A Product by Ad Hoc Labs
Prior to Ad Hoc Labs, Greg led strategy and business development for social and developer platforms at Yahoo!, where he worked on identity (OpenID, oAuth), Yahoo's Brickhouse incubator, and partnerships with Facebook, Google, Twitter, Zynga, and other industry leaders. Before Yahoo!, Greg was a key executive at several startups, including Away.com (sold to Orbitz) and Everyday Health. He began his career in book publishing and holds degrees from Penn and Oxford.
Will is a developer and a designer focusing on mobile experience, interaction, and product. Before Ad Hoc Labs, Will worked as the lead engineer and designer at Protohaus, prototyping mobile UI and UX for clients such as Samsung, Google, and Sony. Will was a Senior UX Researcher at Nokia, focused on Augmented Reality and next-generation mobile interactions. Will also founded Nodesnoop Labs, building iPhone apps for such clients as Sony, Disney, and Coke. He is a graduate of Brown University and USC's School of Cinema-Television, where he studied Interactive Media.
Jason has been the CEO of Sluice, and prior to that the CEO of the personal finance management company Wesabe. Jason was also the VP Marketing & Business Development at Asurion Asia Pacific, the Managing Director at Ogilvy & Mather Asia and the Director of Business Development at Excite@Home.
Alyssa is a Southern California native who came to us from coffee giants like Intelligentsia, Handsome Coffee and Blue Bottle. Previously specializing in the Danny Meyer style of enlightened hospitality, she’s turned her expertise to QA, the ultimate customer advocacy, where she can solve problems before they happen. Currently studying back end development and automation while honing project management skills, she’s redefining what QA can be.
Kenny is the Director of Product Management at Burner. Previously, Kenny worked at Activision Blizzard on the Skylanders franchise developing and launching products for some of the most discerning users around, 6-12 year-old gamers. Kenny also worked in corporate strategy at Activision and spent the first part of his career as a management consultant, where he shipped many PowerPoint pages. He holds a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Scott is our Lead iOS Engineer and has more monitors than anyone in the office. He is the resident defender of human interface guidelines (the HIG). Before Burner, Scott was across the 405 at Pivotal Labs. He enjoys Vietnamese coffee and Game of Thrones.
Emily is the Support Manager at Burner! She started as Burner's Office Manager in September 2017 after graduating Carleton College. She couldn't be happier about transitioning into a customer-facing role where she can interact with the people who use our app, learn more about them and help solve their issues. When she's not managing the support team, Emily performs improv and sketch comedy!
Xavier is Burner's resident Growth Geek and Innovation Broker. He doesn’t have problems, he has solutions. Once upon a time he graduated from UCSB with a BA in Political Science where he lived with and got his start managing the band IRATION. With a background of digital marketing in the music, touring, and festival world he brings a unique perspective to Ad Hoc Labs and Burner. He doesn’t own a car yet somehow lives in Los Angeles riding a bicycle. To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.
Greg is a Platform Engineer at Burner. Previously, Greg worked for Nordstrom Rack developing their APIs for anonymous cart and guest checkout. Back in the day he graduated from UCLA with a BS in Computer Science. Go Bruins!
Douglas is the Chief Technical Officer at Burner. His primary role is to make sure that Burner doesn’t burn to the ground. He comes from a long history of technical and management positions at a startups including CustomInk, Blurb, Kumu and GOOD. He originally started doing software development on a Commodore 64 when he 7 and has been working hard at being a geek since then. When drunk he enjoys loudly arguing about the racial heroism in the book Dune and the why, in fact, you should be using Firebase in all use cases. When sober he enjoys reading about Kanban, collecting t-shirts containing dinosaurs and/or robots and herding his kitties and his kiddies.
Investors and Advisors
Ad Hoc Labs is privately backed by a group of premier technology investors including Venrock, Founder Collective, Miramar Digital Ventures, TenOneTen, and others.