About Us

Our Story

We are a blended team of data scientists, software innovators, and financial services experts who are obsessed with finding ways to map our skills to the aspirations and expertise of others. We came together to pioneer the latest advances in machine learning technology to make sure the credit ecosystem is powered by the most personalized technology available.

Our Mission

We aim to offer a proven, compliant, and trustworthy machine learning platform that makes the recovery of receivables easy, seamless, and profitable.

Our Approach

Through our partners, we have access to billions of de-identified data points on how delinquent consumers behave. The algorithms we create from this database are then applied to an agency's own data, creating recommendations for optimal delinquency recovery strategies that are individually tailored to each account. Our cloud-based machine learning platform enables accounts receivable managers to increase their yield in the collection process, thus securing a greater return for creditors, lowering risk in the credit system, and orchestrating a better consumer experience.

Our Values

We conduct ourselves with the utmost integrity, humility, transparency, and mutual respect. We are laser focused on what we can do to delight our customers and partners. Together we hold ourselves accountable to deliver a first-class product that is seen as indispensable. This means we are all in, all the time.

Meet the Team

Scott Ferris

Founder & CEO

Bio

Scott brings >30 years of technology executive management experience in both domestic and international markets. Scott’s career spans decades of technology innovation within B2B & B2C, enterprise and entrepreneurial organizations. Scott pioneered the first digital broadband network in the U.K., dial-up streaming video, eRetail, digital advertising, and mobile commerce through his leadership positions with US WEST, Starbucks, start up Vendaria, aQuantive, Microsoft, and now Scott is applying his machine learning domain expertise to Attunely Inc. Scott holds a BA degree in Marketing from American InterContinental University.

Ryan Kosai

Co-Founder & CTO

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Ryan is an engineering leader with deep experience in enterprise software. He most recently served as Chief Technology Officer at Pioneer Square Labs, a startup studio and venture capital fund in Seattle, and was previously the Chief Technology Officer at Athleon, a venture-backed startup acquired in 2012. Ryan has also held several senior engineering roles, including at ExtraHop Networks, where he led front-end engineering, and at Marchex, leading a team to develop scalable VoIP infrastructure. Ryan holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.

Trip Edwards

Co-Founder & VP, Strategy/Partnerships

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Trip has been building startups at the intersection of technology and venture capital for 10+ years. He was most recently a Senior Associate at Pioneer Square Labs, where he led the venture studio’s earliest efforts to launch companies such as Jet Closing, Boundless, and Attunely. Prior to that, Trip was an Associate at Dallas Venture Partners, where he was an investor and operator across a portfolio of agtech, healthcare, and fintech companies. Early in his career, Trip started two companies in China and worked as an Analyst for a venture capital firm there. Trip holds a BA degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.

Emily Chen

Software Engineer

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Emily is a software engineer with a background working at early-stage startups. After graduating from the University of Washington with a BA in Business, she designed and sold animal hats under the brand Hats are Love. Since moving on from retail, she has enjoyed contributing her mix of business and technical skills via consulting, product work, and within the govtech and healthcare spaces. She's contributed excellent code and process to small tech companies in Seattle, New York City, and San Francisco.

Jen Haller

Operations Manager

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Jen is a battle-tested operations professional, focused on building and supporting tech teams from start-up  through rapid growth stages. She has a special passion for helping tech companies establish their unique culture and fostering workplace environments where employees feel comfortable and valued. Jen’s work has led directly to multiple awards, including "Seattle’s Best Places to Work" - Seattle Met (Urbanspoon), "Best Companies to Work For" - Seattle Magazine (Axon), and "Geekiest Office Space" - Geekwire (Axon). Jen earned her BA in Communications from the Universty of Washington.

Chris Morse

Lead Solutions Engineer

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Chris brings more than 20 years of technology experience in both software engineering and executive management.  Chris' career spans early stage startups and established technology companies.  He was most recently a Senior Engineer for Poppy, a YC startup, and was CTO at EnviroIssues where he was focused on public involvement and community outreach.  Chris was also CTO for MindCorps and led the company towards its acquisition at Amazon, where he continued as a Software Development Manager for Amazon's content tools team. Chris holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Washington.

Rob Nadler

VP, Sales

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Rob is a seasoned veteran in the ARM industry with more than 20 years of experience in collections, debt purchase, structured finance, and consumer lending. Rob’s career track has entailed leadership positions with responsibilities over Sales, Business Development, Marketing, Servicing, Customer Service, and Operations. Prior to Attunely, Rob served as COO & Managing Partner at Javlin Capital, VP Sales and Business Development at Sallie Mae and Managing Partner at Faller Financial. Rob graduated from Ithaca College with a BS degree in Marketing.

Adam Profitt

Principal Data Scientist

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Adam is a full-stack data practitioner with 10+ years of experience in engineering and data science. He previously was employed in the telecommunications sector as a senior data scientist for the Emerging Business and Data Monetization team at T-Mobile Corporate, and before that at Ookla (Speedtest) as their lead data scientist studying internet demographics, connected devices, and global cellular/broadband networks. Before his data science career he spent time as a back-end software engineer and Android developer. Adam has a MS in Applied Mathematics from the University of Houston where he worked on computer vision projects for the Computational Biomedicine Lab.

Ambrose Sterr

Software Engineering Manager

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Ambrose is a seasoned veteran of the Seattle tech industry. He has worked for Amazon, Indeed, Facebook, and Google in both Software and Production Engineering roles, and is a leader in designing and developing secure and compliant data handling systems at scale. He joined Attunely in June of 2018.  Ambrose graduated from Marlboro College with a BA degree in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Carl Toews

Principal Data Scientist

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Carl brings to Attunely over 15 years of applied mathematical research experience.  He has held positions as research staff at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications, and as a data science fellow at Insight Data Science.  Carl completed a PhD in mathematics at the University of Virginia in 2002, and has taught and published extensively.

David Welte

Principal Software Engineer

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David is a software engineer with more than 15 years of experience in a variety of spaces such as online retail, digital advertising, energy monitoring and digital agriculture.  From building an ETL system for the Amazon.com data warehouse to ingesting and indexing terabytes of satellite data, he has worked with many large scale and high data volume systems.  David holds a Masters of Engineering in Computer Science from Cornell University.

Steve Wilansky

Chief Legal & Compliance Officer

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Steve is a seasoned accounts receivable management (ARM) legal executive with 20+ years of industry experience. He was a member of the Attunely Advisory Board before joining the company as Chief Legal & Compliance Officer in October 2018. Prior to Attunely, Steve served as Chief Legal Officer at College Avenue Student Loans; Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer at Javlin Capital; Chief Legal Officer at Arrow Financial Services and General Counsel of Sallie Mae’s Asset Performance Group division. Steve is a graduate of Cornell University and The George Washington University National Law Center.

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