Quixey’s mission is to connect people to apps and apps to people.
Through Deep View Cards™, Quixey provides users with easy access and engagement with the content and functionalities within apps. The company was founded in 2009 and has offices in Mountain View, CA, Beijing, Bangalore, and Tel Aviv. Follow our latest happenings on Twitter at @Quixey.
Mark Lazar is the Chief Executive Officer at Quixey. He brings extensive experience to the Quixey executive leadership team. Lazar has previously been CEO at over 10 companies, including Victrio, Tuvox, Talking Blocks, Pacific Edge Software, and LoopNet, which went public in 2006 (Nasdaq:LOOP). Lazar also brings operating experience from various enterprise software companies in IT and web services management. Mark has an M.B.A. and B.A. from Stanford University.
Tomer Kagan is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Quixey, where he focuses on the company vision and technology advancement strategy. Tomer has recently been honored as one of Forbes 30 Under 30, Inc’s 10 of the Best and Brightest Disruptors in Tech, and a featured innovator in Wired magazine's Next List for 2015. He is a regular speaker at mobile industry events in Silicon Valley and beyond. Tomer has a degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Tamar Elkeles is the Chief People Officer at Quixey, where she globally leads all human resources. Tamar joins Quixey from Qualcomm where she built an award winning learning organization and served as the company’s Chief Learning Officer. In addition to her extensive career, Tamar co-authored the first book on the CLO’s role, “The Chief Learning Officer, Driving Value within a Changing Organization through Learning and Development,” and was named “CLO of the Year” by CLO Magazine in 2010. She holds both a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology.
David A. Hytha is the Chief Financial Officer at Quixey. His career includes leadership positions in mobile communications, cloud computing and the consumer internet in the US, Japan and Europe, including New Wave Partners, Sofinnova Ventures, T-Mobile, Motorola, McCaw Cellular, AT&T and new ventures. He advises Columbia University Business School and the Judge School at Cambridge University in England and is co-founder of Menander University Foundation for higher education in Myanmar and KidsCareEverywhere.org which brings better medical care to children in the developing world. He received his MBA from Columbia University and a BA from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Rajat Mukherjee is the Chief Technology Officer at Quixey, where he heads and oversees both the Engineering and Product teams. Previously, Rajat was the Head of Ecommerce and Product Lead for Yahoo Small Business, driving the new Yahoo Stores platform, Yahoo Commerce Central marketplace. In the past, Rajat held leadership positions at a number of high profile companies such as Google, IBM Research, Verity and Stratify, working in research and search engine product development. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University, and a B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. Rajat also holds more than 15 software patents.
Liron Shapira is the Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer of Quixey. Liron created Quixey's all-platform natural language app search technology (Functional Search™). He is an advisor to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI). Liron co-founded Quixey after working at Slide, where he was the second developer on the successful SuperPoke Pets product. Liron holds a BA in Computer Science from UC Berkeley.
Kevin has 30 years operating experience in the technology sector, including a total of 13 in Paris, London and Dublin as an executive in the software industry and five years in Silicon Valley. Kevin served as Vice President, Microsoft EMEA and helped grow the regional business from $500 million in 1991 to $9.5 billion in 2004.
With over 30 years of venture capital experience, Steve has led or co-led U.S. Venture Partners’ various investments including Trusteer (acquired by IBM), and many others. Along with Quixey, Steve currently serves on the boards of Active-Semi, Appthority, Box (NYSE: BOX), Cato Networks, Electric Cloud, Exablox, Inside Sales (observer), Kaiam, Megapath, Prevoty, Quantifind, Smartling, Xirrus and ZEFR. Steve enjoys the role of coach and mentor to CEOs and finds it rewarding when he can help them consider new solutions or gain a broadened perspective on the market environment.
Dr. Ming Zeng serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at Alibaba Group Holding Limited. Dr. Zeng is a frequent contributor to the world’s leading management journals, including Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review and California Management Review. Dr. Zeng obtained his Ph.D in International Business and Strategy from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champain, USA in 1998 and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Economics from Fudan University in 1991.