Meet the Kite Fliers at 6kites
Our team comes at social media from different perspectives, experiences, and skill sets. Each of us have been doing what we do for a while now, and that allows us to approach things from a practical perspective to deliver results in a world often way over-hyped.
Herb Morreale: Herb is the founder of 6kites, an experienced executive, successful serial entrepreneur, and strategic consultant. For the last 20 years he’s been at the forefront of leading-edge technologies that change how businesses interact with their customers. He brings a unique skill set to 6kites with his extensive knowledge in both business and technology. Herb’s goal is to build 6kites into a company people admire at every level. Sometimes this mean “running the company,” but just as often it means working directly with clients to deliver unique and practical solutions.
Dean Rizzuto: Dean not only creates Community Information Architectures for 6kites, he’s also the lead project manager for many of our most strategic engagements. He has been assisting companies of all sizes soar to higher altitudes in technology for over 20 years. Having helped countless companies succeed online, he brings a practical, user-centered perspective to online strategy, and user experience design. Dean has been at the forefront of mobile application design and development, lifting clients above their competition. As a central member of our leadership team, Dean helps the company achieve its goal of being exceptional in everything we do, including responsibility for overseeing all aspects client delivery for 6kites.
Alexandra Decker: Alex brings a variety of skills to 6kites, spanning social marketing, online community management, web strategy, and project coordination. She has a deep understanding of what it takes to sustain online engagement, identify community influencers, and drive high activity levels in social networks. With her entrepreneurial DNA, Alex appreciates the 6kites’s approach of getting dirty on the front-lines and taking a practical approach to getting things done. Her background in finance and marketing provides a unique perspective on the importance of a strong focus on ROI in social and mobile business.
Mary Keelan: Mary strengthens the 6kites team with her breadth of customer-focused and operational experience. From start-ups to large, multi-national corporations, she has specialized in numerous functions such as project management, finance and accounting, recruiting and HR, and contracts management – all of which she taps into daily with the many hats she wears around 6kites.
Tom Barron: Tom is the Director of Mobile Strategy at 6kites. He helps clients take advantage of the rapidly changing mobile landscape, and to cut through the hype to accomplish real and measurable results. Tom started mobilizing enterprises over 10 years ago and has been passionate about empowering the mobile workforce ever since. He has deployed solutions across the globe and helps companies take a strategic approach to all things mobile. Drawing on his mix of experience managing both enterprise applications and mobile solutions, he takes a systems thinking approach to help clients understand the big picture.
Yuri Gadow: Yuri has led and managed development of software product lines for tiny startups and small and medium businesses; covering everything from very large project management systems to financial analysis to mobile application development toolchains. Heʼs designed architecture for, developed, and scaled production of enterprise and consumer facing systems with hundreds of thousands of unique users. Yuri’s also taught teams new languages and development practices, new development processes, and converted organizations to Agile.
Hank Pantier: Hank brings to 6kites 14+ years of online experience. From basic HTML in the mid ’90’s to the dynamic and community-driven sites of today, Hank has helped the Internet grow, and grown his skills along the way. As a successful entrepreneur, front and back-end developer and WordPress guru his unique mix of skills add depth to the 6kites team. Hank’s skills allow 6kites to deliver social business solutions that integrate classic web applications with social and mobile technologies.
Jonathan Christensen: Jonathan is the lead technologist for 6kites. He is a seasoned veteran of five technology start up companies focused in the payments and retail industries where he held software development, product management and business development positions. Jonathan has built and managed teams of software developers in the United States, India, Thailand, Nepal, Brazil, and Argentina. More recently, Jonathan has focused on software development as an independent consultant and has done extensive work in Java, Ruby on Rails, Flex, and Objective C for mobile, enterprise and the web.
David Perleberg: David is a Facebook Advertising Expert who specializes in rapidly growing Facebook Fan populations and converting followers into paying customers. Deeply embedded in the changing world of social analytics, David applies his specialized knowledge in campaign management, app development, and social commerce to maximize ROI and monetize Facebook users. David joins the 6kites team with 7-years experience in start-up, corporate, and agency environments: He is happiest on skis or a surfboard, and can be found upside-down most evenings in his second office, the yoga studio.