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Founded in metro Detroit, Tome’s team of owls does the heavy tech lifting for established companies and leading innovators across a range of markets. With a small flock of engineers and proven management dedicated to creating incredible, customized user experiences at the point where hardware meets software, Tome deploys the latest high-tech tools to solve some of the world’s most interesting problems for clients including Ford Motor Co., Humanscale and SRAM Corp. The resulting solutions often lead directly to new products and services for Tome’s partners operating at the forefront of the larger Internet of Things movement. Jake Sigal and Massimo Baldini founded Tome in 2014 after they sold their first company, Livio, to Ford.
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We seek and destroy the world’s most interesting tech problems.
We work for the world’s best companies so they can do what they do best.
There are no rules. We mash up software, hardware and electronics to provide an unmatched user experience.
Customers & Partners
Jake Sigal CEO
Jake has made a career out of creating the amazing experiences consumer tech users want and deserve. He co-founded Tome in 2014 and as the CEO, he leads a proven team of hungry owls working to crack complex tech problems in the vast Internet of Things space. Jake’s work creates partnership opportunities with the world’s most well-known companies wherever accelerated product-specific tech innovation is desired.
Massimo Baldini President
Massimo brought his career expertise in brand management and product development with him when he co-founded Tome in 2014. As its president, he runs the day-to-day operations and oversees the development of products and services. Massimo’s leadership gets Tome noticed, and it is essential to the continued growth of business-to-business partnerships that guide Tome’s groundbreaking tech explorations.
SkillsBusiness/OpsProduct/Brand MKTBouncing in 1st row at weird music events
Phil Danne Director of Engineering
Writing code and making music are the things that drive Phil, who went from punching a clock to doing something he loved when he joined Livio in 2011. He later left for Tome where he leads a team of engineers on the bleeding edge of tech.
SkillsDistance RunningScoville Pain ToleranceKeeping the 'I' in Interstate
Andy Lenox Director of Advanced Projects
Andy enjoys building the things he’d like to have, and he has always appreciated software he can use. Both are central to his work at Tome, where he works on advanced projects that enhance and personalize the user experience for people on the go.
Eric Barch Software Engineer
A technological “jack of all trades,” big data analytics and the high-tech gear that powers it are a hoot for Eric. He’s in his element working with circuit boards and servers, pushing the envelope by prototyping how the pieces work together in a system.
SkillsServer HerdingCatching exceptions before compilerRock Climbing
Angela Fessler Software Engineering Team Lead
Angela led the design automation software engineering team at Amkor Technology in Arizona before she flew back to Michigan to join Tome. She’s happy making workplaces more user-friendly by optimizing accuracy and health through technology.
SkillsSoftware DevelopmentProcess Automation & ImprovementMountain Biking
Steve Filus Software Engineer
Steve left software engineering for big companies behind in hope of finding a landing place at an inspired startup. He found what he was looking for when he saw an “Owls Wanted” ad at Tome, where he enjoys taking on new challenges every day.
SkillsMario TennisReal Life TennisConsuming Burritos
Melis Öner Software Engineer
Melis hails from Istanbul, Turkey, where she studied electrical engineering. A six-month stint as a visiting researcher at Central Michigan University got her into Android app development. Grooving with a master’s degree in computer science and some serious classical guitar playing skills, she’s not one to fret about multitasking at Tome.
SkillsChessMastering Home Made FoodBeing Skeptical
Nick Dedenbach Software Engineer
Nick studied computer engineering at Michigan, joined the workforce and quickly learned that the big-company tech thing wasn’t for him. He sought migration to a startup and landed at Tome doing iOS and Android development for ambitious Internet of Things projects.
SkillsLEARNING NEW TECHNOLOGIESGEOCACHINGSPEAKING VOLUME
Matt Rathbun Software Engineer
Matt graduated from Michigan Tech and got his professional start working on Linux-based pharmacy software. He later landed at Plymouth Rock, where he worked with the Salesforce platform. A quest for new challenges and innovative development opportunities brought him to Tome. When he’s not at work expanding the tech universe, you’ll find him basking in a full spectrum of video games.
SkillsLaughing at Bad Jokes & Puns3D PrintingMaxing Out Movement Speed in RPGs
Ben Willshire Software Engineer
Ben fell in love with computers in high school and eventually became the lead programmer on the robotics team. He later left the family nest to study computer science at the University of Michigan. Ben knew that he wanted to work in software development when he graduated but wasn’t sure where until he found Tome and was inspired by the forward-thinking vibe.
SkillsWearing PlaidEnjoy Playing Video GamesBeing Good At Those Video Games
John Murch Software Engineer
John’s first computer was an IBM XT. He was CompTIA A+ certified at 16 and later got into programming while studying computer science at the University of Vermont. Before he landed at Tome, John worked in project management, product management and app development for New York-based startups. He was drawn to the atmosphere and the potential to push out exciting projects at Tome.
SkillsParallel ParkingCooking BaconSolving Rubik Cube
Tome Owl Inspirational Firebrand
Blessed with intuition and wise beyond his years, Tome makes decisions based on solid foundations. As a spirit guide, he continually is on the cutting edge, exploring the unknown and leading the charge into exciting areas of innovation.
SkillsWisdomHooting AbilityNight Vision
C8H10N4O2 Director of Motivation
A stalwart of the Tome team, C8H10N4O2 provides additional support to fuel our bits of creativity and brainstorming. Seen at all hours of the day, in meetings, and by the side of several workstations, C8H10N4O2 is an indispensable part of the Tome crew.
Careers at Tome
We’re looking for more than hired hands at Tome. If you excel when you tinker, invent and innovate and are a bird of a different feather in search of a different kind of workplace, come join us on our journey. There will be hard work, but it’ll be coolest job you’ll ever have.
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Press / Media
It’s an exciting time at Tome. We continue to make a splash in the Internet of Things tech space and have already generated a lot of momentum. If you’re looking to learn more about Tome or are a member of the press, go to our Press/Media page where you’ll find news, official releases and a press kit with our bios, logos and photos.
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