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We build technology solutions that reduce voting barriers and strengthen American democracy.
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A civic tech tool for discovering politicians you align with.
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Voting App
A secure and verifiable mobile voting system.
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As a nonpartisan organization, we believe making informed voting decisions should be quick & easy for everyone. We strive to advance American democracy, not one particular party’s agenda.
Meet the Team
As co-founder and President, Ryan spearheads Vidaloop’s growth and innovative technology development. For over 20 years, he’s developed, designed and managed software products and businesses, including web-scale systems, business process automation, and enterprise software systems. His passion to create technology that improves the lives of its users is at the core of Vidaloop and its products. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys skateboarding and traveling the world with his family.
Ryan Cook
As co-founder and Vice President, Manny is responsible for corporate strategy, investor relations, and leading product development. Prior to co-founding Vidaloop, Manny was a founding member of Serena Software, where for over 30 years, he pioneered the development of the company’s flagship enterprise products. When he’s not at the office, you can catch Manny at local coffee shops, spending time with his family, or jogging along the coast with his dog, Sammie.
Manny Panis
Sarah drives business operations for Vidaloop in alignment with the company's vision and culture. As a former HR Director and Chief Operating Officer, she brings her experience managing and scaling operations to the Vidaloop team. Outside of work, Sarah produces an annual conference for emerging women leaders, serves on the nonprofit board of Girls Rising, and enjoys hanging out with her two pups, Sadie & Sunny.
Sarah Horton
VP of Operations
Andy drives development of Vidaloop's Voterly product. As a Full Stack Developer, he writes code that solves complex problems and creates positive social impact. Andy brings over 10 years of experience building web applications and creating intuitive interfaces to the Vidaloop team. In his free time, he likes to take advantage of San Diego’s beautiful beaches or stay home with a pizza and his Nintendo Switch.
Andy Groff
Principal Software Engineer
As Principle Product Designer, Will creates digital products that are intuitive, concise, empathetic, and of course aesthetically pleasing.  Will has over 12 years of freelance and professional experience as a multi-disciplinary creative specializing in UX/UI Design, Motion Design, Photography, and Video.  In his free time you can usually find Will out in the water surfing or road tripping up and down the west coast with his camera.
Will Rust
Principal Product Designer
As Principal Product Manager, Dave is responsible for defining and scoping the online voting product and making sure all of the regulatory and customer requirements are met. For the last decade he's been working with state and local jurisdictions both on the government side and as a product/certification manager for several elections vendors. He has participated in many industry working groups to help define and inform standards guidelines as well as working directly with small and large implementation projects. When not working to modernize democracy, Dave enjoys playing pickup basketball, working with his hands on various house and automotive projects, and being a dad to two amazing girls.
Dave Wallick
Principal Product Manager
Jay is an enthusiastic technologist who is passionate about blockchain. He has worked on blockchain applications in the areas of financial technology, data management and digital currency. He is excited about leveraging computer science and technology for social good. In his spare time he enjoys following the news, reading, keeping up on the latest consumer electronics, and the occasional bike ride.
Jay Maheswaran
Principal Platform Architect
As a Senior Software Developer, Jared writes code that is secure, scalable, and test-driven for Vidaloop’s Android applications. Jared brings a decade of Android knowledge. Previous to Vidaloop, he has worked on Android projects for major auto manufacturers, entertainment companies, and start-ups as well as his own company which had apps with over 60M installs on Google Play. When Jared isn’t writing code, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters at the beach or Disneyland.
Jared Rummler
Senior Software Developer for Android
In addition to nearly a decade of software engineering experience in various industries, from game development to fundraising to healthcare, Will brings an upbeat attitude, egalitarian spirit, and boundless curiosity to everything he does. When he’s not programming, he’s probably in the kitchen baking, in the studio composing electronic music, or at Legoland with his kids.
Will Grootonk
Software Developer
Chris is a Bay Area-born recent graduate from SDSU applying his years of experience in school and side projects to his first professional job at Vidaloop. He brings a good attitude, a passion for creating impactful software, youthful spirit, vibe coordination experience and unrivaled skill in a bird costume to the team. He’s often found at his desk listening to hundreds of hours of showtunes, or in Disneyland enjoying a churro.
Chris Gilardi
Software Developer
The office pups are the life of the Vidaloop pawty. They like to interrupt meetings, nap under random desks, and follow anyone with food. When they're not in the office, you can catch them playing fetch with their coworkers outside.
Sadie, Sunny & Elvis
Office Pups