Team

Our Team

Monte Evans
Technical Vision and Security

Monte Evans
Technical Vision and Security

As CTO, Monte is responsible for the vision and strategy of Warpwire's technology. He's guided by a passion to design innovative, comprehensively built products that are focused, concise, and embrace continuity. Before founding Warpwire, Monte spent over a decade architecting scalable applications for business and higher education as a Senior Information Architect and Technical Director. Monte holds a Masters of Science in Information Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, focusing on unstructured text analysis of large datasets. He currently resides in Durham.

Andrew Synowiez
Product Strategy and Creative

With over fifteen years of experience translating technology needs into intuitive, user-oriented solutions, Andrew leads client acquisition, product strategy, design, and user-experience for Warpwire as COO. Prior to founding Warpwire, Andrew was a Creative Director and Lead Product Designer who fostered software relationships with tier-1 educational clients. He also founded a full-service film production company whose work received national TV broadcast and international festival screening. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and lives with his partner Marie in Durham.

Jeff Gula
Application Development and Integration

As VP of Engineering, Jeff oversees application development, interface usability, and technical support for Warpwire. Before founding Warpwire, Jeff led software development and systems architecture as a Research Director and Development Lead, and has collaborated with many RTP-based research and science companies on large-scale data collection and analysis projects. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and now resides in Durham.

Erin Moore
Documentation and Training

Erin is responsible for creating all of the support guides and tutorial videos for Warpwire. She also regularly leads product demonstrations and trainings. She's passionate about bridging the gap between developers and users and has spent eight years translating technobabble into English in a variety of writing and training focused roles. Before joining Warpwire, Erin earned her master's degree in Library and Information Science at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which she thinks compliments her undergraduate work in English Literature perfectly. She lives with her partner and their two cats in Durham.

Joel Feiner
Infrastructure and Backend Development

Joel manages infrastructure, release process and supports backend development at Warpwire. He previously worked as programmer and database administrator at the Center for Community Self-Help, a network of credit unions and community development financial institutions (CDFIs) with an economic justice mission. He learned a lot about spreadsheets and process there and is bringing that knowledge to Warpwire, much to the dismay of his coworkers. Joel studied computer science and linguistics at UNC-Chapel Hill and graduated with a bachelor's in 2007. He currently lives in south Durham, near to and yet far from every point of interest in the Triangle.

Jenn Summe
Business Development and Marketing

Jenn leads the business development, marketing, and strategic partnership initiatives at Warpwire. Previously, she spent eight years in various roles at startups in the Triangle area. Jenn has served as a client liaison as an Integrations Project Manager and Relationship Manager, contributed to business growth and increased brand awareness as a Marketing Manager, and streamlined internal processes as Director of Project Management at a digital marketing agency. She graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and currently resides in Durham.

Walter Daniels
General Counsel and Strategic Advisor

Walter Daniels serves as general counsel for Warpwire through his law firm, Daniels & Daniels, P.A. In addition to his work at Warpwire, Walter currently serves as Chairman of the Statewide Advisory Board of the North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) and has since 1984. Mr. Daniels was a founding member of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) and served as their director for many years. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead Scholar and graduated with honors in American Studies. Later, he received a law degree from UNC and a masters in Public Policy Sciences from Duke University. Walter now resides in Durham with his family.

Andy Seamans
Strategic Advisor

Andy advises Warpwire on long-term growth strategy. Andy has over 20 years of experience evaluating complex investment opportunities in the Pharmaceutical and restaurant industries. Most recently, he served as CFO at Rise Biscuits & Donuts, a franchised restaurant system, where he was responsible for financial aspects of a rapidly growing business, including transactions, accounting, cash flow forecasting, investor relations, HR, real estate, and strategic planning. Prior to Rise, he served as Director of Portfolio Analytics at GlaxoSmithKline PLC, located in Durham, NC from 2001 to 2011. Andy holds an MBA from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business and a BA in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He resides with his family in Durham.

Margaret McNab
Strategic Advisor

Margaret advises Warpwire on culture and values-driven leadership. As a veteran marketer and business leader, Margaret considers integrity and authenticity to be the two critical drivers of sustainable growth. Margaret is a growth strategy consultant with nearly a decade of experience putting her knowledge of business development, marketing, and PR to work helping good companies earn great success. Margaret is a graduate of the University of Oregon's Robert D. Clark Honors College where she earned a BA in Anthropology.