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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, 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, Serena, and Lincoln 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.
Michael brings more than 35 years of financial, strategic and operational expertise to the BoxCast team. Before joining BoxCast in 2017, he served in public company and private equity sponsored CFO positions including recent roles at MRI Software and OverDrive, Inc. He is also the President & Founder of a successful financial consulting and investing firm. Mike's major responsibilities at BoxCast include leading fundraising efforts and capital structure optimization, as well as mentoring the team in accounting and budgeting matters.
He is a CPA with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting & Finance from Miami University and a Masters Degree in Banking & Finance from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
Fun fact about Michael: He has completed two marathons. When he is not crunching numbers and ensuring that BoxCast operates like a well-oiled machine, he enjoys hanging out with his wife and tending to his garden.
Although Sam is not a big 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 sales and marketing 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 outside 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 studio albums later, Sam decided music will always be a part of his life but it didn't need to be his full-time gig. After transitioning his music from full-time career to beloved hobby, 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 BoxCast HQ, Sam enjoys spending time with his wife Alex, his beloved corgi Charlie, cheering on the Cavs, playing guitar, and sharpening a stand-up act that he will likely never perform.
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.
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.
If Josh ever tires of being a senior 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 10-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, and making us laugh!
Wade, a Fairview Park 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.
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 joined BoxCast in 2013 and loves the nitty gritty aspects of day-to-day business operations.
With her effervescent personality and get-it-done mindset, Emily finds great joy in helping the office run smoothly and assuring clients are served with great care and importance. She believes BoxCast can help any organization reach a broader audience and loves to be a part of that mission.
In her free time, you can find her traipsing around the Cleveland MetroParks or singing jazz standards with the Prime Time Big Band. 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.
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.
Jonny officially joins the BoxCast family after five years of involvement in the design of several generations of the BoxCaster and BoxCaster Pro. During his time at Case Western Reserve University, Jonny started a series of small engineering consulting companies, building a client base in the Cleveland area and a reputation for high-quality PCB designs. It was through one of these ventures that Jonny met Gordon and started working on BoxCast products.
In 2016, Jonny joined his friends Brad and Tim to start mv|designlabs, enabling a greater level of collaboration with system, mechanical, and firmware design. At mv|designlabs, Jonny continued to build his electronics design skills on a variety of client products including the BoxCaster Pro. Now part of the combined BoxCast / mv|designlabs hardware R&D team, Jonny continues to design beautiful PCBs, make them actually work, and mentor the electronics hardware team.
Jonny spends his spare time engaged in a variety of interests and activities in the kitchen, the garage, the outdoors, cyberspace, and outer space..
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!
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!
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.
As Channel Partner Manager, Simé is responsible for maintaining and fostering the relationship between BoxCast and its AV Partners. She serves as the “quarterback” for her partners, coordinating BoxCast's functional departments to address their needs and assure their overall satisfaction with their experience.
Before joining BoxCast in 2017, Simé spent a combined 18 years in the Software and Telecom industries supporting ERP Partners, as well as providing Voice and Data Networking solutions. During her tenure, Simé experienced a successful career as Channel Manager and Sr. Account Executive to the Small, Enterprise and National account segments. Organized and efficient, Sime’s track record of success is supported by her enthusiasm, strong interpersonal skills and commitment to deliver an exceptional customer experience.
When she's not delighting customers, Simé can be found with husband Preston Jr. and their son Preston III enjoying all of Cleveland's exciting treasures, including museums, hiking trails, and a variety of local philanthropic events.
A lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio, Mark graduated from Kent State University in 2011 with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Marketing. With 5+ years of enterprise sales experience in the tech space, Mark brings passion and a strong desire to win to the BoxCast team.
When not crushing it at BoxCast, Mark enjoys traveling, being outdoors (preferably on a beach), sports, and spending time with friends and family. A diehard fan of the Cleveland Indians, he regularly attends games and is slowly recovering from their recent World Series loss. Very slowly.
Mark currently resides just south of Cleveland with his wife Marie.
Tony's interest in technology began in middle school when he started Frankensteining computers out of pieces and parts harvested from busted machines. Out of high school, he fused this interest in technology with his love of music, and he received a Bachelor's in Music Recording from Youngstown State University. He really enjoyed working in a local recording studio for a few years, but he wanted a new challenge and went back to school to study electrical engineering.
After receiving a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering from Cleveland State University, Tony began a career with local embedded products startup mv|designlabs. There, he honed his skills in digital and analog circuit design, PCB layout, embedded firmware, and hardware/software debugging while working on projects like the BoxCaster Pro. He now continues to work on complex and interesting products as part of the BoxCast team.
Tony's passion for music remains a big part of his life; he plays bass guitar in a few local bands and at his church. When he's not working on embedded hardware or playing music, Tony spends time with his wife Cristy, often rooting for their beloved Cleveland sports teams.
Ethan is an engineer who is passionate about creating top-notch products. Although he was always good at working with computers, it wasn't until college that he became obsessed with startups and new technology.
While earning his BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Akron, he helped build electronics for experimental sounding rockets and held a gig as a firmware consultant. His interest in product design led him to mv|designlabs where he refined his skills in PCB design and embedded software. Now, he continues to do more of the same at BoxCast.
Technology aside, Ethan's competitiveness can be seen on the soccer pitch, where he humbles opponents on a weekly basis. You can also spot him riding around town on his bicycle, exploring Cleveland's many breweries, or spending time with his girlfriend, Allison, and their two cats.
Brad has always been an entrepreneur at heart. At the age of 12, he printed out business cards for “Brad’s Computer Service” which provided IT system installation, repair, and maintenance for local community businesses in his hometown of Butler, PA. Starting in high-school, he spent countless hours out of the classroom tinkering with test, measurement, control, and automation applications.
Brad’s first experience of integrating software with the physical world was the development of an automated manufacturing test system for semiconductors at II-VI Incorporated. After he graduated high-school, he moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio to study electrical engineering and immediately joined the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge self-driving car team at Case Western Reserve University. Throughout his undergraduate and graduate studies, he led a team of undergraduate and graduate students to prototype, design, and build several iterations of robot lawnmowers. The team brought home several 1st place awards at the Institute of Navigation’s Autonomous Robot Lawnmower Competition. After graduating with his master’s degree, with research focusing on GPS-based positioning and navigation technology, Brad moved to Austin, Texas. In Austin, he joined National Instruments to design and market automated test software and FPGA-based PXI hardware. After several years of R&D and product marketing at a large, multi-national corporation, his entrepreneurial muscles were ready to work and he launched mv|designlabs in 2016.
Brad now manages the joint BoxCast and mv|designlabs hardware R&D team and contributes to product definition, manages project schedules, and develops FPGA firmware.In his spare time, Brad loves to cook, travel, take photographs, and begrudgingly exercises (so he can eat and drink whatever he wants.) He loves the arts and has acted as the light designer for over a dozen musicals, many of them in conjunction with The CWRU Footlighters.
A lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio, Dan brings 6+ years of enterprise sales to the BoxCast Sales Force. Dan has passion for learning about new technology and being on the forefront of the streaming world. His combination of sales expertise and past involvement with Young Life makes him a great fit as an Account Executive at BoxCast.
When he’s not helping customers navigate through buying decisions, Dan enjoys spending time with his wife, one-year-old son, and his two great Danes. He has plenty of hobbies, including running, working out, playing soccer, and going on nature walks
Kathleen is a native Cleveland gal. She has a degree in Marketing and Communications from Miami University and a unique background working within the manufacturing and commercial construction industry. Kathleen is ready to hang up her hard hat and jump into the start up tech world with the BoxCast team!She brings a bright perspective to marketing and understands how to connect with customers in order to build exceptional brand loyalty.
You’ll often find Kathleen exploring the latest in the Cleveland food scene, traveling to new destinations in her free time, and running around her neighborhood, Battery Park - all while sporting the season’s fashion trends. (Or just wearing something pink). Kathleen is passionate about leaving an impact wherever she goes - whether that’s with the people she meets, organizations she is a part of, and the community where she lives.
Deej Lincoln is our resident "boomeranger". Born and raised in the CLE, Deej moved away 12 years before returning to raise a family and contribute to growing local businesses. He brings a variety of operational experience to BoxCast. Most recently, he served as President of The Interior Products Company and its spin-off, Rustbelt Reclamation. Prior to that, Deej was a vice president at Nook Industries, a leading manufacturer of linear motion components. His tenure at Nook Industries provided extensive involvement in channel management, team alignment, incentive programs, strategic relationships, and product development.
Deej’s previous experience includes management at ITN/Signalstream, a media production and transmission facility located in San Francisco, California. As Manager of Production Services, he specialized in addressing the time sensitive needs of customers by marrying production staff and resources with broadcast and transmission services. His client list included MSBNC, NBC, ESPN, Charles Schwab, Apple, and Fox.
Mr. Lincoln has a B.S. in pre-law from the University of Utah and he earned an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He lives outside of Cleveland, Ohio with his wife, two children, and dogs. When not grinding at BoxCast, Deej will find any excuse to ski.
Tracy is a self-starter, always cheerful and friendly, and thrives in helping others. With a BA in Organizational Leadership Management and Human Resources, she is someone who leads by example, working hard and motivating any group she is involved with. Her diverse background ranges from working with children and pets to beverage distributors and now the tech world! With experience in multiple different settings, she is best at embracing change and focusing on the project, sorting through any hurdles or conflict.
She spent seven years in Los Angeles as a children’s event planner while also running a pet concierge company. In Cleveland, she pursued an educational background in childcare and became a licensed professional nanny. In addition to childcare, she assisted with marketing products for local beverage distributors.
When Tracy is not working, she is often on the go, exploring and traveling to new places as a main passion. She appreciates her hometown Cleveland, volunteering at her church, taking part in the women’s association for sail racing, and spending time on the lake paddle boarding. Around town you will find her cheering on Cleveland sports, participating with Run Club and hitting up the local yoga studios to unwind.
Gary, a Columbus native, has always had a passion for media. After studying to be a Youth Pastor, and working with several churches in both media and youth, a passion for live steaming developed. Gary has experience in starting and producing video for churches and understands the complexity and necessity for church organizations to adapt live broadcasting into their ministries.
Gary is a married and has 6 year old daughter. He enjoys fishing, reading, technology, and is a self proclaimed Jedi Master. During time off, he can most likely be found playing with his daughter, gaming, or enjoying some food from his favorite place... Chick Fil A.
Colleen was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Growing up with triplet brothers and a sister who constantly kept her busy. She graduated from John Carroll in 2017 with a degree in Integrated Marketing Communications.
She started her sales career at The SpyGlass Group (with Joe) and then moved to BoxCast to explore the technology world. She brings lots of enthusiasm and smiles to the table. When Colleen isn't working she's running around Cleveland and finding new spots to hangout.
Jim is a lifelong Clevelander. Growing up in Lakewood, OH, he eventually made his way to Cuyahoga Community College, where he studied music and achieved a degree in Recording Arts & Technology, making him a perfect fit at BoxCast.
He is currently working on a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology, and is a International Friendships volunteer through his church's ministry. In his free time, Jim enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, taking Vacations to Walt Disney World and Trips to Cedar Point.
While rooting for all Cleveland sports teams and Ohio State Football, Jim would most love to see the Indians win a World Series.
Eddie, a lifelong resident of Cleveland and University of Akron graduate, comes to BoxCast with more than three years of Enterprise/SMB Account Management experience. Prior to moving into the software industry, his passion led him to help those in need.
For the first 10 years of his career, Eddie managed the State of Ohio's and Cuyahoga County's offender programs through a local Cleveland area, community-based correctional facility and moved further into Social Services, managing a wide range of government public housing and benefits programs. Through these programs, one of Eddie's biggest career accomplishments was taking several homeless individuals and families off the streets of Cleveland and putting them into safe and affordable housing with medical and financial benefits.
In his spare time, Eddie enjoys camping, dirt bike riding/four-wheeling throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania with his closest friends. He also enjoys golfing, ALL CLEVELAND SPORTS, and his Fall Softball League.