our team.

Meet the innovative, creative, and driven individuals powering Photofy, Inc. As an organization, we pride ourselves on having diversified backgrounds and a collaborative atmosphere which helps us create focused strategies that align with business goals, and infuse creativity into a groundbreaking tool we love. At Photofy, Our Team is Your Team.

JON LANASA

Chairman and Co-Founder

Jon successfully founded, developed, managed and sold InvitationBox.com to Café Press, Inc. in 2011. Jon is one of the Co-Founders of Photofy as well as the Chairman of the Board. 

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JOHN ANDREWS

CEO

John has 20+ years of work in the digital marketing field. He helped build one of the first ‘people as media’ platforms at Walmart called  Elevenmoms and founded Collective Bias (Acquired by Inmar in 2016) and teaches as an adjunct professor at NC State University.

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MATT CARTER

PRESIDENT

Matt most recently was VP of Int. Sales responsible for developing sales strategies and tactical plans to secure new brand placement in Mass and Specialty channels around the world for Implus. He spent 6 years as a Sales and Marketing Manager in the Sports Specialty Industry to 18 years.

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JASON OSBORNE

CTO

Jason has 20+ years in the information technology and software development field. He helped build one of the first online shopping platforms and web experiences at Art.com in 1999 (Acquired by Walmart in 2018). Prior to Photofy he helped build the infrastructure and software platforms for several small businesses such as MedFusion (Acquired by Intuit in 2010) and InvitationBox.com (Acquired by CafePress in 2011).

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WYNDI GLASGOW

VP of Creative

While Wyndi wears hats of many at Photofy, her creative genes is where it’s at! Family, lake time, paint and canvas keep her balanced.

“a laugh is just a smile that lost control.”

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ANGELIQUE BOLDING

Director, Business Development

Born from a desire to be mindfully creative, innovative and purpose-driven. Angel is a highly conceptual, award-winning brand director specializing in business development and brand strategy.

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ERYN GRUBER

Graphic Designer

Eryn is a Florida native and graduate of the University of Central Florida who comes to Photofy with a background in graphic design for online retailers and marketing agencies. Cat mom to Swayze, she is an avid reader and although still hopeful, she is disappointed she never received her letter to Hogwarts.

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MONICA BRADY

Account Director

Monica comes to Photofy with a background in Social Media, Community Management and Customer Support. She began her journey in blogging and social media as one of the original Walmart Eleven Moms. Through this program, she worked with various brands and bloggers alike to produce social media campaigns. She loves traveling with her family and really enjoys photography, especially at various races and triathlons around Eastern NC.

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ERIK GARFINKLE

Director, Project Management

Erik is a passionate Project / Program Manager with 15+ years experience supporting both the Federal and Private Sectors. In Erik’s spare time he enjoys watching and attending sporting events, loves to travel and explore the outdoors, reading about Military History and spending time with family and friends.

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WALEED HAMZA

Software Engineer

An avid craftsman and lover of the outdoors, who is always thinking of how to create innovative digital products for his clients.

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our advisors.

JAMES GOODMON, JR.

VP and GM, CBC New Media Group

James (Jimmy) F. Goodmon Jr. is a life-long broadcaster with a passion for the business. Goodmon assumed responsibility of CBC New Media Group at Capitol Broadcasting Company, serving as its Vice President & General Manager. At CBC New Media Group he has developed a successful vision and strategy for emerging media business opportunities. In his role he also oversees strategic acquisitions and investments, and start up projects for the company.

Goodmon is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and earned his M.B.A. at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. He resides in Raleigh with his wife Anna and his three sons Fletcher, Watson and Walker.

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ROB JESMER

Partner, FP1 Strategies

Rob Jesmer joined FP1 Strategies in January of 2013, after a decade of service at the highest levels of Republican politics. Before joining FP1, Jesmer spent four years as executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), overseeing an effort that netted five seats for Republicans and raised over $200 million. At the NRSC, Jesmer reported directly to then-Chairman and Senator John Cornyn of Texas, for whom he had previously worked as campaign manager. Prior to that, he served in senior national and regional political positions at the Republican National Committee (RNC) and National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and as a chief of staff on Capitol Hill. Jesmer’s political experience also includes running campaigns in Tennessee, Mississippi, Illinois and Minnesota.

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JEFFERY CLARK

Founder & CEO, Beaker Incorporated

Jeffrey Clark is the Founder & CEO of Beaker Incorporated, a technology-based recruiting platform for the life sciences industry. His career in leadership and executive recruiting spans more than 15 years, including his role as Chief Operating Officer at KCI, the world’s largest life sciences search firm. He founded Beaker in 2009 as a radical new model for executive recruitment for companies across the global life sciences industry. Jeffrey is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a former Naval Special Warfare Officer.

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TED RUBIN

Author, Keynote Speaker, Photofy CMO

Ted Rubin is a leading Social Marketing Strategist, International Keynote Speaker, CMO of Photofy… Author, Connector, Provocateur. In March 2009 he started using and evangelizing the term ROR, Return on Relationship, hashtag #RonR.

Many people in the social media world know Ted for his enthusiastic, energetic and undeniably personal connection to people. Ted has been listed #13 on Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers, and number #2 on the Leadtail list of Top 25 People Most Mentioned by digital marketers.

His book, Return on Relationship, was released January 2013, How To Look People in the Eye Digitally in January 2105 and The Age of Influence… Selling to the Digitally Connected Customer in May 2017.

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MICHAEL OLANDER, JR.

CEO, MDO Holdings

Michael is CEO of MDO Holdings, a diversified company with operations in Health/Fitness, Restaurants, Commercial Real Estate and Venture Funding. Through MDO Ventures, the investment arm of the company, Michael targets companies with strong product and team where he can add value as an advisor. A graduate of The College Of Charleston, his passions are food, wine and editing awesome pictures of them with Photofy!

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ANDREW PARMENTIER

Managing Partner, Height Securities and Co-Founder, Harvest Exchange Corp.

Andrew is the co-founder of Harvest (www.hvst.com) a social platform that helps you connect, share, and track investment ideas, firms and professionals. He is also a co-founder of Height Securities a privately-held capital markets firm that provides research and investment banking services to institutional investors and corporations. Andrew holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from The Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. from University of Oregon.

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DAVE HENRY

Senior Marketing and Advertising Executive

Dave Henry brings over 40 years of strategic expertise in creating successful market brands that customers love and companies depend upon. Dave received his BA in Classics from John Carroll University, and has done graduate work in classics and history at both John Carroll and the University of Notre Dame, as well as education at Stonehill College and business at Boston University. He’s been nationally recognized for using his skills to build the business of several large grocery retail chains through both regional and national award winning advertising and cutting-edge marketing and sales initiatives.

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REX THOMAS

Executive Vice President of Phoenix Commercial Properties

North Carolina native Rex Thomas was instrumental in the development of Highwoods Properties and was involved in taking Highwoods public in 1994 and formed Highwoods Forsyth Brokerage in 1995 to handle the company’s third-party services. Rex acquired the company in late 1996, changing the name to Thomas Commercial Inc. Following two successful mergers, the company became known as Grubb & Ellis|Thomas Linderman Graham and became one of the largest and most successful full service commercial real estate firms in the Triangle market. In October 2012, the company sold to Avison Young, the fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm in North America. John Larocca. Today, he works with John Powell who joined the firm in 2017 as Broker in Charge and President.

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KATE BERG

Strategic Advisor

25+ years in technology operations and strategic marketing, focusing on helping companies grow, go public and secure venture capital funding. Kate built and sold her first business when she was 22 and as a startup pioneer, founded a social media venture in 2004 and an international mobile based business in 2007. At Collective Bias, she helped build and raise $11M in a Series A round, and the (still) leading influencer marketing company exited 3 years later for $100M in 2016. Early in her career she built global PR for Gartner and helped KPMG Consulting go public. She has been a speaker nationally with SCORE since 2009 and devotes time to helping young entrepreneurs succeed.

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