In the past couple of weeks we’ve launched a new site (this site), made Cozy’s core tools free for landlords, introduced lots of new features, and now that the dust is settling a bit I’d like to introduce the four newest members of Team Cozy: Ravi Dehar, Jim Basio, Tim Smith, and Chris Rivard.
I’ve never intro’d more than two Cozyans at once, but these are the times. Here we go!
Ravi joined us a few weeks ago from Yelp, where he was the Marketing Lead at SeatMe, which was acquired by Yelp in July 2013. Before SeatMe, Ravi was the Marketing Manager at OpenDNS, and he cut his teeth way back when at Google on their AdWords team. Ravi is another (northern) California native who has relocated to be with Team Cozy, and to call Portland home.
Jim is our newest designer. Originally from Sweden, he joins us from Washington, D.C. where he most recently led design at Contactually. He’s also done a lot of freelance work for clients such as Discovery Channel, National Geographic, PBS, and Rosetta Stone. He’s @jimboi.
Tim is our newest Ops Engineer, and his addition brings 200% horsepower to our Operations team. He joins us from Limelight Networks, where he spent the past few years trying to automate himself out of a job. Before Limelight, Tim was an Ops Engineer at Webtrends for nearly half a decade. Tim also grew up in northern California (see the pattern here?), went to school in Humboldt, and has called Portland home for the past six years. In 2008-09 he worked in Antarctica supporting the computer systems for NSF scientists at McMurdo station. Below is a photo of Tim heading toward Mt. Erebus, and to get an idea of just how remote this place is, check out this map.
Last, and not least is our new Design Director, Chris Rivard. Chris has spent the past fifteen years focused on visual communication and information visualization for data science products and consumer products. He spent the past five-plus years focused on managing design teams and UX at Jive Software, and speaking at events worldwide. He’s a runner, climber, and skier, and he takes his kids to work everyday on a big cargo bicycle.
If you haven’t noticed the trend, we are growing and hiring. Are you the next newest member of Team Cozy?