Turbine Labs Executive Team

 
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Leigh Fatzinger

FOUNDER and CEO

Leigh oversees overall strategy, marketing, and product vision at Turbine Labs. He founded the company in 2014 to address a simple yet widespread issue among senior level decision makers and teams: accessing accurate information is too difficult. Leigh is a serial entrepreneur in the big data and social media space, having previously founded Prosodic, a predictive analytics firm, and Nology Media, a social media management firm. He serves on the board of trustees of the John Austin Cheley Foundation.

 
 
 
 
 

Tom Teynor

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Tom oversees all operational and administrative functions of Turbine Labs. Prior to joining Turbine Labs, Tom served in C-level executive functions at three start-ups, including Ascent360, a SaaS-based martech firm, Alysis Technologies, a SaaS-based fintech firm, and Coolerado, a cleantech manufacturing company. He also serves on the board of Clean Energy Credit Union and as an instructor for the Energy i-Corps program. Tom received his BA and MBA from University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.

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Pawan Lakshmanan

VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING

Pawan leads Turbine Labs’ product development team, including the engineering, Natural Language Processing, and machine learning functions. Prior to joining Turbine Labs, Pawan was Senior Software Architect at IBM Watson and Director of Engineering at AlchemyAPI (acquired by IBM). Pawan earned is BE in Electrical Engineering from PSG College of Technology in Coimbatore, India, and his MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

 
 
 
 
 

Erica Schecher

EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE DIRECTOR

 

Erica oversees employee experience at Turbine Labs, including human resources, recruiting, as well as employee development and wellness. She previously managed community and educational affairs for FIDM, as well as spent nearly a decade as an entrepreneur in the beauty industry. She received her BA in Organizational Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and her MS in Corporate Communications from University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.

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