Jon Siegal – Founder and CEO
Jon Siegal has more than 18 years of sales and general management experience. Prior to founding the Company, Jon was a Vice President of Sales at Siebel Systems where he was consistently recognized as one of the top contributors to the company’s growth from $40 million to $2 billion in annual revenue. He began his career at IBM Corporation where he was responsible for sales to the media, advertising, and entertainment industries. Jon also served as Executive Vice President of Sales, Global Distribution and Alliances for a San Francisco startup company where his efforts led to business relationships with major retailers and partnerships with companies such as Verifone, HP, NCR, and IBM. Jon received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from UCLA.
David Barad – COO
David Barad has more than 15 years of Internet, Direct Marketing and General Management experience. David has worked in ecommerce for some of the leading brands in America. David was a key executive at Disney in ecommerce as he led the marketing and business development for DisneyStore.com and was the general manager for Disney Auctions (a partnership between Disney and eBay). David also led the eCommerce efforts for The Cheesecake Factory. David has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business at USC, and a Bachelor’s degree in History from UCLA.
Eric Ye – CTO
Eric Ye has over 14 years of software development management and experience. He has consulted and worked for companies such as Unisys, The Toro Company, Wind River Systems, Interwoven and Versata. Eric holds a Masters of Science in Computer Science from Wayne State University; Detroit, Michigan and is a Ph.D. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama; Birmingham, Alabama. Eric also earned his Masters of Science in Materials Engineering from Nanjing Institute of Technology; Nanjing China and a Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering from the Nanjing Aeronautical Institute; Nanjing, China.
Dan Olivo – Vice President of Sales
With more than 20 years of technology sales and sales management experience, Dan has been a vital part of the growth of industry leaders such as salesforce.com, SAP, Siebel Systems (acquired by Oracle), FileNet and NCR. Recognized as a top contributor, Dan has lead strategic sales across a range of industries, with such client companies as GE, Shell, Halliburton, HP and UPS. Dan also helped drive growth at several start-ups, where he created relationships with such companies as State Farm, AT&T and Verizon. Dan holds a Bachelors degree in Marketing and Communications from Monmouth University.
Krista Thomas – Vice President of Marketing
Krista Thomas is an expert in Social Media Marketing and Communications. Previously, she was Global Head of Marketing and Communications for Thomson Reuters, where she co-created the company’s Social Media Center of Excellence and built a community of 30,000+ developers. Earlier, Krista was Director of Corporate Communications for AOL where she led global outreach for the company’s social, mobile and messaging services, including the AOL Instant Messenger (AIM™) service. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Northwestern University and a Masters in English Literature from Simmons College.
Alain Somphone – Creative Director
Alain Somphone has over 16 years of creative experience, specializing in internet, e-commerce, and UI/UX design. Prior to joining Fan Appz, he was the Creative Director at CPO Commerce responsible for leading the creative and front-end team, and overseeing the design efforts for globally recognized tool companies. Alain has worked as an Art Director and UI Designer at numerous startups and leading brands such as eToys, DisneyStore.com, GameFly, and Pictage. He began his career in advertising at Bernard Hodes Group, working with clients including Cedars-Sinai, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. Alain has a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Design from Cal Poly Pomona.Request More Info