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Meet our team

Made by locals in
twelve countries.

Small, dedicated, mission driven

Meet the contributors and supporters working on Cobbles from around the world. Our collective experience ranges from public and private sector, technology, nonprofits and NGOs.

Our Team

Mark Slater South Boston, MA
Mark Slater


Mark’s local passions are focused on youth programs for kids. He, along with 3 other parents recently set up a youth soccer program called CityKids Football Club for 500 children to play the beautiful game ⚽️.

Over his career, Mark has been awarded several patents for his inventions in consumer – business Messaging. US Patent #8,972,502

John Slater Wandsworth, UK
John Slater

Chief Design Officer

Like His brother, John loves to spend time coaching his son’s rugby team in london.

John Ludes Bristol, RI
John Ludes

Chief Operating Officer

John is heavily involved with youth sailing programs in his community of Bristol, RI. An avid sailor and father of 4 active girls, john finds occasional peace out on his sleuth in Buzzards Bay.

John Graduated from the University of Vermont before receiving his MBA from Providence College.

Gwinyai Nyatsoka South Boston, MA
Gwinyai Nyatsoka

Chief Technology Officer

Gwinyai’s passions stem from his support for his local community in his native Zimbabwe where he lives. He’s also passionate about teaching and is a top-rated Udemy instructor on software subject matter.

Claudia Marsh Ipswich, MA
Claudia Marsh

Job Product Marketing Lead

Cloon’s local passions are focused on capturing community life through photojournalism; highlighting local artists, shops, and events. She started a book and tennis club in her community for neighbors of all ages.

Carlos Brana Wandsworth, UK
Carlos Brana

Principal Designer

Carlos lives in London where is constantly on the hunt for the latest art gallery and the next Beer Garden. Know any? tell him!

Kaiko Daidutta
Kaiko Daidutta

Lead Back-End Engineer

Kaiko lives in Bangkok Thailand and is the architect of our software infrastructure.

Li Yin
Li Yin

Lead Front-End Engineer

Li lives in China and leads most efforts and epics related to application UI.

Nicolas Marga
Nicolas Marga

Lead Web Engineer

Nicolas guides all the web products and properties for the company including the community management platform we call the newsroom.

Vlad Volkov
Vlad Volkov

Front-End Camera Engineer

Chen Yun
Chen Yun

Front-End Engineer

Ndriqim Haxhaj
Ndriqim Haxhaj

Animations and Gestures Engineer

ND lives in Kosovo and obsesses about human application interactions on the platform. When not building dismissals, ND can be found …..

Our Investors

The core team enjoys the support of industry experts, investors and entrepreneurs.

Our Partners, Supporters and Investors

Scott Johnson South Boston, MA
Scott Johnson

Board Member

Scott has spent his career in venture capital, leading investments in ground-breaking software companies. Scott supports mark and the team as a board member and investor.

Scotts latest venture, Blitzscaling Ventures sees him partnering on the fund with Chris Yeh and Reid Hoffman. Previously scott was a General Partner at New Atlantic Ventures (NAV) a Draper Fisher Jurvetson affiliate venture fund.

Scott Graduated from Cornell University before completing his MBA at MIT

Dan Cornwell South Boston, MA
Dan Cornwell

Investor & Advisor

Dan Graduated from Yale and Wharton and supports the team with strategic matters including partnerships, and strategic product decisions. Dan is an investor in the company and spends time with the team on strategic product and partnership initiatives.

Dan Graduated from Yale University before completing his MBA at Wharton.

Chris John Norton, MA
Chris John

Investor & Advisor

Chris is a successful entrepreneur actively involved in the formation, administration, and sale of a number of early-stage enterprises. He Specializes in using technology to automate disjointed, manually-intensive processes for large-scale enterprises. Prior to his current company Syndicate,  Chris Served as the CEO and co-founder of Bonaire Software Solutions which he sold to Broadridge in 2018. Chris can regularly be found counseling mark at Sebastians Hockey games – His entrepreneurial pattern recognition being put to work in guiding cobbles to calm waters…

Chris Graduated fromProvidence College before completing his MBA at Babson.

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