Jason Brenier

Vice President of Strategy

About

Jason Brenier is our Vice President of Strategy and a member of the Georgian Impact team. He leads the development of our conversational business investment thesis and works closely with our portfolio companies to integrate natural language processing, machine learning and artificial intelligence into messaging products and conversational interfaces. Jason also supports our investment lifecycle and due diligence processes, and assists with the design and development of internal applications of our thesis areas.

Experience

Jason has more than 15 years of experience applying advanced analytics, computational linguistics and machine learning to business problems in the financial services, pharmaceutical and legal domains. Prior to joining Georgian Partners, he held business analytics and technology leadership positions in management consulting and enterprise software. Throughout his career, Jason has served as CTO at an early stage machine learning startup, led Ernst & Young’s forensic data science team, and held advisory positions with a number of artificial intelligence and analytics companies.

Education

Jason holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where his research focused on computational linguistics and speech and language processing systems. He was a visiting researcher at Stanford University and a member of the Stanford Natural Language Processing Group.

Did you know?

Jason is a flamenco aficionado and enjoys playing the guitar and running. He loves studying foreign languages and speaks Spanish and Russian.

Contact Jason

(416) 868-9696

Areas of Expertise

Conversational Business

Linguistics

Speech & Language Processing

Machine Learning

Companies

Aera

Thousands of users worldwide rely on the Aera supply chain intelligence cloud as the trusted source for getting actionable knowledge about their supply chain. Aera provides an advanced big data platform, embedded data science that puts advanced analytics in the hands of business users, and pre-built supply chain models specific to the supply chain that accelerate time to insights.

Team: Tyson Baber, Jason Brenier, Liliana Panic, Emily Walsh

Cority

Cority leverages its cutting-edge SaaS-based technology and broad environmental, health and safety (EHS) product suite to partner with organizations around the world to effect meaningful change in the way environmental, health, and safety is managed. Cority stands by its customers as they attain performance goals, reduce EHS risks, enhance corporate productivity, and create a healthier workforce.

Team: Jason Brenier, Steve Leightell, Madalin Mihailescu, Jane Podbelskaya, Michael Robinson, Parinaz Sobhani, Ben Wilde

Glooko

More than one million people trust Glooko to help manage their diabetes. Glooko’s FDA-cleared, HIPAA-compliant platform supports more than 6,000 providers in 27 countries and helps improve health outcomes using innovations in data analytics and artificial intelligence.

Team: Jason Brenier, Nick Chen, Simon Chong, Liliana Panic, Emily Walsh, Margaret Wu

Integrate.ai

Integrate.ai’s mission is to build a future in which AI enriches people’s lives while creating better, more valuable businesses. To do this, the company is building an AI powered platform for B2C enterprises that integrates with business processes to make customer interactions more natural and valuable. Founded by Steve Irvine, former Facebook executive, Integrate.ai is proud to be based in Toronto, Canada at the center of an exciting AI ecosystem.

Team: Jason Brenier, Hershel Harris, Justin Lafayette, Madalin Mihailescu, Michael Robinson, Parinaz Sobhani, Emily Walsh, Ben Wilde, Ji Chao Zhang

Kinnser

Kinnser Software provides web-based solutions that deliver clinical and business results for the home health, hospice and private duty industries. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Kinnser serves more than 2,100 home health agencies, therapy companies, hospices, and private duty care providers nationwide.

Team: Jason Brenier, Hershel Harris, Justin LaFayette, Jon Prial, Michael Robinson, Ben Wilde

Kinnser Software was acquired by Mediware Information Systems in May 2017.

Opcity

Opcity is modernizing the real estate industry by matching top agents with qualified home buyers and sellers in real-time. Using large proprietary data sets and applied analytics, Opcity’s unique technology and matching algorithm turn online inquiries into transactions, drive increases in conversion by three to five times the industry average, and give brokers centralized insights into agents’ pipelines for the first time.

Team: Tyson Baber, Jason Brenier, Michael Robinson, Emily Walsh

PrecisionLender

PrecisionLender is modernizing commercial banking. Its sales and negotiation solution empowers bankers with actionable, in-the-moment insights and coaching, so they win better deals and build strong, more profitable relationships. Andi®, PrecisionLender's virtual insights analyst, augments banker strengths and intelligence with the latest technology and data, delivering the best recommendations at exactly the right time. More than 12,000+ bankers at 200+ banks – ranging from $1B to $1T in assets – use the solution.

Team: Tyson Baber, Jason Brenier, Hershel Harris, Justin LaFayette, Emily Walsh

RiskIQ

RiskIQ is a cybersecurity company that helps organizations discover and protect their external-facing known, unknown and third-party web, mobile and social assets. The company’s external threat management platform combines a worldwide proxy and sensor network with synthetic clients that emulate users to monitor, detect, and take actions against threats.

Team: Jason Brenier, Nick Chen, Steve Leightell, Liliana Panic

Turnitin

Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student learning. The company’s cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. One of the most widely distributed educational applications in the world, Turnitin is used by more than 10,000 institutions in 135 countries to manage the submission, tracking and evaluation of student work online.

Team: Jason Brenier, Justin LaFayette, Michael Robinson

WorkFusion

WorkFusion is committed to powering the digital transformation of work. We offer software products that let enterprise leaders digitize their operation, exponentially increasing productivity and improving service delivery. WorkFusion’s engineers, data scientists, designers, and customer teams are bound by a single purpose: to deliver enterprise-grade, AI-powered products purpose-built for operations professionals.

Team: Jason Brenier, Justin LaFayette, Parinaz Sobhani, Emily Walsh, Ji Chao Zhang