Executive Leadership

A team owning decades of experience providing high-value goods and services across key categories, including information technology, information science, enterprise content and document management, and publishing. Each member is committed to delivering the highest quality of services to our worldwide client base, and to maximizing value for our stakeholders.

CEO & president

Jack S. Abuhoff

Mr. Abuhoff has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since September 15, 1997, and a director of the Company since its founding in 1988. Mr. Abuhoff served as Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors from May 2001 to June 2020.

Since joining the company, Mr. Abuhoff has focused Innodata on helping information and media companies create and maintain leading information products. Its strategy has been to bring advanced technologies together with global resources to create efficient and effective content operations.

From 1995 to 1997 he was Chief Operating Officer of Charles River Corporation, an international systems integration and outsourcing firm. From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Abuhoff was employed by Chadbourne & Parke, LLP in connection with its joint venture with Goldman Sachs to develop capital projects in China. He practiced international corporate law at White & Case LLP from 1986 to 1992.

Mr. Abuhoff holds an B.A degree in English from Columbia College (1983) and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School (1986).

Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer

Ashok Kumar Mishra

Mr. Mishra has been the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since January 2007. Prior to 2007 Mr. Mishra held senior level positions with the Company and its subsidiaries for more than nine years.

Prior to joining Innodata in 1997, Mr. Mishra was Deputy General Manager Switching Production in ITI Ltd, a premier Telecom manufacturer in India, where he held various management positions in Production, Planning, Process and Quality areas between 1977 to 1997 at its Banglore, RaeBareli and Mankapur plants.

Mr. Mishra holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pantnagar University (1976). He also has Component Manufacturing Technical Training from Alcatel France (1985) and completed a condensed MBA course from Indian Institute of Management Banglore (1995).

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Marissa Espineli

Marissa (Mariz) Espineli has served the Company as Vice President of Finance since January 2012. Before 2012, Ms. Espineli held the Corporate Controller role leading the Company’s Finance Organization. Ms. Espineli has a span of more than 25 years of experience gained from reputable organizations from Audit, FMCG, and the I.T. Industry.

Prior to joining Innodata [1990 – 2001], Ms. Espineli held a significant role as a Plant Controller of Borden Chemicals Philippines, a subsidiary of Borden, Inc., one of the largest producers of food and beverage, consumer, and industrial products, in the U.S. . Her career started in public accounting as Senior Auditor specializing in taxation and financial audit. 

Ms. Espineli is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration- Finance and Accounting from the University of the East (1984).

Senior Vice President, Synodex

R. Douglas Kemp

Since 2011, Mr. Kemp has been the Senior Vice President of Innodata and the managing partner of Synodex LLC, a subsidiary of Innodata. Synodex provides unique digital information and transformation services to the insurance and medical industries, including underwriting support services and workflows. Prior to joining Innodata, Mr. Kemp was a Senior Product Manager with Bloomberg for over 18 years with responsibility for multiple lines of financial and legal digital information. A former Director and Executive Committee Member of the Software Information Industry Association (SIIA) in Washington, DC., Mr. Kemp was actively involved in numerous global data initiatives and standards projects over many years. He received his B.A. from Gettysburg College and graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa and holds a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. He is the inventor of 10 issued U.S. Patents in legal information technology and advanced search.

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Amy Agress

Ms. Agress was elected as Senior Vice President in April 2016. She also serves as Corporate Secretary, having been elected to that position in June 2001, and as the Company’s General Counsel. Prior to joining Innodata in 1996, she was an associate at a general practice law firm in New York City.

Ms. Agress holds a J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law (1989) and a B.A. degree from New York University (1986).

Chief Executive Officer, Agility PR Solutions

Martin Lyster

Martin Lyster took the reins as CEO of Agility PR Solutions in October of 2016. With over 20 years experience in technology and operations, and as a founding member and Chief Operations Officer at MediaMiser (now Agility PR Solutions) since 2003, Mr. Lyster brings extensive PR technology experience to his role as CEO.

Mr. Lyster has participated in several acquisitions to date, including the sale of MediaMiser to Innodata in 2014, the acquisition of Bulldog Reporter in 2014, and more recently the acquisition of Agility in 2016. He is a father of four and enjoys traveling back to Australia to visit family and stay in touch with his roots. Mr. Lyster has a Bachelor of Commerce in accounting from Curtin University of Technology.

Chief Product & Marketing Officer

Rahul Singhal

Prior to joining Innodata, Mr. Singhal was Chief Product Officer at Equals 3, an AI marketing platform which won several accolades including Gartner Cool Vendor, CES Top 5, and IBM Watson ISV award. Before Equals 3, Mr. Singhal spent 12 years at IBM, the last three of which he spent leading the product portfolio for the Watson Platform which included a collection of APIs for vision, speech, data and language. During his tenure at Watson, he grew usage of the services by over 100X and launched over 15 new services.  

Prior to Watson, Mr. Singhal was a member of IBM’s Strategy and Transformation Practice. Mr. Singhal is also an Adjunct professor at New York University (NYU) where he teaches Competitive Strategy and Advanced Experimental Design and Machine Learning. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children and enjoys swimming, playing tennis and reading.

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