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Dan Preston is the CEO of Metromile, a San Francisco-based startup that is revolutionizing car insurance through technology with its pay-per-mile insurance model and industry-leading AI-driven claims experience. Dan joined Metromile in 2013 as the Chief Technology Officer before becoming the Chief Executive Officer in 2014.
Under his leadership as CEO, Metromile has experienced massive policy, premium and employee growth. The company has also established itself as the industry leader in leveraging Artificial Intelligence and machine learning to improve the customer experience and lower combined ratio. Metromile has been voted one of the Best Places to Work by Glassdoor for two consecutive years.
Prior to joining Metromile, Dan was the co-founder and CTO of AisleBuyer, a mobile retail innovator that was acquired by Intuit in April 2012. He has published several research papers on machine learning with applications such as astrophysics, remote sensing, and computer vision.
In his personal time, Dan provides tech assistance to Embrace Kulture, a non-profit that provides assistance to children with special needs in Uganda, where his wife is the Executive Director.
Dan holds a master's degree in Computer Science with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Computer Vision from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Brandeis University, where he received the Michtom Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Computer Science and graduated Summa Cum Laude with highest honors in Computer Science.
Dan, his wife, Christa, and their miniature Schnauzer, Mac, live in San Francisco.