Meet the Team
We asked everyone "What's one thing about you everyone should know?"
Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
"I once presented on stage at The Kennedy Center with acupuncture needles in my head and face...Oddly, my talk was not about acupuncture."
"I won my wife over on our first date with inappropriate stories and a rousing rendition Vanilla Ice's "Having a Roni". I encourage you to google that track."
"I never had Mexican food before I came to the US. My first experience was a “mission burrito” in San Francisco. It blew my mind! I had it for lunch everyday for a week straight."
Senior Product Manager
"When I was young and my parents wanted alone time, they would leave an open book in the upstairs hallway and send me to get something from my room. "
"I’ve developed a love for traveling in the last few years and have been to Berlin, Munich (during Oktoberfest!), Prague, Sydney, Hong Kong, and London in just the past few years after having never left the country in the first 30+ years of my life."
"For about 8 months I played Pokémon Go full-time, while to grad school part-time, did zero work and still got paid. Ask me about the particular set of circumstances that led me to pursue this life goal of being a Pokemon Master."
"I have really broad musical tastes - I have both an orchestral Final Fantasy soundtrack and Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers) on vinyl."
Senior Software Engineer
"I once spent my entire layover in Memphis looking for the cardboard cutout of Tony Allen that welcomes travelers to the Memphis Airport."
Senior Design Architect
"I won 1st place in the only bake off I’ve ever entered—it was the first time in my life that I made my Mom’s pumpkin bread, and probably the last time! #batting100"
Data Science Business Analyst
"I had two pet ducks as a kid named Donald and Daffy. My brother taught them tricks and charged the neighbors $1 to come to the “Duck Show”."
Senior Full Stack Engineer
"I’ve played Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center (sounds fancy but they really weren’t very prestigious groups...)"
"I am obsessed with technology and want the smartest smart home of all time with a garage to park my future Tesla in that I aspire to get one day."
Delight. Crank. Vibe. Our mantras define how we work and why we do what we do. We believe that the more diverse we are - through background, gender, age, ability, and thought - the more we will vibe together. We delight each other by working to foster an inclusive culture, valuing the voices of our team and customers alike. As a company, we crank best through collaboration, feedback loops, transparency and trust. Upside is committed to incorporating inclusivity and diversity in our hiring practices, product development and everything in between.
Get to know us
There is no contest when it comes to our team's favorite treat.
Upsiders are more likely to have a dog than a cat ― but not by much.
Even with so much to do in D.C., Upsiders still prefer a Nationals game. Go team!
Looking for a gig with some serious Upside?
We are an ambitious, well-funded startup with plans to change a $1 trillion global industry.
If you are interested in challenging work that demands real thinking, bold action, and big-time responsibility, Upside might be the place for you.