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Meet the Geeklist family


We are a team of hackers and hustlers that hail from around the globe. We liked to push and test in production, that was exciting, but thanks to a new 'hackers anonymous' program we're getting over that now. Yes, everyone on our team met on Geeklist. We eat our own dog food.


Team

Founder & CEO, Geeklist

Reuben is the original entrepreneur, hustler and visionary. He focuses his time on building Geeklist, the product, the brand, driving revenues, herding cats and rallying everyone around us to believe in the Geeklist mission.

Throughout his 18 years as an entrepreneur in the CEO role, he's built countless brands and businesses and is an active board member, advisor and investor in technology and education companies. Notably, during the first bubble in '99-'02 he founded, built and sold iLeon.com, the Amazon of Books in Spanish. When not working Reuben doodles, skis and helps his wife rescue dogs. He dedicates his spare time to his daughter and their in-home zoo of 2 dogs, a tortoise, a fish and a slightly over-weight long-haired orange guinea-pig named Joe.



Senior Software Engineer, Geeklist

Eriks hacks the Geeklist node.js code base top to bottom.

Traveller, hacker, dog lover and avid cyclist. Eriks hails from the badlands of Riga, Latvia and goes wherever the code takes him.



Director of Operations, Geeklist

Goes by Jedi. Family man, dog rescuer, avid recycler (Go Green!), passionate traveler, software developer, strategic planner, & hobby hacker.

Jedi has always had a passion for software engineering and artificial intelligence (Genetic algorithms, woohoo!), but his everyday passion lay in process improvement. Jedi believes that by working efficiently & deliberately, one can spend more time on the things that matter (like family, food, and a good book). Jedi holds multiple patents, is a land lord, home owner, minor investor, and a connoisseur of science-fiction & fantasy books.

Programming experience includes C, C#, C++, ASP.NET, Python, Java, JS, SQL, HTML, CSS. Next step is learning Node & Angular.



Software Engineer, Geeklist

Jose is a digital crafter and open source advocate & developer.

He has been contributing to open source projects since 2006, mainly with his Debian Developer hat; and then in the web-developer community.



#hack4good Global Coordinator, Geeklist

Heading up the Geeklist Corps of Developers, Dan unites the world's top engineers, designers and product builders with leading social impact organisations and NGOs to solve humanity's toughest problems.

Coordinating #hackgood globally, Dan is gradually learning to live in at least 12 timezones simultaneously!

Dan is passionate about creating compelling, meaningful experiences that connect people to make a difference in the world. Drawing on a background in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Dan has founded and led product development in two startups, worked for non-profits in Venezuela and the UK and works with startups and large organisations to deliver leading User Experience design.

Dan loves to explore the world, whether that's discovering a quirky new corner of London with his wife, getting out into the countryside or hiking through the rainforests of Borneo, he sees and grabs adventure at every opportunity!



Front-end developer, Geeklist



Software Engineer, Geeklist



Android Developer, Geeklist



Advisors

CTO at WME

Nick is a recognized innovator and technology leader in the digital media space, with a career spanning many forms of digital entertainment - from games though imagery, music and video.

In the 1980s, Wilson wrote three of the top five most popular computer games in his native UK, and was a founding employee of Apricot, a leading manufacturer of high-performance desktop workstations where, as Lead Developer, he conceived and coded some of the most advanced 3D rendering algorithms available at the time. Following Apricot, Wilson held several C-level IT and IS roles, and became one of the UK’s most sough-after technology journalists, authoring many hundreds of articles and TV segments as well as several books.

Wilson continued at the forefront of the digital media revolution through his CTO position at Getty Images, where he built the world’s largest online distribution system for rights-managed visual content (still and moving images), digitally activating a previously analog business.

Following the Getty Images IPO, and his move full-time to the US in the late 90s, Wilson became CTO of DMX Music, a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, where he built and operated the world’s largest B2B digital music distribution system, one of the most extensive global IP footprints spanning multiple distribution technologies including satellite, Internet and broadcast. In early 2006, Wilson joined Break Media, where in his capacity as CTO he built the technology team and led the architecture, development and operations through five years of stratospheric growth, ensuring Break's place one of the largest destination sites on the Web.

In early 2011, Wilson joined the world's largest diversified talent agency, William Morris Endeavor (WME) where he serves as CTO, leading the strategic direction and execution of WME's technology.

Wilson holds a masters degree in business administration from the Open University in London, and has several patents for digital media rights management and distribution. He is a frequent online commentator and writer on all aspects of the digital media space. He resides in Los Angeles and London and spends every minute of his free time geeking out about exciting new technologies!



VP of Product, SimpleGeo

Jeffrey spent over six years as Chief Creative Officer of Threadless.com where he helped to build the company from a profitable side-project into a multi-million dollar brand with an active online-community of well over a million tee shirt and design enthusiasts.

The company’s success presented him opportunities to speak all over the world, have a business model he helped shape become a Harvard Business School case study, and even land him on the cover of INC Magazine along with one of Threadless’ two founders.

After Threadless, he spent a short time as Digg’s Director of Design, and is now working to make it less complicated for developers to add location features to their web and mobile applications as VP of Product at SimpleGeo.



Chief Scientist & Founder, Joyent

Jason is the Founder and Chief Scientist at Joyent, and served as its CTO for the company’s first 6 years.

Having moved on from direct management of our product, engineering, operations and support groups, Jason’s group is responsible for research and advanced development, technical outreach, evangelism, consultative efforts for partners and business units, and manages Joyent’s intellectual property portfolio including involvement in open source projects, licensing, technology transfer, assessments of potential partnerships, mergers and acquisitions.

He was once referred to as a “Renaissance engineer” by ZFS creator Jeff Bonwick, and has always used “computers” to solve real problems: Starting with ab initio molecular orbital calculations using VAX/VMS machines, and moving on to small molecule design and protein docking while earning a BS and MS in Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA and a PhD in Molecular Pathology at The Burnham Institute and UCSD School of Medicine.

Jason taught at the university level for more than a decade, is a prolific speaker and author and a highly-regarded expert on scalable systems. He serves as the Outside Director of the WordPress Foundation, frequently blogs at Joyeur, and most often can be found on twitter when not flying across an ocean in an aisle seat. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.



Jeff Fluhr
CEO & Founder at Spreecast

Jeff was the Co-Founder of StubHub, where he served as CEO until its acquisition by eBay in January of 2007. Jeff is an accomplished entrepreneur and advisor to several Silicon Valley emerging technology companies.

He has been honored as one Sports Business Journal's prestigious "Forty Under 40," a list recognizing the most influential young executives in the sports industry; and by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the 24 Best and Brightest young entrepreneurs in America. Jeff earned a dual degree in Engineering and Finance from the University of Pennsylvania and attended Stanford's Graduate School of Business.