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.
Bruce
Bruce Chief Business Officer
Leading all business operations and partnerships for Cyngyn, Bruce has over 20 years of technology experience. Most recently, Bruce ran business development for Facebook’s international growth team, connecting hundreds of millions of people. He was the founder of multiple start-ups, and led strategy, operations and product teams for Boeing and Dell. Bruce holds an MBA from Purdue.
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.
Francesco
FrancescoVP of Engineering, Autonomy
Francesco leads the autonomous engineering teams at Cyngn. He’s been a founder and board member of several start-ups in the area of highly distributed systems and he is the sole/principal inventor of seventeen patents in this domain. Francesco holds a Dott. Ing. degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Rome, Italy and an MS in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley where he attended on a Fulbright-Hays scholarship. He was also a professor in the CS Department of the University of Milan, Italy.
Stefano
Stefano Autonomy Programs
Stefano has more than fifteen years experience pioneering human-to-machine interaction and IoT systems, creating powerful tools and methodologies to lead the space. Stefano has contributed to more than twenty publications and patents with Ferrari, BMW, Autoliv and several other premier automotive manufacturers. He holds a PhD in Innovation Management.
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.
Hanming
HanmingHead of Asia
Leads all Asia-Pacific business at CYNGN. Hanming is a trained engineer, giving her the unique ability to connect technology with new markets through her strong regional insights and relationships. She previously led Facebook’s growth and partnerships effort for emerging Asia. She is effective at bringing and scaling Silicon Valley innovation to international high-growth markets.
Teymur
TeymurPlanning and Control
Lead Principal Engineer for Planning and Control at Cyngn. Teymur brings a deep level of experience where he built control, planning and decision making for autonomous car systems at the Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America. He also built localization and multi-vehicle path planning for autonomous ground vehicles at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and trajectory planning for autonomous helicopters at the United Technologies Research Center. He holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering (Control and Robotics) from the Georgia Institute of Technology.