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meet our team

Clinkle is designing a new vision for money in the 21st century. We built our team from payment veterans and rookies, mixing experience with youth to get the best result.

Erin Breen

Data Analyst

Erin Breen

Data Analyst
Erin is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where she double-majored in Information Systems and Blue Steel. While her code’s compiling, she’s usually on the back porch practicing ukelele. And if you listen closely, you can hear her singing softly to her data.

Cory Weinstein

Software Engineer

Cory Weinstein

Software Engineer
You know Cory’s in the building when the app is lighter and the copy is tighter. It’s hard to say which we like more: her precise bug-fixes or her color-pencil portraits of the team. She studied Symbolic Systems at Stanford, where they taught her to read 1,000 words per minute. No, seriously.

Tyler Sheaffer

Front-End Lead

Tyler Sheaffer

Front-End Lead
Tyler is a software engineer at Clinkle. He studied Cognitive Science and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. Tyler has a cute dog named Tofu who comes into the office from time to time.

Rob Ryan

Director of Design

Rob Ryan

Director of Design
Rob has herded the creative cats on the design team ever since he graduated from Stanford in Symbolic Systems. He owns six identical white shirts, three identical black pairs of jeans, and one black tie. He only wears the tie for special occasions.

Jared Forman

Risk Engineer

Jared Forman

Risk Engineer
Jared started on Product Analytics, but he’s been moonlighting for the Risk team too. He’s a Beast Coaster: he’s spent the last five years at MIT running track and earning degrees in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering Practice. And yes, he’s already predicted your reaction.

Hank Pham

VP of Engineering

Hank Pham

VP of Engineering
Hank is Clinkle’s VP of Engineering and one-time PayPal veteran. He started at PayPal in 2001; over the next dozen years he rotated through countless engineering leadership positions and helped the company achieve massive scale. Hank used to race cars, enjoys tennis and snowboarding, and teaches himself Clojure when he’s not at work.

Alex Quach

Software Engineer

Alex Quach

Software Engineer
Alex earned a BS/MS in CS from Stanford, but more importantly is in the credits for Starcraft 2. He spends his time removing side effects and thinking of perfect names for his functions. When not cursing mutable state, he’s rock climbing and learning the cello (but not at the same time).

Chris Scoville

Software Engineer

Chris Scoville

Software Engineer
Chris is a software engineer at Clinkle. Prior to Clinkle he spent 6 years at Pixar and 4 years at Microsoft. Chris earned his BS/MS in Computer Science from University of Washington. He loves to surf and spend time with his family.

Salahodeen

Product Analytics

Salahodeen Abdul-Kafi

Product Analytics
Sal threshes the truth from the trite like a mighty wind. He studied Electrical Engineering at Stanford, but hasn’t soldered anything in a hot minute. And he worked at his family’s gourmet food store growing up, so you know he can blind-taste-test hundreds of funky cheeses.

Cassidy Saenz

Software Engineer

Cassidy Saenz

Software Engineer
Cassidy earned his BS/MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, focusing on Graphics. So when we need some home-grown visual magic, we turn meekly to him. If you can catch him without his beanie on, please send us a picture.

Jojo Antonio

Lead DBA

Jojo Antonio

Lead DBA
Jojo was an early PayPal employee and lead a group of DBA’s through PayPal’s hypergrowth years. He spent the last eight years as a lead DBA for Youtube, which has one of the largest databases in the world. Jojo loves the shooting range and shooting hoops with his family.

John Brunsfeld

Software Engineer

John Brunsfeld

Software Engineer
John works on iOS at Clinkle. He studied Computer Science at the University of Idaho, graduated from techstars, and served as CTO of 2 different startups in the past. John enjoys hiking through the Idaho mountains with his friends when he’s not in the Bay Area.

Mike Liberatore

CFO

Mike Liberatore

CFO
Mike is the CFO for Clinkle. Mike brings 15 years of finance experience from companies such as PayPal, eBay and Intel. Prior to Clinkle Mike worked for PayPal and was based in Singapore for four years leading the Asia finance team where he helped triple the business in 4 years. Mike’s an avid runner and loves traveling with his wife and four kids.

Alex Trytko

Software Engineer

Alex Trytko

Software Engineer
Alex is about as hardware-accelerated as it gets. He’s the man behind the particle systems, physics simulations, and other world-bending graphics magic. It’s sorcery he picked up in CS at Stanford, and swore to use only in the name of joy.

Lucas Duplan

Founder & CEO

Lucas Duplan

Founder & CEO
Lucas founded Clinkle while he was studying Computer Science at Stanford University. He’s passionate about the payment space and is determined to give his customers a great experience. In his spare time, Lucas enjoys reading and participating in open water swims.

Sean Chan

Software Engineer

Sean Chan

Software Engineer
Sean studied Computer Science at UCSD as part of his three-phase plan to rule the world. In the last year, he’s photographed sumo wrestlers in Tokyo, perfected his skeet-shooting, and learned one-handed banjo. Now all that’s left is Phase Three.

Yulian Kuncheff

Software Engineer

Yulian Kuncheff

Software Engineer
Yulian’s been a one-man Dev-Ops army for years. His latest work was at EA, where he cemented his deep affection for pre-release gadgets you’ve never heard of. When he’s not keeping the servers sprinting, he’s learning foreign language number four. Wie beeindruckend!

Joe Burke

Software Engineer

Joe Burke

Software Engineer
Joe is a software engineer at Clinkle. He studied Mechanical and Computer Engineering at SCU. Joe’s a thrillseeker and has flown planes, driven supercars and rides a fast motorcycle to work. Joe’s known to cook some elaborate breakfast meals before the workday starts at Clinkle.

Justin Severson

Customer Support

Justin Severson

Customer Support
Justin keeps our members happy with fresh FAQs for in-app blues. Before working at Clinkle, Justin worked at Square and Lyft. When he’s not on-call, he’s filling out his Transformers collection. He just finished beating an indie game, but you wouldn’t recognize the title.

Scott Takahashi

Product Designer

Scott Takahashi

Product Designer
Scott is part of Clinkle’s talented design team. He studied Engineering and Product Design at Stanford. Scott fosters kittens for the SPCA and is part of a band called "Paper Void".

Jennifer Prather

Office Manager

Jennifer Prather

Office Manager
Jen manages the office and general operations for Clinkle. She went to Cal Poly SLO and loves to cook and travel. Jen’s also busy planning her upcoming wedding. Congrats!

Craig Avanzino

Motion Designer

Craig Avanzino

Motion Designer
Craig brings motion to every pixel in the app. Every time you see something fade gently, bounce softly, or explode: Craig was there. His proudest moment used to be graduating with a Cinema degree in SF. But then he high-fived a wild sloth, and everything changed.

Jason Benn

Software Engineer

Jason Benn

Software Engineer
Jason studied Economics at UVA and started out consulting in Washington DC. Then, one morning, he bought a one-way ticket to the Best Coast, and gave himself a month to find a new career.

Katie Fallon

Talent Scout

Katie Fallon

Talent Scout
Katie finds the world’s best software engineers. She grew up in Bermuda (no big deal) and studied business at SCU. She found tennis courts next door a couple of months back. By now, her crosscourt chop is a thing of beauty.

Mitch Lee

Software Engineer

Mitch Lee

Software Engineer
Mitch is a backend engineer at Clinkle and studied at Northwestern University. When he’s not coding he’s usually training for triathlons or trying out new food. Mitch is usually the first guy in the office and the last guy to leave, although we doubt he’ll admit it if you ask him.