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

Forethought is an AI company that builds knowledge management tools for people-centric organizations. We’re changing the way these enterprises access and share 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 Engineer

University of Waterloo, B.S.

Lewin Gan

Software Engineer

University of California Berkeley, B.S.

Antoine Nasr

Data Engineer

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

Jad Chamoun

Software Engineer

University of California Berkeley, B.S.

Rose Wang

Customer Success

Harvard University, B.A.

Gianina Skarlett

Software Engineer

Thinkful, Software Engineering

Sunna Mansaray

Executive Assistant

Middlesex University of London,
B.A. in Publishing and Media.

Jin Park

Software Engineer

University of California Berkeley, B.S.

James McNab


OCAD U, B. Des.

Adrienne McCrory

Product Marketing

Covenant College, B.A.

Robert Ramer

Regional Director

Purdue, M.B.A.

Maxence Bouygues

Sales Engineer

Ecole Centrale Paris, M.S.

Abel Gomez

Account Executive

Utah Valley University, B.S. Exercise Science

Leah Cardon

Sales Development Rep

Brigham Young University, B.S.

Joel Malzone

Sales Development Rep

Brigham Young University Idaho, B.S.

Matthew Roberson

Sr. Enterprise Acct. Executive

Summit Bible College/Seminary, M.S. Theology

Brett Miller

Sr. Account Executive

Arizona State University, B.A.

Tara Boy

Sales Development Rep

University of North Alabama, M.S.

Gillian Chuck

Business Development at Forethought

University of California - San Diego

Sam Nelson

Sales Engineer

Brigham Young University

Spencer Clayton

Sr. Enterprise Acct. Executive

Brigham and Young University - Idaho

Amine Hambaba

Security Advisor


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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