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The story behind Footmarks’ Enterprise Beacon Platform

Our Founder, Preston, has a background as an entrepreneur in the wireless and payment industries. His experience developing wireless, mobile payment and money movement platforms set the stage for what is now Footmarks. While implementing pilot programs for the U.S. government in Afghanistan and working with central banks in the Middle East, his mindset turned to what could be accomplished with various near-field technologies. While researching these technologies in early 2012, he happened upon an article that described how Apple could use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for implementing a ticketing solution. This intrigued him enough to investigate further, which led to countless late nights envisioning the future. With BLE being included in every new smartphone, it was evident to him that a market was likely to emerge.

Fast forward a few years, his strategic foresight continues to drive the company’s direction, while the strategy is being executed by experienced leadership. The Footmarks team is quickly scaling the most contextually aware, secure solution in the market.

Meet Our Team

Our success is driven by our team’s insights, passion and energy. From our Regional Sales & Business Development, Customer Support and our Technology teams, we are powered by talented folks. And what takes our execution to the next level is the guidance and vision set by our Leadership team.
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Preston Reed, Founder & Chairman, Chief Information Officer

Preston is Footmarks’ chief strategist and innovator. Prior to founding Footmarks, Preston was the co-founder and CTO at telSPACE/mCASH, currently one of the most feature rich billing systems for the mobile operator industry. An experienced developer and systems architect, and mean card shark, Preston made an early bet on BLE, and looks forward to beacon technology driving the full realization of the Internet of Things.

“At Footmarks, we see how everyday experiences are about to change forever. We know the wave of smart stores, stadiums, malls and brands is right around the corner. Being at that moment of realization makes it an exciting time to be an entrepreneur with an incredible team.”

- Preston Reed
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Shawn Englund, President

Prior to joining Footmarks, Shawn was the Founder and CEO of LearnLive Technologies, winner of Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies 5 years in row, before being acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2012. He joined Footmarks to continue his pursuit of developing innovative technologies and companies that make everyday experiences more creative and valuable.

“I first came across the Footmarks team and solution while searching to invest in the most innovative technologies that impacted everyday life. I was blown away by the platform and team. Their attention to detail to ensure our solution maps to key client and consumer challenges in the physical world is inspiring.”

- Shawn Englund
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Brian Slettvet, National Sales Director

Brian brings 20+ years of retail, technology and digital advertising experience to Footmarks. A former advertising sales director at Microsoft with a deep understanding of  the agency and brand ecosystem, Brian’s primary focus is building strategic partnerships with agencies, brands and direct clients.

- Brian Slettvet
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Jared Klassen, V.P. of Technology

Jared brings 15+ years’ experience building highly scalable platforms in the IoT, streaming media and real-time collaboration space. Skilled in leading high performing teams with an extensive background in full software development life-cycle process, Jared’s focus is building and managing a highly scalable platform and ensuring it meets the demanding needs of our enterprise clients.

- Jared Klassen

Work at Footmarks

Our business is growing fast, so we are always looking for innovative, happy folks to join the team. Reach out for more information, or take a look at a few open roles below:
Business Intelligence and Data Visualization

We are looking for an expert in visual storytelling to work collaboratively with our Product team to determine the right way to surface data in order to tell the story. Someone with deep expertise in scientific visualization, geographic visualization and visual perception related to analytics.

Senior Data Scientist

Do you love the Internet of Things? Do you get excited about Big Data, answering key questions and developing strategy based on your data? We are looking for an experienced data analyst with big data skills, including data mining and machine learning to understand more about our beacons, devices and our platform. Someone with the skills to help us to collect data from our beacons, applications and physical locations in a trustworthy way and then process the data via world-class data pipelines. Turn raw data into analysis-ready materials. Use analytical rigor and statistical methods to develop models and uncover deep insights.

Quality Assurance Engineer

Quality is everything we do. We are looking for a Quality Assurance Engineer that is passionate about the Internet of Things, our customers and building comprehensive test suites that ensure the highest level of software quality. Our goal is to WOW our clients and partners like with outstanding functionality and dependability

Customer Support

Finding the best possible solutions for our customers is extremely important to us, and we want people to enjoy using our products and services as much as possible. Someone who loves the Internet of Things and beacon technology, who wants to work with customers helping them to get the most from our solutions.

Business Development and Sales

Looking to grow and succeed in the Internet of Things space? We are looking for energetic business development and sales persons to help drive our ecosystem. Someone with a demonstrated track record at growing an enterprise network and sales motion. Ideally focused on the Media and Creative Agencies, Developer or System Integrator.