Beau is a product-focused technologist who loves to take a systems approach to identifying and solving problems. After undergraduate computer science training at UC Berkeley, he obtained his PhD in computational neuroscience from MIT in 2008. He went on to co-found two machine learning companies with fellow grad students, the second of which, Prior Knowledge, was acquired by Salesforce in 2012. At the Guild, Beau works to bring diverse teams and skillsets to bear on messy, complex problems. Though he is fascinated with frontier technologies such as AI, XR, and cryptocurrencies, he views those and other capabilities as tools to be leveraged in the right combination and context. Beau lives in Berkeley, CA with his partner and their two daughters.