Team

Nick Zhou

CEO and Founder

Nick has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry and over 13 years of experience in business. He is a serial entrepreneur, who founded/co-founded seven companies, with two successful exits, prior to Everlasting Footprint. His experience ranges across a variety of industries, including Internet Marketing, eCommerce, Digital Marketing, Education, and Food & Beverage.

Nick received his BS in Computer Science from Wuhan University in China, his MBA from the University of Maryland, and his PhD in Computer Science from Ohio State University.

Derek Yang

Director of Engineering

Derek has over 12 years of experience in the IT and website development industries. Prior to Everlasting Footprint, he was the IT Director at Zhi Tu Technologies and Senior Oracle Database Administrator at Cintra Software & Services. He joined Everlasting Footprint as the Project Manager and Director of IT in 2013, overseeing day-to-day operation of the international web development team.

Derek received his BS in Computer Science and MS in Information Security from Eastern Michigan University.

Doug Fertig

UX/UI Designer

Doug has over 10 years of experience in the field of fine art and design. Prior to Everlasting Footprint, he taught as an Adjunct Professor of Ceramics at SUNY New Paltz, Marymount Manhattan College and Long Island University. In addition to being an educator, Doug started a ceramic production studio and had a line of products for sale on Gilt.com. His work has been featured in House Beautiful and Core 77 and he completed commissioned work for Kulvase and Carol Egan Interiors.

Doug received a BFA in Ceramics from Alfred University, a MFA in Ceramics from SUNY New Paltz and a MFA in the Products of Design program at the School of Visual Arts.

Aanandita Pujji

Front-End Developer

Aanandita has 6 years of experience as a web designer and front-end developer. Her expertise ranges from designing modern, responsive websites to building complex web applications. Prior to this position, Aanandita designed and developed websites for companies such as Medicare Rights, a nonprofit Medicare organization, and Filipacchi, an action sports store.

Aanandita received her Bachelors of Arts in Computer Science from City University of New York at Hunter College.

Jimmy Zhu

Back-End Developer

Jimmy has over 11 years of experience in Software Development. Prior to Everlasting Footprint, he was a Software Engineer at MyTino, an international outsourcing marketplace, and a Project Manager at Nine Cauldrons, an eCommerce platform. He has in-depth knowledge about web development, eCommerce, project management and product management.

Jimmy received his BS in Computer Science from Wuhan University in 2006.

Cary Xiao

Back-End Developer

Cary has over 7 years of experience in Software Development. Prior to Everlasting Footprint, he was a Software Engineer at Atop Group, a web development firm, and Qijin Soft, a gaming company. He is skilled at PHP, frameworks and gaming development.

Cary received his BS in Computer Science from Wuhan Institute of Technology in 2010.

Zack Fang

Back-End Developer

Zack has over 8 years of experience in Software Development. Prior to Everlasting Footprint, he was a Senior Software Engineer at Tianyu, a leading data security firm in China. He has experience in PHP, database, frameworks and gaming development.

Zack received his BS in Computer Science from Hubei University of Education.

Nicholas Behrens

Business Development Manager

Nicholas has over 12 years of experience in the health and wellness industry. Prior to Everlasting Footprint, he worked with special needs children and was the Co-Creator and Co-Director of summercamp@ross, as well as the Head of Wellness at Ross Lower School. In 2003, he founded a business that coordinates private sports lessons, parties, and special events.

Nicholas received his Bachelors of Science in Physical Education from the State University of New York at Cortland.

Tiffany Qua

Marketing Manager

Tiffany has over 9 years of experience in marketing, with 4 years specialization in content strategy and Social Media Marketing. Prior to Everlasting Footprint, she managed the digital marketing and social media campaigns for C&A Consulting and Emmy-nominated director Michael Collins. She was also the Marketing Services Coordinator and Program Manager at Ionics EMS. She joined Everlasting Footprint in 2014 as the Social Media Manager.

Tiffany received her BA in Economics from Columbia University, and her MA in Communication, with dual specializations in Corporate & Non-Profit Communication and Public & Media Relations, from John Hopkins University.

Archana Pinnapureddy

Advisor

Archana has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry as well as 4 years of technology start-up experience. She is an experienced investment banker, and worked at Nomura Securities, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Credit Suisse. She is also the Co-Founder and COO of Electify, an online education platform. She joined Everlasting Footprint in 2013.

Archana received her BA in Economics from Columbia University.