Scott Ryser is a technical guy with a head for business and an entrepreneurial spirit. Over the past 20 years he has designed, built and/or managed IT initiatives ranging from $50K pilot projects to billion-dollar enterprise overhauls using Internet technologies. A "startup guy" at heart, Scott's corporate experience also includes management positions with two national system integrators. He is the lead vocalist for the rock band milenine and a member of Business Executives for National Security. Scott earned an MSEE from The Johns Hopkins University and a BSEE from University of Akron.
Scott Williamson is a true technology pioneer. He is co-author of RWhois, the technology used for Internet domain and address registration worldwide, and under his supervision at Network Solutions (now VeriSign), the domain name registry and root server system grew from 2,000 domains to tens of millions. Over the past 30 years Scott has been involved in every aspect of Internet technology, and his ongoing work with community-specific online collaboration is at the core of the Yakabox.
Michelle Hoffman has provided strategic CFO services to some of the DC areas most visible emerging tech companies including several of Inc. 500's fastest growing firms. She was recently named an 'Influential Stealthy Women of #DCTech'. At Yakabod she is responsible for all aspects of financial operations, both day-to-day and strategic. Michelle is a Certified Public Accountant and conducts accounting webinars for government contractors for Women in Public Policy, and provides training for DC area business centers and organizations on a variety of accounting topics.
Hal Ammann brings over thirty years of experience in program management and development to the Yakabod Executive Team. Over the past decade he has served as President of H and F Innovative Business Consulting, Executive Vice President of KEYW Corporation, Founder and President of Sycamore Services, Inc., as well as Co-Founder and Managing Director of MAPA Ventures, LLC. Hal carries a Bachelor's of Science in Electronics Engineerings from the Virginia Polytech Institute.
A proponent of the AGILE process—iterative, rapid software development—Derek Anderson leads the team that delivers Yakabod software in remarkably quick 90-day cycles. His career began 17 years ago at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, followed by positions at two privately held IT companies before joining Yakabod. Derek earned an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M and an MS in information systems and technology from The Johns Hopkins University.