The Team

We are a group of scientists and techies who have put our brains together to come up with a unique way to take your audio and maximize its value to you and the world. While born in Silicon Valley, the concept has rapidly gained popularity across the world and is spreading fast.

Alexei Dunayev, CEO

Alexei DunayevBerkeley-based CEO and serial entrepreneur, Alexei Dunayev has a reputation for creating winning businesses within a market niche. He brings a history of successful prior exits to TranscribeMe in the tech startup space. Alexei has received the ComputerWorld Excellence award and has been involved with a number of non-profit projects. He is a Fulbright Scholar and Stanford MBA graduate, and a CompSci undergrad.

Rene Arvin, VP Sales and Partnerships

Rene ArvinRene Arvin has been successfully leading global sales, marketing and business development for early and mid-stage technology companies for over 20 years. He has helped 6 companies rapidly grow revenue and he was instrumental in helping several companies achieve successful IPO and profitable exits. Rene holds a business finance degree from the Kelly School of Business, Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.

Greg Igor Feerer, CFO

TranscribeMe Chief Financial Officer Greg Feerer is a finance professional who brings start-up expertise to the company. Prior to TranscribeMe Greg raised a $10m round for Greenlight Energy, a clean-tech startup that he co-founded. He is a graduate of USF and Golden Gate University in a Master of Finance degree.

Victor Obolonkin, CTO

Victor ObolonkinComputer programmer and PhD candidate, Victor Obolonkin is the brainpower behind the innovative new technologies employed at TranscribeMe. Victor specializes in scientific programming, speech processing and high performance distributed computations. The results of his research in speech processing and life science have formed the basis of the core TranscribeMe technology. He holds a MSc in Computational Biology from the University of Auckland.


Ken Brickley, Marketing Advisor

Ken BrickleyKen is a visionary and a start-up enterprise guru who has led the development of multiple products to market. Ken is well versed in all aspects of corporate finance, structure and growth. His specific skills in increasing market share against competitive incumbents and local market entrants are extremely valuable to the growth and success of TranscribeMe.

Jim Robinson, Technology Advisor

Jim RobinsonJim brings a vast knowledge base and a wealth of experience to the team. He has led the development of IT technologies from concept to international success for a number of recognized global products and services. He bridges the technological and marketing components within the business. Jim has an astonishing aptitude for securing funds and investment. He was involved in a major acquisition by NASDAQ:KITD in February 2011.

Thiago Almeida, Microsoft Advisor

Thiago AlmeidaThiago Almeida is a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft, with over ten years of experience working as a solutions architect and technical leader. Thiago brings a proven record of accomplishment in designing and delivering solutions in the Asia Pacific region. He specialises in Windows Azure, solutions architecture and technical leadership to deliver integration and middleware solutions.

Ryan CrawCour, Microsoft Advisor

Ryan CrawCourRyan CrawCour of Microsoft New Zealand is a passionate, experienced professional who has been driving solutions across a wide range of vertical industries for over 15 years. With over eight years of experience architecting and designing integrated solutions on the Microsoft platform, he has achieved a solid track record in custom enterprise application and integration solutions.Ryan joined Microsoft to work closely with organisations to realise the power and benefits of using Windows Azure, a Platform-as-a-Service Cloud offering, to change the way applications are built and delivered to users across the globe.

James Reid, International Development Advisor

James ReidJames is a serial entrepreneur and co–founder of multiple, hugely successful, start-up companies in New Zealand and overseas. He is currently the Manager at Kiwi Landing Pad, Chairman at Kea, San Francisco and Owner at Zeal Wine Imports. He offers experience and insights to successful international start-ups from his San Francisco base.