Before earning any degree, Thomas co-founded Internet Doorway, Inc., the oldest continuously operating Mississippi-based Internet Service Provider in Jackson, Mississippi. Having earned his entrepreneurial degree at the school of hard knocks, he earned a Masters degree at Carnegie Mellon’s Language Technologies Institute and later worked as a research consultant in educational data mining. He sees WebKite’s future as one where modern SaaS business practices and big data language technologies are leveraged to connect people with products and vendors more efficiently than ever before. While not at the office he likes to ski in the winter and hike in the summer and sometimes even tries to play the guitar.
Director of Marketing
Dan Tallarico has been handling marketing on the digital frontier for 5+ years. In the ever-changing landscape of tools, blogs, and assets, Dan has embraced new technology to cultivate a community and bring new products to market.
Dan has grown and run a social media program for Printing Industries of America, a national association for printers, has given presentations on Social Media at Podcamp Pittsburgh, and even lead workshops at conferences like the Small Business Expo in Philadelphia. Dan’s passion for marketing and communication is only rivaled by his love for pizza journalism.
Principal Software Engineer
Grant is originally from Iowa. In an earlier life he had a brief career in the film industry, where among other things he was a PA on a TV movie about Oksana Baiul and a foley artist on the hit movie Mosquito, an old USA Network favorite. He subsequently spent the past two decades in Pittsburgh honing his skills as a software engineer, both professionally and in the open source world. He discovered bitcoin in 2011. His favorite movie is Videodrome. When he’s not in front of a computer, he’s learning how to repair and restore vintage mechanical wristwatches.
Director of User Experience
Andy studies classical piano and dislikes writing bios.