An enterprise software startup veteran, Ken has always been fascinated about what drives workers to work and how to make work more engaging. He founded Reciprocity to pursue just that. He has propelled Reciprocity's success with this mission-based goal of engaging employees with the governance, risk, and compliance goals of their company in order to create more socially minded corporate citizens.
Ken earned his BS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT.
Ken spent 3 years paragliding in the Himalayas. He founded the Reciprocity Volunteer Foundation and is a Burning Man Participant.
Rob is a consummate startup professional who loves watching an idea turn into a business that changes peoples' lives. Before coming to Reciprocity, Rob helped several startups such as Veetle, NotchUp, Peerflix, and Vysion Solutions launch and scale in a variety of roles including business development, product management, and strategy.
Rob is passionate about early-stage startups, product management, design, marketing, and many of the other bits and pieces that form success in enterprise.
Rob is an avid rock-climber and cross-fit enthusiast. He is a top notch BBQ chef and a dad-to-be.
Jeremy puts the customer at the center of all he does. His goal is to ensure customers get the most value possible out of their subscriptions. Prior to joining Reciprocity, he worked in a variety of customer centric and advocacy roles in the legal tech industry, including Director of Customer Success at Lex Machina, Director of Customer Discovery and Innovation at LexisNexis; startup consultant; and IP litigator.
Jeremy plays the U-Bass while commuting to work. He collects first memories and pop-up books. Other interests include incomplete thoughts and
Lawrence Wilfred, Director of UX and Product Design
Lawrence is a seasoned startup professional who enjoys product design and UX. Before Reciprocity, he headed UX at Cisco, shipped enterprise products, and led startup initiatives for Inspire.uno, Coolmat.io and Giulia.ai. He also advised a few startups.Lawrence's background in computer science/engineering focused on human computer interaction and building VR systems for military training applications. After moving to California, he pursued his career goal of improving the human experience with enterprise products.
At home, he spends time with his 8 year old son, attempts to raise cherry shrimp, and (occasionally) dabbles in some carpentry. He is especially happy with the mason jar chandelier that he built with his family.
Amy functions as the lifeblood of Reciprocity, creating and streamlining operations for a successful organization. Prior to Reciprocity, Amy worked at several startups helping to scale out operations including recruiting, management, process creation, customer service, and domestic and international expansion.
Amy enjoys all things outdoors including camping, hiking, biking, and skiing.
Aaron is a CISSP and CCSP who thrives on the challenge of balancing information security risk management with corporate agility. He has consulted across a range of industries including government, financial services, and healthcare; his expertise spans designing, implementing, and auditing information security control programs that mitigate risk without impeding the organization’s objectives. Aaron is also a passionate educator, with experience teaching a wide range of curricula including CISSP exam prep, Mac OS X, MS SharePoint, and Security Awareness.
Aaron loves learning as much (if not more than) he loves teaching, and is constantly in search of something new. That’s led him to culinary, photographic, and cultural experiences spanning the US, Europe, and India, with plans to keep the exploration going in Africa, Asia, and South America. He’s also gadget obsessed, even going so far as to share his thoughts as a contributing editor for a technology blog.
Alan is an experienced compliance and governance professional that began his career working for a major U.S. airline before moving into the IT industry. With over ten years of experience in guiding organizations through the sometimes tricky area of regulatory compliance, he also has extensive experience in performance auditing, process development and improvement, and business continuity planning. Alan specializes in a collaborative approach to GRC, helping organizations see the value in partnering with GRC teams to achieve governance and compliance goals.
Alan is an avid hiker, camper and nature enthusiast. He enjoys spending time with his large family, exploring the outdoors, and training for marathons. In what little quiet time he has, he enjoys working in his garden, reading, writing and cooking.
Alejandro has a strong background in customer success throughout his professional career. From working directly with surgeons in operating rooms to escalating customer complaints to the FDA, he always ensures the customer receives the best experience possible. He is a strong advocate for cross-collaboration and team outings.
Alejandro spent time touring with his dance company Los Lupeños de San José, a traditional Mexican dance ensemble. He also instructed a children’s dance group and constantly performed throughout the community. In his spare time, he will often be found DJing weddings, jamming out with the band, and rooting on the San Jose Sharks.
Aleksandra is a full stack software engineer with a master degree in computer science. Prior to joining Reciprocity she was working as a software engineer in multiple different fields, her latest being cyberGRID.
Aleksandra loves to travel and exploring new places, local food specialities, and craft beers. But quiet nights spent watching one of her favorite tv shows or playing board games are ok too.
Amanda has a wide range of experience in delighting customers. Whether it’s offering expert advice in purchasing diamonds and fine jewelry, or guiding her customers through best practices in the pay-per-click ad space and employer branding. Amanda makes a point to bring data to the party. She believes strongly in understanding the needs and wants of her customers, and then finding ways to bring forward data and reporting to support them. She loves finding creative ways to get customers engaged and advocating for anything that improves the overall customer experience.
Amanda loves long walks on the beach and romantic fine dining at restaurants. No, really. She’s also an avid world traveler and an enthusiastic home cook. When not traveling to new and exotic places, Amanda enjoys coaxing her small garden to life and cheering on her beloved Seattle Sounders. She and her husband are animal lovers and they keep a small menagerie of furry friends at home.
Andraž kicked off his love for programming at the tender age of 9 before eventually graduating with a degree in software engineering from the University of Ljubljana.He has experience in the fields of desktop software, mobile applications, web development, and a bit of telecommunications. He is an advocate for functional programming and gives talks on this topic.
Andraž enjoys running, skateboarding, and performing in his band. He proudly admits he is a car person.
Anže's fascination with computers began at a young age, and he started programming in high school. He received a degree in software engineering from the University of Ljubljana and is now Reciprocity's star front-end developer.
Anže co-published "Reservoir Sampling Techniques in Modern Data Analysis".
Anže enjoys surfing, biking, and hiking. He donates to a local group of open source enthusiasts and participates in charity game jams.
Ben is a seasoned entrepreneur who has spent the last 11 years building Business Development & Marketing programs for multiple technology startups. Before teaming up with Reciprocity, Ben ran Marketing and Business Development for Swiftype, and Digital Marketing for Opower during their IPO. Ben has a BA in Marketing and a Minor in Psychology from the University of Georgia.
Ben started and plays drums for the Brass Animals, a New Orleans style brass band that plays hip-hop, R&B, and funk covers. When his band isn’t playing shows around Northern California, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, hiking, eating BBQ, and going to baseball games.
After wrapping up an exciting 8-year professional cycling career, Bernard has spent the last five years evangelising modern solutions to traditional industry challenges.
Having experience in both small silicon valley startups and large industry goliaths, Bernard has found the agile and cutting edge nature of startups to be a great place to call home. Bernard earned his BS in Chemistry at UCLA and greatly enjoys contributing to the growth of emerging technology solutions.
Though the miles per week has drastically changed, Bernard still enjoys getting out for a spin as often as possible, be that on the local roads or trails. When not riding, DIY projects like chimney extensions or crown moulding are a weekend staple.
With more than ten years of experience, Brad provides business performance, information technology, and assurance services to clients across a variety of industries. He specializes in helping clients to assess, design, and implement processes and controls – leveraging industry standards – to meet customer, regulatory, and compliance requirements. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA).
Prior to forming Barr Assurance & Advisory, Brad was a manager in KPMG's risk consulting practice.
In his spare time, Brad enjoys traveling across the globe and helping kids realize their full potential through the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.
Charlie, a self-taught web developer and graphic designer, obtained a Mechanical Engineering degree from Loyola Marymount University in 2010 and became a California state certified welder in 2009. He has 8+ years of experience in web development specializing in PHP, CSS3, HTML5, and the Wordpress framework.
Charlie enjoys a wide array of activities from machining and welding, to taking care of his small farm in the Oregon countryside. He supports sustainably raised foods and animals.
Christina, based in Washington, DC, supports the Reciprocity team remotely in the areas of recruitment, administrative tasks and fundraising from Washington, DC.
Christina has a varied background, working for political campaigns, the White House and other nonprofits, after receiving her MA Human Rights from University College London and BA Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Christina loves traveling and tries to visit at least one new country a year. On the weekends, she explores DC and surrounding areas, hiking in the Shenandoah or paddleboarding in the Potomac.
Dani is implementing ways to champion employee engagement, learning, and retention; defining and scaling culture; and building out the incredible team at Reciprocity. She is fascinated by new technologies especially in the face of an increasingly globalized world, and how they serve each region in the face of different cultures and consumer behaviors.
In her spare time, Dani is an avid rock climber, hiker, biker, and foodie. She speaks Portuguese and Spanish, and volunteers at a dog shelter in San Francisco.
Dave has proven success for establishing, transforming, and leading internal audit functions with over twenty years of experience in public and private organizations in a wide-variety of industries. He has specialized in leading financial/operational/IT audits, SOX compliance, business process evaluation and improvement, systems implementation and evaluation, and fraud investigation. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems (CRISC). Dave has also served as guest speaker at several national conferences on various auditing and fraud prevention topics.
Most clients say that Dave doesn’t act or seem like an auditor, and that’s because he’s personable and focuses on people as much as process and technology. He simply enjoys life by traveling, cooking (and eating), and watching movies with his wife and daughter. In his free time, Dave plays golf, sings, and plays music. He has also been an active volunteer, Board member and supporter for various not-for- profit organizations including Kansas Children’s Service League, Goodwill Industries, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
David has over 15 years of experience in the information security field providing clients with innovative and value driven solutions. He has worked in a wide variety of positions from the trenches of operations to strategic consulting. He has helped clients in various industries across four continents reach their information security and compliance goals. David is a GRC evangelist and is focused on helping customers unlock the full potential of their compliance program.
After nearly a decade and a half of extended vacationing, David returned back to the US and now calls Alaska home. He spends his free-time as a bush pilot and guide, and enjoys exploring the road less traveled with tourists and friends alike.
Dragan has been involved in digital in one form or another since 1999. Originally a front-end developer and visual designer, he naturally migrated towards the world of UX with a covert desire to seed the importance of design earlier in the conception and planning of projects.
Before joining Reciprocity Inc. he worked as a freelance UX Consultant helping clients all around the world to shape their user experiences.
Prior to that Dragans’s career at First Beat Media and Happy Fun Corporation saw him providing both strategic UX leadership and hands-on front-end development skills across a broad range of clients such as Gatorade, Gorilla Logic, Tommie Hotels, Kaizenwest, Nvstr Technologies.
Dragan believes that the age of business disruption has well and truly arrived, and keeping customers happy is more critical to success than ever before. Organisations that fail to satisfy their needs, whether large or small, public or private sector, are at serious risk of failure.
As a Senior UX Designer, he has a keen interest in helping businesses become more customer-centric by creating intuitive, immersive and inspiring digital experiences that meet measurable outcomes, along with practical UX mentoring and guidance.
Besides changing nappies and diverting tantrums with voodoo kid persuasion, Dragan enjoys running and learning about specialty coffee.
Igor is a self-taught designer with 10 years of experience in design and UX. He started out at a TV station and moved to small print shops, slightly larger design agencies, startups, and mobile development companies. His dream was to work on a product that makes an actual difference in people's lives. That is just one of the reasons he joined Reciprocity.
In his spare time Igor enjoys watching hockey and quality sci-fi. He loves almost all forms of sports (except maybe running) and travel with his wife.
Ines studied Computer Science at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. Since then she has participated in numerous coding projects in numerous programming languages, from a weather-aware wake-up alarm clock over an elaborate user-management system to a RESTful API data exchange system and browser push notifications. Over the years she has become a proficient bug-finder, refining her skills to swiftly deduce what code or setting is causing undesired behaviors.
Ines has had the distinct privilege of giving a talks for knowledge-eager programmers, which is a joyous experience up until the moment you step onto the stage, and a dreadful experience until you step off the stage, when it becomes joyous again.
Ines is that she does not have a favorite programming language. Languages come and go, it is the programmer's responsibility to make good use of them.
Ines is a huge fan of words, particularly as they are used in poetry, poetic literature, philosophical discussions, satiric societal portrayals, eloquent word plays, and anything where wit or insight is expressed in beautifully phrased sentences. The only thing that outshines a collection of words excellently put together is a fun mathematical puzzle.
Ivan Spasojević focuses on quality assurance in software projects. He enables fast, seamless, and easy continuous integration process. He likes to be present in every step of production flow. Ivan has seven years' experience in IT as desktop application developer, web developer, RDBMS developer, and test developer. He has created several test automation frameworks for different types of software products. He is a conference and meetup speaker and a strong advocate for automating processes.
In spare time Ivan enjoys traveling, books and a glass of good wine. He is a sci-fi enthusiast, used to rock climb, pilots a small aircraft, and when the weather is good, enjoys long bicycle rides. He loves a good BBQ with friends.
Jason is passionate about discovering the financial, business, and human concerns that drive business and bring new offers into existence. A seasoned sales professional, he’s worked at ServiceMax and TriNet, as well as a personal financial advisor. This is his first experience at a startup, and he’s excited to be on the ground floor of a growing and ambitious company.
Jason enjoys triple digit bike rides and religiously listening to Beatles records.
Jeff is interested in computer networks, scalability, and security. He specializes in software architecture, development, and infrastructure, and enjoys learning about innovative middleware that helps make the internet a leaner, more user friendly environment.
Jeff works on a few open source projects which you can find at github.com/tachang, including widely used open source SAML.
Jeff volunteers with ChickTech, a non-profit dedicated to helping girls in high school get into coding/technology. He is a total foodie and loves cooking; his specialty is roasting tri tip steak.
Joe has a strong background in customer facing business development roles and is passionate about Silicon Valley (the TV show). Before embarking on his sales career he spent a year in Korea teaching English. Joe graduated from San Jose State with a degree in marketing.
Joe enjoys beer league hockey, golfing, and "playing" on a rec softball team (shout out to the Porters). When he isn’t participating, Joe is supporting the Sharks, Giants and Warriors.
Jošt received his MsC in Electrical engineering and started working at the Jožef Štefan Institute. There he contributed to large scale open-source data mining tools while researching machine-learning algorithms with a focus on neural networks and deep learning, and the field of Compressed Sensing. While working at the Jožef Štefan Institute he published a scientific paper on the prediction of power generation in solar cells.Jošt has worked at numerous startups, big and small, with a very diverse set of technologies: sysops, backend, frontend, and mobile app development
Jošt previously played volleyball professionally and still plays just for fun. He loves to travel with his wife or friends and tries to visit a few new countries each year.
Joy has been working in project management and lead generation for more than 5 years. She has worked in social media and community management since 2012. She believes that every cent is a hard-earned money; and that the ultimate fun and reward is not only in gaining experience and knowledge but to be able to extend help and support to the end-users/clients.
Joy graduated with a degree in Advertising and Public Relations. She also took courses in Master of Development Communication.
Joy is the mother of 4 kids. She loves volleyball, music, food, and beach.
Justin has over 8 years of technology sales and business development experience, with a strong passion and affinity for startup culture. Most recently he has acquired GRC experience while working for TRUSTe; the global leader in data privacy management.
Justin possesses a BS in Management Information Systems from Sacramento State University.
Justin enjoys boating, rock climbing, board sports (snow, skate, wake, surf), technology, FPS games, dogs, reading non-fiction, and travel.
Karen graduated with a BA in Literature from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and then completed a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law. In law school, she administrative law and regulatory compliance. In 2004, she started Allegro Solution where she organized the compliance programs for several community banks as a contract compliance officer. She moved into internal audit a few years later.
A self-proclaimed "Major Geek," Karen writes for www.geekdad.com where she waxes poetic about comic books, social issues, tech gadgets, and movies. She is also an avid knitter who enjoys making socks.
As an experienced information security professional, Leo has focused on IT security operations, IT governance, secure development, compliance, risk, and privacy. His experience blends a diverse mix of small and Fortune 100 companies and a real-world understanding of the challenges and opportunities of implementing PCI, SOX, PII, HIPAA, NIST, and International regulatory requirements. His goal is to provide strategic and tactical guidance as well as practical expertise in information security, compliance and risk management to achieve the elusive Unicorn of Compliance enabling Business goals.
A classic out of shape Nerd and Couch potato, he decided to transform into Nerd/Couch potato triathlete and now enjoys finishing a couple of races each year. He loves living in the Northwest with his wonderful wife and 3 cats.
Lisa thrives in start-up environments and has helped to build out entire teams at early stages in companies: PresenceLearning, Tik-a-Tap, Exabeam, ProductOps, Savi. She has also provided consulting services in the growth function to industry leaders. She enjoys building employer brands and fostering positive and healthy organizations to help them stay strong internally and externally.
When not attached to a phone, Lisa loves spending time with her family and friends - preferably skiing, running or traveling with them. She is blessed to have an amazing husband and two wonderful children.
In his off-time, Mato co-hosts a radio programme on indie games, teaches regular people to code and is a member of a hacktivist collective. Of all physical activities, he hates rock climbing and walking his dog the least.
Matt has worked in business development and account management for startup and late stage technology companies across industries. He has an affinity for startup culture, and gets excited about solving meaningful business problems for customers and building a successful company. Matt is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara.
In his free time Matt enjoys athletic competition, whether pickup basketball, recreation league softball, a round of golf, or downhill skiing.
Miha graduated with a degree in software engineering from the University of Ljubljana and is currently working on his Master's in computer science there. He co-published “Reservoir Sampling Techniques in Modern Data Analysis".
Miha enjoys surfing, snowboarding, and skating. He enjoys taking long walks in nature with his dog.
Nada graduated from Faculty of Technical Sciences, Novi Sad University. Prior to joining Reciprocity Inc., Nada gained an extensive professional background in QA software testing, Internet marketing, E-business, Sales, Consulting and Marketing.
Nada is passionate motorcycle driver. She loves people, nature and she thinks that most important part of life is family, friends and community.
Nejc enjoys numerous outdoor activities. During his free time you can find him in the mountains, where he climbs, hikes, and skis. When the weather turns bad, he plays chess or reads books about cutting-edge technologies.
Peter has more than a decade of experience in software engineering, with Python being his favorite programming language.
He puts a great emphasis on writing clean, readable and maintainable code, and continuously tries to push the quality even further.
In the past he has been involved in a startup or two as a co-founder, and now works as an independent contractor.
Apart from striving to technical excellence, he also recognizes the importance of soft skills, willingly sharing his knowledge with other team members, and recognizing the importance of non-technical factors in the code development process.
Peter enjoys solving logic puzzles and learning as much as he can, frequently visiting Coursera and reading various other online sources.
On top of that he is an avid sportsperson regularly attending CrossFit workouts, skiing in the winter, as well as windsurfing occasionally.
He even used to have a skydiving license, but eventually got bored with the sport and now spends more time on a firm ground.
Primož started programing in high-school and has dabbled in microchip, back-end, and mobile programming, but has focused on web front-end for the last 3+ years because of his interest in design, UX and anything visual.
Prior to joining Reciprocity he worked on projects for international companies like Sixt Leasing, Vichy, Peugeot, big Slovenian companies and also as a freelancer on smaller projects.
Primož is a self-proclaimed gourmand, but to burn all the delicious calories also works out almost every day. He enjoys going to the gym, kickboxing and occasional mountain hiking.
Roman is a certified QA engineer with more than 10 years of experience in Quality Assurance. He provided the highest quality work on 15+ projects for top Ukrainian outsourcing companies , among them health care and animal research projects. For a year Roman worked as a Fox Pro developer and also took part in Automation testing development on a few medium projects.
Over the past 3 years, Ross has dedicated his career to helping others achieve their goals. From coaching sports to mentorship and working with special needs children, he has strived in making sure they become the best versions of themselves as possible. Working almost entirely in the educational field his entire career he has learned to understand how to make deep connections with people.
After attending the Always Hired Bootcamp, Ross prepared for the transition into the tech sales industry and is excited for the opportunity to work at Reciprocity!
Ross loves music and can’t live without it. He is invested in my friends and family and enjoy being with them as much as possible. He loves watching and playing sports or anything that allows him to compete.
Ryan is excited to join the world of start-ups after 3 successful years of hospitality sales at Marriott. Whether it be coming up with creative solutions to new problems, or finding great solutions to prospective customers, Ryan works tirelessly to learn and better his skill-set on a daily basis.
Ryan received a BA in Anthropology at the University of Arizona.
In his free time, Ryan can either be found attending a music show, make 3's rain in his weekly basketball games, or cheering on his UofA Wildcats.
Saleem loves the challenges and excitement of working in a startup environment. In the past, in addition to managing and growing business for others, he has also launched his own startup and developed several product lines in the food industry. He also has a strong background in project management and loves to collaborate with team members to achieve long-term goals. He has an M.B.A. from Saint Mary’s College of California and a B.A. in Philosophy from UC Davis.
Saleem enjoys running for miles all over the hilly streets of San Francisco. Most of all, he loves to spend quality time with his wife and 2-year-old daughter.
Than has 16+ years experience in Marketing. Having built all facets of demand generation, field marketing, and product marketing for leading security companies such as TRUSTe (a.k.a. TrustARC), Symantec (Clearwell Division), and Postini (acquired by Google), Than is keen on building integrated campaigns, and aligning Sales and Marketing to deliver sustainable results.
Than owns all facets of demand marketing, including building and mentoring the SDR team, marketing agencies, among other aspects.
Than enjoys working out, running, and spending time with his family, which consists of 9 siblings and 36 nephews and nieces.
Than's goal is to own an English yellow lab in the very near future.
Thea is an expert lead generation contractor with more than 5 years of experience in web research, data entry, prospect list building and administrative services.
Prior to joining Reciprocity, Thea has been working in the BPO industry for 5 years as technical/customer suppport liaison. She graduated from University of Saint La Salle with a BS in AB Psychology, and did completed a BS in Computer Science at AMA Computer College.
Thea is happily married, a mother of a 4 year old boy and an expectant mother to her 2nd. She's currently based in the Philippines. When she's not preoccupied with work she enjoys spending her time with her 2 boys playing online games and watching ball games. Thea is also an avid karaoke fan.
Tina studied International business at the University of Ljubljana and is excited that she is a part of the dynamic startup scene. Her background consists of working in banking, insurance, and in the legal field. Her desire to face new challenges, learn different aspects of operations, recruiting, and work in an international environment are the reasons that brought her to Reciprocity.
Tina enjoys hıkıng, swimming, traveling and nature exploration. She speaks fluent German, loves getting together with her friends, going dancing, and going to live musical acts.
Tomaž recently graduated with a master's degree in software engineering from the University of Ljubljana. He is passionate about learning new technologies and expanding his knowledge in the field. Thinking about any sort of optimization problem has never been a burden to him.
Tomaž enjoys walking in nature and running. He likes reading biographies and random science related stuff. He's a fan of Elon Musk.
Tristan has spent most of her career involved in the technology industry, where she’s worked as a writer/reporter, website designer, social media expert, and business analyst. Her current goal at Reciprocity is to help the company communicate fluidly with clients through easy-to-understand tutorials and help documentation.
If you don’t find Tristan on a bicycle or helping her 6-year-old daughter make a messy cake in the kitchen, you may find her on the patio of a nearby restaurant with a margarita in her hand.