Brandon LeveyThinker Upper / Developer
Brandon is the creator of Stitch Labs, a.k.a the ThinkerUpper, and writer of the original code that makes the product operate. He has a diverse background ranging from microsystems and nuclear security to iPhone accessories and sustainable apparel. When not coding he enjoys perfect lattes and dinners at Nopa. If you need to find Brandon you can probably see him scooting (yes, he thinks that's the appropriate verb) around San Francisco on "The Hog".
Michelle LahamCreative Director / Designer
Michelle was recruited for Stitch Labs in May 2010 while working in Boston at a creative communications agency. The Chicagoland native made the move to the bay area in August, and has since been kept busy designing and managing everything visual–from the logo, to the interface, to the website. When Michelle does have free time she likes cooking, hanging out with Dory, road trips, and seeing live music.
Jake GasawayBusiness & Customer Development / Sales
Jake is the Director of Business Development at Stitch Labs and has held sales and management positions in three of the world's leading (and most delicious) consumer package goods companies: Kraft Foods, Philip Morris USA, and the Campbell Soup company. Jake says, "When Brandon approached me with the idea of Stitch Labs, I thought it would be a great opportunity to take what I've learned from corporate America and my studies and apply it to the small business model. By working with small businesses, I'll be able to focus less on Wall Street and focus on what I really love doing; working with customers. We have the opportunity to do something great here." When Jake's not providing quotes for this website, he enjoys spending time with his wife, watching sports, exercising, and he does his best to squeeze in a terrible round of golf.
Robert NavarroThe Backend Ninja
Robert is a PHP slinging, Linux loving, scalability wrangling snowboarder. Oh and did we mention that he's also a backend developer? When he's not working in the Lab, Robert will most likely be found sipping great wine and racing his motorcycle (not at the same time of course!).
Camille BrenkwitzMarketing Strategist & Community Manager
Plain and simple, Camille gets people excited about what we're doing. She absolutely loves her job developing marketing strategy for Stitch, and executes it with supreme gusto. She has a deep passion for cultivating community, and rocks our social media and community management. When she's not spreading the word about Stitch, Camille is always down for some delicious food, passionate people, and a helluva good conversation.
Bridge MellichampDirector of Marketing Operations
Bridge + Math = Love. A math & physics major who then taught kids that math is really, really cool, she brings an analytical approach to marketing at Stitch. You can usually find her outside, especially near the water when she isn't bringing the world to Stitch. Unsurprisingly, Bridge loves bridges, dislikes capital letters, and enjoys going by a super hero alias when asked her name at coffee shops or restaurants.
Josh ZerkelDirector of Customer Engagement
Josh is a master of all things productivity – and for Stitch's customers, that means helping you get the most out of your experience using Stitch. A small business owner for over a decade, he loves helping other people learn how to use tech tools to make their lives easier and their businesses more effective. When he's not checking out the latest web app, Josh can usually be found hunting down the best burger in town or alphabetizing his comic books.
Dory is team mascot and handles all canine, and occasionally feline, related activities. While she spends most of her time rocking stunner shades and skull caps, she also enjoys frequent snuggling and belly rubs. Her dream is to eventually grow Stitch Labs to a point where she can delegate the bulk of her managerial responsibilities to upcoming new talent, and instead can spend some time rediscovering herself, writing her memoir and of course, working on her music.
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Alex Bard"The universe always conspires to help the dreamer." -The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
Alex Bard is a passionate entrepreneur who has been part of the founding team of 4 internet start ups including eShare Technologies, eAssist Global Solutions, Goowy Media, and Assistly. Most recently Alex was the CEO of Assistly which was acquired by Salesforce.com in September of 2011. Currently Alex is the VP & GM of desk.com as a Salesforce company. He is also an advisor / investor in several start-ups including Kabam, Klout, Offandaway, Social Leverage, StayClassy, Space Monkey, LaunchRock, Get Around, Stitch Labs, Venture51, 310 Labs and Foodzie. Most importantly, he is the husband of an amazing wife and father to 2 magical daughters.
Gary BenittCOO/CFO & Co-Founder, board of directors at Desk
Gary is a seasoned tech entrepreneur with years of diverse management experience, mostly within the customer service industry. Gary has experience in managing various technology teams including development, quality assurance and client implementations. Gary also has broad experience in all facets of growing a business from startup mode into a mature organization. Gary spends most of his time thinking about and implementing strategies for growing Desk.com. Gary also advises budding entrepreneurs and companies, helping them achieve their dreams. When he is not in San Francisco working, he can usually be found at home in San Diego with his beautiful family.
Jeff SchultzHead of Marketing at Syncplicity
Jeff Schultz leads branding, communications, product marketing and demand generation at Syncplicity. He brings 24 years of experience in marketing, selling, supporting, and developing innovative software solutions for businesses. Prior to Syncplicity, Jeff was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Bill.com, where he led the establishment of the company's brand and broad customer base, helping to drive the organization from its early stages to a recognized leader in cloud-based accounting services. Jeff received a BS in Electrical Engineering with High Honors from the University of Texas at Austin. He has completed 2 Ironman Triathlons and numerous marathons including qualifying for and racing the Boston Marathon in 2011. Jeff also enjoys time with his family, landscape photography and is a Blue Belt in Tae Kwan Do.
Juan AnorgaDesigner, Developer, and Coffee Extraordinaire
Juan is a Mr. Everything kind of person. He has experience working on a wide range of projects from the visual design all the way down to the database and everywhere in between. Juan advises Stitch Labs on many aspects of the product including critical feedback with anything that has to do with design, user interface, user experience, and front end architecture. Juan also happens to be a skilled barista and resident fashion expert.
Martin GatesCo-Founder of Pay Cycle, CTO, and Ultimate disc hucker
Martin brings more than 25 years of experience creating and managing technology solutions, including directing payroll and accounting product development teams. He has been a driving force in shaping some of the industry's most successful and award-winning products and services. Prior starting PayCycle, Martin worked at Intuit as the Product Development Director for the Employer Services Group. In this role, he helped drive the company's entrance into the payroll services market. He led the development of several QuickBooks versions, including the addition of online banking and bill payment features.
Mike BuzzardEl Presidenté de Cuban Council & Code Curator
Mike Buzzard is the co-founder and president of Cuban Council. Cuban Council is an interactive design and development company with offices in San Francisco, New York and Portland. The company was conceptualized in 2001 along with K10k.net founders Michael Schmidt and Toke Nygaard in 2003. Cuban Council specializes in highly detailed, bespoke solutions for clients ranging from independent start-ups to international corporations to government agencies. With a direct-to-client service model, Cuban Council has shown great success with identifying and solving creative and technical solutions alike for clients such as Facebook, Apple, NASA, Google, Adobe and BBC, to name a few.