History

piLYTIX was founded in 2013 to help global sales leaders address some of their most vexing challenges.

Successful sales pipeline management, forecasting, and talent management have historically been looked at as problems of an artistic nature. piLYTIX and its team of mathematicians see these issues as a series of interwoven—but eminently addressable—mathematical challenges.

piLYTIX MED was launched as a division of piLYTIX in 2018 as the medical device industry has realized the impact that sophisticated A.I. tools have on sales – despite the many complexities inherent in device companies’ sales data.

piLYTIX MED helps medical device companies achieve their maximum sales and marketing potential through a technical platform driven by explainable artificial intelligence – XAI.
 

 

Leadership

James  Dries

Chief Executive Officer 

Jim Dries founded and serves as the CEO for piLYTIX. Jim's career began as an investment banker at BofA Merrill Lynch (formerly Banc of America Securities), working on more than $8 billion in equity, debt and M&A capital raising. After leaving Wall Street, Jim led sales, marketing and product management teams both at the Corporate Executive Board and Clubessential.

Jim has a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

 

 
 

Katherine Ivers

Chief Operating Officer

Kate Ivers serves as COO for piLYTIX. Kate's career has spanned law, operations and data security. She began her career as an attorney in the Intellectual Property group at Wildman, Harrold, Allen and Dixon. Recently, she served as the SVP of Operations and General Counsel for Clubessential where she oversaw product implementation, client services, human resources, legal and accounting.

Kate has a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Loyola University (Magna Cum Laude).

 
 

Hendrik Kits van Heyningen

Chief Technology Officer

Hendrik Kits van Heyningen serves as CTO for piLYTIX. His career began at KVH Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: KVHI) working on R&D for inertial navigation systems. Recently, he worked at Analytics Operations Engineering, Inc. (now a subsidiary of McKinsey & Company) and took leadership of the team that developed the original piLYTIX models.

An accomplished musician, Hendrik has performed as a pianist at Carnegie Hall, and he served as Music Director for the Yale Davenport Pops Orchestra.

Hendrik has a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from Yale University (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa).

 

Lawrence Coleman

VP Engineering

Lawrence Coleman is a veteran cloud software architect who began his career with industry leaders like IBM and Dell.  More recently, he has been a leader on some of Austin’s most cutting edge software teams, developing highly-available, scalable platforms for the Transportation, IT Security, and Hospitality industries.

He currently volunteers his time with ATX Hack for Change focusing on civic computing work. As an accomplished swing dancer, Lawrence has volunteered his time to administer and chair the largest swing event in Austin.

Lawrence graduated from the Engineering Honors College at University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering.

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