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Our Team
We were brought together by our love for elegant digital products.
Andrew Parnell
Andrew is Earlybird’s CEO and a Co-Founder. After consulting with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and General Motors to help them build a great web presence, Parnell joined the young startup of Spartz Media for whom he built a new development process and managed hundreds of projects while growing the business from 7 employees to 25 in just over a year. These experiences led Parnell to launch Earlybird.
Andrew Parnell
CEO
Andrew Weber
Andrew has over a decade of web development experience, with a strong level of expertise in PHP, Laravel, MySQL, and JavaScript. He is a Notre Dame graduate with a BS in Computer Science. Andrew has mastered building clean and scalable web interfaces, with his working reaching millions of viewers. He loves travel, piano, photography, and animals. He will not rest until one of the conference rooms is converted into a giant aquarium.
Andrew Weber
Director of Technology
Henry Vasquez
Henry Vasquez is a serial entrepreneur and COO of Earlybird, a custom software development agency that leads startups through their early stages of growth and helps them realize their dreams. He specializes in: startups, bootstrapping, managerial finance, web development, lean startup methodology, small business operations and his previous work experience includes Spartz Media and The Democratic Party.
Henry Vasquez
Head of Operations
Vladimir Jornitski
Vlad is Director of Research and a Co-Founder of Earlybird, where he creates systems and framework for analyzing site and project performance, health diagnostics, analytics research and projections, market research, and advanced drilldowns on content and algorithmic development. His specialties include: project & product management, data analysis, market & product research. Previously, Vlad worked at Spartz Media and Thompson Reuters.
Vladimir Jornitski
Director of Research
Mahrinah von Schlegel
Mahrinah von Schlegel is an Entrepreneur, Anthropologist, and Ecosystem Builder who has been in the digital startup space since 2001, developed nearly $1B in real estate, and founded an incubator in the City of Chicago. She received her BA/MS from the University of Pennsylvania and MBA from the Wharton School of Business. She is currently Director of Business Development and Strategy at EarlybirdMVP and Executive Director of Embassy2.0, an NGO working with global startups.
Mahrinah von Schlegel
Director of Strategy & Business Development
Boaz Reisman
Boaz Reisman is surprised to find out that he has been programming for 27 years. In fourth grade he began tooling around on the family Apple IIc in Basic and since then has expanded to C, C++, Php, Javascript, Python, Perl and in a living proof that history repeats itself, Visual Basic. Graduating from Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science with a B.S. in Computer Engineering he began a career in Software Development with occasional forays into Music Composition, Musical Theater Writing, and Musical Direction (mostly for The Second City). He has three young children and sometimes sleeps.
Boaz Reisman
Senior Software Developer
Brad Siefert
Brad is a visual expert of many talents, from web design to professional photography. Brad has nearly a decade of experience in crafting beautiful digital products.
Brad Siefert
Designer
Kris Kroski
Kris hails from Northwest Chicago and holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Iowa. He comes to us from Spartz Media, where he helped build their front-end, back-end and mobile products. He’s built everything from a real-time multi-player game engine to possiblestartups.com. In his free time he enjoys watching movies, beer snobbery and coding.
Kris Kroski
Senior Software Developer
Richard Hankison
Rich has over 5 years of experience in technology project management and digital marketing. He is a licensed attorney and has worked at Google and with numerous startups. He possesses experience successfully growing companies, exceeding goals, expectations, and key performance indicators in each career endeavor.
Richard Hankison
Accounts & Projects Lead
Jerome Johnson Jerome Johnson
Software Developer
Our Partners
Startup Institute
Hatch Valley
1871
VentureSHOT
Portfolio
Some of our recent and favorite projects.
  • Quid
    Quid
    Quid is a financial platform for small business with positive cash flow to easily and quickly get the funds they need to operate and grow their business. A qualified borrower can receive funds as quickly as 24 hours. Quid's automated platform allows borrowers to apply online.
  • phoodE
    phoodE
    phoodE helps small businesses in the food service industry streamline their operations online starting with their purchasing and additionally minimizing burdensome operational tasks, creating marketplace transparency and providing relevant business analytics to help run more profitable businesses.
  • Innovative Exams
    Innovative Exams
    Innovative Exams is a revolutionary test delivery company that is changing the way people take tests. Providing cost efficient technology-driven exam delivery and remote proctoring solutions for leading certification and professional licensure organizations.
  • Find My Spot
    Find My Spot
    Find My Spot is an innovative online relocation service, matching renters with their perfect place to call home. With an easy-to-use platform, they make it simple for relocating professionals to find premium rental accommodations.
  • Data 4 Pipelines
    Data 4 Pipelines
    Data4Pipelines is an innovative, mobile-friendly interface for managing regulatory compliancein the energy industry. Rather than wade through a blizzard of forms, state DNRs, pipeline inspectors and subcontractors can rely on a user-friendly interface on their tablet to navigate between wells and reports.
  • Brennan Investment Group
    Brennan Investment Group
    Brennan Investment Group, a Chicago-based private real estate investment firm, acquires, develops and operates industrial properties in select major metropolitan markets throughout the United States. They co-invest with private and institutional capital to achieve outstanding risk-adjusted returns.
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