Our Story


Rank One Computing was founded in 2015 by a team of engineers intent on improving the accuracy, speed and efficiency of automated face recognition algorithms, as well as providing other algorithms for extracting content-based information from images and videos.

Prior to founding Rank One, the team's principals studied face recognition and image retrieval algorithms and applications in both academia and as federal contractors. The academic legacy of the Rank One team includes an extensive collection of peer-reviewed publications on the topic of automated face recognition, the development of the popular open source face recognition system OpenBR, and the licensing of software algorithms. The team’s legacy as federal contractors includes providing the software development, algorithm evaluation, and system engineering services to multiple government agencies.

Our Leadership Team


Brendan Klare

Brendan Klare

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Josh Klontz

Josh Klontz

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Scott Klum

Scott Klum

Co-Founder & Chief Engineer
David Ray

David Ray

General Counsel
Cody Barnes

Cody Barnes

Director of Finance & Operations
Ben Klein

Ben Klein

Senior Engineer
Keyur patel

Keyur Patel

Senior Engineer