Russ’ first experience in the world of grassroots organizing came when he was an infant and his mother pushed him in a stroller door to door to collect signatures for the Impeach Nixon movement. Eighteen years later he embarked on his college career in Washington, DC and during that time developed a passion for campaigns and elections that started with an internship on the campaign of the first woman ever elected to Congress from the State of Virginia. For the next 15 years Russ lived and breathed campaigns, running field operations in a wide range of races and for a number of coordinated campaign efforts. When it became obvious to Russ that the technology existed to make field efforts drastically more efficient and accountable but the solutions did not, he launched Grassroots Unwired and has worked every day since to keep GU on the cutting edge, pushing new features and enhancements to meet the needs of every evolving grassroots organizing efforts.
Harold Disk, Account Executive
A self-described tech geek, Harold is always on the lookout for game-changing technology in the business world. From the days of dial-up modems to modern day disaster recovery remote services Harold has always tried to see and convey the value of new technologies available to the commercial world.
When not being the technology evangelist for Grassroots Unwired he likes spending time with his wife and toddler and occasionally plays a round of golf, badly.
Diana McMillan, Director of Operations
Diana is a graduate of Bloomsburg University with a degree in communication studies and a background in customer service, relationship building and project management. She is excited to utilize her skills at Grassroots to help valuable community groups and organizations succeed. In her spare time she enjoys riding horses, running, and spending time with her dog and husband.
Zach Bragin, Director of Customer Success
Zach has extensive history with providing fanatical support for users of technology products. He prides himself on building relationships with clients and helping them get the most of out technology. In joining Grassroots Unwired, Zach aims to help new users come on board seamlessly, while working to ensure existing users are always happy and using our products to their full potential.
In his free time, Zach is a cat and motorcycle enthusiast (not at the same time), and enjoys exploring national parks with his wife.
Sony Pierre, Logistics and Fulfillment Manager
Sony has a background in wireless management. He has ran several wireless retail stores through out New Jersey. He prides on the fact that to have a successful business preparation is key. As our Logistic & Fulfillment manager he took all of his past experiences in the wireless industry and brought it to Grassroots Unwired to continue to make sure the flow of our inventory meets up to the time expectation of our clients and more!
When not at work he spends his time with his girlfriend, making a difference in communities giving a helping hand to those in need. He also enjoys spending time with his cat Carmen, she loves chasing the laser cat pointer!
Alex Castner, Chief Technology Officer
Alex joined Grassroots Unwired to build robust technical solutions for amazing people. He is a creative hands-on CTO, generalist, problem solver, lifelong learner, product and technology leader who is able to adapt Grassroots Platform and future vision to meet the needs, wants and desires of our customers. Alex originally hails from the Boston area, bicycles into work almost everyday and instills an undying love of the Red Sox in everyone he meets.
Aniruddh Gogate, Software Engineer
Originally from India, Aniruddh came to the US to pursue higher education from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He joined the Grassroots Unwired team wanting to use his Developer skills to enhance the platform which helps our clients innovate and promote their social causes. A curious individual, he strives to explore and learn new technologies and is currently working on becoming a kickboxing expert.
Ed Fedeli, Software Engineer
Ed is a proud graduate of Drexel University, from which he is now applying his skills in software design and architecture to the future of Grassroots Unwired. Beyond his passion for creating lasting and easy-to-use software, he also enjoys being able to support important community groups and organizations. He strives to take the Grassroots Unwired platform to the future, where it can have maximum impact across the nation. In his spare time, Ed enjoys playing poker, video games, and listening to music.