Srdjan is a pragmatic technical leader and entrepreneur with business acumen and customer empathy. He has led eng and data science teams from single digits to 100+, distributed across multiple continents. He believes in empowering teams and is passionate about coaching and mentoring.
Srdjan’s passion for innovation, problem solving and helping customers has shaped his career path. He transitioned from academia to applied research to industry, driven by a desire to solve real problems and turn innovative ideas into successful products and services leveraging the latest technologies. He has done it as a hands-on contributor and a senior executive in companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500. His leadership roles include Cognomotiv (blending AI and edge computing), Rocket Fuel / Sizmek (VPE leading core platform and eng teams creating big data solutions handling petabytes of data and low-latency, highly responsive systems processing 200+ billion requests per day); MetricStream (VP with broad portfolio responsibilities spanning product management, development and delivery, professional services, and partner enablement); Baynote (led engineering and R&D creating big data platform and personalization as a service), Intuit (Chief Architect at TurboTax division), Acusis (driving innovation in healthcare documentation solutions using machine learning). Srdjan co-founded Rabit Solutions, a mobile healthcare startup, and has been actively advising and mentoring startups.
Srdjan's broad technical expertise include AI/machine learning (spanning both semantic and data-driven techniques), big data, software architectures and human factors. He carries a distinction of being a Fulbright Scholar with a Doctorate in Computer Science, AI and human factors, with a number of publications and patents.