Bob graduated from Princeton and wrote the first version of RJMetrics from his attic in Collingswood, NJ. Bob has also written guest columns for TechCrunch, licensed a Poker odds calculator to The Sharper Image, built a wildly popular AIM chatbot, helped design products for late-night infomercials, and opened on-stage for Vanilla Ice (seriously).
Jake graduated from Wharton and heads up sales, support, and new customer implementations. He started a landscaping business in high school and was the 44th ranked table tennis player under 21 in New Jersey. He once got a ride to lunch from Warren Buffett.
VP of Engineering
Chris studied Physics at Princeton, and joined RJMetrics at the beginning of 2010. When he's not coding, he spends his time thinking about the company's software architecture. He worked as a roadie during highschool and college, and once smashed a guitar owned by a Grammy Award winning artist on stage. He also once beat the former 44th ranked table tennis player under 21 in New Jersey in a game of ping pong.
Director of Engineering
Bill graduated from U of Delaware a long time ago. For years, he co-ran a web development shop, working in his Philly apartment while wearing only boxer shorts. He has driven through 47 US states and the Baja Peninsula. He has eaten multiple grasshopper (chapulines) tacos. He was briefly in a Mexican jail ($50 bribe). He taught himself to program in BASIC at age 9. He has big drums in his basement that he plays sometimes.
Connor studied Computer Engineering at Villanova University. He spends his spare time learning about new technology, writing web apps for friends and campus organizations, and compulsively buying domain names. He once built a snow fort that stood two stories high, and holds the record for the most miles ever completed at his high school's charity relay (25!). He also enjoys golf, soccer and long walks on the beach.
Mark recently received a PhD from Penn in Materials Science and Engineering. His easily digestible thesis was titled "Transmission Electron Microscope Studies of Modulated Mixed A-site Perovskites." Mark currently is deriving a great deal of his happiness from his location in the RJMetrics "About Us" page one position directly above Shaun McAvinney.
Cathy recently graduated from MIT, where she received a PhD in Mathematics. Before that, she did her undergrad at Columbia University, where she majored in Mathematics and Computer Science. She is interested in promoting women in science and engineering and also thoroughly enjoys riding, fixing, and cleaning her bicycle.
Yiannis graduated from Drexel University with both Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Computer Science. Prior to joining RJMetrics he worked as a Software Engineer with a company that specializes in casino management systems. Yiannis is originally from Cyprus where he picked up on Greek etiquette such as breaking plates and drinking ouzo. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, trying good food and taking strolls around Philadelphia.
Matt graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Prior to RJMetrics, he cofounded Jarvus Innovations, a software company in the Northern Liberties. In his spare time, he likes to go hiking, plays guitar, and rants obsessively about the future of 3D printing.
Lisa studied English and education at West Chester University, but then found out that teachers have to get up very, very early. Prior to joining RJMetrics, she worked as a newspaper and copy editor, a personal assistant, and a writer/director/breaker-upper-of-teenage-fights for a high school drama department. In her spare time she likes to get lost in the woods and call it hiking, dominate in bananagrams, and read everything she can get her hands on.
Shaun started his career in advertising sales at a small publishing house in the Philadelphia area. He left to pursue a financial advisory business in the the Wealth Management division of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. After making connections in the Philadelphia startup scene, he decided to abandon the corporate life and change careers, bringing with him the experience and training necessary to succeed. He spends his spare time watching cancelled tv shows on Netflix, homebrewing beer, and hanging out with his wife, son, and twin daughters. Once, he took advantage of a Wendy's/Airtran promotion loophole, which may have included some dumpster diving. He and four friends flew across the country to San Francisco for and all-expenses-paid vacation.
Xiao studied at the University of Waterloo in Canada. He first enrolled in mechanical engineering to escape anything to do with computers, but naturally started coding after realizing the power of automation. These days, he's supporting RJMetrics' growth in a business development capacity. Prior to this, Xiao founded a startup that analyzes traveler intentions for hotels and airlines, developed a CRM software for sport clubs, built a fitness machine for disabled people and also designed a satellite the size of a desktop PC. When there's free time, he tries to read up on global politics and learn Tai Chi.
Owen is proud to be the 3rd Drexel graduate working at RJMetrics. He has previously worked in the Philadelphia area at startups, big businesses, and in higher education. He is ready for a challenge. If Owen lived outside of Philadelphia he would hike, snowboard and go rock climbing year round. Instead he enjoys playing the guitar and banjo, reading in Rittenhouse Square, and biking to the city's many coffee shops and restaurants.
Tara graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Information Technology. She loves the relationship between technology and solving problems, and therefore has dreams of technology creation that border on grandiose. Perhaps because Tara has realized that grandiose is great motivation, a love of the TV show ER turned into an EMT certification. An enjoyment of power tools led her to become a foreman with volunteer home repair. And after many failed attempts, she finally learned how to toss pizza dough.
Francis, more commonly known as Buck, graduated from Drexel University, having studied Math and Computer Science. His favorite thing to do is take pictures and his favorite place to be is at any beer garden in Germany. Until his next excursion abroad, he looks forward to days learning more about Computer Science, running throughout Philadelphia, and learning how to swing dance.
Zach knew he wanted to be a designer years before entering into Temple University's Advertising Design program. Since graduating, Zach has worked in many facets of the graphic design industry. Before coming to RJMetrics, he was the Creative Director at Jarvus Innovations, a small web start-up in Northern Liberties. Most of his spare time is dedicated to designing graphic tees, playing with his ridiculously energetic puppy, Eleanor, or knocking a few back at one of South Philadelphia's fine drinking establishments.
Nate recently graduated from Drexel University with a BS in Computer Science. There he ran the ACM student chapter, helped run the Philly Random Hacks of Kindness (rhok.org) and worked on mobile applications for the visually impaired (visassist.org) that took first place at Drexel's College of Engineering Senior Design competition. During the times not spent working or finding fun side projects he likes to spend time with his guitar, drums a good sci-fi book or out in Philly's many great bars.
Sharon graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Operations Research and Information Engineering. Having recently moved to Philly, she's looking forward to immersing herself in Philly's culture and food scene. She enjoys cooking with her husband, reading YA novels, playing board games, and winning at Mario Kart (GameCube version!).
VP of Marketing
Tristan has a degree in Finance from the UMD College Park and an MBA in entrepreneurship from UNC Chapel Hill. He spent five years ironing and tucking in button-down shirts as a management consultant, and been on the run from the white-collar grind since 2009. He loves to make things (straw-bale houses, table lamps, lactose-fermented saurkraut) and is happiest when winning head-to-head competitions of skill. Please send public challenges to @jthandy. He dares you.
Ben worked for 10 years in industrial automation after getting a BS in Computer Science from American University. He enjoys writing songs, brewing beer, and indoctrinating the nation's youth into role playing games. A self described chart junkie, Ben developed what Technically Philly called, "the coolest, most comprehensive City of Philadelphia budget visualization you've ever seen."
Emma is a recent Temple grad who got her first taste of sales while working at a designer clothing company during college. Her favorite periods in the history of art are Baroque and the Surrealist movement (she even has a Salvador Dali shot glass). Emma likes to collect clothes, so naturally one of her favorite things about working at RJ is being among the first to discover new and exciting e-commerce shops. In addition to collecting, Emma also sews, and has been known to unstitch entire pairs of jeans just to resew them for the perfect fit. (She can do this for you too, for a small fee).
Director of Account Management
Peter holds a degree in Journalism from Drexel University. After a brief stint in higher ed administration, he spent ten years developing marketing campaigns for clients in the health care industry. His move to RJMetrics highlights a longtime love affair with relational databases. Peter once jumped out of a plane as a team-building exercise; it worked pretty well. He writes the longest-running blog in Philly, fronts a rock band with his best friend, and watches (and debates) sci-fi movies with his wife.
Greg liked to play with blocks as a kid. He studied Physics at Haverford College where he ran simulations of molecular blocks forming photoconductive nanotubes. You might find him briefly running along the Schuylkill river near the Art Museum or chasing a soccer ball at the park. He did the Grand Portage with a wooden canoe once, hopes to hike the Pacific Crest Trail someday, and still plays with blocks.
Front End Developer
Brian graduated from Johns Hopkins University where he majored in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. He went on to get is MBA from the R.H. Smith School of Business while doing technical R&D at a financial firm in Baltimore, MD. In 2011 he moved to Philadelphia to work for another web based startup. In his spare time he loves taking photos, traveling and always keeping up with the latest technology.
Mike has worked as a software engineer for a few different companies in the area, using a lot of different languages and technologies, like Clojure, Python, Perl, and Java. He has a BS in Computer Science from Drexel University, and is currently working towards a Master's degree. Mike can often be found renovating his crazy old Victorian house in West Philly, where he lives with his wife and their Beagle. He loves cooking, brewing, traveling, hiking, and listening to music. He definitely doesn't have a weird habit of counting syllables. 18.
VP of Sales and Account Management
Seth is a University of Florida alum and now heads up sales and account management. His illustrious career began serving up 31 flavors of ice cream and now he serves unlimited flavors of data. When not helping clients improve their business, Seth can be found adding to his sneaker and t-shirt collections. If you have a business in need of accessing and understanding their data and/or a unique sneaker or t-shirt, Seth awaits your call!
Sarah graduated with a BS in Hospitality Administration at Boston University. With her advanced skills in Hotel and Restaurant Management, she naturally dove right into the tech startup industry. Through her experience, she mastered and coined the term, "technical therapy" - stabilizing and strengthening client relationships. In her spare time, you can find Sarah running or lifting weights to counter the countless dinners and desserts she makes from scratch.
Director of Sales
Brian received both a B.A. in History and a J.D. from the University of Florida. Deciding law was not for him, he embarked on a glorious career in sales. In his spare time, he writes screenplays (hopefully one coming soon to a theatre near you), watches sports, and contemplates the meaning of life and other lite fare.
Anita Garimella Andrews
VP, Client Analytics Services
After graduating high school when she was 16, Anita went to NYU and by 18, had a degree in Politics and a minor in Mathematics. This gave her plenty of time in life to do worthwhile things like foster her loves for eating desserts, working out, watching movies (which she has very low standards for), and reading. After fighting urban blight, improving immigrant rights, and raising the bar on NYC living by working for then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani, she decided campaigns weren't her thing and got her Master's in Computer Science from Stanford. Along the way, she's run product, marketing, analytics and e-commerce at a variety of companies including Ingenio (bought by AT&T YellowPages), Nutrisystem, and Sepiida (which she founded and was acquired by Delphic Digital). In her spare time, she tries to do a good job as a wife and mother to her 17 month old daughter.
Austin spent his first year at Princeton as a biology major, researching the effects of administering antidepressants to yeast (they die). He switched to computer science after discovering his knack for ruining experiments, and is excited to be returning to RJMetrics after his internship. Austin has played ukulele on the streets of Baltimore, New York City, and Buenos Aires. He once performed in front of Pharrell, the Olsen twins, and Tommy Hilfiger with his college a cappella group, The Princeton Footnotes. A native of the Baltimore suburbs, Austin is excited to try city living for the first time.
Director of Sales
Ben is the tallest person at RJ and would like everyone to know that he does not, in fact, play basketball. He recently moved here from NYC, where he's spent his career building and growing sales teams in start-up organizations. A graduate from Hobart College (he hadn't heard of it either) and a four-year rower there, he's excited to join the happening scene here in Philly.
Todd got a degree in Liberal Arts for love and is not ashamed. He parleyed his love of fixing broken things into a career in Information Technology, and spent the better part of a decade learning the new and interesting ways computer systems can fail. In his spare time he pursues DIY culture in general, and electronics, cooking, and brewing beer in specific.
Jonah studied Computational Finance at Carnegie Mellon University. He moved to Philadelphia after graduating to train for the USRowing National Team (he came close). Prior to joining RJMetrics he worked as a Database Engineer at a healthcare analytics company when he wasn't rowing. He loves data and its uses in sports and politics. He once spent a weekend in the wilderness training for the apocalypse.
Janessa moved to Philadelphia to get her BS in Fashion Marketing at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. She got the degree, fell in love with the city, and happily ditched the fashion industry in favor of business-to-business SaaS marketing. Janessa grew up without television so she won’t get any pop culture references pre-2005, and probably very few after that. In her spare time she’s usually reading, napping, or delivering spontaneous lectures on her current topics of interest.
Maya graduated from the Art Institute of Philadelphia with a Bachelors of Science in Fashion Marketing. She honed her customer service skills working as an affiliate marketing coordinator and a store manager. She enjoys binge-watching tv shows with her fiancé, cuddling with her kittens (Gizmo and Fez), the color red, and all things vintage.
Front End Developer
Stephanie graduated from Villanova University as a Biology major, only to find her true calling in the tech industry. She enjoys indulging in the simple pleasures of life such as consuming more ramen than she would like to admit, curling up with a good book, and watching Pixar movies as often as possible. She also currently, though hopefully temporarily, holds the record for having the longest commute at RJMetrics.
Drew is currently attending Drexel University in pursuit of a degree in Computer Science. While Drew cares deeply about data analysis and visualization, his true passions are flag football and rap music. Though Drew owns a record player, he maintains that he is not a hipster. Honest.
Mia recently graduated Santa Clara University with a degree in Finance. It seemed practical at the time, but while living in The Valley, she caught the startup bug. She then found her way to RJMetrics. Mia is obsessed with analytics, her adorable new puppy Elliot and Law and Order: SVU. No really, she has watched every single episode, most of them more than once. She will defend the Miami Heat in any type of duel and (unrelated) once wrestled a duck.
Michael graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering. In addition to earning his degree, he also earned a championship while playing for the Rutgers University Inner-Tube Water Polo Team. In his spare time, Michael enjoys going on new excursions, playing pick-up basketball, and hashtagging BigData.
Joshua graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, and he's been in Philly ever since. He's a big sci-fi and Star Trek fan, having spent his first ever paycheck as a kid on the Star Trek Encyclopedia. When he's not walking his corgis (Brody and Lacy) through South Philadelphia, he enjoys puzzles, board games, card games and video games, not to mention writing computer programs to solve puzzles and play games.
Jay is a big fan of new companies and entrepreneurship. Having studied mechanical engineering at Penn, he invented consumer goods at a product development startup before joining RJMetrics. A scientist at heart, Jay's kitchen is a de facto culinary laboratory—safety glasses encouraged, earplugs not required (usually). He enjoys living in Philadelphia and welcomes any excuse to visit the Palestra.
Jordan studied Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, and has lived in Philadelphia since graduating in 2009. Prior to joining RJMetrics, he worked as a Research analyst at a Private Equity firm. When he's not working, he enjoys running, watching Phillies games, and playing the guitar. He was once in a band that opened for the B-52's in Atlantic City.
Alex studied Information Sciences at Penn State. After working for a large, large, large company as a public sector consultant, he decided being platinum on US Air and getting more holiday cards from hotels than people wasn’t for him. In his free time, Alex can be found eating at as many restaurants in Philly as he can or watching every single Phillies game. He likes puzzles, his cat, puzzles of his cat, and Marc Maron.
Nathan grew up in Ocean City, NJ and studied computer science at the George Washington University. His work in college was focused on robotics research, where he pulled critical information out of huge data sets in real-time. Prior to RJMetrics he worked for a company where he did heaps of performance tuning and data aggregation. Nowadays he's all about Bitcoin and self-quantification - trying to be a better human by applying algorithms to data you report about yourself. In his free time, he likes hacking on one of his many side projects and trying to expand his palette through cooking.
Natalie graduated Rutgers University earning degrees in Communication and American Studies. During her 4 year stint in New Jersey, she hosted the wildly popular radio show, Disco Monkey, on the wildly popular radio station, 90.3 The Core. In her free time you can find her laughing at her own jokes, whistling, and talking smack on the dodgeball court.
Andrew studied Political Science at Penn with the intention of going to law school. Then he realized that he didn't actually want to be a lawyer, he just wanted to be Jack McCoy. When Andrew encounters a group of numbers he adds up the individual digits to see if the result is a multiple of 9. He didn't discover this was odd until several years ago, and he blames this on the fact that he was homeschooled as a child. Andrew's life goal is to appear on Jeopardy and win. When he was 6 years old he met Wes Unseld in a Price Club. He and his wife live happily together in West Philadelphia.
Leah picked her college major out of a hat. She got civil engineering which she went on to study at Temple University. Today she helps people figure out how to use data, instead of hats, to make important business decisions. In her free time Leah enjoys yoga, skiing in the Rockies, checking out Philly's awesome restaurant scene, and birdwatching. In fact, Leah is RJMetrics' first amateur ornithologist.