Sight Machine Leadership Team

Sight Machine was founded and is led by a team of technologists, manufacturing experts, and entrepreneurs who, above all, are focused on providing practical solutions to the industry.

Jon Sobel

Jon Sobel

CEO & Co-Founder

Jon has served on the management teams of several companies in pioneering industries, including Tesla Motors, SourceForge, and in its early years, Yahoo! Jon holds an BA from Princeton, a JD from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from Wharton.

Nate Oostendorp

Nathan Oostendorp

CTO & Co-Founder

Nathan co-founded Slashdot.org, worked 9 years as an architect for SourceForge.net, and has developed several other successful online communities. Nate has also worked in industrial controls. He holds an MS in Information Science from the University of Michigan and a BS in Computer Science from Hope College.

Dr. Kurt DeMaagd

Kurt DeMaagd, PhD

VP, Analytics & Co-Founder

Kurt co-founded Slashdot.org and has served as a professor at Michigan State University in information management, economics, and policy. Kurt is an accomplished analytics programmer.

Adam Taisch

Adam Taisch

SVP, Business Dev & Co-Founder

Adam has led business development, product development and sales in innovative industries for 15 years. An early employee at Yahoo!, and a proud son of the Midwest, Adam excels at ensuring the new technologies serve client needs.

Anthony Oliver

Anthony Oliver

Lead Applications Engr & Co-Founder

Anthony has over 12 years of experience developing and deploying robotics, computer vision, and data analysis tools in the manufacturing sector. He is a multidisciplinary software engineer who is equally at home in application engineering, dev-ops, front and back end development, and vision programming.

Syed Hoda

Syed Hoda

CMO

Syed has served in leadership roles, on three different continents, at both start-up and large technology companies, including Cisco, Scality, ParStream, and IBM. Syed received an MBA from Emory University and an undergraduate in Industrial Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

Chris Dobbrow

Chris Dobbrow

SVP, Sales

Chris has over 25 years of strategic enterprise sales experience creating & executing successful go to market strategies focused on enterprise customers. He has served in senior management roles at Perforce Software, SourceForge and Ziff-Davis.

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith, PhD

VP, Product

Ryan has expertise in manufacturing, life sciences, and automation hardware and software. He has developed and implemented robotic inspection systems and real-time surgical navigation software at leading life sciences companies.

Milton Soong

Milton Soong

VP, Technology

Milton is Silicon Valley born and bred. He has worked at many large companies including Apple, IBM Research, Netscape, and EA, as well as a slew of exciting startups. He is currently focusing on SaaS and engineering management and process.