We bring together a diverse, experienced leadership team with deep domain expertise, all united by a shared commitment to unlocking human potential.
Niko founded SurePeople on the belief that people are the most important factor of success - that the quality of our companies, careers and personal lives are determined by the quality of our relationships.
Niko's ability to bring people together and create a strong culture is based on more than 25 years' experience as an accomplished executive leader, serial entrepreneur and five-time patent holder. He is a member of the University of Illinois Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.
Prior to founding SurePeople, Niko was Chairman and CEO of Akoo International, named one of Advertising Age's "Best Places to Work."View LinkedIn
Demetra has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of leadership training and organizational development. Over the years, she has spearheaded programs for companies such as Capital One, F. Hoffman-La Roche, Facebook, GE and PepsiCo.
Before joining SurePeople, Demetra spent over two decades with Interaction Associates, a global consulting firm that is routinely named one of the "Top 20 Leadership Training Companies" by Training Industry magazine.View LinkedIn
Paul has more than 20 years’ experience in people analytics, with an expertise in data visualization and optimizing workforce performance. At SurePeople, Paul oversees the company’s growing people science team. He has a Ph.D. in Business Psychology (Industrial-Organizational) from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Prior to joining SurePeople, Paul was Director, Analytics at Carrier Corporation. He previously served as Director, Human Capital Analytics at U.S. General Services Administration in Washington D.C. and as an HR analyst for UBS Global Asset Management and Allstate Insurance.View LinkedIn
Adam is an experienced digital strategist with a passion for developing and curating content that people find inspiring, useful and worth sharing. At SurePeople, he leads the overall development and implementation of the company’s growing content ecosystem, consisting of world-class learning programs designed to elevate individual, team and organizational performance.
Prior to joining SurePeople, Adam spearheaded innovative content and marketing communications initiatives as a Senior Content Strategist for SapientNitro and as a Senior Coordinator, Integrated Marketing Communications for Harley-Davidson Motor Company.View LinkedIn
Mariane has more than 15 years’ customer service experience, with an expertise in training, team management, employee development, process improvement and quality assurance. She leads all client implementations and supports the company’s renewal activity, helping achieve a near 100% renewal rate for the previous two years.
Prior to joining SurePeople, Mariane was a senior manager at DentalPlans.com, where she ensured the high-quality service delivery and successfully promoted customer renewal and retention rates.View LinkedIn
Ambarish is an accomplished software architect with more than 25 years’ experience developing rapid, robust and innovative solutions to complex problems for enterprise SaaS companies. His expertise includes software architecture, solution framework development and component development.
Prior to joining SurePeople, Ambarish was founder of the technology consulting firm, Challenge Handshake Inc. He also served in diverse technology roles during his career, including Engineering, Product Management and Solution Design; Principal Technical Architect; Technology Advisor; and, Product Development Lead. He received his B.E. in Computer Engineering from Pune Institute of Computer Technology in India.View LinkedIn
Andy has more than 25 years experience as a strategic marketing and communications professional. He has held leadership roles across in-house, senior consulting and global agency environments, including at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, where he served in the Corporate Communications Practice.
Andy began his career as a journalist for the Voice of America, where he reported on science, technology and international affairs. He has a BA in Communications from the University of Illinois.View LinkedIn
Yanni has been managing cross-functional teams and bringing digital products to life for over a decade. As our President, Product, he leads our UX and UI designers and collaborates with our technology team to provide SurePeople's partners with innovative solutions that exceed their expectations.
In addition to his expertise in product development, Yanni has more than 20 years of experience in digital media, creative direction and deploying enterprise websites across industries. Prior to joining SurePeople, he served as the Chief Creative Officer at Akoo International. And before that, Yanni was the Senior Art Director at Orbitz Worldwide.View LinkedIn
Brandon is a seasoned operations leader with over 20 years of experience in implementing and maintaining systems, processes, and technologies for operational efficiencies and success.
At SurePeople, he leads the company's operations, supporting all departments to ensure alignment and service excellence. With a track record of driving organizational change and continuous improvement, Brandon is known for delivering results that exceed expectations. He is also a dedicated community volunteer, focusing on education and youth development.View LinkedIn
Lindsey is an executive coach and leadership development specialist who is passionate about developing coaches and building supportive communities. At SurePeople, she leads the SureAcademy, where she integrates people science and technology into coaching and leadership development practices.View LinkedIn
As the SVP of Partnerships, Alicja is shaping and influencing critical aspects of our company's value chain, from identifying and securing key channel partnerships to addressing customer and market needs and implementing essential solutions.
Alicja brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in people technology and workplace learning, which aligns perfectly with SurePeople's mission and vision. Her experience includes leading transformational initiatives with some of the world’s largest brands including LaSalle Bank/ABN AMRO, Bank of America and McDonald’s Corporation.View LinkedIn
As SurePeople's Chief Innovation Officer, Art is a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of specialized experience in design and innovation leadership. He has a distinguished track record of building and directing top-tier innovation and product teams, which includes researchers, strategists, designers, and product managers.
Art is a key figure within our leadership, where he spearheads the conceptualization, development, and execution of forward-thinking products and strategies. His efforts profoundly influence both the Aris OS and SurePeople brands and solutions, playing a vital role in driving our company's growth and innovation. His leadership continues to shape our trajectory, fueling our ambition to deliver cutting-edge solutions for our valued partners and customers.View LinkedIn