The Team Behind
the Natural Experience Layer

Socrates AI brings deep expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing and Human Resources Applications to solve the enterprise's biggest challenges in employee experience, IT security and software engagement.


Randy Womack

Chief Executive Officer
Randy has dedicated his career to bringing groundbreaking applications to enterprise human resources and benefits organizations. He has served as CEO at Aasonn, COO at Castlight Health, CIO at SuccessFactors and Digital River, and a Fast Forward Partner at Greylock Partners. Randy helped take three of these early stage companies to the public markets. He has also held positions at Oracle, Xerox and Dell.

Melissa Swisher

Chief Revenue Officer
Melissa brings decades of experience scaling enterprise software sales organizations. She has consistently delivered triple digit growth performance. Most recently, Melissa was Global VP of Sales and Marketing at Aasonn. Prior to Aasonn, Melissa was a VP of Sales at Castlight Health where she helped the company towards its IPO. Before Castlight, Melissa was a Vice President for SuccessFactors , where Melissa contributed to the company's IPO. Prior to SuccessFactors, Melissa held various leadership roles at ADP

Behrouz Arbab

Chief Technology Officer
Behrouz has enjoyed a distinguished career delivering enterprise technology and large-scale consumer products. The founder of GlareText, he has served as CTO at Veracity, Cranite Systems, and Egreetings Network, Chief Scientist at Tumbleweed Communications, and Senior VP of Engineering at Semio, in addition to holding product director positions at Cisco Systems and Oracle. Behrouz led three of his early-stage companies to public offerings and acquisitions.

Sixto Bernal

Chief Security & Information Officer
Sixto has specialized in enterprise security and privacy at many of the top companies in Silicon Valley technology. He has held executive roles in IT Operations at Marketo, GoodData, Anaplan, and SuccessFactors. Sixto was an early developer of what eventually became ISO27018, and has pioneered integrating Security & Privacy into the areas of Sales, Implementation, and Customer Success. He holds certifications in CISM, CISA, CRISC, CISSP, CIPP, and others.

Lead Investor

  • Brian Ascher

    Partner, Venrock
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Brian Ascher joined Venrock in 1998 as a Kauffman Fellow and is currently a Partner based in Venrock’s Palo Alto office. Brian invests broadly across enterprise and consumer markets and currently serves on the Board of Directors of several companies, including Socrates AI, 6Sense, Luxe, Beckon, SmartBiz Loans, Inrix, Personal Capital and Dynamic Signal. Brian has been named to the Forbes Midas List multiple times, for the VCs who have backed the most profitable winners in the last four years.

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