About Metal Toad

Metal Toad is a values driven organization with over 16 years of history of delivering for our customers.  Founded by Joaquin Lippincott, a 20+ year technology veteran of the tech industry, back in 2003 Metal Toad has grown to become the world's only Media & Entertainment specialized AWS Consulting Partner. We have helped to modernize software for industry leaders like Sony, Daimler, Intel, the Golden Globes, Siemens Wind Power, ABC, NBC, DC Comics, Warner Brothers & the Linux Foundation.

Values: better work, a better world

We live by a set of core values that make every client interaction into a truly rewarding partnership.

Help

Everyone who comes in contact with us discovers something helpful, whether a customer, a peer — or just a stranger in need.

Curiosity

Our curiosity propels our never-ending adventure: to be brave, to try new things, and to seek out the world's best.

Experience

We deliver great experiences from start to finish. This is always a central goal of every project and interaction.

Respect

We value other people's experiences and act by listening first. Because respect is not just fundamental to business, but to living in the world.

Provide Value

We deliver the best, and never over-engineer or spend money on things that aren't valuable.

Our People

Ali Meechoovet

Product Coordinator

Amanda McPherson

Advisory Board Member

Brent Logan

Agile Project Manager

Cami Farley

UX Design & Research Lead

Charles Wilhoite

Advisory Board Member

Corinna Gelster-Borgardt

Creative Director

James Simshaw

Senior Software Engineer

250+

cumulative years of engineering experience

Jamie Weissenborn

Advisory Board Member

Joaquin Lippincott

CEO

Joe Matthies

Javascript Engineer

Jonathan Mills

Director of Accounts

Julie Scott

Senior Product Manager

Leia Organa

General / Princess / Hero

Marilia Bedoya

Account Coordinator

Max Lippincott

Operations Coordinator

Nathan Farra

Financial Analyst

69+

total certifications held by Toads

Nathan Wilkerson

Cloud Operations Manager

Phil Tseng

Software Engineer

Ron Shafii

QA Engineer

Ryan Anderson

Senior Software Engineer

Saki Niwayama

Design Intern

Sandra McDonough

Advisory Board Member

Shaquille Sumner

Tech Community Outreach Coordinator

80%

of Toads ride public transportation to work

Sonali Sampat

UX Designer

Steve Lopez

Product Manager

Storm  Trooper

Empire Elite Soldier / Bad Shot

Taufik Ma

Advisory Board Member

Tony Rost

Chief Technology Officer

Vaughn Hawk

Cloud Engineer

339

hours volunteered in 2017

28%

of Toads are fluent in multiple languages

31%

of Toads have visited more than 10 countries

10+

years pioneering new technologies

A brief history

From an almost accidental start, Metal Toad has grown into a powerhouse of technological savvy and business consulting excellence. Here are a few of the pivotal moments we’ve encountered along the journey. 

Humble beginnings

2003

Out of a tiny room in San Diego, founder Joaquin Lippincott begins building cutting-edge business websites 

Early 2006

Joaquin moves Metal Toad’s headquarters to Portland, OR to build web properties that keep up with the rapid pace of digital innovation

Rapid innovation

Mid 2006

Metal Toad pledges to open source and begins contributing to several major projects

2009

We help the Emmys become the first awards show to transform their brochureware site into a news destination

Early 2010

We build a unified international platform for Sony’s 100s of properties—a cloud-type solution before the cloud existed

Late 2010

We build M-GO, one of the first streaming “go” apps, included on the first Samsung smart TV

Coding the digital future

2011

Our key values come into focus, guiding true partnership with our clients

Early 2014

We build the OS and app for the first smart watch, which Intel debuted at CES 

Mid 2014

Mattel partners with us to create a mobile game using wearables to track movement and location—the first of its kind 

Late 2014

We pioneer the use of Solr as an enterprise-wide solution for Sony, spanning all business units and geographies 

Early 2015

UNFI partners with us to bring their supply chain management into the 21st century

Mid 2015

ABC becomes the first network to move their lineup schedule to a hyperdynamic app, built by Metal Toad

Late 2015

We level up fleet management for Daimler with advanced analytics driven by IoT data

Transforming the tech landscape

Early 2016

We create the first ever anti-piracy platform for the MPAA, merging many disparate data sources into a single source of education and entertainment 

Late 2016

We celebrate 10 years of coding the digital future

Early 2017

We migrate the Sony Rewards program to the cloud, the first such major migration of a corporate loyalty program spanning dozens of business units

Mid 2017

Metal Toad wins Oregon Business 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon for the second time

Late 2017

Our work with Siemens Gamesa introduces the first-ever advanced cloud implementation of sensor IoT data on offshore wind turbines 

2018

Our biannual company hackathon focuses on the Internet of Things and the cloud 

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