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Gordon has always been a big dreamer and big thinker.
Although he failed to achieve his childhood goal of starting in center field for the Cleveland Indians, Gordon has never lost his capacity for dreaming big and working tirelessly to achieve whatever he sets his mind to.
His really big dream: To create a technology company that changes the way people communicate – through live HD video streaming.
After receiving his BS and MS in computer engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland in three-and-half years, a 12-year-career at Rockwell Automation followed. It literally took him around the world, including a stint in Singapore. It also gave him the opportunity to manage mission-critical projects early in his career. In Gordon’s Rockwell years, he tackled tough technical problems, crafted international business deals and came up with creative marketing solutions. He also managed to be awarded a half-dozen patents.
Gordon lives with his wife Cara and their young children Quentin and Serena in a renovated convent on Cleveland's West Side. When he isn’t with his family or working, he’s most often demonstrating his competitive side whether it's skiing, kayaking or playing ping pong.
Although Sam is not a fan of green eggs, he does love business. More specifically, he loves to help businesses grow and reach their full potential. Sam joined the BoxCast team in early September 2015 to do just that—build a scalable marketing and sales program that takes BoxCast to the next level.
His journey to BoxCast is a unique one. Sam started his career in 2009 as a salesperson for a regional technology solutions company. After more than two years in sales, he put his business dreams on hold to pursue a full-time career in music. Thousands of miles, hundreds of shows, dozens of broken guitar strings and two albums later, Sam decided music will always be a part of his life but it didn't need to be his full-time gig. It was time to bring his talents back to the business world. He joined a Cleveland-based digital marketing agency in 2013, where he served as a consultant and business development manager. Sam has learned a lot at every twist and turn in the road. He's thrilled to have landed at BoxCast.
Sam is a native of Buffalo, NY and a graduate of John Carroll University. When he's not hustling at the BoxCast Hangar, Sam enjoys spending time with his fiancee Alex, cheering on the Cavs, playing guitar and sharpening his ping pong skills so that one day he defeats Gordon.
Lena joined the BoxCast family as a Fellow for Venture for America, an organization that recruits top college graduates to work for the most promising startups in the country. On the marketing team, Lena is charged with creating and sourcing content to grow all content marketing channels, including BoxCast's blog, downloadable guides, email, newsletters, social media, and webinars.
Originally from Los Angeles, California, Lena graduated from Washington University in St. Louis where she pursued a double major in International Studies and Spanish. When she can, Lena loves to backpack, play basketball, and explore all that the country - and the world - has to offer.
With formal training in history and theology, Brett began his professional career serving as both a Christian pastor and a college professor in the greater Cleveland area.
In 2013, Brett returned to Cleveland from Nashville for the chance to join BoxCast to use his skills and expertise to help partner with churches in their efforts to use media to better reach their congregations and communities.
Brett views live video streaming as an essential tool in any organization's arsenal to help them spread their message in a way that is meaningful to the people they want to engage.
A graduate of The Moody Bible Institute in Chicago with a BA in pastoral studies, Brett also received a master's of divinity degree from Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina.
Outside of the office, Brett can often be found spending time with his young son, Thaddeus, volunteering at his church, or cheering on the Cleveland Browns.
Originally from Northfield, Ohio, Mike is a life-long Northeast Ohio guy. Riding the roller coaster that is Cleveland Sports, Mike and his family reside in the Kent area. Mike, his wife Kim, and their 2 children all attended Kent State University. Go Flashes!
With over 25 years of sales experience in the entertainment and sports industries, Mike has worked with client partners to form lasting and profitable relationships. From the theme park to professional sports markets, he believes that listening to clients goals and providing solutions to get them there is just A LOT OF FUN! As an archery nut, Mike loves pulling it back and letting it go – both at work and at home. Find the target and let it fly!
When not searching for partner opportunities, Mike and his family can be found at a ball game or at their cabin near Cambridge, Ohio. Blessed with 2 beautiful grandchildren, Addy and Connor, there is no better place to be!
Kyle is a Cleveland boy, born and raised. Even as a young child, Kyle had a passion for ministry. He grew up in organizations like Young Life, participating in mission trips that took him to nine countries. In college, Kyle pursued these interests further and held various leadership positions within Campus Crusade. He's excited to join BoxCast and extend the organization's efforts in the church space.
Kyle joins the team as an experienced salesman, having previously worked for a national logistics company. He brings high energy and a strong willingness to succeed to the table.
When he's not finding new company leads, Kyle will likely be playing the drums, hanging out with friends and exploring the great outdoors.
After a brief stint at Cleveland State University, this now-grandfather-of-3 decided to follow his entrepreneurial dream.
Larry founded several successful small-to-medium-sized business, including a lead-generation company and a Janitorial service that contracted to the Cleveland Indians, PNC Bank, Greyhound, and more.
After accepting the call into ministry, Larry was ordained as a pastor and apostle, helping to plant churches in the US, India, and Pakistan.
As a side-project, Larry started KAZ Radio TV Network to host interviews and stream Indie-Christian music. Like most things Larry's involved with, this hobby grew into a business, and he now broadcasts to churches and ministries around the world.
Larry's extensive background in broadcasting, paired with his deep relationships with pastors and ministers, make him a wonderful fit for the BoxCast family. He's excited to jump right in.
If Josh ever tires of being a support analyst, he would be a natural for the diplomatic corps. He is known throughout the company for his calm demeanor and uncanny ability to solve customer problems with a smile in his voice.
A 6-year veteran of supporting church and athletic streams, Josh has a BA in marketing from Kent State University and is the company’s unofficial fashion-plate with his ever expanding collection of new shirts.
The rest of the team loves how Josh makes problems go away. It’s really hard to make Josh lose his cool or get mad - whether it’s a particularly challenging customer problem or a loss in a fiercely competitive ping pong tournament.
He enjoys bowling on Tuesday nights - the only night he really has off because he is always available on support!
Wade, an Ohio native, grew up admiring his parents for owning their own Cleveland-based towing company. After witnessing the direct impact they had on their business, Wade knew he wanted to follow in their footsteps and work at a small company.
In college, Wade studied business management and human resources but sought an outlet to express his creativity. It was then that he started his own video production company, Bumble Media LLC, which continues to thrive today.
Once a varsity cross country and track athlete, Wade continues to run every day. You might also catch him playing with dogs, drinking too much coffee, exploring various craft beers, and beating his friends in video games.
Danielle joins BoxCast as a part-timer, willing to lend a hand to our Customer Support Team on nights and weekends. A career of customer support makes Danielle invaluable to the BoxCast team and she's excited to broaden her skill set to include live streaming.
When not showing off her talents and knowledge to BoxCast clients and viewers, Danielle is working on improving her lakefront home or walking her dogs.
Josh loves anything and everything video. Whether its producing live events, flying drones around cities, animating short explainer videos, or telling stories through documentary style shorts, Josh is #all-in on live streaming and video production.
During his time in college, Josh found his true love for media and entrepreneurship. Pairing these passions with his degrees in Marketing and Entrepreneurship enabled him to co-found his own video production and design company.
Josh's enthusiasm for sports and media have made BoxCast the perfect home for him. A native of Akron, Ohio, Josh loves being in the Downtown Cleveland tech scene. In his free time, Josh will likely be trail running, playing basketball, making videos or doing anything else creative.
Peter completed his degree in political science from Yale University and joined BoxCast in 2013. As a student, Peter spent one summer helping to develop the non-profit branch of a Washington, D.C. start-up, and another working on Capitol Hill for Congressman Steny Hoyer.
After graduation, Peter became a fellow for Venture for America, a program that places recent graduates at promising start-ups to help build those organizations. A thorough believer in BoxCast as a game-changing enabler for audiences around the world, Peter enjoys doing anything he can to help facilitate smooth operations around the office, including winning the occasional ping pong game.
A Maryland native, he now calls Cleveland home and the Indians, Browns, and Cavs his hometown teams. Some of Peter’s other interests include hiking, fishing and cooking. A lover of all sports, Peter has played lacrosse since he was 9-years-old and was a member of Yale’s varsity lacrosse team.
Emily has the thankless task of keeping Gordon focused and the day-to-day operations running smoothly. She joined the company in 2013 and brings 5 years of office administration experience.
Emily has a BA in vocal music from Grove City College. Her passion for music and the arts has led her to perform various genres of music from classical to jazz at venues across the country and the world. She lives in Rocky River, directs her local church choir and can be found singing with the Prime Time Big Band.
Though the job has developed immensely, Melanie first started working with BoxCast in 2013 as their Shipping Servicer. Any package, any size, any order, any time – Melanie was ready to get the job done.
Of course, that can be said for all aspects of her life. Melanie has made a career of service. After graduating from Ohio Northern University, she began a career at Cleveland's Department of Veteran Affairs. But it wasn't long before international service called to Melanie and she left for a two-year term with Peace Corps Guatemala. She returned with a greater need to provide businesses and individuals with her skills, which she eventually developed into her own company, Delegate.
While she still maintains Delegate, Melanie can also be found devoting her Mondays and Wednesdays to BoxCast assembly, customer service, and shipping.
Melanie lives in Shaker Heights with her cousin, Jessica, but can more readily be found touring the suburbs of Cleveland as a pet and house sitter.
Justin is our resident embedded software guru.
Having spent most of his career focused on industrial-strength embedded systems for Rockwell Automation, Justin has a wealth of experience in bringing robust and reliable devices to market in a timely fashion. He has a keen eye for choosing the right tools for embedded jobs, balancing maintainability, predictability, quality and time-to-market.
A graduate of Case Western Reserve, Justin has master's and bachelor's degrees in computer science and 15 years of experience in solving the most-challenging software problems. His code has graced everything from IBM mainframes and cloud computing to micro-controllers and DSPs, and everything in between.
Justin is also a professional musician (he gets paid to sing and play guitar, but he plays just about every other instrument too). Prior to joining BoxCast, Justin took a year away from technology to be the tour manager and band leader for Keith and Kristyn Getty, a group that performed at domestic and international venues.
In his free time, Justin enjoys making music, playing with his little girls, Naomi and Phoebe, and taking long walks with his wife, Zoe and Jack Russell terrier, Chloe.
Ron is a computer scientist and engineer who loves finding ingenious solutions to complex problems.
Having taught himself computer design and machine language before turning 12, Ron's career has been characterized by an insatiable love of learning and an ability to absorb and synthesize new technologies and concepts extremely quickly.
In addition to his scientific and technological pursuits, Ron is also an avid entrepreneur and small-business consultant who has spent the last decade working closely with companies of all sizes.
Ron began working as an independent IT consultant in 1997 while earning simultaneous degrees from Case Western Reserve University in computer science and engineering and theater acting. He has consulted ever since, working with Fortune 500 companies and a host of small businesses in northeastern Ohio.
In 2008, Ron started itching to grow a product-based company. He saw great potential for a simple online broadcasting system and began putting together the core team to validate the market, develop the product, and launch BoxCast. As Chief Scientist at BoxCast, Ron is dedicated to keeping online broadcasting both simple and low-cost while gaining an ever stronger competitive advantage.
Ron loves spending time with his wife, Fidelle, and their five children - making music and art as a family, reading aloud to each other and learning all that intrigues them.
Mike spends his days and nights dreaming of clever ways to build amazing user experiences.
After graduating from Case Western Reserve University with a degree in Systems and Controls Engineering, Mike’s journey took him from large corporations doing e-commerce to an online greeting card company to a car wash point-of-sale manufacturer and into the big-data ecosystem for healthcare and defense. It was only then that he found and settled in at BoxCast. Now, Mike's on a mission to make live video streaming accessible, engaging, and enjoyable for everyone.
When he’s not staring at a computer, Mike loves taking his wife and 3 kids into the great outdoors - on long bike rides, rock climbing, or hiking - and documenting it with his Canon.
Camden’s fascination with computers, programming, and the magic that happens when you mix the two started at a young age when used a Snoopy educational game to teach himself multiplication. Today, he can do more than just multiply - he’s always thinking about how to create beautiful and unique apps to help people in their everyday life.
While earning his Bachelor of Science at Kent State University, Camden founded HacKSU, a technology club that teaches students contemporary web and mobile technologies. Though Camden’s proud of his nerdiness, he brings something more to the table. At Kent, he also led players into battle as the captain of the dodgeball team.
Camden’s stoked to combine BoxCast's great live video streaming technology with his love for apps, creating an amazing user interface and experience for all our customers.
Tim can fix just about anything and has been taking stuff apart since he was given his first set of tools.
He aims for robust, functional and elegant design. Tim has the ability to combine aesthetically pleasing design that is both efficient to manufacture and assemble. In addition to being an excellent engineer, he can program and run CNC manufacturing machines.
Tim received his degree in aeronautical systems engineering from Kent State and is working on his master's of engineering management at Ohio University.
A licensed pilot and avid water skier, Tim and his wife Shannon have one son, Camden and their dog, Bella. Tim's also proud of his ability to weld and to build and maintain airplanes.
Jonny, who grew up on an organic vegetable farm, has been a tinkerer since he could hold a screwdriver. His interest in electronics led him to study electrical engineering at Case Western Reserve University, where he earned a BS in 2009. After a year working at a local ODM, he decided to make his own path, and founded the electronics design contractor Osmisys LLC with two fellow Case alumni.
Since meeting Gordon in 2012, Osmisys has been closely partnered with Boxcast. Jonny brings his extensive experience in embedded hardware design, and has been responsible for the design of the last two revisions of Boxcast's eponymous streaming box.
When he is not designing the next generation of high-quality video streaming hardware, Jonny works on his 1979 Fiat X1/9 and his 1986 Yugo.
Tera joins the BoxCast team with over 20 years of sales management experience. What pumps her up? She loves building strong sales organizations and working with clients to understand their needs.
A Chicago native, Tera first made her trek to Ohio to attend Miami University (of Ohio). Upon graduation, Tera traveled the country for various telecommunication management roles. She finally settled down in Cleveland 15 years ago and mastered the art of selling enterprise software.
When Tera's not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Darrin, and daughter, Emerson. On any given weekend, you'll find them on some ball field, in the pool, or on a boat.
Joe, a Cincinnati native, comes to BoxCast from the NBA where he helped lead and generate new revenue in ticket sales for the front office of the Philadelphia 76ers.
This is not Joe's first run with BoxCast. Throughout his 4 years at The Ohio University, where he studied communications and business, Joe spent two summers as BoxCast's lead sales intern. His passion for BoxCast's mission pulled him away from Philly and back to the best state in the world.
A big time Cavs fan, Joe loves nothing more than to be in the gym shooting hoops or playing flag football at your local field. Of noteworthy mention: Joe holds the record for 3rd largest Great Barracuda ever caught in the great state of Hawaii, bringing in an 80 pounder at nearly 6 feet. Check the record books - this guy knows how to reel in the big fish!
Justin has been a part of the live streaming industry for several years and is elated to join the BoxCast team. Video is one of today's most influential mediums and he's excited to help other people understand how any business or organization will benefit from live streaming.
Justin knows that his skills in the church, high school sports, and enterprise spaces will serve him well as he works to help BoxCast become the largest streaming provider in the market.
A proud University of Georgia graduate, Justin now serves as a Student Pastor and Worship Leader for Redeemer Church in Madison, GA. When he's not working, you'll find him hanging out with his wife Jenny, at a University Of Georgia football game, writing music, or in the recording studio.
John joins BoxCast as a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a 2016 Venture for America Fellow. With degrees in both engineering and product design, John creates human centered solutions to complex problems. He enjoys creating natural user experiences for products at the intersection of the physical and digital worlds.
Before joining Boxcast, John’s diversity of design experiences included projects ranging from autonomous boats to fitness apps to office furniture. John also led a team to create the nation's largest selling piece of collegiate apparel, Notre Dame’s The Shirt, selling 164,000 units in 2014. He also founded a Design for America Studio at Notre Dame.
Although his new home of Cleveland pulls him far away from his hometown of Dallas, Texas, John loves exploring The Land. Outside of the office John can be found behind the lens of a camera, enjoying the outdoors, or making artisanal pretzels!
Matt, a native Clevelander and graduate of The Ohio State University, joins BoxCast as a member of the 2016 Venture For America Fellow Class. With a degree in marketing, Matt loves attempting to understand consumer behavior and how to effectively communicate through social media.
He's excited to return to his hometown to help BoxCast reach new markets and contribute to their ongoing success. With brand-building experience in food and beverage, Matt is looking forward to entering the entirely new field of tech sales.
When not "blazing trails" at work, Matt's likely cooking intricate meals, pretending to be a Snapchat celebrity, and cheering on his Ohio State Buckeyes. When he can, he enjoys spending time on Lake Erie and penning his own television scripts. As an ever-committed Cleveland sports fan, he has found it necessary to live life according to his favorite quote, "A day without laughter is a day wasted."
Alex comes to BoxCast as a Venture for America Fellow from Georgetown University. There, he majored in Economics and Government and dabbled in just about everything else. Before helping this winning team bring BoxCast to new markets, Alex helped ClearPoint Strategy, a management reporting software, better segment their markets and target customers. He's also the proud founder of an online shoelace business called Kix Remixed (he's especially proud of the name).
Outside of work, Alex enjoys exploring cities and playing pickup basketball with friends. On any given fall Saturday, Alex reveals his southern roots as he cheers on his favorite college football team - Go Vols!
Chris has led user experience, interactive design, and development initiatives at the likes of MLB, WWE, and State Street Bank. His “what if” attitude and most recent venture gave birth to a fully-fledged online interviewing product after seeing an unmet need for event-centric hiring. He devours the latest front-end framework of the week and has an insatiable desire to tighten, refine, and polish until whatever product he touches shines like Justin Bieber’s chrome Lambo.
Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in 3D Animation at Springfield College in Springfield, MA. He lives in Connecticut with his wife Lauren and their two young boys. When he isn't rushing the kids to soccer practice, Chris is probably wrenching on a project car or brewing delicious IPAs.
Andy is a passionate, confident and self-driven Clevelander who has spent much of his time working in the video streaming space at companies like WWE, Paltalk, Firetalk, and recently ran his own startup Spothook! His passion for development started after he watched the movie "The Social Network" and realized he could build anything with code.
His strongest skills are in cloud computing, automation and backend development. When it comes to scaling web applications from 0 to 25 zillion, Andy is the guy you want on your side. As an added bonus he runs a YouTube channel dedicated to cloud computing with thousands of subscribers and over 2 years of watched minutes!
When he's not working on code, you can typically find him rock climbing with his wife Sarah, smiling, tossing a frisbee, throwing weights around at the gym, or slayin' noobz on Starcraft.
Originally from Kettering, OH, Brian is a lifelong jock. In high school, Brian played basketball, volleyball, and football; the latter paved the way for his college football career. At Ohio Northern University, Brian was a four year letterman. There, he earned his business degree and met his wife, Katie.
These days, Brian's three young daughters (that's right - three of 'em) keep him whipped into shape. He still loves to play sports, but is also a huge ASOIF (Game of Thrones) nerd. Not only has he seen every episode, but he's also read each book twice and listened on tape once!
Brian brings over 10 years of sales experience to the BoxCast Team and is looking forward to applying his client management skills to make every customer's experience even better than it already is.
Thomas is the second Nickel brother to join the BoxCast team. Born and raised near the gracious shores of Lake Erie, Thomas has a passion for Cleveland sports and food. He was raised in a ministry family that traveled nationally and internationally, providing him with the many cross cultural experiences that have molded who he is today.
Thomas spent four years in Colorado working with Young Life to start up ministries in newly developed communities. He enjoys being a part of groundbreaking operations and being a pioneer in his work.
In his free time, Thomas loves to coach wrestling, play his home made guitars, fish, rock climb, go backpacking, and roadtrip all across the America the beautiful.
He has an awesome wife and an incredible Brindle Boxer, both of whom he loves to travel with and accompany on long distance runs.