CEO, Vietnam Managing Director
Nghia has over 15 years of management experience in the software industry. He joined PowerGate Software after managing a large development team of over 300 engineers for UK and US markets for 6 years. Before that he also founded 2 other software companies which were acquired by large corporations.
Throughout his career, his roles have encompassed programing, software architecture design, project management, training, sales, marketing and operational management where he has held a number of senior roles.
Nghia is a PMP project & program manager, Agile/Scrum master and has a strong background in customer service excellence.
Co-CEO, Director of Business Development North America
Thomas is a well accomplished, hands on technology executive, with a proven track record of successfully launching high growth, disruptive, technology products in the education space. He was the founding CEO of Tutor Universe (now called GotIt! – a top ranked education app in the U.S. and several other countries). At GotIt! He helped build and lead a team of experienced engineers and famous mentors which include Guy Kawasaki (Chief Evangelist of Apple, Venture Capitalist, and bestselling author) and successfully helped raise several rounds of funding in Silicon Valley.
Prior to Tutor Universe, Thomas worked on a PhD in Computer Science and had major publications in the fields of machine learning, natural language processing, internet security, distributed systems, and computational epidemiology. He is the author of a patent on advanced matching technology, and an active advisor/investor in a handful of technology startups across the country. He also teaches a course on mobile application development in the University of Iowa’s Department of Computer Science.
Director of Development North America
Brian has a decade of experience designing, building, and shipping software. He has designed and built software solutions and products for a diverse set of clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies and early stage tech startups to major research institutions and nonprofits. In the mid 2000’s, Brian worked on a team that produced one of the first major brain training web- based applications. Later, he became a senior developer at a digital agency specializing in research-focused web and mobile software. On one his projects, Brian led the development of a multi-million dollar educational campaign.
Specifically, he helped design and build multiple web-based applications showcasing driver safety. He also worked with Apple to help craft the onboarding experience and informed consent procedures for multiple ResearchKit iPhone and iPad apps targeting individuals with Alzheimer’s and HIV/AIDs. In total, he has been involved in building dozens of major web and mobile based products. Brian holds a BA in Political Science and minor in Computer Science from the University of lowa.
Cuong has over 12 years of experience in software development with a proven track record of developing and deploying large systems. For the past 6 years at PowerGate Software, he has been designing systems and leading development for clients in United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. He’s an expert at helping teams overcome difficult technical issues, implementing cutting edge technologies, and bringing teams to higher levels of technical expertise.
Before joining PowerGate, he built large scale education platforms for the Ministry of Education, FPT Corporation and VTC Online, such as ViOlympic platform with 5 million users and IOE with 10 million members.
Cuong holds a Computer Science degree from Vietnam National University of Engineering and Technology.
Director of Marketing North America
Isaac Ingersoll is a creative, growth hacking marketer with 8+ years of building and executing market-beating digital media campaigns. As an independent affiliate marketer, he generated hundreds of millions in sales for partners in a variety of verticals, including real estate, telecommunications, education, travel, and many others. One of these partnerships led to Isaac founding a multi-platform tee time booking service called GolfCenter. He led product development and user acquisition for the iOS, Android and web apps.
Isaac was also the Director of Market Strategy for Higher Learning Technologies, a mobile app company based in Coralville, IA that is the publisher of the highest grossing education apps for iOS and Android. He is responsible for driving revenue growth for dozens of apps that have more than 1.5 million combined installs. For mobile app growth hacking, Isaac deploys a range of strategies using different tools and platforms, including App Store Optimization (ASO), viral social media content creation, Facebook ads and Google Adwords. Isaac also serves as a special advisor to numerous startups, including Telepharm Technologies (a fast growing start-up in lowa City).
Kim Anh Ng.
A motivational leader, Kim Anh creates and administers Human Resources and organizational programs that support business strategy, enhance organizational effectiveness and help employees unleash their potential. She has over a decade of human resources experience in the information technology space including recruiting, training, performance management, career development, diversity program development, employee relations, benefits, compensation, payroll, safety, and compliance issues.
After joining the PowerGate team in 2011, Kim Anh shortly grew into the role as the human resources manager of PowerGate, a position she has held for the last 4 years. Prior to PowerGate, she worked as a Quality Assurance Lead for a major Japanese corporation for over 5 years.
Kim Anh holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Hanoi University of Science and Technology.