Chief Executive Officer
Callan is the CEO at Inference Solutions and is based in the San Francisco office. He has worked his entire career in Voice Automation, Machine Learning and related technologies.
Prior to becoming CEO, Callan was the Chief Architect at Inference and led the team that developed the company’s core products. Callan started his career at Telstra Research Laboratories in technology commercialization. He has a Masters of Engineering from the University of South Australia and Masters in Business Administration from Melbourne Business School. When not working, Callan likes spending time with his family and enjoys his spare time in hobbies that include woodworking, 3D Printing and drone technology.
Karen Andre has extensive experience working in fast growing startup companies with a background in accounting and finance. She is passionate about scaling companies and building the financial infrastructure in the most cost efficient yet effective manner. Karen has over 20 years experience starting in public accounting with KPMG and more recently in gaming companies Kixeye, Kabam, Machine Zone as well as Agari an internet security company.
Karen is a CPA with BA degrees in Business Economics and French from UC Santa Barbara.
EVP Sales, Americas
Greg Callanan is Executive Vice President Sales for the Americas at Inference Solutions responsible for driving growth and expanding their global footprint.
Greg brings more than 30 years of sales and business development experience that includes successfully growing businesses through the development and execution of new business models, expanding distribution channels, and executing global go-to-market strategies.
Greg most recently served as Vice President Americas Sales at Qwilt, where he led the sales team of the fastest growing and largest segment within the company. Prior to Qwilt, Greg led the Americas Sales for BroadSoft from the start-up phase through IPO developing relationships with over 300 Carrier customers across the region. Greg was also Regional Director at Cisco Systems and as their Global Manager of the Service Provider Call Center Business, he was responsible for expanding operations and building alliances with operators across the North American, Latin American and Asia-Pacific markets.
Greg is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and resides in Florida, USA with his family.
Chief Marketing Officer
Lynne is Chief Marketing Officer responsible for the strategic marketing direction at Inference Solutions.
She has over 20 years of marketing and business management experience and has held senior global and regional roles with SAP, Taleo/Oracle, the Australian Human Resources Institute and Ariba. In these roles she had responsibility to broaden the profile and market development for each company working in most of the major global markets including North America, EMEA and APJ.
Lynne holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a double major in HRM & Marketing as well as an MBA from Melbourne Business School. She is a certified member of the MBS Alumni, Deakin Key Society and AHRI and sits on the Advisory Board of Onsite Service, a Management Service Organization that provides back-office support services to affiliated dentists. In her spare time, Lynne enjoys travel, socialising with her network of family and friends and keeping fit through various forms of exercise.
Shaun is Vice President, Operations and leads the technical team ensuring the ongoing security and stability of Inference's flagship platform, Inference Studio.
Shaun has extensive experience in the Unified Communications space, having spent the last 20 years in technical roles in the US, UK and Australia.
In his spare time Shaun enjoys playing beach volleyball and is a passionate technology enthusiast.
Santosh is Vice President, Products at Inference Solutions responsible for managing the Inference product suite.
Santosh has more than 20 years experience in technology management and commercialisation. He was founder and CTO at Scalify, a company that developed a world-first peer-to-peer platform for publishing online games. He has consulted with major international banks on peer-to-peer payment systems, mentored startups in the video analytics space and led research programs at Australia’s largest ICT research centre, NICTA (now Data 61). He started his career at Telstra where he led projects in the areas of distributed video streaming and multimedia communications.
Santosh completed a Phd in Computer Science from Monash University and holds patents in the areas of content delivery networks, video-on-demand and decentralised online gaming platforms.When he is not working, Santosh is often under water playing under water hockey, free diving or spear fishing.