Bennett Barouch, Senior Software Executive
Technical expertise in architecture, high level and detailed design, and implementation of high security, high volume, high availability SaaS and locally hosted, enterprise and consumer-facing applications and backends from concept through finished product, from user experience through data persistence.
Management expertise in product strategy, feature definition, staffing, product roadmaps, internal and external presentations, engineering management, agile product development process, and inter-disciplinary team relationships and efficiency.
Certified in ITIL Foundations, and as both a Scrum Master and a Scrum Product Owner, as well as being an experienced hands-on engineer and leader.
Bennett Barouch has experience at several startup companies, and in established, larger companies, spanning the domains of circuit design automation, compiler technology, secure networking, IT management systems, financial software, enterprise infrastructure, and consumer software. His end users have ranged from individual retail consumers to some of the largest companies in the world.
Work under Bennett’s leadership produced a "virtual personal assistant" (like Siri) that could understand 20 million English phrases and respond with a wide array of information and complete computer-telephony integration. This work was made part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution, for Outstanding Achievement in Information Technology 11 years before Apple released Siri, and became the basis of the OnStar virtual assistant found in GM automobiles.