AI consultancy Stellar launches in Indianapolis

28 August 2023 2 min. read

Stellar, an artificial intelligence consulting firm, has launched in Indianapolis.

The new firm will focus on helping enterprises integrate generative AI (genAI), large language models (LLMs), and machine learning (ML) into their operations. Stellar will enable businesses to assess AI readiness, identify opportunities, and implement next-generation solutions.

Aside from consulting services, the firm offers Stellar Launchpad – an enterprise-grade platform for deployment of LLMs powered by clients’ proprietary data – and Stellar Airlock, a set of LLM management tools to secure and protect AI apps in a trusted operating environment.

Stellar works with platforms including AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, and is Snowflake select services partner.

“Company leaders are becoming increasingly aware of the impact of genAI and want to implement these tools, but don't know where to begin,” said Brett Flinchum, CEO of Stellar. “Stellar transforms businesses through genAI and LLMs hosted in the customer’s own environment and powered by their internal proprietary data. Our expertise, guidance, and solutions enable employees, customers, and stakeholders to achieve next-level performance, revenue acceleration, and improved customer experiences.”

AI consultancy Stellar launches in IndianapolisStellar’s leadership team is composed of data, AI, and consulting experts with experience across key verticals including healthcare, financial services, retail, and consumer packaged goods.

Flinchum previously was chief customer and product officer at Descartes Labs, GM for life sciences analytics cloud at Saama, and VP of global operations at Springpath (now Cisco).

Unmesh Kulkarni, CTO, was previously VP of products for conversational AI and automation at LivePerson, VP of products and engineering at CivitasAI, and senior director of cloud and hyperscale products at Seagate. He was also a senior strategy consultant in Bain & Company’s TMT practice.

Zach Linder, COO, was previously SVP of operations at Jobvite, VP of analytics and machine learning at Canvas, and head of US operations at Virtusa.

Morgan Llewellyn, chief data and strategy officer, was previously chief data scientist at Jobvite, chief operating officer for data analytics at Resultant, and a data scientist at Salesforce.

“The implementation of AI across the business is a transformative change, and customers need a trusted partner to safely and securely deploy this evolving technology to ensure the most meaningful outcomes are achieved,” said Linder. “Stellar helps organizations improve operational efficiencies without risk of operational disruption and with data protection and security top of mind.”

Aside from its Indianapolis headquarters, Stellar has a satellite office in Silicon Valley.