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Debbie Taylor

CEO & Founder

Passionate about helping businesses run better—and seeing results in the bottom line—Debbie has improved operations in dozens of organizations, often calling on her expertise in advanced database design. She has managed day-to-day operations for multi-million dollar companies and sold products to Fortune 100 companies. Debbie has over 15 years experience in Quickbase development.

In addition, Debbie has improved systems at tech (Apple and IBM) and biotech (Chiron) companies as well as education organizations (Kaplan, Stanford and Sylvan). She holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford University and hopes her three kids never outgrow playing Scrabble with their mom.

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Madan Kumar

Analytics Practice Lead

A former founding member of APT Life Sciences and Arda Technologies, Madan has managed engineering and technical teams on three continents. He thrives in dynamic, innovative environments like the one he helps guide at CloudBase. He’s also proud of his non-profit work on workforce development, education, water and sanitation. Madan has has over 5 years experience in Quickbase development.

Madan holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

A native of India, Madan finds happiness in family, cooking, eating, running and serving on the Berkeley Public Schools Fund Board.


Ben Burbridge

Salesforce Practice Lead

With over 20 years of engineering, management, and consulting experience, Ben has a proven ability to design and implement systems and processes to streamline business functions and drive operational efficiency. He has worked in a wide variety of industries including supply chain logistics, biotech, defense, banking, software, and animal welfare, and has mastered an equally broad range of technologies. More recently, he has focused on Salesforce custom application development for various for-profit and non-profit organizations.

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Cathy Schaefer

Director of Operations

Cathy holds the ship together around here. Her problem-solving and customer service skills are unmatched. She thrives on streamlining processes everywhere and ensuring client expectations are exceeded on every level. Before working at CloudBase Services, Cathy spent almost 20 years in the electrical and chemical engineering fields. Cathy earned her degree in English Literature from California State University, East Bay. In her spare time, Cathy enjoys hiking and biking throughout the Bay Area.

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Solution Designer

JT is a trained physicist and software engineer. He builds public-facing and private applications for small and large companies. A user interface designer, JT believes the most important part of being a good software engineer is effective communication with clients. He has worked with, Giant Rabbit, and CERN, among others and is proficient in Ruby on Rails, Javascript, HTML/CSS, ASP and Java. JT has has over 5 years experience in Quickbase development. JT attended the University of California at Santa Barbara and Berkeley.

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Ed Loss

Solution Designer

Ed is a hands-on Business Analyst and multi-certified consultant. Ed has worked for over 15 years in the fast-paced, tumultuous world of Bay Area tech start-ups. He brings his passion for process improvement to growing businesses in digital advertising, social media, entertainment, financial services, mobile apps, and email security.

Ed also devotes time to community non-profits, serving as an ongoing consultant with several Bay Area non-profit organizations (Shanti Project, VACCEB & Home at Last). A Bay Area transplant from the Midwest, he holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a persistent devotion to the Chicago Cubs.

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Steve VonKolkow

Sales Platform Engineer

Steve has enjoyed a few careers spanning engineering, operations and entrepreneurship. What gets him up in the morning is the prospect of working with teams to solve problems and streamline processes in business applications. Well, that and a good cup of coffee!

Tradehouse Systems app– Software that speaks coffee –  is intuitive, fast and comprehensive with real-time notifications – Quickbase development

Steve holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University. He enjoys spending time with his family and nature and is most happy with a backpack on his back, riding a bike or sailing along the coast of California.

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Jake Greenberg-Bell

Coder Extraordinaire

With a knack for business and technology, Jake loves thinking about, finding, and often coding, solutions to challenging problems. In the past, he has developed software tools for improving processes and efficiency at law firms (Gibbs Law Group LLP) and nonprofits (SaveOurClaremont), using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node, and React.

He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at UCLA. In his spare time, he can be found rock-climbing or surfing along the mountains and coast of California.

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Dan Park

Solution Architect

An enthusiast of all things Quickbase, Dan has spent his professional life using technology to solve real and business world problems. He is passionate about helping his clients in any way possible. His expertise lies in simplifying complicated work flows through automation, and formulaic equations.

Dan has a BBA in Marketing from Temple University Fox School of Business and an MED from Cabrini University. Dan has has over 5 years experience in Quickbase development.

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