meet the motley crew
Linda Miller – CEO and Founder
Linda is an Internet visionary specializing in E-Commerce Start-Ups and Marketing. Founder and Creator of her own successful web-based business -- Style-Card.com – she was on the ground floor of two of the most successful Internet roll-outs in history – priceline.com and Hotwire.com. Ms. Miller was the development team launching the hotel product having spent a prior career in the hospitality industry with Four Seasons Hotels and Loews Corporation.
Luke Scott – VP Marketing – Co-Founder
Over the course of the past 12 years, Luke's firm, Madison|Mott, has earned a reputation for providing innovative and diverse marketing solutions for a varied group of clients, from high-end branding websites to ecommerce solutions; iphone apps to social media platforms; integrated viral campaigns to CRM cultivation and community management. The development of The Best Life platform, for Oprah Winfrey's trainer Bob Greene, based on his New York Times Best-Selling book, included an online subscription diet site, a 50 city satellite media tour and a seal of approval system that has graced over 3 billion consumer products.
Jeff Pilz – Master Developer and Systems Architect
Jeff has over 30 years of programming experience. In this time, he has helped companies including GE, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Calvin Klein and Litecontrol achieve their development goals. In January 2000, Jeff founded his own software development company. The company has evolved from designing and developing custom intranet and web applications, and client server solutions to the mobile applications market. Jeff's passion for programming and the ability to learn new business models, how they function and then wrap software around it is what stands out to his clients.
Mark Bonano – Chief Engineer
A software engineer with a decade of experience across a variety of industries, Mark Bonano specializes in architecting, developing and maintaining large scale application systems. Mark completed his undergraduate studies at Fordham University and continued onto Yale University where his love of architectural design was born. His education and experience have given Mark the ability to efficiently and profitably implement technological solutions across both the public and private sectors. Mark's more recent work has been the development and integration of application systems in the social media space. His concentration of highly scalable and distributed environments has made Mark a great addition to the Deets team where he now leads systems infrastructure development
Aaron Junod – Developer
Aaron has spent almost 20 years designing and developing technology solutions to help buisnesses solve problems and grow. Aaron most recently served as an influential technology leader at Evolution Benefits through 8 years of explosive growth. Looking for something new, Aaron switched focus to mobile and touch technologies with a particular interest on User Interaction design. Aaron brings an interesting mix of large system design, technical leadership and execution, and passion for bleeding edge touch technologies.
Matt has over a decade testing software on various platforms and technologies. He spent most of his career working at The Hartford insurance company honing his QA skills and deepening his understanding of test automation. Matt has joined Deets with much enthusiasm to flex his QA prowess in the social media space.
Christian is a successful results-driven technology and media executive, focused on the development and funding of early-stage tech organizations. Over the past fifteen years, he has held senior sales and marketing positions in both the UK and USA – most recently as Head of Marketing at Weston Software Inc. Previous consulting engagements include working with PKWARE, HealthFleet, Ceros and Musion Systems LTD.
Currently a principal at CFO Consulting, LLC, Mike is a skilled executive with extensive experience with high growth and technology firms. Specialties include financial planning, strategy development, operations and accounting. His orientation is to try to minimize decision making risk by obtaining empirical data, and through consensus building. Prior financial executive positions include CFO Estalea, Senior Vice President of Finance at Ty Warner Hotels and Resorts, CFO Alert Cellular, CFO Miramar Systems, CFO Sptectron Microsystems.
Derek has had a passion for programming since he was the age of 10 years old, and that passion has never died down. For the past 14+ years, he has applied that passion to designing and developing applications in the enterprise as well as on the desktop. Over the years, Derek has developed in a variety of languages and technologies, ranging from Assembly language, C/C++ to Java, where his main focus has always been on Java. More recently, he has made the switch to where his true passion lies - mobile development on the Android platform.
Mike has spent the last 6 years working for Madison|Mott, handling everything from award winning web design and illustrations, to motion graphics. Mike is honored to be a part of the deets team, and always strives for more striking, easy to understand user interfaces.