The Key Ring Team
Chris Fagan - CEO
Chris Fagan is the co-founder and CEO of Mobestream Media, maker of Key Ring. Prior to starting Key Ring in 2008, Chris worked at Accenture as an enterprise systems integration consultant. His primary focus was on the creation of real-time offer management solutions driven by consumer insights and analytics which eventually led to the thesis for creating Key Ring. Prior to Accenture, Chris spent 6 years in the U. S. Army as a field artillery sergeant. His mantra has always been ideas are worthless without flawless execution, and he has assembled a team of A+ players to turn great ideas into exceptional products that deliver unparalleled results.
Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University in Finance and a minor in Economics.
Favorite way to save: Oil change coupons and airline miles.
Ross Bates - CTO
Ross Bates joined the Key Ring team in January 2010 as CTO and co-Founder. Prior to co-founding Key Ring, Ross worked 10 years as a systems and data architect for various business intelligence companies including Hitachi Consulting, Hyperion Solutions, and Navigator Systems. Ross is passionate about using big data to solve big problems and is leveraging this approach to architect the best mobile shopping experience for both consumers and merchants
Ross holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Management Information Systems.
Favorite way to save: Digital Kroger coupons in Key Ring.
Brit GardnerBrit Gardner is the lead Key Ring developer and manages all things web-related. Before joining the Key Ring team in May 2010, Brit was a freelance web developer and spent his time working with various startups. Previously, he worked at Caterpillar as a mechanical engineer. Brit is on a quest to build products that consumers love. Every new Key Ring feature has to pass Brit’s no nonsense litmus test before making it to the hands of the consumer.
Brit holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Favorite way to save: Free team lunches every Friday
Pete Seymour is the lead Key Ring mobile developer and manages all things IOS and Blackberry related. Prior to joining Key Ring in early 2011, he was a software engineer at Rockwell Collins. Pete’s diligence, attention to detail, and intellectual curiosity allows Key Ring to push the limits on mobile development.
Pete has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University.
Favorite way to save: Using Toys R’ Us coupons to spoil his two girls.
Addi Hall manages business development and account management activities for midmarket and small business accounts. Prior to joining Key Ring, she managed marketing and public relations for a privately held insurance and investment firm. Addi thrives for results and is constantly on a quest to deliver as much value to Key Ring merchant partners as possible. You’ll never be disappointed with Addi’s commitment to ensuring that your marketing goals are always met or exceeded.
Addi holds a Bachelor’s in Marketing from Texas Christian University.
Favorite way to save: Using Michael’s coupons so she can capture every TCU football game in a multi-volume scrapbook.
Nicole Wells manages customer service for Key Ring consumers and merchant partners. Without a doubt, she always ensures that questions, concerns and needs are addressed in very timely manner. In addition, Nicole also serves as Key Ring’s resident coupon and savings expert and is always on the lookout for additional ways to put more money back in the pockets of Key Ring users.
Favorite way to save: Using Key Ring to buy products for her needy Aussie friends down under.