"Marques and Galvez's background in information systems, open source software, script writing and peer-to-peer networks make them perfect for the job," said Ross Kimbarovsky and Mike Samson, co-founders of crowdSPRING. "These two new hires underscore crowdSPRING's continued success despite a tough economy."
Marques, who resides in Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil, has six years of broad based technology experience. In his last assignment as a sponsored student of Google's Summer Code Project, he authored the Umit Network Scanner. He also founded the Umit Project Open Source Organization. Prior to working with Google, Marques worked as a consultant developing Data and Network monitoring tools for the 8th biggest telecom in the world, helping them overcome huge monitoring and QoS challenges they were facing during call peaks.
After a long career as a Flash and ActionScript programmer, Galvez, who lives in Barretos, Brazil, provided strategic and tactical advisory services to startups, helping to improve the effectiveness of their IT organizations.
"We are thrilled to round out our team with Marques and Galvez, and to leverage their expensive experience in technology," said Kimbarovsky and Samson. "We see a tremendous opportunity, lots of innovation to be done in the creative crowdsourcing industry. In order for crowdSPRING to continue leading in these opportunities, we need to hire employees with stellar technology skills who will be an asset to our team."
crowdSPRING is an online marketplace for custom logo design, web design, graphic design, industrial design and writing services. Entrepreneurs and small businesses simply post what they need, when they need it and how much they want to pay. Once posted, over 72,000 creatives from 170+ countries around the world submit an average of 110 options for the buyer to choose from until they find "the one." crowdSPRING is a privately held company based in Chicago. For more information, visit http://www.crowdspring.com. To learn more about the world of small business, startups, design, marketing and business strategy, follow crowdSPRING's blog, their Twitter stream or their Facebook page.