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 across Vermont, across the country, or occasionally 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 southern Oregon with his wife and two sons.
Developer Aaron Sutton grew up in SoCal, took a degree in Cognitive Science from UCSD, and in 17 years at Intuit, had the opportunity to work on multiple finance products and multiple platforms. But you're more likely to find him outdoors than anywhere else: scuba diving, snow skiing, golfing, playing tennis, camping, or just involved in his two kids' activities, including Little League and soccer.
As System Administrator for IGG, Joel Poukkula lives in the great IGG underbelly ensuring smooth operations and protecting customer data. He is a multi-faceted talent behind this website, our online store, product documentation, and pretty much anything else backstage at IGG. Joel honed his skills maintaining cantankerous and very busy servers when he worked in Intuit's deepest, darkest tax environments. He enjoys spending time with his two children and gigantic dog (120 lbs) and occasionally surfing.
Kristen is one of our senior support specialists. A Vermont native and proud Mac user since 1985, she is a former K-12 health, physical education, and technology teacher. She enjoys gardening, landscaping and generally anything that involves being outside. You can sometimes find her driving a 40 foot RV across the country with her family in tow.
February 17, 2021 | 22 Comments
We are changing things up a bit here. Instead of hearing from Ian for this blog post, it’s me James, CTO at IGG Software. I want to give you...
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