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Meet the Team

Unmute was created by a merry band of nerds who wanted to hear the stories of our peers in tech.

Becky Blank

Director of Technical Operations at Ample

Becky is a dog lover, travel fiend and culinary school dropout who has spent the last fifteen plus years leading technical projects and strategy at a variety of software development shops. As the Director of Technical Operations at Ample, she takes pride in making sure our team and our clients have what they need to get their jobs done. She’s also a staunch evangelist for diversity and inclusion in tech. She previously led the Cincinnati chapter of Girl Develop It to significant growth. She now serves on the Board of Directors for We Pivot, a nonprofit organization aimed at creating the conditions for marginalized individuals to feel included and empowered in the tech industry.

Brandon Blank

VP of Experience Design at Barefoot

Brandon is a results-driven problem solver, focused on creating and constantly improving best-in-class consumer experiences. He has a deep understanding and empathy for why and how people use systems to connect with each other and the brands they love.

He has brought this expertise and insight to clients such as Bayer, ExxonMobil, Procter & Gamble, Mars and Bayer using enterprise platforms such as Sitecore, AEM and Drupal. Specialties include: customer experience strategy and planning, interaction design, visual design, user research and testing.

Ryan Cayabyab

DesignOps & Senior IT Manager at Procter & Gamble

Chosen as one of Cincinnati Magazine's, The Future of Cincinnati: Ones to Watch, UX and UI design leader Ryan Cayabyab is an award-winning designer, speaker, and leader in the design community. If you ask Ryan? He's simply a self-proclaimed master of none. With over 15 years of experience, his career has taken him from agencies, independent consulting, and adjunct teaching to his current in-house adventure. Ryan started as an entry-level interactive designer at a small boutique agency with Procter & Gamble as his first client to earning his seat as a DesignOps leader within Procter & Gamble itself. Ryan is passionate about his design community, volunteering locally for years. He served CreativeMornings Cincinnati, a monthly breakfast lecture series designed for creative communities, and led AIGA Cincinnati as President, his local chapter of the professional association for design.

Sean C Davis

Founding Engineer at Grouparoo

Sean is a tinkerer and a teacher. He is driven to learn as much as he can as fast as he can, and then pass those learnings onto others who may find them beneficial. A nerd who has dedicated the last decade to building applications for the web, Sean loves spending time helping developers solve problems through blog posts, workshops, or conference talks.

When pretending to not be a nerd, Sean is still likely learning something new. Perhaps it's baking with his wife and toddler or playing music at a restaurant with his friends. Or maybe it's time to break, be quiet, and take a solo stroll through the woods. Whatever it is, if there's a sandwich and a story, Sean is in.

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