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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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.

Jordan Tenedora

Director of Business Development

After graduating from Saint Mary’s College of California with a degree in Politics, Jordan went on to work on political races ranging from the city council to the statewide level. Now as the Director of Business Development, Jordan works with a diverse group of campaigns and organizations, to provide their field staff with superior technology. He now lives in Philadelphia, and spends his free time enjoying the city life, working out, cooking, and cheering on Oakland sports teams.

Customer Success Team

Sarah Bacon

Director of Customer Success

Roofie Bacon

Office Dog

Roofie has over 10 years campaign experience. He has spent time on numerous paid canvasses including NextGen Climate Action, Kay Hagen for US Senate, President Obama's re-election and Bernie Sanders primary campaign. He is the morale officer in our Bristol, PA office and personally welcomes everyone to the office every morning. Roofie has also been to all of the contiguous lower 48 states.

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.

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.

Jason Gallagher

Software Engineer

Jason is a lover of all things technical, with a specific inclination for mobile applications. He recently graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2015 with degrees in Computer and Electrical Engineering. As a member of the Grassroots Unwired team, Jason hopes to make the world an easier place to live in by creating an application that provides simple solutions to complex problems. When he's not developing software, you can catch Jason shredding at the nearest skatepark.

Vishal Priyadarshan

Software Engineer

Vishal is a Philadelphia area native, and a Temple University graduate with a degree in Information Science & Technology. After holding several challenging application development positions, he joined Grassroots Unwired this year due to his interest in helping political campaigns work towards their goals. Vishal resides in the city of Philadelphia, and spends his time exploring the city, exercising, playing music, and rooting for all Philadelphia sports teams.