About Personify

Based in Chicago, with a presence in San Francisco and Vietnam, Personify uses the most advanced technologies in computer vision to develop fresh and immersive video experiences. These experiences facilitate real and meaningful connections with everyone, everywhere.

Personify, Personified

We innovate. We ideate. We collaborate. We drink a lot of coffee. Say hello to our leadership team.

Sanjay Patel

Ph.D, CEO & Co-Founder


As CEO and co-founder of Personify, Sanjay has grown the company from 5 people at the University of Illinois to a global team of more than 30 technologists and innovators, with dozens of partnerships and relationships with companies like Intel, SAP, and Lenovo. In another life, Sanjay would be running his own ramen noodle food truck.

David Dahlberg

VP of Sales & Marketing


Dave brings multi-industry expertise and perspective to the Personify team. Dave got his start as a bellhop at the Mayflower hotel in Plymouth, MI. He went on to work in marketing, sales and consulting at some of the largest and most innovative tech, banking and retail firms in the country. Outside of Personify, Dave enjoys spending time with his family and two dogs, while living vicariously through his two daughters for athletic indulgence.

Sumant Kowshik

Ph.D, VP of Product Development


Sumant drives Personify's innovation at the product level. Sumant's background includes efforts at both startups and Fortune 500 companies. Outside of Personify, Sumant is the very model of a modern Major-General. He has information vegetable, animal and mineral.

Jim Kosmach

Ph.D, VP of Engineering


Jim leads Personify's world-class engineering team and his research has led to 6 issued patents and 4 patent applications. Jim uses phrases like "vector-enhanced processing algorithms", "cryptographic protection", and "macroblock encoding" like most people use "peanut butter and jelly" or "hot air balloon". Outside the world of code, Jim was once considered a world class Rubik’s cubist and enjoys hiking and camping with his family.

Kira Karapetian

Vice President of Marketing


Kira leads Personify’s marketing efforts, focusing on branding, integrated marketing, social media and user experience. Hailing from Northern Michigan, Kira prefers to unwind in her natural habitat - hiking, kayaking, biking and searching for that elusive piece of blue beach glass.

Rishi Kumar

Director of Business Development


Rishi works to create and manage Personify's partnerships to better serve our customers. Along with holding several roles in software engineering, product and business development, he was once a cast member of a reality based treasure hunt show shot on the island of Mauritius, which fortunately for him (unfortunately for everyone else) never aired.


Personify has attracted a world-class group of individuals to our team, who are rapidly changing the landscape of online video communication. Using the latest sensing devices, advanced algorithms, and new computing power, we are radically expanding what is possible with video technology.

Our work environment is fun, casual and designed for rapid growth and innovation. Our team is passionate, innovative, team-oriented and coffee savvy. If this sounds like you, we can't wait to hear from you!