How the future gets written

We live at the intersection of technology and humanity, where the two come together to make each other better. Maximizing the impact of data. Making it work harder. Empowering your people to work smarter. We help your organization unleash its greatest potential. We are Narrative Science.

From the walls of caves to the walls of Facebook.We’re a species that craves a narrative. If there isn’t one, we’ll create it.

How very human it is to tell stories.

To turn data into discourse. Information into insight. Putting meaning and structure to the world around us.

This is what drives us.

This is our story

We’re storytellers. We use the power of narratives to cultivate a deeper understanding of our data-rich world.

As the creators of Advanced Natural Language Generation (Advanced NLG) and Quill—we thrive on uncovering meaning and telling stories from that data to empower individuals.

Giving your people the freedom to focus on the things that matter most. Driving innovation. Informing entirely new ways of working. This is how the future gets written.

Leadership team

Stuart Frankel

Stuart Frankel is the CEO and a co-founder of Narrative Science. Stuart leads the company’s strategy and corporate vision, focusing on how customers can achieve better business outcomes by implementing artificial intelligence technologies.

Prior to Narrative Science, Stuart was President of the Performics division of DoubleClick and was a member of DoubleClick’s senior management team until the company was sold to Google. Earlier in his career, Stuart was both a practicing attorney and CPA. Stuart earned a BS from Miami University and a JD from Vanderbilt University.

Stuart was a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015 and 2016 and named to Crain’s Chicago Business 2015 Tech 50 List. He is a regular contributor to industry discussion related to the future of work, technology innovation and entrepreneurship.

There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.
— Mark Twain

Stuart Frankel

Chief Executive Officer

Nick Beil

As Chief Operating Officer, Nick oversees Business Operations at Narrative Science including Sales, Marketing, Customer Operations, Partnerships and Integrated Narrative Applications. From 2008 to 2011, Nick was President of VivaKi, a division of Publicis Groupe. Prior to his role at VivaKi, Nick served in numerous roles at the Performics division of DoubleClick and ultimately held the position of CEO. As CEO of Performics, he led the sale of the company from Google to Publicis Groupe in 2008. Nick earned his BS in Finance from the University of Missouri.

Have you ever noticed that anyone driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone driving faster than you is a maniac?
— George Carlin

Nick Beil

Chief Operating Officer

Kris Hammond

As Chief Scientist and co-founder, Kris focuses on R&D at Narrative Science. His main priority is to define the future of Advanced NLG, the democratization of data rich information and how language will drive both interactive communications and access to the Internet of Things (IoT).

In addition to being Chief Scientist, Kris is a professor of Computer Science at Northwestern University. Prior to Northwestern, Kris founded the University of Chicago’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. His research has always been focused on artificial intelligence, machine-generated content and context-driven information systems.

Kris previously sat on a United Nations policy committee run by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). Kris received his PhD from Yale.

The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
— Nikola Tesla

Kris Hammond

Chief Scientist


Adam Kanouse

As Chief Technology Officer, Adam leads the engineering teams at Narrative Science. He is responsible for the technology vision, building exceptional software products and supporting our customers from a systems perspective. From 2011-2014, Adam was the CTO and eventually the CEO of OpTier Inc. Prior to joining OpTier, Adam spent 13 years at Accenture where he ultimately held the position of Managing Director. Adam has his MS in Geosciences from Northwestern University.

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
— Wayne Gretzky

Adam Kanouse

Chief Technology Officer

Larry Birnbaum

Larry Birnbaum is a Co-Founder of Narrative Science and serves as the company's Chief Scientific Advisor. He focuses on next-generation architecture, advanced applications and IP. In addition, Larry is Professor of Computer Science and of Journalism at Northwestern University, where he also serves as Head of the Computer Science Division.

Larry’s research focuses on applied AI, including social media data analytics and preference prediction, contextual search and natural language processing with special emphasis on automatic content generation. He received his BS and PhD from Yale, and was on the faculty there before joining Northwestern.

Computers weren’t going to start talking to us until they had something to talk about. Now they do. — Larry Birnbaum

Larry Birnbaum

Chief Scientific Advisor

Keelin McDonell

As Senior Vice President of Customer Success, Keelin is dedicated to ensuring clients have exceptional experiences with Narrative Science and its technology. She is responsible for overseeing operations across the customer lifecycle, including pre-sales, deployment, account management and customer support.

Prior to joining Narrative Science in 2011, she was on the Kindle team at Amazon. Keelin also held editorial roles at The Washington Post and The New Republic after earning her BA in English from Columbia University.

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
— Albert Einstein

Keelin McDonell

SVP, Customer Success


Mauro Mujica-Parodi

As Vice President of Product, Mauro leads the Product Management and Design functions, and is responsible for Narrative Science’s product strategy as well as overseeing the product portfolio. Additionally, he oversees our "Incubator" - a cross-functional team dedicated to exploring innovative technology and ideas that will propel our customers forward. Prior to joining Narrative Science, Mauro spent several years working for McKinsey & Company in their banking practice as well as serving as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Mauro earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and his BA from Georgetown University.

Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.
— Ovid

Mauro Mujica-Parodi

VP, Product

Matt Bramson

As Vice President of Enterprise Sales at Narrative Science, Matt is responsible for leading the direct sales organization. His main focus is overseeing the execution of team strategy and operations while driving continued growth.

Prior to his current role, Matt was a Sales Director at FactSet Research Systems in FactSet's Content & Technology Solutions (CTS) group and oversaw UK sales and consulting efforts for FactSet's off-platform offerings. Matt received his BS in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

"The secret is in the dirt."
- Ben Hogan

Matt Bramson

VP, Enterprise Sales

Ryan Kurt

As Vice President of Business Development at Narrative Science, Ryan is responsible for fueling revenue growth and supporting the long-term company vision.

Prior to joining Narrative Science in early 2013, Ryan spent 8 years in consulting and enterprise sales at FactSet Research Systems, a Fortune 500 financial data and analytics provider. In addition to working at Narrative Science, Ryan is an instructor at the Startup Institute of Chicago. Ryan earned his BA in Finance from the University of Iowa.

Ryan Kurt

VP, Business Development


Josh Smith

Josh manages our Finance and Accounting functions. He is responsible for the company’s financial reporting and analysis, strategic planning, and budgeting.

Prior to joining Narrative Science, Josh spent eight years in public accounting at Ernst & Young as an audit manager, serving clients across multiple industries. Josh is a CPA and has his Masters in Accountancy from the University of Iowa.

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
— Benjamin Graham

Josh Smith

VP, Finance

Katie Grinberg

As the Vice President of Talent, Katie oversees all aspects of human resources and recruiting at Narrative Science. She is dedicated to building a world class team and fostering a culture that drives employee development, engagement and embodiment of the company’s mission and values. Prior to Narrative Science, Katie led the HR Business Partner team at CareerBuilder and also spent a number of years focusing on talent within Financial Services. She earned a BA from Lake Forest College.

Katie Grinberg

VP, Talent

Nate Nichols

Nate Nichols

As Vice President of Product Architecture, Nate is responsible for high-level design of how our products work, particularly around what our products know, how they learn more, and how they apply what they know to provide value to our users. To ensure Narrative Science delivers the most value to our customers using the most advanced technology available, he works closely with industry leaders and academia to incorporate new techniques and approaches, as well as articulating our vision for how AI can help people better understand the world around them. He also oversees our Incubator program, a cross-functional team dedicated to exploring innovative technology that will propel our customers forward.

Nate earned his Ph.D in Computer Science from the Intelligent Information Laboratory at Northwestern University ("Machine-Generated Content") in 2010 and his BA from DePauw University.

The designs of the universe are unknown to us, but we do know that to think with lucidity and to act with fairness is to aid those designs (which shall never be revealed to us).
— Jorge Luis Borges

Nate Nichols

VP, Product Architecture


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Learn more about our partner network

Narrative Science partners with leading technology companies, global alliance partners, and solution providers, seamlessly integrating NLG into their platforms and solutions for the benefit of your business.


From our first patent application in 2010, innovation has been core to our culture and our company. Today, with 19 patents issued and many more pending, we continue to invest heavily in developing and enhancing our intellectual property. Click on a patent to read more.

US Patent 9,990,337 - issued 6/5/2018

US Patent 9,977,773 - issued 5/22/2018

US Patent 9,720,884 - issued 8/1/2017

US Patent 9,720,899 - issued 8/1/2017

US Patent 9,697,178 - issued 7/4/2017

US Patent 9,697,197 - issued 7/4/2017

US Patent 9,697,492 - issued 7/4/2017

US Patent 9,576,009 - issued 2/21/2017

US Patent 9,396,168 - issued 7/19/2016

US Patent 9,251,134 - issued 2/2/2016

US Patent 9,208,147 - issued 12/8/2015

US Patent 8,892,417 - issued 11/18/2014

US Patent 8,886,520 - issued 11/11/2014

US Patent 8,843,363 - issued 9/23/2014

US Patent 8,775,161 - issued 7/8/2014

US Patent 8,688,434 - issued 4/1/2014

US Patent 8,630,844 - issued 1/14/2014

US Patent 8,374,848 - issued 2/12/2013

US Patent 8,355,903 - issued 1/15/2013


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