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Silverthread founders and leaders are recognized experts in finance, technology management, software engineering, systems engineering, and metrics.


Daniel Sturtevant

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder

Dan Sturtevant co-founded Silverthread in 2013 to commercialize 15 years of Harvard and MIT research on improving business outcomes for complex software projects. From 2012 through 2015, he researched the empirical foundations of Silverthread’s predictive analytics for design quality and software economics. Dan spent the previous 20 years as a software architect and engineer, manager, and developer at MathWorks, General Dynamics, Veridian, and PSR. His domain experience spans data analytics, computational simulation modeling, cryptography, virtualization, Linux supercomputing, and the fusion of satellite data. Dan has a B.S. in computer engineering from Lehigh University, an M.S. in engineering and management from MIT, and a Ph.D. in engineering systems, also from MIT. Dan is very interested in improving U.S. education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Over the past 6 years, he has created system dynamics models to explore important social, economic, and workforce issues.

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