Meet the Team
- Meet the Team
- Board of Directors
John Ewart Infrastructure Architect
John builds the software and cultivates the systems that provide the plumbing for UpCity. Over the past decade, John has taught numerous computer science courses at the University of California, California State University and the local community college. Both author of and contributor to numerous open source projects, John's love of building systems and software ranges from embedded systems to large scale multi-tier applications. John has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from California State University, Stanislaus.
Jim Holcomb Director of Partnerships
Jim Holcomb oversees UpCity's reseller and affiliate partnerships and manages the in-bound sales program. As a management generalist, Jim spent more than 20 years working with private, public, and non-profit organizations. His sales and marketing experience includes engagements ranging from Fortune 500 companies to sole proprietorships. Jim gets great satisfaction helping small businesses use transformational marketing technologies to grow and compete in their rapidly changing marketplaces. Jim has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas.
Dan Olson CEO
Dan Olson joined UpCity in 2009. Prior to UpCity, Dan was a Vice President and early employee at Performics where he helped create the search marketing practice. During Dan's tenure, Performics became the largest search marketing agency in the US and was sold to DoubleClick, Google and eventually to the Publicis Groupe in 2008. Dan earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame.
Fred Polgardy Sr. Software Engineer
Julie Zare Director of Client Services
Julie Zare leads the account management and client engagement strategies at UpCity. Julie is responsible for developing and executing strategies to build client services and ensure satisfaction. She also helps direct the content and social media strategies. Julie previously worked in media planning and account management at Razorfish, a leading international digital marketing agency. Julie earned a bachelor's degree in English and Journalism from the University of Iowa.
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