About Us

Promoter Motor™ is a software product by Bashpole Software, Inc. supported in part 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 nonprofit leaders, board members, nonprofit membership associations, grant-making foundations, corporate sponsors, vendors, consultants, and individuals helping nonprofits 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, as well as entrepreneur and DARPA / SBIR contract awardee in applied artificial intelligence. 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 LuetkehansCreative Director; from Indianapolis, Indiana, Alycia has 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 B.S. in Professional Writing with a marketing focus from Taylor University.

Shaun SmythEntrepreneurial 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 PlutFrom Hackettstown, New Jersey, Frank has a broad background in sales, marketing and new startup entrepreneurial ventures. Mr. Plut is passionate about nonprofits because he’s passionate about helping people. Currently, he is reaching out to nonprofit organizations around the USA to match them with our state-of-the-art Promoter Motor software to increase 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. Mr. Warady is a technologist with 25 years’ database and network architecture experience; holds a patent; and founded three software product companies,  achieving successful exits from each.

Iggy IsiorhoSenior 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 (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 and volunteers for an organization that educates 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 AsherAdvisor: from San Diego, California, Anette has been CEO of three nonprofit healthcare IT- 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 PetersonNatural 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/