team

Ravi Balasubramanian
Ravi Balasubramanian

FOUNDER / CEO

Ravi was a trader and portfolio manager at Lehman, Barclays, UBS, and Harvard Management Company before co-founding Sandbox. He was in the M&T program and got degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and Wharton. 

When he's not on the phone with customers, he's writing Python. Ravi loves rock-climbing, scuba diving, and travelling beyond cell-phone coverage.

Skye Isard
Skye Isard

FOUNDER / CTO

Skye was a software developer at MIT CSAIL and Harvard Management Company before co-founding Sandbox. He holds degrees in Computer Science and Psychology from Tufts University.

Skye does anything necessary to build a great product and delight customers.  He loves running, poker, pretending to be a competent cook, and programming (obviously).

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SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Michael Beck

Michael studied chemical engineering at the University of New Hampshire. He switched tracks and studied data science at Lambda School before joining Sandbox Banking.

When Michael isn’t busy developing Sandbox and Glyue, he is hiking, reading, and coding for fun. Michael also enjoys working on data science projects, with a current focus on biomolecules.

Tarre Kroft
Tarre Kroft

Tarre was a business analyst at Vibrant Credit Union, Modern Woodmen of America, and Trupanion before joining Sandbox Banking. He has a B.S. in Business Administration from Central Washington University and an MBA from St. Ambrose University.

When he is not managing projects with multiple clients, he is working on his Salesforce and PMI certifications. Tarre loves remodeling his house, hiking, camping, fishing, or just exploring the outdoors.

Garrett Gunzin
Garrett Gunzin

IMPLEMENTATION DEVELOPER

Garrett was an accountant at Topco Associates, a junior equity analyst at Allen Partners, and an operations associate at Citibike NYC before joining Sandbox Banking as a business development associate. He received degrees in Finance and Marketing from the Florida Southern College.

When Garrett isn't working on implementing Sandbox, he's improving his coding skills, volunteering for community projects, or working on creative DIY projects. Garrett loves boxing, playing tennis, and learning foreign languages.

Gary Lu
Gary Lu

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Gary was a software developer at Accenture working on Medi-Cal before Sandbox. He holds an Economics degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and worked for PWC as a financial auditor before giving in to his obsession to automate everything as a software engineer.

Gary loves building things using various materials: Software, wood, metal, duct tape, etc. When he is not building things, he tries to cook, pretends to play guitar, and wrenches on decrepit old cars that inexplicably continue to run.

Bryan Feng
Bryan Feng
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IMPLEMENTATION DEVELOPER

IMPLEMENTATION DEVELOPER

Bryan worked in real estate finance doing fund administration for REITs and then as an analyst for real estate technology startup Roofstock before joining Sandbox.

He received his Economics degree from the University of California at Davis. When Bryan isn't working on implementations, he's reading, writing, exercising, and going down YouTube rabbit holes.

Josh worked in healthcare operations then studied data science with Lambda School before joining Sandbox Banking. Josh holds a degree in Cognitive Science from Rice University.

When Josh isn’t working on implementations, he’s watching, reading about, or doing anything soccer related. Besides soccer, Josh enjoys making new data science projects.

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IMPLEMENTATION DEVELOPER

Edward worked as a Computer Technician for several years before entering the realm of Software Engineering. He holds a degree in Information Technology from Monroe College and he is also a graduate of Lambda School's Full-Stack Web Development and Computer Science Academy.

When Edward isn't working on creating integrations for Sandbox customers, he enjoys using his spare time to code and root for his favorite Baseball team, the New York Yankees.

advisors

Kirk Drake
Kirk Drake

ADVISOR

Kirk is President and CEO of Ongoing Operations, a hosted infrastructure provider that services over 500 credit unions.  He's also Founder and Chief Strategist of CU 2.0, a network of credit union leaders focused on applying innovative technologies within the credit union industry. 

Jack Klinck
Jack Klinck

ADVISOR

Jack is a financial services executive with deep Management Committee experience at State Street and BNY Mellon.  He's currently Managing Partner at Hyperplane, a VC firm focusing on machine learning and AI companies.  Jack is also an angel investor who currently mentors 12 early stage fintech startups.

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