Matt has spent his career improving experiences through technology. He established his foundation at Accenture, JP Morgan Chase, and US Bank before founding Nyaas, a niche consulting practice dedicated to making title and escrow firms operate with improved efficiency and customer service. Now at Vodii, Matt lives at the intersection of business and technology creating easy-to-use, solution-driven software that seamlessly integrates into his customers’ business processes. Metaphorically, anyway — he actually lives in Austin, TX with his wife and 3 kids.
Matt is a darn good mixologist — it’s probably because he cares about the details and wants to please people. Doesn’t really matter, though, let’s have another!
Say this 5 times fast:
Scott is a curious, capable, confident, and committed creator and coder.
No, really…say it 5 times fast. We’ll wait.
He’s also detailed, well-traveled, and is mega-experienced — he’s created technology solutions for dozens of companies in several industries all around the world. We’re lucky that he settled here in Austin with his wife and 2 kids. When he’s not in the office, he’s helping his kids become full humans — and building forts and climbing challenges all around his house.
Tacos. All of them. Every day.
Katherine is Vodii’s octopus. She’s got lots of hands in lots of projects: from product management to project management, from requirements analysis & design to QA & testing, and from feature documentation to release support. Katherine has incredible experience, so there isn’t much she hasn’t seen or isn’t prepared to handle. We think her ability to easily shift gears comes from moving from Puerto Rico to Alaska as a kid. Yup, Puerto Rico to Alaska — so nothing fazes her now. She’s also the proud mom of Rogue and Gandalf, 2 wild and sweet cats.
In addition to her work here, Katherine helps others on their spiritual path as the Urban Spirit Guide.
“We won James in a high stakes poker game.”
“When James decided to go pro, we selected him with our first draft pick.”
“We went on a road trip and when we got back James was in our trunk.”
No one really remembers the true story of how James joined the team, but the tales seem to get taller every day. That’s because a guy this good deserves an equally good story. What we’ve come to learn is that if you dream it, James can build it — and that’s the honest truth.
Best after work activity with James:
Go to a Brazilian restaurant and let him order for the table…you won’t be disappointed.
When Jasmine walked through the door with a refined portfolio and stories of frequent travel, we figured we were way too rough around the edges to hang out with her. When she told us she has a following on Twitch and built a ridiculously awesome battle station, we knew we’d need to upgrade our “gaming pod” with the hand-me-down PS2 & Matt’s old bean bag chair. And when she told us she recently founded Colorful Coders — an organization that teaches kids from underrepresented areas how to code — we got misty-eyed and asked her to adopt us.
Jasmine’s techy creative perspective has rounded out our team and she’s helped elevate our products with superior design and exceptional UX.
What Jasmine’s warning label might say:
Proceed with caution: I like pizza with pineapple on it.
Having two Scotts would cause confusion, so we held an epic Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament. Scott LaPlante cheated. And now Scott Elder is simply Elder.
Elder is a writer, a poet, and a software engineer. Wait…what?
That might seem odd to you, but it makes perfect sense to us.
Coding is a language and Elder uses it to bring big ideas to life.
Clearly. Concisely. Brilliantly. Poetically.
Some of the best go by one name: Aristotle. Voltaire. Aesop. Common. Elder.
Brought to you by the letter “D”:
Elder’s dog is a Dachshund named Duke. Elder’s game is Dungeons + Dragons. Elder’s go-to geometric shape is the dodecahedron.