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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
People & 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 Oakland, CA, with his partner Emily and their daughter Sasha.

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 comapny 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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Nathan Olson

Head of People and Operations

Nathan found his passion for advocacy and civic engagement through his early work in organizing and campaigns. He has held leadership roles in a variety of spaces, including serving as Executive Director of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program and designing national operations and field programs at Obama for America. Nathan is based in San Francisco where you'll find him running in parks and baking all the treats.

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Rachel Cleary

Sales lead

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.

Cat Allen

Senior Marketing Manager

Cat's joined the GetThru Team to merge her professional background in advertising and brand strategy with her personal passion of organizing for progressive causes and candidates. Cat is based in Memphis, TN, and when she isn't organizing around local and state issues, she's raising one pretty exceptional daughter, cooking, painting, and petting all the dogs.

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Emilia Hinckley

Sales Manager - Politics & Advocacy

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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Troy Martin

Principal Software Engineer

Troy has been a Rubyist since 2010 and started working with Elixir in 2017. He can say with confidence that he prefers the functional paradigm. Troy is a proud dad to his daughter Emma and an avid outdoorsman.  He also enjoys the occasional lacrosse game.

Anael Berrouet

Senior Software Engineer

Anael originally got a degree in astrophysics, but career shifted into software development after graduating from a bootcamp. Prior to joining GetThru, Anael was working in the fintech space in Toronto, and he's excited to bring his Elixir experience to the team. Anael loves to participate in triathlons, enjoys cycling, and is also spending a lot of time outside of work learning to play the drums.

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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 son, Miles. 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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Adam White

Senior Product Manager

Adam is all about accessible technology and quality assurance for GetThru users as he works on our Support 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.

Abby Bateman

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).

Vickie Willis

Senior Human resources manager

Vickie's HR background is in the creative environment of the music industry, where she worked for small record labels, as well as major global players. She lives in the Nashville area with her husband and when she's not advising and supporting managers and employees, you will find her enjoying time with family members who live across the country, reading fiction, or playing the piano. Her happy place is a waterfall at the end of a scenic hike.

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Jeaneen Bodie

Billing and Collections 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.

Lauren Smith

People Operations Generalist

Lauren is the new People Ops Generalist at GetThru! She's been practicing generalist HR in various roles for the past 5 or so years, mostly at startups and some nonprofit work. She love Star Trek, reading (predominantly fiction), hiking with her husband, hanging out with her family (especially her niblings as almost all her siblings have kids), and reading tarot for friends/family.

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