We’re going big in 2011. We’ve got some amazing things lined up, and we consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to be assembling such a talented team. To kick off the new year, we’ve got some fantastic people joining GroupMe. We’d love to take a minute and introduce them!
Jeremy Schoenherr starts today as our iOS man. We lucked out - he’s one of the most talented iPhone brains in the country. Jeremy used to do iPhone development for Hot Potato and has spent the last months consulting in NYC and traveling around rural China. Before that, Jeremy led development on MLB.com At Bat and got to present it at the 2008 WWDC Keynote. He’s an allstar and we’re honored to have him on board. Between Jeremy and Cameron, iOS will be in exquisite form.
Dave Yeu will be joining our team as a Lead Product Engineer. He joins Pat and Brandon to help round out our development team. Dave comes from Pivotal Labs where he worked hands on with some of the biggest consumer internet companies on the web. He has worked hands-on with the entire development team at GroupMe for years. Before Pivotal Labs, Dave was an engineer at Limewire.
Last but definitely not least, Steve Cheney has hopped on board as our first hire in Business Development. Steve is a NYC rockstar. He’s got years of BD experience with IDT, then received his MBA at Columbia Business School (who gets an MBA nowadays?!). Steve has spent the last year advising various startups, mentoring at TechStars, writing for TechCrunch, and searching for the next big thing. We think he found it. He’s an amazing thought-leader and we’re honored to have him on board.
We’ve got a killer team here and we’re building some incredible things we’ll be launching in the coming months. We’re also hiring! If you’re an Android Developer, product person, designer, or just love GroupMe and want to help out, we’d love to hear from you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help change the way the world communicates in 2011.
Happy New Year!