Chad Castruita Founder & CEO
Chad has managed and run sales organizations for over 17 years. He was Director of sales for NTI Group, a K-12 Ed company that sold SAAS to school district superintendents, which was acquired by Blackboard for $180 million. Chad has since leveraged his relationships in K-12 to sit on advisory boards and consult with start-ups in the Ed tech space. 2.5 years ago, Chad founded CC Capital Group, a virtual services company that labor arbitrages high quality talent overseas, placing them virtually into US companies, and sees net revenue exceeding $20K a month.
Chad has had a personal family experience with substance abuse which fueled his entrepreneurial drive to build a behavioral health tech platform. As the founder of Addiction PROS, he has built HIPAA-compliant care navigator capability for institutions, which serves over 125,000 families, 10,000 staff/employees and over 50,000 students. Chad was born in East LA, received his MBA from USC Marshall School of Business, and currently resides in La Jolla, CA with his wife, Ester, and 11 month old baby, Yasmin. When he isn’t working, Chad enjoys boxing, surfing and golf.
Seth Siegler Chief Technology Officer
Seth is invaluable to our team as an experienced software engineer, CTO and startup founder. The last two startups that he founded were acquired (Curb Call – 2016 and Robot Workshop – 2013). After each of those two startups were acquired, he served as CTO of both acquiring companies. He was a 3x finalist for the Inman News Innovator of the Year Award and frequently for Curb Call, Robot Workshop and as an individual innovator.
Seth also founded and currently owns Hoverboard Labs, a custom software shop focused on mobile, API’s and advanced web applications. Born and raised in New York and now Based in sunny San Diego, Seth and his wife, Maggie have a golden retriever, are expecting their first child in October and spend as much time as possible racing sailboats, traveling or undertaking various geeky side projects.
Tom Motter Chief Revenue Officer
Since the mid-90s, Mr. Motter has been developing his portfolio in corporate management and entrepreneurial leadership in the K-12 space, bringing FUTUREKIDS to acquisition in 2001 as the VP of Global Product Operations. In early 2002, Tom became an equity partner and co-founder of a start-up venture providing SaaS alert and notification capabilities to K-12 school districts, which was acquired by The NTI Group for $10 Million in 2004.
Tom continued to serve as an equity holder and President of the Connect-ED® brand, leading the sales effort and helping establish NTI as the market-maker and leading provider of hosted mass notification services in K-12, Higher Education and Government. In January of 2008 NTI was acquired by Blackboard, Inc. for $182 Million and served as President/COO of the rebranded Blackboard Connect Inc. through 2009. Over the past eight years, Mr. Motter has consulted and worked with numerous startup and early stage Ed Tech companies, guiding them in proof of concept, product positioning, initial launch, sales, marketing and customer support strategy.
Calvin Gomez Lead Engineer
Calvin brings to our team a depth of knowledge in coding and engineering and specializes in both UI and UX. Calvin is a Full Stack Software Engineer with an interest in web applications in Digital Health. He recently completed my Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego. While at graduate school, he was a Human Computer Interaction (HCI) researcher at UCSD’s Design Lab and the Ubiquitous Computing Lab.
Much of his research targeted disabled people and focused on methods to improve their interactions with digital devices. Calvin enjoys working a variety of web technologies including the MEAN stack and he recently cultivated an interest in the architecture of large scale web applications.