CEO & Co-founder
Peter loves technologies that enable world-changing stories to be shared. In 2008, he joined forces with Adam Somlai-Fischer and Péter Halácsy, an architect and an innovator, to create a more memorable and engaging way for people to share stories. Today, their creation is known as “Prezi”.
Before co-founding Prezi, Peter was already active in the information-sharing realm. In Sweden, he founded omvard.se a company that aggregates data on treatment outcomes for hospital patients. Soon after, he developed the world’s first mobile newsreader so people could follow TED Talks from their mobile devices.
In his spare time, Peter enjoys prodding fellow colleagues to join him at Bikram Yoga classes. Additionally, he’s the go-to translator at Prezi since he speaks Japanese, Swedish, Hungarian, and English, which also awards him the coveted title of “polyglot”.
CTO & Cofounder
Péter “HP” Halácsy is the founding father of Prezi technology. He saw Adam Somlai-Fischer’s hand-coded zooming user interface in 2008 and approached Adam about creating a commercial editor so others could use the software. Soon after, HP identified the third co-founder, Peter Arvai, and together these three Hungarians formed an idea: to help people share their stories in a more memorable and engaging way. Today, their idea is known as “Prezi”.
Prior to Prezi, HP was a lead developer at Origo.hu, a new media lecturer at Budapest University of Technology, and cofounder of Kitchen Budapest, a cross-disciplinary environment where researchers create experimental projects involving technology and urban spaces.
HP’s expertise runs the gamut and Prezi relies on him to champion rapid growth challenges, be an engineering coach, continually integrate our technology, and take agile product development to the extreme. He’s also our resident speaker about all things technology and innovation.
In addition to constantly innovating Prezi, HP burns up the dance floor with his swing skills and provokes witty banter around the office. Basically, he masters technology and then high fives Chuck Norris every day.
Principal Artist & Cofounder
Adam, an architect and artist, a maker and facilitator, spent the last decade creating innovative technologies and artistic projects which facilitate the creativity of others - ranging from mixed reality interfaces and DIY smarthomes to institutions and workshop methods for innovation.
His (collaborative) works have been exhibited at Venice Biennale and dozens of festivals globally and published in leading magazines and blogs. In 2007, he co-founded Kitchen Budapest media lab with Peter Halacsy. He wrote his first prezi in 2001. In his own words:
“I hand-coded my first prezi in 2001, just as a personal tool to develop my ideas by seeing relations, the big picture, and then focusing the attention of the audience by creating a visual journey.
I’ve made about 2,500 prezis by now, and after each and every one I think about how to use this language better and how to build this knowledge into the product so that we can help everyone make better prezis.
In a prezi, there is always context, there are no slides hiding one idea from the other, and the visual journey is always there to help us orient ourselves in the cloud of information.”
Head of Finance
Joel brings to Prezi his 20+ years of experience in finance, analysis, and product planning. His passion for data driven decision making was nurtured at companies like Apple, Nike, Six Apart, and Sony. When not forecasting Prezi’s future, Joel is happy spending time with his wife and two sons, playing a round of golf with friends, and rooting for the hometown San Francisco Giants.
Head of Customer
Karen leads the sales, customer success, and support teams at Prezi, and is passionate about growing and delighting its customer base. She leads the charge in expanding Prezi into teams and businesses, and in helping these business users adopt and maximize value out of the product.
Prior to Prezi, she spent 6 years at Google in the Ads and Enterprise space, where she led teams around sales, account management, and renewals. She has an Engineering and Business degree from UC Berkeley and Wharton, respectively, and worked at General Electric in a variety of roles before transitioning to tech.
When Karen is not spearheading initiatives that help businesses create visually captivating presentations you may find her sipping on a latte in a sunny San Francisco cafe.
Scott is passionately committed to growing and engaging a global community of diehard Prezi enthusiasts. He previously led the team that created and grew the Flip Video camcorder brand (acquired by Cisco), co-founded the education technology startup Knowmia, and cut his brand management teeth at Clorox. He started his career as a management consultant. Scott has degrees from Harvard Business School and the University of Pennsylvania.
When he’s not taking orders from his young kids, Scott spends his free time doing various endurance sports, reading history, ranting about the dysfunctional state of American politics, and wasting critical brain space by filling it with obscure movie quotes.
Head of People
Director of B2B Marketing
Adam leads B2B Marketing at Prezi, and is passionate about making a positive impact on people’s lives. He spearheads efforts to bring Prezi to entire teams and businesses, believing the fastest way to change the world is to empower entire organizations to tell inspiring stories and share their ideas most effectively.
Prior to Prezi, he spent 10 years driving product marketing strategy across SMB, Enterprise and Consumer products at Google, Yammer, and several startups.
He has a Psychology degree from Stanford University.
When Adam is not working with Prezi’s sales and customer success teams to change the way the business world communicates, you may find him in a movie theater, obsessing over the perfect cappuccino, or listening to geeky science podcasts.
Software Program Director
Director of Engineering
Aron leads the Content Curation product engineering group at Prezi, and he is passionate about the strategy of growing the Prezi content universe. He spearheads efforts to enable more users to learn new ideas, build upon existing ideas and share new ones with the world by integrating machine learning with innovative design.
Prior to Prezi, he spent 7 years at Electronic Arts (EA) in the game services space, where he lead engineering for pioneering game services like Appstore Top 10 Grossing The Simpsons Tap Out, EA’s most successful user generated content platform the The Sims3 Community, and the legendary Pogo.com. He has a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management from the University of San Francisco and worked at WindRiver Systems, Vodafone, Netcentives in variety of senior engineering roles, leading engineering for innovative product launches.
When Aron is not wrangling the interwebs you might find him with his wife, 3 daughters and giant water dog trying to catch some sunshine, wind or waves on a beach.
Doug is a graduate of the Berkeley-Columbia MBA program, and is the Controller at Prezi, a freemium SaaS presentation and collaboration platform. Prior to Prezi, he was in FP&A at YouSendIt, another freemium SaaS business.
He joined JMP Securities, an investment bank in San Francisco, where he was the equity research analyst covering communications equipment companies, directly out of the MBA program, and spent years before that as a sales engineer managing Fortune 50 accounts for AT&T.
Doug spent two beautiful years in Barcelona, Spain, where he earned a Masters in Telematic Engineering from the Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya. Prior to living in Spain he founded an internet-based recruiting company in Beijing, China and sold it after a few years of rapid growth. He spent three terrific years working in Kobe, Japan directly after earning his BA at Arizona State University a long time ago. Doug speaks Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin, but not all at the same time.
Head of International
Drew is an NCSU engineer turned MIT business guy who spent two decades in Silicon Valley split between former computer visualization giant, Silicon Graphics, and the home networking company he co-founded, Pie Digital. During his first three years at Prezi, he built and ran the marketing, sales, and support organizations. Now, as Head of International, Drew fans the fames of Prezi’s growing global adoption.
Drew also writes. He’s published a couple of business books on communications and social media, as well as a couple of novels on ... life.
Director of Engineering
Török enjoys working in agile teams. He’s passionate about process improvements, continuous delivery and acceptance test driven development. He strongly believes knowledge belongs to everyone hence he organizes a couple of tech meet-ups in Budapest to help people share ideas. He prefers Emacs over Vim.
He won’t say no if you invite him for a drink. If you don’t see him for a short time, he’s probably doing yoga in a quiet room or dancing at a psychedelic party.
Director of Engineering
Gábor is passionate about automation, metrics, and bridging the gap between development and operations. He likes to know what’s happening in the world of technology. He’s mad about farm animals, candlelight dinners, and long walks on the beach. The goal of his life is to write the perfect blurb about himself.
Director of Digital Marketing
Harley leads the Digital & Growth Marketing teams at Prezi, and is passionate about leading our effort to drive new user acquisition through paid and non-paid channels & partnerships. Spearheading our user acquisition efforts, Harley partners with forward thinking media partners to drive cost effective programs, while also optimizing the user flow on Prezi.com.
Prior to Prezi, he spent 10 years leading digital marketing programs for a range of companies, including Flip Video, and most recently at Adobe. He has a degree from Canterbury University in Mathematics, and is a native of New Zealand.
Outside of his day job, Harley spends time coaching and mentoring youth rugby teams in Marin county where he lives, and spending time with his young family (Hudson 3yr, and Penelope 1yr).
Director of Engineering
Czapo inspires creative thinking at Prezi. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. He loves to think about how to scale agile and what it means being a supportive manager. He plays the violin and has some ideas about how to make charity cool.
If you believe in a world where people go home every day feeling happy with their work, you have already something in common with Czapo.
Director of Product
Kálmán is the Monkey of Product Monkeys at Prezi. He helps his teams to be more agile and eliminate as much “muda” as possible. This means he can’t stand uselessness, futility, and wastefulness. At Prezi, he is seen as a “measurement addict”, as he loves to log and analyze everything.
He really loves to create high quality prezis to prove that Prezi has no limits.
Sometimes it’s hard for him to decide whether he is a Jedi or Sith because he tries to keep the balance of the Force. You can often find him playing guitar in the office’s kitchen or riding his foldable strida bike.
Additionally, he is an active member and contributor to several free and open source projects like Mozilla.
Director of Data
Maro is a Data and Analytics Jedi at Prezi. His full-stack responsibility is making us data aware and data driven. He runs data infrastructure, data tools, analytics, insight. In his spare time, Maro swims, bikes, runs, travels, sometimes writes a paper.
Director of Product Marketing
Meredith Harris is the Director of Product Marketing at Prezi where she is establishing a global team and shaping the function within the organization.
Previously, she served as the VP of Product, Acquisition and Strategy at Sqor, where she managed the product, sales/business development, operations and marketing teams. She led the strategy and vision for the product road map, launches, and managed growth and usage. Prior to Sqor, Meredith Harris operated on an executive team at Sambreel Holdings running and growing product lines under Alactro LLC, consumer internet based software.
Meredith also worked at Microsoft, formally aQuantive, on the Atlas Publisher platform. She worked as a lead product support engineer helping to build a tier support process and team and post acquisition, helped on product integration with AdECN.
When she’s not working at Prezi, she’s outside hiking around with her dog, traveling, searching for delicious food, or working on convenience and comfort inventions.
Director of Brand
Stefanie heads up the brand marketing team at Prezi, overseeing Brand Messaging, PR, Social Media, Content Marketing and Evangelism. She steers the course as her team works towards helping presenters make an impact with visually captivating and engaging presentations.
Prior to Prezi, she helped build great brands including Popchips, Revlon and Dannon. She has Masters in Business Administration from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and an undergraduate degree from Duke University.
When Stefanie is not spreading the word about great presenting, you can find her shooing cats off the counter while baking monster cookies or hiking in the redwood forests that surround San Francisco.
Director of User Experience
Tom coaches user experience teams and fuels product innovation through design research. His 14-year journey in UX has covered wide territory: from a startup focused on philanthropy, through a software company helping people find service jobs, to an e-commerce giant and technology consulting. He's even been a professional musician, preschool teacher, library clerk, and cook. Along the way he has discovered new ways of collaborating and created deeper empathy for users. Tom has a master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. He recently moved from Richmond, Virginia to Budapest, where he plays guitar entirely too loud, runs every day, and refuses to shave.