Our Team

We've built our team to launch the best location platform on the planet. If you live and breathe location (or heck, if you'd like to) then please check out our Careers page.

PETE TENEREILLO

Founder & CEO

Founder/creator Trapster, co-founder/co-inventor Cisco PIX, the first server load balancer, the first content router. Prior exits to Cisco, NORTEL, and NOKIA

JOHN DYER

Co-founder, Chief Architect, Lead Java/Android/Geo

15 years Enterprise and Geospatial Mobile development. Lead developer for Nokia/HERE’s most popular mobile application and geospatial back end.

PAUL SCHMITT

Head of Engineering, Lead iOS

20+ years Apple development, 7 years iOS, 13 years MacOS, lead iOS developer Trapster, former CEO/founder ALAP (sold to Quark 2005)

PABLO BAXTER

Lead Test Engineer, Software Engineer

Former Staff Sergeant, Aerospace Maintenance Craftsman in the United States Air Force. Led testing across more than 100 projects for uTest. Lifetime hardware and software tinkerer.

AFSHIN ABADI

Algorithms and Data Science

10 years experience of data analyzing, designed and developed a smart car navigation system for Audi. Expert in data mining, Statistics and optimization, machine learning, natural language processing, and pattern recognition. PhD in Electrical Engineering from USC.

MAGDALENA CIARA

Software Engineer

Recent graduate with a BS in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego. Previously interned with Northrop Grumman, DIRECTV, and Agentology.

DAVE FINLAY

Chief Hacker, Lead DevOps, Geo DB, QA

6 years, GIS, AWS, MySQL, Mongo, Python. Lead DevOps for 22 million user geospatial platform at Nokia/HERE. Led DevOps for Nokia/HERE 3D maps division.

JAMES THORNBRUE

Algorithms and Data Science

15+ years experience developing geo-location, target tracking, and machine learning algorithms in everything from missile defense to bioinformatics. Expert in machine learning, data mining, pattern recognition, statistical data analysis, and data visualization.

BILL LEBLANC

Distinguished Engineer

20+ years in software engineering and management. Founder and CTO of SteelBox Networks and Pharsalia Technologies. Inventor of 20+ patented apparatuses and methods.

CHIP HOWES

Distinguished Engineer

30+ years in software development and management. Former CEO/Founder of Pharsalia (exit to Nortel) and Steelbox Networks. Inventor of record on over two dozen patents.

ZACK LINFORD

Growth

15+ years building digital media and big-data marketing startups with customers including Experian, Shire, iStorage, hibu, Hooters Restaurant, and others.

Advisory Board

CEO Nokia/HERE, CEO Gate5 (sold to Nokia/NAVTEQ 2006)

Founder xAd, Co-founder RocketTalk

CEO Layer, Founder MkII Ventures, Grand Central (acquired by Google)

Do you live & breathe location?

Or heck, if you’d like to, we are hiring.

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