Apera AI's management team and board of directors have experience with several high-growth companies.

Apera AI management team

Apera AI's leadership team has considerable experience in high-growth technology companies and the robotics / automation space. Collectively, they have more than U.S.$1.5 billion in successful exits.

Sina Afrooze is Apera AI's CEO. He previously worked at Avigilon and Amazon.

Sina Afrooze

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder

Sina is a technical entrepreneur in artificial intelligence, machine learning and systems engineering, with more than 20 years of experience. He was a founding engineer at Avigilon, an innovator in the surveillance market acquired by Motorola for U.S.$1.2 billion. He was then a major contributor to the SageMaker Reinforcement Learning service used to train AI for robotic simulation at Amazon Web Services (AWS). He holds 10 patents in the fields of AI, digital imaging, image processing, and media streaming. Sina holds a Bachelor of Systems Engineering from Simon Fraser University.

Armin Khatoonabadi is Apera AI's Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for implementing 4D Vision in partnership with integrators and end-users.

Armin Khatoonabadi

Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder

Armin is a serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience crossing engineering, business development, operations and project management. He holds a Master of Engineering degree from Tehran University and an MBA from Sharif University.

Manuel Sordo is Apera AI's Chief Revenue Officer and brings experience in the international sales and marketing of robotics

Manuel Sordo

Chief Revenue Officer

Manuel brings more than 25 years of sales and business management experience to Apera AI. He has considerable commercial expertise in the automation and robotics markets. Most recently, Manuel was Universal Robots’ Regional President for Latin America. Manuel holds an MBA from California Intercontinental University.

Eric Petz is Apera AI's Head of Marketing and brings considerable experience in leading growth for high-tech B2B companies.

Eric Petz

Head of Marketing

Eric brings 20+ years of experience marketing fast-growth, disruptive B2B technologies. Most recently, he led the marketing team at Vanrx Pharmasystems, which placed #1 on the Canadian Deloitte Fast 50 list. Vanrx was acquired in 2021 by Cytiva, part of the Danaher Corporation. He holds an MBA focusing on technology commercialization from the University of Alberta.