• About Clarifai

    The World's AI Company

    Helping data scientists, developers, researchers and enterprises to master the entire artificial intelligence lifecycle.

Clarifai is accelerating the progress of humanity with continually improving AI.


Founded in 2013 by Matthew Zeiler, a foremost expert in machine learning, Clarifai has been a market leader since winning the top five places in image classification at the ImageNet 2013 competition.

Recognized by leading industry analysts for our award winning platform, Clarifai offers an end-to-end solution for modeling unstructured data for the entire AI lifecycle. Our powerful image, video and text recognition solutions are built on the most advanced machine learning platform and made easily accessible via API, device SDK and on-premise, empowering businesses all over the world to build a new generation of intelligent applications.

Executive Team

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    Matt Zeiler

    CEO & Founder

    Matt has worked alongside renowned machine learning pioneers Geoff Hinton, Rob Fergus, Yann LeCun and Jeff Dean. This experience cultivated his passion for convolutional and deconvolutional neural networks and visual recognition. Matt's unprecedented knowledge and know-how in deep learning landed him winning the top five places in image classification at the ImageNet 2013 competition. Matt received his undergraduate degree at University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in machine learning and image recognition from New York University.

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    Michael Noonan

    Vice President of Operations & Chief of Staff

    Michael is responsible for all Finance, Legal, People+Culture, and Data Labeling teams at Clarifai. He also works closely with our CEO on strategy development and new initiatives. Prior to Clarifai, he was a Principal at Public Pension Capital, a mid-market private equity fund. Earlier experience includes private equity fund Eos Partners, J.P. Morgan and Greenhill & Co. Michael holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a BA from Duke University. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Estonia where he was a lecturer at the University of Tartu.

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    Alfredo Ramos

    Sr. Vice President of Platform

    For over 20 years, Alfredo has worked in various technology companies with a focus on product-led enterprise growth. At Clarifai, he's responsible for Product, Marketing, Research, and Engineering. Prior to Clarifai, he was the General Manager of Vistaprint's digital business. During his career, Alfredo has worked in various leadership roles at Webs, Web.com, and Network Solutions. He holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, a MLA in Information Systems from Harvard University Extension School and a Hon.BSc in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.

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    Garrett Weliever

    Vice President of Sales, Americas

    Garrett is responsible for the overall strategy and execution of Clarifai’s corporate revenue-generating efforts. He’s been leading various technology sales teams for nearly 15 years. The majority of his career has been spent building go-to-market teams who specialize in partnering with enterprise executives to address key initiatives around growth, profitability, and risk mitigation.

Advisory Council

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    Lieutenant General Robert P. Ashley, Jr., U.S. Army, Ret.

    Sr. Advisor & Member of Public Sector Advisory Council

    Lt. General Robert Paul Ashley Jr. most recently served as the Director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. He previously served as Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2 where he was the Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff for all aspects of intelligence, counterintelligence, and security. Other notable assignments include the Director of Intelligence, Joint Special Operations Command; the Director of Intelligence, U.S. Central Command; the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, International Security Assistance Force and Director of Intelligence, U.S. Forces, Afghanistan; and Commanding General, the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence.

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    Major General Barbara Fast, U.S. Army, Ret.

    Sr. Advisor & Member of Public Sector Advisory Council

    Major General Barbara Fast, U.S. Army, Ret., is a member of the Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame. She was the first female to command an Army Military Intelligence Tactical Exploitation Battalion and the first female Intelligence Officer/G2 of a combat division. Her expertise spans across intelligence and cybersecurity. Major General Fast, served the U.S. Army for 32 years. Major General Fast holds an M.S. degree in Business Administration from Boston University and was given an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from Central Missouri University. She also is a graduate of the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and the Armed Forces.

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    Ellen M. Lord

    Sr. Advisor & Member of Public Sector Advisory Council

    Ellen served as the first Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, leading the Department of Defense’s personnel, policy and processes for acquisition of products and services, lifecycle sustainment and the security and resiliency of the defense industrial base. She implemented procedures that recognize major platforms and weapon systems are hardware enabled yet software defined. Additionally she is recognized for addressing cyber vulnerabilities and incorporating an aggressive cybersecurity posture into acquisition policy.  After leaving her DoD role in January 2021, Ellen established EML Enterprises, LLC, providing advisory services that leverage her industry and government experience. Prior to her government appointment, Ellen was President and CEO of Textron Systems, a subsidiary of Textron Corporation where she led a broad range of products and services. Ellen has a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of New Hampshire and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Connecticut College.

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    Jacqueline Sarah Tame

    Sr. Advisor & Member of Public Sector Advisory Council

    Jacqueline Sarah Tame most recently served as the Acting Deputy Director and inaugural Chief Performance Officer of DoD’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center. Previously, she served as a Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security; Senior Staffer on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Chief of Customer Engagement at the Defense Intelligence Agency; Advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations; and Policy Advisor to the Deputy Director of National Intelligence. Jacqueline holds a BA in French and classical vocal performance and a Master of Public Affairs degree from the University of Texas, and a Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.

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