We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act but a habit.

~ Will Durant

Patrick Shaw

CEO & CO-Founder

Patrick is a life-long entrepreneur who has successfully built multiple companies and salesforces, always with an interest in leveraging technology to improve on processes. Energetic and inventive, Patrick is passionate about people's ability to completely change; by changing the story they tell themselves.

A self-confessed "freak" about studying habits, routines and easier ways to do things, Patrick's purpose in life is to always be learning and helping others. He loves to seek out new concepts and strategies to improve his own life, find out what works and then share them.

In fact, that's how RapidFunnel was born. Patrick originally created the ideas behind the App to help his own salesforce. They were so incredibly effective that it spawned the idea for RapidFunnel, the company.

Personally speaking... Patrick has had a life long interest in good health, shaped by his Mom who owned a chain of health food stores. He enjoys mountain biking, crossfit, yoga and pilates. He loves bouncing ideas off of his wife, skiing with his three kids and watching superhero movies with his son. He also admits to holding on to his collection of superhero comics, which carried him through his childhood struggles with dyslexia.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Charlie Pate

CMO & CO-Founder

Charlie lives and breathes the creative process, with a philosophy that balances marketing communication with highly effective creative. For over 28 years he’s contributed his considerable marketing and design skills to ad agencies, direct marketing firms, production companies, and a major university; in places as far flung as New Zealand! Focused and imaginative, Charlie excels in creative/art direction and believes that developing the right message is the most important part of the creative process.

An entrepreneur at heart, Charlie created one of Denver’s top boutique agencies, the award-winning Hat Trick Creative, then added to that by starting a direct mail company, before becoming one of the founding members of RapidFunnel.

Personally speaking… Charlie’s not very good at sitting still. He loves travel, the Mediterranean and California (except for the traffic) and is passionate about photography. A golfer with a single digit handicap, he also likes snowboarding, outdoor activities and says yoga helps keep him sane. He enjoys having fun with his wife and daughter, loves dogs and has been known to spontaneously quote from “Raising Arizona”.

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing

~ Walt Disney

Kurt Frank

CTO & CO-Founder

Kurt started his career in advertising when internet marketing was new and clients were curious. Intensely curious himself, Kurt picked up that ball and ran with it, building an internet division for his company that amassed 50% of their business by the time he left. That set the stage for both his technical abilities and keen understanding of how to enhance business, using technology.

After repeating similar results for a video production company, Kurt opened his own web-based software, custom application development shop. Having spent 23 years immersed in every aspect of the industry, from conceptualization to implementation, Kurt is now focusing his talents as a founding member of RapidFunnel.

Personally speaking… Kurt moved to Colorado for one reason – snowboarding – but also likes watersports, camping and everything outdoors. Married with two kids, Kurt has the ability to morph into a basketball, baseball or soccer coach on command. He admits to an obsession with fixing things and refuses to call a repair man. His dream is to one day sail around the world in a 48’ sailboat.

Do unto others as you would have them do to you.

~ Golden Rule

Adam Kraft

COO & CO-Founder

Adam has worked in nearly every area of technology at some point in his career to date. His entrepreneurial spirit has led to solid experience in diverse areas, including project management, development, customer service, hardware support, home theater, automation, audio/video production and more. Resourceful and enthusiastic, there isn’t much that Adam hasn’t spent some time learning about.

An avid reader and life-long learner, Adam is driven by the challenge of the unknown and brings this insatiable curiosity to his role as a founding member of RapidFunnel.

Personally speaking… Adam is married with two young daughters. He loves playing video games, but these days he mostly spends his free time playing dress-up instead, along with make believe of course, as well as learning the intricacies of doing hair. He does manage to fit in a weekly flag football game and loves to go salsa dancing with his wife, though he freely admits she’s far better than him. He also loves to travel and has Central America on his radar in the near future.

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

~ Albert Einstein

Jolene Laughlin

Director of Finance & Administration

Jolene is a lover of all things math (seriously) and is passionate about solving problems, while finding more efficient ways to work. She's enjoyed a successful career as a finance professional largely due to her ability to work closely with a company, and bridge the gap between business areas and financial well-being.

For the majority of her career Jolene worked in corporate finance for large companies. She diverged from this path to join RapidFunnel, where she now wears multiple hats. A true self-starter, who isn't afraid of the unknown, Jolene rolls up her sleeves to take on work that doesn't easily fall into the other executives' areas, including helping our team in HR and Legal areas.

Personally speaking… Jolene is a Colorado native who enjoys spending time in the mountains with her family skiing and hiking. Her free time tends to be spent shuttling her two kids between hockey rinks and swimming pools, and volunteering at their school. She definitely knows how to relax though, and loves to travel to locations where she can have fun scuba diving and experiencing local culture with her husband.

Step by step, walk the thousand-mile road.

~ Miyamoto Musashi

Antoni Shtipliyski

Lead Architect & Development Director

Antoni is a physicist by training but a tinkerer at heart. He graduated with a MPhys Physics from the University of Manchester before joining Imperial College London to pursue his PhD in Particle Physics. He is currently part of the CMS experiment at CERN where he works on the design and testing of new data processing hardware and control software for the upgrades to the CMS Level-1 Trigger System. Outside of Particle Physics he is broadly interested in experimental instrumentation, distributed systems and robotics. His favourite animal is the Humpback Whale.