Also see the bios of our management team.

Brad Sandman

Brad Sandman graduated in 1992 from Drexel University in Philadelphia. He went to work for Intel's DVI division located in Princeton, NJ, where much of the digital video technology was pioneered. Brad started out developing a dynamic, network-based testing system, and soon moved on to microcode programming of Intel's i750 pixel processor doing video compression algorithm work. He later joined the Mobile Products group and co-developed a performance analysis system for evaluating system configurations.

After spending four years at three different Intel locations, Brad left the corporate giant behind. He joined Glyphic in July 1996 and has been instrumental in the development of Connectix's PhotoBadge and various projects for Unwired Planet and Perforce Software.

Brad also has a personal web page and can be reached via e-mail as

Lou Ceci

Lou Ceci graduated from Northwestern University in 1981 with a Ph. D. in Performance Studies. While this made him a very entertaining fellow, it did not make him rich. In 1985, he went back to school and got an MS in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he specialized in studying artificial neural networks. He moved to California in 1988 and went to work for Interactive Development Environments in San Francisco, where he rose to the rank of Senior Software Engineer working on computer-assisted software engineering tools. This did not make him rich, either. In 1993, he went to work for Sybase, Inc., with a similar outcome.

However, in the interim, he discovered a love for software design that almost equaled his love for the performing arts. He decided to find a company with a similar passion for innovation and excellence, and so joined Glyphic in September, 1998.

Lou also has a personal home page, where you can peruse his poems, scan his short stories, mull over his journal entries, and generally find out more about him than would ordinarily be thought proper.

Tomás Blandino

Tomás Blandino has been working in the software industry since 1990. His undergraduate work was at Humboldt State University, where he studied Computer Science and Spanish. Tomás later went on to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for master's work in Computer Science. Since then he has developed software in both the private and public sector for a wide variety of applications. Areas of experience include process automation controls, purchasing systems, business modeling tools, robotic controls, and medical dispensing units. Tomás specializes in GUI and Object Oriented Design.

In his spare time he likes to cook, having attended the Chef program at the California Culinary Academy, and likes to write poetry and short stories. Tomás loves to play Golf (with a handicap that fluctuates between 8 and 13), and coaches little league baseball in Palo Alto during the summer.

Richard D. LaReau

Rick is a relative newcomer to the computer industry, although he has spent many years working in academia and biotechnolgy, Silicon Valley's other claims to fame. Rick graduated from the College of St. Thomas in 1982 with a BA in Chemistry. From there he went to grad school and earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Brown University, then continued his research under two postdoctorate fellowships in molecular biology, one at UC Berkeley and the other at the University of Rochester, New York. During his academic career he coauthored several research publications in scientific journals such as Science, Biochemistry, and The Journal of the American Chemical Society.

In 1993 he moved to California to accept a position at Genencor International, where he worked as a research scientist in biochemistry for seven years. His projects there included studying the enzymogy of lipases for idustrial applications, and the genetic modification of bacteria for the production of fine chemicals such as Vitamin C and new polymer precursors. He coauthored several patents in these fields.

In the summer of 2000 Rick joined Glyphic where he's begun a brand new career in systems administration. He can be reached at

Summer Misherghi

Summer graduated in 2001 from UC Berkeley with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. At Berkeley, she was a recipient of the Chancellor's scholarship and the National Merit Scholarship. Working at WiredPocket, Summer designed and created a wireless device Internet service. She also worked at Selectica and IBM Almaden Research Center, investigating, implementing, and integrating speed enhancements for a mobile Internet-based product configuration system and an OCR print recognition system.

Summer wanted to do something exhilarating, so she joined Glyphic upon graduation. She enjoys grocery shopping and other indoor sports. Summer, as a political activist, is the unofficial unwelcomed political advisor for several prominent world leaders. However, contrary to popular rumors, she has no interest in running in the next US presidential election.

Jim Kingdon

Jim Kingdon graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio. He proceeded to have jobs and residences too numerous to list but many of his hobbies and vocations have involved Linux and free software. For example, he owned a business which maintained CVS, the version control system, and sold support contracts. In more important news, he has been a minor contributor to xconq, an open source turn-based strategy game.

He appreciates Glyphic's interest in producing high-quality, well-designed software and works well in a collaborative environment such as he has found at Glyphic.

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