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.
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.
Russ
RussVP of People + Marketing
Leading all People Operations and Marketing at Cyngn, Russ has wealth of experience with early to mid-stage start-ups. Most recently, was the CMO at Stringify, a connected life IoT platform, acquired by Comcast in 2017. Russ was also a senior leader at JPMorgan Chase, SanDisk, SK Telecom and as the CMO at Tower Records for almost a decade.
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.
Rob
RobBusiness 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.
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.
Emily
EmilyOperations
Manages global business operations for Cyngn. Emily has a wealth of start-up experience as a small business owner, non-profit leader and from her time at Vivo Capital. There she helped operations for early stage healthcare companies. She also has experience in corporate real estate, managing leases and property management. Early in her career, Emily worked for the Department of Economic and Community Development in Maryland on land acquisition and grants.
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.
Leo
LeoDirector of Engineering
Leo is an innovative leader in the autonomous vehicle space. He is author of ten patents in the Autonomous Driving domain and before joining Cyngn, he was a Staff Software Engineer for Autonomous Driving at Baidu. Leo was also the co-founder of several startups in China, and holds a master’s degree of Software Engineering from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.
Owen
OwenQuality Assurance
Leading all QA and release at Cyngn, Owen is a seasoned hardware and software specialist with an entrepreneurial spirit. Prior to joining Cyngn, he was the Head of QA at Nauto, leading releases for their autonomous mobility data platform. Owen also held lead QA technical director roles at RingCentral, MyBuys and Checkpoints.
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.