Plankton Whale was conceived in 2016 and after exploring different product directions, Gift me something emerged as the flagship product. The team is continuously in the works of developing new ideas to grow a portfolio of products that are useful and engaging. Plankton Whale consists of a cross functional team with design, development and marketing expertise. The team will continue to grow support and tech staff to meet the continuous demands as opportunities arise.
After several years working as an adjuster for various insurance companies, Jose decided to open his own company of adjusters, GET Pericial. Based upon that success and an interest in larger horizons, Jose stumbled upon John and Martin and immediately seeing the potential, threw himself into developing the strategic plan for Plankton Whale in Spain and Europe. We anticipate him taking over the company.
John has worked in digital media since 1995 as online media designer, art director and user experience designer. Beginning with seven years at Microsoft as an independent contractor, John has had long relationships with Classmates.com, Cingular, AT&T, Allrecipes.com and a number of other Silicon Valley and Seattle area companies through his company Weeden Design. He founded Plankton Whale with a belief that the future is mobile and that there are incredible market opportunities beyond Facebook and Google.
Martin is a fullstack software developer with some years of law school thrown in. He has worked on complex projects with the Spanish government's tax division, employment division, energy companies and hospitals in roles spanning data management, systems integration and front-end development. His curiosity is insatiable and his broad understanding of technological necessities has been key in innovating our software and finding and hiring our tech team. Martin is a co-founder with John Weeden and Mary Frances.
Mary Frances is an entrepreneur and tech industry marketing professional with extensive experience including nine years at Microsoft and numerous positions at major tech companies in the last couple decades. Currently she is a principal at Audienz LLC driving marketing efforts for clients that include Microsoft and AWS and is an advisor to Wormser Energy Solutions, working to save the world. Her results driven career has included planning and launching new products, driving cost effective sales and customer acquisition, and managing diverse teams both big and small of designers, writers, developers, marketers, and more.