Ari Gross
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Dr. Gross has been very active in the research and development of new methods and technologies in the areas of computer vision, imaging, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and real-time computing. Over the last two decades, he has published more than 40 papers and been awarded several patents in areas related to imaging, machine learning, and document automation. Dr. Gross managed his previous company from its initial focus on image compression and OCR to its shift over the last several years toward business process automation. After a successful exit, Dr. Gross launched SoftWorks AI to address the needs of the explosive knowledge worker automation market. Dr. Gross received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in computer science from Columbia University.

Alison Wasserman
Chief Financial Officer & Co-Founder

Alison Wasserman is responsible for all of the company’s financial functions, including accounting and corporate finance.  In addition to finance, she oversees and manages all human resources and facilities operations. Prior to founding SoftWorks, Alison was a founder and financial officer at CVISION Technologies, a leader in image compression and OCR technology. She holds an MBA from Sy Syms School of Business.

Thomas Wuensch
Chief Operating Officer

Thomas is responsible for all global business development functions and operational excellence, including sales and corporate partnerships. Prior to Softworks AI, Thomas was Managing Director at Paragon and Director at Actiance, and has over 10 years of experience in information management, operational efficiency, and data governance

Stephen Epstein
Chief Marketing Officer

Stephen is responsible for the firm’s marketing strategy and related functions, including branding, positioning, product marketing, in addition to demand and lead generation. Over the past 20 years Stephen has held marketing and product leadership positions in many successful financial technology companies, and brings extensive knowledge of the financial services industry through his time at leading global banking organizations.


Mark Finkel
Chief Strategy Officer

Over a period of the past twenty-five years, Mark has worked with high-growth technology companies in Silicon Valley, the East Coast and Israel, resulting in four IPO’s and a number of M&A exits. Mark’s strengths are in strategic orientation as well as scalable, cost-effective operational execution. He brings his energy to rally the team around Company goals and to coordinate cross-functional planning and sequencing of operational investments. Mark believes that customer success makes company success. Mark thrives in a challenging environment and in working with a team of highly motivated and smart individuals. Mark has been a member of SoftworksAI’s Board of Directors since 2019/ Mark is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University.

Brian Dempster
Chief Technology Officer

Brian is responsible for the company’s engineering, infrastructure and support functions as well as the key cross-functional delivery of SWAI’s software portfolio. Reporting into the CEO he owns the technical resource plan and maintains the technical strategy and engineering roadmaps. Prior to his role as CTO at SoftWorksAI, Brian was the SVP of Engineering and Infrastructure at TrackForce Valiant, responsible for leading the engineering and IT staff both onshore and offshore. Brian has over 35 years of extensive experience in engineering, support, presales and product management.

Bob Noble
Senior Vice President of Product Solutions and Innovation

Bob is primarily responsible for the direction and product roadmap of SoftWorks AI’s mortgage solutions. Bob has over 30 years of providing Fortune 250 Financial Services and Mortgage Companies with state-of-the-art technology. Bob is passionate about artificial intelligence, process improvement, and automation and holds several patents in these areas. Bob has a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from Stockton University, a MS in Mathematics from Stanford University, and a MS in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Navdeep Tinna
Senior Vice President of Product Research

Navdeep is responsible for research at SoftWorks AI. Navdeep and his team have developed purpose-built intelligent capture and automation solutions that are being used in domains such as invoice, mortgage, and tax processing. Through his efforts, SoftWorks AI has significantly improved the business efficiency of many Fortune 500 companies using AI and machine learning technologies. He holds a Masters’ degree in computer science from Columbia University with a focus on computer graphics and computer vision.

Matt Conrad
Vice President of Product Solutions

Matt helps develop the product development and strategy to align the technology strategies with Softworks AI’s business segments. During the past 30 years, Matt has worked in many areas of the mortgage industry with extensive experience in underwriting, third party integrations and technical project execution. He will use this knowledge to create new products, produce new features for current products and assist in customer specific solutions. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Paras Rana
Director of Technical Support

Paras is responsible for customer excellence and leads the IT/Product support and QA departments. He ensures that all targeted technical customer service and performance standards are achieved or exceeded. His team is focused on delivering a world-class customer experience.

Jon Kastner
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Jon is responsible for overseeing and implementing strategic initiatives across the executive functions at SoftWorks. After studying math & computer science and starting his career in finance, Jon joined SoftWorks to work closely with Ari and the rest of the C-Suite in setting strategy and implementing growth initiatives, most notably the growth equity raise of summer 2021.

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