Brian Schimpf is Co-Founder and CEO of Anduril Industries where he drives the strategic direction and product roadmap of the defense technology company.
Prior to Anduril, Brian was Director of Engineering at Palantir Technologies, where he led a large engineering organization developing and deploying data integration and analysis products. He served numerous domestic and international government organizations across the intelligence, defense, and law enforcement sectors.
Previously, Brian was the Founder and Lead of Cornell University’s autonomous vehicle research program where his teams competed in DARPA’s Grand Challenge and Urban Challenge. Brian graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering.
Trae’ Stephens is Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Anduril Industries, and a Partner at venture capital firm Founders Fund, where he invests across sectors with a particular interest in startups operating in the government space.
Previously, Trae’ was an early employee at Palantir Technologies, where he led teams focused on growth in the intelligence/defense space as well as international expansion, helping large organizations solve their hardest data analysis problems. He was also an integral part of the product team, leading the design and strategy for new product offerings. While at Palantir, Trae’ also served as an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University.
Prior to Palantir, Trae’ worked as a computational linguist building enterprise solutions to Arabic/Persian name matching and data enrichment within the United States Intelligence community. He began his career working in the office of then Congressman Rob Portman and in the Political Affairs Office at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC immediately following the installation of Hamid Karzai’s transitional government. Trae’ graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.