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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Regional Manager, Latin America
Rocío is passionate about extending Prezi’s international reach and leads Prezi’s operations in Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. In her go-to-market strategy, she develops localized programs and partnerships focused on brand awareness and improving Prezi’s key market adoption metrics: user acquisition, engagement, and revenue.
Rocío holds a BA degree in Marketing from Tec de Monterrey Business School in Mexico. Prior to Prezi, she spent ten years in the tech and advertising industries helping companies build their brands locally and internationally, including Mexicana, Mangas Gaming, and McDonald’s. Apart from her day job, Rocío works with various organizations to promote business exchange between the US and Latin America, and she is the proud mother of two.
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.
Director of Learn and Support
Zoli was the 4th employee to join prezi back in 2009. He built the company's Learn and Support organisation from a one man squadron to a global team. He is an expert in data driven service development, and converting user feedback to business insights.
Zoli has a deep background in communication and media business. He has a degree in Communications and Media Sciences. Before joining Prezi, he worked for 11 years as a journalist, advisor and founder of several successful online media startups in Budapest.
When Zoli is away from work, you may find him hiking with his wife and two sons, messing around with his epic collection of electronic music gems of the '90-s, or flying down neighborhood hills on his longboard.