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Our Team

Our team of talented and passionate employees with diverse experiences help XPRIZE cultivate the next great innovations.


Anousheh Ansari

Anousheh Ansari

CEO

Amir Banifatemi

Amir Banifatemi

Chief Innovation and Growth Officer

Nicole Barboza

Nicole Barboza

Associate, Prize Operations

Nikki Batchelor

Nikki Batchelor

Director, Prize Operations

Max Cappellari

Max Cappellari

Chief Technology Officer

Esther Count

Esther Count

Office of the Chairman

Lisa Covington

Lisa Covington

Program Director, Impact & Design

Kama Craig

Kama Craig

Associate, Post Prize Operations

Neama Dadkhahnikoo

Neama Dadkhahnikoo

Director of AI and Data Operations

Roopa Dandamudi

Roopa Dandamudi

Project Manager, Prize Operations

Zach David

Zach David

Specialist, Programmatic Giving

Peter H. Diamandis M.D.

Peter H. Diamandis M.D.

Founder and Executive Chairman

Tommy Dierkes

Tommy Dierkes

Senior Specialist, Sponsorships, Stakeholder Relations

Maxx Echt

Maxx Echt

Project Manager, Prize Operations

Susan Emmer

Susan Emmer

Vice President, Alliances Sponsor Relations

Marcius Extavour, PhD

Marcius Extavour, PhD

Executive Director, Prize Operations, Energy & Resources

Jose Fiallos

Jose Fiallos

Director, People & Culture

Jordan Giali

Jordan Giali

Community Lead, XPRIZE Feed the Next Billion

Monique Golden

Monique Golden

Social Science Lead, Rapid Reskilling XPRIZE

Chanda Gonzales-Mowrer

Chanda Gonzales-Mowrer

Chief Prize Operations Officer

John Greisberger

John Greisberger

Manager, XPRIZE Rainforest

Monica Groves

Monica Groves

Project Manager, Prize Operations

Jade Hardy

Jade Hardy

Director, Finance & Accounting

Cindy Hemming

Cindy Hemming

Senior Manager, Paralegal, Legal and Corporate Development

 Sofia Hernandez-Tapia

Sofia Hernandez-Tapia

Executive Assistant, CMO

Peter Houlihan

Peter Houlihan

Vice President, Biodiversity & Conservation

Allison Klauer

Allison Klauer

Community Lead, XPRIZE Rainforest

 Caroline Kolta

Caroline Kolta

Program Lead, XPRIZE Feed the Next Billion

Jay Kossifos

Jay Kossifos

Chief Marketing Officer

Devin Krotman

Devin Krotman

Director, Prize Operations, IBM Watson AI XPRIZE & Global Learning XPRIZE

Michael Leitch

Michael Leitch

Technical Lead, Prize Operations, NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE

David Locke

David Locke

Executive Director, Prize Operations, ANA Avatar XPRIZE

Anna Lucier, JD

Anna Lucier, JD

Director, Individual Giving, Stakeholder Relations

Jon Madjidov

Jon Madjidov

Senior Director, IT Operations and Infrastructure, Technology, Data, & Analytics

Terry Mulligan

Terry Mulligan

Product Manager, Impact & Design

Christian Muñoz

Christian Muñoz

Front End Developer, Technology, Data & Analytics

Bryan Namba

Bryan Namba

Project Manager, Racial Equity Alliance

Colin Peartree

Colin Peartree

Team Coordinator, Prize Operations, ANA Avatar XPRIZE

David Poli

David Poli

Senior Associate, Research, Impact & Design

Boris Rangelov

Boris Rangelov

Sr. Systems Administrator, Technology, Data & Analytics

John Rash

John Rash

Vice President, Entertainment & Culture Engagement

Rachel Rose

Rachel Rose

Senior Executive Assistant, Office of the CEO

Sarah Saenz

Sarah Saenz

Manager, Prize Operations

Shah Selbe

Shah Selbe

Technical Consultant, XPRIZE Rainforest

Dan Selz

Dan Selz

Impact Director

John Sperry

John Sperry

Web Systems Analyst

Tammy Stockfish

Tammy Stockfish

Director, Account Management

Elke Stoll

Elke Stoll

Senior Associate, Accounting

Zenia Tata

Zenia Tata

Chief Impact Officer

Andrew Tauhert

Andrew Tauhert

Chief Advancement Officer

Ose Ugochukwu, JD

Ose Ugochukwu, JD

General Counsel, Legal and Corporate Development

Meredith Walker

Meredith Walker

Global Economist and Head of Prize Advancement

Brianne Ward

Brianne Ward

Project Specialist, XPRIZE Connect

Candice Wu

Candice Wu

Strategist, Programmatic Giving, Stakeholder Relations

Jessica Yoon

Jessica Yoon

Senior Associate, Impact & Design

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