Planners, team leaders, and managers use twine to spark meaningful conversations that create a sense of belonging, camaraderie, connection, and impact.
Lawrence (aka LC) is our co-founder and CEO, and is responsible for keeping the lights on, articulating the vision, and convincing great people to join the team. Lawrence is a serial entrepreneur who lives in the Mission District of San Francisco with his wife and daughter. Previously, he founded DoubleDutch, the market leader for mobile event apps, which was acquired by Cvent in 2019. When not working, you can find Lawrence riding bicycles with his family, on the basketball or tennis courts, and reading Science Fiction. Lawrence was once attacked by a monkey as a child, yet amazingly, holds no hard feelings.
How are you doing, really?
Unassuming, Inspirational, Pioneer, Dreamer, Strong
Taylor is our co-founder and Head of Product, which at an early-stage startup means he spends a lot of time conversing, writing, testing, and more testing. Taylor is our rock and on a regular basis, everyone at twine leans on his varied experience and expertise which covers a wide range of disciplines from analytics to business operations and marketing. Outside of work Taylor is often playing beach volleyball, soccer, and sailing in NYC. He’s extremely disciplined and intentional about everything, including freezing his candies so he doesn’t binge eat them.
What’s a hard lesson in life you’re grateful you had the opportunity to learn?
Rock, Steady, Versatile, Inspiring, Intuitive, Multi-Tasker, Perceptive
Zola is our Global Account Manager and unequivocally voted by her team as the office sunshine. She oversees all of our client accounts and works closely with them to ensure they’re able to successfully connect their attendees and remote teams. Zola has over 6 years in the event tech industry and brings a wealth of knowledge of virtual and in-person event design, project management, and is known for being endlessly optimistic about the future of events and the impact they have on the world. When she’s not lighting up a zoom, she's usually hiking, cooking, or spending time with her friends and family. She can ride a unicycle if someone is holding her hand, so in fact, she actually cannot ride a unicycle.
What’s one experience you’d give everyone in the world?
Sunlight, Crucial, Practical, Generous, Glowing, Communicator
Brandon is our Chief Technology Officer. In addition to being our resident IT support, he is responsible for developing our software portfolio, cultivating a passionate engineering team, and keeping an eye on the horizon for trailblazing technologies and methods. Brandon has honed his technical and leadership expertise over the last 18 years. Once the laptop is closed Brandon scours the streets of San Francisco for the perfect cup of coffee to bring home to his arsenal of synthesizers.In addition to loving all things technology, Brandon at one point thought he was going to be a composer and is a tad too enthusiastic about the sonata form, but really, who isn’t?
How are you doing, really?
Complicated, Polymath, Ethical, Effective, Eccentric, Decision Maker
Anh is our Head of Community Engagement. This means she oversees the twine brand and how we connect with our community. Anh has an extensive background as an #eventprof, entrepreneur, and serial community builder and brings her event design lens & passion to help power conversations within the communities that twine works with. When Anh isn’t planking, twining, or diving deep into marketing analytics, she can be found hanging out with her 3 year old daughter, singing, volunteering for industry organizations, or probably tweeting (she tweets a lot!).
What sparked joy for you this week?
Formidable, Advocate, Intelligent, Optimistic, Guru, Caring, Passionate
DeAnte Godfrey is our customer success manager. DeAnte is the twine guru, responsible for getting our clients across the finish line by onboarding them to our tool, ensuring their expectations are met or exceeded, and providing event day support. DeAnte lives in Miami and has over 5 years of experience in the event industry. When DeAnte isn’t configuring twine rooms, setting up branded integrations, or answering support questions, he can be found working on his art, working out, or relaxing at the beach.
What would your younger self say about your music choices today?
Charming, Wicked, Enthusiastic, Ambassador, Diligent
Josh is in charge of all things design at twine, which means he spends most of his day trying to understand the problem, and designing the way our product looks, feels, and behaves to solve it. A self-proclaimed “blue-collar” designer, Josh draws inspiration from his hobbies which include sustainable farming, woodworking, and songwriting. Josh has won many awards such as: "Best Dad EVAR!!!" and multi-award winning for; "Most prompt human when getting food for our dogs". We always count our lucky stars that Josh didn’t pursue his CCM Boy band career and decided to join our team instead.
What is a smell that takes you back to your childhood?
Empath, Inventive, Empathetic, Compassionate, Detail-Oriented
Vijai is our VP of Engineering and spends his days leading our amazing team of engineers, learning about new technology, testing different ways to build our product, and turning ideas into reality. Vijai has over 16 years working in the technology space and has had a love for startups and was part of both the founding team at DoubleDutch and twine. When he’s not reviewing code, debugging software, or managing our next release, Vijai can be found surrounded by plants in his garden. He recently started growing microgreens and is a certified Master Gardener, which means he can help you debug your code or revive your orchid.
What activities make you feel most alive?
Tireless, Pathfinder, Brave, Pioneer, Get Shit Done, Organizer
Santiago (or Santi, as we call him!) is a Sr. Software Engineer at twine. In his role, he is responsible for the front-end (so everything you see and hear in twine) of our product. He honed his skills from a young age when he learned different programming languages and technologies to create a video game. Like our very own in-house wizard, Santiago can see our code, bugs, and fixes before they even happen sometimes. He has an infectious energy, boundless enthusiasm, and always has a smile on his face even if it’s 3 AM for him, which is sometimes when he does his best work. When he’s not adding magic to twine, he spends time with his 2 year old daughter, cooking, co-producing yoga videos with his soulmate and planning his next travel destination.
How are you doing, really?
Curious, Versatile, Prudent, Wizard, Determined, Team Player
Omar is our Senior Front End Engineer, which means he oversees the engineering team responsible for everything you see and feel when you’re twining. He works tirelessly to ensure a pleasant user experience. He is a seasoned developer and enjoys mentoring his team to try new things as they iterate on best practices. When he’s not immersed in code, he enjoys mixing tracks as it takes him back to his DJ days. He also plays the guitar. Software engineering runs deep in his family as two of his four kids are also software engineers.
Fate. It protects fools, little children, and ships named "Enterprise."
Teacher, Sequoia, Observant, Adroit, Cultured
Evan is our Head of Partnerships which means he oversees the relationship with all of our services and technology partners. We love collaborating with industry players, so Evan is always busy. He brings an extensive background as an entrepreneur, sales leader and relationship builder and has a passion for helping customers engage their audiences and connect like minded humans. When Evan isn’t building out the twinosphere (or making up words), he’s biking, running or skiing the Cascades. As a husband and father of two girls, joy in business comes with balance in life. Next time you see Evan in a twine ask him about the time he sold a jingle to Little Caesars while his wife gave birth in their car.
What do you know for sure?
Solid, Thoughtful, Communicative, Confident, Genuine, Measured
We strive to see the good & we're a friend to all.
We start with asking why to shape our thinking.
We bounce back and lift each other up.
We show up and bring our whole selves.
We strive to build software in service of humanity.