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The RapportBoost.AI Team


Tony • Medrano

CEO and Co-founder of RapportBoost.AI

Tony Medrano is the CEO and Co-founder of RapportBoost.AI.

Tony started his career as a technology entrepreneur out of his Stanford University dorm as co-founder and President of DoDots, the first desktop-to-mobile app platform. He built the company to 100+ employees, raised $25M in venture capital and managed all company operations, personnel and deals.

He was most recently CEO of Boopsie, a mobile Platform-as-a-Service company that he grew for 4 years and successfully sold to a strategic partner in 2015. Tony has also served as Vice President of Sales / Business Development at Reply! and SmartDrive Systems.

Tony has dedicated his career in technology to leading sales teams and understands the need for automation tools that help sales reps increase efficiency, close more business and increase margins.

Tony received his MBA and JD from Stanford, M.A. from Columbia and B.A. from Harvard.


Dr. Michael • Housman

Chief Data Scientist and Co-founder of RapportBoost.AI

Dr. Michael Housman is the Chief Data Scientist and Co-founder of RapportBoost.AI.

Michael has spent his entire career applying state-of-the-art statistical methodologies and econometric techniques to large data-sets in order to drive organizational decision-making and helping companies operate more effectively.

Prior to founding RapportBoost.AI, he was the Chief Analytics Officer at Evolv (acquired by Cornerstone OnDemand for $42M in 2015) where he helped architect a machine learning platform capable of mining databases consisting of hundreds of millions of employee records. He was named a 2014 game changer by Workforce magazine for his work.

Michael is currently an equity advisor for a half-dozen technology companies based out of the San Francisco bay area: hiQ Labs, Bakround, Interviewed, Performiture, Tenacity, Homebase, and States Title. He was on Tony’s advisory board at Boopsie from 2012 onward.

Michael is a noted public speaker and has published his work in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and has had his research profiled by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Atlantic.

Dr. Housman received his A.M. and Ph.D. in Applied Economics and Managerial Science from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his A.B. from Harvard University.


Danielle • Apgar

EVP of Sales & Customer Success

Danielle Apgar is EVP of Sales & Customer Success at RapportBoost.AI.

Danielle is a Co-Founder of RapportBoost.AI, and one of the world’s most successful enterprise artificial intelligence sales professionals. She led the sales, customer success, account management, and sales engineering teams for more than 3 years at Persado, a CNBC Disruptor Top 50 Artificial Intelligence company funded by Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital.

She has personally closed six and seven-figure artificial intelligence/SaaS/ARR deals with Microsoft, Travelocity, Caesars Entertainment, Pottery Barn, and Zulily. Her clients had the highest rate of customer retention and satisfaction in the 200+ person company. Dani first worked with Tony in a Silicon Valley tech company in 1999.


Tyler • Bittner

Vice President of Engineering and Information Security

Tyler Bittner is Vice President of Engineering and Information Security at RapportBoost.AI.

Tyler is a veteran full-stack software engineer and experienced manager of enterprise projects and high-performing teams.

Before joining RapportBoost.AI, Tyler spent a decade at Goldman Sachs as a Vice President building large-scale data management systems to support firm-wide operations and ensured annual Sarbanes–Oxley compliance audits were successfully carried out. He started there as a software engineer in New York, led a team in their Salt Lake City office, and then helped seed a new technology hub in Warsaw, Poland.

Among his previous roles Tyler designed and built educational assessment software, websites supporting the NYU School of Medicine, and network traffic monitoring systems for a large web hosting company.

Tyler received his B.A. in Computer and Information Systems Technology from Purdue University and loves nurturing physical and emotional fitness through sport and adventure.


Meredith • Lackey

Creative Director

Meredith Lackey is the Creative Director of RapportBoost.AI.

Meredith Lackey is a content producer with expertise in computer networks and systems. She received her B.A. in Philosophy from Hampshire College, and her M.F.A in Moving Image from the University of Illinois Chicago. Her output spans long form writing, B2B and B2C content, and branded video content. Meredith has worked with Tony on creative projects and at Boopsie since 2014. She loves gritty travel experiences where she can learn about diverse people and new trends.


Karim • Adib

Senior Director, Science and Engineering

Karim Adib is Senior Director of Science and Engineering at RapportBoost.AI.

Karim Adib has over 20 years of experience in business technology, spanning all aspects of operational and innovation leadership. Karim received his B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Missouri, at Kansas City, where he graduated with Honors and Distinction and was awarded the Chancellor’s Significant Contribution and Academic Excellence award.

He was soon recruited by the president of Sprint to head up efforts in enabling technologies where he pioneered many technologies we find commonplace today. Later, as the founder and Managing Partner of Maxtel, Karim built a consulting firm known among clients and vendors for efficient methodologies and comprehensive technology architectures. He was the Head of Technology for one of Tony’s largest customers at his former company, Boopsie. Karim appreciates fine wine, but rarely during traditional working hours.


David • Oates


David Oates is a Marketing Strategist at RapportBoost.AI.

David Oates is a 20-year marketing and public relations veteran who holds extensive experience in developing as well as executing successful and measurable programs for a wide range of agency, high tech, corporate and government organizations. He is an accredited public relations (APR) expert affiliated with the Public Relations Society of America, and serves as the Chairman of the Board of Advisors for Operation Homefront, California as well as on the Board of Directors for Rotary Club of San Diego. David has worked with Tony since 2001 in numerous capacities such as a non profit Board supporting veterans.

He received his MBA from San Diego State University’s Executive Program in 2004 and his bachelors of arts from the University of Maryland in 1991. David was named among the 2009 “40 under 40” list of top professionals by the San Diego Metropolitan.