Leadership Team — Panjiva

Leadership Team

Josh Green

Co-Founder & CEO

In 2005, Josh experienced the difficulty of finding objective information on overseas suppliers and, realizing this was a common pain point, worked with M.I.T. computer scientist James Psota to launch Panjiva. Today, Panjiva tracks the activities of millions of companies engaged in global trade and delivers intelligence about these companies to over 3,000 clients across sourcing, logistics, finance, and government. Josh is a noted analyst of global economic trends, and has also been widely cited in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and The New York Times. He is a veteran of The Boston Consulting Group and holds masters degrees from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar.

James Psota

Co-Founder & CTO

James is responsible for product, engineering, and data science at Panjiva. Jim is a longtime researcher in computer science and artificial intelligence — his experience includes work at Intel Research on artificial intelligence and computer architecture design, machine learning research at Caltech, doctoral research at MIT in large-scale parallel computer systems, and publication in the field. He has spoken about artificial intelligence, open data, and entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, MIT Startup Bootcamp, and the White House Open Data Roundtable. James holds a B.S., summa cum laude, in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University, and a Masters in Computer Science from MIT.

Lauren Gearhart

General Manager

Lauren leads Panjiva's enterprise sales efforts and manages the sales department. She joined Panjiva in early 2009 as the first sales person, and has played a significant role in shaping the company's sales and product strategy. Lauren is a graduate of Indiana University.

Case Dorkey

Director of Business Development

Case leads collaboration with Panjiva's diverse array of data providers, ensuring stable and high quality trade data from around the globe. Case's business development work with Panjiva has included discussions with President Bush's Working Group on Import Safety and Homeland Security's targeting specialists, offering insight on using data to target limited inspection resources at areas of greatest risk. Case holds an AB from Dartmouth College.

Timothy Garnett

Lead Engineer/Technical Director

Tim is Panjiva's Lead Engineer and Technical Director, responsible for developing many of the core features of Panjiva's product. Previously, Tim was a co-founder of Determina, Inc., a security software company in the host intrusion prevention space funded by Bessemer, Mayfield, and US Venture Partners. After Determina was acquired by VMware in 2007, Tim worked on the technical staff of the VMSafe project. Tim holds a BS and MEng in Computer Science from MIT.

Nicole Smith

Director of Operations

Nicole is responsible for Panjiva's day-to-day operations, driving efficiency to support organizational scaling. Nicole holds a BS in DMIS and Marketing from George Mason University.