We help build smarter, more agile organisations, by enabling our customers to make better decisions.
Whether you are looking to save costs, work more efficiently, or deliver higher quality services, we build industry-leading AI that helps you turn your data into deeper insights, better strategies and smarter decisions.
Faculty is a founder-led company. Since the beginning, our guiding mission has been to bring the benefits of AI to everyone.
We started with the Faculty Fellowship, helping PhD and postdoc students make the tricky transition from academia into careers as data scientists. Soon, companies hiring from the Faculty Fellowship were asking for data science support on some of their more complex problems; it was these projects that started our evolution into Faculty as we know it today.
Since then, we’ve worked on some of the biggest and most difficult challenges faced by major organisations, big retail, and government departments. We’ve built unrivalled expertise, fine-tuned our technology and helped over 250 organisations build organisational intelligence with AI.
Our leadership team
CEO & Co-Founder
Marc is the CEO and Co-Founder at Faculty. He co-founded Faculty in the belief that the benefits of AI should extend to everyone, and has since overseen the growth of Faculty to one of Europe’s leading AI companies. He has led many data science projects, with clients ranging from multinational companies like EasyJet and Siemens to the UK government and the NHS. Before Faculty, Marc was a Marie Curie Fellow in Physics at Harvard University, specialising in quantum sensing. Outside of Faculty, he advises the government via the AI Council. He has a PhD in Quantum Computing and a degree in Physics from Imperial College London.
Chief People Officer & Co-Founder
Angie is the Chief People Officer and Co-Founder at Faculty. She started our Fellowship programme which has now become one of the most prestigious programme of its kind in Europe with over 250 alumni. She has looked after many data science projects in different applications including Internet of Things, customer experience and operational processes. She delivers training for executives and senior staff who lead AI and data science strategy and transformation at organisations for our clients and organisations including the Ashridge Business School. Outside of Faculty, she believes in giving back to the community and helps mentor and advise other tech startups. She did a PhD in Physics in applied optics at UCL.
CTO & Co-Founder
Andrew is the CTO and Co-Founder at Faculty and leads the Faculty Platform team. A computer scientist with over 15 years of professional experience, his expertise is in data engineering, technology strategy and deployment. Since co-founding Faculty, Andrew has helped it grow to one of Europe’s leading AI companies, and expanded its offering from a fellowship scheme to a range of cutting-edge software, training, and advisory services. Prior to Faculty, Andrew led an engineering team at investment management firm BlackRock focused on building their global portfolio management systems. He holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Warwick.
Chief Commercial Officer
John Gibson is the Chief Commercial Officer at Faculty. His experience covers sectors ranging from retail to energy, healthcare, and counter-terrorism. Before joining Faculty John spent 10 years working in government, most recently in the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit where he led work to mitigate the impacts of automation on the UK workforce, and designed policies to support startups, including the popular SEIS scheme. He has also held roles as Director of Government Innovation at Nesta, and as a Director at Fingleton Associates, where he designed the Open API Standard for Banking, which is now being implemented across the sector.
Director of Product
Oana Bradulet is Director of Product at Faculty, managing the design and development of Faculty’s AI platform. She is responsible for leading the product team to discover and build technology that helps our customers leverage the power of AI to solve their most important problems. Before Faculty, Oana worked at Credit Suisse, designing and managing investment analytics and electronic trading platforms. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with Business and Management from the University of Manchester.
Director of Engineering
Pascal is the Director of Engineering at Faculty. He helps Faculty deliver deployed AI solutions at an exceptional performance for our customers over the long term. Prior to joining Faculty, he authored “Scala for Data Science”, a book on data science libraries and he maintains several open source software projects. Pascal holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Cambridge and a Masters in Engineering from the University of Oxford.
Director of AI
Ilya is Director of AI at Faculty. He leads Faculty’s research & development efforts, and ensures that cutting edge machine learning is used across all Faculty’s commercial data science projects. Before Faculty, Ilya worked at McKinsey, helping to deploy artificial intelligence for some of the world’s largest brands. He is also Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence at UCL. Ilya was awarded the Goldhaber prize for the best PhD in theoretical physics from Harvard University, and the Governor General’s award for the single highest ranked undergraduate student at McGill University.
Director of Marketing and Communication
Janine is the Director of Marketing and Communication at Faculty. Janine was previously the Deputy Director of Communication at The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and has over 15 years of experience in government – including three years at No 10. She was also Deputy Director of Communication at the Department for Work and Pensions. Janine transitioned into marketing after training in journalism and working in news, and now has overseen every communications function including digital, internal, insight, strategic communication and external affairs.
Joel is the Director of Operations and Fellowship. He is accountable for building the operational foundations for Faculty’s growth as well as bringing the benefits of the Fellowship to an increasing number of companies that are investing in AI. Joel believes that artificial intelligence has great potential to improve the performance of our organisations and institutions, when thoughtfully applied. Before Faculty, Joel worked in consulting and operations at the human data sciences company, IQVIA. Joel has a PhD in molecular biology from the University of London and has developed in regenerative practice with Regenesis and Carol Sanford. Joel is a non-executive director at the Sharon Faye Foundation, a research institute on emotion.
Manjinder is the Finance Director at Faculty. An experienced finance leader, she has worked with founder-led and VC backed businesses in the technology, education and hospitality sectors where she has led capital raisings (debt and equity), acquisition due diligence, and established robust financial processes including detailed forecasting and cash management systems as well as strategic financial planning. Prior to joining Faculty, Manjinder was the Group Finance Director of a SaaS ticketing business and before that, she was the CFO of an education trust. Manjinder qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC and has a first class honours degree in Economics and Accounting.
Rupert is the Legal Director at Faculty. He set up the legal function at Faculty and focuses most of his time on commercial contracts, data privacy, IP and governance. Rupert also serves as the Data Protection Officer and chairs the Ethics Panel. Before joining Faculty, Rupert worked as legal advisor for a range of technology and media companies from startups to multinationals. He has over 10 years of experience as a Legal Director. He is also the chair of the Oxford Blockchain Foundation. He studied Law at the University of Bristol and Theology at the University of Oxford.