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Staff count by year

Hover over a name to see the position and date range. This table only includes positions where at least the start date is known. The positions count can count the same person multiple times if they held different positions. For each year, a person is included if they were at the organization for any part of the year; this means the actual staff count at any point during the year can be lower.

Year Positions count Researchers General staff Associates Board members Advisors
2019 1 Nathaniel Thomas
2020 3 Buck Shlegeris, Nathaniel Thomas, Royston Noronha
2021 18 Adam Scherlis, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Bill Zito, Buck Shlegeris, Daniel Ziegler, James Bregan, Nathaniel Thomas, Noa Nabeshima, Royston Noronha, Seraphina Nix, Tao Lin Holden Karnofsky, Paul Christiano Ajeya Cotra, Blake Borgeson, Claire Zabel, Malo Bourgon, Owen Cotton-Barratt
2022 18 Adam Scherlis, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Bill Zito, Buck Shlegeris, Daniel Ziegler, James Bregan, Nathaniel Thomas, Noa Nabeshima, Royston Noronha, Seraphina Nix, Tao Lin Holden Karnofsky, Paul Christiano Ajeya Cotra, Blake Borgeson, Claire Zabel, Malo Bourgon, Owen Cotton-Barratt

Number of full-time staff at the beginning each year

The following table lists some dates and people who were at the organization on the given date (namely, the start of the year). The table may not list every person who worked for the organization (e.g. they could have joined and left in the middle of a single year). This table excludes associates, interns, advisors, and board members.

Date Staff count Staff
2020-01-01 2 Buck Shlegeris, Nathaniel Thomas
2021-01-01 9 Adam Scherlis, Bill Zito, Buck Shlegeris, Daniel Ziegler, James Bregan, Nathaniel Thomas, Noa Nabeshima, Royston Noronha, Seraphina Nix
2022-01-01 11 Adam Scherlis, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Bill Zito, Buck Shlegeris, Daniel Ziegler, James Bregan, Nathaniel Thomas, Noa Nabeshima, Royston Noronha, Seraphina Nix, Tao Lin

Full history of additions and subtractions

This table shows the full change history of positions. Each row corresponds to at least one addition or removal of a position. Additions are in green and subtractions are in red. If a position name changed, it is listed simultaneously as an addition (of the new name) and removal (of the old name) and colored yellow. Additionally there are faded variants of each color for visited links.

Date Number of positions Number of positions added Number of positions removed Positions added Positions removed
2019-09-01 1 1 0 Nathaniel Thomas
2020-01-01 2 1 0 Buck Shlegeris
2020-03-01 3 1 0 Royston Noronha
2021-01-01 16 13 0 Adam Scherlis, Ajeya Cotra, Bill Zito, Blake Borgeson, Claire Zabel, Daniel Ziegler, Holden Karnofsky, James Bregan, Malo Bourgon, Noa Nabeshima, Owen Cotton-Barratt, Paul Christiano, Seraphina Nix
2021-07-01 17 1 0 Ben Weinstein-Raun
2021-09-01 18 1 0 Tao Lin

List of people (18 positions)

Person Title Start date End date Employment type Source Notes
Nathaniel Thomas Founder & Chief Executive Officer 2019-09-01 [1], [2]
Buck Shlegeris Chief Technology Officer 2020-01-01 full-time [1], [3]
Bill Zito Chief Operating Officer 2021-01-01 [1]
Daniel Ziegler Staff 2021-01-01 [1]
Ben Weinstein-Raun Member Of Technical Staff 2021-07-01 full-time [1], [4]
Adam Scherlis Staff 2021-01-01 [1]
Seraphina Nix Staff 2021-01-01 [1]
Paul Christiano Board Member 2021-01-01 board member [1]
Holden Karnofsky Board Member 2021-01-01 board member [1]
Ajeya Cotra Advisor 2021-01-01 advisor [1]
Blake Borgeson Advisor 2021-01-01 advisor [1]
Malo Bourgon Advisor 2021-01-01 advisor [1]
Owen Cotton-Barratt Advisor 2021-01-01 advisor [1]
Royston Noronha Business Development Manager 2020-03-01 full-time [5]
Tao Lin Software Engineer 2021-09-01 full-time [6], [7]
Noa Nabeshima Staff 2021-01-01 [8]
James Bregan Staff 2021-01-01 [8]
Claire Zabel Advisor 2021-01-01 advisor [8]

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