To deliver world-class autonomous robots to
data-hungry industries to unlock new insights
that drive smarter decisions.


To inspire a better, smarter, safer world by expanding the frontiers of human-robot collaboration.

Our Vision




We listen and assume positive intent.



We pursue new ideas and fresh perspectives.



We operate with honesty and respect.



We create opportunities for growth, personally and professionally.

Intellectual Curiosity

Intellectual Curiosity

We reward inquiry, experimentation, and the pursuit of greater knowledge.



We encourage open and honest communication.



We work together to meet the needs of our customers, company, and peers.



We deliver outstanding products and service to our customers.

Friends & Family

Friends & Family

We thrive when we feel connected to our friends and family.



We prepare to weather the dips and dives in the path to success.


Exyn Technologies is pioneering autonomous aerial robot systems for complex, GPS-denied environments. The company’s full-stack solution enables flexible deployment of single or multi-robots that can intelligently navigate and dynamically adapt to complex environments in real-time.

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Our Company


Exyn is powered by a team of experts in autonomous systems, robotics, and industrial engineering, and has drawn talent from Penn’s world-renowned GRASP Laboratory as well as other storied research institutions.

With a breadth of experience from Boeing, Qualcomm, Magic Leap, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and United Technologies Research Center, altogether our technical team boasts an aggregate of over 76 years of post undergraduate experience, and includes multiple DARPA Urban Challenge veterans.

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Our Team

Our Team

Nader has spent his professional career in fast-growth technology domains, progressively moving from engineering roles to leadership of startups and strategic growth initiatives in large enterprises. Nader joined as CEO at the company’s formation in 2014.

Nader Elm


Dr. Jason Derenick is Exyn’s Chief Technology Officer and the company’s first technical employee. His expertise lies in the areas of multi-agent control, multi-sensor data fusion, real-time perception and topological algorithms for control and estimation.

Jason Derenick, Ph.D.


William Sisson is a skilled software engineer leading the development of key software architectures at Exyn Technologies. His responsibilities cover networking and communications, as well as path planning and mapping.

William Sisson II

Director of Software \\ Research & Development

Pete Furlong leads the development of the hardware platform at Exyn Technologies, where he is responsible for providing a testbed for Exyn’s algorithmic development. His skills lie in rapid prototyping and mechatronic design.

Peter Furlong

Mechatronics Engineer

Denise leads the mapping efforts on the Research and Development team at Exyn. She’s excited by how the data collected by Exyn robots is interpreted and used by customers to bring new insights and deliver value.

Denise Wong, Ph.D.

Principal Robotics Engineer

Justin completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S.E. in Robotics at UPenn’s GRASP Laboratory under Professor Vijay Kumar. His research was focused on grasping, perching, and visual servoing for micro aerial vehicles.

Justin Thomas, Ph.D.

Principal Robotics Engineer

Brandon Duick is a robotics software engineer at Exyn Technologies, supporting the development of the software framework and infrastructure. He is also responsible for integration and robustness testing of the software and core algorithms.

Brandon Duick

Director of Software | Research & Development

Amilcar is a mechatronics engineer at Exyn. He is part of the team responsible for the consolidation of the Hardware platform. He loves breaking robots and, more importantly, putting them together. He has experience in mechatronic design and design for manufacturing.

Amilcar Cipriano

Mechatronics Engineer

Gary is VP of Products at Exyn, responsible for Product Management including product definition, testing and certification, and manufacturing. His experience includes Consumer Electronics, Biometrics, and Vision-based automotive systems.

Gary Greene

VP of Products

Alex earned his Ph.D. at UPenn’s GRASP Lab, working with Katherine J. Kuchenbecker on hardware and software for haptic perception. At Exyn he develops embedded systems and software to support robot autonomy.

Alex Burka, Ph.D.

Principal Robotics Engineer

James is a Product Manager at Exyn. He is part of the team leading the productization effort of Exyn’s integrated hardware and software platform. He has experience in new product development and product testing.

James Sui

Product Manager

Nick is a senior member of the hardware team with over 10 years experience in the robotics industry and a background in mechanical and electrical engineering.

Nick Lynch

Senior Hardware Engineer

Monica is the office manager at Exyn. She leads the development and implementation of policies and procedures. She also has experience in accounts receivable, logistics, and HR.

Monica DeGuzman

Office Manager

Jack has a background in both electrical and mechanical engineering as a graduate of Temple University’s general engineering program. As a field engineer, he works at customer sites leading initial robot calibration procedures and works to train end users of the system.

Jack Gentry

Field Engineer

Ben is an award-winning entrepreneur and technologist, leading the commercialization of Exyn’s core technologies. He also holds degrees from Penn, Wharton, and Navy Nuclear Power school, and is an active mentor for startups and entrepreneurs. Selected for Wharton Magazine’s 40 Under 40 (2017)

Ben Williams


Rafa is a robotics software engineer. At Exyn, Rafa loves the intersection of programming on C++ and working with dynamic systems. His main responsibility is supporting the development of the flight control architecture.

Rafael Figueroa

Robotics Software Engineer

Jonah is a Field Engineer at Exyn. He studied aerospace engineering and has a passion for all things that fly. He works closely with the hardware and product teams to facilitate testing and development of future technology.

Jonah Aamodt

Field Engineer

Nour is a robotics software engineer at Exyn. She earned her M.S.E. in Robotics at UPenn’s GRASP Laboratory. Her studies focused on networking, data structures and algorithms, and computer vision.

Nour Hussein

Robotics Software Engineer

Molly has spent her professional career managing both software development and customer success teams in the tech space. She specializes in support, business analysis, project management, and client engagement.

Molly Brennan

Customer Success Manager

Raffi Jabrayan

Director, Markets and Industries

Sean brings over a decade of mobile autonomous robotics experience to the R&D team at Exyn. Driven by a profound curiosity of the universe, he seeks the betterment of intelligent machines within it.

Sean Matthews

Robotics Software Engineer

Ben has a background in testing and developing new technologies in aerospace and robotics. At Exyn he is a field engineer, deploying Exyn systems.

Benjamin Scheinberg

Field Engineer

As a field engineer, Joe works to train and educate the end-user on our technology. He also tests and evaluates new robots for the field. He is a Navy veteran and a graduate of the University of Delaware.

Joseph Snodgrass

Field Engineer

Ross Kessler

Senior Systems Engineer

Vidisha is a Field Engineer, often on the road showing off Exyn tech. When in the office, she focuses on product testing and productization efforts. She studied Bioengineering at Penn but has discovered a passion for robotics and travel at Exyn.

Vidisha Srivastav

Field Engineer

As a member of the R&D team, Rhudii explores and implements new algorithms to make Exyn robots more agile. He earned his M.S.E in Robotics from UPenn.

Rhudii A. Quaye

Robotics Software Engineer

Sergey Chechkin

Senior Software Engineer, R&D

Tiffany leads day-to-day people operations and partners closely with the organization's C-suite to design and implement strategies focused on maintaining a high-performance culture.

Tiffany Fields

Senior Manager, People & Culture

As a Business Development Technical Analyst, Lynn finds new business opportunities for Exyn to explore. She assists in drafting proposals and works closely with our Chief Operating Officer

Lynn Jean-Louis

Business Development Technical Analyst

Evan earned his M.S.E. in Robotics from Upenn.  As a Mechatronics Engineer at Exyn, he focuses on integrating electromechanical components and sensors into the hardware.

Evan Brink

Mechatronics Engineer

Deliang is a principal engineer on SLAM, mainly focused on 3D lidar odometry and mapping, visual-inertial odometry, and point cloud post-processing. He is passionate about research and development of robotics.

Deliang Ye, Ph.D.

Principal Engineer | SLAM

Code Whisperer. Software Fabricator. Sometimes Jason writes his own languages. Other times he uses C, C++, Erlang, and Java

Jason DiPrinzio

Senior Software Engineer

Justin is a graduate of Penn State University with a B.A. in Corporate Communication. Writer, Social Media Geek, Craft Beer Enthusiast, Tech guru, and All-Around Weird Dude. Currently living and working in Philadelphia, dabbling in social media and other various editorial endeavors.

Justin Lehmann

Marketing Coordinator

Seasoned software engineer, coach, and technology leader who is passionate about building high-performing teams, quality products, and healthy culture.

Andy Mroczkowski

Director of Software Engineering, Product

As a Robotics Software Engineer, Sarah is developing new automated tools to analyze sensor data during robot acceptance testing. She obtained her M.Eng in Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University.

Sarah Allen

Robotics Software Engineer

Ryan is the Senior Talent Acquisition Partner at Exyn, he is passionate about technology & how it makes the world a better place.  He is committed to delivering the best candidate experience and integrating top talent into the Exyn team.

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Senior Talent Acquisition Partner

Joseph is a C++ Developer, interested in Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Data Science, Computational Mathematics, Optimization. He is passionate about learning every esoteric and unnecessarily complex design pattern.

Joseph Jaspers

Software Engineer

Kody joined the Exyn team with his human, Joe Snodgrass. Aside from being the first dog to ever fly an autonomous robot, Kody likes treats and stealing the comfy spot on the couch.


Chief Dog Officer

As a Senior Robotics Engineer at Exyn, Zheng is mainly responsible for research and development of Lidar-inertial SLAM, state estimation and point cloud processing algorithms. He got his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Florida

Zheng Cao

Senior Robotics Engineer

Joel is a graduate of Laurentian University, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and specialization in mechatronics. He is a Field EIT and works on site with end-users in order to help them utilize the Exyn drones.

Joel Venne

Field Engineer

As a software QA engineer, Martin enjoys testing software and adding automated tests in order to simplify testing efforts. His development background comes in handy when he's testing software.

Martin Otieno

Software QA Engineer

Eric is a system administrator and software developer hybrid. He enjoys puzzling out solutions and plans to automate all that he can as part of the infrastructure team.

Eric Jackson

Software Engineer, Infrastructure & DevOps

Kirk will work in program management for our ongoing government sector contracts and in product development to expand our opportunities and capabilities. He is currently an intern through a Military transition assistance program and intends to join Exyn full-time in April.

Kirk Bingaman

Program Management Intern

In Pratik's role at Exyn he contributes to the development of robust controls for Exyn robots. He graduated with a Masters in Robotic Systems Development from CMU and has experience building robotic systems ground up.

Pratik Chatrath

Robotics Engineer, Controls

As director of quality assurance, Alex is tasked with building a quality program and team that will enable Exyn to achieve repeatable results that our customers can rely on. His hope is to build a quality team that supports all areas of the business, creating a feedback loop that enables us to make informed, strategic decisions about how to improve our products, and identify areas of innovation to explore.

Alex Gilbert

Director, Quality Assurance

Brandon Conlon

Embedded Engineer

A creative and strategic leader motivated by challenging problems, a passion to make things, and a love of hard work. Extensive experience in technology, startup, and experiential companies with a background in art and design.

Rachel Appel

Director, Marketing

Grant builds and expands our current channel partnerships and leads business development efforts. He also works on our strategy for new business verticals.

Grant Harris

Director, Business Development

Colin is a graduate from Temple University in Computer Science, at Exyn he works as a field engineer to help train customers on site and calibrate various Exyn robots.

Colin McDermott

Field Engineer

Leveraging success in the spacecraft, electro-optics, security system and communications fields, Harry builds relationships and leads our Business Development, Government Market Segment.

Harry Erhardt

Director, Business Development, Government Market Segment

As an Embedded Robotics Engineer, Kevin integrates hardware, writes drivers, and designs abstraction layers to support robot autonomy. He believes that the most well-designed systems are also the easiest to use.

Kevin Rigney

Embedded Robotics Engineer

Sonya is an Agile Project Manager at Exyn. She leverages communication and planning skills in combination with her technical engineering background to ensure project success.

Sonya Kripke

Agile Project Manager

Andrew brings years of experience developing and shipping web software to Exyn, where he is responsible for working with the Product team to craft high-quality applications on the Exyn platform. On some days he likes JavaScript.

Andrew Fink-Miller

Full Stack Software Engineer

Kashish is a Mechanical Engineer with a background in Mechatronics/Robotics Design. He is a Field Engineer and trains customers on-site to learn how to use Exyn's Products.

Kashish Garg

Field Engineer

Board of Directors

Vijay Kumar is the Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering with appointments in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Computer and Information Science, and Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

Vijay Kumar, Ph.D.

Chief Science Advisor, Founder

Nader has spent his professional career in fast-growth technology domains, progressively moving from engineering roles to leadership of startups and strategic growth initiatives in large enterprises. Nader joined as CEO at the company’s formation in 2014.

Nader Elm


John Fijol

Director, Systems Technologies, IP Group Inc.

Michael Poisel

Director, PCI Ventures

Katharina McFarland

President, Blue Oryx Inc

Shay Badie​

Partner, Centricus

Advisory Board

Ryan Gariepy

Chief Technology Officer, Clearpath Robotics

Andrew Rogers

Vice President, General Dynamics Mission Systems