About Us

Promoter Motor™ is a software production by Bashpole Software, Inc. and has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation.  Our team members are professionally and personally committed to expanding the reach of the many good causes our clients support.  Friendly and approachable, we always enjoy speaking with the nonprofit leaders, board members, nonprofit membership associations, grant-making foundations, corporate sponsors, vendors, consultants, and individuals who enable nonprofits to bring positive change into the world.

Benjamin Ashpole – Principal Investigator & Technology Lead: from North Webster, Indiana, Ben is an expert software engineer in the area of machine learning and an entrepreneur that has won SBIR contracts from DARPA for applied artificial intelligence projects. Mr.  Ashpole performs customer discovery and coded the prototype of Promoter Motor. He has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and from Indiana University, a B.S. Major in Cognitive Science and B.A. Double Major in Computer Science and Mathematics.

To connect with Ben: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bashpole

Alycia Luetkehans – Creative Director; from Indianapolis, Indiana, Alycia has wide and PR and content consulting experience with nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Currently, she works on ad content, keyword targeting, campaign strategy, web content, blogs, press releases, and general SEO. Alycia has a BS in Professional Writing with a Marketing focus from Taylor University.

Shaun Smyth – Entrepreneurial Lead: from Washington DC, Shaun has extensive experience working with corporations, business partners, and investors; with a particular focus in the high net worth and institutional space. Additionally, he has wide-ranging, international experience with global non-profit organizations. Mr. Smyth is performing market discovery, leading business development, and providing relationship management. He has a B.S. in Economics and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

To connect with Shaun: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaunsmyth/

Frank Plut – From Hackettstown, New Jersey, Frank has a broad background in sales, marketing and new startup entrepreneurial ventures. Mr. Plut is passionate about non profits because he’s passionate about helping people. Currently, he is reaching out to nonprofit organizations around the USA to matching them with our state of the art Promoter Motor software to increasing their market reach while decreasing their in-house marketing costs. Mr. Plut holds a B.S. in Computer Science, and has successfully started and grown two nonprofits.

To connect with Frank: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankplut/

Arthur Warady, CPA, Esq – CFO & Counsel: technologist, registered CPA, licensed and practicing attorney. 25 years’ database and network architecture, holds patent. Arthur previously founded three software product companies and achieved successful exits. 

Iggy Isiorho – Senior Software Engineer: Software developer for the past 15 years from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Iggy has developed web-based systems for the Maryland Insurance Administration, Customs and Border Patrol through Accenture, and the US Census Bureau using Java, Oracle, PHP, JSP, Spring, MySQL, and related web technologies. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from Indiana University-Bloomington.

To connect with Iggy: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iggy-isiorho/

Ebrain MirambeauSoftware Engineer and Natural Language Processing Research Specialist. He specializes in the parsing of texts, the development of precision grammars, Deep Learning and Computational Semantics. Ebrain is very passionate about nonprofits and technology. In fact, he currently volunteers for an organization whose purpose it is to educate members of under-resourced and underserved communities about computer and digital literacy. Ebrain received a B.A. in Linguistics and Psychology (Cognitive Science) and a M.S. in Computational Linguistics (Natural Language Processing).

To connect with Ebrain: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ebrain-mirambeau-24479214/

Anette Asher – Advisor: from San Diego, California, Anette has been CEO of three nonprofit Healthcare I.T. related organizations and an entrepreneur. Mrs. Asher is well-connected for fundraising, strategic planning, and successful implementation. She performs customer discovery, advises on business strategy, and makes introductions to key industry figures.

To connect with Anette: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anetteasher/

Gus Peterson – Natural Language Processing Research Specialist: from Paradise, California, Gus has extensive experience in data science from experience in the drinking water quality sector and multiple research efforts including the original CIFAR-10 challenge. Mr. Peterson is performing project-specific research in natural language processing. He studied at the University of California at Berkeley, where he received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and holds a Professional Engineering license issued by the State of California.

To connect with Gus: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomasguspeterson/

Carrie Fuller – Sales Consultant; Part of the research team for Bashpole Software, Inc., Carrie has a background in academic research in the fields of sociology, philosophy, and communication. Turning her passion for causes that ensure equal rights and fair treatment for society’s most vulnerable populations into a career, she’s eager to share insights with the non-profit sector and learn from their leaders. Carrie is part of research involving non-profit professionals internationally and is looking forward to being part of a future that benefits from technological advancements that can help to make the world a more cohesive and kind place.

To connect with Carrie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carrie-f/

Joe Funari – Market Research Intern from Morris Plains, New Jersey, Joe is a rising senior from the University of Notre Dame majoring in Economics. This summer, he is primarily studying the nonprofit sector through data analysis and interviewing nonprofit leaders. Joe is passionate about helping nonprofits raise awareness about their causes, especially those serving either the special needs community or victims of terrorism.

To connect with Joe: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-r-funari/

Christopher Carbonaro – Market Research Intern from South Bend, Indiana. Christopher is a rising senior at the University of Notre Dame, where he is studying Political Science and Data Science. He aims to spread awareness about the power and ethical considerations of digital automation, machine learning, and big data.

To connect with Christopher: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-carbonaro/

Oscar Weng – Market Research Intern from Shanghai, China. Oscar is a rising senior from the University of Notre Dame majoring in International Economics, Applied Math and Political Science. This summer, he is learning about data analysis and interview techniques in the nonprofit sector. He hopes to pursue a career in business consulting and return to the nonprofit world after he has gained more experience.

To connect with Oscar: https://www.linkedin.com/in/oscarweng/

Allison Hunt – Software Research & Development Intern from Greenwood, Indiana. Allison is a rising senior at Indiana University, majoring in Informatics and Computing. This summer, she is primarily studying web design & data visualization in the nonprofit sector, and aims to learn more about nonprofit outreach through machine learning and conversion tracking.

To connect with Allison: https://www.linkedin.com/in/allison-hunt/

Gabrielle DiMaggio-Potter – Software Research & Development Intern from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Gabrielle is a rising senior in Robotics Engineering Technology at Purdue University. She is expanding her understanding of how software companies work at Bashpole this summer. Gabrielle’s goal for her major is to help spread the use of robotic technology in fields that would have a large impact on quality of life, such as medical.

To connect with Gabrielle: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabrielle-dimaggio-potter/