Michael Haske, an industry veteran with an impressive track record, has taken on the role of CEO at Krista Software, a conversational AI and digital process automation firm based in Dallas. Haske, who previously served as president and COO at Paylocity and CEO of Aircall, will be succeeding John Michelsen, the co-founder and current CEO of Krista. Michelsen will remain on the company’s board and continue to serve as chief product officer. Haske’s appointment comes at a crucial time for Krista, as the company has recently secured several significant contracts and is expanding globally. With his extensive experience in scaling high-growth software businesses, Haske is well-equipped to lead Krista’s innovation in the AI and digital process automation space. His mission is to create technology that truly understands people, and he is excited to work with the talented team at Krista to deliver world-class innovation to their clients. Krista Software specializes in the development of an AI integration platform called Krista, which allows companies to seamlessly orchestrate processes across people, apps, and AI. One of their recent collaborations was with Zimperium, a mobile security firm based in Dallas. By integrating with IBM Watson’s Natural Language Processing, Krista enabled Zimperium to refine their operations without the need for a dedicated AI infrastructure. This collaboration resulted in significant operational improvements and cost savings for Zimperium. Looking ahead, Krista Software plans to further explore the capabilities of IBM Watson and collaborate on future projects. In terms of funding, Krista Software raised $15 million in a funding round last year, led by Grotech Ventures. The company has a total funding of over $20.5 million since its founding in 2016. With offices in Dallas and Pune, India, Krista Software is poised for continued growth and innovation in the AI industry.