Chief Executive Officer
Jim Dries founded and serves as the CEO for piLYTIX. Jim's career began as an investment banker at BofA Merrill Lynch (formerly Banc of America Securities), working on more than $8 billion in equity, debt and M&A capital raising. After leaving Wall Street, Jim led sales, marketing and product management teams both at the Corporate Executive Board and Clubessential.
Jim has a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Chief Operating Officer
Kate Ivers serves as COO for piLYTIX. Kate's career has spanned law, operations and data security. She began her career as an attorney in the Intellectual Property group at Wildman, Harrold, Allen and Dixon. Recently, she served as the SVP of Operations and General Counsel for Clubessential where she oversaw product implementation, client services, human resources, legal and accounting.
Kate has a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Loyola University (Magna Cum Laude).
Hendrik Kits van Heyningen
Chief Technology Officer
Hendrik Kits van Heyningen serves as CTO for piLYTIX. His career began at KVH Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: KVHI) working on R&D for inertial navigation systems. Recently, he worked at Analytics Operations Engineering, Inc. (now a subsidiary of McKinsey & Company) and took leadership of the team that developed the original piLYTIX models.
An accomplished musician, Hendrik has performed as a pianist at Carnegie Hall, and he served as Music Director for the Yale Davenport Pops Orchestra.
Hendrik has a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from Yale University (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa).
Lawrence Coleman began his career programming cloud software for IBM and Dell. He then focused on software startups where he developed real-time systems for toll roads, applications for a social media security company, and served as a lead engineer at a restaurant application company.
He currently volunteers his time with ATX Hack for Change focusing on civic computing work. As an accomplished swing dancer, Lawrence has volunteered his time to administer and chair the largest swing event in Austin.
Lawrence graduated from the Engineering Honors College at University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering.