KnuVerse is a passionate team of technologists, engineers, and scientists who are committed to delivering products with the highest levels of performance.


Dan Goldin
Dan Goldin

Chairman, President & CEO

After an illustrious career leading large government and industry organizations, Dan Goldin finds great satisfaction in running his own company. Prior to founding KnuEdge, Dan was the longest tenured NASA Chief, serving across three presidential administrations and leading the agency through its renaissance. His accomplishments read like a Harvard Business Review case study in successful execution: For instance, as NASA Chief he guided the redesign and delivered the International Space Station, initiated bold robotic exploration of Mars, formed the Astrobiology Institute to better understand the origin, evolution and destiny of life in the universe, and without incident put a record number of people into space, all while reducing the agency’s planned budget by 33%.

In founding KnuEdge, Dan decided to focus on neuro-biologically-based technology, and joined the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego as a Senior Fellow, to learn Neuroscientific principles from Nobel Prize winner Dr. Gerald Edelman. He then organized a group of private investors who were willing to engage in a long technology development phase that would enable truly “swing for the fences” breakthrough innovations.


Kate Dilligan
Kate Dilligan

EVP & GM

Named one of 2016’s Speech Luminaries by Speech Technology magazine, Kate Dilligan has been with KnuVerse since its founding in 2005. Kate serves the standard bearer for a world class product line and has been a passionate proponent for the speech processing technology since its earliest stages. Operationally, she oversees the U.S. government programs, corporate partnerships, commercial customers. Kate left a career in political fundraising and strategy to earn her MBA from Stanford. She earned her BA from Smith College.


Xavier Monraz
Xavier Monraz

Director of Engineering

Xavier Monraz joined KnuEdge with the first set of engineers in 2007 and leads the speech engineering team. Xavier is a hands on leader that has moved up the ranks and is passionate about realizing ideas and successfully delivering cutting-edge technology.  Beginning with his contributions to KnuEdge’s early brain inspired technology, to being an integral part of the current speech processing technology, he has been involved with all aspects of the development of our speech products. He earned his BS in Computer Engineering from UCSD.