Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Meet the OnSong Team

In 2010 Jason created a simple iPad app to help organize his chord charts and OnSong was born.  OnSong was one of the first 2000 apps in the itunes app store and as it grew to over 100,000 downloads globally, Jason needed help!  His wife Jaime started answering support questions and pretty soon they both quit their day jobs and in 2012 OnSong LLC was official formed.  OnSong continued to grow and Kendra was added to help Jaime with support.  Giving back was built into the heart of OnSong and so 10% of all sales (gross) go to The OnSong Project which funds charitable missions from spreading music and food through the Philipines to building a place for community near our hometown.  In February of 2013 Jason met Joel at the Startup Weekend Lancaster event and they hit it off immediately.  Jason asked Joel to help OnSong grow and that's just what they did.  OnSong is now six strong, and growing.  Let's meet the team:


Jason
Founder, CTO
Jason is the creator and president of OnSong, an app that enables musicians to use digital chord sheets on stage. His passionate is to help worship teams and musicians become more effective in their abilities through the use of appropriate and easy-to-use technology. He believes this technology promises to foster a spirit of creative collaboration around the world.
Since graduating from Messiah College in 1999, Jason has been on the forefront of technology leadership. He has successfully started three companies over the past 13 years and continues to evolve the state-of-the art in music technology in the mobile computing space.


Jaime
Co-Founder, VP Customer Support
Jaime graduated from Messiah College in 1999 with a Certified Athletic Training degree.  Her training gives her excellent skills when working closely with people and developing risk assessment plans.  When OnSong became popular in early 2012 she took on the VP of Customer Support role and also leads product testing.





Kendra
Customer Support
Kendra is a 21 year old Customer Technical Support specialist with a heart for missions since the age of 12. She has been to Mexico three times and the Philippines once.  When she's not traveling or working, she's also creating her own art.





Joel
VP Business Development, Marketing
Joel has been an Entrepreneur his entire life, from fabricating and selling wooden towel holders at 8 yrs old, to starting a SCUBA salvage company at 13.  He's always loved trying new things and innovation.  After earning a doctorate in Optometry and practicing as an Optometrist since 2004, Joel got the startup bug and began applying innovation to triathlon, obstacle racing, and technology.  Jumping into the startup scene, he attended Startup Weekend Pittsburgh in Sept. 2012 where he helped Team GLDLX (Goldilox) take 2nd place, and hasn't looked back since!


Brandon
Video Tutorials, Artist Relations
Brandon has been a touring musician for many years and a worship leader. He has made a name on Youtube and won several singing competitions throughout Pennsylvania. His dream is to be a musician full time. He studied Mass Comm in College with a music minor.





Chris
Junior Developer
Chris graduated from Duquesne University in 2011, and worked as a web developer from graduation until 2012.  When he's not training and caring for his dogs, he's out playing Disc Golf (Frisbee Golf).  Chris is one of the top ranked amateur Disc Golfers for the state of Pennsylvania.