Introducing our leadership team

David Morgan

CEO

David Morgan has founded and successfully driven software companies through to IPO and beyond. He has proven success in bootstrapping and creating software businesses and brand from an idea and a vision.

He has over eighteen years’ experience in CEO-level positions in the IT industry, and twenty four years’ experience of senior commercial management position.

Prof Stephen Pulman

Founder | CSO

Stephen Pulman is Professor of Computational Linguistics at Oxford University’s Department of Computer Science.

Professorial Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy. Formerly Reader in Computational Linguistics at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, and also for 9 years Director of an SRI International research centre in Cambridge.

Jon Halestrap

SVP Business Development

Jon Halestrap has over 25 years of experience as a senior business development expert working within the software industry.

The majority of Jon’s sales career has been at Board level working in a variety of established and start-up companies where he has built and managed some of the largest dealer networks in Europe.

Marc Begg

SVP Sales and Marketing

Marc joined TheySay to lead the commercial and marketing team/initiatives. He has held multiple leadership roles from start-up companies to global businesses.
Marc has a passion for customer satisfaction and technology.

From professional sportsman to board director, Marc seeks excellence and innovation in everything he does. After arriving from his native New Zealand in 1998 he completed his Masters degree specialising in Datawarehousing and Data Analytic Tools.

Dr Steve Moyle

Engineering & Applications Advisor

With over twenty five years of broad experience in information technology from computer control systems to academic research in Big Data at the University of Oxford.

He continues to lecture on Data Mining, and consult to banking, finance, and retail sector clients on Big Data and Cyber Security projects.

Dr Karo Moilanen

Founder | CTO

Karo has over thirteen years of experience in natural language technology spanning industrial and academic contexts.

Karo’s past industrial NLP work (Corpora Software, Infonic, Powerset, Microsoft Search Labs (Silicon Valley), and AlphaSense Inc.) has covered the entire life cycle of text analytics applications and platforms across most aspects of natural language technology. Karo’s PhD research work at Oxford focused on fine-grained sentiment analysis.