Meet our team

KOIN was created by Kognition, and their proven team of technology and innovation experts with decades of combined experience launching and scaling mission critical enterprise software, security, artificial intelligence, and IoT solutions.

Matias A. Klein, President & CEO

Matias is a visionary entrepreneur and innovator with a long and successful track record of launching groundbreaking new software solutions. Most recently Matias was Vice President of Product Management at McKesson (NYSE: MCK), where he was responsible for driving growth and innovation in a $1B financial services software portfolio. Prior to McKesson, Matias was SVP of Technology and led R&D and technology operations at Portico Systems, which McKesson acquired for $90M. Matias joined Portico’s leadership team when they acquired his first startup, Ethidium Health Systems.

Eric B. Smith, CFO & COO

Eric is a proven technology executive and serial entrepreneur with extensive operating experience. Eric has led and scaled high performance teams and delivered strong operating results for startups and Fortune 500 businesses on both domestic and international levels. Previously, Eric was CSO/CFO of AI and machine learning startup, ColdLight Solutions, which was sold to PTC (NYSE: PTC) for $105M. Prior, Eric was co-founder and President of ESnet, which was funded and acquired by DuPont (NYSE: DD). Eric holds a Computer Engineering degree from University of Florida and an Executive MBA from Duke.

Jim Carroll, CTO

Jim is a skilled computer scientist and expert in highly-scalable machine learning platforms. Jim was previously Chief Technologist at Coldlight Solutions where his innovative team of software engineers built a general purpose infrastructure for training and operationalizing machine learning models for verticals including healthcare, media, retail, and IoT. Prior to ColdLight, Jim was Chief Software Architect at, which was acquired by Nokia. Jim’s team built Nokia’s vehicle traffic system, which was one of the first large-scale streaming frameworks used as the backbone of a heterogeneous distributed platform.

Suzanne Hatfield, CMO

Suzanne is an accomplished marketing executive who has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies on strategic marketing initiatives. Previously, she was founder, CEO and Chief Strategy Officer of D4 Creative, one of Philadelphia’s top 10 advertising agencies. With more than two decades of advertising and marketing experience, Suzanne has fine-tuned a sixth sense for uncovering a business’s unique essence and capitalizing on it with breakthrough creative and smart strategy. As an entrepreneur she quickly built her own successful ad agency based on her intense belief that the best advertising is strategic problem solving.

Advisory Board

  • Ryan Caplan, Founder, former CEO, ColdLight

  • John Loftus, Managing Director, Actua

  • Don Linsenmann, Former VP Business Process Excellence, Sixth Sigma, DuPontCEO and founder Executive Transformation Mentoring, LLC

  • Bill Marvin, President & CEO, InstaMed Transformation Mentoring, LLC

  • Ned Moore, CEO, Clutch

  • Timothy Murphy, President, Thomson Reuters SS; Former Deputy Director FBI

  • Bill Pocklington, CEO, Bellrock Intelligence

  • Scott Snyder, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Senior Fellow, The Wharton School

  • Andy Timm, Ecosystem CTO, PTC