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ServiceAlley is built and funded by The Washington Post: 1150 15th St NW, 4th Floor Lennox, Washington, D.C. 20071.
Tim is basically the man in charge. He (with no small amount of input from countless others) dreamed up ServiceAlley and has been here since the beginning. While his title is "General Manager", it's easier to think of Tim as a kind of CEO, the one spot that all of ServiceAlley flows through. And, as you can imagine, he's a real busy guy. When not running ServiceAlley, Tim's bouncing from swim meet to karate practice and back again with his three daughters and trying to find time to watch the Notre Dame game. When on the job, he's working with our developers (Preetham and Matt), meeting with our CMO (Danny), approving deals, and genuinely leading the enthusiastic charge that is ServiceAlley.
A native New Yorker, former investment-banker, two-time start-up founder, and a man with a profound love of his dog Breck, Danny brings his knowledge of marketing to ServiceAlley as the CMO; he manages our budget and does marketing, site-design, oversees daily operations, and really everything else. Basically, your takeaway should be that Danny's sort of a one-man show, in a good way.
When not being ridiculously organized, Danny likes to spend time training for triathlons, helping his wife grow her own business, showering their dog with affection, and, his favorite, skiing. He's kind of a mountain-man trapped in a mountain-less city, but don't worry; he wears it well.
Hailing from the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore, Preetham is a lead developer here at ServiceAlley and focuses on our back-end functionality which involves coding/programming the various features on our site, maintaining our servers, code base and daily production deployments. When off the clock, Preetham is a table-tennis enthusiast and often tries to doop the rest of the team into playing him. He also loves swimming, cricket, badminton, and poker. He claims to be a good cook and a decent salsa dancer although, from what he tells me, his wife disagrees.
Preetham holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees in computer science
Matt, our front-end web developer (in charge of making sure the site is pretty and functional), comes from Hibbing, Minnesota, the birthplace of Bob Dylan. Dylan's house still stands and, for years, the owner annually painted a different Dylan album cover on the garage door. But Bob Dylan aside, Matt enjoys running (he's training for the Rock N' Roll Marathon in DC this coming spring) and generally being a 20-something guy in the big(ish) city. Looking at him, you'd never know that, in addition to being a website aesthete, he's a journalist, physics enthusiast, and knows a thing or two about ice-fishing. But that's what Matt brings to the table: surprise. And, there's never a team-lunch that doesn't include a great story set somewhere near the Canadian border.
Austin's from Memphis, and is pretty into being a pet owner. He also blogs, heads up customer service, maintains all of our social media presence, and writes a fair amount of the marketing copy for our emails and such. His job is pretty excellent, especially considering that, after getting a handful of degrees in literature and education, he is largely unemployable (except, you know, as an English teacher). And further, he finds it a complete dream to work for The Washington Post. Having admired their "local focus-global impact" model for some time, he finds it incredibly rewarding to participate in something so community minded and so dedicated to the proliferation of the written word.