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A seasoned business strategist and product and program manager, Ruby excels at leveraging her expertise across verticals to increase organizational productivity and address the biggest problems standing in the way of business growth.
In her current role, Ruby partners with organizations to analyze their essential business architecture and design improved operating models, frameworks, and strategies that capitalize on previously unseen opportunities. Working alongside our project managers, business analysts, QA team, and business and operational consultants, she provides our clients with prioritized action plans and roadmaps, along with the training and support they need to achieve their vision for the future.
Josh brings 21+ years of IT and management consulting experience, combining strategic planning, digital transformation, and problem solving to improve customer productivity, enable end users, delight customers, and drive value creation, all while catering to a wide variety of industries.
Leaning in on his broad industry expertise, Josh’s current role includes leading our Financial Services practice while partnering with customers in Healthcare, Supply Chain / Distribution, Manufacturing, and more. In this role, he dives deep into customer relationships to understand what makes each unique organization “tick”, identify innovative ways to leverage technology to accelerate transformation, and ensure that each-and-every partnership is set up to succeed.
It’s easy to be miserable. Being happy is tougher… and cooler.
Clare is a quick-thinking, creative problem-solver with an extensive track record of delivering innovative and highly impactful solutions for our clients. She has helped companies from small startups to international organizations implement mobile, web and frontier technology that makes critical employee and customer processes more efficient and effective.
Clare has 14 years of experience in client services and account management, and double majored in Economics and Mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin.
A second generation programmer, Andy began programming at the age of 6. Today, he designs and builds custom apps and systems to support our clients across diverse industries, utilizing his extensive experience with retail, finance, education and healthcare technology. He serves as a trusted mentor to both his fellow developers and our clients’ development organizations.
Andy is also an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, where he teaches software engineering principles, foundational technologies and artificial intelligence through the lens of e-commerce. Before joining R&P, Andy was Chief Software Architect at The Learning House, who acquired the edtech startup Acatar, of which he was a founding member.
Brad is obsessed with creating deeply personalized experiences at the intersection of technology and human need. He has spent over 22 years refining his craft from boutique startups to global consultancies, leading large-scale eCommerce, Mobile, Digital Ecosystem and Brand Strategy engagements for world-class brands in the Consumer Products, Retail, B2B, FinTech, Healthcare, and Telecom verticals.
At R&P he focuses on leading and growing the Pencil team to be masters at translating customer insights into engagements that drive loyalty beyond reason.
After getting a TI-99/4A at 5 years old, Josh knew he wanted to be a developer. At 12, he started writing C code for a local software company and never looked back. Today, he has over 30 years of professional experience.
As a server developer at Robots & Pencils, Josh focuses on design and implementation and is responsible for creating design documents and diagrams. In his spare time, he can be found playing the piano, exploring artificial intelligence and building tree houses, CNC machines and robots.
Tyler began his career designing mission software used by NASA scientists on the Mars Exploration Rover, and has since crafted experiences for over 100 retail, financial services, and B2B clients. An eternal student and champion of the relationship between human behavior and technology, Tyler studied physics, programming and graphic design at Carnegie Mellon while earning a master’s in Human-Computer Interaction.
His methodical, research-driven approach continues to inform the design of award-winning, multi-channel experiences and business strategies that connect brands, human insights and technology.
Daniel Peter is one of the most certified Salesforce professionals in the world with 26 certifications. He has been awarded Salesforce MVP multiple years in row for advancing the Salesforce Development community. He enjoys traveling the world and speaking at conferences and meetups, coaching for RAD Women, advising for the Salesforce Accelerate program, and leading the Bay Area Salesforce Developer group in San Francisco. He has a proven track record for creating incredible solutions, including Kenandy — a full-featured manufacturing ERP built from scratch on Salesforce and then acquired by Rootstock.
At R&P, he’s leading our clients in building tomorrow’s Salesforce solutions. Daniel has been involved in computer programming since the 4th grade and working with Salesforce since 2009. He holds an MBA from UC Davis, and an MIS degree from CSU, Chico.
With over 16 years of experience in software, a master’s in aerospace engineering, and PhD in biomedical engineering, Quinn has a breadth of knowledge and a passion for applied solutions. He’s worked in a wide variety of fields, from large organizations to small start-ups. He helps clients leverage technologies such as mobile development, numerical optimization, machine learning, and image processing.
As Mobile Practice Lead, he serves as a leader, mentor, and coach to our talented iOS and Android developers.
In his spare time, Quinn enjoys playing soccer, writing, and spending time with his family.
Tim is a seasoned creative director with 22 years of experience creating award-winning experiences and fostering innovative, creative teams. Recognized by the likes of The Emmys, Webbys, SXSW and One Show, Tim started his career by building an influencer-based record label while finishing his Master of Science at The Pratt Institute.
Over the last two decades, Tim has built three companies and led creative teams at several notable digital agencies. As the Creative Practice Lead at R&P, Tim consistently advances our creative team through innovative product design and empathetic design practices.
Ted has worked in software research and development since the dawn of the world wide web and holds a PhD in Mathematics from Emory University. At Robots & Pencils, his work has ranged from developing data-driven learning platforms to creating knowledge and messaging systems that use artificial intelligence to augment sales and support team services. His current focus is teaching machines to read and write using natural language processing.
Ted has previously invented new virtual reality and Ajax technologies, has contributed significantly to the Java community and IETF standards, and has expertise in graph-based knowledge representation.
With a computer engineering background and more than 24 years of program and product management experience, Michael Parker is a natural fit to lead the development of novel software.
His expertise ranges from blockchain to mobile and full stack development and he is equally adept at working with large, cross-functional teams and small, fast-moving startups. Michael leverages his excellent organizational, time management and communications skills to oversee the entire project lifecycle—keeping teams engaged and on track, and projects on time and under budget. Before joining Robots & Pencils, Michael worked in project and program management in the oil and gas industry.
Always advocating for quality, Marianne has found that across industries, platforms, even languages the underlying theme of experimentation, observation and asking thought- provoking questions leads to understanding and awareness.
As QA Practice Lead, Marianne supports her teams and peers in using communication, knowledge and information to inspire, illuminate and solve problems. Marianne always asks “what if?” and strives to learn about the people who use the software and how and why they will use it. She looks to channel her understanding of what is important to the team and find steps and actions that will help bake in robustness and quality.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
With over 22 years of experience as a business and quality analyst, Tahishia is a skilled problem solver who is intrigued and fascinated by the ways people interact with technology. In her work, she is driven to provide clients with solutions that help them streamline and improve their operations.
At Robots & Pencils, she excels at efficiently gathering and documenting requirements while ensuring her teams have all the information they need to move forward effectively for the benefit our clients.
With a passion for all things Talent and a background in multiple facets of talent management as well as supporting hybrid-distributed teams, its no surprise Lara finds herself leading the Talent Experience team at R&P. As one of the first talent-focused team members to join back in 2014, she has been directly involved in building and implementing key programs and frameworks focused on overall talent engagement and talent success. She brings expertise around new hire-onboarding, total rewards practices, learning and development, internal communications and enhancing internal policies.
You can often find Lara trying to find out random fun facts about our talent, convincing her team to help her with her most recent talent event idea she’s obsessing over, or trying to get her dog (the unofficial official talent experience team intern) to stop interrupting her zoom calls. Lara prioritizes being empathetic in how she approaches her work, supports her team and enables Talent – guiding and leading with influence.
We are the builders who are building a world that has never been built before.
Tracey (@trzimmerman) brings over 24 years of expertise in marketing, technology and process improvement to her role at Robots & Pencils.
Since joining the company in 2015, Tracey has proven to be an expert at finding ways to grow the business while improving operations for the benefit of the company’s talent and clients. Her areas of expertise include cross-functional team leadership, project management, content strategy, business and process analysis, user experience and customer advocacy.
Tracey began her career as a software developer, analyst and consultant for multinational companies across the financial, education and medical sectors, including Bank of America and Siemens Healthcare.
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