Meet the Team
Systems & Architechture
Front End Developer
Back End Developer
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Director of Marketing
Aina is a story+tech maven who has worked extensively across media platforms as a community builder and strategist for agencies and brands. She co-founded and steers StoryCode, a global community for cross-platform and immersive storytellers which pioneered the world's first story hackathon. She has also been a consultant on engagement & community strategy for social impact brands. A graduate of Amherst College and UCLA’s graduate film program, Aina currently lives in New York City.
Toms is a prolific Python programmer and open source contributor
with a keen interest in data visualization and user interfaces.
Google App Engine, and other technologies.
His open source projects include time-tracking application
which has over 60,000 users;
and hamster-graphics data viz library;
Prior to Parse.ly, Toms worked as a research assistant at DERI Galway,
focused on semantic ontologies and visualizations.
Toms enjoys playing videogames, snowboarding and reading science fiction.
Website: Project Hamster
Keith studied Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University,
where he got his Masters with a focus in machine learning and
He started writing .Net software in Philadelphia but quickly went
back to his roots with Python and the open source stack.
His last project included engineering on personal identity site
He also maintains hiicart,
an open source project that implements a Python/Django shopping cart
for Paypal, Google Checkout and Amazon Payments. In his spare time
he plays many video games and starts random projects.
Emmett studied Computer Science and Music Technology at New York
University, where he received his bachelor's degree. He began his
software career as an engineering intern, first at Parsely and then
at Vimeo, where he collaborated on the video player, REST API, and
internal services. Emmett is also a dedicated
video game programmer
and designer who regularly participates in game jams. While working
on a side project, he wrote
Candela, a python
shell creation toolkit. He also programmed and co-designed
Heads Up Hot Dogs, a game for
iOS published by [adult swim]. In his spare time, Emmett practices his
Magic: the Gathering skills and reads about technology.
Chris has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and worked more than 5 years developing .NET software for the medical industry. He transitioned into freelance Web development and server administration, and has spent nearly 10 years working on applications and systems serving the medical, digital media and e-commerce industries. He supports the Parse.ly team, focusing on system administration and automation.
Jerrod was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He earned his bachelor’s in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Parse.ly is his second startup and he has over 10 years of sales and consulting experience. Jerrod loves Carolina sports teams (Panther, Tarheels & Hornets). In his free time, he enjoys walks on nature trails without the spider web interference and he is also deathly afraid of New York pigeons.
Didier spent the first 18 years of his life in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
and moved to North Carolina to attend college.
He obtained two bachelor's degrees from North Carolina State
University, one in Applied Mathematics and one in Computer Science.
He also has a master's in Mathematics. As an advocate of open source
technologies, Didier has contributed to a number of projects
including the SAGE project
(a computer algebra system),
(a Python binding for the Solr open source search engine), and
sfpy (a Python
His hobbies include long-distance running, reading, and listening
Peter was born and raised in Colorado and is an avid skier, fisherman, and outdoors enthusiast. He graduated from Tulane University with bachelor's in History and Spanish and will always consider New Orleans to be a second home. Peter brings to Parse.ly two years of consulting experience, helping small to medium businesses leverage their cloud-based investments to optimize processes. Bitten by the proverbial "startup bug", he looks very forward to applying his experience towards Parse.ly's continued growth and success.
Joe joins Parse.ly with 3 years of Account Management experience. He graduated from Quinnipiac University with a BA in Communications and after 18 months of working at a small public relations firm, landed at an established company in an Account Management role. He started there at the tail-end of their startup period and is excited to have the opportunity to help grow Parsely from close to the beginning. When he isn’t managing accounts, he moonlights as a standup comedian. When he’s not doing that he enjoys trying new restaurants, preferably of the tapas variety. When he isn’t indulging in fine delicacies, he tortures himself by rooting for the Mets, Jets and Islanders.
Sal can't stop making things. This tendency usually manifests in the form of software, but it occasionally births new taco recipes. Prior to joining Parse.ly, Sal developed and published several video games including Penumbear, Omegapixel and Four Hats on iOS. Sal's previous lives include being a CTO of an online radio startup, a consultant for Facebook game startup, and a developer of financial reporting systems. When Sal isn't hacking away on code he enjoys rock climbing, unicycling, running, playing guitar, collecting new hobbies and long walks on the beach.
As an undergrad, Tim studied math at Grove City College. He has a Masters in Operations Research from North Carolina State University where he studied applications of machine learning to outpatient scheduling problems. Before coming to Parse.ly, Tim was a data scientist at a nonprofit research lab. He particularly enjoys escaping from the flat plateau of central North Carolina to hike and backpack in the Appalachian mountains. Other hobbies include cooking, reading, and not playing basketball.
Afzal is a student at New York University, double majoring in Economics and Public Health. He loves technology and business and reading about new and current tech startups. During his free time he teaches himself python, plays intramural basketball, and dances on two Indian folk dance collegiate teams. He is currently helping the Parse.ly team in all matters of business and marketing.
Sachin managed teams with as many as thirty people through various leadership roles over the past several years.
He graduated with a bachelor's in Economics from NYU and a master's in Education from Pace University.
After graduating from NYU, Sachin was an NYC Teaching Fellow, using cutting edge technology to educate students
in math and economics at an alternative high school in Brownsville, Brooklyn. He then started an EdTech
consulting company that built, implemented and managed systems across schools in NYC. Sachin enjoys listening
to live jazz, exploring Brooklyn, and never having a steady sleep schedule.
Until 2010, Martin was doing research in nonlinear optics as a PhD Candidate in Physics at Université Laval. After his graduate study, he joined BrightScope where he was doing GPU Computing and Data Analysis. Prior to joining Parse.ly, he was CTO at Crowdbase where he led the Research and Development of the natural language processing and recommendation components of the platform. Martin enjoys crunching data, Python and running.
Nathaniel studied at the Art Institute of San Francisco where he obtained a B. S. in Art and Design. Although a recent SF transplant, he has found a new home in Queens. He has several years experience working in the start-up scene, most recently at Klout. When he isn't busy making things awesome he enjoys videogames, hiking, biking and not going to the gym.
John never thought he'd end up an entrepreneur, but Parse.ly is the third startup he's been a part of. He earned a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Florida and is a huge Gator sports fan. After graduation, John co-founded a company that used educational activities to help elementary schools fund student programs and classroom supplies. He then spent time consulting with a VC funded startup before joining the Parse.ly team. John lives in New Jersey and enjoys a pickup basketball game whenever he can.
Clare is here to tell Parse.ly's story to the world. She has spent five years on the publishing side as the Director of Marketing and Online Operations at Greentech Media. Previous to that, she did digital marketing and business development at ThePoint.com, the precursor to Groupon, and Venus Zine. Originally from Ohio, she graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Environmental Sciences.
Carlo graduated with a B.S. in Marketing at The College of New Jersey. His background in sales started with his first job out of college; one month after graduation, he was selling orthopedic devices while attending over 8 surgeries per week. He went on to co-found an online educational program that raised funds for elementary schools throughout New Jersey. Carlo then worked in digital ad sales, helping small companies gain interest from retail investors. There, he learned the ropes of web marketing and analytics. Carlo enjoys skiing, basketball, and boxing, and spending time with his family.
Kemper is a designer of both the digital and physical domains. He received his
Bachelor of Architecture in 2005 and has applied his knowledge of the physical
design world to user interface design and data visualizations.
other visualization technologies demonstrate a core belief
that design goes beyond aesthetics. He believes true
understanding of a design problem requires knowledge of the
processes that take a project from design to reality.
Previous to Parse.ly, Kemper worked on data visualizations
for Pitch Interactive, Inc.
Mike joins Parse.ly with 5 years of experience in media, most recently as Manager,
Digital Analytics at The Globe and Mail.
He earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a Business Administration option (with honours)
from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
After graduating, Mike quickly developed an insatiable interest in statistics, analytics and optimization.
This passion fuelled him to pursue management roles in digital analytics at two of Canada's prominent media companies:
Rogers Digital Media and
The Globe and Mail.
While at these companies, Mike had a front row seat to the challenges (or as he likes to say, "opportunities")
facing multimedia companies like Rogers as well as traditional publishers like The Globe and Mail.
His knowledge and experience delivering insights, working with a multitude of measurement technologies and building his
own reporting and analysis products ensures Parse.ly's roadmap keeps the needs of publishers front and center.
Luke is a California native and is an avid surfer, snowboarder, climber, and outdoors enthusiast. He graduated from the University of San Diego with a BA in Marketing and quickly joined the startup industry in San Francisco. Luke brings years of experience in Account Management and Customer Support to the team and plans to apply his skillset to the continued success of Parse.ly.
Cody graduated with a Bachelor's in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. As a student at Tech, he picked up Linux systems administration and his love of computer hardware. Prior to working at Parse.ly, Cody managed the EDA design cluster at Intel's Austin location, which develops Atom™ processors and SoCs.
Garrett loves bringing nerds together. Seeking to connect with other technologists, he founded Maine Hacker Club, a flourishing group of nerds in central Maine. In June 2013 he organized the first ever hackathon in his hometown of Bangor: Maine Civic Hack Day. He's rallying support for technology education and open source collaboration through a new non-profit called Hacktivate. He believes in the potential for technology to facilitate close knit communities, and if you ask him, he'll tell you that twitter changed his life.