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


University of California San Diego, B.S.

Abe Griffiths


University of Utah, B.S.

Samy Hajal

Software Engineering

University of California Berkeley, B.S.

Vladimir Lyubinets

Software Engineering

University of Waterloo, B.S.

Lewin Gan

Software Engineering

University of California Berkeley, B.S.

Antoine Nasr

Data Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S and B.S.

Jad Chamoun

Software Engineering

Lebanese American University, B.S.

Rose Wang

Customer Success

Harvard University, B.A.

Gianina Skarlett

Software Engineering

Thinkful, Software Engineering

Sunna Mansaray

Executive Assistance

Middlesex University of London, B.A.

Jin Park

Software Engineering

University of California Berkeley, B.S.

James McNab


OCAD U, B. Des.

Adrienne McCrory


Covenant College, B.A.

Robert Ramer


Purdue, M.B.A.

Maxence Bouygues

Sales Engineering

Ecole Centrale Paris, M.S.

Abel Gomez


Utah Valley University, B.S.

Leah Cardon


Brigham Young University, B.S.

Joel Malzone


Brigham Young University, B.S.

Matthew Roberson


Summit Bible College/Seminary, M.S.

Brett Miller


Arizona State University, B.A.

Tara Boy


University of North Alabama, M.S.

Gillian Chuck


University of California - San Diego

Sam Nelson


Brigham Young University

Spencer Clayton


Brigham Young University

Amine Hambaba

Security Advising

Samuel Beck


Utah Valley University, B.S.

Emma Reifenberger


Auburn University B.A.

Katie Whitcomb

Training & Enablement

University of Denver, B.S.

Irene Shao

Product Management

Harvard University, M.Ed.

Stephen Garner


Weber State University, B.S.

Roger McConkie Jr

Sales Engineering

University of Utah, B.S.

Mindy Ng

Implementation Engineering

University of California, Davis, B.S.

Tanner Smith


Brigham Young University, MAcc


Customer Support

Deep Learning

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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