Salad Labs’ Team
Brad CoulterCEO / Co-Founder
In 2010, Brad Coulter successfully exited information technology & services company Wimmer Solutions after an 8-year growth effort that saw annual revenues go from zero to $22 million. Brad has core experience in building highly aligned teams and leveraging core strengths to yield amazing results. At Wimmer, he helped assemble a team of high performers and placed well over 500 business and IT professionals. Wimmer was recognized as a Puget Sound Business Journal Fastest Growing Company 4 consecutive years. Prior to Wimmer, Brad served as a Forensic Accountant with Mueller & Partin, PS, and an Investment Specialist with Charles Schwab.
Khan KlattVP of Technology
Responsible for managing Salad Labs’ technology team, strategy and infrastructure, Khan Klatt brings sixteen years experience in Internet technologies and architectures. He most recently served as Director of Software Engineering at United Online, owners and operators of Classmates.com, an early pioneer in social networking, and MemoryLane.com, a social media web site focused on nostalgic and celebrity content. He has direct and deep experience in social media and games, large scale ad serving systems, financial systems (including credit-card and payment processing) search engine optimization strategy and leading software engineering teams that delivered customer-facing features and functionality.
Sasha PasulkaMarket Consultant
Sasha Pasulka combines her entertainment and celebrity industry expertise with a solid business and technology background. Though she started as a software engineer in the defense industry, designing mission systems for state-of-the-art military aircraft at Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, her most recent experience is as a digital strategist at the Red Magnet Media agency, guiding digital strategy and building online communities in the entertainment and celebrity world, and working with clients such as Duran Duran, Incubus and Linkin Park. In 2006, she founded EB Media, a family of web properties focused on celebrity, fashion and women’s interest that in 2007 partnered with RealNetworks to deliver original-content entertainment news. When she sold the company in 2010, EB Media’s sites attracted over 13 million unique readers monthly. Sasha has an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a B.S. in computer science from Arizona State University.
Chris GolaszewskiCreative Cohesion
Chris, a longtime student of graphic design, studied Commercial Art in the late ’80s before earning a BFA in Communication Design. With interest in business and an aptitude for technology he’s constantly trying to learn more about how things work and how to make things work more efficiently. He’s a strong proponent of hierarchical visual messaging, grids, and pixel perfection — where it matters. Usability as well as manageable design and development assets trump bells-and-whistles. He urges simplicity in design, quality production and craftsmanship — in both what can and can’t be seen — as well as preparing just enough (not too much) before execution. His broad interests and analytical attention to detail have led him along a professional path experiencing life as a medical animator, print designer, Web designer, client-side developer, webmaster, application support specialist, part-owner of a small business and more. Cheers to more experience!
Eric TuchschererSoftware Engineer
Eric is an open source software engineer. A former naval avionics technician, he got his start in software development as he gradually grew less interested in fixing electronic components, and became more interested in programming them. Since 2007 he has built web applications for real estate companies, tech firms, and startups. As an avid snowboarder, when not shredding away at our backlog, Eric can usually be found shredding the slopes in the nearby Cascades.
Mark PackardSoftware Engineer
Mark brings 20+ years of software development, configuration management, computer security and operations experience to bear to the Salad Labs infrastructure. A veteran of the United Online properties Memory Lane and Classmates.com, Mark formerly led Configuration Management, DBA, Security, Deployment & Release Management teams and personnel for the Network Operations department. In his spare time, Mark likes movies, long walks on the beach, puppy dogs, and volunteers at the local Pygmy Unicorn rescue shelter.
Chris MaskillStrategic Advisor
Mr. Maskill joined the Salad Labs team as President in 2012 as an experienced entrepreneur and executive in the fields of technology and finance. Chris launched his high-tech career as an early employee of ProgressiveNetworks, then becoming RealNetworks (NSDQ: RNWK), in 1995. Following the successful launch of RealVideo in 1997, Chris left the company to start Activate.net, a pioneer the category of Content Delivery Networks. Activate.net was widely recognized as having built the industry’s first ASP (SaaS) built specifically for streaming media. Activate.net was sold in December 1999 to CMGI (NASDAQ: CMGI) for $65MM. In 2001, during the collapse of the technology-driven equity markets, Chris retained his role on the executive team and helped manage another sale of the enterprise to LoudEye (NASDAQ:NOK). In 2002 Chris went on to become Chief Executive of BuildersCapital an innovator in the builder-finance arena and retained that post until his departure in 2011. Mr. Maskill is a graduate of the University of Washington, father of four, and loves to ski, bike and run with anyone that’ll make the time.
Having developed skills with a wide range of clients, including financial institutions, non-profit organizations and Internet start-up companies, sports gambling, social networking, Rhet has a complete and thorough understanding of technology, software design, software implementation and user interface design. He has been involved with the technology for over thirteen years. He has also had significant involvement in database design, web application development and system administration. Rhet has been in charge of all technology for Wunderdog Sports LLC since 2006. The company owns and operates the internet’s leading sports betting sites including several with over 500,000 users. Rhet is dedicated to excelling in his work and has a passion for programming.