BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Atigeo™ (www.atigeo.com), a compassionate technology company, today announced it has landed two technology industry leaders to serve on its executive team. Jawad Khaki, formerly Corporate Vice President in the Windows Group at Microsoft, joins Atigeo as Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering. Nathaniel "Buster" Brown joins as Chief Financial Officer. Brown serves on the Board of Directors for Atigeo and is the former CFO of Vulcan, Inc., Paul G. Allen's asset management company.
"I continue to be excited and honored by the caliber of talent we have been fortunate to attract," said Atigeo CEO, Michael Sandoval. "Both Jawad and Buster are proven leaders who bring a wealth of knowledge, passion and vision to their key roles."
In his role as CTO, Khaki will collaborate with the executive team to set the strategy and vision of the company; while as EVP of Engineering he will lead the engineering efforts to foster healthy, ongoing innovation.
Khaki brings more than 30 years of hardware and software design experience and a passion for ensuring that Atigeo technology solutions deliver innovative, relevant and superior experiences for its customers. In his former position as Corporate Vice President in the Windows Group at Microsoft Corp., Khaki managed a group of engineers and business leaders dedicated to the next generation technologies for the Microsoft Windows platform, now part of the Windows 7 and Windows 2008 releases.
Brown will collaborate with the executive team to set the financial strategy of the company – a role he has successfully executed for major, complex organizations. Prior to serving as CFO at Vulcan, Brown was the Vice President and CFO for two other Vulcan affiliates, Football Northwest and First and Goal. Football Northwest operates the Seattle Seahawks NFL franchise, while First and Goal constructed and operates Qwest Field.
Brown is on the Board of Directors for Experience Music Project, the Allen Institute for Brain Science, and The Seattle Foundation. He serves on the Finance and Audit Committees for YMCA of Greater Seattle and is on the Western Washington University School of Business and Economics Board of Advisors.
In addition, Michael Lazarus joins Atigeo as Principal Scientist. Most recently, Lazarus served as Technology Executive for Predictive Analytics Consulting where he provided services for analytic system development, analytic system review, statistical modeling, and software development. Lazarus has 20 years of experience in predictive and behavior modeling, analytic software development, real-time adaptive systems, and engineering management. Lazarus has an exceptional background in building and deploying machine-learning and deep analytics-based technologies.
Atigeo also recently announced the appointment of Patrick Quigley to serve as the company's Executive Vice President of Sales. Prior to joining Atigeo, Quigley held the position of Global Vice President of Sales at SPSS, which was acquired by IBM for $1.2 billion in October 2009.
Atigeo is a compassionate technology company dedicated to empowering the consumer through the enterprise. Turning today's voyeuristic web model on its head, Atigeo predicts that both consumers and enterprises will simultaneously be more successful when individuals are in control of their own persona and privacy, allowing the enterprise to relate to consumers on their terms. Through applications built on the xPatterns™ platform, individuals can manage their personas and keep them private, creating a set of unprecedented experiences on the Internet and throughout each and every enterprise and consumer experience. Deploying the xPatterns™ platform, enterprises become stewards of their own data, enabling advanced abilities to discover and understand data patterns, while maintaining absolutely private, portable, and personal experiences with the consumers they serve.