AI that transforms how employers manage and retain the digital workforce.

We solve the enterprise's biggest challenges in employee experience, IT security and software engagement.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Socrates.AI prides itself not only on award-winning technology, but also on the talent of its people. The company is thriving under the guidance and leadership of some of the brightest minds and most experienced executives in business.

  • 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.

  • TJ Fjelseth, SPHR
    Chief Human Resources Officer and Head of Customer Success

    TJ’s career in human resources, organizational development, and customer success spans a wide variety of industries in settings across North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Socrates, his journey of leadership roles included: FedEx, Nissan, Blue Cross Blue Shield, MedSolutions, and Equian. His background includes innovation in talent management technologies and selection as Tennessee-SHRM HR Executive of the Year in 2015.

  • Jeremy Bauer
    Chief Information Officer

    Jeremy is a proven Forward-thinking IT leader with a record of building world class technical, security and operating programs, platforms and processes that drive revenue and productivity. He is an experienced key player on executive teams providing strategic technology direction and efficient implementations to grow companies from start-up through IPO. Skilled at instituting IT and security best practices to solve complex business challenges and building and leading high-performance teams supporting many frameworks.

  • Ben Yip
    Chief Software Architect

    Ben brings 15+ years of experience in delivering enterprise applications. Ben was one of the founding engineers at SuccessFactors and held various leadership roles. He also held senior management position in engineering responsible for customer enablement/success and Dev/Ops for enterprise collaboration products in SAP.

  • Sixto Bernal
    Chief Security 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.


  • Brian Ascher
    Partner, Venrock

    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.

  • Scott Beechuk
    Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

    Scott Beechuk brings over 20 years of deep product management, engineering and SaaS expertise to his role as a partner on Norwest’s enterprise team. He most recently served as senior vice president of product management for Salesforce Service Cloud, the leader of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant eight years in a row and #1 enterprise customer service platform. Service Cloud delivers $2.3 billion in annual revenue with over 1.5 million daily users and continues to grow at 28% per year. While at Salesforce, he also served as head of engineering, product, UX, and documentation for As Salesforce’s primary SMB customer support product, serves startups such as Asana, Hotel Tonight and Munchery.

    Before joining Salesforce, Scott cut his entrepreneurial teeth building multiple consumer and enterprise software companies, including a multi-brand e-commerce service with an integrated multi-channel customer service platform, an enterprise privacy middleware platform and consumer metasearch engine. Scott has served as an advisor and angel investor to several start-ups and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.

    Scott holds seven U.S. patents. He earned a bachelor of science from the University of Michigan’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.


  • Christopher Lochhead

    The Marketing Journal calls him “One The Best Minds in Marketing,” Fast Company calls him a “Human Exclamation Point,” and The Economist calls him “off-putting to some.”

    Lochhead hosts the critically acclaimed Legends & Losers Podcast and is co-author of Harper Collins’ “instant classic,” Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets.

    Lochhead was a Silicon Valley public company CMO three times (Mercury Interactive, Scient, Vantive), an entrepreneur, an advisor to over 50 technology startups and is considered a “Godfather of category design”. Today he’s retired living happily ever after in Santa Cruz, California.

  • Brian J. Marcotte
    President and CEO, National Business Group on Health

    Brian is president and CEO of the National Business Group on Health, the nation’s only non-profit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers’ perspective on national health policy issues and keeping employers on the leading edge of thought, innovation and action to address health care cost and the delivery, financing, affordability and consumer experience with the health care system. The Business Group leads initiatives to address the most relevant health care issues facing employers today and enables human resource and benefit leaders to learn, share and leverage best practices to optimize business performance through health improvement and health care management. Business Group members, which include 75 Fortune 100 companies and over 420 companies in total, provide health coverage for more than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families.

    Previously Brian was vice president of compensation and benefits at Honeywell International where he was responsible for the strategy, design and implementation of global total rewards, executive compensation and the HR mergers and acquisitions process.

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