Ripple has been a Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) since 2007. We know a few things about WFHMeet The Team
We’re a Results-Only Work Environment. That means Ripplers work where they want, when they want, so long as the work gets done. ROWE demands the highest levels of personal responsibility, expects everyone to be ass-kickers, and rewards that by treating people like adults.
If your goals include increasing productivity, streamlining workflows, and improving efficiency, then we’re definitely on the same page. Great IT is an investment in your people, and Ripple helps keep them happy and productive.
It’s our job to help people get their work done, not just fix things when they break. And that philosophy is at the core of being a Rippler. We’re not just IT experts; we’re people-people.
Work happens from anywhere. You should have the same secure, first class experience no matter where you are.
Ripplers are a diverse group with one very important thing in common - we get results. Meet our team of IT experts and learn what makes us tick.
Who? Mike Landman founded Ripple in 1997 and dedicated himself to two propositions: That IT should be about serving people instead of computers, and that people should have the freedom to do their best work. He’s an active member of Entrepreneurs' Organization, most recently serving on the board of directors as President of the Atlanta chapter.
When he’s not Rippling, Mike can be found in Atlanta at Octane Westside, sipping on a macchiato, or in a quiet New York bar, supervising the build of his Manhattan. Stirred, for Pete's sake.
Who? Jayesh the Chief Operating Officer at Ripple. His mission is to help Ripple’s clients get their most important work done - easily. He accomplishes this by aligning the operations at Ripple to support the mission . When not at Ripple, Jayesh's purpose is being the best father and husband he can be. To accomplish this he pushes himself physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and intuitionally mostly through extreme races and events.
Where? He's lived all over the country and has been in Atlanta since '95. He attended Georgia Tech and graduated in 2000 with a Bachelors in Computer Science. He's been in technology consulting since 1997. In 2003 he started his own consulting company. In 2004, he combined efforts with our now CTO, Aiman, to build Avision. He then sold Avision to Ripple in 2016.
Three words that describe Jayesh:
Grateful, driven, teammate.
Who? Aiman is our CTO and tester of all things. His mission is to use technology to help ripplers and clients be more productive and happy. He is a proud father of 3, and coaches all three kids' soccer teams. Aiman enjoys playing soccer, and is a Latin dance machine. He's also a hardcore Liverpool and Atlanta Falcons fan (Rise Up!).
Where? Aiman came to us when Avision Technologies joined the Ripple Family in the spring of 2016. Aiman has been working in the IT field since 1996 and, after graduating from Georgia State University, Aiman began channeling his experience and passion for IT into creative ways to help people. Aiman teaches fellow Ripplers to work hard to find the best answers daily and is always ready to lend a helping hand.
Three words that describe Aiman:
Precise, passionate, big hearted.
Who? Curt is a Senior Network Architect. When he's not at Ripple, he can be found at the Gym, being a trainer, playing soccer, or watching a comic hero movie.
Where? Curt is originally from Trinidad. He spent some time living in NYC and went to Cornell for Electrical Engineering. He then moved to ATL and worked for Mindspring/Earthlink until he found Ripple.
Three words that describe Curt:
Blunt, uninhibited, and intelligent.
Who? Chris is the Service Manager. Outside of Ripple, he's dabbled in Music, Video games, and tends to spend time telling his young kids to stop putting their hands in spaghetti sauce and paint on the walls!
Where? Chris's family has always been both musically and mechanically inclined. He's the first in the family to graduate from College. He was heavily interested in writing in his younger years and won many awards for his short stories; the most notable one having been displayed at the Capital in Washington D.C. for a summer. He has a B.S in Psychology from Georgia State, which he achieved while pursuing a music career. After working odd jobs out of college (that music career didn't take off like he hoped) he worked with his Dad for 7 years as a mechanic -but being covered in motor oil wasn't for him. So he went back to school for an IT degree after years of dabbling in computers on the side. He started with Ripple in 2007, a few months before graduating, and has been learning and growing in the field ever since.
Three words that describe Chris:
Synergist, unfiltered, and salty beer.
Who? James is a Senior Systems Engineer. He assists the Project Team with systems deployments and the Support Team with escalated issues. He enjoys being outdoors as much as possible. He and his wife enjoy hiking or bike riding at nearby parks. Providence Canyon, Sweetwater Creek and Pine Mountain are a few of their favorite spots. A couple nights a week, he plays bass guitar in a band with some friends.
Three words that describes James:
Devoted, compassionate, stubborn.
Who? Kim is the Client Services Manager which means she oversees the Client services lifecycle and how finance, procurement, and strategy responds to and evolves the client experience. It is the sole responsibility of the Client Services Manager to ensure all Clients are treated like a human. When not at Ripple, she can be found enjoying a horror movie, cuddling with her dogs, kayaking, hiking, and dancing (music optional).
Where? Originally from Dunedin, Florida, Kim joined Ripple in May 2014 after graduating with B.S. in Business Administration. She lives in the suburbs of NW Atlanta with husband (Kyle), 3 huge dogs (Leroy, Otis, and Remy Jeff), and our Three-Striped Mud Turtle (Littlefoot).
Three words that describe Kim:
Crazy dog lady but also silly, kind, affectionate!
Who? Corey is a Strategic Business Manager. When he's not at Ripple, he can be found trout, bass, shore, and deep sea fishing -really any kind of fishing! Corey's a big fan of all ATL sports teams and loves spending time with his family.
Where? Corey has been with Ripple since 2011 and often uses the title Technology Psychiatrist to describe how he instills the human aspect to relationship sales and ongoing client satisfaction. No he doesn’t help folks with internet addictions, but instead listens, evaluates and prescribes technology solutions to help organizations and the people within it become better. Born and raised in the “A” town he loves to spend his time trout "catching" in the Georgia mountains, enjoying a cold beer while cheering on the local sports teams, and living vicariously through his sons college adventures. He and his wife Karen live in Cumming and are currently empty nesters while both adult “kids” are off creating their own life experiences.
Three words that describe Corey
Friendly, caring, and fun-times.
Who? Anthony (Ant) is a Support Specialist. Or, as he puts it, "I help people when their computer is rude." Outside of Ripple, Ant enjoys video games, hanging with friends, taking care of his dog, and messing around with his home computer lab.
Where? Anthony was was born on Long Island but moved to the Georgia when he was 6 and has been here ever since. He studied IT at Georgia Southern for a spell, then spent 5 years waiting tables and learning a lot about working with customers before joining Ripple.
Three words that describe Ant:
Cheerful, Polite, and Wild Boar.
Learn more about Brian soon!
Who? Jumaan is a Support Specialist. Outside of Ripple he likes to keep his eyes and ears open.
Where? Born and raised in New Jersey, Jumaan went to Rutgers for journalism and film. He stumbled clumsily into IT and it stuck. Was a Rippler in NYC from 2011-2014 and now is back!
Three words that describe Jumaan:
Nasty, brutish, and short.
Who? Tamon is a Support Specialist. Outside of Ripple, he plays competitive sports. Well... Esports that is. So, he's big on video games. He also dabbles in various different arts and loves a good D&D party. Other than that stuff; he likes to build media servers.
Where? Originally from a small rural town in Alabama. Tamon lived there until his family moved to the big city (Birmingham) while he was in 3rd grade. He lived there until 2015 when he moved to Atlanta.
Three words that describe Tamon:
Waaaay outta sight!
Who? Justin is a Support Specialist. Outside of work he likes working on and modifying his S2000 and WRX. He plays guitar, video games, and likes working on upgrades at his new house. He's also a big DIY nut.
Where? He was born in Ft Lauderdale FL and moved to GA when he was very young. He managed a small IT company for 3 years, then moved into IT for flight operation systems for an airline company in ATL before joining Ripple.
Three words that describe Justin:
Meticulous, Dedicated, and Comical
Who? Kyle is a Project Manager, coordinating between Ripple, clients, and any third parties that may be involved in our projects. While not at Ripple, Kyle enjoys computer and tabletop gaming, shooting sports, and spending time with friends and family.
Where? Raised all over the Southeast, Kyle worked a string of odd jobs before stumbling into IT in rural Mississippi. After honing her IT skills, she moved to Atlanta and joined Ripple IT in 2019.
Three words to Describe Kyle:
Adaptable, empathetic, radical.
Who? Melissa is the Director of Strategy at Ripple, where she helps to guide the delivery of strategic initiatives that align technology and solutions to the business goals and needs of her clients. Outside of her day to day at Ripple, she loves to volunteer in the community as a Sunday School teacher, spend time with her family and kids, and also swim.
Where? Born in Texas, Melissa has lived all over the map - from New Jersey to Turkey - and started calling Georgia home in 2005. She is a New Jersey native and graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology w/ B.S. in Management Information Systems.
Three Words to Describe Melissa:
Ambitious, personable, warmhearted
Being a ROWE company, we are duty-bound to hire only the very best people. People who are not only great at what they do, but are also self-directed, motivated, and think strategically. So our hiring process is methodical, personal, and, well, long. Check back here for a list of open positions as they become available.