Who We Are

Our team here at Syndeca is a mixed bunch. On one hand, we’re a diverse group of individuals with deep experience across functions and industries. But we do share some important things in common, both personally and professionally: we love to shop, we love to adventure, we live for what’s next, and we have passion for everything we do – whether it’s creating a flawless mobile shopping experience or finally getting that stubborn orchid to bloom. Here’s just a glimpse of the Syndeca team: who we are, inside the office and out.

Zach

Zach

  • Amateur agrarian, hunter and forager.
  • Explores at least one new country each year.
  • “Collects” wine, whiskey and orchids.
  • Super power: can start a fire just about anywhere.

 

Trudi

Trudi

  • Has been hit by a car. Twice
  • Has been held at gunpoint. Twice.
  • Is a super-taster.
  • Given no middle name, just an initial.
  • Maintains a color-coordinated closet.
Andrew

Andrew

  • Nationally published photographer.
  • Part-time journalist.
  • Father of two.
  • Works mostly in slippers.
  • Able to leap small Lego constructions in a single bound.
Chris

Chris

  • Just missed a podium finish in his first Iditarod
  • Trained a Maya double for the movie “8 Below”
  • Spends his winters in the Yukon
Daniel

Daniel

  • Semi-unfamous comedy video producer.
  • Multi-instrument musician/song writer.
  • Has a pretty mean jump shot – impeccable technique.
  • Has piercing blue eyes that people don’t notice.
Laurel

Laurel

  • Has an identical twin.
  • Recovering shopaholic.
  • In constant search of the perfect chocolate soufflé.
  • Always colors within the lines.
  • Has never broken a bone.
Schell

Schell

Julie

Julie

  • Profile pic is an artist rendering based on first hand eyewitness descriptions
  • Has the ability to make money float next to her face
  • Dislikes oscillating fans, prefers the stationary type
  • Thinks the Hobbit trilogy should have been one movie
Rijul Gupta

Rijul Gupta

  • Plays five instruments and raps
  • Was a Thiel Fellow finalist
  • “Hacked” the DraftKings platform during the 2015 NBA finals
Randy

Randy

  • Happily married with 2 kids and the coolest dog on the block
  • Eats large amounts of bacon weekly
  • Born, raised, and never leaving Southern California
Penny

Penny

  • Can track a ‘coon (or cat) from 30 miles away
  • Will be your best friend if there’s anything edible nearby
  • Would do ANYTHING for a chance to bite the UPS man
  • Can smell in 4 dimensions
Tyler Alves

Tyler Alves

  • Sneezes in multiples of three
  • Spent three straight nights on a portaledge while big wall climbing 1000′ above Yosemite Valley
  • Prior to the 2016 election, biggest fear was wasps
  • Split an entire jar of peanut butter with his partner in one day
Caleb

Caleb

  • Amateur coffee roaster.
  • Speaks terrible Mandarin, reads even worse.
  • California native, Oregon transplant.
  • Made of meat.
  • Wrap genius.