Berkshire Grey Company Overview
Berkshire Grey invents and integrates AI & Robotics to automate omni-channel fulfillment for retail, eCommerce, and logistics enterprises that serve connected consumers.
We take a holistic view to complex problems, innovate with intention, then ground it with smart pragmatism. We help customers compete and grow with intelligent robotic systems that automate tasks never before performed by machines in commercial settings.
Through leading-edge technologies in artificial intelligence, computer vision, machine learning, novel sensing, and robotics, BG solutions are revolutionizing pick, pack, and sort operations for some of the largest companies in the world.
Our technology is a fundamental engine of change that moves customers forward.
Jobs at Berkshire Grey
Just about the entire crew
BG circa September 2019
The best team in the robotics industry. Amazing people inventing incredible technology for now and the future.
Tom Wagner, Ph.D.
Tom Wagner is the CEO at Berkshire Grey. Tom believes in delivering value to customers, ethics, and pulling forward new technology to create customer value. Under his direction, these are the guiding principles for the company. Tom’s background includes career management of hundreds of millions in development dollars, P&L, and GM functions. Between Tom’s efforts and those of the BG team, their work has resulted in billions in topline revenue associated with products that deliver value to customers.
Prior to joining iRobot, Tom served at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the research and development agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, where he managed programs in artificial intelligence, robotics, logistics, communications, command and control, tele-health, connected devices, and connected intelligent assistants. Earlier in his career, Tom served as a principal lead at Honeywell, a professor at the University of Maine, and in leadership and advisory roles in small & startup companies. Early career positions include General Motors and other various and sundry places and functions from databases to manufacturing backpacks. He holds a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a M.S. from the University of New Hampshire, and a B.S. from Michigan State University.
Steve Johnson, MBA
President & Chief Operating Officer
Steve Johnson is the President and COO at Berkshire Grey. Steve believes in purpose driven organizations, focusing on customers, disruptive technologies, and making an impact on industries and markets. Steve’s background includes leading enterprise software organizations, scaling hyper-growth enterprise companies globally, helping raise over $850M in funding, and participating in the creation of billions in market value for these companies.
Matt Mason, Ph.D.
Matt Mason is the Chief Scientist at Berkshire Grey. Matt has spent 40 professional years solving unsolvable problems in robotics and is an internationally recognized technology leader. Matt has more influential publications in the leading robotics journals than just about anyone, and he wrote ‘the’ book on how robots pick things up (manipulation). Matt is the former director of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon where he supervised all the activities of the Robotics Institute and the National Robotics Engineering Consortium (NREC).
Chief Financial Officer
Mark Fidler is Chief Financial Officer at Berkshire Grey. He has more than 25 years of financial leadership experience, the last 20 in technology-based companies focusing on developing and implementing strategies driving their successful growth. Mark has extensive experience in all aspects of finance and accounting, capital raising, tax, audit and strategic planning. He joins Berkshire Grey from NEC Energy Solutions, where he helped achieve a 15-fold increase in revenue in four years as CFO and a member of the Board of Directors. As CFO at ReEnergy Holdings, LLC, he secured $100 million in new financing to optimize the company’s capital structure and fund capital expansions.
Chief Marketing Officer
Christine Washburn is the Chief Marketing Officer for Berkshire Grey. She brings 20+ years of results-driven marketing experience, spanning organizations from pre-revenue to $3 billion. As CMO, Christine is responsible for driving marketing innovation and execution across a number of disciplines, including branding, demand generation, and sales enablement to meet revenue objectives. Prior to joining Berkshire Grey, Christine ran marketing for several leading technology companies, resulting in an IPO and other successful exits. Most recently, for Rocket Software, she executed a marketing strategy that ultimately led to a successful acquisition by Bain Capital.
VP OF ENGINEERING
Jim is the Vice President of Engineering at Berkshire Grey. Jim comes to BG with 30 years of experience in product development and engineering leadership. Jim started in tech as a software developer and then moved on to a variety of other roles including architect, engineering management, product management, and director, VP, and GM positions. He has worked in a range of companies from startups to global giants like Microsoft and IBM. Prior to coming to BG, Jim served as GM of Cloud Computing at DEKA Research & Development where he led development of an FDA regulated cloud computing platform for medical devices. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of California, Berkeley.
VP OF OPERATIONS
Kevin Ahearn is the Vice President of Operations at Berkshire Grey. Kevin’s professional career has been centered on customer focused product design and delivery. Kevin is a firm believer in understanding the customer’s needs and delivering solutions that meet those needs and create customer value. Prior examples of this include the development and deployment of mobile computing and payment processing solutions for transportation, retail, and distribution customers.
Scott D'Amour, MBA
VP OF FINANCE
Scott is the Vice President of Finance at Berkshire Grey. He brings more than 20 years of finance and operations experience with a strong background in implementing business systems and executing operating plans to his role. Prior to Berkshire Grey Scott served as Vice President of Finance at HeartWare where he played a key role in the growth and ultimate sale of the company to Medtronic for $1.1 billion. Earlier in his career, Scott was the Senior Financial Officer for Biotage’s North American business unit and the CFO for venture backed biopharmaceutical tools firm BioProcessors. Scott has a B.S in business administration from The University of Massachusetts at Lowell and an MBA and MS in Finance from Boston College.
Why work at Berkshire Grey
We bring a diverse set of experiences and expertise in the fields of engineering, robotics, and artificial intelligence to build practical and scalable solutions to today’s biggest challenges.
Our focus is on our customers. We strive to solve their most pressing needs. We innovate with intention then ground it with smart pragmatism.
We are one team that embodies integrity, hard work, personal excellence, and respect for each other.
We work at Berkshire Grey because we embrace technology and thrive on fundamentally pressing forward to change the world we live in for the better.
We offer competitive salaries, great benefits, and a team that values integrity, intelligence, hard work, and fun. If you are ready to make a difference at the forefront of technology, work with a world-class team, and deliver value for the most innovative customers in the world, check out our job openings and see if one speaks to you.