Jake Sigal CEO
A proud graduate of Ohio University, Jake invented the original USB turntable at Numark before he went to work on satellite radio products at Delphi. He founded his first startup, Livio, in 2008 and spent five years developing Internet radios and a language that lets mobile apps and hardware systems communicate. Ford bought Livio in 2013 and Jake founded Tome to explore the Internet of Things tech space.
Massimo Baldini President
Massimo spent 15 years working in brand management and product development for Whirlpool, Kenmore, Delphi, 3M and Procter & Gamble before he joined Jake at Livio in 2008. His experience was essential to the startup’s growth to become established software innovators, and he brought that same skillset to Tome as its co-founder and president.
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 soaring to new heights and infinite possibilities.
Angela Fessler Software Engineering Sr. Manager
Angela got a degree in computer science from Arizona State University and led a software engineering team in the “Valley of the Sun” before returning to her native Michigan to raise a family and join Tome. She’s happy engineering solutions that improve health, support mobility and bring people together.
Rich Rarey Sr. Software Engineer
Rich got his start in tech working in radio. He joined NPR as a sound engineer after Ohio University, explored broadcast systems and automation, and eventually entered the lab with a small team researching broadcast technology. Fortune dealt him a fresh start and new research challenges at Tome. A private pilot, Rich lives outside Washington, DC and loves traveling to the faraway places he once visited by shortwave radio.
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.
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.
Mark Furland Software Engineer
Mark grew up with computer games: playing, modding and eventually hosting. The experience sent him down a path of exploration into tech’s nitty-gritty and advanced details. He studied computers at the University of Vermont, and later at Michigan Tech. The Hacker Fellows program channeled him toward Tome, where he currently works on the Advanced Projects Team. Off the clock, he enjoys sci-fi and mountain biking.
Scott Kramer Software Engineer Co-Op
Scott is like a sponge absorbing a sea of tech wizardry at Tome. The software engineer co-op from Kettering University is working toward a computer science degree and getting the hands-on experience that will take it all to the next level. He enjoys fixing tech bugs and knowing it makes a difference. When he’s not at work or in class, it’s a steady diet of Monty Python, video games and chess.
Andrew Steffes Software Engineer Co-Op
Inspired by his dad and older brother, Andrew always liked computers growing up. He took a few steps down the engineering path until he realized CAD wasn’t his thing. A programming class in high school left him wanting to do more, so he joined the co-op program at Kettering University. He was eventually drawn to Tome’s vision and its hard-working-but-laid-back vibe. When he’s not wrenching on computers for fun, he’s probably binge watching the next big thing on T.V.
Elijah Fry Software Engineer Co-Op
Elijah got his first programming experience working with Mindstorm robots in high school. As a junior studying computer science at Kettering University, he continues to develop his knack for finding unintended practical uses for existing technology. He found a similar outside-the-box atmosphere at Tome when he went looking for a co-op opportunity. When he’s not bringing a fresh perspective to the team, he enjoys mountain biking and developing board games. He also loves music, sings and plays the trumpet.
Jason Miller Software Engineer Co-Op
Battling your older brother for playing time on a game console has its benefits. For Jason, it channeled him toward the computer desk. His programming path through Kettering University eventually led to Tome, where he’s not “just another drop in a lake” and likes seeing his code at work in a finished product. A Venturing Scout with a love for the outdoors, Jason was a high school drum major and loves music.
Conner Wallace Software Engineer Co-op
Conner started tinkering with robots in high school and eventually became the go-to programmer for his robotics team. That role inspired Conner’s college path and his noble quest to leverage artificial intelligence for practical usefulness in the workforce. When he’s not studying runes at Kettering University or working on Android development at Tome, you’ll find him gaming in the “League of Legends” realm or handcrafting chain mail armor in the real world.
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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Tome is proud to be part of the Hacker Fellows program. Through the fellowship program, Tome has been able to provide exciting tech opportunities for talented coders in the Detroit-area. We offer a hands-on experience on innovative projects in the internet-of-things space with a specialized focus on enterprise mobility: mobility software and connected office.
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