We're a lot like you. We're Mac users. We like to go outside on sunny days. We have kids and mortgages and dogs. We are real people who happen to make software. It's creative, it's fun, and it can be really, really hard. Some days we feel pretty smart, but we never have all the answers. And when everything goes right, we get to help people like ourselves live a little bit better. That feels pretty good.
We write applications for Macs and Apple mobile devices. We love our gadgets, but we love our families even more. So we try to help folks like us manage our paychecks and our bills and our future. We also spend more hours than anything else here doing something important: communicating with our users. That means solving your problems, listening to your comments, learning new things or hearing great ideas. It also means we develop our apps in a kind of partnership with you: people who buy them, use them, depend on them, and sometimes, even love them.
IGG Software, Inc. is a small company based in Putney, Vermont. It was started by Ian G. Gillespie, so his initials became its name. Ian is a real person, too, even if we hardly see him. We work virtually. That means we use everyday tools like email and chat to communicate among ourselves or with partners and customers, without coming in to an office. Instead, we are spread out around Vermont, across the country, or occasionally even abroad. No commuting cuts our carbon output, which is nice, but it also means we are a happy, motivated bunch. We wake up, plug in, and rock out.
A California native, Ian's academic background was in biology, botany and environmental studies. He comes to the field of technology purely out of personal passion, and has been writing Mac software for over a decade. He's also an avid birdwatcher, a soccer player, an old-time fiddler and an organic gardener. He lives in Vermont with his wife, their son, a dog, a cat, some chickens and a couple of horses.
IGG's marketing guru is a professional nomad, literally and literally. He's wandered through various fields (publishing, real estate, technology) and pursued just as many creative endeavors (visual artist, club DJ, video director). Technically homeless, Scott has lived and worked in Vermont, Brooklyn, Barcelona, Paris and Oaxaca, Mexico, since joining IGG in 2008. Lately he's also been spotted in San Agustinillo, San Gimignano, Santa Monica, Saint-Malo and Santorini.
QA technician Jason Staloff studied art history before he got stuck in his college's Unix lab. Later he worked for New York's famous indie Mac shop Tekserve before leaving the big city for Vermont. He gets his hands dirty repairing old machines, pilots a vintage Citabria airplane, brews his own beer, and is a member of the East Dover, VT, volunteer fire department. He and his wife have two kids and a bunch of chickens, and he wants to remind you to make regular backups of your data.
Before joining the glamorous world of software support, John led a humdrum existence as a recording engineer and studio owner, working with artists from Queen Latifah, David Bowie and Matchbox 20 to Anthrax, Iron Maiden and Yngwie Malmsteen. He's also a musician himself, as well as a hardcore ProTools guy. Now living in Vermont after time in Miami and Nashville, he remains a die-hard Yankees fan. A world traveler whose wife, Renata, is Brazilian, John and one of their two sons are allergic to animals with fur. They have turtles and pet fish.