Our Team

Grist is based in New York. We believe that good software and good data are important and can help the world.

Our Team

Dmitry Sagalovskiy

Dmitry Sagalovskiy, Founder & CEO

Dmitry is passionate about writing good code, cutting no corners, and taking new approaches. He has over 18 years of experience as a software engineer and entrepreneur. Prior to working on Grist, Dmitry has worked at Google, and at Hudson River Trading LLC, a quantitative trading firm which he co-founded. He also co-founded New York Math Circle, a non-profit that offers students (and teachers) mathematics enrichment. Dmitry received his BA in Mathematics and MS in Computer Science from Harvard.

Stan Sagalovskiy, Founder & Advisor

Stan joins Grist from BlackRock, where he was a product manager for its core trading systems used to manage billions. He brings the passion for making complex systems easy to use and building user-centered products that drive consumer adoption and business growth. Stan started his career with Accenture in their Business Intelligence group, and has over a decade of experience helping businesses build better software. He received his BA in Computer Science from NYU, and Master of Urban Planning from Hunter College.

Paul Fitzpatrick, CTO

Paul received his Ph.D. in AI at MIT, with Rod Brooks. Paul is a co-founder of the Data Commons Co-op, and the creator of several popular open-source tools, such as the YARP robotics framework and the daff toolkit for comparing and merging tables. Prior to Grist, Paul was a senior researcher at Axon’s AI division, created through acquisition of an NYC-based computer vision start-up he worked at. He grew up on a small farm in Ireland and there were goats involved. He now lives in Montclair, NJ; there are fewer goats involved.

Anais Concepcion, VP Product

Anais is a product marketing strategist with a lifelong appreciation for tech. She brings a keen interest in how well-designed tools can empower people to chase cool, ambitious projects. Prior to joining Grist, she has worked at an AI healthtech company, a platform business consulting firm, and an impact investment fund in Latin America. When she isn’t thinking about how to make databases intuitive, she’s diving deep into literary analysis on her podcast Literary Roadhouse. She received a BA in Economics from Lehigh University.

Cyprien Pindat, Software Engineer

Cyprien is a software engineer with a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction. On a journey to make data more easy to use, Cyprien brings a strong focus for intuitive and efficient UI/UX. He also brings over 10 years of experience building complex systems. Prior to Grist, Cyprien worked for eFront-BlackRock, building their platform for managing investments portfolio and data exchange. Cyprien lived in New York when he joined Grist. He is now back in Paris, France.

Jarosław Sadziński, Software Engineer

Jarek is a software engineer, architect, and professional scrum master. With over 15 years of experience in the field, he worked on numerous projects for the biggest companies in Poland, such as Sanofi, KGHM, ABB, and Toyota Bank. He is very passionate about programming and can talk hours about code smells, afferent/efferent coupling, composition or delegation, and many other fancy terms from developers’ lingo. He is a father of two, and, together with his wife, runs a small online store with the best books for children. Jarek studied Computer Science at the Public University of Technology in Łódź, Poland.

Alex Hall, Software Engineer

Alex has a broad set of skills, but his main expertise is in Python. He works on several open source projects in his spare time, mostly related to learning, understanding, and debugging code better. Previously he worked at BusinessOptics for 5 years building tools to better manage and analyse data. He studied Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and now lives there with his wife and two dogs.

George Gevoian, Software Engineer

George is a software engineer with a passion for writing fast, intuitive web applications. Prior to joining Grist, he had worked at a meal kit startup in Ventura, CA and the Naval Air Warfare Center at Point Mugu, CA. He studied Computer Science at California State University Channel Islands, and currently resides in Simi Valley, CA.

Natalie Misasi

Natalie Misasi, Customer Engineer

Natalie is dedicated to helping people be successful in using complex systems more effectively. She formerly hails from the aerospace industry, where she worked as a rocket engineer on NASA’s Space Launch System. She is a passionate Lego collector and is on a mission to become a Junior Ranger at every US National Park Site. Natalie studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado – Denver, and currently resides in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Robin Terry

Robin Terry, Communications Associate

Robin Terry has a passion for all things tech and productivity. Prior to working with Grist, she has served in Communications Director and Communications Advisor positions for nonprofits, tech companies, and the Obama Administration. She holds a Master’s in Global Communications from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and a Bachelors in International Affairs from the University of Arkansas. When she is done being a news junkie, Robin is an avid reader and baker.