Lino Tadros

Alain "Lino" Tadros, President and CEO

Alain "Lino" Tadros is President & CEO of Falafel Software, a Silicon Valley based company, with presence in Colorado,Texas, Michigan, Florida and North Carolina, dedicated to providing world-class consulting, training, and software development for small, medium, and enterprise level businesses. Prior to founding Falafel, Lino was a member of the development team at Borland for Delphi and C++Builder. Lino has been awarded Microsoft MVP status fourteen years in a row for his numerous contributions to the C# community and is an expert in .NET, LINQ, ASP.NET, MVC, XAML, Windows Phone and Web Services. Lino is an industry renowned speaker and has given numerous presentations on 5 different continents since 1994. He also currently sits on the Board of Directors of 4 Silicon Valley corporations.

Sean Samuel

Sean Samuel, Chief Financial Officer

Sean comes in with almost over 20 years experience of accounting and management skills including all aspects of billing, A/R and A/P general ledger postings, and payroll processing. Also, he’s very efficient in optimized bookkeeping principles, debits, credits, taxes and closings. Sean’s specialties include proven problem-solving, analytical and creative thinking skills, ability to function with a do-whatever-it-takes attitude, strong capability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Sean has a passion for traveling, hiking, photographing and exploring any mountain state that has alpine lakes and waterfalls, he loves to play tennis, ping pong and beach volleyball.

Noel Rice

Noel Rice, Master Consultant

Microsoft Certified Application Developer Noel has over 20 years of experience in the software industry including numerous successful projects in the industries of medical, telecom, financial and manufacturing. He has also worked as a lead developer on major projects for Hewlett Packard and Johnson & Johnson. Noel has authored over ten books on diverse subjects ranging over ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, Silverlight, Android development, CMS, Reporting, automated testing, Winforms and ORM. He has also written numerous articles on software development for top industry magazines.

George Saadeh

George Saadeh, Master Consultant

George has been working with leading-edge programming tools since 2002. Driven by his belief in the modern web and his ability to assimilate and utilize emerging technologies, he has been working with customers from all over the world in a wide range of industries including banking, insurance, retail, design, advertising, ecommerce, education, tourism and real estate. He has in depth knowledge of the .NET platform and specializes in ASP.NET Webforms, MVC, HTML5 and JavaScript, Restful Services and SQL Server to deliver web enterprise solutions. When he is not coding or learning something new, George is either working out, road tripping, playing basketball or spinning the latest tracks with his DJ friends.

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Adam Anderson

Adam Anderson, Master Consultant

Microsoft Certified Solution Developer Adam Anderson is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer with over 14 years of experience. He started as a consultant using Delphi to rapidly deliver custom, high-quality business solutions in a wide variety of industries. His later experiences afforded him the opportunity to become familiar with a number of different products, technologies, and disciplines, including SQL Server and T-SQL, Oracle and PL/SQL, Crystal Reports, SQL Reporting Services, Internet Information Services, .NET Framework, LINQ, Entity Framework, Command batch files, Windows Script Host, PowerShell, normalized relational database design, dynamic databases, and good object-oriented design based on design patterns and re-factoring.

Matt Kurvin

Matt Kurvin, Chief Designer

Matt has been involved in the arts his entire life. Attending art schools since he was 5, it was only natural that his career be surrounded by the creative. From layout, illustration, concept design, to photography and animation, he strives to keep on the cutting edge of contemporary design.

Matt's specialties are in Web Design, User Interface Design, and Usability Design, implementing a full spectrum of software and programming languages including Html, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Adobe Suite, Sitefinity, and many others.

Matt's passions include surfing, photography , playing music, world travel, and new experiences.

Jason Follas

Jason Follas, Senior Software Architect

Jason Follas has spent the better part of the past twenty years successfully writing software for clients in the manufacturing, engineering, and financial services sectors. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and user groups, and loves the opportunity to teach as well as to learn from others. His career has been centered around the use of Microsoft technologies, from ASP.NET and SQL Server to writing Windows Store and Windows Phone applications. Most recently, he has focused on writing web client apps using HTML5 and JavaScript.

Jason was previously a Microsoft MVP for SQL, Visual C#, and Windows Platform. When not working or speaking, you can find him writing a number of casual games currently in the Windows Store, fishing for catfish in the local river, or riding his motorcycle across the flattest part of Ohio.

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Bary Nusz

Bary Nusz, Software Architect

Falafel’s “Tinkerer-in-Chief”. Bary’s career has taken him from the oil field services industry, to LCD research, and to the DOE. He’s served as a lead researcher, designer, and programmer on numerous systems that encompassed a wide range of technologies such as ultrasonics, eddy current, and down-hole viscosity measurements — all along the way using the latest software technologies to solve complex control and data imaging challenges. With numerous patents and engineering/scientific achievement awards he finds no challenge too hard to handle. During the spring he spends time chasing down severe storms, and in the summer spends time at the lake with his family. He also enjoys competing as an epee fencer along with his son and daughter. Bary has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University.

Rachel Hagerman

Rachel Hagerman, Senior Software Engineer

Rachel Hagerman's Credentials Rachel finds joy in meeting challenges in her career and her life. After deciding to pursue a career in electronics, and as one of only a handful of female students in her department, Rachel graduated at the top of her class with a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oklahoma State University. Two years after graduation, she was leading the software design team on a multi-million dollar testing system for the Department of Energy. Rachel has experience in circuitry design and automated test systems, but her true passion has always been for software.

Rachel loves to spend time with her husband and daughters on their Oklahoma cattle ranch enjoying horseback riding, taking photos, and making memories with her extended family.

Josh Morales

Josh Morales, Software Consultant

Josh has been developing with Sitefinity since 2008, eventually earning Telerik MVP status and later an official Developer Support Specialist for Sitefinity at Telerik. His interest lie in expanding and extending the Sitefinity platform, adding new features and functionality to help end users make the most out of their website. Josh is also passionate about all flavors of .NET and develops apps for both Windows Phone and the Windows 8 store.

Music is Josh’s other passion, and in his spare time, he spins and produces electronic music under the name DJ SelArom.

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Venkata Koppaka

Venkata Koppaka, Software Architect

Venkata Koppaka has over 7 years experience developing variety of line of business applications to various financial and IT organizations. Venkata has been developing with all Telerik products since 2008, he ended working for Telerik on Sitefinity team as a senior developer for Ecommerce module. He is extremely interested in developing custom solutions for Sitefinity based Ecommerce stores. Venkata is a big fan of Test Driven Development and strives himself to write code that is completely testable and modular.

Venkata has a Masters in Computer Science from Syracuse University, which drives his continuos learning addiction. In his spare time, Venkata develops apps for Windows Phone 8 platform and learns the most cutting edge technologies in software development.

When he is not spending time on computer writing software, Venkata enjoys reading about cars and watching football.

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Keith Burnell

Keith Burnell, Senior Software Engineer

Keith is a Senior Software Engineer with Falafel Software. He has been developing software since 1999 specializing in web-based solutions primarily using the Microsoft stack. He has been a Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET since 2012. Keith is an active member of the developer community who speaks regularly at local and regional user groups and developer events as well as at national and international conferences. He has been featured multiple times in MSDN magazine and has authored courses for Pluralsight.

Keith has two wonderful daughters and is married to his high school sweetheart who is still way out of his league! When not slinging code, Keith enjoys spending time with his family, martial arts, soccer, running, and biking.

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Carey Payette

Carey Payette, Senior Software Engineer

Telerik MVP Carey Payette has over 14 years professional IT experience in industries ranging from government, to private sector and utilities holding multiple titles throughout this time including support developer/technician, data architect, software developer, software architect and enterprise architect. Carey's an ASPInsider and was a recipient of the Microsoft MVP award in Client App Dev from 2009-2011. She also serves as the Treasurer for the US National GiveCamp organization and is a member of the Stir Trek conference organizing committee. Carey is a mom to 3 fabulous boys, a black belt in Taekwondo and enjoys coding for fun!

Patrick Dunn

Patrick Dunn, Senior Software Engineer

Patrick began his career in the U.S Navy as an Information System Security Officer. During his service he was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for developing a suite of applications to improve network health and security. After four years of service he transferred to the civilian sector officially making the switch to development. He is well versed in various flavors of ASP.NET as well as technologies such as JavaScript/TypeScript, NodeJs, Xamarin, WebRTC, WebSockets, and more. In recent years he's been heavily invested in building real-time web and mobile apps.

Patrick acquired a Bachelors in Computer Information Science during his service. In his spare time he enjoys tinkering with new technologies and studying anything that interests him.

Scott DePouw

Scott DePouw, Software Engineer

Sitefinity Certified Developer Scott has been working with .NET and web technologies for over five years, having developed many backend applications and front-end web sites. He's an experienced developer well-versed in many flavors of ASP.NET and SQL, C#, JavaScript/jQuery, and has even dabbled in a little CSS. He loves to solve problems, and is a major proponent of Test Driven Development. In recent years he's become very experienced with many Telerik technologies, particularly Sitefinity, and has built and maintained many sites using these tools.

Scott enjoys playing games of all kinds: video games, board games, tabletop games! He also likes to get outside whenever possible, to enjoy a good book, and spend time with his family.

Sarah Olson

Sarah Olson, Project Manager

Sarah has 7+ years experience in Project Management. Her background includes working in the technology, finance and most recently, education industries. She has contributed to a wide range of projects including large scale CRM implementations, Computer-Telephony integration and managing an award-winning implementation of JAWS screen reading software for sight-impaired customer service agents. Sarah prides herself in providing five star customer service and building long-term relationships with clients.

Sarah lives in Gig Harbor, WA and is the mom to three wonderful girls. They enjoy time on the beach and fun in the water.

Jean-Marc Ly

Jean-Marc Ly, Marketing Manager

Jean-Marc “JM’ is a digital and growth marketer with over 5 years of experience marketing to small and big companies and working in different roles optimizing email marketing, user acquisition and go-to-market strategies. He also has cofounded 3 startups and has had 1 exit. Passionate about developing strategy and executing on marketing operations, he also writes about referral marketing. Jean-Marc is an avid cyclist and amateur photographer.