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
Jennifer Ding
Data Scientist
Eileen Egan
Software Engineer
Kim Faltemier
Director
Product
Blaine Green
Principal Engineer
Architecture & Infrastructure
Shannon Hynds
Product Manager
Erik Iwanski
Federal Account Manager
Mike Liuzzo
Director
Business Operations
Sandy Lu
Subject Matter Expert
Jay Majumdar
Subject Matter Expert
Caroline McBrien
Software Engineer

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 love Thresher because I can do exactly what I want for a living and am enabled by a team of smart people to go further than I could alone."

Hannah, Senior Subject Matter Expert