Grio's Leadership, Development, Design, and Product Teams

Meet Our Team

With 50 years of software development experience between them, Co-founders Brad Johnson and Doug Kadlecek lead an exceptional team of designers, developers, and product managers.

Brad has over 20 years of experience in software development. Brad is currently on a "sabbatical" from day-to-day Grio operations, but continues to be involved as a partner and mentor.
Brad Johnson
Partner / Co-founder
Doug loves solving hard problems, and has been doing so for Bay Area startups for over 25 years. He focuses on Grio’s sales and client services, and occasionally finds time to write code.
Doug Kadlecek
CEO / Co-founder
Brooks is a multi-talented scientist and engineer who joined Grio as a software developer in 2015. As Managing Director, he oversees our software development and finance teams.
Brooks Mason
Managing Director
Meg joined Grio in 2011 as an experienced software developer and expert project manager. She now oversees client relationships and our design, PM, QA, & HR teams.
Meg McGinty
Managing Director
Mike has over 20 years of experience as a designer, leader, and consultant. He brings his passion for clean, functional UX and design to every project.
Mike Mulvey
Creative Director
Fereshta is a product management, innovation, and strategy leader with over 15 years of experience across multiple verticals. She is enthralled by all things affiliated with innovation and impact!
Fereshta Ashufta
Staff Product / Project Manager
Phil Bailey has over 20 years of experience leading software QA testing teams. In 2018, Phil joined Grio as our founding QA member, and now manages our QA team, while still finding time for hands-on testing.
Phil Bailey
QA Manager
Patrick has been a Grio developer since 2019. He loves efficiency and elegance in code, and prides himself on establishing great communication with clients and colleagues.
Patrick Beuhler
Senior Software Engineer
Courtney joined Grio in 2015 as an apprentice designer and has risen to the role of Senior UX/UI Designer.
Courtney Bogus
Senior Designer
LaToya joined the Grio team in 2020. As a seasoned QA Engineer, she reviews her developer’s work like a TSA Agent: She doesn’t make the rules, but she does enforce them!
LaToya Brown
Miguel Campos is a full-stack developer specializing in React and React Native.
Miguel Campos
Senior Software Engineer
Though Elizabeth joined Grio in 2017 as an apprentice, she has quickly risen to the role of Senior Software Engineer. She is a full-stack developer specializing in Rails & React.
Elizabeth Cepernich
Sr Software Engineer
Hunter Chapman has worked in software development since 2013 and has been with Grio since 2018. At Grio, Hunter has primarily focused on Rails and DevOps engineering.
Hunter Chapman
Senior Software Engineer
Jake's coordination efforts keep Grio's projects running smoothly.
Jake Chasse
Grio Coordinator
Josh joined the Grio team in 2018 as a full-stack web developer specializing in React. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Maine, as well as a graduate of the App Academy.
Josh Cole
Engineering Manager / Staff Software Engineer
Ryan is a well-rounded UI designer who has been with Grio since 2022. No matter what he is working on, Ryan is passionate about always telling a good story.
Ryan Coquilla
Senior Designer
Sean Delaney has been a Software Engineer since 2010 and with Grio since 2015. He is the Architecture and Devops lead for his current project, the Rivals application.
Sean Delaney
Senior Software Engineer
Brian joined Grio in 2021 and has been developing mobile apps for over a decade. His mobile work has received multiple features by Apple and Amazon.
Brian Dutton
Engineering Manager / Senior Software Engineer
Dan Erickson joined Grio in 2024 and leads our sales and business development operations
Dan Erickson
Sales & Business Development Manager
Celena has over 16 years of experience as an HR professional. She's passionate about promoting a strong company culture that lets our staff thrive.
Celena Foronda
HR Manager
Debby has been Grio’s Office Manager since 2016. Organization is her forte, and her positive attitude, empathy, and outgoing personality bring happiness and harmony to the company.
Debby George
SF Office Manager
Ryan Grayer has over 10 years of experience as a software developer. He joined Grio in 2021 and specializes in React and React Native.
Ryan Grayer
Senior Software Engineer
Chris joined Grio as a software developer in 2016, and now serves as Web Lead on multiple projects. He earned his BS in Computer Science from the University of Michigan in 2010.
Chris Grelik
Engineering Manager / Senior Software Engineer
Eric joined the team in 2010 as one of Grio's first employees. Eric has been working as a software engineer for over 25 years.
Eric Hamlin
Staff Software Engineer
Danielle has a background in software development and security solutions. She now wears two hats at Grio, as both the Engineering Manager and Grio Product Manager.
Danielle Hassid
Senior Product / Project Manager / Engineering Manager
Liz joined Grio in 2022 as a UX Designer. Liz is passionate about intuitive design, and prides herself on researching in order to make informed design decisions.
Liz Kim
Jay has over 15 years of delivering product experiences for Fortune 100 and 500 companies. He believes in focusing on key problems to solve, with an emphasis on successful business and customer outcomes.
Jay Matusin
Senior Product/Project Manager
Fabiola is a full stack web developer specializing in Rails and React. She earned a degree in CS from the Instituto Tecnológico de Puebla.
Fabiola Monfil
Software Engineer
Katia is passionate about projects where technology and people come together to improve lives. At Grio, she learned to focus on results while adapting to rapidly changing environments.
Katia Montalvo
Finance Manager
Kristine is a full stack web developer specializing in Rails and Angular. She began her career in education, and joined Grio as an apprentice after graduating from Hackbright Academy in 2014.
Kristine Morinaka
Senior Software Engineer / Engineering Manager
Keyasia Pride's coordination efforts ensure Grio's projects run smoothly.
Keyasia Pride
Grio Coordinator
Blake is a UX Designer and Researcher based in Seattle. He joined Grio as a Senior Designer in 2022.
Blake Schermer
Senior Designer
With an emphasis on user research, Morgan has spent her design career designing meaningful products, services, and experiences that people love.
Morgan Shortle
Principal Designer / Design Manager
Gideon has been working as a PM since 2013 and joined the Grio team in early 2021. He is a certified Scrum Master and holds certifications as a Product Owner and in Large Scale Scrum.
Gideon Spencer
Senior Product/Project Manager
Hamid joined the Grio team in 2021 with over 25 years of experience. Hamid's specialties include Android, React Native, and React projects.
Hamid Tahmasebi
Senior Software Engineer
Braxton joined Grio in 2019 to create products with efficient, enjoyable user experiences. Constantly on the hunt for new tech solutions, Braxton embraces innovation and brings his flair to every project.
Braxton Ward
Senior Software Engineer / Engineering Manager
Zach has been a full-stack Software Engineer, with a strong focus in React, since 2016. He joined the Grio team in 2021.
Zach Williamson
Software Engineer
Ashley specializes in designing and delivering user-centered products that drive real business value through audience engagement and user experience across iOS, Android, and web apps.
Ashley Worsham
Senior UX Designer

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Our History

In 2008, San Francisco-based software developers Brad Johnson and Doug Kadlecek picked up their first contract to build an online newspaper and publishing platform. As their business grew, Brad and Doug expanded the Grio team to take on larger, more complex projects with an emphasis on collaboration, transparency, and positivity.

Today, Grio has over 50 developers, designers, product and project managers, and QA engineers spread across the US, Mexico, and Latin America. We’re always looking for more fun, talented folks to join us.

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