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Our Vision

We are Butterfleye, creators of beautiful, engaging experiences. We believe in freedom, love, and connection, and that life's precious memories are fleeting and should be captured candidly. Through simplicity and human centered design, we intelligently capture your memories and bring them to your fingertips so you can keep and share them with loved ones.

About ben

Ben Nader

CEO, Founder

Prior to founding Butterfleye, Ben was responsible for the Video Product Line at Texas Instruments, focusing on broadcast and security and surveillance industries. He has held software and hardware engineering roles at Maxim, Intel, and InFocus focusing on video, TV, and projector type products.

About sean

Sean OConnell

Principal Architect

Sean holds his Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Systems from The University of Carleton in Ottawa, Ontario. He joins the Butterfleye team with previous experience at big name companies including Sony and Samsung. When he’s not in the office, Sean spends his free time cycling and traveling.

About govind

Govind Vaidya

Head of Embedded Software

Govind joins us with several years of experience in leading various embedded systems firmware and software projects at Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Dell, Vormetric (A Thales Company) and most recently Apple. He holds Master in Business Administration and Bachelor in Electronics and communication degrees. During his free time, Govind enjoys jogging, hiking and listening to music.

About stan

Stan DeMarta

Head of Technology

Stan has been developing world-class consumer electronic devices and e-commerce solutions for well over two decades. As Senior Director of FlipShare Web and e-commerce, Stan launched the well-known Flip Video consumer product which went on to be acquired by Cisco. He is a thought-leader in this space, and has authored numerous patents on relevant technology in the connected home space.

About shane

Shane Shankar

New Product Introduction

Shane is Butterfleye's resident expert in launching new products. He has worked at leading technology firms since the late 1970s, and has a proven track record of success in both Corporate (Intel, IBM) and Startup-enabling (Flextronics) roles. Shane currently leads all new product development efforts as we build Butterfleye, and is our chief point of contact with our suppliers. He holds his Masters in Industrial Engineering.

About brandon

Brandon Nader

Senior Marketing Manager

Brandon is Butterfleye’s Business Development guru, Brandon holds his B.S. in Business Administration from Oregon State University. He has owned/operated a successful business in the service industry and is an expert when it comes to sales and making business relationships.

About al

Al Menez

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Al has 15 years of experience in Mechanical R&D, from industrial system platforms to consumer products, and has led companies from concept to production. If you don’t find him working, he will be playing golf in the Bay Area.

About ellis

Ellis Villafuerte

Head of Hardware Engineering

Ellis holds both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University. Prior to joining the Butterfleye team, he held many high level positions at varying tech companies, including Electrical Engineering Technical Lead at Hewlett Packard, and Sr. Principal Hardware Engineer at JDSU. When he’s not in the office, Ellis enjoys spending his time on the golf course and playing poker.

About hoa

Hoa Nguyen

Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Hoa Nguyen comes to Butterfleye with over 20 years of experience in networking, telecommunications, and medical fields. He has an extensive and diverse educational background, holding a BA in Mathematics, a BS in Computer Engineering, and a Masters in Electrical Engineering. He joins our team from Allied Telesis Inc, where he acted as Senior Software Engineering Manager. Previously, Hoa co-founded and acted as Principal Software Engineer at Nashoba Networks, which was then acquired by Cisco. When he’s not knee deep in software, Hoa invests in real estate and farmland.

About ollie

Oliver Saunders

Software Engineer

Ollie joins us from London, England. A recent graduate from Aberystwyth University, he completed a bachelor's degree in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. Prior to Butterfleye, he worked at several companies producing business automation software, embedded control systems for optical sorting machines and even printable spacecraft for a mission to the Moon.

About astha

Astha Agarwal

Software Engineer

Astha has a Masters of Science degree from Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK inComputer Engineering (Cybernetics and Communications). She has developed a cool Robotic suitcase with bluetooth that can be controlled via an Android Application. Her passion for that product has led her to joining Butterfleye. When not in the office, she likes to read on her Kindle.

About shaival

Shaival Shah

Hardware Engineer

Shaival holds his Masters of Science degree from the NYU School of Engineering. His passion for electronics drove him to join a startup straight after his graduation. When he's not in the office, Shaival enjoys reading and playing table tennis.

About alex

Alex Lerikos

Software Engineer

With experience working in a broad spectrum of engineering roles, Alex joins us after graduating from UC Davis with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Computer Science. Prior to joining Butterfleye, Alex worked at multiple energy and solar companies as a data analyst, software developer and hardware designer and fabricator. An outdoor enthusiast when he’s not working hard in the office, Alex enjoys cycling, camping and hiking.

Rest of the team

The rest of the team includes industry leading individuals with experience in hardware and software product development, sales, marketing and retail. In particular, our team has background developing video cameras and other technology leading consumer electronics devices. Our team has previously worked at Texas Instruments, FlipVideo, Frog Design, Dolby Labs, Legrand, Apple, Pivotal Labs, etc..


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