Yao Zhang, CEO
Yao Zhang is the founder and CEO of RoboTerra. Yao is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in ed tech-related endeavors. Prior to founding RoboTerra, Yao co-founded Minds Abroad, providing SRM (student relationship management) software and curriculum solutions to American and European colleges and graduate schools in offering better study abroad programs to their students and faculty. She also gained valuable experience at McKinsey and EdisonLearning on innovation-related projects.
Yao received a BBA from the Central University of Finance and Economics. She holds a Master's Degree in Education Economics from Columbia University Teachers College, where she has completed all dissertation requirements towards her Ph.D. Yao's research includes ed tech and market innovation, computational models in assessment and big data in education.
Yao has been recognized as a 2016 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for her outstanding work in ed tech and innovation.
Ryan Grainger, Hardware Engineer
Catrina Pirrotta, Executive Assistant & Office Manager
Patrick Muggler, VP of Consumer Products
Shaolong Sui, COO
Shaoling Sui is co-founder and COO of RoboTerra. Prior to RoboTerra, Shaolong worked as an engineer at Tesla Motor, Inc., at Apple as a mechanical design engineer as well as at NVIDIA. He also has extensive experience in manufacturing design, supporting companies in both the US and China successfully bring their products to market.
Shaolong received dual Bachelor of Science in Engineering degrees from University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, focusing on intelligent product design and robot development. During his time at Stanford,Shaolong was a core member of Stanford’s champion robotics team.
Chen Bai, CTO
Chen Bai is co-founder and CTO of RoboTerra. Prior to RoboTerra, Chen designed products for Faraday Bicycles, a developer of high-end electric bicycles; and spent time as a mechanical co-op at Fives North American Combustion. Chen also worked at Stanford’s Artificial Intelligence Lab as well as a teaching assistant, instructing undergraduate students on robotics fundamentals.
Chen received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, with a minor in Electrical Engineering. He holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, focusing on intelligent product design and robot development.
Shanshan Huang, China COO
Derek Capo, VP of International Operations
Weizhi Wang, Software Engineer
Scott Rossi, UX/UI Designer
David Tan, VP of Sales
Keusga Cruickshank, Business Development
John Sokol, Robotics Scientist