Rupal is an internationally renowned speech scientist turned entrepreneur, bringing decades of clinical, academic, and fundraising experience to VocaliD. Named a Voice Visionary in 2019 by Voicebot and listed amongst the 50 most creative in business by FastCompany, Rupal is a sought-after public speaker on the future of voice AI. Her work has been featured on TED, NPR, BBC, Wall Street Journal, and more. Rupal holds two patents, a degree in Psychology from the University of Calgary, a Masters and Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto, with post-doctoral studies in speech acoustics at MIT.
Markus heads VocaliD's R&D efforts. He is a leading expert in parametric speech synthesis while also being a proficient software developer with extensive knowledge in machine learning, neural modeling, and performance optimization. He received his undergraduate from Vienna University of Technology, his Masters in Medical Informatics from the Medical University of Vienna, and his Ph.D. with distinction in Speech Synthesis from Vienna University of Technology
Chris brings a decade of experience to his role as Head of Engineering at VocaliD. Prior to VocaliD, Chris was Chief Technology Officer at Edmit. His extensive experience at established Boston tech companies — HubSpot, Localytics, and InsightSquared, makes him a great fit with the VocaliD team. A graduate of Northeastern University's Khoury College of Computer Sciences, Chris helped establish and is the founding donor of Khoury College's Jelly Incubation Fund.
Michele brings 20 years of marketing and business development experience in both early and late stage technology startups, consumer goods, food & beverage, as well as agency-specific expertise focused on content, influencer engagement, SEO strategy, and lead generation. Prior to her marketing career, Michele was a commercial photographer in Denver and NYC who worked with clients such as Cirque du Soleil and Women’s International Maternity Aide.
Deanna is a developer with a passion for languages, both programming and natural. At VocaliD, she combines experience with linguistics and computer science to enhance AI voices. Deanna earned her undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Logic from Carnegie Mellon University with a minor in Language Technologies. After working as a software engineer at the startup Woobo, she received her Masters in Computational Linguistics from Brandeis University.
Teo is a full stack web developer, DevOps engineer, and designer passionate about building new products and services from the ground up. Prior to his current role as front end developer for VocaliD, he worked at several tech startups in the Boston area. As a combined Computer Science and Design major at Northeastern University, Teo worked on various personal projects ranging from an editor with intelligent, creative coding suggestions to a visual programming language.
Johnny brings his lifelong passion of sound-based storytelling to his role as Audio Engineer at VocaliD. His background in digital signal processing, audio engineering, and sound design provides a unique bridge across our research and engineering teams. Johnny's ability to develop audio manipulation algorithms and FX plug-ins to create evocative and pleasing sound experiences brings VocaliD's digital voices to life in post-production. Johnny is a graduate of Colorado Mesa University and Berklee College of Music.
Amanda is an aspiring speech-language clinician whose passion for the field brought her to VocaliD. As a cross-team operations specialist, she assists with voice building and blending and customer support. She has an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Central Michigan University.