Kyle Aubrey :: Director, Applications Engineering
Kyle has spent the last 20 years building best-in-class field engineering support organizations for a variety of high-tech semiconductor companies, including Marvell, Cavium, and Freescale (now NXP). In his past leadership roles, he has had the opportunity to drive countless strategic initiatives to grow and scale the business while building rock star applications and 24/7 support engineering teams capable of enabling customer designs worldwide. At Groq, Kyle leads our customer applications engineering organization focused on the delivery, demonstration, and support of Groq's ML silicon, hardware, system software, and development tools. Kyle holds a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University's Graziadio Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana. When he's not geeking out, Kyle enjoys traveling the world and spending time with his family in the Bay Area.
Rebekah Leslie-Hurd :: Software Engineer, Compiler Team Lead
Rebekah is a computer scientist with a love of computer architecture and the software systems that make hardware work. Although her career has been devoted to these low-level systems, including designing hardware architecture extensions at Intel, Rebekah prefers to approach these areas through the lens of higher level abstractions and modern computer science techniques: coding in functional programming languages and making use of strong static types. As the head of the compiler team, Rebekah’s focus is on leveraging Groq hardware to achieve best-in-class performance for machine learning workloads. When she isn’t working, you’ll find Rebekah riding her bike, traveling the world, and raising two small humans.
Mark Wong-VanHaren :: Software Engineer
Mark has 30 years experience in software development. He co-founded Excite.com, was CTO of ecommerce site Glyde, and served as VP R&D at Wordnik. Over the years, he's designed and built a wide range of tools and products, including: a special-purpose search engine, a columnar DBMS, a category-best iPhone app, and a templating language and compiler. At Groq, Mark works on our compiler as well as developer tools. He especially enjoys taking complex problems and mercilessly simplifying, usually using a functional programming language. Mark studied computational linguistics at Stanford and maintains a strong interest in natural and programming languages. Outside of work, Mark enjoys tandem biking and creating music with his family band.