Team

Trevor McKendrick, CEO & Founder

Trevor founded Salem Software, the #1 Spanish-language Bible app for iPhone and iPad. He grew it to over a million users before selling it to Salem Media (Nasdaq:SALM, no relation) in 2015.

Before Salem Software he was an accountant and financial auditor, working in KPMG’s Silicon Valley office. His main client was Adobe, where he helped audit their acquisition of Echosign (now Adobe Sign). 

Prior to KPMG he worked on the internal audit team at Novell.

He earned a Bachelors and Masters degree in accounting from Brigham Young University.

Trevor has been written about and covered in Fox News, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Fast Company, and Gimlet Media’s Startup podcast.

Dave Stevenson, Advisor
CTO, SimpleNexus

Dave is an accomplished entrepreneur with over 20 years in technical positions and as an individual developer. He currently serves as CTO of SimpleNexus, a mortgage SaaS with over 30 employees and tens of thousands of customers.

Prior to SimpleNexus, he served as the Director of Engineering at SimpliFile, the leading provider of e-recording software for banks, attorneys, and title companies.

As an individual developer his mobile apps have been featured by Apple and written about in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired Magazine. Previously he founded, grew, and sold three successful internet based businesses.

Sam Bhagwat, Advisor
Developer, Plangrid

Sam Bhagwat is a startup engineering veteran who specializes in helping codebases and engineering organizations scale. He’s worked as an early engineer at Silicon Valley startups like Zenefits, Plangrid, and Cloud Nine (Boingo).

Before his engineering career, he was part of a small team behind Blueseed, a startup trying to build a new country on a cruise ship off the California coast. He has a BA in economics from Stanford, occasionally writes on the tech / philosophy blog Ribbonfarm, and is active on Twitter ().

Joshua Howland, Advisor
Director of Product, Tanner Labs

Joshua currently serves at Director of Product at the R&D arm of OC Tanner, Tanner Labs, where he leads new product initiatives.

Prior to OC Tanner, Joshua was the Director of Mobile training and wrote the original iOS training at Dev Mountain, the Utah coding bootcamp that sold to Kapella University for $25 million.

Prior to his career in development, Joshua was a Financial Analyst for Zions First National Bank and earned a bachelors degree in Economics at Brigham Young University.

Jeff Jackson, Advisor
Sales Director, Rhino SuperCart

Jeff currently serves as Sales Director of Rhino SuperCart, creators of the favorite athletic medical equipment cart used by professional, college, and high school athletic teams for over 40 years.

Previously he served as Director of USTAR North (Utah Science Technology and Research), where he lead a team that helped Utah startups win over $1 million in entrepreneurship grants.

Prior to USTAR, Jeff served as a Captain in the US military, including a deployment to Iraq where he organized and resourced over 400 combat patrols, including leading 100 of them personally.

Jeff earned a Bachelors degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and an MBA from Emory University.