The Passpack team is expanding all the time and we would like to keep you guys up to date on our new additions. You may have read the post on the women of Passpack, which gave you a taste of some of the crew but here are a few you haven’t met and a few others we’ve just met ourselves!
Francesco Sullo – Now don’t tell me this name is not familiar. Francesco is the CEO and CTO of Passpack and one of the two co-founders. His wife’s name is Tara…um, she’s the other co-founder of Passpack- you’ve probably heard of her too! Francesco is the brains behind the development and security of Passpack. When he is not spending countless hours thinking of new ways to improve the application, Francesco can be found…wait, that’s all he does.
Oh and by the way, he has a band. Francesco’s the singer, writer and guitarist and when he plays live, he does a little comedy act in between if you’re lucky. Check him out on MySpace.
Gianluca De Stefano Silvestri is one of the new Designers. He was born and raised in Rome (born in Anagni – near Rome). He has a splendid 16 month-old-daughter. He’s quite the creative person – in his free time he likes drawing, especially portraits and he also dabbles in video. He’s a guitar player (must run in the Passpack blood!) and can’t get enough of music like De Andre’, Pink Floyd and particularly likes experimental music. It’s not surprising to hear that he’s also a fan of M.C. Escher…mmmm…I wonder if we’ll see that influence in his work here at Passpack!
Laura Annibali is another of the new Designers. She didn’t make it in the Who’s Who of Passpack Women, as she too is a new addition. Also a Roman native, Laura loves Queen and anything Freddy Mercury. She considers herself a 70s and 80s rock kind of gal. She may just be a kid at heart with hobbies such as comic books (anything Marvel, anything Spiderman), Playstation and Wii. Laura loves cats but can’t have one in the house, or her enormous dog Lea might just eat her up! She’s a twin, so who knows if it’s actually Laura sitting next to me at the office every day…
Giuseppe Finocchiaro (aka Joe) is one of the new Developers. He’s from Floridia – that’s not a misspelling of the citrus city – it’s in Sicily. He’s quite the dynamic character and when at the computer he often has to stand up and walk around, just to let off some of that energy. His hobbies are underwater fishing and jogging (sometimes around the office). If all goes well (his words, not mine) he will marry his sweetheart next June. But we may not have to cross our fingers too much – as his fiance’ Sara currently lives in Sicily, the two love birds are known to speak up to 10 times a day!
Grzegorz Woźniak is another Passpack Developer with a not so easy to pronounce name (Francesco has almost mastered it)! Grzegorz moved from Poland to Italy to study at the University of Bologna. His interest in ancient Roman history has brought him here to us. He’s an avid tennis player and moonlights as a tennis instructor. He sometimes suffers from a bit of homesickness for his hometown of Szczecin, but he is more than happy that his path has brought him to Italy and to Passpack!
WELCOME NEW GUYS!