WHO WE ARE
R. Tyler Gray
Principal of "Getting Things Done"
Tyler has been doing serious business on the Internet since 2000, most recently managing technical projects and advocacy campaigns for a diverse mix of associations, corporations, non-profits and the federal clients. Tyler launched GSS in January 2013 with support from Georgetown's Startup Hoya Summer Launch Program. While fulfilling his role as GSS's principal, Tyler is also earning his master's degree in Technology Management at Georgetown University (SCS '14). Project Manager, RFP-EZ. US Small Business Administration Digital Project Manager, Beekeeper Group Online Activism Associate, Public Knowledge Social Media Associate, The Bivings Group (Now Brick Factory Digital) New Media & IT Director, Steve Shannon for Attorney General Internet + Fleet Sales, DARCARS Toyota Follow on Twitter: @tylergray email@example.com Personal Website
Managing Director of "Doing Things Better"
Rick started working in project management and communications/public relations in mid- 2010. Most recently, Rick worked with Major League Soccer club D.C. United, making contributions in areas such as media relations and gameday communications. Rick heads up creative development and manages DTD operations, serving as GSS's
"quality control." Combining his passion for sports with a strong business acumen, Rick recently earned his MPS degree in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University (SCS '13). Communications/PR, D.C. United Web + Social Media Development/ Marketing Coordinator, Medical Investment Trust Brand Development/Social Media Consultant, SportInspired Public Relations Lead, Global Creative Connections (2010 Alltech/FEI World Equestrian Games) Follow on Twitter: @rickburchfield firstname.lastname@example.org
VP of Design | "Photoshop Picasso"
With an academic background in graphic design and business, Vince's obsession with aggressive branding as applied to digital product design led him to getting his start working with the motorsports startups National Speed and Momentum Performance. Over the last four years, Vince has established himself as an expert in user experience and mobile web strategy, in which he has received international recognition for his work on a number of high-end web properties for Virginia Commonwealth University. Recent Works Include: VCU Historical Timeline Site MCV Physicians (Responsive) Richmond Riverfront Canal Cruises 2012 Presidential Annual Report (Responsive) Center for Sport Leadership 2013 Medical Center Annual Report Follow on Twitter: @VincentAlfaro email@example.com
Sononaco is a DC-based web production company with a small team of highly-specialized designers and developers that turn ideas into effective, beautiful websites and applications. Sononaco thrives on creative web solutions for small businesses and non-profits and specialize in web design services, custom applications, as well as web hosting solutions. Sononaco delivers high-quality web services, including: Design & Markup Modern & Interactive Web Interactive Features Allocation Development Third-Party Resource Management eCommerce Web Hosting Follow on Twitter: @sononaco
Content Developer of "Strategic GIF Placement"
Karmen is a writer and editor, specializing in content development and creative strategy. She began her editorial career at Girls' Life Magazine in 2010 where she was responsible for writing, editing, and publishing engaging articles for the website. She also contributes to the Baltimore Sun. In addition to her online editorial background, she has extensive marketing experience in newsletter campaigns, social media strategy and generating press releases. Recent works include: Salisbury University, Taylor-Wilks Group and DC Fashion Week. Follow on Twitter: @KarmenFox firstname.lastname@example.org
Backend Development | "Social Softball & Ultimate Frisbee MVP"
Jordan is currently a senior at the University of Virginia pursuing his Bachelors in Systems Engineering. Jordan interned with GSS for the Summer 2014 and now works with the team on various projects as they arise. Previously, Jordan spent time interning at Newport News Shipbuilding, where he proposed and built a program to greatly improve efficiency in his department. He hopes to continue using this ingenuity and creativity to develop comprehensive solutions for startups and non-profits. Jordan's development highlights include proficiency in SQL, Java and Visual Basic. Follow on Twitter: @JordanRobarge email@example.com
WHAT WE DO
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WILL NOT BE AT RISK; KNOW THE GROUND, KNOW THE NATURAL CONDITIONS, AND THE
VICTORY WILL BE TOTAL
Mission: Deliver the first personal DJ for your workout!
Goal: Develop custom Android app + Kickstarter campaign
Amplifi crafts the perfect workout playlist based on the musical characteristics to which you perform best. GSS is managing the first comprehensive integration of the new Google Fit SDK with heart-rate capable wearable devices (AngelBand, Samsung Gear Live, etc.) and third-party music services utilizing the EchoNest API.
Website Design & Development: Wordpress
Mission: Launch a Beautifully Designed, Easy-to-Update Website with an Aggressive Timeline and Budget
Goal: Increase key analytical metrics among the association's target audience.
The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) is the broadest, deepest coalition ever assembled to represent the domestic maritime industry. AMP's 450-plus members span the United States and its territories. GSS managed the entire website design and development process to deliver a comprehensive solution: rejuvenating the prestigious AMP brand within the digital space.
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Advisor: Marketing and Business Development
Mission: Improving the Experience of Delivering Construction Projects
Goal: Allow the CEO and CTO to more efficiently and effectively concentrate on their respective positions. Develop B2B sales and media relations / events strategy. Arrange VC meetings.
Deconstruction, Inc. has developed a wireless sensor and analytic solution to help construction managers save time and money on projects with real-time alerts, advice and predictive analytics. GSS is working with Deconstruction's co-founders, Brendan Robinson and James Sun, to improve internal business processes and external relations, enabling them to better fulfill their roles as CEO and CTO. From redesigning Deconstruction's website and social media presences, to making introductions to our VC connections, GSS is fully invested in the success of its client.
Interactive SMS: Text Messaging App
Mission: Create an Easy-to-Use SMS System for ICGA Members
Goal: Build a custom SMS messaging service for ICGA to update its members, in real-time situations.
ICGA is a grassroots membership organization with 5,000 members. ICGA maintains a high profile in the legislative arena in Springfield, IL and Washington, DC through the benefit of membership dues. The Illinois Corn Marketing Act precludes the use of corn checkoff dollars for legislative activities so ICGA utilizes its membership income for these activities.
Online Advertising & Social Media Campaign: Dual-Mode Brimstone
Mission: Introducing the Dual-Mode Brimstone Missile to the U.S. Government
MBDA Missile Systems, Inc (USA), Arlington Virginia
MBDA Inc. is an American company, incorporated in the U.S. with headquarters in Arlington, VA, minutes from the Pentagon. MBDA Inc. is a subsidiary of MBDA Group, a global $4B missile systems company with more than 45 missile systems currently in use by more than 90 militaries worldwide. MBDA has retained Gray Street Solutions to manged the domestic social media and online adertising campaign in an effort to further advance the companies objective: Demonstrating that MBDA's Dual-Mode Brimstone is a superior missile to the current U.S.-contracted Hellfire.
Social Media Campaign Management
Mission: Increase NeW's Brand Awareness in the Digital Space, via its "2014 NeW Gentlemen's Showcase"
Goal: Increase participation and engagement among identified key demographics to promote the Gentlemen's Showcase campaign.
The Network of enlightened Women (NeW) was started as a book club where its members could read about ideas and people often forgotten on college campuses. In addition to the book club, many NeW chapters engage in activities such as hosting speakers, holding debates, participating in philanthropic events and having social events. GSS designed and deployed the 2014 NeW Gentlemen's Showcase Facebook application. GSS developed and is currently managing the promotional campaign for the scholarship contest.
Online Video: Strategic Consulting and Staff Training
Mission: Provide Software Solutions & Conduct Staff Training
Goal: Empower staffers to create product demo and marketing videos collaboratively.
Votenet™ Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of secure on-demand voting and nominations software and election consulting. With its market-leading online voting solution, eBallot, its suite of online governance solutions, and 2,200 clients worldwide, Votenet Solutions is the emerging global leader in e-governance technology.
Mission: Develop a minimum viable product (MVP) for an elite, veteran focused professional social network
Goal: Build a custom WordPress / BuddyPress configuration to meet immediate needs while allowing for future growth.
VetPrestige is an elite online community for U.S. military veterans who have served honorably and graduated from a top 50 college or university. At it's core, VetPrestige provides advice for ROTC students and veteran alumni, connecting potential employers with elite level talent, providing professional development and high-level career progression.
Mobile App Development: Android
Mission: Restyle and Enhance an Existing Web-based Application as a Native App
Goal: Construct a native mobile application that increases consumer engagement.
As part of Young Invincibles' efforts to increase awareness and participation among millennials about the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, GSS has been tasked to redesign an existing web-based app and rebuild it as a native android application.
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