About Us

Yva.AI is a Menlo Park, CA based company that is dedicated to helping companies retain the best talent, build engaged teams and achieve more. Our team consists of PhD’s from around the world and professionals with more than 10 years of experience working in AI, NLP, semantic and search engine technologies. Based on this experience, we developed Yva - the AI-driven People Analytics and performance management system. Our unique capabilities set us apart: predicting resignations of key employees, identifying interpersonal conflicts, increasing sales by up to 15%, designing success profiles of best performers, and more. The result of our work is Yva - the system that makes employees happy and increases companies’ profits!


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Eric S. Pelletier
CEO Yva Technologies, Co-founder

25 years of experience in strategy and private equity, as a Partner at Bain and Oliver Wyman. 10 years of experience in HR at Hay Group/Korn Ferry where he started and run the Strategic Workforce Planning practice. Multiple publication on Corporate Performance and people.

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Gary A. Fowler
President, Co-founder

Co-Founder 7 startups including GVA LaunchGurus (Top accelerator), IPO (CKSW), Co-Chairman of the Year AmCham Innovation Committee, TEDX speaker

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David Yang
Chairman, Co-founder

Started 9 companies, including ABBYY, world leader in  OCR, NLP, AI, 1300 employees, 16 offices, 13 countries,«Technology Pioneer» by the World Economic Forum, author of multiple patents, publications and a book.

Board of Advisors

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Bill Reichert
Managing Director at Garage Technology Ventures

Entrepreneur, venture capitalist, mentor, author, speaker, board member advisor, educator, partner, spouse, parent, and general enthusiast. Not always in that order.

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Rick Orloff
CISSP, Vice President and CSO at Code42

Rick has developed and lead critical security programs at one of the largest Fortune 5 companies in the world, Apple Inc. and was the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at eBay. He is one of the top recognized global experts in security with over 20 years of experience.

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Nicholas Davidov
Gagarin Capital Partners,
Advisor Masquerade Technologies

Business development and corporate strategy executive. Private Equity investments manager with a vast experience of sourcing, structuring and adding value to deals. Strategy visionary with effective hands-off management approach in portfolio companies, enabling rapid capitalisation growth.

Yva Team

The Yva Team consists of 17 members. Our engineers specialize in search, natural language processing, machine learning, deep learning, computational linguistics, applied mathematics, AI engineering, complex tasks in images and text analysis, speech recognition, analytics, neural networks, clusterization, semantic search, cloud, web and mobile solutions.