Shirin Nikaein ’08, MS ’10

Shirin Nikaein

Co-Founder and CEO,

Shirin Nikaein is the co-founder & CEO of, software that uses behavioral science to coach people to provide employee performance feedback/reviews that are meaningful and inclusive. Nikaein previously led engineering, analytics and product management for many tech companies; her fraud-fighting artificial intelligence products have been used by such companies as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, UPS and Tinder. Nikaein is the first person in her family to be born in the United States and attend college. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, as well as an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.