Magnet AR

Who are we?

Our team met at a Techstars AI & IoT hackathon in 2017


Our Team

Prior to Magnet our team as Management Consultants, Independent Contractors, and employees has over 40+ years of experience and have completed 40+ projects for large enterprise clients. Mr. Salandy-Defour was also invited to the UN to speak on the impacts of emerging technology on sustainable tourism and to Geneva to talk about AI for good. Ms. Gandhi has led the buildout of a family hotel chain in India with 3 facilities and approximately 60 rooms.

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Scott salandy-defour

Scott is a former strategy and innovation consultant with over 8 years of experience focused on helping large enterprises utilize emerging technologies. He has worked for a variety of enterprise clients helping them deploy emerging technology pilot programs.

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Jacob Madden

Jacob is a full-stack software engineer with a masters degree in intelligent robotics. Jacob brings technical expertise and execution experience, having helped startups and large enterprises tackle complex technical challenges


Payal Gandhi

Payal is a corporate strategist with an MBA from Wharton. She has prior experience as a Director of Real Estate Development & Investments at Starwood Hotels Group bringing deep hospitality expertise. She is currently Head of Investment Analysis @ IHG Kimpton Hotels.

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Ademola Adewale-Sadik

Ademola is a business strategist with an MBA from Harvard and a JD from Yale. His expertise sits at the intersection of investing, economic development and geopolitics. Formerly a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and an M&A lawyer at Wachtell Lipton, he has worked on infrastructure, real estate and agribusiness deals across both developed (North America and Europe) and developing (West Africa and Latin America) markets.


Our Original Pitch and Team Photo: March 18th, 2017

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