Serkan Piantino

CEO at Spell


Serkan Piantino is an entrepreneur and leader in technology business in New York City. Currently he is Founder and C.E.O. of Spell. Previously he was Founder and Site Director of Facebook New York and Co-Founder of Facebook A.I. Research. During his nine years at Facebook he also designed and led the development of many of Facebook’s products andinfrastructure, including News Feed, Edge Rank, Timeline and Messenger. Piantino is an active advocate for the technology industry in New York City, having previously served on Mayor Bloomberg’s Council on Technology and Innovation, and is currently serving on the boards of Tech:NYC and AFSE. Piantino holds a B.S. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.