About Us

People come first. Life is short. We want to spend it with great people who will challenge us and help us grow. — Ryan Graves
Read Our Saltwater Philosophy Letter

Business is people.

The value within any company are the people that it attracts and curates, and how they work together. We see people first as individuals with unique perspectives and ideas, then as team members uniting to build, bound by purpose, and finally as a collective to deploy sustainable competitive advantage… aka. a winning culture. 

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Humility is a superpower.

Starting with openness, honesty, respect for the unknown, and respect for the details, we want to build a foundation for us to learn, focus, identify opportunities, and own mistakes. Humility enables our continual improvement.

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Pragmatic & prepared partners.

We emphasize timely execution but see our work as a lifelong effort and we seek to share our wins with our partners. We prepare ourselves using the “4D’s” — Data, Discussion, Decision, Delivery. Data supports our discussions, discussions sharpen our decisions, and clear decision making empowers our delivery. If we are pragmatic and follow a strong business process we will continue to achieve great outcomes.

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Brick by brick.

Everything big starts small. A new idea… a little action, a little test, one single brick, then another. We adventure towards new ideas, then compound these new ideas with little actions, then a little more follow through. Start small, follow through, build brick by brick.

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Take ownership, take action.

We take great pride in the high quality of our output, but we know that “done” can be better than “perfect”. We move quickly because it’s the best way to ensure we’re not afraid of the future. When a decision has been made, we anticipate the undefined by asking “what’s next” and “where do we go from here”.

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The anti-corp.

We work hard to avoid being the typical corporate bureaucracy. We are lean and we prioritize for an outcome, not for perception. If “everything is important” then “nothing is important”. We go deeper on fewer. Less is more.

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Our Team

  • RyanGraves
    Ryan Graves Founder
  • CarlyeCallihan
    Carlye Callihan Operations
  • AustinMiller
    Austin Miller Investments
  • DougLlewelyn
    Doug Llewellyn Operating Partner
  • Yiting Sun
    Yiting Sun Investments
  • Mystie-Hansen
    Mystie Hansen Executive Assistant
  • Kevin West
    Kevin West
  • Alex Gross
    Alex Gross
  • Gabe Weeks
    Gabe Weeks
  • Laura Mazzotta B&W
    Laura Mazzotta
  • DavidBlanco
    David White
  • Tammy Henning
    Tammy Henning
  • RyanSherman
    Ryan Sherman
  • Joseph Snotherly
    Joseph Snotherly
  • BrooksDavis
    Brooks Davis
  • Aaron Taylor B&W
    Aaron Taylor
  • Adam Snotherly B&W
    Adam Snotherly
  • Anneka Farago
    Anneka Farago
  • Mitch Belsley
    Mitch Belsley
  • Gerard Pallotta
    Gerard Pallotta
  • Faith Petkus
    Faith Petkus
  • Kim Dazey
    Kim Dazey
  • Michael Parker
    Michael Parker
  • John Barbour
    John Barbour
  • Benj Lanohan
    Benj Lanohan
  • Dane Chung
    Dane Chung
  • Jydz Roxas
    Jydz Roxas
  • Kevin Garma
    Kevin Garma
  • Mike Cadavida
    Mike Cadavida
  • Vivi Maliano
    Vivi Maliano
  • Mariam-Ghanem
    Mariam Ghanem
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  • ConnorHood
    Connor Hood Founder
  • NateMcGuire
    Nate McGuire Founder
  • Luca
    Luca Technical Director
  • Craig
    Craig Creative Director
  • Art
    Art Senior Developer
  • Amer
    Amer QA Lead
  • Gregory
    Gregory Dev Recruiter
  • Ivan
    Ivan Technical Architect
  • Kamil
    Kamil UI Designer
  • Andrew-M
    Andrew Developer
  • Daniel
    Daniel Developer
  • Martin
    Martin Developer
  • Miguel
    Miguel Developer
  • Mikhail
    Mikhail Developer
  • Nikolay
    Nikolay Developer
  • Pavel
    Pavel Developer
  • Saroj
    Saroj Developer
  • Roland
    Roland Designer
  • Rupen
    Rupen Developer
  • Sagin
    Sagin Developer
  • Raju
    Raju Developer
  • Selmir
    Selmir Project Manager
  • Lafif
    Lafif Developer
  • Eduardo
    Eduardo Project Manager
  • Damian
    Damian Developer
  • Mirza
    Mirza QA
  • Adis
    Adis Designer
  • josh
    Josh Project Manager
  • Serhii
    Serhi Developer
  • Amer2
    Amer QA
  • Pablo
    Pablo Developer
  • AmeliaVazquez
    Amelia Vazquez
  • BrianNowosielski
    Brian Nowosielski
  • EricGasa
    Eric Gasa
  • ShaeVogt
    Shae Vogt
  • ZachBrown
    Zach Brown