Maggie Alden Business Intern
Maggie is a student at Columbia, where she majors in English and History. Maggie spent several years on the staff of the Columbia Daily Spectator and in a variety of media internships. She works at 29th Street Publishing and does some freelance editing when she's not helping the Parse.ly team with community outreach, marketing, and public relations.
Toms Baugis User Experience
Toms is a prolific Python programmer and
open source contributor with a keen
interest in data visualization and user
interfaces. He's passionate about coding,
Google App Engine, and other technologies.
His open source projects include
time-tracking application Project Hamster,
which has over 60,000
users; the hamster-graphics data viz library;
an analytics panel for Etsy stores. 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 walking his two retired
greyhounds, Cedric and Bosphore.
Website: Project Hamster
Keith Bourgoin Data Analysis
Keith studied Computer Science at Case
Western Reserve University, where he got
his Masters with a focus in machine
learning and information retrieval. He
started writing .Net software in
Philadelphia but quickly went back to his
roots with Python and the open source
stack. He has since been working with
included engineering on personal identity
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 Butler Full Stack Developer
Emmett is a software designer and full stack engineer with a passion for elegant code. He spends much of his time playing, reading about, or building video games. In 2012, he developed and published Heads Up! Hot Dogs for iOS with [adult swim] games. He also held a HackNY fellowship during which he built schema.to, the unified semantic metadata validator, for Parsely. He's always trying to learn and grow as a programmer, whether by building game engines or websites. On the off-chance he's not coding, he's probably listening to chiptunes.
Chris Clarke Dev Ops
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.
Didier Deshommes Systems & Architechture
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), python-solr (a Python binding for
the Solr open source search engine), and sfpy (a Python Superfeedr
client). His hobbies include long-distance running, reading, and listening to music.
Joe Giarratano Account Management
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 Gionfriddo Front End Developer
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.
Afzal Jasani Business Intern
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 Kamdar Chief Executive Officer
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.
Martin Laprise Algorithms Lead
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.
John Levitt Sales & Marketing
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.
Andrew Montalenti Chief Technology Officer
Andrew is a technologist with nearly a decade of experience in software engineering. He earned
a bachelor's degree in Computer Science (with honors and departmental distinction) from NYU.
After graduating, he acted as a technical lead on a small software team within Morgan Stanley.
Prior to founding Parse.ly, he built large-scale web applications and systems through
Aleph Point, Inc., the software engineering consultancy
he owned and operated. His team served large clients like ThomasNet, NYC Health and Hospitals
Corporation, Publishers Clearing House, as well as other small and mid-size technology
hacker, and open source advocate, Andrew is also a published technical author and editor.
His hobbies include unfollowing people on Twitter, not reading his "toread" Delicious links,
and beating Sachin in Powerball gyroscope.
Ben Rowland Sales Executive
Ben joins Parse.ly with over two years of experience working at publisher focused analytics start-ups. Originally from Baltimore, and a graduate of the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University, he is an avid photographer, self-professed news nut, and a major food junkie. Ben currently lives in Brooklyn, but will always remains a loyal, die-hard Knicks fan.
Kemper Smith Design
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 Sukmanowsky Product Lead
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.
Raymond Tang Web Development Intern
Raymond is a student at the University of Virginia, majoring in Computer Science with the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
He enjoys learning different technologies and skills on his own time. Including Linux, python, chess and Frisbee.
He is helping the Parse.ly team create a a more dynamic public web front.