Sunday, January 23, 2022

Torch.AI Hires Chief Strategy Officer

LEAWOOD, Kan. — The artificial intelligence (AI)-based data processing software maker Torch.AI is welcoming a chief strategy officer (CSO). 

Torch.AI hired Adam Lurie for the CSO position, according to the company last month.

Lurie will accelerate the expansion and reach of Torch.AI’s capabilities across customer segments and oversee corporate development activity, ensuring a “mission-focused culture remains at the company’s core.”

Lurie brings 20 years of experience with organizations in the information technology and services sectors.

Most recently, he served as president of Exiger’s federal solutions division. Lurie was responsible for leading Convergent Solutions through its acquisition by Exiger in 2019.

Previously, he held senior positions at several companies: Social Intelligence, Haystax Technology, General Dynamics Information Technology, and Convergent Solutions. 

Torch.AI recently announced the acquisition of DataTech, a U.S. Department of Defense-focused data storage and analysis software company. Torch.AI anticipates additional acquisition activity to “accelerate the growth of the company.” 

“I’m proud to join an organization known for being a trailblazer in AI and large-scale data enablement,” Lurie said.

Lurie said he’ll be leveraging his acquisition experience in the CSO role.

Brian Weaver, chairman and CEO of Torch.AI, said Lurie is “a great guy, brilliant business strategist, and has that entrepreneurial hunger we appreciate here.”

“Adam has a proven track record of taking care of people and building businesses by deploying innovative solutions focused on customer outcomes,” Weaver said. “Leading multiple companies through merger and acquisition activity, Adam also gets how to effectively drive growth and execute forward thinking businesses within their respective markets.

“Adam will be leading an aggressive acquisition strategy that complements the rapid growth we’ve been experiencing, and we have more on the horizon.”

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