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Eightfold empowers people to pursue the career path of their choosing

In Buddhist philosophy, the Eightfold Path guides each person to wisdom and nirvana. We are inspired by this ideal, and through our work, we wish to empower each individual to pursue the career path of their choosing, gaining the knowledge they need to achieve their goals and aspirations.

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Fixing Employment
We believe everyone deserves the right job

We believe employment is the backbone of our society, and everyone deserves the right job. Today you get the job based on who you might know and not what you are capable of doing. Tomorrow, we will give you the information you need to pursue your best career path.

Leaders in AI Technologies
We’ve brought the world’s best team together

Our team are experts in machine learning, artificial intelligence, search, personalization, and enterprise solutions. We’re applying our experience in delivering technology at scale to solve employment, finding the right career for everyone in the world. This is our mission. This gets us going every morning. Help us make it happen.

Our Leaders
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CEO & Co-Founder
Ashutosh Garg

With 6000+ research citations, 50+ patents, 35+ peer reviewed research publications, and the outstanding PhD thesis award from UIUC for his PhD thesis in Machine Learning, it’s fair to say that Ashu is one of the world’s experts in machine learning. Co-Author of the book “What’s Next for You – The Eightfold Path To Transforming The Way We Hire And Manage Talent”.

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CTO & Co-Founder
Varun Kacholia

Varun Kacholia is one of the world’s leaders when it comes to search, ranking and machine-learning. Prior to founding Eightfold, Varun led the News Feed team at Facebook and the YouTube Search and Recommendations team at Google.

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President
Kamal Ahluwalia

Kamal Ahluwalia brings extensive experience in creating software categories, scaling businesses and ensuring that customer and partner success drive business success. As Chief Revenue Officer at Apttus, Kamal led the company to market leadership in multiple product categories ahead of Salesforce, Oracle, SAP, IBM, and others. Co-Author of the book “What’s Next for You – The Eightfold Path To Transforming The Way We Hire And Manage Talent”.

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Chief Financial Officer
Celia Poon

Celia brings over 20 years of broad finance leadership experience in strategic and financial planning, corporate finance and business development, and scaling high growth companies. She served as the Chief Financial Officer at both Wag Labs, Inc. and Highfive. Prior to her roles as CFO, Poon served as VP of Finance at Twitter, VP of Corporate Finance at Zynga, and VP of Corporate Finance and Treasury at Yahoo. Poon holds an economics degree from UCLA and an MBA from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

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Chief Revenue Officer
Jeff Griggs

Silicon Valley sales veteran Jeff Griggs has spent his career building highly scalable revenue focused teams. Most recently Griggs served as Chief Revenue Officer for Nextech and has over twenty years of high growth experience with Salesforce, Oracle and Apttus. He has a successful track record of scaling and operationalizing SaaS businesses. He received his MBA from Northwestern University and undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.

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Chief Product Officer
Sachit Kamat

Sachit has spent his product career at mission-driven companies like Uber and LinkedIn that transformed industries and the lives of consumers across the world. He has a successful track record of leading teams that have created high-scale consumer and enterprise products in addition to having been a founder of a venture-backed startup. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, a MS in Computer Science from University of Texas at Arlington and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from VJTI, Mumbai.

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Chief Marketing Officer
Ligia Zamora

Ligia Zamora is a seasoned enterprise high-tech marketing and product leader, whose background includes Human Capital Management, CRM, and Enterprise Content Management. Over the past 20+ years in Silicon Valley, Ligia has held leadership roles and scaled functions at several high-growth software companies, notably PeopleSoft, SuccessFactors, Coremetrics, and Veeva Systems. She holds an MBA from the University of Virginia and a BS in Civil Engineering from Lafayette College in Easton, PA.

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VP People
Tracy Flynn

Flynn joins Eightfold.ai as an experienced global HR veteran, having spent nine years at Visa as a member of the HR leadership team in roles including Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Vice President of Diversity Recruiting, and Vice President of Executive Recruiting. Flynn will now oversee all aspects of global People Operations at Eightfold.ai. Flynn is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.

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General Counsel
Roy Wang

Roy is a business lawyer and an AI expert. He has served as an in-house executive and a law-firm partner with broad subject matter expertise and demonstrated achievements in intellectual property, licensing, litigation, M&A, and antitrust matters. He received his J.D. from U.C. Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in machine learning from UIUC.

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VP Professional Services
Jen Wilks

Jen is a Professional Services and Customer Success leader that brings 20+ years of consulting and delivery experience to Eightfold. Jen has served as the Global VP of Services GTM for SAP’s Customer Experience line of business and previously led CallidusCloud’s North American Professional Services team. She has a proven track record of leading and scaling global teams, building trusted customer relationships, and helping customers achieve business outcomes.

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Managing Director, India
Sandesh Goel

Sandesh is a technical leader and innovator with extensive experience building and leading high performance teams from scratch. He has more than 65 issued US patents in the area of wireless networking and has driven key technology initiatives at Marvell, Cisco, Aruba HPE, and many startups. He has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from IIT-Delhi and Masters from University of Texas at Austin.

Our Investors

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“Eightfold has an incredible opportunity to help people reach their full potential in their careers while empowering the workforces of the future”

– Peter Nieh

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“Eightfold’s Talent Intelligence Platform reimagines how employees and employers discover each other, helps people find better opportunities, and saves everyone time and expense”

– Ashu Garg

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“Ashutosh and his team are building a product that fundamentally changes the hiring landscape and enables candidates to find their ideal jobs and companies to build diverse, highly effective workforces.”

– Jules Maltz

Bloomberg Logo 290x100px copy 600x162 - About“What’s been most impressive is their approach to partnering with companies to fundamentally understand their needs and then applying tech against those needs to create a scalable, efficient approach to talent management”

– Quentin Clark

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