Management Team

January 1, 2020
Dan Katcher

Dan Katcher, CEO

CEO Dan Katcher founded Rocket Farm Studios in December 2008 to help companies capitalize on the
exploding market of smart phone applications. With over 40 apps launched for a range of companies
from venture backed startups to global 500 firms, Rocket Farm seeks to be an innovation partner
for both mobile and cloud technologies.Prior to creating Rocket Farm, Dan worked for Quattro
Wireless, where he led the teams that built some of mobile’s largest sites, including,,, and, Dan was the Chief Technology Officer of I’m In,
a cutting-edge social networking site focused on group travel, and the CTO of Netspoke, a leading
provider of integrated web and audio conferencing.

At Netspoke, Dan oversaw technology strategy and overall product and enterprise architecture. Netspoke, an early pioneer in SAAS apps for
audio/web conferencing was recognized as an Inc. 500 company two years in a row, and was acquired by Premiere Global Services (NYSE:PGI) in 2005.
Over the course of his career, Dan has been part of the founding technology teams for Imidio (acquired by Sitescape/Novell), WatchPoint Media
(acquired by GoldPocket/Tanberg) and Viant Corporation (IPO). He also led software development for Eastman Kodak Corporation’s PictureMaker,
which generated over $130 million in revenue annually.Dan earned his Ph.D. and master’s degrees in computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon
University and graduated Summa Cum Laude in electrical engineering and computer science from Tufts University. He has authored more then
10 publications and is co-inventor on 5 patents.

Leili McKinley Brand Specialist, CEO, The Identitype Group

Leili is a 2x Founder who built and sold two companies and is now on her third, The Identitype Group. The company works at the intersection of
leadership development and brand alignment to create deep, lasting relational capital resulting in increased revenue and to scale growth. |

Ryan Kenney Designer
Ryan Kenney specializes in Interface, User Experience and Print Design. She began her career in print and advertising design in 2007, began
specializing in UX design in 2012 and became a full time freelance designer in 2015. Ryan’s past clients include Anderson Windows, Bard Davol,
The Princeton Review, Analog Devices, The Pioneer Institute and Hydrow. She holds a BS in Communication from Boston University with a minor in
Visual Art as well as an MFA in Interaction Design from The Massachusetts College of Art and Design. In her spare time she teaches Information
Architecture I in the undergraduate Communications Design program at MassArt.


Brian Sachetta iOS Developer
Brian is a lead iOS developer and a freelancer. Brian has built apps for both startups and larger enterprises like TrueMotion, Runkeeper and
Fidelity. Brian is a Boston College graduate, and currently lives in Boston (though he might be hard to find here in the winter time). He
enjoys watching and playing sports, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Brian is also an author. He recently published his first book, “Get Out of Your Head,” a practical take on living with and overcoming anxiety. |

Luke Wyatt iOS and Android Developer
Luke Wyatt is a lead developer, highly proficient in both Android and iOS development. He’s worked in a range of industries, from games to
enterprises, and also has experience across the range of server technologies. |

Matt Graziano
Android and Web Developer
Matthew Graziano runs his own company, Ambrao, specializing in web architecture and development. Matthew brings expert skills to Rocket Farm
in the form of Android development, React Native, as well as the full range of web technologies. Matthew has worked with companies of all shapes
and sizes and in many different capacities over his nearly 20 year career, including companies such as Runkeeper, ZappRx, Toast, MuleSoft, and
True Rowing. You can find Matt here: |

Chris Costa Video Marketing, CEO Chris Costa Media
Chris is a video marketing specialist. He provides video production and strategy through Chris Costa Media. He’s worked with a wide range of
companies throughout his career. In his spare time he pursues his passion for filmmaking with Lift Entertainment, a production company he created
with his friends. |

Terumi Okano CEO Boston Tech Creative
Terumi Okano builds powerful brand stories for Rocket Farm Studios. With over 10 years in engineering and marketing, she will help craft your
company story to make it memorable. When she’s not doing work on the Farm, she runs Boston Tech Creative. |

Rich Curtis Product Manager
Rich started his career in computer games, and was writing software for mobile phones long before Apple made phones. A proven product leader,
he has launched products for startups and Fortune 500 brands. As a technical product manager, Rich strives to ensure that the entire team
understands both the business context as well as the development milestones. Rich is a whiz at agile project management.

Rich is also a novelist. You can find his work at If you like page-turning science fiction techno thrillers, take
a look! |

Full Cortex

​​Full Cortex is a data-driven growth marketing company focused on discovering and optimizing the factors most correlated with growth within a
client’s business or organization.

So, if you don’t know where to get started with a blueprint for your app, Rocket Farm Studios can take the pressure off.

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