Jonathan Ross is the CEO and founder of Groq. Groq is the innovator of the novel Tensor Streaming Processor compute architecture, accelerating workloads in AI, ML, and HPC through their product portfolio ranging from GroqCard™ to GroqRack™.
Prior to founding Groq, Jonathan began what became Google’s Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) as a 20% project where he designed and implemented the core elements of the first generation TPU 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 under Yann LeCun of the New York University Courant Institute.
CLO & VP of Corporate Development
Chief of Staff to CEO & Head of Strategic Operations
VP of People & Culture
VP of Brand & Creative
Chief Product Officer
Samidh Chakrabarti is the Chief Product Officer at Groq. He has spent his career applying AI to difficult problems at the intersection of technology and society. Samidh is a graduate of the MIT AI Lab where he worked on planetary robotics and predictive network optimization. He also co-founded a natural language processing company focused on sentiment analysis and text summarization. While at Google[X], Samidh was the PM for Rapid Evaluation where he helped identify the company’s next AI “moonshot”. Most recently, Samidh spent 6 years at Facebook where he founded and led the civic product org, which harnessed AI to protect election integrity and address humanitarian crises around the world. Now at Groq, Samidh leads the Product Management, Strategic Marketing, and Software Applications teams.
Head of Legal
Sheryl joined Groq with the intention to transform how customers interact with in-house legal departments. With over 17 years of legal experience, she has worked in a wide range of fields, from Fortune 100 technology companies to newly acquired renewable energy firms. While her training and experience was influenced by larger, traditional in-house legal departments, Sheryl believes the legal team should be everything but traditional. Instead of approaching the law as slow-moving, immutable and resistant to change, Sheryl embraces technology and innovation so Groq can do what it does best – defy gravity.
Outside of the office, Sheryl is a member of the Women’s General Counsel Network, a mentor and advocate for women lawyers, novice rock climber, avid cyclist, and hiker.
VP, Hardware Engineering
Jim Miller is the Vice President of Hardware Engineering at Groq, responsible for leading the silicon and systems engineering teams. He has spent his career delivering some of the most complex and impactful semiconductors and platforms. He began his career at Intel with early engineering and management roles on the i486 and Pentium, and led all of the Pentium II engineering. After Intel, he served as VP of Engineering at VOIP pioneer, Silicon Spice, led all of Cadence’s EDA product development, drove methodology convergence at AMD, led the engineering efforts for Broadcom’s, and then Qualcomm’s, ARM server SOCs, platforms, and software. Most recently, he was at Amazon responsible for the hardware development, delivery, and support for AWS’ compute platforms. Jim graduated from Stanford University with both a BSEE and MSEE, and Santa Clara University with an MBA.
Chief Revenue Officer
Michelle is a results-oriented executive with 20+ years of experience leading and operating distribution and go-to-market functions in hyper-growth environments.
Known to be customer-obsessed and a “growth hacker,” Michelle joins Groq from Salesforce where she led Retail and Consumer Goods sales organizations focused on cloud strategy, strategic partnerships, ecosystem development, and revenue growth. Under her leadership, her teams shaped customer demand, scaled for rapid growth, and exceeded revenue targets year-over-year.
When Michelle is not working, she is hanging out in San Francisco with her husband, her teenage daughter, and her pandemic puppy. Michelle has traveled the world and is rumored to have hung out with gorillas in the Congo, trekked the Himalayan mountain ranges, and studied yoga in India during the monsoon.
Dr. Ford Tamer served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Inphi for nine years until its recent $10B+ merger with Marvell. Under Dr. Tamer’s stewardship, Inphi became the trusted market leader for electro-optics solutions for cloud and telecom operators, increasing revenue from these customers more than 20 times during his tenure, to an annual run rate of about $750 million.
Prior to Inphi, Dr. Tamer served as CEO of Telegent Systems. Before this, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Broadcom’s Infrastructure Networking Group, which he grew five-fold to $1.2 billion in revenue within five years, making that business the uncontested leader in infrastructure silicon solutions. He also served as co-founder and CEO of Agere Inc., which pioneered Network Processors (now at Intel as the Ixia product line). After Agere was acquired by Lucent Microelectronics, Dr. Tamer became Vice President at Agere Systems, a spin-off from Lucent. Earlier in his career, Dr. Tamer co-founded, operated, and assisted in the growth of system management software, artificial intelligence, and renewable energy businesses. He serves on the Boards of Directors of Marvell, Teradyne, and Sentons. Dr. Tamer holds a MS and Ph.D. from MIT.
Before joining Groq’s Board, Raju was part of the core leadership team at Amazon that built and scaled Amazon web Services (AWS), the market leading cloud computing platform. He most recently served as Vice President of the AWS Database and Analytics business at Amazon. At AWS, Raju took the database and analytics business from a tiny startup to the biggest player in the cloud database space and delivered services like Amazon Aurora, Amazon RDS, DynamoDB, Redshift, and OpenSearch, used by over 1.5M active customers. He also co-founded the AWS Machine Learning business with services like Amazon SageMaker, DeepLens, DeepRacer, and Transcribe. Before Amazon, Raju was Director of Product Management at Google and started Google Workspace, used by millions today. Earlier in his career, Raju was at Microsoft where he partnered with Intel to deliver fixed function server appliances. Raju holds an Executive MBA, MS in Computer Science, and BS in Electrical Engineering.
Fellow & Head of Software Engineering
Edward Kmett works at Groq with an eye towards building a better future. He also strongly believes in effective altruism and serves on the boards of the Topos Institute and the Haskell Foundation. Having spent most of his adult life trying to build reusable code in imperative languages, he realized he was building castles in sand. This lead to converting to Haskell in 2006 while searching for better building materials. Kmett served as the founding chair the Haskell core libraries committee and collaborate with hundreds of other developers on over three hundred projects on github. He is obsessed with building better tools, serving as the Head of Software Engineering at Groq.
Satnam Singh has worked at the intersection of programming languages and hardware design with a focus on improving developer productivity and expressive power as well as formal correctness. He has applied functional programming languages to the development of domain specific languages, both for the design and implementation of special purpose hardware accelerators and for the programs that run on these accelerators.
Satnam started his career as an academic at the University of Glasgow researching software tools and applications for FPGA-based accelerators. At Xilinx Satnam developed the Haskell-based functional domain specific language Lava for layout aware high performance circuits, as well as techniques for the formal verification of hardware. At Microsoft Satnam widened the scope of high level hardware synthesis tools to include .NET languages like C# and F# as well as improving tooling for the parallel execution of functional programs. At Google Satnam worked on various aspects of devops including Kubernetes as well as on a chip for machine learning developed using functional programming language technology. At Facebook Satnam worked on the bytecode optimization of Android applications.
Satnam is a Senior Member of the ACM and the IEEE; serves on IFIP working groups WG2.8 and WG2.11; and was previously an elected executive committee member of ACM SIGPLAN.
Igor joins Groq as a fellow and is a system-on-a-chip (SoC) implementation, expert. Previously at Google, Igor was responsible for the SoC technology strategy for Google Cloud, leading the custom physical design effort for the TPU. Prior to Google, Igor was CTO of the IBM/GF/Marvell ASIC Business Unit, responsible for setting ASIC strategy for a 900+ person team, and personally optimizing 500+ of today’s best-known enterprise networking and machine learning ASICs.
Igor is an IBM Master Inventor with over 100 patents, 30 IEEE papers and presentations at premier system (AI HW Summit, Linley Conference, ML and AI Dev Com) and circuit (ISSCC, VLSI, CICC, ECTC) conferences, and currently serves on the VLSI Technology Program Committee.