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The shiftforward team

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Co-Founder, CEO

Paulo Cunha
Co-Founder, CEO

Paulo is an entrepreneur and ad tech expert with a 14 year mixed background of Computing, Web Marketing and Advertising technologies.
Previously held roles at data-centric direct marketing company Acxiom and German start-up wunderloop, the online ‘Behavioural Targeting’ company launched in Europe in 2006, where he worked on company’s Connect product (online advertising exchange) and lead its UK technology deployment. Paulo has also consulted for a variety of players in the European display marketplace such as Glam Media (now Mode), Semasio and Xplosion Interactive before co-founding ShiftForward in 2011.

João Azevedo, Lead Software Engineer

João Azevedo
Lead Software Engineer

João’s passion for AI, Data Mining and Machine Learning makes him a great lead at ShiftForward’s R&D in applied algorithms, including the brains behind the AdForecaster. João also runs ShiftForward’s chess games and stands undefeated at the Wii table tennis challenges.

André Silva, Lead Software Engineer

André Silva
Lead Software Engineer

André excelled his Masters in Computing Engineering and today leads ShiftForward’s R&D in functional programming development in the Java/Scala/Akka/Play environment and enlightening everyone about the true nature of monads, functors and their Co cousins.

Rui Gonçalves, Lead Software Engineer

Rui Gonçalves
Lead Software Engineer

Rui was hand picked right after finishing among the top students of his master’s degree, is now a key member of ShiftForward’s R&D efforts in high-performance real-time computing and distributed environments as well as in mastering the Wii Mario kart skills.

Tiago Boldt Sousa, Lead Solution Engineer

Tiago Boldt Sousa
Product Lead

Tiago manages the technical bridge between our clients and engineering team. He is also pursuing his PhD thesis in innovative processes for large-scale DevOps and he can still find time for teaching at University of Porto’s Faculty of Engineering.

Software Engineer

Bruno Maia
Software Engineer

With a dissertation thesis on Patterns for Reactive applications, Bruno looks at software engineering as a way to express his fondness for creativity and innovation.

Software Engineer

João Costa
Software Engineer

João thrives with challenges in artificial intelligence, computer graphics and distributed computing, having created the programming language Wolf while still at University.

Software Engineer

André Cardoso
Software Engineer

André has worked with Web technologies and integrations with 3D creation tools. When he is not shining in functional programming and reactive systems design, he can be seen struggling to keep a 15-year old bonsai alive.

Marketing and Communication

Vanessa Gomes da Costa
Marketing and Communication

Vanessa is all about Content and old stuff: Greek tragedies, Latin, dinosaurs, and oxford commas. Apparently, she also has a thing for illeism.