Bill Powers

Bill Powers

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Bill has played a vital role in building and managing a number of successful organizations at companies like Swoop and Traffic.com. As EVP/Sales at Traffic.com, his efforts shaped a sales organization that led to the company’s acquisition by NAVTEQ, and, subsequently, Nokia. He is recognized as a leader in emerging media and technology. He is a past member of the Sales Executive Council of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). Additionally, Bill established the Luke Vincent Powers Foundation in memory of his son, Luke. He serves as the Foundation’s President, which supports disadvantaged children.

Hari Balakrishnan

Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Hari led the MIT CarTel project with Sam Madden, developing several award-winning papers and technologies that were the academic origins of Cambridge Mobile Telematics. He is also the Fujitsu Professor of Computer Science at MIT and a Director of Wireless@MIT. Before CMT, he co-founded StreamBase (acquired by TIBCO, was a founding advisor to Meraki (acquired by Cisco), and contributed to Sandburst (acquired by Broadcom), all MIT spin-offs. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2015.

Sam Madden

Sam Madden

Founder & Chief Scientist

In addition to co-leading the CarTel project with Hari Balakrishnan, Sam is a Professor of Computer Science at MIT and the Director of BigData@CSAIL, an industry-university collaboration to explore issues related to managing data that is too big, too fast, or too hard for existing data processing systems to handle. He is known for contributions to the field of database systems, including widely cited papers on topics related to managing sensor data, column-oriented databases, and databases-as-a-service and was a co-founder of Vertica (acquired by HP).

Fran Smith

Fran Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Fran is an experienced finance executive with a broad range of expertise in financial strategy and management. He is responsible for CMT’s financial operations. Previously, Fran was director of finance and operations for NAVTEQ, a subsidiary of Nokia, where he led a global team responsible for the operations of advertising sales for mobile location services. Fran joined NAVTEQ through its acquisition of Traffic.com, where he was the controller and a key contributor in multiple rounds of equity and debt financing as well as an IPO. Earlier in his career, Fran worked in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Fran graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a degree in Accounting.

Matt Levine

Matt Levine

Vice President of Engineering

Before joining CMT, Matt was Senior Director of Engineering at Akamai Technologies, which runs one of the world’s largest distributed-computing platforms, where he spent 13 years developing the key technologies that automatically monitor the state of the Internet and optimally direct traffic for Akamai's globally distributed network of servers. He brings to CMT significant, relevant experience in leading an engineering organization producing and operating complex, highly available software systems. He received his PhD from MIT.

Katherine Wellman

Vice President of Product & Marketing

Katherine is an experienced product leader, with a passion for building software solutions that generate significant value and deliver a compelling user experience. Prior to CMT, she lead a product management team at OAG and was responsible for the direction of multiple air travel product families. Katherine joined OAG through its acquisition of FlightView, where she was VP of Product and Marketing and helped bring a number of new real-time flight information products to market, including some of the first mobile flight tracking apps. Katherine has a PhD from the University of Michigan.

Dennis Frawley

Dennis Frawley

Vice President of Sales & Business Development

Dennis brings nearly 30 years of sales and management experience to the CMT team. He served as RVP/Sales of Traffic.com, leading the company’s most profitable region, and has held a number of management positions within the broadcast industry. An industry leader, he has served on to the Radio Advertising Bureau's Sales Advisory Committee, and was recognized 'Manager of the Year' from Beck Marketing Group, an internationally renowned sales consulting firm.

Lewis Girod

Lewis Girod

Principal Architect

Lewis develops sensor processing algorithms and on-phone processing infrastructure, and is the lead architect of CMT's hardware offerings. Lewis received his Ph.D. from UCLA and S.B. from MIT, and worked as a research scientist at MIT CSAIL on various computing projects prior to joining Cambridge Mobile Telematics. He is a (co-)author on 71 articles and 6 patents in the area of networked embedded sensing and applications.