Founder

Russ Oster

Chief Executive Officer

Russ’ first experience in the world of grassroots organizing came when he was an infant and his mother pushed him in a stroller door to door to collect signatures for the Impeach Nixon movement. Eighteen years later he embarked on his college career in Washington, DC and during that time developed a passion for campaigns and elections that started with an internship on the campaign of the first woman ever elected to Congress from the State of Virginia. For the next 15 years Russ lived and breathed campaigns, running field operations in a wide range of races and for a number of coordinated campaign efforts. When it became obvious to Russ that the technology existed to make field efforts drastically more efficient and accountable but the solutions did not, he launched Grassroots Unwired and has worked every day since to keep GU on the cutting edge, pushing new features and enhancements to meet the needs of every evolving grassroots organizing efforts.

Business Development Team

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Brian Mont

Account Executive

Brian is a graduate of The College of New Jersey's Business School and has an education in web development. He is excited to introduce customers to the Grassroots Unwired Platform and work with them to create new success stories. In his spare time, Brian is a movie/tv fanatic and enjoys spending time with his wife and their dog.

Harold Disk

Account Executive

A self-described tech geek, Harold is always on the lookout for game-changing technology in the business world. From the days of dial-up modems to modern day disaster recovery remote services Harold has always tried to see and convey the value of new technologies available to the commercial world.

When not being the technology evangelist for Grassroots Unwired he likes spending time with his wife and toddler and occasionally plays a round of golf, badly.

Mimi Kantor

Vice President, Business Development

Mimi has a rich background working for and consulting alongside Non-Profits (National and Local), managing CRM projects, implementations and integrations. By joining Grassroots Unwired, Mimi hopes to share her enthusiasm for delivering effective enterprise technology solutions to more Non-Profits. Mimi’s role is to show Non-Profits how mobile technology will benefit multi-channel fundraising and advocacy. In her spare time, she researches all things tech, buys too many domain names, enjoys seeing art and film as well as cooking for and entertaining her friends. Mimi holds a B.A. from Bennington College and a M.A. in Media Studies from the New School for Public Engagement. She lives with her husband in Boston trying to avoid becoming a Red Sox fan.

Customer Success Team

Sarah Bacon

Director of Customer Success

Grassroots Platform Development

Alex Castner

Chief Technology Officer

Alex joined Grassroots Unwired to build robust technical solutions for amazing people. He is a creative hands-on CTO, generalist, problem solver, lifelong learner, product and technology leader who is able to adapt Grassroots Platform and future vision to meet the needs, wants and desires of our customers. Alex originally hails from the Boston area, bicycles into work almost everyday and instills an undying love of the Red Sox in everyone he meets.

Aniruddh Gogate

Software Engineer

Originally from India, Aniruddh came to the US to pursue higher education from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He joined the Grassroots Unwired team wanting to use his Developer skills to enhance the platform which helps our clients innovate and promote their social causes.

A curious individual, he strives to explore and learn new technologies and is currently working on becoming a kickboxing expert.

Nick Filauro

Software Engineer

A Philadelphia area native, Nick is a recent graduate of Temple University with a degree in Information Science & Technology. He joined Grassroots Unwired due to his interest in software development and desire to help positive political campaigns work towards a better world. Day to day, Nick looks forward to tackling the unique challenges facing a small technology company in the political field, and in his spare time enjoys music, sports, and writing.

Ed Fedeli

Software Engineer

Ed is a proud graduate of Drexel University, from which he is now applying his skills in software design and architecture to the future of Grassroots Unwired. Beyond his passion for creating lasting and easy-to-use software, he also enjoys being able to support important community groups and organizations. He strives to take the Grassroots Unwired platform to the future, where it can have maximum impact across the nation. In his spare time, Ed enjoys playing poker, video games, and listening to music.