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Leadership

Corey Patton
Co-founder / CEO

Prior to co-founding Pramana, Corey drove Intel Saffron's objectives in bringing AI to sports teams and leagues. From evangelizing and implementing an associative memories approach in MLB drafting to ingraining the virtues of Intel Edge Computing inside the connected stadium; Corey has had his finger on the pulse of a holistic sports technology viewpoint for years.

Before the Intel/Saffron acquisition, he helped drive the creation of a robust application that resolves issues and defects in the manufacturing world for Fortune 100 companies. He also flexed his creative talents as Saffron’s director of marketing, where he was personally responsible for analyst briefings, branding and creative production.

Chet Patel
Co-founder / CTO

Before co-founding Pramana, Chet lead the development of Intel Saffron's AI platform and products. Working with customers, creating new technology, driving innovation and deploying products in multiple verticals including Financial Services Industry, Aerospace, Manufacturing and Government sector.

At Saffron, Chet helped architect the creation of several new technologies including a proprietary platform built on associative memories. In addition, he developed several applications that helped customers run AI workloads to solve problems such as Similarity, Classification, Novelty, Recommendation and Personalization. 

Advisors

Bill Squadron
Senior Advisor

Bill Squadron has been an executive, government official and attorney in the sports media, technology and data fields for more than 25 years, and is currently Special Counsel to Genius Sports, a global leader in data, analytics and betting services. Prior to his role at Genius Sports, he served as President of Bloomberg Sports, which created groundbreaking data and analytics products for multiple sports, both in the U.S. and internationally. Bloomberg Sports was named by SportsPro Magazine in 2014 as one of the “Top 50 Companies Shaping Sports” globally, and by Fast Company Magazine in 2011 as one of the “Most Innovative Companies in Sports.” The Bloomberg Sports business was sold to Vista Equity Partners in 2015.

Previously, Mr. Squadron was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Sportvision, Inc., which pioneered the creation of technologies that enrich sports telecasts. Sportvision’s inventions under Mr. Squadron’s leadership included the company’s Emmy-winning 1st and Ten® yellow first down line, the “K Zone” baseball tracking technology, and the NASCAR Race F/X system. In 2001, Ernst & Young named Mr. Squadron New York City Entrepreneur of the Year in the media category, and in 2014 he received the Executive of the Year Award from the NYU Sports Business Society. In 2019 he was honored with Coro New York’s Lewis Rudin Civic Leadership Award.

Mr. Squadron has also headed advanced media and technology in North America for IMG, launching and managing digital products and services for sports clients such as Tiger Woods, Maria Sharapova and Jeff Gordon, and has served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, at News Corporation. From 1990-93, he was Commissioner of the New York City Department of Telecommunications and Energy in the Dinkins Administration, overseeing cable franchising and regulation, and representing the nation’s municipalities on federal cable policy as President of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). Prior to that role, he was a partner in the law firm of Morrison & Foerster.

   

Mr. Squadron is currently a visiting professor in Elon University’s undergraduate Sport Management program, where he teaches Sports Law, Leadership, and Analytics & Technology. He has also taught sports management at Columbia University and Washington University in St. Louis, and Administrative Law at the Georgetown University Law Center.

  Mr. Squadron serves on the Boards of the Coro New York Leadership Center and the Our Energy Policy Foundation. He has a B.A. in English Literature from Swarthmore College, and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.