Jim Szafranski is the CEO of Prezi, which he joined in 2015 and has helped evolve Prezi into a leading video and visual communications suite. Before becoming CEO, Jim rose to President at Prezi and steered the company’s strategic expansion into video and built its rapidly expanding ecosystem of collaboration partners. Jim also led the company’s integration of the Infogram acquisition and team, resulting in Prezi’s new visual suite of Prezi Video, Prezi Present, and Prezi Design.
Since earning his engineering and management degrees from MIT and Stanford, he’s built his career around helping users and communities adopt new technologies.
Prior to Prezi, he was Fiberlink’s SVP of Product Management, Customer Acquisition and Success, helping build the industry-leading mobile enterprise cloud platform en route to an acquisition by IBM, where Jim served as an executive. He was previously the VP of Product at wifi pioneer Cometa Networks, and the Director of Product at Tut Systems, which went public in 1999 and was later acquired by Motorola.
When he’s not pursuing Prezi’s mission of helping our users connect with their audiences, he’s likely in his backyard with his children and his home improvement list.
Executive Chairman and Co-founder
Peter’s lifelong mission is to help improve human understanding. He is Executive Chairman of Prezi, where he was founding CEO and built Prezi Present, Prezi Design, and Prezi Video and built a community of more than 100 million users who have created the world’s largest library of publically available presentations. During this time, Peter also founded BridgeBudapest to encourage young Hungarians to believe that global success can happen from Hungary and WeAreOpen, an organization promoting diversity and inclusion in Central and Eastern Europe.
Before Prezi, he founded Omvard - named Sweden’s best website - which aggregates data on treatment outcomes to help patients make better decisions about their healthcare.
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 Marketing Officer
As Chief Marketing Officer, Stefanie is responsible for all aspects of Prezi’s marketing—including product marketing, customer acquisition, demand generation, branding, lifecycle marketing, and content marketing.
She especially loves working with her team to create an authentic brand that reinvents how people share knowledge, tell stories, and inspire their audiences to act.
Prior to Prezi, she helped build great brands including Popchips, Revlon, and Dannon.
Stefanie has a Masters in Business Administration from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and an undergraduate degree from Duke University.
When she isn’t helping her team spread the word about Prezi, you can find her at home with her family, playing board games or trying a new baking recipe.
Senior Vice President of Product Management
Chris Ford, our Senior Vice President of Product Management, brings us 25 years of experience as a leading authority in computer graphics (CG) and visual product development in feature film visual effects, animation, game development, video and compositing applications, and scientific visualization.
In his previous roles, Chris served as Business Director at Pixar Animation Studios (Walt Disney Co.), where he grew the studio's photorealistic RenderMan technology to a dominant market position of 75% of all feature films rendered globally. Chris has also held key Product Management positions at HOVER Inc; at Roblox; at Autodesk, where he was Director of Product Management for 3D Media & Entertainment applications including 3D Studio Max; and at Alias|Wavefront (SGI) as Senior Product Manager, where he introduced Maya, the world's leading professional CG digital content creation software, to the market. During his terms of product leadership, visual media applications managed by Chris have been awarded three Scientific and Technical Academy Awards and he is credited in twelve feature films.
Chris is also an active amateur astronomer and astrophotographer with a specific interest in explaining the universe through advanced visualization techniques, and frequently lectures on the integration of design and science. In 2011, Chris joined the Board of Directors of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) — one of the largest 501c3 organizations in the United States, dedicated to STEM education through the medium of astronomy — and served as President of the Society between 2017 and 2019.
Vice President of People
Vice President of Finance
As Vice President of Finance, Lenny leads a team that develops Prezi's financial plans and helps decision-making through the use of financial data and insight. She believes in the power of visual mediums to connect and inspire people, and is passionate about the intersection of business and visual storytelling in an economic model.
Lenny has an MBA from UCLA Anderson and an undergraduate degree from Boston University. Prior to joining Prezi, Lenny developed business and industry knowledge at technology companies including IBM, Microsoft, and Hightail.
When she isn’t working, she enjoys traveling, staying fit by running, reading, and learning about design.
VP Data Science & Analytics
As our VP of Data Science & Analytics, “Preko” is in charge of ensuring that data informs our decisions across all departments of Prezi. He combines data insights with his experience as a former product manager to drive growth for the company.
Before joining Prezi, he was the co-founder and CEO of Radoop, a big-data analytics startup that he sold to RapidMiner in 2014. He then worked in product, engineering, and analytics leadership roles for RapidMiner before joining Prezi in 2019. Prior to his journey with startups, he worked as a data scientist and a machine-learning researcher. He was an early adopter of Prezi, registered as our 29th user back in 2008.
Preko co-founded the first slam poetry club in Hungary, and was even a semi-professional basketball player in his younger days. Now he spends most of his spare time exploring the world with his wife and two kids.