About Us

The team behind Data-Portraits®

Our Story

Vijilent was conceived by Dr. Rosanna Garcia at a Techstars Startup Weekend in 2015 - a company to leverage the ubiquitousness of social media to learn more about strangers for the sharing economy. To make this endeavor worthwhile, she wanted to create an inclusive workplace, an environment for learning, empowering women, minorities and individuals of any age to explore opportunities in entrepreneurship and STEM. Today, Vijilent creates cutting-edge technologies to scour social media and public records finding actionable data on specific individuals to give the legal and insurance industries competitive insights.

Dr. Rosanna Garcia is interviewed on CBS

Founding Team:

Rosanna

Rosanna is an expert in predictive analytics and entrepreneurship. She holds a PhD in Marketing from Michigan State University, an MBA and a BS in Chemical Engineering. After an Airbnb guest caused $18,000 in damage to her home, she decided to use her data analytics tools for build trust & safety into online transactions.

Dr. Rosanna Garcia

CO-FOUNDER / CEO
Paul

Paul has an MS in Electrical Eng. He is founder of Softricity, a startup that sells product data management software to small manufacturing firms. He was previously at Comdel, Inc., Gloucester, MA, as chief engineer. From modeling how people interact to building semiconductors, Paul is all about that tech.

Paul Rummel

CO-FOUNDER / CTO
Marcos

Marcos is an Electronics Engineering student from Brazil. After a 1-year exchange program in the US, he encountered the great opportunity of working with Vijilent’s intern team. Marcos's key contributions to Vijilent's technology earned him co-founder status in 2018.

Marcos Hollerweger

CO-FOUNDER / DEVELOPER

Research Team:

Laura2

As the Deputy Director of WISE, Laura helps business owners develop their strategic priorities to grow their business and increase profit. The WISE Advise + Assist Team was started by two military spouses who thought that there should be a better career path for those whose lives are affected by the military, moving every 6 months to 3 years. WISE builds careers, not jobs for military spouse, veteran spouse, and veterans.

Laura Early

DEPUTY DIRECTOR, WISE
Anna2

Anna Klingenberg

WISE RESEARCHER
Sara

Sara Dressler

WISE RESEARCHER
Chantalle2

Chantalle Schultz-Rathbun

WISE RESEARCHER
Luiza2

Luíza Ferraz Mançano de Mattos

RESEARCHER
Francis

Francis Garcia

RESEARCHER

Intern Program Members:

Vitor

Vitor, our first intern while an exchange student at NC State, was a quick study, had a solid attitude and did a little bit of everything. He now lives in Brazil and attends Universidade Federal in Rio de Janeiro.

Vitor Piffer

OPERATIONS - 2015-2016
Sebastian

Sebastian, an Electronics Engineer specializing in embedded systems, was the Hardware R&D Lead of a Collision Avoidance System for mines. At Vijilent, he developed, amongst other things, our first mobile app for the iPhone. Sebastian has since moved on to a software development position at Epion Health.

Sebastian Armano

LEAD DEVELOPER - 2015
Bianca

Bianca has a BA in Lingusitics, she studied in Poland, Sweden and Chile and speaks five languages fluently. She is a digital nomad and lived all over the world while working for Vijilent. Bianca takes on business development challenges with an entrepreneurial attitude and spirit - there was nothing she wasn't happy doing. Bianca moved on to Customer Relations Lead at Travis CI in 2017.

Bianca Wilk

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - 2016-2017
Bobby

Bobby was Project Manager with experience working with start-ups around the world. He holds a Master’s degree in Global Innovation Management from both NCSU and IAE Aix-Marseille University. Bobby brought a global mindset and approach to the Vijilent team having worked and studied in Spain, France, and China. He has since moved on to a product management position at Terra Dotta, LLC.

Bobby Brigman

PROJECT MANAGER 2016-2017
Luiz

Luiz, an Industrial Engineering Senior student from Brazil, has experience in project management and process improvement at GPI- Poli/Coppe/UFRJ. He has moved on to new challenges as a logistics analyst at Lojas Americanas in Rio de Janeiro.

Luiz Souza

OPERATIONS - 2016-2017
Andrewk

Andrew, a Biology major at NC State, had experience as a marketing intern at VWR before he joined Vijilent. He has moved on to new challenges as an Associate Consultant at Adivo Associates, LLC.

Andrew Kierstead

MARKETING & BIZ DEV - 2017

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