THE TEAM

Cyngn products are transforming the way we move. By utilizing edge AI and autonomy, we’re enhancing and reshaping the way cities move, industries transport, and machines perceive. We are purpose driven autonomy.

Lior
LiorCEO
Cyngn’s CEO and a member of the Board of Directors. Previously the Director of International Growth & Partnerships at Facebook. Also, founded and acted as Vice President of Business Development at Snaptu, acquired by Facebook in 2011. Lior held senior business development roles at several startups, and was founder and Managing Partner at an Intellectual Property law firm.
Ain
AinSVP of Engineering
A Silicon Valley engineering and product veteran. Before joining Cyngn, Ain was a Co-Founder at several Silicon Valley start-ups in the IoT and automotive space. He was one of Palm’s founding engineers and was senior director of Partner Products at Netflix.
Luca
LucaSVP of Autonomy
Leading all autonomy at Cyngn, Luca is an automotive veteran with over a decade of senior leadership experience at the Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Center of North America. He most recently led the autonomous vehicle development team at the Center. Luca is an industry leader, editor, lecturer, and internationally published author.
Russ
RussVP of Marketing
Leading all marketing at Cyngn, Russ is a transformational product marketing leader. He spent the past several years as the CMO at Stringify, a connected life IoT platform. Russ also held senior leadership roles at JPMorgan Chase, SK Telecom and was the CMO at Tower Records for almost a decade.
Christine
ChristineVP of Global Operations and People
Christine is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Cyngn, including people and banking. She began her career in research and competitive intelligence at American Honda, Ernst & Young, and KPMG. She spent several years at start-ups building and scaling fast growth companies and teams.
Rob
RobSr. Director of Business Development
With more than twenty-five years’ experience in startups and enterprise, Rob founded Interactive Television Report, later sold to Primedia and Enroute Media Networks. He went on to spend thirteen years at Microsoft leading business development efforts in mapping, mobile and was business lead on nine Microsoft acquisitions and divestitures.
Matthew
MatthewDirector of Product
Matthew leads the development of web and mobile interfaces for Cyngn. He’s managed the successful creation and launch of over forty mobile apps, two of which were iTunes store Top 10 spot holders, and twenty mobile sites. Matthew was the Sr. Product Manager of iOS Apps at Apple where he led the product development for the world’s largest e-commerce app for all Apple Stores.
Tom
TomCloud Architect
With over twenty years of experience in software system design, development and engineering management, Tom leads all cloud development at Cyngn. Before joining, Tom held several executive level roles at Sentient.ai, Yahoo, and AvantGo and additionally worked at the NASA-Ames Research Center as a certified rocket scientist, where he researched hypersonic aircraft systems for seven years. Tom is the author of eleven patents.
Stefano
Stefano Autonomy Programs
Stefano holds a PhD and for more than fifteen years he has pioneered human-to-machine interaction systems, creating powerful tools and methodologies to lead the space. Stefano has contributed to more than twenty publications and patents. He’s currently tackling the next big challenge, autonomous machines.