If you've been on the Team page of a few software agency websites you've probably noticed they all sound alike. The founders are dynamic entrepreneurs, the team members are exceptional engineers, and the company is a rare combination of talent. The whole page reads like a laundry list of buzzwords and credentials for what the company is trying to convince you that you need.
We decided to take a different approach. Instead of rattling off a list of adjectives we're highlighting our personalities, values, and culture. We think this is the best way to evaluate if we'd work well together as partners, not just as a vendor.
Oh and don't worry, we're all badass engineers.
Hailing from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Matt graduated from Tufts University in 2009, with a BA in Computer Science and a minor in Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies. After Tufts, Matt held a systems role at Boston Technologies before co-founding Setfive Consulting with a fellow Jumbo, Ashish Datta, in 2011, where he serves as the Chief Executive Officer. (He’s kind of a big deal.)
When not fearlessly leading his troops, Matt can usually be found smoking pork, grilling steaks, and experimenting with cocktails.
North Jersey born and bred, Ashish attended Tufts University, and graduated in 2009 with a B.S in Computer Science. Following Tufts, Ashish held engineering roles at ArmchairGM and Wikia before co-founding Setfive Consulting with his college classmate, Matt Daum. Ashish is an "OG" team member and Partner at Setfive.
Ashish's idea of "being outdoorsy" is drinking on a patio. Outside of the office, you can find Ashish in the gym, poorly practicing yoga, or sipping cocktails with his pinky out.
Greater Boston born and raised, Jared graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2008 with a B.S in Business. In addition to his undergraduate diploma, he has a certificate in Web Development from Boston University. Before joining Setfive, Jared worked for Deloitte & Touche. After leaving Deloitte, Jared moved to Auckland, New Zealand, where he worked as a business analyst and mobile app developer before accompanying the Setfive team in 2013.
When not with his two dogs, (which is never) he can be found painting, rock climbing, and discovering new craft beer and sours.
A local boy, Shane hails from North Weymouth, Massachusetts. Shane graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2018 with a B.S in Computer Engineering Technology. While studying at Wentworth, he simultaneously worked on campus as Technology Sandbox Manager. Near by, at Harvard University, he was employed as an I.T. Refresh/Deployment Technician. Only one month after graduation, Shane found his way to Setfive.
When he's not busy building the future, Shane can be found playing hockey (either in the street or on a rink), enjoying a beer by the fire with friends, or going wild in the stands at a Bruins game.
Boston born and raised, Marc earned his computer science degree from UMass Boston. He's our resident (and perhaps only) Rust expert, having joined us after working at a local insurance agency and Best Buy.
Marc has gained notoriety for his penchant for ordering dishes at restaurants that servers typically discourage.
Alongside his culinary adventures, he boasts a stellar reputation as a League of Legends player, having earned the prestigious Challenger rating.
Despite tempting offers to turn pro in Korea, he's chosen a different path.
On days that end with Y, Marc indulges his love for keyboards by acquiring new ones, regularly experimenting with various switch types—sometimes as often as weekly.
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Born in the unremarkable city of Cary, Illinois, Quinn spent his childhood there before heading across the country to attend college in Boston. In Boston, he studied Computer Science at Northeastern University, while also co-oping at a variety of software companies during his education. Upon graduating he decided to stay in the area and moved to Cambridge, where he began working at Setfive.
In his free time, Quinn enjoys going to concerts, playing and listening to music, playing video games and board games, and contemplating where he went wrong.
Maggie, a southern Belle, was born in Louisiana. She joined Setfive after graduating from Rufts University, in 2017. At Rufts, Maggie majored in Dog-Toy Making and was the president of the People Petting Club. During her holiday vacations, Maggie interned at Santa’s Workshop as a Test Automation Engineer for Chew Toys.
She says her experience was quite a fairy-tail. Maggie’s drink of choice is White Claws, specifically served in a dog bowl. When asked why she doesn’t like them in a can, she howled, "there are no laws when it comes to the claws!"
Lucy is Setfive’s intern. We don’t see her much because she just started school. In her first dog-year at HowYard University, Lucy is majoring in yardscaping maintenance with a minor in Bark-eology. She certainly has her paws full. In her limited free time, Lucy can be found collarshopping at the local paw-n shop, baking treats, or curled up with her snout in the newest book on human training.
Lucy is too young to drink but she yelped, "she can’t wait to turn 21 in human-years because she heard that Mudslides are paw-some!"
Straight outta Rhode Island, Chris swapped his BA in Political Science from Elon University for the budding world of programmatic advertising. With 10+ years under his belt at Criteo, all on the supply side, he's seen more banner ads than a teen's seen TikToks. Chris is knowledgeable about more than a few ad tech hot topics including: identity solutions for the end of third party cookies, privacy & data protection laws, header bidding, supply-path optimization, and 1st party data strategies to name a few.
Outside his time at Setfive, Chris is on a mission to reshape the ad-funded open web. He envisions a digital world where consumers own their identity, advertisers pay them for access to it, and quality content creators earn the lion's share of ad revenue. Got a minute? He’d love to bend your ear about it!
We're always on the hunt for talented engineers, so if you have a passion for building new technology, a love for delicious sandwiches, and a little swagger get in touch. Drop us a line at email@example.com