Vishion Advisors

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Vishion has five expert advisors assisting with our business and product development strategy. With specialties in e-commerce strategy, user experience and color management, our advisors provide over 75+ years of industry knowledge to the Vishion team.

JOSH WEISBERG

Josh Weisberg manages the AI Camera and Computational Photography effort, leading an effort focused on incubating Microsoft’s AI computer vision technology from research into new products. Both an avid photographer and technologist, Josh has more than 20 years’ experience in the high tech industry and has authored 4 books on digital imaging and color management, and was formerly a professional photographer shooting for the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC.

Josh has worked on a variety of computer vision and imaging projects at Microsoft, from Windows XP to robotics research in MSR. Prior to his role at Microsoft, Josh spent several years at Apple, as well as 4 early stage start-ups. Josh studied digital imaging at the Rochester Institute of Technology and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of San Francisco.

 

JERRY KINGKADE

Jerry Kinkade’s career began in local advertising sales, climbing the ladder and achieving greater leadership roles across the US, Europe and Canada over a span of 20 years. His primary focus was turning around underperforming teams into high growth organizations. Jerry joined Houzz in 2012, scaling their marketplace sales and operations organization to a team of more than 1,000 employees in four centers across the US. Jerry is a dynamic speaker, trainer and mentor. He is working with the Vishion team to enhance their sales and operations strategy. He resides in New York City.

 

 

JENS ALM

Jens Alm has over 18 years of software development experience. His expertise includes architecture, software analysis, design, development and systems integration in large, complex environments. He has worked with multiple Fortune 50 companies, most often as a team lead to help organize other developers and to help mentor junior developers. Jens studied Computer Science at Sweden’s Uppsala University.

 

 

YESMEEN EL-SHAFEY

A San Francisco native, Yesmeen El-Shafey has spent over a decade partnering with creative and development teams throughout Silicon Valley to define, design, develop and launch world-class, award-winning products for some of the world’s leading technology brands. With a portfolio that ranges from enterprise to entertainment, Yesmeen is passionate about creating products that solve problems, provide enrichment, and blend seamlessly into a user’s life.

She’s skilled at building and scaling high-functioning design teams, and loves to mentor creative people to help unleash their potential, sharing their gifts with the world. Yesmeen graduated with honors from James Madison University (JMU) with degrees in Communication and Graphic Design, and with honors from Arizona State University (ASU) with a Masters in Mass Communication and Journalism. She is an active advocate for young women and minorities in technology, and served as a guest professor at ASU, teaching a course on Critical Thinking and Communication Skills.

 

Eric Olson

Eric Olson is a senior executive and strategic thought leader, specializing in retail innovation. During his 16-year career at Nordstrom, Eric held multiple roles spanning eCommerce, supply chain, merchandising, omni-channel and strategy. He has a passion for tackling and solving complex problems, identifying new business opportunities and working with startups to create next-generation digital or physical customer-centered experiences that push retail to the next level. Currently, Eric works as a consultant and as a mentor and advisor to retail and retail technology startups. He sits on several advisory boards and participates as a mentor through some local accelerators and incubators in Seattle.

 

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