We’re passionate about speed and simplicity.
We’re committed to increasing developer velocity in machine learning. We’ve taken a compiler-led design approach, enabling our customers to easily and quickly deploy scalable, deterministic, high performance-per-watt systems. In a world that is increasingly driven by machine learning, our vision is to lead the way with simple, fast, innovative solutions.
Meet the leadership behind the company.
Jonathan Ross :: CEO, Founder
Jonathan Ross is Groq’s technical founder and CEO. Prior to founding Groq he began what became Google’s TPU effort as a 20% project where he designed and implemented the core elements of the original chip. Jonathan next joined Google X’s Rapid Eval Team, the initial stage of the famed “Moonshots factory”, where he devised and incubated new Bets (Units) for Google’s parent company, Alphabet. Jonathan studied mathematics and computer science at NYU’s Courant Institute, and in his second year was the first Computer Science undergraduate to complete courses restricted to PhD students.
Dinesh Maheshwari :: CTO
Dinesh Masheshwari brings to Groq more than three decades of executive and technical leadership with passion for enabling new businesses through entrepreneurship and innovation. He was part of the revolution in multi-threaded multi-processor systems in the mid-‘80s; was at the forefront of the EDA software revolution from late ‘80s to mid-‘90s; was part of the revolution in optical communications and networking from late ‘90s to early 2000s; while working at 9 startups, 3 of which he co-founded. Most recently he served as CVP, CTO of Memory Division at Cypress Semiconductor.
Dinesh is also a partner at SiliconCatalyst, where he mentors startups on business, market, product, and technology strategy. He has served on the Board of Advisors of 7 startups and on the Board of Directors of JEDEC and UPA. He has been awarded 58 US patents with 23 additional patents pending.
Adrian Mendes :: COO
Adrian Mendes is responsible for sales, marketing, operations, finance and administrative functions at Groq. He has over 20 years of technology management experience in small start-ups and multinational corporations. Prior to Groq, Adrian co-founded a finance company that brought a consortium of leading technology companies together with infrastructure investors to solve energy needs in SE Asia. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Adrian spent most of his career at Cypress Semiconductor leading teams across supply chain operations and product management where he drove significant revenue generating initiatives and major organizational transformations. Adrian’s Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering is from the University of Waterloo.
Michelle Tomasko :: Vice President, Engineering
Michelle Tomasko is leading the hardware and software engineering effort at Groq. She has twenty years of technical leadership in the silicon industry and a proven track record for propelling engineering teams to success on ambitious programs with aggressive schedules. She has a passion for data parallel computation, microprocessor architecture and low power designs.
In the past, she worked for leading technology companies including NVIDIA, Google Consumer HW, and Transmeta. At NVIDIA, she drove all aspects of software for the leading GPU architectures. Michelle also led the SW effort for NVIDIA’s first consumer Android device, Shield. She delivered Google’s first Machine Learning/Image Processing Accelerator System on a Chip, the Pixel IPU for the Pixel 2 phone.