Who we are

We’re a data invention company based in Clemson, South Carolina. Our employees are our greatest asset, and we know you feel the same way. That’s why we’ve made it our goal to bring increased workplace safety to every employee, in every industry, everywhere.

What we do

Our mission is to improve the safety record of every company by providing data and actionable insights to eliminate employee injuries from the workplace.

Why we do it

After seeing too many unnecessary workplace injuries and fatalities while working in the insurance business, CEO Eric Martinez thought there should be a better way. With that lens, he set out to establish his own company to tackle employee safety. His solution? The Modjoul SmartBelt.

Meet our team

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Eric Martinez

CEO

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Eric Martinez

CEO

Prior to founding Modjoul, Mr. Martinez served as Executive Vice President of Claims and Operations at American International Group, Inc. Prior to that, he served as the CEO of United Guaranty Corporation, and prior to that he served as Executive Vice President for Claims and Service of Safeco Corp. In his time working in the insurance industry, Mr. Martinez saw too many unnecessary workplace injuries and fatalities, which led to the creation of Modjoul. Mr. Martinez holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and a Master's in Business Administration from Valdosta State University.

Jen Thorson

Jen Thorson

Chief Integration Officer

Jen Thorson

Jen Thorson

Chief Integration Officer

Most recently, Ms. Thorson was the Head of Strategic Planning, Transformation, Operations, and Regulatory Control at American International Group's Benefits business. Ms. Thorson had direct oversight of key strategic initiatives with AIG encompassing budgeting, identifying market segment targets or areas to deemphasize, sales planning, and strategic investments. Ms. Thorson led an effort to streamline and consolidate operations and operating systems. She was recognized as a top talent at AIG, having been nominated to be a part of AIG's top women's initiative. Ms. Thorson started her career in the insurance industry with 12 years at AIG. She holds a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of North Dakota and a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Development from the University of St. Thomas.

Jim Dwane

Jim Dwane

Strategy and Distribution

Jim Dwane

Jim Dwane

Strategy and Distribution

Prior to joining Modjoul, Mr. Dwane served as President and CEO, Latin America and Caribbean at American International Group, Inc. In this role, Mr. Dwane oversaw all aspects of operations for the territory with a focus on revenue growth, expense management, capital and investment management, regulatory affairs and human capital management. His 28-year insurance career has included technical underwriting, client management and regional leadership. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Clemson University.

 

Shiva K. Chinnam

Shiva K. Chinnam

Product Engineer

Shiva K. Chinnam

Shiva K. Chinnam

Product Engineer

Shiva plans and coordinates efforts across multiple teams including electrical & mechanical design, manufacturing, data analysis and customer onboarding. He started as an Electrical Design Engineer concentrating on the electrical design of the SmartBelt. Before joining Modjoul, Shiva worked at Clemson University on a research project sponsored by KEMET Electronics Corporation. 

 

Nazanin Zinouri

Nazanin Zinouri

Data Scientist

Nazanin Zinouri

Nazanin Zinouri

Data Scientist

Nazanin Zinouri is a Data Scientist at Modjoul. She focuses on collecting, cleaning and converting data from the SmartBelt, conducting exploratory data analysis, building statistical models and machine learning algorithms. Nazanin earned her Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Clemson University. She has won awards from National Science Foundation, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Clemson University for significant achievements in research, service, and industry.

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Radhey Shyam

Data Scientist

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Radhey Shyam

Data Scientist

Radhey Shyam is a Data Scientist at Modjoul where he develops and applies predictive models to sensor data from the SmartBelt. Prior to joining Modjoul, Radhey was a Data Science Fellow at the New York Data Science Academy where he worked with data visualizations and supervised machine learning methods. He earned his Ph.D. in Physics from Clemson University.