Team

Maidbot is Micah's dream come true. He manages the product vision, sales strategy, cash flows, investor relations, and team development. Over the past decade, Micah has started multiple businesses including two successful smartphone applications. He strongly follows the words of Abraham Lincoln, "the best way to predict the future is to create it." Outside of Maidbot, Micah enjoys longboarding, windsurfing, and producing electronic music. He is currently guest lecturing at Cornell University - where he previously studied - for multiple classes within the Executive MBA and Industrial and Labor Relations programs.

Maidbot is Micah's dream come true. He manages the product vision, sales strategy, cash flows, investor relations, and team development. Over the past decade, Micah has started multiple businesses including two successful smartphone applications. He strongly follows the words of Abraham Lincoln, "the best way to predict the future is to create it." Outside of Maidbot, Micah enjoys longboarding, windsurfing, and producing electronic music. He is currently guest lecturing at Cornell University - where he previously studied - for multiple classes within the Executive MBA and Industrial and Labor Relations programs.

Micah Green

President and Chief Executive Officer

Rick Hendrick focuses on Maidbot’s financial planning & analysis, risk management, investor relations, accounting and financial controls. He has eight years of CFO experience with emerging technology startups. He has 31 years of prior experience as a CPA, management consultant, (LBO turnaround) Controller & as Treasurer of a global industrial equipment manufacturer.

Rick Hendrick focuses on Maidbot’s financial planning & analysis, risk management, investor relations, accounting and financial controls. He has eight years of CFO experience with emerging technology startups. He has 31 years of prior experience as a CPA, management consultant, (LBO turnaround) Controller & as Treasurer of a global industrial equipment manufacturer.

Rick Hendrick

Chief Financial Officer

Steven Whitehead is the Lead Systems Integrator of Maidbot. He has a background in systems engineering, subsystems integration, and design for manufacturability. He has extensive experience in machining, rapid prototyping, and small-scale autonomous vehicle design. He instructed and managed over 60 students in the design and production of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Steven led a team of students in the AIAA Design/Build/Fly competition to multiple first places finishes in International UAV competitions. He enjoys finding innovative solutions to Maidbot’s unique technical challenges and is heading up subsystem design and integration. Steven holds a Bachelor's Degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in Aerospace Engineering. 

Steven Whitehead is the Lead Systems Integrator of Maidbot. He has a background in systems engineering, subsystems integration, and design for manufacturability. He has extensive experience in machining, rapid prototyping, and small-scale autonomous vehicle design. He instructed and managed over 60 students in the design and production of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Steven led a team of students in the AIAA Design/Build/Fly competition to multiple first places finishes in International UAV competitions. He enjoys finding innovative solutions to Maidbot’s unique technical challenges and is heading up subsystem design and integration. Steven holds a Bachelor's Degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in Aerospace Engineering. 

Steven Whitehead

Lead Systems Integrator

Nick Sweet develops software for Maidbot’s autonomous robots. He has an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado, Boulder. As part of their Collaborative Human-Robot Interaction lab, he researched methods for robots to perform Bayesian state estimation using complex language from a human partner. While earning a B. Eng. in Computer Engineering from Concordia University, he co-founded a student society dedicated to building satellites, rockets, and robots for space exploration, with second- or first-place wins in nearly all competitions entered. He also took part in the 2013 Caltech Space Challenge to design a crewed mission to Phobos. Nick is a self-avowed film snob, always up for debate on what it takes to tell a great story.

Nick Sweet develops software for Maidbot’s autonomous robots. He has an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado, Boulder. As part of their Collaborative Human-Robot Interaction lab, he researched methods for robots to perform Bayesian state estimation using complex language from a human partner. While earning a B. Eng. in Computer Engineering from Concordia University, he co-founded a student society dedicated to building satellites, rockets, and robots for space exploration, with second- or first-place wins in nearly all competitions entered. He also took part in the 2013 Caltech Space Challenge to design a crewed mission to Phobos. Nick is a self-avowed film snob, always up for debate on what it takes to tell a great story.

Nick Sweet

Robot Whisperer

Steven Bayer is a Full Stack Developer working on Maidbot’s data analytics tools. His responsibilites include both internal and external data analytics services, user interface and experience, data mapping and distribution, and internal network administration. His experiences include working with a variety of small to midsize businesses involved in internal and external web based technologies. In his free time, Steven enjoys hiking, photography, building electronics, and driving motorcycles. Steven will continue to avoid college in favor of challenging work.

Steven Bayer is a Full Stack Developer working on Maidbot’s data analytics tools. His responsibilites include both internal and external data analytics services, user interface and experience, data mapping and distribution, and internal network administration. His experiences include working with a variety of small to midsize businesses involved in internal and external web based technologies. In his free time, Steven enjoys hiking, photography, building electronics, and driving motorcycles. Steven will continue to avoid college in favor of challenging work.

Steven Bayer

Full Stack Developer

Jane Miller is a Robotics and Generalist Engineer for Maidbot. She has a background in robotics, systems engineering, and electro-mechanical systems prototyping. She has experience designing and prototyping small mobile robots, repairing and writing software for larger robots through Northwestern’s Neuroscience and Robotics Laboratory and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, and extensive experience working with custom sensor solutions for unique applications.  Jane holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University. In her free time, Jane enjoys playing board games, and binge-watching TV shows on Netflix.

Jane Miller is a Robotics and Generalist Engineer for Maidbot. She has a background in robotics, systems engineering, and electro-mechanical systems prototyping. She has experience designing and prototyping small mobile robots, repairing and writing software for larger robots through Northwestern’s Neuroscience and Robotics Laboratory and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, and extensive experience working with custom sensor solutions for unique applications.  Jane holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University. In her free time, Jane enjoys playing board games, and binge-watching TV shows on Netflix.

Jane Miller

Robotics Engineer

Moka Green oversees Maidbot's cuteness department. She is in charge of receiving belly rubs, daily runs, and consistent grooms. Outside of work, Moka enjoys long walks to the fire hydrant and chasing after the mailman. Currently, Moka is working towards her Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Medicine at Ruffgers University.

Moka Green oversees Maidbot's cuteness department. She is in charge of receiving belly rubs, daily runs, and consistent grooms. Outside of work, Moka enjoys long walks to the fire hydrant and chasing after the mailman. Currently, Moka is working towards her Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Medicine at Ruffgers University.

Moka Green

Chief Cuteness Officer

David Moroniti is Maidbot's Chief Technology Officer - managing both the software and hardware elements of our automated systems. David has been building robots for 24 years along with airplanes and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for 19 years. After graduation, he worked as a Research Engineer in the Georgia Tech Aerospace Systems Design Lab teaching design and manufacturing of aircraft and autonomous vehicles. He has also worked on various projects for SpaceX, NASA, Lockheed Martin, and Boeing. David received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.

David Moroniti is Maidbot's Chief Technology Officer - managing both the software and hardware elements of our automated systems. David has been building robots for 24 years along with airplanes and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for 19 years. After graduation, he worked as a Research Engineer in the Georgia Tech Aerospace Systems Design Lab teaching design and manufacturing of aircraft and autonomous vehicles. He has also worked on various projects for SpaceX, NASA, Lockheed Martin, and Boeing. David received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.

David Moroniti

Chief Technology Officer

Steve Supron is the Manufacturing Lead for Maidbot. Steve has extensive experience transitioning innovative design concepts into commercially successful business solutions. He has collaborated as inventor or co-inventor on 35 patented designs developed for dozens of new products. Prior to joining Maidbot, Steve rose from Associate Engineer to Principal Engineer in his 20 years with Pitney Bowes' Mailing Products Engineering. For the past 10 years, Steve has held the position of Vice President of Mechanical Engineering at Transact Technologies. Steve earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University and a Master's of Science Degree in the Management of Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Steve Supron is the Manufacturing Lead for Maidbot. Steve has extensive experience transitioning innovative design concepts into commercially successful business solutions. He has collaborated as inventor or co-inventor on 35 patented designs developed for dozens of new products. Prior to joining Maidbot, Steve rose from Associate Engineer to Principal Engineer in his 20 years with Pitney Bowes' Mailing Products Engineering. For the past 10 years, Steve has held the position of Vice President of Mechanical Engineering at Transact Technologies. Steve earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University and a Master's of Science Degree in the Management of Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Steve Supron

Manufacturing Lead

Spyros Maniatopoulos is a Robotics Software Engineer with a focus on autonomous navigation. His responsibilities include localization, mapping, high-level control, path planning, and motion planning. During his graduate studies, Spyros developed robotics software for Team ViGIR, one of the 23 teams that competed in the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge. He has experience with a variety of robotic platforms, including the Boston Dynamics ATLAS humanoid robot, the KUKA youBot mobile manipulator, and the iRobot Create. Spyros has also been a Teaching Assistant for Cornell University’s Autonomous Mobile Robots class. Spyros is pursuing a PhD in Robotics at Cornell University, but he is currently on a leave of absence.

Spyros Maniatopoulos is a Robotics Software Engineer with a focus on autonomous navigation. His responsibilities include localization, mapping, high-level control, path planning, and motion planning. During his graduate studies, Spyros developed robotics software for Team ViGIR, one of the 23 teams that competed in the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge. He has experience with a variety of robotic platforms, including the Boston Dynamics ATLAS humanoid robot, the KUKA youBot mobile manipulator, and the iRobot Create. Spyros has also been a Teaching Assistant for Cornell University’s Autonomous Mobile Robots class. Spyros is pursuing a PhD in Robotics at Cornell University, but he is currently on a leave of absence.

Spyros Maniatopoulos

Chief Robot Whisperer

Bhavya Gupta works on developing software to make Maidbot's robots autonomous. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Physics from Delhi Technological University, India and a Master’s in Robotics from the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, he worked at the Modular Robotics Lab and GRASP Lab where he developed software for controlling micro aerial vehicles. Bhavya also has a background in systems engineering and was part of his University's undergraduate team that participated in AUVSI's Student UAS competitions in 2012 and 2013.

Bhavya Gupta works on developing software to make Maidbot's robots autonomous. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Physics from Delhi Technological University, India and a Master’s in Robotics from the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, he worked at the Modular Robotics Lab and GRASP Lab where he developed software for controlling micro aerial vehicles. Bhavya also has a background in systems engineering and was part of his University's undergraduate team that participated in AUVSI's Student UAS competitions in 2012 and 2013.

Bhavya Gupta

Robot Whisperer

Garrett Brainard is Maidbot’s Lead Electrical Engineer. He handles the design, testing, and integration of electrical subsystems at Maidbot. In his free time, Garrett enjoys tinkering at home, practicing music, and spending time with friends and family. Prior to joining the team, Garrett completed a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, with experience in robotics and integrated electronics. 

Garrett Brainard is Maidbot’s Lead Electrical Engineer. He handles the design, testing, and integration of electrical subsystems at Maidbot. In his free time, Garrett enjoys tinkering at home, practicing music, and spending time with friends and family. Prior to joining the team, Garrett completed a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, with experience in robotics and integrated electronics. 

Garrett Brainard

Lead Electrical Engineer

Kailah Rockwood merges her passion of science and business together to rock as Maidbot’s Office Wizard. As the Office Wizard, Kailah handles daily financial management, business administration, and any other project thrown her direction. Kailah brings over 10 years of business management, strategic planning, and cultural development along with a background in public education to highlight the many strengths of Maidbot’s team. Kailah holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree and Masters of Business Administration Degree from Tarleton State University. In her spare time, Kailah coaches a summer league swim team and enjoys athletics and photography.

Kailah Rockwood merges her passion of science and business together to rock as Maidbot’s Office Wizard. As the Office Wizard, Kailah handles daily financial management, business administration, and any other project thrown her direction. Kailah brings over 10 years of business management, strategic planning, and cultural development along with a background in public education to highlight the many strengths of Maidbot’s team. Kailah holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree and Masters of Business Administration Degree from Tarleton State University. In her spare time, Kailah coaches a summer league swim team and enjoys athletics and photography.

Kailah Rockwood

Office Wizard

Casper Green is in training in Maidbot's cuteness department. He is learning how to fetch, roll over, play dead, and heal. Outside of work, Casper enjoys running through open fields and barking when the doorbell rings. Currently, Casper is working towards his Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science at the University of California, Barkley.

Casper Green is in training in Maidbot's cuteness department. He is learning how to fetch, roll over, play dead, and heal. Outside of work, Casper enjoys running through open fields and barking when the doorbell rings. Currently, Casper is working towards his Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science at the University of California, Barkley.

Casper Green

Cuteness Development Intern

Board of Directors

 
Mark Carrier is one of Maidbot's three board members. He is currently the President of the B.F. Saul Company – a hospitality group that owns and manages 19 hotel properties nationwide. On top of his position at B.F. Saul, Mark serves as the Chairman of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, and he is an active member of Marriott’s Emerging Technology Advisory Group, Distribution Advisory Committee, and Hilton’s Distribution Advisory Group. Previously, Mark was the Chairman of the IHG Owners Association. He advises Maidbot on product development and the logistics behind hotel integration and marketing. Mark received his Bachelor's Degree from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.

Mark Carrier is one of Maidbot's three board members. He is currently the President of the B.F. Saul Company – a hospitality group that owns and manages 19 hotel properties nationwide. On top of his position at B.F. Saul, Mark serves as the Chairman of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, and he is an active member of Marriott’s Emerging Technology Advisory Group, Distribution Advisory Committee, and Hilton’s Distribution Advisory Group. Previously, Mark was the Chairman of the IHG Owners Association. He advises Maidbot on product development and the logistics behind hotel integration and marketing. Mark received his Bachelor's Degree from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.

Mark Carrier

Chairman of American Hotel & Lodging Association

Perry Fine is both an investor and a board member for Maidbot. He is currently the President of Triangle Services – one of the world's largest industrial cleaning companies that provides services to organizations like the Fort Meyers International Airport, the Blackstone Group, FedEx, most of the world’s major airlines, and many universities. Perry advises Maidbot on the product and business development from his expertise in industrial cleaning. Perry holds a Masters in Real Estate from New York University.

Perry Fine is both an investor and a board member for Maidbot. He is currently the President of Triangle Services – one of the world's largest industrial cleaning companies that provides services to organizations like the Fort Meyers International Airport, the Blackstone Group, FedEx, most of the world’s major airlines, and many universities. Perry advises Maidbot on the product and business development from his expertise in industrial cleaning. Perry holds a Masters in Real Estate from New York University.

Perry Fine

President of Triangle Services

 

Advisors

Linda Pouliot is an advisor for Maidbot. She is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about robotics and hardware. Linda co-founded and led Product Management and Operations at Neato Robotics, the world's second largest consumer robotics company. She is currently Co-founder/CEO of Dishcraft Robotics – her second cleaning robot startup – whose first product is a dishwashing robot for commercial kitchens.

Linda Pouliot is an advisor for Maidbot. She is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about robotics and hardware. Linda co-founded and led Product Management and Operations at Neato Robotics, the world's second largest consumer robotics company. She is currently Co-founder/CEO of Dishcraft Robotics – her second cleaning robot startup – whose first product is a dishwashing robot for commercial kitchens.

Linda Pouliot

Co-founder of Neato Robotics

Shawn Tuli is an advisor for Maidbot.  He is the Vice President of Acquisitions & Development at Hersha Hospitality Management, a national owner and operator of over 120 hotels, and leads their growth and investment strategy.  He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Emory University, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia’s children’s museum.

Shawn Tuli is an advisor for Maidbot.  He is the Vice President of Acquisitions & Development at Hersha Hospitality Management, a national owner and operator of over 120 hotels, and leads their growth and investment strategy.  He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Emory University, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia’s children’s museum.

Shawn Tuli

VP of Acquisitions and Development at Hersha Hospitality Management

Ken Rother is an advisor for Maidbot. He most recently worked for Discovery Communications as the Senior Vice President of Technology for Digital Media. Ken has a deep understanding of technology, business operations and client management. He has successfully been a part of several exits on both the acquired and acquiring side. Currently, Ken is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Launch NY and a Venture Partner at Cayuga Venture Fund.

Ken Rother is an advisor for Maidbot. He most recently worked for Discovery Communications as the Senior Vice President of Technology for Digital Media. Ken has a deep understanding of technology, business operations and client management. He has successfully been a part of several exits on both the acquired and acquiring side. Currently, Ken is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Launch NY and a Venture Partner at Cayuga Venture Fund.

Ken Rother

Former SVP of Technology at Discovery

 
Pam Silverstein is an advisor for Maidbot. After graduating from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University, Pam founded multiple successful hardware companies that were later sold to larger organizations – one for $265M. She later began mentoring entrepreneurs in multiple fields and now focuses on helping student startups. Pam advises Maidbot on the business development and operational planning that are so crucial in a hardware company.

Pam Silverstein is an advisor for Maidbot. After graduating from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University, Pam founded multiple successful hardware companies that were later sold to larger organizations – one for $265M. She later began mentoring entrepreneurs in multiple fields and now focuses on helping student startups. Pam advises Maidbot on the business development and operational planning that are so crucial in a hardware company.

Pam Silverstein

Entrepreneur in Residence at Life Changing Labs

Joseph “Joe” Tagliente, Sr is an investor and advisor for Maidbot. After graduating from the Hotel School at Cornell University, Joe grew the Tage Corporation – a hospitality company with a focus on development and management of Burger King Restaurants and Tage Inn Hotels. He later sold his Burger King operation to the Burger King Corporation and his hotel operations to the LaQuinta Hotel Corporation. Currently, Joe is a partner and principal of The Lenrock Management Group, LP; a real estate investment and franchise advisory and incubation company. Joe advises Maidbot on the logistics for hotel integration and investments.

Joseph “Joe” Tagliente, Sr is an investor and advisor for Maidbot. After graduating from the Hotel School at Cornell University, Joe grew the Tage Corporation – a hospitality company with a focus on development and management of Burger King Restaurants and Tage Inn Hotels. He later sold his Burger King operation to the Burger King Corporation and his hotel operations to the LaQuinta Hotel Corporation. Currently, Joe is a partner and principal of The Lenrock Management Group, LP; a real estate investment and franchise advisory and incubation company. Joe advises Maidbot on the logistics for hotel integration and investments.

Joseph Tagliente, Sr

Partner and Principal of Lenrock Management Group