Our mission is to use AI to make everyone a genius at their job.

Forethought is an AI company that creates order, removes redundant work, and provides efficiency for businesses everywhere. We’re changing the way these enterprises access, share, and leverage their knowledge.


Our Team

Meet the team that set the wheels in motion.

Deon Nicholas

Founder, CEO

University of Waterloo, B.S.

Deon is the Founder of Forethought. Previously, Deon built products and infrastructure at Facebook, Palantir, Dropbox, and Pure Storage. He has ML publications and infrastructure patents, was a World Finalist at the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, and was named to Forbes 30 under 30. Originally from Canada, Deon enjoys spending time with his wife and son, playing basketball, and reading as many books as he can get his hands on.

Sami Ghoche


Harvard University M.S., Harvard University B.S. summa cum laude

Sami leads engineering on Forethought’s world-class team, including machine learning research and engineering. Previously, Sami worked on the AI and ML team at LinkedIn improving the relevance of the newsfeed. He was named to Forbes 30 under 30. Sami is originally from Lebanon and is passionate about soccer.

Dan Watkins


Brigham Young University, B.S.

Dan manages go-to-market, talent, operations, and customer experience here at Forethought. Dan previously held positions including Sales Operations Director, Senior Director of Americas Software Sales, General Manager, Managing Director, and most recently as Global VP of Sales. Dan helped lead experience management giant, Qualtrics, from a basement to SAP’s $8B acquisition in 2019. Watkins advises start-ups throughout Silicon Valley and Silicon Slopes. Dan’s favorite roles include husband, father, leader, baseball coach, water recreation enthusiast, avid reader, and lifelong learner.


Jenny Kaehms

Abe Griffiths

Samy Hajal

Vladimir Lyubinets

Lewin Gan

Antoine Nasr

Jad Chamoun

Rose Wang

Gianina Skarlett

Sunna Mansaray

Jin Park

James McNab

Adrienne McCrory

Robert Ramer

Maxence Bouygues

Abel Gomez

Joel Malzone

Matthew Roberson

Brett Miller

Tara Boy

Gillian Chuck

Sam Nelson

Spencer Clayton

Amine Hambaba

Samuel Beck

Emma Reifenberger

Katie Whitcomb

Irene Shao

Stephen Garner

Roger McConkie Jr

Tanner Smith

Chris Li

Brendan Power

Our Board & Advisors

A mission backed by well respected names in the industry.

Chris Manning

Jim Cyb

Vanessa Larco

Pete Sonsini

Manu Kumar

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