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Prolego is an AI services company. We are programmers, engineers, data scientists, and product specialists, who believe that AI, much like the internet, is a fundamental technology that is going to change everything.

Kevin and Steve Blank run an innovation workshop at Microsoft’s campus in Beijing, China. 中文?没问题。我会说!
Kevin and Steve Blank run an innovation workshop at Microsoft’s campus in Beijing, China. 中文?没问题。我会说!

Meet Our Founders

Kevin Dewalt Founder & CEO

Kevin helps companies use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to generate billion-dollar revenue opportunities. At In-Q-Tel he helped make over 25 venture capital investments of more than $20M. He worked with Palantir founder Stephen Cohen to deploy the company’s first AI product in the US Intelligence community. At FINRA he ran the machine learning systems which detect anomalies in the billions of NASDAQ stock market events. As CMO of MadKudu he helped transform a data science application into the predictive intelligence sales platform used by Silicon Valley powerhouses Segment.

One of the original advocates of Lean Startup, Kevin is a recognized global leader in helping startups and corporate teams systematically drive innovation. He helped the National Science Foundation create the I-CORPS program and launch the first class with Steve Blank at Stanford.

He graduated #1 in his US Coast Guard Academy class with a degree in Electrical Engineering. His expertise in AI began at Stanford University while earning his Master’s Degree and completing original research under legend Dr. Bernard Widrow.

Russ Rands Founder & COO

Russ has spent the last ​15​ ​years​ leading​ ​corporate​ ​innovation and​ ​product​ ​teams at Fortune 1000 organizations.​ ​He​ ​is currently​ ​focused on helping​​ ​executives​ ​build strategies​ ​and​ ​products​ ​to​ ​take​ ​advantage​ ​of​ ​the​ ​AI revolution. At​ ​Spigit​, Russ led multiple delivery teams in​ the development of ​enterprise-wide, open​ ​innovation​ ​programs​ ​for​ ​such​ ​blue chip​ ​companies​ ​as​ ​​Pfizer​,​ ​​Fidelity​,​ ​​ADP​,​​ ​Lowe’s,​ ​ ​​Estee​ ​Lauder​,​ ​and​ ​​Southern​ ​Company​. At​ ​​CSC​,​ ​Russ​ ​managed​ ​crowdsourced​ ​innovation​ programs ​which​ ​created​ ​over​ ​​$600m​ ​of​ ​value​.​ ​At the​ ​​Corporate​ ​Executive​ ​Board​​ ​he​ ​helped​ ​Chief​ ​Innovation​ ​and​ ​Strategy​ ​Officers​ ​at​ ​Fortune​ ​1000 organizations​ ​develop​ ​large​ ​scale​ ​innovation​ ​programs

Russ​ ​is​ ​a​ ​founding​ ​team​ ​member​ ​in​ ​several​ ​service​ ​and​ ​product​ ​startup​ ​companies.​ ​Most notably, at​ ​​Sperlonga​ ​Data​ ​& ​Analytics​​ ​where he​ helped build ​an​ ​award-winning​ ​services company​ ​which​ ​helped​ ​Wall​ ​Street​ ​banks​ ​remit​ ​condominium​ ​association​ ​fees.Russ​ ​graduated​ ​with​ ​an​ ​M.B.A.,​ ​from​ ​The​ ​George​ ​Washington​ ​University​ ​School​ ​of​ ​Business​ ​and​ ​a B.A.​ ​in​ ​English​ ​from​ ​Brigham​ ​Young​ ​University.