Meet The Team

Jewel Burks Jewel Burks Co-Founder/CEO

An experienced sales and marketing professional, Jewel Burks leads the Partpic team as CEO. Since its founding in August 2013, Jewel has been responsible for building a team, goal setting and execution and fundraising. Prior to founding Partpic, Jewel worked in Enterprise Sales at Google and in Sales Management at McMaster- Carr Industrial Supply. Jewel graduated from Howard University and is from Nashville, Tennessee.

Jason Crain Jason Crain Co-Founder/COO

Jason Crain leads daily operations and marketing strategy for Partpic. Bringing a firm understanding of consumer operations and specializing in sales, marketing and business development, Jason has helped in production ideation, business structure, customer and talent acquisitions. Jason started the Product Marketing team at Shazam, a top ten mobile application. Prior to Shazam he worked with Fortune 100 CPG brands in direct sales for Google, Inc. Jason currently sits on the board of AdColor.org. Jason graduated from Morehouse College and was born and raised in Kansas City, Mo.

Nashlie H. Sephus Nashlie H. Sephus CTO

Dr. Nashlie H. Sephus specializes in writing the visual recognition algorithms for Partpic. In 2014, she graduated with a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology where her thesis topic was data mining/machine learning in digital signals using modulation spectral features. Nashlie then worked in New York City as an Associate at Exponent, an engineering consulting firm. She has prior experience working with companies such as GE, Delphi, and IBM. Nashlie graduated from undergrad at Mississippi State University and hails from Jackson, Mississippi.

Casey Gregoire Casey Gregoire CIO

Casey Gregoire, CIO at PartPic, is an expert in software design and systems architecture. His professional career includes writing claims processing software responsible for processing millions of claims per minute. Prior to Partpic, Casey worked at Harris Corporation. His over 17 years of experience has taught him how to lead, mentor and bring teams together. Casey graduated from University of Central Florida with a BA in Computer Engineering. He was born in East Hartford Connecticut.

Sravan Bhagavatula Sravan Bhagavatula Vision Engineer

Sravan works on the vision algorithms for Partpic. He graduated from Rice University with a Master’s in Electrical Engineering, specializing in Signal and Image processing, where he worked on several computer vision and image processing techniques. He has also worked at the University of Houston and the Methodist hospital in Houston, where he contributed towards algorithm development and implementation for the signal processing segment of a medical project. Sravan completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He currently lives in Atlanta, GA and was born in Vijayawada, India.

Trea McMillian Trea McMillian CFO

Trea McMillian has accumulated over 25 years of business, finance, and accounting experience in manufacturing, healthcare, and education. He has served in leadership roles with General Motors, HCA, and in higher education. He is a licensed CPA and holds degrees from Vanderbilt University, Tennessee State University, and Morehouse College. He resides in Nolensville, TN with his wife and two children.

 

Michael Tidwell Michael Tidwell Data Engineer

Michael Tidwell, Data Engineer at Partpic, has worked for several fortune 500 companies either as an employee or consultant. Some of his notable projects include designing and implementing government relation and customer service systems. His experience has given him the ability to adapt quickly to a fast-pace, changing environment. He graduated from Georgia Gwinnett College with B.S. in Information Technology, Magnum Cum Laude. While at GGC he researched and created an embedded system that recorded wildlife.  He was born and raised in Georgia.