Howard Ekundayo

Member of Technical Staff

Howard University – B.S in Computer Science

As a Member of the Technical Staff at OpenAI, I lead an engineering team focused on innovating the AI-powered client foundations of the ChatGPT consumer experiences across web and mobile. I also serve on the board of NSTMF, which supports underrepresented scholars as they innovate across the professional and academic fields of STEM. Additionally, this organization awards the top technical minds/leaders across the US with the presidential National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

Previously, as a Software Engineer, Eng Leader, and executive, I built products/services and led teams/organizations at companies like Netflix, Goldman Sachs, and Google. I also raised a ~$2M seed round to co-found Onramp, a startup in the Ed-tech space!

Get to know Howard Ekundayo

What are you most proud of in your work or life?

In 2017 I ran a 2:55:13 marathon. This occurred 4 years after I ran half marathon and told myself I would never be able to run a full. I proved to myself that through faith, guidance, focus, hard work and discipline, we can surpass perceived limits.

What are your passions and hobbies?

I enjoy collecting/playing Pokemon cards, horror movies, CrossFit workouts, and oat-milk cortados. 😎

Do you have a personal motto or other words to live by?

“No excuses.”

Favorite snack food?

*sigh* Watermelon 😅