Prior to Ad Hoc Labs, Greg led strategy and business development for social and developer platforms at Yahoo!, where he worked on identity (OpenID, oAuth), Yahoo's Brickhouse incubator, and partnerships with Facebook, Google, Twitter, Zynga, and other industry leaders. Before Yahoo!, Greg was a key executive at several startups, including Away.com (sold to Orbitz) and Everyday Health. He began his career in book publishing and holds degrees from Penn and Oxford.
Will is a developer and a designer focusing on mobile experience, interaction, and product. Before Ad Hoc Labs, Will worked as the lead engineer and designer at Protohaus, prototyping mobile UI and UX for clients such as Samsung, Google, and Sony. Will was a Senior UX Researcher at Nokia, focused on Augmented Reality and next-generation mobile interactions. Will also founded Nodesnoop Labs, building iPhone apps for such clients as Sony, Disney, and Coke. He is a graduate of Brown University and USC's School of Cinema-Television, where he studied Interactive Media.
Sam is passionately interested in data science and software development. While working at Yahoo, Sam researched behavioral and financial insights relating to advertising and search. Sam previously led the tech team at AEGLive to launch concert and festival content worldwide. Sam has founded and led multiple teams at startups in Los Angeles, creating core technology and building succesful teams in AdTech, Mobile and Entertainment Tech. Sam holds an MS from USC Viterbi School of Engineering in Computer Science, with a specialization in Intelligent Robotics.
Alyssa is a Southern California native who came to us from coffee giants like Intelligentsia, Handsome Coffee and Blue Bottle. Specializing in the Danny Meyer style enlightened hospitality, she heads the Burner Support Team. Currently studying front end web development while honing project management skills, she’s redefining what it means to provide top notch technical support.
Lex is a Product Designer who specializes in bridging user experience and product growth. Previously, she worked at Carbon Five and Neo designing apps for startups and enterprise companies. She has led experiment-driven design projects for Toyota, Nissan, Macys.com and Prosper. Lex studied UX design at UCLA Extension and has a B.A. in Art from Emory University.
Sean is a front-end developer turned product manager. He’s worked at startups in a wide variety of industries, from video games to ad tech to consumer 3D printing. Sean was co-founder and CTO of Periodical.co, which helped publishers distribute their content to the web, mobile web, and native apps. Periodical was a member of LaunchpadLA’s class 5. Sean has a BA in Multimedia Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville and a MS in Digital Social Media from USC.
Xavier is Burner's resident Growth Geek and Innovation Broker. He doesn’t have problems, he has solutions. Once upon a time he graduated from UCSB with a BA in Political Science where he lived with and got his start managing the band IRATION. With a background of digital marketing in the music, touring, and festival world he brings a unique perspective to Ad Hoc Labs and Burner. He doesn’t own a car yet somehow lives in Los Angeles riding a bicycle. To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.