GraphDive's summer intern and secret weapon for conquering new platforms. He is directly responsible for optimizing GraphDive's social data solutions for platforms such as Magento Connect and delighting users with cool features. Soroosh is currently finishing his PhD in Computer Science at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where he also obtained his masters in computer science. When he's not educating the team on the finer nuances of backgammon game theory while drinking copious amounts of tea, Soroosh can be found exploring the sights and sounds of San Francisco.
Jesús PindadoProduct Advisor
Jesús is GraphDive's resident rocket scientist and product guru. He bring over 10 years of hands-on product, engineering and business development expertise in the technology arena. Before joining GraphDive, Jesus was the General Manager of Strands Recommender, a profitable collaborative filtering personalization service with customers across Europe, Asia and North America. Prior to that, he held various key operational roles at Global Locate before and through its acquisition by Broadcom. Earlier in his career he worked in aerospace engineering for Orbital Sciences Corporation, developing and testing novel avionics systems for unmanned reusable launch vehicles. Jesus has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. His hobbies include cycling, traveling, and walking on water.
Eric GorlinUndergraduate Intern
Eric is GraphDive's youngest addition and an entering freshman at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the fall. Eric has been anointed the "most interesting undergraduate intern in the world" at GraphDive and is a jack of all trades, handling diverse tasks such as updating the company’s website, writing documentation, providing valuable feedback on algorithm improvements, and convincing the team to try Japanese food. He is a recent graduate of San Francisco’s Lick-Wilmerding High school (yes, that's a real name), a National Merit Scholar, a five-time American Invitational Mathematics Examination qualifier, recipient of the Caroline D. Bradley and John F. Signer scholarships, and a California Arts Scholar. Eric plays ridiculous amounts of pickup Ultimate Frisbee, enjoys playing bass guitar and piano in his free time, and bakes fabulous chocolate chip cookies.