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

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