Maleka holds a degree in political science from the University of Central Arkansas. Prior to Esper, she was the President of Argive, a non-profit dedicated to regulatory research. Maleka is an advisor to the Cicero Institute and calls Austin, Texas home.
Lilli previously cofounded Sesh, an academic platform for college students acquired by GoFundMe in 2016. Lilli received a B.S. in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) from Stanford University and is currently on leave from the M.S. program. She now volunteers as a Computer Science teacher in the Austin public school system.
Chris joined Esper with decades of senior engineering leadership experience from companies including Head of Engineering at Blend Labs, VP of Engineering at Greystripe (acquired by ValueClick in 2010) and VP of Engineering at Pandora, where he was responsible for the development of Pandora’s advertising and subscription platforms generating over 1B dollars annual revenue.
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