Riza Berkan, Ph.D

President, Founder, Chief Scientist

Founder of The exClone project, Dr. Berkan is a nuclear scientist by training with a specialization in artificial intelligence and fuzzy logic. He is the author the book Fuzzy Systems Design Principles published by IEEE, and published over 100 scientific articles on artificial intelligence, neural networks, fuzzy logic, and semantics. Dr. Berkan has a decade of experience in semantic search technologies and startups like AnswerChase, hakia, and MoodTrade. He was nominated in the Executive Council of New York’s TEN Awards for Best “Up and Comer”, a prestigious award honoring the best senior executives in New York City, in 2009.

Alan Young

Chief Executive Officer

Alan is a seasoned software executive with extensive experience in the enterprise software and services industry and a track record of successful development of multi-site, multi-country operations and strategies, profitable client and partner relationships, and offshore and international business ventures. Most recently, Alan was Chief Technology Officer for the Global Innovation Software Labs (GISL) at PricewaterHouse Coopers, Inc., where he was responsible for overseeing the strategic, tactical, and actionable aspects of the end-to-end lifecycle of a new software-based business. Prior to PwC, Alan was Chief Product Officer at ANCILE Solutions and has also served in similar executive-level roles at Progress Software, BEA Systems (Oracle), and CA Technologies. He holds an MBA from Boston University, a BS in Computer Science from The University of Texas, El Paso, and a portfolio of patents across various vertical areas in the enterprise software space.

Oguz Akgungor

Chief Technology Officer, Co-founder

Oguz is the application software architect of exClone. He has previously built software systems for credit card automation, and natural gas field operations automations. Oguz was system developer at hakia for 6 years between 2006 and 2012 and senior developer in AIG since 2015. He is the system architect of DrCHAT. Oguz holds a BS degree in Mathematics from Bogazici University, and an M.S. degree in Education Science from Yildiz Teknik University in Istanbul, Turkey. He resides in New York.

David Kuhn, ESQ

General Counsel

David graduated from Harvard in 1989 after achieving academic and athletic awards, as well as playing quarterback for the Ivy League Championship football team in 1987. His career spans being a litigation attorney in NYC, business executive, professional photographer, film producer, and war journalist. He practiced law in Manhattan Supreme Court for 10 years as a criminal defense litigator, and has gone on to serve as counsel for various start-up businesses, events and organizations handling finance, formation, contracts and negotiations. As a journalist, he has been published in Vanity Fair, Vogue, The New York Times, and numerous online publications. His images were published in a Time-Life book about the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001, and he recently embedded at Combat Outpost Boris on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border with the 172nd Infantry, the Blackhawks. He is currently COO of RTG, LLC., and serves as general counsel for Charlotte Street Films, The Eisenhower Project, and exClone, Inc., while also representing select individual clients from his base in New York City.

Dila Baktiroglu

Director, Business Development

Dila has eight years of sales, marketing, and business development experience as well as startup incubator experience as the Chief Engagement Officer at Girisim Fabrikasi. She was the cofounder of Toyji, and director of sales and marketing at Borda Technology. At Microsoft Turkey, Dila was a SMS&P Public Sector Education Specialist, and BizSpark & WebsiteSpark Program Specialist. Dila has a B.A. degree in Public Relations & Rhetorical Advocacy, Minored in Advertising and Management from Purdue University.

Anita Mathews

Advisory Board, Finance

Anita has over 20 years of business and financial management experience. She has extensive experience in complex financial modeling such as restructuring and offshoring strategy, in-depth customer and market analysis, and divestiture, end-of-life and acquisition planning. She managed the planning and analysis for Pegasystems, Akamai Technologies, and Progress Software, where she led the company’s financial planning and analysis in various capacities including worldwide annual planning process, three- to five-year strategy development, and quarterly management reporting. Prior responsibilities also include managing small businesses and nonprofit organizations with finance and operations responsibilities including day-to- day operations, and management reporting. Anita holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from Drexel University and a Master’s in Finance from Harvard University Extension School.

Jacques Durand, M.D.

Advisory Board, Strategic Partner

A Medical Doctor and serial entrepreneur, world specialist in Chatbots for Medicine, living between Singapore, Indonesia and Europe, Jacques is a healthcare specialist with over 24 years of experience. He has deep knowledge of and responsibilities in strategy and business development, clinics operations/management, and medical staff development. As a senior eHealth Project Director, he translates high-level business and user requirements into digital product designs, workflows, and/or requirements that meet business goals and ultimately lead to products providing real and lasting value to users evidenced by ongoing and regular usage. With proven leadership as a "Digital Health Expert" with the ability to manage projects, his special interests include strategic planning, service line development, product development, medical staff development, service redesign, digital health and international healthcare. He has demonstrated skills and success in leadership, team development, project management, multi-cultural relationship development and facilitation.

Neil Mossberg

Advisory Board, Branding and Celebrity Markets

Neil Mossberg has been in charge of business development for his family’s company, World Marketing, since 2000. Neil initially started his career in the fashion world in 1992 as an assistant buyer with The Doneger Group, a leading analyst of global trends and merchandising strategies for the retail and fashion industry. Neil’s successful market analysis and brand strategy was noticeable within the group and, at age 21, he became a men’s buyer for the Urban Outfitters Group in 1993. Neil left Urban Outfitters to become Creative Director of the national retailer County Seat, where he successfully managed all brand acquisition, product planning and marketing for County Seat’s 600 stores nationwide generating sales in excess of $500 million. He also began to work with young entrepreneurs seeking to launch their own lines. As a consultant and brand specialist, Neil worked to launch the hugely successful Alloy catalog, was fashion editor of Urban Latino Magazine and has consulted for companies such as the Limited corp., RJ Reynolds and several of NY’s larger nightlife corps. These efforts caused DNR, the fashion industry standard for news, to name Neil a “fashion young gun” in 1998. His current clients include Steve Harvey and Frank151.com.

Karen Axt, Ph.D, ESQ

Advisory Board, Intellectual Property

Karen Axt is a registered patent attorney with 15+ years of experience assisting and counseling large and small companies (domestic and foreign), as well as individuals and non-profits, with their intellectual property needs. She has expertise in procuring, defending and licensing trademarks and patent rights in a wide range of industries, managing worldwide portfolios of such properties, and procuring US copyright protection. Ms Axt also has a PhD in pharmacology from the University of Chicago and worked as a research scientist at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for 10 years prior to entering the legal profession.

Steve Ardire

Advisory Board, Strategic Partners

Software startup advisor with #AI #machineintelligence, #cognitivecomputing focus. Working with 40 startups over past 20 years, Steve shapes serendipity by interrogating reality to connect and illuminate the dots that matter to generate competitive business strategy with clarity, conviction, passion to drive business model to success.

Emre Kayaalp, M.D., Ph.D


Dr. Emre Kayaalp is a Board-certified Obstetrics and Gynecology specialist. He has held multiple leadership positions at universities and hospitals in the USA and abroad. Currently, he is affiliated with Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology, holding the titles of Assistant Professor, Associate Program Director, and Resident Research Director. Dr. Kayaalp has developed powerful models of medical decision-making with a background in sciences, laboratory research, clinical research, patient care, training residents, and teaching.

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