About us

Meet The Team

Get to know us, why we love working at GetThru, and as a bonus, the pets you might spot on Zoom.

LEADERSHIP
SALES & SUCCESS
Engineering
Product
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
Finance & Operations
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Daniel Souweine

Founder

Daniel ran the national texting program on the Bernie 2016 presidential campaign. He came away so impressed with P2P texting that he started his own company! Before Bernie, Daniel was a co-founder of Citizen Engagement Lab, an incubator for online organizing projects. He lives in Glenford, NY with his partner Emily and their two daughters Sasha and Carina.

Jason Stern

CEO

Jason is an experienced leader with over twenty-five years of experience in B2B SaaS leadership, including successful CEO roles with publicly traded company Selectica, and Simfoni, where he established market leadership in Spend Analytics.  Jason has also had strategic roles with Jelli, an iHeart Media company, and Oracle.  His favorite things to do are cooking and golfing, though he'll tell you he has a lot of room for improvement with both.  Jason lives with his two boys, Ryder and Asher in Redwood City, California.

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Rachel Cleary

Director of Sales - Education

Before GetThru, Rachel spent years in higher education and non-profit fundraising. She now leverages that experience to support our clients, and one of her favorite parts of her job is digging in on P2P strategies and messaging. Outside of work, you’re most likely to find Rachel reading  and hanging out with her husband and her dog, Sadie.

Emilia Hinckley

Account Executive - Nonprofits & Unions

Emilia has spent her career as an organizer in the labor, non-profit, and electoral campaign worlds. Having used GetThru's tools in her own campaigns, she is excited to help other progressive campaigns be successful! Emilia is based in St. Louis with her partner and two cats. She loves crafting, dancing, and finding any excuse for a dinner party with friends.

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Brieanna Fisher

Account Executive - Politics & Advocacy

Brieanna has been a digital organizer for the entirety of her career, focusing on working with electoral campaigns, nonprofits, and progressive organizations to develop P2P, calling, and email campaigns for fundraising and voter engagement. Brieanna is an avid gamer, enjoys reading, has two boys and a dog named Chunky.

Matt Hirschy

Director of Sales - Politics & Advocacy

Prior to joining GetThru, Matt was part of the original team that built Mobilize, the platform that powers most progressive campaign organizing in the US. Before that, he worked in campaigns, advocacy, community development, and philanthropy. He's most passionate about helping people leverage technology to advance social change and social impact. When he's not working you'll find him outside (usually near a body of water or on a bicycle), more than likely with his husband and their dog Charlie.

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Joanna Sese

software engineer

Before joining GetThru, Joanna was a software engineer in the world of financial tech, a digital organizer on a congressional campaign, an admin in the non-profit sector, and an art conservation apprentice at a couple of museums in Massachusetts. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana with her dog Simon and visits her family in California whenever possible.

Matt Silbernagel

Senior Software EngineeR

Matt has been writing software for more than 10 years and has worked with just about every language out there, though he's excited to be working at GetThru in a language he loves (Elixir). Matt's family includes his wife, Leslie, and one daughter, Ava. They have two (rescued) dogs and foster dogs through their local animal shelter. They love camping and their goal is to visit every National Park (52 more to go!). Other passions include music, Reds baseball, and open-source software.

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Ryan

Senior Software EngineeR

Ryan has been a professional software developer for about 15 years, primarily in Ruby, Elixir, and a few variants of LISP. They're very excited to be working as a Senior Software Engineer at GetThru in Elixir, which has been their favorite language since they first encountered it in 2013. They live with their partner of 10 years Andy, and their dog Carl. Besides programming, Ryan enjoys making dance music, running old-school D&D, and reading books on philosophy and politics.

Brian Meeker

Senior Software EngineeR

Brian is a Senior Software Engineer at GetThru. He's been a professional software engineer since 2007 and 100% remote since 2012. He loves providing pragmatic solutions to difficult problems. When not writing code, he's playing with his daughters, listening to metal, and gaming. All of these activities are enhanced with one of the family cats on his lap.

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Adam White

Senior Product Manager

Adam is all about accessible technology and quality assurance for GetThru users as he works on our Product team. Away from his computer, he enjoys volunteering with local campaigns in his city of Memphis, TN and taking his cat Noodles on long walks to sniff bushes.

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Abby Bateman

Director of Customer Experience

Passionate about voter outreach and helping others get involved in the political process, Abby is active in San Diego, CA local progressive politics. When she's not busy leading our support team, you can often find her at a Padres game, sailing, or hanging out with her cat, Toffee.

Lindsey Kelly

Support Lead

Fun fact: Before Lindsey started with GetThru, she was a practicing nurse with an interest in the fight for universal healthcare. She now brings that same level of care as she supports GetThru users. Based out of beautiful upstate New York, you can find her outside spending time with her dogs and chickens.

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Bilal Chaabi

technical support coordinator

Bilal has worked across many aspects of ThruTalk during his time at GetThru. He originally started as a clicker, and later worked as a list sorter, and joined the Support team full time a few months prior to the 2020 election. Bilal is based in Detroit, MI, and outside of work, you'll find him gaming, bike riding, cooking, and playing sports.

Heather Giamona

Technical support coordinator

Heather is passionate about providing high quality support. With a background in information technology, she was excited to begin using her experience as a part of the GetThru support team and assist with users’ technical needs. Based in the Portland, OR area, you can often find Heather walking trails with her three chihuahuas and reading in her free time.

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JD Yates

Client Success Lead

JD has built client success and support processes for a variety of startups, and he came to GetThru to create amazing customer experiences that help propel progressive causes to victory. JD is a self-identified science and tech nerd with an affinity for physics, gaming, and bingeing anything sci-fi. When he needs to get away, he visits the animals on his family's alpaca ranch (Serenity and Sweet Confection pictured here).

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Paul Klenk

VP of Finance & Operations

Paul Klenk is a strategic finance leader with fifteen years of experience in startups and growth companies. He previously helped scale Research Square and evaluated investment opportunities across a wide range of sectors at Mudunuri Ventures. Outside of work, he enjoys skiing, tennis, ultimate frisbee, and hiking. Paul lives in Durham, NC, with his wife, son and their dog.

Lauren Smith

People Operations Generalist

Lauren has been practicing generalist HR with an emphasis in Employee Experience for six years. With a strong aptitude for innovation, they have flourished in various HR roles across startups, nonprofits, and diverse industries ranging from e-commerce to healthcare technology. She loves Star Trek (old and new), reading books, hiking, hanging out with her family, and reading tarot for friends and family.

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Jeaneen Bodie

Senior Finance Manager

Jeaneen brings an innate talent for quickly building a positive rapport with internal and external stakeholders to the GetThru team, and is a numbers enthusiast who enjoys digging into financial data, tackling new challenges, and finding creative solutions. Jeaneen lives in West Virginia and loves spending time with her family, going to karaoke, and gardening.