At Retina, our mission is to help you connect the dots.
We empower businesses to maximize customer-level profitability. Connect customer-level insights to action plans, personas, marketing strategies, churn dates, and more.
Retina is a venture-backed startup located in Santa Monica, California. We can help you connect the dots to maximize customer lifetime value. Move beyond historical metrics and employ our cutting edge models for accurate and actionable insights.
Five core values inspire our work.
As your customer intelligence partner, we’re your invisible ally during executive presentations, board meetings, and strategy discussions. Add value with our predictive customer-level metrics and our expertise supporting your plans.
With customer data, trust is paramount. We adhere to strict data guidelines and never share, sell, or distribute your data, ever. Plus, we tailor our solutions to your unique business goals so you can rely on the results.
The problem of accurately predicting customer lifetime value is one many businesses overlook. When you partner with Retina, you’ll have access to precise customer predictions, so you can surpass your competition.
At the heart of our CLV models is a deep understanding of customer behavior. Our strategy consultants partner with you to optimize every point in the customer journey. With pinpoint accuracy and extensive industry experience, you can act on our insights with confidence.
When you collaborate with Retina, you can trust our precise insights and strategic plans. Above all, know that we’ll get the job done. Whether it takes courage, common sense, or sheer force of will, we never give up. A true partner, Retina delivers the impact you’ve been looking for.
Meet our team
Co-Founder & President
Growing up next to Johnson Space Center, Michael was preordained to pursue science. After earning a physics degree, he became UCLA’s director of innovation and launched ScaleFunder, where he encountered the difficulties of scaling data science. Michael co-founded Retina to help others harness the power of data. In his free time, he jumps out of planes and scuba dives with sharks. Don’t tell his mother.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Emad loves all things tech. He currently wears several leadership hats at Retina across the operations, product, and data science teams. Prior to joining Retina, Emad built and ran analytics teams at Facebook and PayPal. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, as well as playing pickup beach volleyball in Santa Monica.
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Brad loves knowledge and the modern application of it: technology. With a degree in Physics from MIT, Brad is on his fourth journey leading a startup tech team. His background in digital marketing technology, big data, and web/cloud technologies empower the Retina engine. He enjoys volunteering, sharing knowledge, and learning new things. He is an active practitioner of Buddhism.
VP of Data Science
At Retina, Corinne crafts data science to understand, predict and optimize customer value. She earned a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Stanford University, where she
used convex optimization and machine learning to address messy data. Before joining Retina, Corinne worked as a research scientist and engineer at Leanplum, a mobile marketing company in San Francisco. In her free time she plays beach volleyball, hikes with her dog and plays poker.
Madeleine serves as an advisor to Retina. She is an expert in using machine learning for large-scale data analysis, and currently works at Cornell University as an assistant professor of operations research and information engineering. Madeleine received a PhD in computational and mathematical engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and physics from Yale University.
Sr Data Scientist
As a data scientist at Retina, Adam spends his time analyzing client data, as well as helping his coworkers understand Millennials. He was previously a researcher at the Center for Vision, Cognition, Learning, and Autonomy and MontiLab at UCLA, where he developed a deep love of computational cognition. In his free time, he enjoys surfing, Hackathon-ing, and thrifting.
Sr DataOps Engineer
Mo is a data geek with a broad technical skillset and strong business acumen. At Retina, he develops software that transforms statistical models into robust data products, utilizing DataOps principles. Before automating data processes, Mo was automating biotech manufacturing lines and offshore oil production systems. His hobbies include, squash, volleyball and soccer.
Siyang seeks to leverage data to empower businesses and people. At Retina, he wrangles data and wields machine learning to inflict tangible business impacts. Siyang received his Masters in Business Analytics from UCLA Anderson, where he developed a curiosity for customer behavior. In his spare time he enjoys digital painting, making music, and experiencing public transportation in various cities.
At Retina, Caroline leads brand positioning, marketing and content strategy, cross-channel campaigns, social and digital reach, and more. Previously, she managed digital marketing at Morningstar and led event marketing at a clean energy consulting firm. Caroline earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In her free time, she enjoys running, biking, hiking, yoga, and baking cookies.
As a Client Partner, Liz is committed to delighting Retina’s customers. She is a passionate problem solver who takes great pleasure in finding new ways to drive business value. Liz’s multi-faceted background in product management, consulting, and strategy helps her relate to clients and communicate data science insights to technical and non-technical stakeholders. On weekends, you can find Liz ghost writing for a technology blog, at a Stanford alumni event, or working up a sweat on one of LA’s fantastic hikes!
At Retina, Taylor is committed to building and sharing a world class company culture, complete with team outings, book clubs, and plenty of snacks. She also holds the role of executive assistant to Retina’s co-founders. Taylor is currently studying environmental science and loves all things geology; she hopes to travel the world and visit active sites. In her free time, she’s passionate about volunteering for charitable causes, including animal rescue and autism advocacy.