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Ross is the Founder and CEO of Growth Spark, an agency that provides strategy, design and development services to e-commerce companies. Since its founding in 2008, Growth Spark has completed over 350 projects with brands including Newbury Comics, Johnny Cupcakes, BottleKeeper and many more. During that time, the firm has also received awards from Interactive Media Awards, Internet Retailer and BusinessWeek. Prior to Growth Spark, Ross co-founded For Art's Sake Media, Inc., a technology company servicing the art industry, where he led the organization through its seed funding, team building and product launch. Ross is a proud alum of Babson College where he occasionally guest lectures on topics including e-commerce, design and entrepreneurship.

Ross Beyeler

Founder & CEO

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Ross is the Founder and CEO of Growth Spark, an agency that provides strategy, design and development services to e-commerce companies. Since its founding in 2008, Growth Spark has completed over 350 projects with brands including Newbury Comics, Johnny Cupcakes, BottleKeeper and many more. During that time, the firm has also received awards from Interactive Media Awards, Internet Retailer and BusinessWeek. Prior to Growth Spark, Ross co-founded For Art's Sake Media, Inc., a technology company servicing the art industry, where he led the organization through its seed funding, team building and product launch. Ross is a proud alum of Babson College where he occasionally guest lectures on topics including e-commerce, design and entrepreneurship.

Aside from a completely underestimated addiction to Sriracha Hot Chile Sauce, you could say Andy is a real straight shooter. He holds a B.A. in Graphic Arts/Advertising and believes that almost any problem can be solved through good design. He got his start in the museum industry designing touch-based interactive exhibit kiosks, which dawned a true passion for user-experience. Outside of the office, you can catch Andy creating art out of molten rock(glassblowing), or cruising around town on a surfboard with wheels.

Andy Thayer

Creative Director

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Aside from a completely underestimated addiction to Sriracha Hot Chile Sauce, you could say Andy is a real straight shooter. He holds a B.A. in Graphic Arts/Advertising and believes that almost any problem can be solved through good design. He got his start in the museum industry designing touch-based interactive exhibit kiosks, which dawned a true passion for user-experience. Outside of the office, you can catch Andy creating art out of molten rock(glassblowing), or cruising around town on a surfboard with wheels.

Tina likes to make things. Her favorite tools besides pen/paper and Illustrator, are tags and elements. She studied Graphic Design and IT at Syracuse University, where she found that she had two voids to fill--one for design and one for development. As designer and front-end developer, she is attentive to detail and curious about doing things in unconventional ways. Besides weekends full of baked goods, Tina also likes to create with yarn. Her amigurmi collection includes cupcakes, dragons, bears, bunnies, owls, and lots more in the making.

Tina Yeung

Designer & Coder

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Tina likes to make things. Her favorite tools besides pen/paper and Illustrator, are tags and elements. She studied Graphic Design and IT at Syracuse University, where she found that she had two voids to fill--one for design and one for development. As designer and front-end developer, she is attentive to detail and curious about doing things in unconventional ways. Besides weekends full of baked goods, Tina also likes to create with yarn. Her amigurmi collection includes cupcakes, dragons, bears, bunnies, owls, and lots more in the making.

Madeleine has been immersed in the world of e-commerce for close to a decade, having spent time at Wayfair and GourmetGiftBaskets.com. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and her innate curiosity of the human condition translated into a career focused on understanding the customer/consumer life cycle and how to best market a product. Throughout her career, she has been dedicated to different aspects of both digital and print marketing as well as product marketing. When not at work, you can likely find her in her garden or whistling while she strolls around the city.  

Madeleine McGregor

Project Manager

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Madeleine has been immersed in the world of e-commerce for close to a decade, having spent time at Wayfair and GourmetGiftBaskets.com. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and her innate curiosity of the human condition translated into a career focused on understanding the customer/consumer life cycle and how to best market a product. Throughout her career, she has been dedicated to different aspects of both digital and print marketing as well as product marketing. When not at work, you can likely find her in her garden or whistling while she strolls around the city.  

Jonathan is a business-minded web application and database architect with over 15 years experience building customer-facing, cloud-based solutions. With a background in email marketing technology, Jonathan has spent the last 6 years contributing to the e-commerce world where he implements advanced integrations across all areas of the Shopify platform. A registered Shopify expert through his personal consulting company, JAS Technology, Jonathan works alongside GrowthSpark as its development lead. Jonathan received a B.A. degree in Computer Science from Hamilton College...  and jumped into the industry 72 hours later!   

Jonathan Schwartz

Lead Developer

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Jonathan is a business-minded web application and database architect with over 15 years experience building customer-facing, cloud-based solutions. With a background in email marketing technology, Jonathan has spent the last 6 years contributing to the e-commerce world where he implements advanced integrations across all areas of the Shopify platform. A registered Shopify expert through his personal consulting company, JAS Technology, Jonathan works alongside GrowthSpark as its development lead. Jonathan received a B.A. degree in Computer Science from Hamilton College...  and jumped into the industry 72 hours later!   

With a love for art and technology Mark always knew he was destined for a career in the communications industry. After studying graphic design at Fitchburg State University he spent the next 8 years slinging ink as a print designer and pre-press technician. Realizing the internet might not just be a fad he headed back to school and obtained a certificate in front-end web development with a focus on HTML, CSS, PHP and JavaScript. Since then he has spent his days (and many nights) creating websites in Wordpress and Shopify for clients and agencies that share his passion for both beauty and functionality. In early 2016 he co-founded Facta Studio with Spencer Sherman.

Mark Toce

Facta Studio - Developer

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With a love for art and technology Mark always knew he was destined for a career in the communications industry. After studying graphic design at Fitchburg State University he spent the next 8 years slinging ink as a print designer and pre-press technician. Realizing the internet might not just be a fad he headed back to school and obtained a certificate in front-end web development with a focus on HTML, CSS, PHP and JavaScript. Since then he has spent his days (and many nights) creating websites in Wordpress and Shopify for clients and agencies that share his passion for both beauty and functionality. In early 2016 he co-founded Facta Studio with Spencer Sherman.

Spencer is a web developer with ten years of experience working for non-profits, state agencies, startups and software publishers. He loves making data-driven strategic decisions and is on a never-ending quest to optimize his work and life. In early 2016, he co-founded Facta Studio, a Boston-based digital studio that builds websites with code and craft. Facta partners directly with clients but they’re just as comfortable working behind the scenes with agencies who share their values.

Spencer Sherman

Facta Studio - Project Manager

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Spencer is a web developer with ten years of experience working for non-profits, state agencies, startups and software publishers. He loves making data-driven strategic decisions and is on a never-ending quest to optimize his work and life. In early 2016, he co-founded Facta Studio, a Boston-based digital studio that builds websites with code and craft. Facta partners directly with clients but they’re just as comfortable working behind the scenes with agencies who share their values.

Justin has been enamored with technology for the majority of his life. His very first computer was an IBM PS/2, and it was love at first DOS prompt. He spent the last 10 years working in the music and fashion industries (ask him about the “good ol’ days.”) He now helps handle marketing and software implementation at Growth Spark, where his appetite for exploring and explaining new systems is satiated. When he’s not writing about himself in third person, he can be found: drinking coffee, playing tabletop and video games, discovering new music, or reading.  

Justin has been enamored with technology for the majority of his life. His very first computer was an IBM PS/2, and it was love at first DOS prompt. He spent the last 10 years working in the music and fashion industries (ask him about the “good ol’ days.”) He now helps handle marketing and software implementation at Growth Spark, where his appetite for exploring and explaining new systems is satiated. When he’s not writing about himself in third person, he can be found: drinking coffee, playing tabletop and video games, discovering new music, or reading.