Majed Elass

Senior User Experience Designer

Fun Fact:
I did improv for 3 years

Why Do You Love ARMATURE?
Design challenges, fun people, and a great culture

Best Cartoon Villain:
Skeletor, obviously!

Josh McCullough

Senior Software Engineer

Words to Live By:
Relax.

Favorite Tech:
All of the technology.

Best Cartoon Villain:
Stewie Griffin

Anything else?
I love trying, learning, and excelling at new things.

Brett Swick

Project Manager

Words to Live By:
Do Simple Better

Favorite Tech:
My smartphone

Special Talent:
I was a sports broadcaster for 8 years.

James Simonds

Software Developer

Words to Live By:
Why so serious?

Special Talent:
I make great biscuits and gravy.

Star Wars or Star Trek?
Neither. How about Space Balls?

Megan Seid

Support Administrator

Fun Fact:
Previously worked in accreditation and credentialing organizations.

Favorite Tech:
iPhone and Apple Watch

Star Wars or Star Trek?
I’m a huge fan of reality TV shows.

Hunter Fitzwater

Front-End Developer

Favorite Tech:
VS Code

Best Cartoon Villain:
Venom

Star Wars or Star Trek?
Both (and Firefly and Battlestar Galactica)

Haridas “Hari” Pachuveetil

Senior Architect

Words to Live By:
It’s nice to be important, but it’s way more important to be nice!

Fun Fact:
I trust git more than I trust myself.

Favorite Tech:
My iPhone, git, JavaScript, shell, WebStorm (not necessarily in that order)

Star Wars or Star Trek?
Star Wars, of course!

Meron Makonnen

Product Owner/Project Manager

Words to Live By:
What goes around, comes around!

Favorite Tech:
HipChat

Why Do You Love ARMATURE?
It’s a tight group where people are respected for who they are.

Emma Chavez

Inside Sales Representative

Words to Live By?
BE BETTER DO MORE

Special Talent?
I’m good at making animal sounds.

Favorite Tech:
Internet, remote control & fridge

Best Cartoon Villain:
Invader Zim

Byron Snow

Chief Architect

Fun Fact:
I love movie quotes. Most things can be described with a perfect movie quote.

Favorite Tech:
Indoor plumbing

Best Cartoon Villain:
Gru

Anything else?
Go Nationals!

Pete Ferrara

Product Manager

Words to Live By:
“Hey, got a few minutes?”

Special Talent:
Sound effects available on demand.

Why Do You Love ARMATURE?
It’s where great teams build great products.

Best Cartoon Villain:
Magneto

Kiran Ali

Director of Sales

Professional Certifications?
Juris Doctor

Words to Live By:
Fortune favors the bold.

Best Cartoon Villain:
Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty—girlfriend invented contouring!

Anything else?
I’m a compulsive reader; I read about 25 books a month.

Phillip Nguyen

Software Developer

Words to Live By:
The answer is always no if you never ask.

Favorite Tech:
JavaScript

Why Do You Love ARMATURE?
There’s a real family culture here and endless learning opportunities!

Best Cartoon Villain:
Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z)

Cat Fletcher

Director of Engineering

Words to Live By:
Shift Delete

Favorite Tech:
Hot water and central AC

Why Do You Love ARMATURE?
Wonderful people, wonderful tech

Best Cartoon Villain:
Evil-Lyn

Star Wars or Star Trek?
Star Wars

Travis Brown

Chief Scrum Master

Fun Fact:
I like to do voices.

Favorite Tech:
Meditation apps

Why Do You Love ARMATURE?
Culture is truly special.

Star Wars or Star Trek?
Jean-Luc Picard is my TV Dad.

Maggie Whittier

Director of Content Strategy

Words to Live By:
What you focus on expands.

Fun Fact:
I’m famous for my coconut chocolate chip cookies.

Favorite Tech:
TED Talks

Why Do You Love ARMATURE?
Everyone is incredibly smart & kind.

Sneha Visagakoti

Software Developer

Words to Live By:
Be Bright. Be Happy. Be You.

Why Do You Love ARMATURE?
Nice team and lots of opportunity for growth.

Best Cartoon Villain:
Bluto

Lourdes Vazquez

Office Administrator

Fun Fact:
I’m a twin!

Favorite Tech:
Apple Music

Why Do You Love ARMATURE?
It’s full of opportunities!

Star Wars or Star Trek:
Star Wars

Tamer Rifai

Software Developer

Words to Live By:
Live and Let Live

Fun Fact:
I met my wife during Hurricane Isabel (2003)

Favorite Tech:
My cell phone car mount

Anything else?
Life is awesome.

John Naughton

Director of Professional Services

Words to Live By:
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Favorite Tech:
Nest

Best Cartoon Villain:
Yosemite Sam

Why Do You Love ARMATURE?
Innovative products, fantastic culture, unlimited potential

David McTaggart

CEO

Words to Live By:
“In fairness…”

Best Cartoon Villain:
Wile E. Coyote

Anything else?
There’s not a single business challenge that a good Manchester United analogy can’t solve.

Prathyusha Lingineni

Software Tester

Words to Live By:
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” –Dalai Lama

Favorite Tech:
Apple products

Rohan Gupta

VP of Business Development

Words to Live By:
Work hard, play hard.

Star Wars vs. Star Trek:
I’m a Trekkie

Anything else?
It’s always 5 o’ clock somewhere.

Vyjayanthi “VJ” Govindarajan

Project Manager

Best Cartoon Villain:
Raquelle from Barbie

Star Wars or Star Trek:
Star Wars

Bharathi Gavirineni

Software Engineer, Team Lead

Words to Live By:
Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Special Talent:
I have been learning Indian Classical Dance (Kuchipudi)

Best Cartoon Villain:
Tom

David Cassee

Chief Information Officer

Words to Live By:
To be interesting, you have to be interested.

Favorite Tech:
The kind you can drive.

Best Cartoon Villain:
Sideshow Bob

Why do you love ARMATURE?
There is not a single person here I would not want to sit down and have a beer with.

Shawnea Carter

Senior Developer

Words to Live By:
“Try your best to make goodness attractive. That’s one of the toughest assignments you’ll ever be given.” – Fred Rogers

Special Talent:
All-star knitter

Why Do You Love ARMATURE?
The people.

Andrew Bryden

Chief Marketing Officer

Words to Live By:
Be Bold. Be Collaborative. Laugh a Lot.

Special Talent:
I play guitar.

Favorite Tech:
Alexa/Apple/Sonos

Best Cartoon Villain:
Wile E. Coyote