Interdisciplinary teams

Postlight is a team of creative technologists working together to build great digital platforms for our clients and for the world. We live by these principles: We ship code on time, we don’t compromise quality, and we bring passion to our work.

Our team is made up of product strategists, designers, and engineers, who share the knowledge and experience necessary to ship high-quality new products on time. We work collaboratively — across disciplines and with our clients.

Proven leadership

Postlight’s leaders are committed entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We speak plainly about what it takes to build great digital platforms. And we have a proven record—and vast experience—building the teams that can build platforms.
Paul Ford
Co-Founder & CEO

CEO Paul Ford is a writer, product strategist, educator, programmer, and software consultant. He has consulted on and managed digital and editorial strategies for organizations as diverse as Harper’s Magazine, where he was an editor for five years, Condé Nast, Credit Suisse, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, and VICE Media, and for the media consulting firm Activate, where he contributed to editorial and product strategies for global media and finance firms.

Rich Ziade
Co-Founder & President

President Rich Ziade is a noted leader in the New York City technology community and a globally-recognized product leader. In 2004, Rich founded Arc90, which quickly grew to become a large digital technology services firm known for its ability to build powerful, scalable web platforms. Arc90 under Rich was a devoted practitioner of standards-based, API-driven, highly-interactive product and platform development at a time when most websites were static.

Meredith Franzese
Managing Partner

Meredith Franzese is a seasoned operator and general manager who has a history of working with both established and early stage companies as they focus on growth. She has been on the front lines of digital start-ups, as well as leading new business initiatives within large organizations, including Beatport, American Idol, Muhammad Ali Enterprises, Metro International and Viggle, an entertainment marketing and rewards platform that was acquired in 2015. At Postlight, Meredith oversees operations, where she exercises her experience building businesses for scale and sustainability.

Chris LoSacco
Managing Partner

Chris LoSacco is a digital product strategist and team leader who works with organizations to build massive, scalable, stable software platforms. He has consulted with companies large and small, working to create, design and build next-generation revenue-driving products, including VICE Media, Beatport, Thomson Reuters, Cornell Tech and Knovel (an Elsevier company). With a background in interaction design, Chris currently oversees the client engagements and staff at Postlight. Before Postlight, he led the product team at Beatport, and before that, he was the President of Arc90.

Gina Trapani
Managing Partner

Gina Trapani is a product-first software engineer and tech writer. She founded Lifehacker, the seminal productivity blog which became a cultural force, and led its editorial team for its first four years. Prior to Postlight, she co-founded and built an open source social media analytics service, ThinkUp, as well as Makerbase, an IMDb for digital projects (acquired by Fog Creek). Fast Company named Gina one of the Most Influential Women in Technology, and her writing has been published in The New York Times, The Harvard Business Review, and Wired. At Postlight, Gina leads engineering efforts and consults on architectural decisions facing clients and prospects.

Jeremy Mack
Partner & Director of Engineering

Jeremy’s career as an engineer has been driven by one goal: make as many people happy with the software he creates as possible. Music streaming, freezer cooking, video conferencing, and reverse engineering tools are examples of applications he has delivered to production for millions of users over the last 9 years. Jeremy also enjoys balancing his code lust with daily walks in the woods while eating his trademark breakfast: a handful of raw almonds.

Matt Quintanilla
Partner & Director of Product Design

Matt is a meticulous product designer focused on crafting experiences that bridge user empathy with engineering performance. He’s worked with clients large and small, including Bloomberg, VICE News, Barnes & Noble, and Beatport, and he’s established a top-notch representation of design leadership at Postlight by cultivating a dedicated and diverse team of strategic thinkers. Prior to Postlight, he was a front-end engineer and designer at Arc90 and Disrupto as well as an exhibits designer at the Science Museum of Minnesota and newspaper designer at the Star Tribune. He’s our company’s resident board game and game show expert and can usually be found playing pinball somewhere in Brooklyn.