Meet The TrialPay Team
These are the people who designed and built our value-exchange platform and who make TrialPay one of the most successful startups in the world! We're a spirited group coming from all over the globe to meet and collaborate in our offices in the Bay Area, Berlin and Russia. In the office, we're passionate about delivering joy to our partners and their customers through reward advertising; outside office life, TrialPayers are yogis, cyclists, ukelele players, obsessed sports fans, moms and dads, jam makers, surfers, and flash mobbers.
Vladislav joined Trialpay as a web developer. He lives in a cold Siberian city: Novosibirsk. Because their severe winter lasts about 9 months, Russian programmers have to work in fur coats. In search of a less cold place, he has traveled a lot in Russia (and sometimes abroad). He is interested in informatics, gnoseology, self-knowledge, and self-creation.
When not making the code do the thing, Frank enjoys reading philosophy and losing at boardgames. He also speaks broken Japanese and misses their extensive (proper) karaoke selection. Before joining TrialPay, he wrote math lessons for an online test-prep company while teaching himself programming.
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Niranjan likes turtles.
Drew grew up in Santa Cruz County and is a graduate of Pomona College and the University of Cambridge, where he spent some time making friends with bacteria and fruit flies. When not otherwise occupied, Drew can be found eating tacos, walking under the redwoods, programming in Python, running around the squash court, or playing with his dogs.
Kelly likes to watch movies, take naps, and go on adventures.
Ani enjoys wine, coffee, and witticisms. He has an active distaste for over-head lighting and inefficient traffic lights. While not developing businesses (business developing?) he can often be found behind a book, beside a bar, on a sidewalk, or in his bed.
Tiffany hails from the rainy city of Seattle and loves coffee! A recent graduate from Stanford University, she spends her free time playing tennis, watching movies, and being awesome.
Michael likes snowboarding. That's not very surprising, since snowboarding is really great. The bad thing is that in order to gain speed, the area must slide downwards. Another disadvantage is that when you've reached the bottom of the hill you have to walk up again or wait for the ski-lift.
Chuck Yu is a Vice President of Revenue Operations at TrialPay, where he oversees general business operations and is responsible for both advertising and merchant account management teams. Chuck is an attorney and a member of the California State Bar. Chuck has a BA in History from UC Berkeley and JD from UC Hastings College of the Law.
Chief Keeping it Real Officer
Nick is born and raised here in the Bay Area all of his life. He enjoys snowboarding when he isn't saving the day while traveling between both offices. If only there was 2 of him...
Ashwin grew up in the bay area and is a graduate of UC San Diego. In his free time, Ashwin builds robots.
Brittany was born and raised in a (very) small town in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. After graduating, she anxiously left her small town for Chicago, where she graduated from DePaul University. Tired of the cold and ready to conquer the west coast, she moved to San Francisco and began working at TrialPay in August 2011. Her great love of shoes is evident in the vast collection that can be found under her desk at any given time!
Brittany Kay Eden
Melissa came to TrialPay from the non-profit world and now fights fraud on our Risk Management team. She loves watching sports, playing practical jokes on her teammates, and fiddling with her Ukulele.
I graduated from Novosibirsk State Technical University. My first job was c# developer, but later I switched to objective-c and Apple products. In my spare time I like playing board and video games, painting miniatures for my Warhammer 40k army. Also a few times a week I visit karate lessons.
Kat is a bay area native currently obsessed with cycling long distances, cooking exotic produce, and doting on (her slightly overweight tuxedo cat) Momo.
Nerd of All Trades
Tatyana graduated from Novosibirsk State Technical University in 2009. She tries to lead an active life. In her free time, she can be found preparing her dogs for sled dog racing.
Andy is a music blog junkie that can always be found perusing the internet for new artists. When not growing the video advertising business of TrialPay, he's sleeping in, attending shows or playing soccer (fútbol, footy, etc.)
Mariya creates esthetic, convenient and simple websites, mobile apps and others interfaces. She is reading books, playing go, traveling, learning different things, exploring world. She also likes strawberries, plaid shirts and Lee Changho.
Terry splits time building products and teams at TrialPay. After 6 years, he still gets excited that TrialPay delivers him new lives in Bubble Witch Saga when he buys hooded sweaters from Gap. Terry has engineering and business degrees from WITS, Harvard and MIT but has still not mastered how the Electoral College works. Outside the office, you will find him listening to RadioLab podcasts while cycling.
I was born in Moscow, Russia. In seven years with his family, we moved to Novosibirsk. Graduated at the Faculty of Automation and Computer Engineering from Novosibirsk State Technical University. I have interested in programming since 17 years old. Outside the work, prefer to rest outdoors, even in winter. Interested in everything that is connected with IT technologies. In my free time i prefer going to the gym or for a walk. Also, i'm interested in social brasil dances like salsa or zouk
I recently graduated from UCLA this past June but I grew up in Sacramento so I'm fairly new to the area. When I have time, I enjoy playing soccer and basketball and keeping up with my favorite sports teams (UCLA!). I also love traveling as much as possible, eating great food, and playing my guitar. I'm excited to begin working here and look forward to getting to know everyone better!
Anton graduated from Novosibirsk State University with a degree in physics. In his free time, Anton likes walking and exploring everything.
I was born and raised in Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale. In my free time I am an active runner, often running at night-time, I enjoy watching movies and documentaries, especially ones about nature or history, and I enjoy playing PC games as well. I'm glad to be a part of the team!
Kami started at TrialPay in January 2012 on the Quality Assurance team within Engineering. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Sustainable Resource Management. You will commonly hear her talking about her most recent blog post (food or water related), fitness adventure (boxing, bikram yoga, bike rides, or Pilates), car building or car show story, or city exploration.
QA and Support Engineer
Vladimir loves watching movies, listening to heavy music (nu-metal mostly), walking, playing board games, and snowboarding.
I grew up in San Jose, CA and only left to go away to college (CSU Chico). I enjoy almost anything outdoors, and spend most of my time with my wife and our dog Beanie (a Boston Terrier) cooking in the kitchen or going for walks. My favorite teams are the San Francisco Giants and the San Jose Sharks, and I am told that I am a wealth of potentially use-less knowledge.
Lena loves to spend time with her friends, adores trip-hop music, touching movies, and can't spend a day without eating something sweet.
Alex joined the TrialPay in Fall 2006. Since that time, our Novosibirsk office has grown from two to thirteen people. Outside of work you can find him playing cello in various musical groups and orchestras, biking in the Altai Mountains, or skiing.
Geraldine graduated from UC Merced and has joined TrialPay as the new administrative assistant. She likes conversations about random things/occurrences, particularly ones that are funny or interesting. She has a not so secret hope of riding on a giraffe one day, oh and she finds tumbleweeds hilarious (Youtube: giant tumbleweed).
After more than four years in Online Marketing, BizDev, and Sales, Wachtang [Va:khtang] joined TrialPay Europe to manage middle- and northern-European advertisers and partners. Wachtang speaks English, German and Russian and is into movies, music, and arts in general.
Business Development Europe
Boris wrote his first program when he was 7 with some help of his elder sister. After that he didn't spend much time away from computer. When AFK he plays with his son or does some sports: jogging, roller skating, skiing, biking etc.
Tiffany enjoys dominating at Words with Friends, 'fast following' Food Trucks, and striving to become a yogi.
Head of BD - 'Boba Drinking'
User Ops Specialist
Holly comes to TrialPay with a background in Non-Profit marketing and development. Just as winter was approaching in November 2014, she decided to ditch the cold city of Chicago in pursuit of the California sunshine and fresh fruits and veggies year-round. When she's not planning TrialPay events and cranking out blog posts, she's doing yoga, biking, eating Thai food, or hanging out with cats.