We are Eightfold, talent leaders in AI

Our team has deep expertise in developing and implementing best-in-class AI-powered HR technology that delivers results

Grounded in AI, passionate about talent

Our company started based on the mission of finding everyone the right career in the world. Our founders come from some of the world’s leading tech companies, including Google and Facebook. Together, they’ve applied their talents in search, machine learning, and deep-learning AI to transform the talent industry by finding the best roles for everyone while driving extraordinary business outcomes.

Ashutosh Garg, CEO and Co-founder, Eightfold AI

Ashutosh Garg

CEO & Co-Founder

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 books “What’s Next for You – The Eightfold Path To Transforming The Way We Hire And Manage Talent” and “Deep Talent – How to transform your organization and empower your employees through AI.”

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Chano Fernandez, Co-CEO, Eightfold AI

Chano Fernandez

Chano Fernandez brings over 20 years of global leadership and entrepreneurial experience in the technology sector, with a focus on cloud, SaaS and enterprise software solutions.

At Eightfold, he will continue to demonstrate his exceptional ability to scale businesses in a profitable and accelerated fashion, in close collaboration with his teams.

Prior to joining, Fernandez held senior leadership positions at several companies including SAP, Infor, Blue C, McKinsey & Company, and most recently as Co-CEO at Workday.

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Varun Kacholia, CTO & Co-Founder, Eightfold AI

Varun Kacholia

CTO & Co-Founder

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.

AI thought leaders​

Our AI thought leaders drive innovation and are shaping the future of talent acquisition and management. They are experts in AI, machine learning, data science, and business dedicated to creating exceptional workforces through cutting-edge solutions.

Meet the team

Vineet Abraham

Chief Development Officer

Sanjeet Hajarnis

Director, Engineering - AI Platform

Dan Hopkins

RVP, Applied AI & Public Sector

Sachit Kamat

Chief Product Officer

Greg Thompson

Director, Solutions Consulting


Our economists use data to promote a skills-based approach that encourages diversity and more inclusive workforces. Their expertise in economics, statistics, and data science helps our customers build exceptional teams and drive business success.

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Sania Khan

Chief Economist

HR and people experts

Our HR and people experts are dedicated to transforming talent management through innovative AI-powered solutions and change management practices that transform workforces into productive powerhouses.

Meet the team

Darren Burton

Chief People Officer

Jason Cerrato

Vice President of Market Strategy

Ashish Mediratta

VP, Customer Success

Andrea Shiah

VP, Talent Transformation

Rebecca Warren

Director, Customer Success

Michael Watson

Director, Global Customer Evangelism

Ligia Zamora

Chief Marketing Officer

Advisory board

These thought leaders share business expertise and feedback from a variety of backgrounds and experiences to help shape our mission, strategy, products, and services so that we can best serve our customers in every way.

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Advisory board

Ismat Aziz


Kemper Insurance

Josh Bersin


The Josh Bersin Academy

Donna Brazile

Veteran political strategist and Former Interim Chair

Democratic National Committee (DNC)

Jenny Dearborn, MEd, MBA

Chief People Officer


Monika Fahlbusch

Chief People Officer

Epic Games

William Ingham

Chief People Officer


Kelly O. Kay

Managing Partner,
Global Software Leader

Heidrick & Struggles

Craig Leen

Former Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)

U.S. Department of Labor

Devin Lipawsky

Head of Talent Acquisition and Development

Capital One

Victoria Lipnic

Former Commissioner

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Paul Marca

Former Associate Vice Provost

Stanford University

Meghna Puhani

Senior Vice President

Palo Alto Networks

Varun Rawat

Vice President of Employee Technology


Holly Quincey

Group Chief Talent Officer

Lloyd's Banking Group

Hayagreeva Rao

Atholl McBean Professor of Organizational Behavior

Stanford GSB

John Renfro

Former Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

The Capital Group Companies, Inc.

Michael Ross

Former CHRO at Visa

Stanford GSB

Avanish Sahai


Brett Tejpaul

Head of Institutional Sales, Trading, Prime, VP


Tarun Wadhwani

Founder & CEO

TAT Consulting

Vicki A. Walia

Chief Talent and Capability Officer


What we believe in

Our core values drive everything we do.

Extreme ownership
Openness & transparency