Peter Weck, CEO
Peter is a co-founder of Keepsy and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He also doubles as the architect for the products' backend systems and as a coder for the iPhone app. He brings over 15 years of start-up experience to the company. Prior to co-founding Keepsy, Peter was a co-founder and CTO of Simply Hired, which operates the world’s largest job search engine and recruitment advertising network. Prior to starting Simply Hired, Peter was an engineering director at AOL. He came to AOL through the acquisition of AtWeb where he was the co-founder and CTO. AtWeb was sold to Netscape at end of the 1998. Peter holds a BA and BS from UC Berkeley.
Blake Williams, VP Product/Marketing
Blake is a co-founder of Keepsy and serves as its VP of Product. Blake is a veteran, hands-on internet executive, with extensive experience in rapidly prototyping and launching new products. Formerly the Senior Director of Product at Topix, Blake oversaw product and and implementation of all customer-facing features, including its highly successful community forums platform and SEO strategy. Prior to Topix, he led the program team responsible for PayPal’s flagship SMB payments platform. Blake’s tenure in the Silicon Valley includes senior positions at eBay/Paypal, AOL/Time-Warner, and Apple Computer. Blake is fluent in Japanese and holds an MA from Stanford University and a BA from Colorado College.
Kai Zhao, CTO
Kai is a co-founder of Keepsy and serves as its Chief Technology Officer. He is in charge of developing the underlying technologies for Keepsy's web and mobile products. He is an expert coder and architect, and has designed and built systems serving tens of millions of users, including AOL's mail, photos, blogs, and social networking products. Prior to co-founding Keepsy, Kai was a technical manager at AOL/Time Warner. Kai received his Master degree from the computer science department from Arizona State University.
Robert Torres, Principal Designer
Rob is an award-winning illustrator and art director, and serves as Keepsy's Principal Designer. Rob spent the first ten years of his career in newspapers, building innovative Web sites and multimedia packages as Creative Director for Tribune Interactive and later for Knight-Ridder Digital. For the past five years he has been designing and directing projects for startups and companies in Silicon Valley, including Topix and BlackArrow.