Who Are The Rohirrim?

We are a team of engineers and tech leaders who developed Domain-Aware Generative AI as a way to free enterprise teams from laborious, tedious tasks – giving them more time to develop better solutions. Rohirrim originated with one late-night, all-hands Zoom meeting ahead of an RFP deadline. Determined to make those scrambles a thing of the past, we built a Generative AI platform that is trained solely on internal, unstructured data. Now known as Rohan, our platform is used by global enterprises to enhance critical business processes and accelerate growth.

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The Rohirrim Team

Meet our Leaders

  • Steven Aberle

    Founder + CEO

    Steve is an AI researcher and entrepreneur with expertise in LLMs, transformers and Generative AI. As the founder and developer, he invented and patented the first domain-aware generative AI solution for enterprises. He is an expert in unstructured data, working with some of the largest collections of documents in the world at Los Alamos National Laboratories. Throughout his career Steven worked on complex technical architectures for commercial, aerospace, defense and intelligence organizations.

  • Erin Underwood


    Erin’s expertise in large program management for the DoD and intel has provided her tremendous relevant experience to lead Rohirrim’s growth by closing and managing major customer accounts. She has led major internal initiatives and stakeholder engagement at Rohirrim. As a Major in the Air Force she was an F15E WSO and went on to lead the Special Missions Branch in the Office of Special Investigations before moving to technical roles with SAIC and RevaComm.

  • Tim Meyers


    Tim’s experience as a venture capitalist, investor, advisor and operator in dozens of enterprise software companies provides him the experience to help lead the company’s business development and strategic growth. His past experience also includes leading more than 150 transactions that have helped companies accelerate growth that led to profitable exits for investors. He was a founder of Updata Partners, an enterprise software VC and most recently he helped lead Embody, Inc.’s growth and successful exit to Zimmer Biomet (ZBH).

  • Andrew Shoaff

    VP Customer Success

    Andrew’s two decades of experience as a customer success executive with multiple SaaS companies, where he helped lead customer success and delivered significant improvements in revenue retention and expansion. Andrew’s expertise provides Rohirrim with the skills needed to provide customers with top-tier support and training.

  • Savani Tatake

    VP Engineering

    Savani’s management experience driving product innovation and leading the engineering teams working collaboratively with cross-functional teams will help ensure Rohirrim’s products continue to evolve with the customer’s needs as the top priority. Savani comes to Rohirrim from Nintendo, Meta, and T-Mobile, respectively, having made her mark at each organization in scaling through continuous process and engineering improvements.

  • Brian Shealey

    VP Sales

    Brian’s two decades of experience in go-to-market (GTM) and business development strategy provides the experience for him to lead Rohirrim’s sales organization. His management experience includes success in venture backed companies selling into both the commercial and public sector spaces. He most recently spending over two years as a VP at Trifacta, where he was responsible for executing its GTM strategy for the Public Sector team.

  • Christian Meyer

    Director of Finance

    Christian is a high-growth software startup operator and investor with experience scaling companies from both sides of the table. He led Rohirrim’s Series A capital raise and has, in total, led +$100 million in capital raises from top-tier VC firms. Christian’s ability to plan for and execute org-wide scaling is a huge asset to Rohirrim. Most recently, Christian worked as an investor for Vocap Partners, an Atlanta-based venture capital firm leading Series A software rounds. Prior to Vocap, he worked for fintech startup Nymbus.

Board of Advisors

Meet our Advisors

  • Dr. Michael Papay

    Advisory Board Chairman

    Dr. Papay is a well-known and respected leader in data and cybersecurity. He has previously served as CISO and Technology Executive of American Express and Northrop Grumman.

  • Sam Allen

    Advisory Board Member

    Sam is the Executive Vice President & Global COO at Tableau, a SalesForce company. He has decades of experience driving operational excellence, customer success, and business transformation.

  • Jack Barufka

    Advisory Board Member

    Jack serves as Pillsbury’s global Practice Group Leader for its Intellectual Property Transactions and Patent Practice.  He is Tier 1 Chambers ranked and is one of the top US IP attorneys with over 25 years of experience representing Fortune 500 companies.

  • Todd Fredrick

    Advisory Board Member

    Todd is the CRO & Co-Founder of Elastio. He is a sales leader and serial entrepreneur with decades of experience building and scaling sales teams for top-tier enterprise VC-backed software companies.

  • Ben Levitan

    Advisory Board Member

    Ben is a trusted advisor to leaders in the technology industry. He has decades of experience as a CEO and Board member scaling companies in the Defense, Intelligence and Commercial industries.

  • Dr. Craig Reed

    Advisory Board Member

    Dr. Reed is the President of Growth Strategy Leaders. He has a 40-year career of leading growth at defense, aerospace, and other GovCons, including Altimira, Serco, Lockheed, Northrop Grumman, Engility and DynCorp.

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Latest News & Events

Medium: Rohirrim CEO and Founder, Steven Aberle, spoke with Medium’s Authority Magazine to share key insights on five things you need to do if AI is disrupting your industry

Washington Business Journal: Reston AI startup Rohirrim raises $15M to help companies speed responses to RFPs

Press Release: Rohirrim raises $15 million in Series A round led by Insight Partners to provide domain-aware generative AI to the enterprise

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