Dan Pacheco

Chief Executive Officer

Dan has more than 15 years experience in digital media at both traditional and pure-play Internet companies, including America Online, The Washington Post and Knight Ridder Tribune.

He was part of a small team that launched Washingtonpost.com in 1995 and was on the founding team for the AOL Hometown personal home page service in 1998. Under his leadership, the Hometown service grew to 10 million pages in just three years.

Pacheco is also a well-known digital innovator in the media industry. He was instrumental in getting newspapers to embrace social networking and citizen journalism, having received numerous industry awards for his work in these areas with The Bakersfield Californian starting in 2004. He founded Printcasting.com, the Knight News Challenge-funded project that FeedBrewer grew from.

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Andy Lasda

Chief Technology Officer

Andy Lasda is a developer with a broad technical background, ranging from systems and network architecture to administration and web application development.

In his 16 years in the technology sector, Andy has also served in a variety of leadership roles including Project Manager, Technical Program Director and Business Analyst. He has extensive experience in Drupal configuration and custom module development, as well as enterprise-level deployments and performance tuning, and is considered an expert in the Drupal community. He continues to contribute to the community with IRC support, core testing and bug reports, documentation, and new module development.

Andy has achieved expertise in the PHP and Perl programming languages, MySQL, and has a working knowledge of many other languages and technologies. Andy graduated from Williamsville South High School in 1990 and attended the University of Buffalo, with a focus on recording engineering and mass communications.