About us

Core Purpose

At rasa.io our core purpose is: To Better Inform the World

The Core Purpose of an organization describes its “why” – the reason it exists. At a fundamental level, a Core Purpose must evoke a deeply and emotionally meaningful response across a broad swath of people far removed from the company. Check out our BHAG.

Core Values

Demand diversity in thought

We demand all of our team members seek out ideas beyond their own. Diverse ideas often come from diverse people and sources. We are creative and seek to turn over stones and solicit ideas from people who may not always be first to share them.

Simpler is better

Find the simplest possible way to solve each problem. Unnecessary steps, features, or processes must be cut with extreme discipline.

Tell it like it is

No matter what, say what you mean and mean what you say. Do this while practicing empathetic listening.

Learn by doing

We are not afraid to start things with little information or insight, experiment, fail, iterate and try again. We strive to find the best way to solve hard problems with a bias towards action. We work hard to share our learning along the way so that we can get better as individuals and as a team.

Measure it

If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. Measure everything that you are shooting for and tell it like it is along the way.

Own it

As a team and as individuals, we own our individual outcomes end to end. When we sign up for something, we get it done. As a team, there is no “they,” there is only “us” and “we,” and we all own our success together. We vigorously debate our goals once we set them; even if we don’t all agree, we all own them together.

Celebrate success

Celebrating success means celebrating success and the steps that lead to the success. We embrace failures along the way and the need to start from a position of inexperience.

Meet The Team

CEO Amith Nagarajan

Amith Nagarajan

Executive Chairman and Founder

Amith has successfully started and scaled a number of technology companies over the past 3 decades. He is an entrepreneur who believes in the principles of Conscious Capitalism. Amith founded rasa.io to partner with brands to better inform the world using conscious business practices and cutting edge technology. Now, alongside our team at rasa.io, Amith works on developing AI to drive meaningful daily engagement between brands and their audiences via personalized content curation. For many years Amith has also been an active early stage investor in technology companies.

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Erica Salm Rench

Chief Operating Officer

After working in enrollment management where she focused on recruitment strategy and marketing, Erica managed a team of online marketers at the largest digital marketing company in the Gulf South. There, she supported the web development, SEO, online advertising, and content marketing teams in executing strategies which elevated organizations to stand out and be seen amongst the chaos of the online marketplace. Now, as the Director of Customer Success at rasa.io, she gets to blend her love of customer support and digital marketing technology in order to support the incredible community of rasa.io customers.

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Paul Christmann

Chief Innovation Officer

Building teams and building products. Paul Christmann started down the path of software development nearly 30 years ago, delivering solutions for the scheduling of aircraft maintenance for one of the largest US Airlines. He has since brought that same passion for solving problems to many different platforms and industries. Over the years, he has discovered an equally important passion: building software teams by creating environments that foster collaboration, and innovation. At rasa.io, Paul is blessed to work with a great group of developers who consistently challenge each other to never rest on our laurels, and always find new paths to further develop our skills and improve our ability to solve the problems of our users.

Jared Loftus

Jared Loftus

Strategic Advisor

Jared has been an entrepreneur his entire life. Whether in the world of artificial intelligence, education, or apparel, he’s always had an eye out for what’s coming next. He disrupted his own brick and mortar business in 2010 by selling it to focus on e-commerce. A year later, Forbes named him College Football’s Biggest Entrepreneur. In 2014, states around the country made a massive shift in secondary education accountability by making the ACT mandatory for all juniors. Three years later, he was helping lead the fastest growing ACT test prep company, and the organization was on the Inc 500 list twice. Today, Jared brings that same level of disruption to newsletters by applying artificial intelligence to the content curation process and delivering a truly unique newsletter to each subscriber.

Elizabeth Crosby of rasa.io

Elizabeth Crosby

Customer Success Specialist

Elizabeth Crosby grew up in New Orleans, LA. She studied Communications Sciences at the University of Mississippi. She loves working with organizations that have a profound impact on the world, hence her role at rasa.io. She also loves helping clients to improve their workflow, she’s a master of efficiency and multi-tasking. Her love of client work has previously had her working with law firms. But she found her way into the startup world by co-founding a social media based coupon app with now patented technology. There are many things to love about New Orleans, but one of Elizabeth’s favorites is the food, particularly, the deep fried food. 

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Emily Dowd

Marketing Manager

Emily grew up in Ithaca, NY, and studied Photography, American Sign Language, and Psychology at Rochester Institute of Technology. She fell in love with New Orleans in 2018. She lived there for eight years before hitting the road to travel the country as a digital nomad. She has worked in event & wedding planning, food service, as a personal assistant, and as a one-to-one specialist for young children with special needs. Eventually, she landed in marketing and will never leave! She specializes in website design, creation, & management, SEO, and email marketing. She loves her dog Gus, her cat Chicken-Boy, and reading Stephen King novels.

Molly Phayer of rasa.io

Molly Phayer

Customer Success Manager

Molly is originally from New Orleans, LA. She went to the University of Georgia in Athens and majored in Art History. After college, she worked for a furniture company as a Sales Manager and Showroom Coordinator. In that position, she learned many transferrable skills that she was able to bring to rasa.io. Her favorite parts of managing customer success at rasa.io include settings goals with clients and seeing those goals be exceeded. She loves when a client is even more surprised with what rasa.io can do for them than they originally thought. She is also a key player on the product development team. She loves to vacation in Chicago (especially in the summer!) and North Carolina.

rasa.io was developed with support from Louisiana Economic Development’s Office of Entertainment Industry Development.