Management Team


Autometrics has brought together experts in the fields of artificial intelligence, marketing science, analytics and business intelligence.  The management team has extensive experience across multiple industries, enriching our approach to delivering the very best solutions to the automotive industry.

Stephen Shaw

Chairman and Co-Founder

Stephen graduated Summa Cum Laude from his MBA class at Institut Superieur de Gestion in Paris, and is currently a degree candidate at Harvard University’s Extension School, where he studies Quantitative Methods and Computer Science.  He co-founded Autometrics in 2000 to provide highly predictive internet data to automakers. He has over thirty years’ experience in the auto and hi-tech industries, having established his first automotive software company at the age of 21.  At the age of 31, his second company was listed on the London OFEX exchange (now the NEX Exchange).

After fifteen years as Autometrics’ CEO, in 2015 he took the role of Autometrics’ Chairman to focus on new product development and expanding into international markets.  He splits his time between the US, Japan and the UK. His passions outside business include Formula One motor racing and Japanese food.

Barnaby Knight

CFO and Co-Founder

After graduating from University College London, Barnaby trained as a chartered accountant (CPA equivalent) with Andersen, before moving into their consulting division in the US. He spent over 10 years working with numerous public and private sector organizations, and consulting on a range of strategy, operational improvement and performance management projects.

Since co-founding Autometrics in 2000, Barnaby has used his experience in data analytics, benchmarking and visualization to extract the best insights from the Autometrics Shopper data and expand its use across the automotive industry.  He currently serves as CFO, and helps guide Autometrics product strategy.

Sajit Rao

Chief Science Officer

Sajit Rao received his PhD from the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and prior to that he received two Bachelor of Science degrees from MIT, one in Mathematics and the other in “Brain and Cognitive Science”.

He has over 27 years’ experience in pattern recognition in Artificial Intelligence spanning both research in academia, as well as applied/new-product research in the corporate world. He has six U.S patents.  After his postdoctoral research, he returned to MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab as a Research Scientist. While at MIT, he won the highly-competitive MIT $50K Business Entrepreneurship competition in the final year of his PhD.

Sajit joined Autometrics in July 2017 as Chief Science Officer.  He is responsible for simultaneously expanding the use of Autometrics data and services within the US automotive industry and utilizing his background in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to lead new product development.

Katie Hanson

VP – Business Development and Strategic Initiatives

Katie brings extensive cross-functional experience to Autometrics across strategic sales, marketing, product development, engagement, branding and thought leadership.  She is a visionary, innovative leader with over a decade of experience orchestrating business and community growth in the tech and healthcare sectors, and beyond.  Fueled by a lifelong passion for change, she has driven organizational growth at IBM, Fidelity, AbbVie as well as community organizations including TEDMED.

Katie holds a B.A. in pre-med, psychology and Spanish from Northwestern University, including a full year of coursework at Harvard University.

She has deep passion for international travel, discovery, ocean conservation, healing and the arts.

Herd Rogers

Director – Operations

Herd graduated from University of Edinburgh, and holds an MBA from Kellogg Business School, Northwestern University.  He trained as a chartered accountant (CPA) with Arthur Andersen in the UK before joining Ernst Young in Hong Kong. After six years working in professional practice, he followed his passion for technology and data and over a ten year period, he founded, merged or sold four companies in the tech sector before joining Autometrics in 2008.

Lorna Shaw

Director – Product Development

Lorna has recently joined our team as Director of Product Development.  Her 25 years’ experience covers banking, financial services and telecommunications industries.  She has worked for various multi-national companies including BNP Paribas & Credit Suisse Investment Banks & Thomson Reuters. Lorna is an accomplished project manager with over 15 years’ experience managing multimillion dollar global projects.

Lorna is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and holds Prince 2 and ITIL Certificates.

Dr. Rex Du

Special Advisor – Marketing Science

Rex Yuxing Du is the Marvin Hurley Professor of Marketing at the Bauer College of Business, University of Houston. He received his Ph.D. in Marketing from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University in 2005. Rex has published in various leading marketing journals, including Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Marketing Science, Management Science, Journal of Consumer Research, International Journal of Research in Marketing, and Quantitative Marketing and Economics (

Rex was the winner of the Alden G. Clayton Award for the Marketing Science Institute Dissertation Competition. He was a finalist for the Marketing Science Institute/H. Paul Root Award for significant contribution to the advancement of the practice of marketing. He received the prestigious nomination as a Marketing Science Institute Young Scholar in 2009. He won the Best Paper Award twice at the American Marketing Association’s Advanced Research Technique Forum. In 2017, Rex was a finalist for the William F. O’Dell Award, which honors the JMR article published five years ago that has made the most significant, long-term contribution to marketing theory, methodology, and/or practice.

Rex’s research expertise and interests lie in digital marketing, marketing analytics, online consumer interest tracking, brand health tracking, market response modeling, customer relationship management, new product diffusion and sales forecasting. Rex teaches marketing strategy, marketing research, customer relationship management and database marketing. Besides research and teaching, Rex has collaborated with and consulted for many leading corporations (e.g., Bank of America, Wells Fargo, PNC, Citi Mortgage, Ford, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Kroger, Giant Eagle, JC Penney, Kellogg’s, Pepsi, Microsoft, Eli Lilly, dunnhumbyUSA, Kantar TNS).