About Us

ABOUT US

IMAIGE AI (pronounced Image AI) was created to help the people and businesses manage the growing deluge of multimedia we create and/or generate on a daily basis. Our solutions focus on personalized AI that automates insight generation, and the curating/organizing of externally stored visual memories for individuals and content for enterprises. 

Our Story

IMAIGE, Inc. was created to enhance the human experience by solving one of the most common modern problems, i.e. generating and then passively collecting using too much multimedia. Personal and enterprise multimedia creations overtax our time, tools, and ability to manage content.

IMAIGE is solving these issues for today and the future; with the help of systems that take over frustrating image curation and cataloging tasks. IMAIGE AI curates and records image details just like you or any of your trusted employees.

IMAIGE is here to ensure every company and consumer has access to the personalized multimedia experience they deserve.

Reach out, we’d love to chat! Troy DeBraal – CEO 

Imaige Analytics is committed to using AI ethically.  We believe in having transparency with our users and all the aspects of their data. We strive to ensure that our systems and users data is used for their benefit.
Troy DeBraal is a member of the Real Time Society’s Artificial Intelligence in the Visual Arts special interest group to advise on AI ethics and innovation topics. 

meet the team

Troy Debraal, Company Founder & CEO

Troy DeBraal Company Founder & CEO

Company founder, Troy DeBraal, also serves as CEO of IMAIGE. Before being inspired to create the world’s first personalized A.I., Troy was COO at San Diego Legion a founding franchise in Major League Rugby... Read more

NIck Tirrell CTO

Nick Tirrell serves as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining IMAIGE, Inc. in 2023, he held technology leadership roles at organizations large and small across Health & Wellness, Live Events, and CPG sectors. Nick lives on New Hampshire’s Seacoast.... Read more

Gabriel Hatcher, AI Scientist

Gabriel Hatcher AI Scientist

Gabriel Hatcher is an AI Scientist at IMAIGE, Inc. Prior to IMAIGE, he worked on applying deep learning and machine learning methods... Read more

Caleb Balbera Backend Software Engineer

Before joining IMAIGE, Caleb worked as a software engineering consultant to enterprises building new products, upgrading to the latest.... Read more

Nick Gara Technical Lead

Nick Gara applies his engineering expertise to drive innovation in software and AI. His professional journey, marked by..... Read more

Fernando Ramirez, API and Microservices Technical Lead

Fernando Ramirez API and Microservices Technical Lead

Fernando Ramirez is the API and Microservices Technical Lead at IMAIGE, Inc. Most recently he deployed a service-oriented architecture (SOA) project... Read more

Advisors

Andrew Schmied, Strategic Advisor

Andrew Schmied Strategic Advisor

Andrew Schmied started as a Strategic Advisor with IMAIGE in 2020. He is a graphics industry veteran, deep tech entrepreneur and CSO at M2 Insights. Andrew brings advanced... Read more

Dr. Hairong Qi, AI Community Advisor

Dr. Hairong Qi AI Community Advisor

Dr. Hairong Qi is currently the Gonzalez Family Professor with the Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee ... Read more

Justin Williams, Chief AI Officer

Justin Williams Board Advisor on AI

Justin Williams serves as the Board Advisor on AI . Previously he has led innovative technology solution teams for Fortune 100 companies like Microsoft and United Health Group. His past leadership positions include Founder... Read more

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Nick Gara

Technical Lead

Nick Gara applies his engineering expertise to drive innovation in software and AI. His professional journey, marked by diverse roles in software development, reflects his deep passion for technology and problem-solving. Away from the keyboard, Nick is equally skilled with his hands, enjoying car repairs and various home renovation projects. 

Dr. Hairong Qi, AI Community Advisor

DR. HAIRONG QI

AI COMMUNITY ADVISOR

Dr. Hairong Qi is currently the Gonzalez Family Professor with the Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Qi’s research in imaging, computer vision and machine learning is supported by the National Science Foundation and NASA among others.

James Mone, Chief Operating Officer

James Mone

Chief Operating Officer

James Mone serves as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining IMAIGE, Inc. in 2020, he was Head of Product at Neuralify, focused on enterprise enablement in the Machine Learning and Automation space. James has held leadership positions at KPMG, Cynergy, and UCLA. James resides in Portland, OR and enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his wife and two daughters.
Justin Williams, Chief AI Officer

Justin Williams

Board Advisor on AI

Justin Williams serves as the Board Advisor on AI Previously he led innovative technology solution teams for Fortune 100 companies like Microsoft and United Health Group. Past leadership positions include Founder of Tinman Kinetic, LLC and Directorships at KPMG and digital agency Cynergy. He’s commitment to ethical AI, philanthropy and loves restoring classic cars with his kids. No microchips allowed!

Imanne El Maâchi, Lead AI Scientist

Imanne El Maâchi

Lead AI Scientist

Imanne has a biomedical engineering bachelor’s degree and a computer engineering master degree from Polytechnique Montreal. Before joining Imaige, Imanne worked in R&D to develop AI medical algorithms in the medical imaging industry in Canada. Outside of her work, Imanne loves outdoor activities and reading.

NIck Tirrell

CTO

Nick Tirrell serves as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining IMAIGE, Inc. in 2023, he held technology leadership roles at organizations large and small across Health & Wellness, Live Events, and CPG sectors. Nick lives on New Hampshire’s Seacoast and enjoys skiing, cycling, and wildlife.

Patrick Rogers

Project Management

Patrick Rogers leads Project Management at IMAIGE, Inc. In the past, he assisted organizations such as Paypal, theCHIVE, Atmosphere Tv, with Agile processes and tools. In 2019, he was recognized by the Austin Agile Alliance as an “Agent of Evolution” for Agile processes. Outside of work, Patrick’s time goes into his passion for hobby game development, martial arts, and his three kids.
Oscar Hernandez, Systems Engineer and Integrations Lead

Oscar Hernandez

Systems Engineer and Integrations Lead

Oscar Hernandez is the Systems Engineer and Integrations Lead at IMAIGE, Inc. His diverse technical background in cloud engineering, automation, and service development – along with a strong customer service ethic – have served him well during his career at companies like BYPRICE. Out of work, Oscar enjoys bouldering in remote areas and mastering a variety of percussion instruments.

Caleb Balbera

Backend Software Engineer

Before joining IMAIGE, Caleb worked as a software engineering consultant to enterprises building new products, upgrading to the latest architectures and streamlining data flow. He lives in Denver, Colorado and spends his time outside of work skiing, cooking, reading, and playing soccer. 

Andrew Schmied

Strategic Advisor

Andrew Schmied started as a Strategic Advisor with IMAIGE in 2020. He is a graphics industry veteran, deep tech entrepreneur and CSO at M2 Insights. Andrew brings advanced HMI, 3D, MIMD and AI solutions to Consumer, Enterprise, and Industrial sectors. Andrew’s work with Samsung, Apple, Microsoft, Intel, has created new digital experiences, environmental benefits, and analytic capabilities.
Gabriel Hatcher, AI Scientist

Gabriel Hatcher

AI Scientist

Gabriel Hatcher is an AI Scientist at IMAIGE, Inc. Prior to IMAIGE, he worked on applying deep learning and machine learning methods to control system problems for aerospace applications and using black body optimization techniques to accelerate interplanetary mission design. His main passions are using technology to help others and combining knowledge from diverse fields to create new solutions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a minor in business. Outside of work, he enjoys photography, art, making things, and picking up new hobbies!

Mike Goergen

VP, Strategic Partnership

Mike Goergen is VP of Strategic Partnerships at IMAIGE, developing relationships to help them grow revenue and build long-term value. Prior to joining IMAIGE, Inc. he spent time in key leadership positions across multiple startups, PE, and VC backed firms designing GTM strategies, creating channel verticals, c-level relationships, and leading sales teams. Mike  lives in a suburb of  Minneapolis, MN where he spends time with his wife and three children.
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Troy Debraal, Company Founder & CEO

Troy DeBraal

Company Founder & CEO

Company founder, Troy DeBraal, serves as CEO of IMAIGE. Before being inspired to create the world’s first personalized A.I., Troy was COO at San Diego Legion a founding franchise in Major League Rugby,  led digital transformation for multiple Fortune 100 companies at Cynergy, and was a part of leadership at KPMG. Out of the office Troy enjoys making art, digging for old soul records, and cooking with family.