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.
Chris Acosta brings years of strategy, audience, and business development experience with publishers and content creators across the digital ecosystem. He most recently served as GM/VP Business Development at venture-backed Fafarazzi, pioneers in the social gaming space. He has originated and managed innovative partnership deployments of digital initiatives for Activision, New Line Cinema, USA Network, iVillage, Bravo, Logo, Lifetime, Oxygen, Hearst Digital, and Fox. Chris is an avid underwater basket weaver.
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.
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. He often shreds the slopes but rarely sees Eric there.
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 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.
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.
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.
Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate; crumble and set aside.
Combine the olive oil, red wine vinegar, white sugar, salt, garlic, and Gorgonzola cheese in a blender; blend until smooth. Pour the dressing into a small saucepan over medium-low heat and warm gently.
Toss the baby greens, almonds, and crumbled bacon together in a salad bowl; drizzle dressing over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Whisk together the sugar, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, basil, and olive oil in a small bowl until the sugar dissolves; set aside. Toss the salad greens, sliced fennel, orange, onion, almonds, and cranberries in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to serve.
Place the lettuce, onions, tomato, avocado, and 1 tablespoon lime juice in a large bowl; toss to coat.
Whisk together the vinegar, tequila, 1 tablespoon lime juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl; slowly stream in the olive oil while whisking; pour the mixture over the salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
In a small bowl, whisk together lemon zest and lemon juice. Slowly drizzle in the pistachio oil, whisking constantly, until the dressing is mixed well.
In a large bowl, toss together the sliced napa cabbage, sliced romaine lettuce, parsley and basil. Mix in the dressing, salt and pepper. Gently toss until dressing is distributed evenly. Top with chopped pistachios. Enjoy.
Pour balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan, and add the crushed garlic; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the vinegar has reduced to 1/4 cup. Set aside, and cool to room temperature.
Divide the lettuce leaves among 4 salad plates. Arrange the tomato slices on top of the lettuce, then place the mozzarella on top of the tomatoes. Sprinkle the salads with the red onion, raspberries, and sliced black olives. Season with dried basil, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar and serve.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse in cold water, and drain.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, black pepper, and garlic until well blended. Mix in basil. Add pasta, tomatoes, bell peppers, and olives; fold gently until mixed. Chill several hours. Stir and serve.