Autonomic
Autonomic

Our Leadership

Our nimble, dynamic group is led by individuals who set out to solve the mobility challenges of tomorrow — today. This spirit resonates throughout Autonomic, in every employee, team, and office. We take pride in our software. But it is our people who truly embody the visionary mindset needed to create transformative change.

The Transportation Mobility Cloud improves people’s lives and creates better mobility experiences. Our leadership team embodies the visionary mindset of our product.

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Ken Johnston
CEO

Ken is an engineering and business leader with over 25 years of prior experience building data driven solutions at Microsoft. In addition to serving as CEO of Autonomic, Johnston leads the Ford Model e Data Platforms and Analytics team, where telemetry from the TMC enables Ford to build insights, create SaaS solutions, and enhance features that enrich the driver experience. He is excited about being the connection point between vehicle and cloud and the many possibilities that remain to be uncovered in the connected vehicle space.

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Julie Davies
COO and General Counsel

Julie has over a decade of experience advising public and private companies, venture capitalists, and corporate investors in matters arising during every stage of a company’s life cycle. Prior to Autonomic, she was a partner in the Palo Alto office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

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Manish Mishra
Chief Product Officer

Manish has spent his career defining, developing, and implementing products and strategy geared towards engineering and operating multi-cloud, multi-tenant, large-scale, and high-volume SaaS platforms and solutions. Prior to Autonomic, he led Cloud Engineering, SRE, DevOps, IoT Solutions, UX/UI, and Program Management at Aeris Communications. Most recently, his focus has been on the implementation of IoT-based solutions and the successful launches of connected vehicle platforms for several global OEMs.

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Leonora Teng
Head of Finance

Leonora is an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience. Prior to joining Autonomic, she worked with All Turtles, Clever, Evernote, Marklogic, PayPal, and KPMG. She loves building out finance functions in high-growth companies, including M&A activities and international tax structure. Her professional passions include learning about new technologies, and she enjoys supporting the leadership team in determining metrics to make decisions.

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Greg Haskins
Vice President of Engineering

As VP of Engineering in our Detroit office, Greg offers 12 years of software engineering experience in the software industry. Prior to Autonomic, his professional experiences include consulting with large and small companies in the Midwest, with roles ranging from coder and coach to senior leadership and executive consultant. At Autonomic, he gets to use modern technology to reignite innovation in a century-old automotive industry. He’s excited every day to work with a fantastic team of smart, caring colleagues.

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Amanda Lachapelle
Vice President of Human Resources

Prior to joining Autonomic in Palo Alto, Amanda was involved in the development of several companies during their early stages and remained integral until successful exits and/or acquisitions occurred. Her background in human resources includes experience with fast-growing companies and global, multinational organizations. She is passionate about creating and supporting human resources strategies in expanding tech environments.

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Dave Roach
Vice President of Field Operations

Dave brings over 35 years of industry experience to his role in Autonomic’s Detroit office. Prior to joining the Autonomic team, he worked alongside companies such as Pivotal Software, EMC, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems in various customer success, digital transformation, technology consulting, enterprise architecture, sales, and customer support roles. He is passionate about helping our customers transform their businesses and achieve their goals.

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Martyn Wiltshire
Vice President of Platform Operations

Martyn is a technology delivery and operations leader with 30 years of industry experience. He has worked at startups and mature companies alike, delivering customer-focused solutions to meet complex business and technology needs. Having worked internationally in the US, UK, Europe, and New Zealand, he is excited to work in an organization shaping the global connected vehicle ecosystem.

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Lisa Lu
Chief of Staff

As Chief of Staff, Lisa is the go-to person for our executive team. She touches every function within Autonomic and serves as both a trusted advisor and strategic brainstorming partner. Lisa facilitates communication between leaders and helps guide processes from inception to implementation.

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Shahab Ahmad Khan
Senior Director of Engineering

As Senior Director of Engineering, Shahab brings over 19 years of experience in software engineering and leadership across multiple industry domains. Prior to Autonomic, he led the design and development of Ford’s connected vehicle backend platform as Director of IoT at Cognizant. In other engagements, he improved the integration experience at Epic Systems and led the software development of major OEMs at Tata Consultancy Services. He is passionate about creating highly scalable and performant solutions that drive growth and improve customer experience.

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Paul Dorsey
Senior Director of Technical Program Management

Paul Dorsey is Senior Director of Technical Program Managers’ and Capacity Planning with over 25 years of experience managing Hyperscale infrastructures around the world. Prior to joining Autonomic, he led infrastructure planning teams at Apple, Google, Salesforce, and eBay. Paul is an avid sailor and enjoys racing with his team on the weekends. In addition to sailing, Paul is very passionate about the automotive industry and has owned over 35 cars. Paul grew up restoring classic cars with his father.

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Mel Zukowski
Senior Director of Engineering Programs

Prior to joining Autonomic, Mel played critical roles in the successful delivery of highly visible projects such as the Ford Connected Vehicle Programs, Ford to Autonomic Cloud migration, Tweddle Groups Technology Center Start Up, Cengage Learning’s highest-profile and investment products, GM/OnStar, GM’s launch of XM Satellite Radio, and the Sustain Organization start-up. Her 20+ years of experience has allowed her to lead teams that focus on delivery, goals, decisions, and insightful recommendations. She loves complex problems, working with talented teams, and building truly impactful solutions.

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Joe Chen
Director of Technical Program Management

Joe Chen is Director of Product with 11+ years of experience in software engineering and product management roles. He is passionate about IoT and can be found tinkering around with his connected home setup in his free time. Professionally, Joe takes pride in crafting efficient solutions to problems through a user experience and customer-first approach. He is excited for the opportunity to work with a global automaker, and the scale and impact that provides.

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Tyler D’Orazio
Director of Production Engineering

As Director of Production Engineering, Tyler brings 10 years of technical operations and software engineering leadership experience to Autonomic. After leading a team of support engineers in a self-service solutions company, Tyler joined Autonomic with a passion for leveraging technology to automate processes. He is interested in using artificial intelligence to solve complex problems such as the aggregation of data across multiple data points on the TMC to pinpoint precise customer issues. His passion for leadership and innovation is evident as he guides team members and customers through processes that improve product efficiency and effectiveness.

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Jason Gamet
Director of Customer Success

Jason has spent over 25 years building software, leading teams, and helping business partners succeed with technology. He has a unique skill for navigating the technical demands of software development and the needs of successful partnerships. He is a proponent of the Agile methodology and feels strongly that teams perform best when people feel safe and empowered. As Director of Customer Success, Jason is fully committed to helping customers identify technology or products that will help them achieve their goals.

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Pi Huang
Director of Product

Pi is a product management leader with over ten years of engineering experience in delivering SaaS, standalone software, and hardware products. Having previously been an educator and researcher, he brings a deep appreciation for team development and innovation to his role at Autonomic.

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Aimme Keener
Director of Engineering

Aimme brings 25 years of experience in software development to Autonomic after previous engagements with Cengage Learning, Flagstar Bank, Xede Consulting, Great Lakes Consulting, and EDS. She takes pride in having led the team that created all of Autonomic’s SDKs and the team that built Autonomic’s first open-source libraries. She is passionate about internal hackathons and their ability to inspire employee engagement through monumental ideas. Aimme is a frequent conference organizer and cares deeply about supporting the community. When she’s not building up team members or focusing on customer experience, she can be found introducing middle schoolers in rural areas of Michigan to software development.

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Josh Kwan
Director of Engineering

Josh has been in the tech industry for over 10 years as a software engineer and engineering manager. Before Autonomic, he spent time with Xtreme Labs, where he established architecture and coding styles for iOS applications with millions of users. Josh remained with the Xtreme Labs team as a Senior Software Engineer and Engineering Manager after the company was acquired by Pivotal Labs. He is a rock climber in his free time, but his latest adventure is fatherhood.

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Shailendra Nema
Director of Product

Shail is a passionate product leader with over 15 years of product experience. He has spent the last decade building connected solutions and platforms for GM, Hyundai and Toyota and is excited to continue working at the cutting edge of mobility innovation at Autonomic. He believes connected technology can provide insights that will make a difference in all areas of the automotive industry as well as lead to a brighter, cleaner future for us all.

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Srinivas Rajagopalan
Director of Technical Program Management

Srinivas brings 30 years of experience in the software industry to his role as Director of Technical Product Management at Autonomic. His career has spanned the areas of engineering, professional services, product management, and technical program management. He is continually excited by the prospect of learning and leveraging the latest technologies to solve business problems. He is passionate about driving technical programs that bring value to customer in the most cost effective way.

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Karthi Sadasivan
Director of Engineering

Karthi brings extensive experience leading organizations in distributed systems, cloud engineering, DevOps, security, and production engineering with previous director positions at Happiest Minds Technologies, DocuSign, and Aeris Communications. Karthi is keenly interested in helping organizations scale during the growth phase. She has repeatedly built collaborative, global teams across Asia, Latin America, and multiple locations in North America. She is devoted to a company-wide sense of belonging through workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Alpa Shah
Director of Engineering

Alpa’s 20+ years in enterprise software have yielded expertise in cloud-native applications and multi-tenant, large-scale SaaS platforms. Her experience with IoT and connected vehicles in multiple regions led her to Autonomic’s engineering team. She enjoys building her knowledge of cloud services, distributed systems, data engineering, microservices, and operational excellence. Her mission is to always make tomorrow better than today through a passion for technology and inclusive teams.

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Aamir Siddiqui
Director of Quality Assurance

Aamir is a software engineering leader with 17 years of experience working for high growth, cloud-native SaaS enterprises. He has held leadership roles at Salesforce, Servicenow, and Oracle and has acted as tech lead for multiple teams at AT&T, Microsoft, and Gates Foundation. He enjoys building highly productive, global engineering teams and encourages his teams to adopt a growth mindset.

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Moses Sison
Director of Recruiting

Moses has spent over 15 years helping people find their next adventure where they can grow professionally and personally. He aims to create an empathetic and respectful candidate experience at Autonomic, using data to drive process improvements and better outcomes. Outside of talent acquisition, he enjoys spending time with his family and taking headshots for local small businesses.

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George Tuma
Director of IT Operations

As Vice President of Engineering Operations, George’s 20 years of experience with early-stage technology companies inspires Autonomic’s growth. Prior to joining Autonomic, he worked at Pivotal Software and helped create a world-class resource for organizations looking to build apps, modernize apps, accelerate platform development, and become more educated about IT modernization, particularly in cloud-native and modern app environments. From electric vehicles to self-driving cars, he believes that Ford and Autonomic are changing the world for the better. Outside of the office, he loves dogs and anything with a motor.

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