Dr. James C. Walker
Jim Walker is the Executive Chairman of Zoomi, Inc. Prior to his role at Zoomi, Jim was a Partner at Accenture, LLP where he led the growth and strategy for a life sciences unit selling software and services. Additionally, Jim co-founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Octagon Research Solutions, which was acquired by Accenture, LLP in 2012.
Jim is the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the ‘Stevie Award’ for Most Innovative Company at the American Business Awards, and the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) Enterprise Awards Technology CEO of the Year. Jim is a graduate of Villanova University earning a B.S. in Science Comprehensive. Jim also earned an M.S. in Environmental Science from Rutgers University, an M.B.A. from Duke University and his Doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation was an exploratory study on adaptability in the workplace.
Chief Executive Officer
Prior to joining Zoomi, Sam “Trip” Koury held the position of Vice President and General Manager of Sales & Customer Success at ShoreTel Inc., a communications software services company based out of Sunnyvale, CA. He was responsible for the full customer life cycle experience including Field Marketing, Channels, Sales, Implementation Services, Account Management and Technical Support. For 13+ years, Trip was a member of the leadership team spearheading ShoreTel’s market leading growth from a venture capital funded private organization to a publicly traded company.
Prior to ShoreTel, he worked in the Unified Communications Software/Convergence space as the Director of Global Accounts for Captaris as well as held leadership positions in eCommerce and Hosted IVR/SaaS organizations. He started his technology career in the network device and fax server arena in 1993.
He is a graduate of Villanova University with a BS in Business Administration and an equivalency diploma in Philosophy.
Chief Financial Officer
Sergey Slipenchuk is the Chief Financial Officer of Zoomi, Inc. Prior to his role at Zoomi, Sergey was the CFO of Octagon / Accenture Life Sciences.
Sergey has held various executive finance roles in other organizations, including Octagon Research Solutions, Inc., where he was instrumental in the organization’s strategic exit. Octagon was sold to Accenture, LLP in 2012.
Dr. Christopher Brinton
Head of Advanced Research
Dr. Christopher G. Brinton is a Co-Founder of Zoomi and the Head of Advanced Research. His PhD thesis on enhancing the quality of student learning won the 2016 Bede Liu Best Dissertation Award in Electrical Engineering, making fundamental contributions to big learning data analytics, social learning networks, and personalized learning. He is a MOOC co-instructor, having reached out to over 250,000 students, and co-author of the book The Power of Networks: Six Principles That Connect our Lives, which has been deployed in Zoomi’s platforms to adapt to individual learners.
Chris received his PhD from Princeton University in May 2016, his Masters from Princeton in May 2013, and his Bachelor of Science from The College of New Jersey (valedictorian and summa cum laude) in May 2011, all in Electrical Engineering.
Dr. Mung Chiang
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Mung Chiang is the Chief Technology Officer of Zoomi, Inc., and the John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering at Purdue University. He is also the Director of Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education and Chairman of Princeton Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee.
An expert in network engineering and data science, Mung is the 2013 recipient of the Alan T. Waterman Award, the highest honor to young scientists in the US, given by the National Science Foundation to one person each year.
Dr. Sangtae Ha
Dr. Sangtae Ha is the IT Architect for Zoomi, Inc., and is an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Previously, Sangtae was a co-founder and VP of Advanced Technology at DataMi, a start-up company delivering toll-free mobile data solutions. Prior to that, he co-founded EDGE Lab at Princeton University.
Sangtae wrote the codes that have become the default TCP in Linux kernel. A substantial portion of internet traffic and Android mobile traffic runs on his codes today.