The Team

  • Manuel Medina
    Founder & CEO

    With his 15 years of business development, finance, and sales expertise, Manny ensures that project owners on GroupTalent always find the most talented team for the job. Prior to GroupTalent, Manny ran America's Business Development for Windows Phone and became keenly aware of the value talented developers working for Microsoft Game Studios. When he's not sifting through oodles of talented developer profiles on GroupTalent, he tries to be a regular contributor to PandoDaily.

  • Gordon Hempton
    Founder & CTO

    Gordon is a full-stack beast. After double majoring in CS and Math, he went on to work at Microsoft on SQL Server. Later, he founded a Y-Combinator backed startup called Team Apart. Gordon has independently published over a dozen iPhone and Android applications, including Misunderstood Pigs, the inverse of Angry Birds. When not coding, he loves backpacking, running, and reading science fiction.

  • Wes Hather
    Founder & CPO

    Wes is fanatical about providing an excellent user experience and he's in charge of making sure every GroupTalent user leaves with a smile on their face. Previously, Wes founded a Y-Combinator backed startup called Team Apart and worked on the pirate based MMORPG, Pirates of the Burning Sea. When he's not designing or hacking things, Wes is sipping on a cocktail at a local Seattle bar.

  • Andrew Kinzer
    Founder & CMO

    Andrew is the marketing and design co-founder of GroupTalent. Previously, he held the position of design director for startups JustShareIt and Whrrl. As a TechStars alum, Andrew attends StartupWeekend events as a mentor and is passionate about helping others take the leap. When he's not geeking out on business, you can find him crossfitting with his wife.

  • Brendan Fliris
    Account Manager

    Brendan is an account manager with GroupTalent. Bringing nearly a decade of sales and customer service experience to the team, he has helped customers with everything from off-road packages to wireless devices to advanced display advertising campaigns. Alaskan grown and California seasoned, Brendan enjoys trial running and learning to code in his spare time.

  • Gris Cuevas
    Community Manager

    Gris is an engineer passionate about online communities and information management. After living in Africa for 2 years working on offshore oil platforms, she came to San Francisco to start a company in energy efficiency. Now she is in charge of helping developers and companies to succeed and have a great experience with GroupTalent. She loves startups and is very involved with the startup scene in Mexico.