About Us

Thresher has a diverse team—in expertise, gender, and life experience—and we’re collaborating to help organizations find the high-value signal hidden in the noisy world of human-generated text data.
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Our Team

Rebecca Fair
CEO & Co-Founder
Dr. Gary King
Chairman & Co-Founder
Dr. Patrick Lam
Co-Founder
Dori Amara
Principal Engineer
Software
Dr. Glenn Amundsen
Lead Data Scientist
Brian Bumpass
Subject Matter Expert
Lauren Campbell
Director
Communications
Victor Damian Chicon
Software Engineer
Jennifer Ding
Data Scientist
Kim Faltemier
Director
Product
Blaine Green
Principal Engineer
Architecture & Infrastructure
Shannon Hynds
Product Manager
Erik Iwanski
Federal Account Manager
Hannah Lincoln
Subject Matter Expert
Mike Liuzzo
Director
Business Operations
Sandy Lu
Subject Matter Expert
Jay Majumdar
Subject Matter Expert
Caroline McBrien
Jr. Software Engineer
Devin Shah
Software Engineer
Nathan Ward
Director
Sales

Our Story

Thresher was born from the vision of a team of data scientists from Harvard, a 15-year veteran of the software and security engineering space, and a former intelligence officer who together understood the need of experts conducting high stakes analysis. This understanding has enabled us to become an award-winning, successful startup built on machine learning and natural language processing solutions, backed by world-class and patented data science methodologies. 

Why the shark? The thresher shark is sharp, agile, and lean, known for its exceptionally long tail. In fact, it has one of the longest tails in the animal kingdom and uses it to hunt. We strive to be similarly sharp, agile, and lean. That, plus the fact that approximately 70% of searches are conducted using "long tail keywords", gives us a feeling of kinship to our thresher shark friends. (A "long tail keyword" is a phrase with at least three words designed to target a very specific search.  On a daily basis, 15% of all Google searches—most of them long tail—have never been seen before.)

The Thresher team is proud to have participated in multiple selective programs designed to identify emerging businesses with value. We are grateful for the help and mentorship these organizations have provided.
"I have found in Thresher an alignment of vision, mission, team, and culture that equates with my personal aspirations of continuous improvement and a better world."

Victor Damian Chicon, DevOps Engineer