Executive Team

Brett Jackson – Chief Executive Officer
Brett has over 25 years of experience leading growth-oriented software companies. He brings to Digital Reasoning a unique mix of operational experience, leadership and industry knowledge and is focused on continuing to build the most impactful cognitive computing company in the world. He most recently served as CEO and chairman of Logi Analytics, driving its growth and establishing the company as the leader in embedded analytics. Prior to this, Jackson was CEO of Digital Harbor where he helped the company launch and expand its risk and compliance business in the financial services market. He was also a founding member of Axent Technologies, an enterprise information security company, and was instrumental taking the company from founding through IPO and a $1B exit. Brett is an avid runner, cyclist and still manages to play a little grand master lacrosse. For relaxation, he and his wife enjoy working on their farm in rural Virginia.

Tim Estes – President & Founder
Tim envisioned a new way computers could learn to understand language and made that vision a reality. He is a leading influencer, advocate and speaker for the use of technology and analytics to achieve social good in industry, government, healthcare and academia. He also cares a ton about protecting digital privacy and would have taught philosophy in another life. Tim lives in Nashville when not hopping all over the world to try to make a difference. He counts among his friends some of the most talented musicians, wellness innovators, and passionate foodies in Nashville.

Kathy DeKam – Chief People Officer
Kathy leads our efforts in preserving and fostering the Reasoner’s workplace culture to ensure we remain true to our ideals in how we treat and develop our team. Previously, Kathy led the human resources function at Video Gaming Technologies (VGT) headquartered here in Nashville and spent 22 years at American Color – devoting half of her tenure there in human resources and the other half as the President/COO. Kathy also proudly served nearly six years in the U.S. Navy. When she’s not building strong teams, you may catch Kathy traveling with her family throughout the Caribbean (she wants to visit all 7,000 islands) or daydreaming about riding a Gondola in Venice (sore subject since she’s canceled a trip to Italy on three occasions).

Prakash Ramachandran – Chief Financial Officer
Prakash ensures that the financial resources of the company are used wisely. He has more than 25 years of experience as a finance professional, much of which has been with venture-funded startups. Prior CFO positions, including with Polyera, Nordic Wind Power, Novariant, and Sonicity have seen him assist with multiple rounds of funding, acquisitions, business growth, and international expansion. Prakash qualified as a Chartered Accountant in India (he scored 13th highest in the country) and holds a masters degree in Management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. When he’s not balancing the books Prakash enjoys traveling with his wife and two children, although he wishes he’d tried bungee jumping before they came into his life as his wife won’t allow him to take the risk!

Marten den Haring – Chief Product Officer
Marten is our chief product guy who likes to push the envelope and build products that customers love to use. A passionately curious nomad, he has spent the past 15 years working with tech companies, building cool products, living in different countries and collaborating with interesting people. Marten enjoys a good cup of java and likes to explore his new Nashville ‘hood’ with his wife and two daughters. He admires Steve Jobs ― “We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why else even be here?”

Uday Kamath – Chief Analytics Officer
Uday has spent more than two decades developing analytics products and combines this experience with learning in statistics, optimization, machine learning, bioinformatics, and biochemistry. Senior roles, including that of Chief Data Scientist for BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, have seen him apply analytics to challenges in compliance, cybersecurity, banking fraud, anti-money laundering, and insurance. Uday has contributed to many journals, conferences, and books, is the author of Mastering Java Machine Learning, and has a Ph.D. in Big Data Machine Learning and Automated Feature Generation. He likes to volunteer, teach math, and is an avowed foodie – balancing his enthusiasm for cooking with long distance running. When he has the time, he indulges his passions for poetry and Indian classical music.

Bhavani Prasad – Senior Vice President, Engineering
Bhavani oversees the talented engineering teams that develop our innovative cognitive computing platform and applications. He has more than 25 years of experience in systems engineering and technology strategy, spanning industries such as gaming, chemical, and automotive manufacturing. He is passionate about building high-performance organizations that excel in continuous process improvement and a learning culture. Bhavani earned his undergraduate from IIT Chennai (India) and an Executive Certificate from MIT Sloan School of Management. Bhavani enjoys travel with his family, loves classic rock, and avidly follows ‘super grandmaster’ chess tournaments!

Jon Flynn – Vice President, Sales, North America
Jon helps us to grow our business in the Americas. A sales leader and self-confessed geek, he has held senior roles at TIBCO Software, Software AG, and Apple, and brings more than 15 years of experience of enterprise data and analytics. Jon has built successful sales teams and channels his keen interest in technology to help companies, especially financial services firms, harness the insights hidden in data. A devoted family man and frustrated guitar legend, Jon enjoys taking in a live gig with his wife and daughters, and will gladly perform his own given half a chance.