CONVERSATION, IT'S WHAT WE DO BEST

Clinc is the world leader in conversational AI research and its application for finance. We're on a mission to push the boundaries of conversational AI, empowering financial institutions to deliver a new and revolutionary AI experience for their customers.
People Need Better AI, We're Here to Deliver



A World-Class Team at the Forefront of Conversational AI
Executive Team: World Leading Scientists in AI
Clinc-CEO  Jason Mars
Prof. Jason Mars
Clinc-CEO  Jason Mars

Co-Founder & CEO

CEO and Co-Founder of Clinc, Jason Mars was recently recognized as one of the top 10 most innovative CEOs in Banking. He is also a professor of computer science at the University of Michigan (on leave) where he directs Clarity Lab, one of the top labs in the world to be trained in AI and system design. He conducts collaborative research with IBM Watson, Google, Facebook, Intel and the National Science Foundation. Jason has devoted his career to solving difficult real-world problems with AI, computer vision, and natural language processing, at scale. Prior to The University of Michigan, Jason was a professor at UCSD. He has also worked at Google and Intel. Jason’s work in building the world’s first open-source platform for constructing large-scale AI and deep learning-based Intelligent Personal Assistants (IPAs) has been recognized globally and continues to have a significant impact on the tech industry and academia. Jason holds a PhD in Computer Science from UVA.
Clinc-CSO Lingjia Tang
Prof. Lingjia Tang
Clinc-CSO Lingjia Tang

Co-Founder & CSO
Professor, The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Dr. Lingjia Tang, CSO and Co-Founder of Clinc, is a professor of Computer Science at The University of Michigan. Dr. Tang’s research in building large-scale production infrastructure for intelligent applications is widely recognized and respected in the academic community. In addition to working at both Microsoft and Google, Lingjia received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Virginia. Lingjia has 18 major publications, and is an indisputable thought leader in her field.
Clinc-CSO Lingjia Tang
Prof. Lingjia Tang
Clinc-CSO Lingjia Tang
Clinc-CTO Michael Laurenzano
Dr. Michael Laurenzano
Clinc- Michael Laurenzano

Co-Founder & CTO

Dr. Mike Laurenzano is the CTO and Co-Founder of Clinc. Mike received his PhD in Computer Science from The University of Michigan, focusing on compilers and run-time systems, and has had over 40 research papers published during his career. Mike earned a BA in Mathematics and Computer Science from The University of San Diego, and an MS in Computer Science and Engineering from The University of California, San Diego. Before founding Clinc, Mike was a computational scientist at UC San Diego and the Director of Systems and Architecture at EP Analytics. In addition to his impressive engineering portfolio, Mike is an avid endurance sport enthusiast, having completed an ironman and several ultra-marathons.
Clinc-Chief Architect Johann Hauswald
Dr. Johann Hauswald
Clinc-Chief Architect Johann Hauswald

Co-Founder & Chief Architect

Chief Architect and Co-Founder of Clinc, Dr. Johann Hauswald received his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from The University of Michigan. Dr. Hauswald earned national attention for his creation of Sirius (now Lucida) the open-source intelligent personal assistant, that he built entirely from the ground up. In addition to English, Johann is fluent in French and German. Previously, Johann received his B.S.E in Electrical Engineering and his M.S. in Computer Science from The University of Michigan.
Clinc-Chief Architect Johann Hauswald
Dr. Johann Hauswald
Clinc-Chief Architect Johann Hauswald
Board Members and Advisors
Clinc-Advisory Board Mark Kvamme
Mark Kvamme

Mark Kvamme is a venture capitalist at Drive Capital, which he founded with Chris Olsen in 2013. He currently sits on the board of FarmLogs, Roadtrippers, Gild, Funny or Die, Strongview Systems, and Mark Logic. He specializes in innovative technology, healthcare and consumer investments in the Midwest. Before Drive Capital, Kvamme was a partner at Sequoia Capital, the chairman and CEO of CKS Group, the director of international marketing at Wyse Technology, president and CEO of International Solutions and a founding member of Apple France. Kvamme has a BA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Clinc-Advisory Board Stuart Porter
Stuart Porter

Stuart Porter is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Denham Capital. Prior to founding Denham, Stuart was a founding partner at Sowood Capital Management LP, and the Vice President of Harvard Management Company. Stuart previously worked for Bacon Investments and J. Aron, a division of Goldman Sachs, during which, he worked on the Goldman Sachs Commodity Index desk. Stuart holds a BA from The University of Michigan and an MBA from The University of Chicago.
Clinc-Advisory Board Stuart Porter
Stuart Porter
Clinc-Advisory Board Josh Silverman
Josh Silverman

Josh Silverman is an entrepreneurial executive who has built and run some of the world's most loved global consumer technology companies. Most recently, Josh was the President of US Consumer Business for American Express. Previously, Josh was the CEO of Skype, during which he was voted first runner up for “CEO of the Year” in the 2010 TechCrunch awards. Prior to Skype, Josh served as CEO of Shopping.com, held senior executive roles at eBay and was Co-Founder and CEO of Evite. Josh holds a BA (Magna Cum Laude) in Public Policy from Brown University, and an MBA from Stanford, where he was class Co-President and an Arjay Miller Scholar.