“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you,
spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.”

– Amy Poehle

Mike Ries

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Michael is a professional engineer by day, and a computer nerd by night. He never misses dinner with his wife and kids. but he finds time to builds robots, organize programming language meetups and host a programming podcast after his kids are in bed for the night.

Jeron Paul

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Hi I'm Jeron. I love building software companies. I was lucky enough to sell my last company Capshare to a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley. I've also started and sold two other companies. I'm always on the lookout for self-starting leaders who want to join the best team I've ever worked with here at Spiff.

Hope you enjoy my startup-themed playlist. Let me know if there's a song missing!

JP Maitre

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer

Hi, my name is JP (Real name is Jean-Philippe). I was born and raised in France and have been living in the US for almost a decade now. When in France, they call me “the American” and think I eat burgers everyday. In the US they call me “Frenchy” and think I eat snails for breakfast. Love you all! I have 10+ years of Product Management under my belt working at companies ranging from startups to billion dollars in valuation. Most recently I was at Ancestry.com leading the effort on their DNA product. I am very competitive and love to build things that impact people’s lives. I have had the privilege to work with some amazing people during my career and here is my most important learning: "Surround yourself with people that push you to do and be better. No drama or negativity. Just higher goals and higher motivation. Good times and positive energy. No jealousy or hate. Simply bringing out the absolute best in each other" (Warren Buffet). Want to learn more about me? Checkout my Spotify playlist.

Tanner Lacey

Co-Founder and Director of Operations

It's Tanner!

Andrew Gazdecki

Chief Growth Officer

I’m Andrew Gazdecki and I’ve been an entrepreneur for longer than I can remember. I like to build stuff, mostly companies, and try to tell a story that goes beyond what the company does to how it’s changing markets. I started my first company, Bizness Apps, while still in college. We made mobile app development affordable for small businesses, and initially, raised around $100,000 in funding. By the time Bizness Apps was acquired by private equity firm Think3, we had grown to $10M in annual recurring revenue, operating in 40 countries, and employing over 100 people. Now, I’m joining Spiff to help companies automate commission calculations and motivate sales teams.

Albert Candari

Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer

Just like Kip, Albert “loves technology”. Albert is a sucker for #JaredHess movies. Albert's career manifesto is to bring humanity to products through Design Thinking. Prior to Spiff, Albert was the Director of Product Design at Instructure. Instrumental in Instructure's successful IPO, he spearheaded the product research and design of two flagship products. He helped build numerous Human-Centered Design teams in diverse types organizations from global non-profit, growth companies to publicly traded companies.

This Albert's playlist when he drives down North Shore, Oahu... and yeah it sounds better with your windows are roll down.

Matt Stapleton

Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder

Matt Stapleton is Spiff's COO. Prior to Spiff, Matt ran the Shareworks Startup team at Morgan Stanley. He Co-founded Capshare in 2011 with Jeron, and acted as the company's COO/CFO through it's acquisition in 2017 and then became Capshare's CEO as a fully owned subsidiary of Shareworks Morgan Stanley. He loves playing with Quadcopters with his kids and playing with his Traeger Grill.

Casey Crouch

Co-Founder and Head of Front-End Engineering

Casey leads the front-end team at Spiff, bringing Albert’s amazing designs to life (it’s an easy job!). Before joining, he worked as an engineering lead at Capshare, Inc, as one of the company’s first employees. He enjoys playing tennis and golf, and struggles at rock climbing in his free time.

Jonathan Woahn

Head of Technical Sales/Onboarding

Jonathan leads the customer journey at Spiff, from technical sales to client success. He started his journey in managing client (student) success as a middle math teacher in San Francisco through Teach for America, graduating to managing client success as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, and eventually founding and running a business with a heavy emphasis on client success. In his free time (haha) he enjoys spending time with his family, on his bike, and in the Utah mountains.

Cam Kidman

Software Engineer

Ever since he was a little kid, Cam has always been interested in computers. One of his first encounters with a computer was when, as a child, his family was passing through Circuit City. He saw the computers and said "Wait, wait, I wanna see what the world is all about!"

Cam taught himself to code around 2009 and has been working for tech startups basically ever since. Cam also loves cycling, gaming, weight lifting, and spending time with all four of his dogs and his girlfriend.

Jason Olson

Software Engineer

In a former life, Jason was a photojournalist. Jason is now a software engineer who loves photography. Jason likes to spend time on his bike, be it mountain, road or motor. His goal at Spiff is to help make commissions pretty.

Madi Bullock

Content Strategist

Madi Bullock has been working in content since her BA in editorial and grammar in 2009. (I.e.: she’s a nerd and she’s down with that.) Her experience also includes social media and public relations in the B2B space with a little asterisk of Pilates instructor sprinkled in. She’s into yoga, the beach, and dining al fresco with people she loves. Check out her Spotify playlist and feel like you’re hanging out together.

Tanner Roberts

Digital Marketer

Tanner Roberts is currently a student at Utah Valley University majoring in Digital Marketing. In his free time he likes to spend time with friends and family as well as play sports, including: Basketball, Baseball, Football, and Soccer. Tanner is a “Die-Hard” fan of the Utah Jazz and attends several games a year with his Dad and friends. Tanner has a passion for business and is thrilled to be working with the team here at Spiff!

Mark Christiansen

Solutions Engineer

Mark Christiansen grew up in Utah and has a background in Bioengineering, having attended BYU and the University of Utah. He has an insatiable curiosity for learning about physiology, biology, and gadgets. Fluent in Spanish, Mark has spent time in the Dominican Republic and Peru and loves to travel and explore. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, as well as cycling, gardening, racquetball, and puzzle solving.

Tanner Webb

Account Executive

Tanner is a motivated young sales rep eager to make a name for himself. When he's not working he can be found off-roading, mountain biking or watching "The Office" on repeat.

Tom Rogers

Solutions Architect

My students called me Mr. Rogers as my neighborhood was a high school math class for most of the last 15 years. I've traded in my whiteboard and cardigan to work with an amazing team at Spiff. I love technology, problem-solving, and teaching. I'm an escape room enthusiast and owner because I love inspiring others to solve the problems they are facing.

"Thanks for being here. I'll see you next time." -my teacher sign-off.

Connor Salmon

Sales Executive

Born and raised in Orem, Utah. Married my wife Lauren in 2015 & Graduated from Utah Valley University in 2018 after playing 4 years for the Men's Soccer Program.
Connor is a die hard Utah Jazz, Manchester United, Real Salt Lake, and Minnesota Vikings Fan. If i'm not watching sports you can find me at the lake.