While not working hard to make sure our customers are getting what they need, John is probably on the links, polishing his short game. You can tell he's busy, because his handicap is about 36 right now.
In older times, John was the CEO of V2Green and was the Founder/CEO of TollFree Cellular. He gives back to the startup community by mentoring a number of Seattle-based companies through Founder's Co-op.
His website says he is "an entrepreneur living and working in Seattle", "was the founder of Gist.com," and was previously "a professional sailor." Is professional sailor a euphemism for pirate?
In all seriousness, T.A. is an experienced entrepreneur who contributes to the national startup scene through his mentor and board roles at Techstars and Up Global (Startup Weekend). He has a real passion for helping other bring their ideas to fruition, and if you ever meet him, you'll know what we mean.
Founder, Product and Engineering All-star
Seth is a true Northwest guy -- he grew up in Seattle, he is an engineer, he rock climbs, and he doesn't drink coffee (ok, he was doing well until that last one). He's also a dad, which means that he does less rock climbing than he might like. At least that makes him a good dad!
Another Northwest box that Seth checks is "I did some really cool stuff in the 90s at Microsoft." Having started and led the Active Server Pages (ASP) product at Microsoft, he really knows about building reliable, scalable software. He's done a bunch of other great stuff, too, including founding V2Green with a couple other folks on this team.
Founder, Product Guy
Wait, what? You have two people named Seth? Damn straight. If we can get him out of the gym, this Seth spends his days talking to customers, designing our product, and doing analytics. Oh, and playing with his super cute sons (two)!
Chief Revenue Officer
Nathan, Rival IQ's lovable sales leader, keeps his formidable focus on accelerating the growth of Rival IQ. He's an enthusiastic coach and a team player, generally using his skills for good. Just remember - he's also super sarcastic. When the deadpan starts, take cover.
On a more serious note, Nathan has been sharpening his sales management and team building skills for longer than he cares to admit, most recently at Hubspan and DocuSign. As the father of two daughters, he's also spent a fair amount of time learning how to be the only man in the house.
John Gallagher is an understated guy with an impressive beard. But, don't let either of those things fool you. He's a serious marketer with deep experience in online and digital marketing.
John has made his career working with Seattle-based startups. Most recently, he was the VP of Marketing at Front Desk, where he led and grew all facets of their marketing. Previously, he spent more than four years at DocuSign growing business development and customer acquisition in their vertical markets. When he gets away from the office, John loves spending time with his two kids.
Not to be stopped, Colin designs it up, then slings front end, back end, and whatever-else-end-you-want code to get you the latest and greatest features in Rival IQ. Despite a college run in the Lone Star state, this Seattle native is 100% Northwest guy (though we haven't seen him in socks and sandals, yet).
The Guy You Wish You Had On Your Engineering Team
The ever-curious John "I have no idea what his middle initial is" Shepard is that friend who always knows about the newest everything, because he tried it last night, when it came out, at 1am. He somehow also manages to spend a good amount of time playing super-dad at home. Oh, and he's a better developer than you are, too. Just sayin.
A Seattle native, Alex is a full-stack developer and a great combination of talent, curiosity and excitement. Though he took a 4-year Pacific Northwest hiatus at Middlebury College, we're excited to have him back in Seattle. Before Rival IQ, Alex was one of the primary developers at Sigby where he rocked out doing all the things.
Ninja Codeslinger, and Smart Guy
Vijay has spent much of the last forever moving around the northern west coast. At the northernmost end of his adventure is Seattle, where he's spent time with some tiny shops like Amazon and Rival IQ. Somewhat recently, Vijay spent a few years in Eugene, OR, but he's been in Seattle long enough now that the hippie smell is almost gone. Bounding the southern end of his travels is Palo Alto, CA, a town known for some school named Stanford (never heard of it), where Vijay went to college.
Outside of work, Vijay hangs with his wife and son and enjoys cooking a big meal. He's a good cook, too. I bet you can't wait to get invited to dinner.
Keith comes to Rival IQ with a software engineering toolkit honed over many decad...er, years. He's spent time everywhere from Microsoft (almost prehistoric era) to some hipster startups in Portland, OR, and a bunch of places in between - including a stint at GridPoint with some other Rival IQers.
While not sitting in front of a computer, Keith is either hanging out with his wife and their tiger-cats (which are different than Thundercats), or he is out riding some insanely long bike route with his randonneuring buddies. Regardless of where he is, he's probably being a smart ass.
Customer Success Champion
Adam brings a wealth of client-service experience to Rival IQ, and his dedication to our customers is second to none. Before joining Rival IQ, Adam was the Director of Vendor Services at Tate's List in Seattle.
A West Coast transplant hailing from Pennsylvania, Adam moved west to attend Whittier College where he may have knocked a few guys down as a member of the lacrosse team. I'd say he dominates us in our pickup lacrosse games, but we're all too scared to play with him. His wife says he's really a softie, though, so perhaps we'll play soon.
A native of Portland, Oregon, Sam is a Seattle-area transplant that tries to stay true to his roots. In fact, he stays so true to his Portland roots, that he may known to some as "a pretty hipster."
In all seriousness, Sam is a proud grad of the University of Oregon, where he earned a B.S. in Economics while a member of the lacrosse team. He's also a talented member of our team. Bringing his past experience in sales and investor relations to Rival IQ, Sam is a strong asset to all our customers.
Customer Success Champion
If you're lucky enough to work with Halina, you know she brings a unique mix of real-world experience and education to help our customers succeed in improving their marketing. Halina's a grad of Seattle University, where she earned her BBA in Marketing.
A Seattle-area native, Halina keeps busy outside the office, whether it's with yoga or working as a production assistant for the huge festivals that visit the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington. I know, I know...
Senior Account Executive
Brad is a seasoned account executive, having spent the last few years mastering various sales roles at DocuSign in Seattle. But, don't think that he's all business. After you meet Brad, you likely never meet a guy who is more serious about the Seahawks or his near-perfect emulation of Macklemore's hair.
Football teams aside, Brad is a knowledgeable asset to his customers at Rival IQ. He's able to leverage his education in marketing (B.A. Marketing, Western Washington University) to help people use analytics to improve their marketing.
As a Seattle native, and a proud UW grad, Mark has made a career of selling SaaS products from some great local companies. Before Rival IQ, Mark spent 4 years with DocuSign, focusing on Commercial Sales. Previously, Mark worked with clients at Onvia, helping them use data to improve their competitive advantage when selling to the government.
Outside the office, Mark is a huge soccer fan, and he loves spending time with his wife and young son. Plus, as a French literature major in college, you can expect some serious refinement from this guy.
Senior Account Executive
Michael is a seasoned sales executive, having sharpened his software and SaaS skills with a few great Seattle companies, including DocuSign and Tableau. He is a University of Puget Sound grad with a business administration degree focusing on marketing and sales. His education, along with his customer experience gives Michael the ability to help his customers get this most from their marketing analytics.
For a little bit of fun, Michael is a serious Seattle Sounders fan and an avid soccer player himself. Above all else, Michael is a family guy and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.
New to Seattle, Torie is a transplant from Sydney, where she led a digital marketing team at Squiz, a marketing technology provider. She has a solid background in digital, content, and analytics, having built experience with a number of Australian agencies including Bang, Radar, and oOh!
Beyond being a fantastic marketer, Torie is a dog lover and a huge history nerd (vikings, anyone?). This can, of course, lead to interesting meal-time conversation - particularly, when you're helping Torie complete her introduction to "real" American foods like chicken-fried steak and deep-fried anything.
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Cassandra joins us from Seattle-based Front Desk, where she was a product marketing manager focusing on product, brand, and communications needs. Prior to Front Desk, Cassandra worked for Microsoft in a number of roles, including time with Xbox working on partner engagement.
Outside of work, Cassandra keeps extraordinarily active. She's active in the community and started a peer-mentoring program based in Seattle. As an avid hiker, Cassandra refuses to NOT make it to the top, no matter the obstacle. According to her son, these never-say-die Northwest hikes are a favorite way to spend time with his mom.