As CEO at WebDAM, Jody leads company strategy and product vision. She is an engineer at heart, having spent her career in software development and Bioinformatics at Celera Genomics, Applied Biosystems and Genentech. She has published more than 20 scientific articles and abstracts, co-authored the book ”Biological Database Modeling” and holds a patent in this area of research. Jody earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Molecular Genetics from Ohio State University and went on to complete a Master’s of Science in Computer Science at San Francisco State University. In 2014, Jody was recognized as one of 100 distinguished women of influence in Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Contact Jody at jvandergriff(at)webdam.com and on Twitter @jodyvandergriff
Steve brings more than 15 years of experience in data management and web application design and development to WebDAM. He began his career at Celera Genomics, which is known for sequencing the human genome for the first time. There, he led efforts to develop technology solutions to store, manage and analyze the multitudes of genomic data produced by the Human Genome Project. Steve has also helped guide companies like Applied Biosystems and VitaPath Genomics as a bioinformatics industry consultant. Steve has been published several times in leading scientific journals and currently holds a patent in this area of research.
Steve’s passion for web technology and data management makes up the foundation of WebDAM, bringing solid, reliable and state-of-the art technology solutions to the workplace.
Contact Steve at srabkin(at)webdam.com and on Twitter @steveRabkin
Ron leads WebDAM’s global marketing efforts and constantly develops and builds the company’s strategy and brand to foster rapid growth. A Silicon Valley veteran, Ron brings a sharp focus on hyper-active growth with creative, data-driven strategies to WebDAM. He has more than 15 years of leadership experience in B2B technology marketing, creative workflows, enterprise technology deployment and SaaS enterprise sales. Throughout his career, Ron has been instrumental in facilitating exponential revenue growth, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships at leading technology firms in the Valley. Prior to joining WebDAM, he enabled fast-paced marketing divisions at companies like VMware, Cisco and several Silicon Valley-based startups. Previously, Ron managed all enterprise software accounts at Duarte Inc, Silicon Valley’s largest design firm which serves eight of the world’s top 10 brands. Ron earned an Executive M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Communications from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Ron began his career as an Innovation & New Technology Manager with the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington D.C.
Contact Ron at rselvey(at)webdam.com and on Twitter @rselvey
Romeo brings more than 10 years of experience in customer-facing leadership roles. At WebDAM, Romeo maximizes platform value and the success of customers while leading a team of passionate customer success advocates. He is responsible for executing WebDAM’s industry-leading customer experience that includes professional services, customer education, deployment, support and ongoing customer adoption. And Romeo is no stranger to the world of SaaS technologies. Prior to joining WebDAM, Romeo developed world-class professional services and customer success teams at top SaaS players including GoodData and Case Central. At GoodData, Romeo served as Director of Consulting Services and was responsible for building the company’s professional services practice from the ground up. His global team was responsible for implementing and delivering GoodData’s largest and most complex cloud-based business intelligence engagements. At Case Central, Romeo managed a portfolio of accounts consisting of several Fortune 500 clients as the Director of Professional Services. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Economy and a minor in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.
Contact Romeo at rleon(at)webdam.com and on Twitter at @rockandromeo
Melissa is employee numero uno at WebDAM (besides the co-founders) and has been at the company since December 2010. Her style is as sharp as the Cutco knives she used to sell and she’s passionate about all things marketing and DAM. She’s the goto person for questions about WebDAM’s lead nurturing programs, search engine optimization, email blasts and newsletters, events and anything else marketing related.
Melissa has been tandem skydiving twice and likes to travel the world, having visited various countries in Europe, Thailand, Philippines, Mexico, Canada and many other exotic locales. Her favorite color is raspberry.
Contact Melissa at mkelly(at)webdam.com and on Twitter at @MelHKelly
Leigh Ann is our resident know-it-all and expert on training customers on the best practices for all things DAM. She’s the mastermind behind the 97% WebDAM customer renewal rate. Her customers love her because she understands the challenges of the digital world. Leigh Ann’s background working with creative professionals in developing workflows allows for her to relate to her customers. When she’s not catering to her customers, you will probably find her playing with kitties, lint-rolling her clothes and dreaming of having a tail.
Paul is a Bay Area native that is fearless on the phone. Reaching out to many organizations in need of a DAM, he is a chameleon with accents. Paul loves to ask questions and while speaking to new people every day, he takes polls about how the community is managing their digital assets. Somewhat of a health nut, he’s a vegetarian that lives on microwave meals and if you’re lucky, you may find him jogging on a sidewalk near you.
Contact Paul at pperryman(at)webdam.com
Bron has been with WebDAM since November 2011. Bron has more than 10 years of technology/SaaS sales experience working with Government, Non-Profit, Health and Higher Education clients. Previously Bron held positions at Philips Healthcare Informatics and Epocrates. Bron holds a BS in Business Administration, Accounting.
When Bron is not focusing on work, he enjoys riding his motorcycle (Harley), golfing and following Bay Area sports teams like the Giants, 49ers, Warriors and Sharks.
Contact Bron at bmcguire(at)webdam.com and on Twitter at @McBron
Dylan has been with the company since early 2012. Before he discovered WebDAM, he held a variety of positions including sales rep, admin assistant and kids soccer instructor at organizations around the bay area. Prior to that, he was a typical young lad earning a degree in History at UC Santa Cruz. WebDAM has been Dylan’s portal to the professional world and he gladly reports that he’s enjoying every bit of it.
When he is not searching for potential WebDAM clients, Dylan likes to stay relatively active playing soccer, running and snowboarding as the weather permits. He also enjoys a good bottle of red wine, has recently taken a fancy to micro-brewed American Pale Ale and has been sticking to a version of the notorious Paleo Diet for the past year or so.
Contact Dylan at ddonoughe(at)webdam.com and on Twitter @dylandonoughe
Shan is a front-end developer at WebDAM. Originally from Sri Lanka, Shan has held many IT roles at organizations like Women in Need, MAST industries, San Mateo County Community College District and San Francisco State University. His work is impeccable, and Shan loves scouring the web for new and innovative ways to make the user experience with WebDAM even more enjoyable.
He’s a sweetheart, always willing to help out his colleagues that find themselves in a pickle. Don’t let his quiet demeanor mislead you, he’s alarmingly funny when you get to know him.
Contact Shan at sweerasinghe(at)webdam.com
Eric has been an Account Executive with WebDAM since March 2013. Since then, he’s brought on a new customer every 2.16 weeks on average, booked over half a million dollars in revenue and increased the customer base by nearly 20%. Before that, Eric opened a thriving CrossFit gym and worked in product marketing at an early stage SaaS startup in the print manufacturing industry. Eric earned his MBA from SFSU with a focus in technology marketing.
In his free time Eric enjoys sports and recreation and he’s training to be an amateur competitive Olympic weightlifter. Eric is addicted to speed and loves to drive, ride, board and fly FAST.
Contact Eric at eleduc(at)webdam.com
I’ve been with WebDAM since July 2013 and was hired on as a Sales Development Representative. When I started, I prospected, qualified and set up sales demonstrations for our Account Executive team. In February 2014, I was happily promoted to an Account Executive. Sales and making people smile, have always been my passion. This year proudly marks my 12th year in a sales role.
Being from San Jose, I’m a huge San Francisco Giants fan. When I am not at one of their games, you can find me on the golf course. I’m also a member of CrossFit and have been boxing for 4 years.
Contact Mario at mcastaneda(at)webdam.com
Katie is the Design & Social Media Specialist at WebDAM. She graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in June 2013 and started her internship at WebDAM a month later. She previously interned at Genentech for two summers but this is her first startup experience. She was on Shutterstock almost every day for the few months prior to the launch of the new website — looking for graphics to use in the redesign of webdam.com. She’s eternally grateful for this real life use case! Instagram and Twitter are her social platforms of choice and she probably checks them a little too often. Outside of work she likes running, snowboarding (when she can get up to Tahoe), and anything involving sunshine! She’s a huge country music fan with Luke Bryan and Dustin Lynch at the top of her list.
Contact Katie at ksculley(at)webdam.com and on Twitter @kataykins
I’ve been working at WebDAM since July 2013. I began my career in the tech industry working for NetObjects and later moved on into education working as Office Manager for a speech and language clinic. Over the years I’ve learned that the key to being a successful Office Manager boils down to one element: candy! Lots of candy! People will do anything if you give them candy!
When I’m not at work you can find me out snapping photos around town, drinking coffee, or playing with my dogs, Riley and Rocco.
Contact Michele at mhumeston(at)webdam.com and on Twitter @humestonmichele
I am a proud southerner who migrated west from the great state of Tennessee. I am passionate about creating a positive culture and empowering fellow coworkers to love their job. I have grown into a savvy recruiter who thrives on building great teams filled with really smart and friendly people. My spare time is spent on one craft project or another, traveling and immersing myself into new cultures and always enjoying life. I stand by the words of Buddy the Elf: “I just like to smile, smiling’s my favorite.”
Contact Amy at ahendler(at)webdam.com and on Twitter @AmyHendler
I am originally from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of Texas, so “y’all” is a constant in my vocabulary. I earned my Bachelor of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, IN. Similar to my buddy Kristy, I am an avid traveler (well, I try to be!). I spent my sophomore year in Rome where I had the opportunity to travel throughout Europe. My next big trip planned is to Aruba for my honeymoon at the end of April.
I have been with WebDAM since September 2013. I originally started on the sales team as a Sales Development Rep, where I was the first point of contact for many WebDAM customers. In February, I moved to the Client Services Team as a Customer Success Manager. Prior to WebDAM, I worked for SolarCity, a solar financing and installation company.
Fun facts about me: my fiance’s name is Jim, I’m a pescatarian and I love musicals (though I have a terrible singing voice).
Contact Brett at bmcgaffigan(at)webdam.com
I have been with WebDAM since October 2013. My educational background includes a Molecular Biology degree from the University of Oregon, where I also researched tissue regeneration. School, and more so learning, has always intrigued me. Although I decided that science wasn’t my calling, I have continued my studies in business over the past couple of years, and hope to earn my MBA in the future.
I am an avid sports fanatic, and cannot wait for Duck football to return. Besides college football, I try and go to NHL, MLB and NFL games as often as I can. In my free time I stay active, and am always looking for a new adventure. I did Tough Mudder last year (very fun, except for being shocked with live wires) and plan on hiking the Grand Canyon. I like to meet new people and socialize with friends and strangers alike, but I’m also a nerd at heart as I love science fiction, reading and writing.
Contact Matt at mgarish(at)webdam.com and on Twitter @mattygarish
I’m Anthony Mamsaang, Technical Support/QA here at WebDAM. I’m still a newbie with WebDAM, as I’ve been with the company for about 3 months. I am still working on my ping pong skills (we have a table here in the office), but I absolutely love playing pool.
I was born and raised in California, although I was lucky enough to go to college in the Philippines. Other than being a newbie at WebDAM, I’m also a newbie in marriage. My wife, Josette, and I got married last year. One of our passions is food. It doesn’t really matter what type of food, as I am not picky and I will eat anything! I also love all music, so I can listen to anything.
Contact Anthony at amamsaang(at)webdam.com and on Twitter @mamsaang
Brian has been an Account Executive with WebDAM since August 2013. As an Account Executive, Brian is focused on increasing sales in the Media vertical market. Before joining WebDAM, Brian has had success selling real time operating systems/development tools at Wind River Systems and production print hardware and software at Xerox Corporation. Selling is a passion of Brian’s and he loves the entire sales process.
In his free time, Brian is happily married (to Meghan) and has two kids (Chris, 10 and Mary, 8). Besides running his kids around to their activities, Brian bowls and plays softball in his spare time. Brian also enjoys watching all types of movies, in particular great documentaries (Hoop Dreams is a favorite).
Contact Brian at bmcgill(at)webdam.com
Paul is a PHP Developer at WebDAM. He was previously a teachers’ assistant at San Francisco State University, a lifeguard for the City of Pleasanton and the President and Player of the SFSU Gators Rugby Football Club. Outside of web development, Paul enjoys game design, chess, rugby, biking and guitar. If you’re lucky enough to be around the office for Pi Day (March 14) you might get a chance to try his infamous jalepeno apple pie.
Contact Paul at psladek(at)webdam.com
Preeti loves words, cooking and good red wine, in no particular order. She is a trained business journalist and graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Preeti began her career in public radio and transitioned to technology marketing in the past year. She loves exploring the Bay Area and enjoys traveling around the U.S. and the whole world to meet friends, both old and new. She can be found making baked goods for unsuspecting loved ones, reading classic literature, camping and tweeting all things media.
Contact Preeti at preeti(at)webdam.com and on Twitter @PreetiUpadhyaya
Laura has been a Sales Development Representative with WebDAM for almost 2 months. Before joining WebDAM, she worked at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco for six years as a Corporate Event Planner. Laura is a UC Santa Cruz graduate – Go Slugs!
In her free time, she likes to go to happy hour, make pizzas, sing karaoke and watch Wes Anderson movies. She loves to bake, but has almost completely stopped since placing 12th out of 13 in a charity pie competition last year. Laura also thinks that birthdays should be celebrated for an entire month, has an impeccable sense of direction and occasionally lies to her book club how much of the book she’s actually read.
Contact Laura at lmcclurg(at)webdam.com
Tuyen recently started at WebDAM in January but has more than 7 years’ worth of experience working in Silicon Valley. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and has been working as a developer in Silicon Valley since graduation. He is one of the early developers who helped build the Facebook social game “Kingdoms of Camelot” for Kabam. His programming knowledge includes PHP, MySQL and jQuery. His hobbies include photography and traveling.
Contact Tuyen at ttran(at)webdam.com
I recently joined WebDAM after an inspiring meeting with Jody to discuss the plausibility of switching from healthcare to tech. Here I am, happily working as an SDR at WebDAM.
When I am not working, I enjoy walking my two beautiful dogs Coco and Mini (I run them if I have enough energy after work). I love cooking to relax after work and reading while Coco and Mini are busy snoring away. I just finished reading the most spectacular book, “Shantaram”. If you enjoy travel, this read is a must!
On the weekends I like to recharge surrounded by the beauty of nature, hiking, picnicking and enjoying the outdoors…and more dog walking! (Yes, I know, I sound like the crazy dog lady!) I like beer more than wine, but drinking either one, when paired with some good friends, is one of my favorite things to do!
Contact Zola at zpetkovic(at)webdam.com
Loi is a recent addition to the WebDAM family as an implementation engineer. Loi brings more than seven years of experience in the software industry as a product manager and engineer for his past company’s authentication and API product suites. He is very passionate about working with new technologies to help enhance processes and make things more awesome!
In his free time, Loi enjoys spending time with his family and his newborn son. He also enjoys playing basketball and rock climbing.
Contact Loi at lcao(at)webdam.com
Farhan has been working with WebDAM since early 2011 and has worked with the software development and design team to bring a new experience to the WebDAM product and various software services.
He has more than 8 years of experience in design and development for the web and smart devices and has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from LUMS, Pakistan. He has worked with several companies in leading development roles.
In his free time Farhan loves doing artwork, learning piano, playing video games and Lego. Whenever he can, he loves to travel and meet new people and explore new places.
Contact Farhan at me(at)farhankhalid.com
Peter has been in the software development industry for twelve years. He has been involved with all aspects of the development process starting with very early proof of concept through productization, testing and deployment. His expertise includes system architecture, protocol design and software architecture. Peter has been developing iOS applications since the Apple App Store launched. Peter is a jack of all trades. His responsibilities include UI/UX design and software design, implementation and testing.
Contact Peter at peter(at)floodlightsoftware.com and on Twitter @ByCommittee
Jeff has more than a decade of experience in technology working as a developer, technical lead and relationship manager. He spent ten years working with a Fortune 50 finance company on a wide range of technical teams bringing enterprise software solutions to internal users. Following the launch of iOS to independent developers, Jeff’s passion has been building iOS apps, including a National Library of Medicine award winning medication tracking app. He prides himself in helping clients realize their goals while amazing them with innovative solutions. Jeff is also a well-documented space nut who often travels to Cape Canaveral to watch NASA and SpaceX launch rockets into the sky.
Contact Jeff at jeff(at)floodlightsoftware.com and on Twitter @jefframes
Brutus is the official party animal of WebDAM. You can find him parading around at events, striking up DAM conversations and making new friends. He loves attention and is often found hanging around our customers’ desks and offices. He also loves welcoming new customers as the face of the WebDAM Gong, which is used to celebrate new accounts.