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 & Co-founder
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 & Co-founder
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.”
Chief Operating Officer
Jim is in charge of overall customer and business operations at Prezi. Since earning his engineering and management degrees from MIT and Stanford, he’s built his career around helping users and communities adopt new internet and mobile technologies. He’s passionate about making new technology fun by creating innovative user experiences and business models.
Prior to Prezi, he was SVP of product management, customer acquisition and success at Fiberlink (acquired by IBM) where he helped build the company’s industry-leading mobile enterprise cloud platform. When he’s not pursuing Prezi’s mission to help millions of people communicate better, you’re likely to find him in his back yard with his children and his home improvement list.
Head of Product
Jim is based in Budapest and responsible for all product activities at Prezi, including engineering, product management, UX research and design.
The threads of expertise running through Jim's notable past positions include visual communication, game-thinking, digital media production and SaaS software productization. He has previously served as product director for Clubcard, Tesco's 45 million-member strong loyalty programme; head of product for SaySo, a loyalty-based, gamified consumer market research platform; head of product for SpectrumDNA, a web agency developing SaaS web and wireless apps including the SXSW-award winning wordplay engine, The Addictionary; Executive Vice President for Development at Warner Bros. Online, responsible for creative development, full-stack software development and infrastructure; and the founder and general manager TRW’s Engineering Visualization Center.
Jim is a noted authority on the nature of narrative in the age of networks. He is the author of “Word of Mouse: The New Age of Networked Media” (Agate Fine Print, 2004), and "Addictionary: Brave New Words" (Abrams Image, 2008)
Jim also has a life-long love of teaching, having designed and offered courses on the nature of narrative, social media, gamification and entrepreneurship for The Wharton Graduate School of Business, UCLA Anderson, University of Utah and others. He has also workshopped on those subject for commercial institutions including American Express, BBC Worldwide and Allen & Co.
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.
VP of Finance
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.
VP of Marketing
As our VP of Marketing, Nadjya loves building all-star teams with the power to drive global market leadership. One of the things she values most at Prezi is the ability to combine technology, data, and innovative storytelling to develop an authentic brand.
Before joining us, Nadjya held leadership roles at E2open, Salesforce.com, Agile Software, and IBM, and was a management consultant at Gemini. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with an undergrad degree in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) from the University of Michigan.
Nadjya believes the secret to staying motivated is having a list of dreams that’s always a little bit longer than her list of achievements.
On weekends, you might find her riding her bike, tempting her neighbors with the smell of home-baked biscotti, searching for antiques that have their own fascinating stories, or cheering pool-side for her 10-year-old swimmer.