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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.

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.

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 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.

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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.

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.

JT Yu

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 Thentic.com, Giant Rabbit, Academia.edu and CERN, among others and is proficient in Ruby on Rails, Javascript, HTML/CSS, ASP and Java. 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 Salesforce.com 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.

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’s Fox School of Business and an MED from Cabrini University.

Kevin King

Solution Architect

Kevin has spent his professional life solving organizational process problems with technology solutions. He has worked extensively in both the private and public sectors helping people achieve their goals more efficiently. His expertise lies in automating tedious manual processes so people can spend more time on the important things.

Kevin has a BA in Public and International Affairs from UNC Wilmington and received a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina’s School of Government.

Shin Hsieh

Project Manager

Shin is a strategic project manager with over 15 years of experience as a technical consultant. She has worked with clients ranging from the banking industry to insurance agencies, and non-profit organizations. She has a proven track record for solving a wide gamut of business problems and deliver projects on time and on budget.

Shin holds a BFA degree in Commercial Design from Ming Chuan University in Taipei, and an MFA degree in Computer Design from the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco. Outside of work, she enjoys photography, exploring the world of dining, and spending time with her family. She is often found volunteering in her local community.

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!

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.

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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About CloudBase Services

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THERE'S A BETTER WAY TO WORK

We don’t just help you choose and fine-tune the technology that drives your business, we help you fix the process flows and drudgery that drain your time and resources. Wherever communication is snarled, processes are jammed and extra work is clogging the teamwork, we’re on the case.

Work Wisely

Our solutions provide more efficient ways to achieve results for your organization. We help you cut out the tedium.

Empower Your People

Human capital management tells us that people are happier and work better with the right tools for the job.

Make an Impact

Streamlined systems and processes leave time for the important work. Let’s do good — together.

We bring more than code to the table

We apply our multi-disciplinary expertise as business creators, process nerds, data analysts, user interface designers, integrators, trainers, change management experts, armchair psychologists, logistics analysts and technology pros to clear your unique path to success.