During the 2010 Olympic Games, Jeff LaPorte led the technical direction of the VX 2010 Showcase of BC and Vancouver's world-class wireless, new media and digital industries. In 2005 Jeff founded EQO Communications, a pioneering mobile voice over-IP and instant messaging service that launched as the first over-the-top mobile calling service at DEMO in 2006. As EQO's Chief Architect, Jeff built the platform that grew EQO to support over 2MM users of its mobile voice, IM and text application in over 150 countries. Prior to EQO, Jeff led teams within Telos Technology (acquired by UTStarcom) that built the first all-IP mobile softswitch for GSM and CDMA networks. In 2007 Jeff was honored with MIT Technology Review's TR35 award as one of the top 35 innovators under 35. Jeff is an experienced patent-author whose claims have resulted in successful examination and award by the USPTO.
Nigel Malkin is a seasoned entrepreneur who has founded, grown, and sold numerous companies. Prior to the formation of RewardLoop, Malkin founded Brand2hand Media. Brand2hand Media develops and manages complete mobile presence solutions for blue chip brands including Comcast and Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company. Prior to entering the technology field, Malkin transformed a 60,000 square foot former ship-building facility into Western Canada's largest film and television production studio. The waterfront studio was home to two feature films with $100 million+ budgets, and countless big-budget network television series. Under an agreement with the British Columbia provincial government, Malkin operated the facility as a full-fledged movie studio for 3 years until the building was sold to a ship-builder in 2004. Concurrent with running a film studio, Malkin founded The Specialty Gourmet (later re-branded as Licious), which is today Canada's largest diet delivery service with operations in Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto.
Andrew Clark joined RewardLoop in May 2011. Andrew has a professional track record of creating organizational growth through strategic planning and execution, the development of customer centric operations, organizational leadership, client development and collaborative team building. Andrew has an MBA in Executive Management with a specialization in management consulting.
As an experienced, web-focused engineer, Sam leads the development of RewardLoop's cloud hosted loyalty platform that powers RewardLoop's suite of QR based loyalty solutions. Sam is an active member of the Ruby and web development community with a history of building custom applications and bringing them to market. Sam has a background of entrepreneurial focus, product development, and a deep knowledge of design as applied to the web which allows him to deliver high quality applications that customers love to use.