Meet the Mahoot Team
TeamLinda Pouliot, Co-Founder, CEO
Linda has over 15 years experience developing consumer products and creating startups. She honed her skills as a VP Operations in the private label industry working with clients including Banana Republic, Barneys New York and Q.V.C. In 2004 she co-founded and served as VP Product Management of Neato Robotics, an innovative consumer robotic company. Following this experience she became C.O.O. of Adiri, Inc.
Randi Kofman, Co-Founder, VP of Business Strategy & Marketing
Randi has been working with, or starting up, new CPG and technology businesses since 2000. Randi’s knack for product development, business strategy and marketing has followed her across industries as diverse as banking, apparel, food & beverage and baby-care. She has worked with Macy’s, Victoria’s Secret Stores, Robert Mondavi Corp., Jamba Juice and was C.E.O. of Tommy’s Original Margarita, Co. and Adiri, Inc.
Evan Gridley, VP Engineering
Evan's first startup was acquired by Microsoft after only 8 months. After that, he continued at Microsoft for 11 years working on massively scaled Web applications, earning patents in the social and productivity spaces. His passion is mobile computing, and he has been building sophisticated apps and mobile web sites for the last 3 years.
Aaron M Fisher, Social Media Strategy Associate
An advocate of internet privacy, excellent product design, capitalism, and everything in between. Currently living in San Francisco, pursuing a BA in Political Science from SFSU and advancing an ethical approach to technology and politics. Interned at Twitter in the Summer of 2011 in the Data Center & Demand Services team.
AdvisorsCharles Huang, Co-founder at Guitar Hero, Red Octane / Activision
Expert in Video game software and hardware development.
Cal Lai, CEO Sitoa Corporation
A serial entrepreneur with experience in building and operating marketing, advertising and ecommerce companies. Cal is currently President, CEO and Founder of Sitoa Corporation, a California based company founded in 2001 with the goal to provide an easy-to-use and comprehensive platform that enables an online retailer to deploy a social marketplace ecommerce site.
Keiron McCammon, Co-founder, CTO Kaboodle Inc.
Nearly two decades of technology experience in both enterprise software and consumer web arenas, including a decade of project management expertise; pioneer of online social commerce.
Chris Pouliot, Director, Advanced Data Science at Netflix
Director of Advanced Data Science at Netflix where he created and manages a team whose charter is to help add statistical firepower to some of Netflix’s more complex analyses.
Nicholas Wakefield, Data Scientist and Data Warehousing Consultant
an experienced Data Scientist and Data Warehousing Consultant. Previously Director of Data Analytics at LinkedIn.
Matthew Holloway, Vice President, User Experience Design at Shutterfly
Products, services, organizations, even policies—everything we make is designed by someone. With over 20 years experience, Matthew has designed everything from baby monitors to operating systems. Currently he is VP User Experience at Shutterfly. As an advisor, he has helped start-ups transform technologies into market defining solutions.
David Stevens, Patent Attorney, Stevens Law Group
founder of Stevens Law Group. He is an experienced Patent Attorney, Startup Specialist, IP Counsel and IP Litigator.
Scott Brave, Founder and CTO of Baynote, Inc.
Ph.D. in Human-Computer interaction from Stanford University and is an award winning author with over 30 publications in the fields of artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, and psychology. Scott is a founder and CTO of Baynote, Inc., where he applies his expertise in technology and psychology to enable personalized and adaptive online experiences.