BubbleUp was founded by innovators in entertainment and SaaS technologies, and our cutting edge solutions have fueled the digital media platforms of many top grossing artists.
Businesses, health care systems, NFPs, and other markets also have discovered the power of BubbleUp's unique offering of ahead-of-curve technology and old fashioned smart-thinking and hard work. It's all about our Customers - and getting their messages and products to "BubbleUp" into the awareness and regard of their customers. That's all we do.
BubbleUp is based in The Woodlands, TX with offices in Nashville, TN and Hartford, CT. With
nearly 500 websites and online stores deployed, BubbleUp is well known for award-winning
design, clever technology and incredible customer service. BubbleUp has won several Web
Marketing Awards, a Webby, an MTV O Award, and been named one of the 2012 and 2013 Inc. 5000
America's Fastest Growing Companies.
These are the people behind the scenes.
Amanda MelonesOffice Manager
Graduating from Clarion University of Pa with a BSBA Degree in Computer Information Systems she embarked on a 15 year programming gig where she coded her self silly. Combining that experience and being a mother to 5 boys has somewhat prepared her for BubbleUp. Trying to maintain order requires her to wear many hats: Office Manager, Fulfillment Coordinator, Accountant, Photographer; just to name a few. If there is a job that no one wants to do - she gets it done.‹ Back
Blake MarkDirector, Project Management
Director, Project Management
Blake graduated from the University of Denver where he received a degree in Business Administration. He has worked in the Tech industry for 10 years starting out as an account manger and now as the Director of Project Management for BubbleUp. His experience in managing project budgets, timelines, and resources makes him a vital part of the BubbleUp team. When he isn’t working he enjoys spending time with his family, his dog “Dude”, fishing, and hunting.‹ Back
Brad JamesonSenior Account Manager
Senior Account Manager
Brad is a human person from Memphis, TN. Prior to joining BubbleUp in 2010, he led the Digital Marketing and Archiving efforts for the Roy Orbison estate and music publishing. He has several years of quality experience weaving through the fields of digital marketing, design, and front end web development. When not parked in front of a computer, Brad enjoys getting outdoors for some hiking, biking and 'yaking. His other interests include traveling, Memphis basketball, coffee and magnetic desk toys.‹ Back
Brian SwolDevelopment & Design
Cameron YoungWeb Developer, Graphic Artist
Web Developer, Graphic Artist
Cameron has been a member of the Graphic Arts community since 1986 first beginning his career in the printing and publishing industries and later in Web and Interactive design-which has now become his primary focus. He holds a BFA in advanced graphic design with an emphasis in Web and multi-media technologies. Cameron is certified in the state of Colorado to instruct in the disciplines of graphic arts, pre-press and Web publishing and taught the same until moving to New England in early 2005. He enjoys outdoor activities, tech toys, design, the color green and working with the other dedicated professionals at BubbleUp.‹ Back
Charles HancockCreative Director
Charles Hancock joins BubbleUp as Creative Director with over 20 years experience creating award-winning communication strategies, marketing campaigns and dynamic websites for a wide range of corporate organizations and Fortune 500 companies.‹ Back
In his previous roles as Creative Director, Art Director and Instructional Designer, he worked directly with some of the largest oil & gas, medical, consulting, publishing and cosmetic companies worldwide. His work has been recognized by the Art Director’s Club of Houston, Houston Advertising Federation, US Book News and the Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast.
Charles has helped launch global brands and international marketing campaigns for several entertainment companies and Fortune 500 firms. Charles’ award winning design work has been featured at San Diego Comic-Con and other major exhibits and has been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Extra, HSN and other national media outlets. Charles prides himself on getting to the core of a client’s needs, and being able to speak to their audience in a clear easy to understand method.
With over 25 years in software development, Chris has extensive experience in database and web application programming. He has worked for large organizations such as NASA, BP/Amoco, and Sybase, and was co-founder of internet startup company Performance Assessment Network. Chris' varied background makes him the swiss army knife of software developers (or perhaps the multi-purpose tool).‹ Back
Chuck JourneeVP Operations
Chuck graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a degree in Business Management and Economics. He brings to BubbleUp 25 years of experience in Manufacturing Operations Management. A progressive career in Quality Assurance, Inventory Management, Warehousing, Logistics, Production Management and Plant Management for the Coca-Cola Company provides a unique perspective of the business. Throughout his career, operational improvement in cost, quality and brand protection has been critical to his accomplishments. He has successfully lead his teams through numerous systems certifications such as ISO 9001 (Management Systems), ISO 14001 (Environmental), ISO18001 (Health and Safety) and ISO 22000 (Food Safety) through team building and empowering people to improve.‹ Back
After an early retirement and an eye for something new, Chuck found his way to BubbleUp. The amazing creativity, technical capability and dedication of the team won him over and he has never looked back. As VP of Operations, his goal is to help guide the team through explosive growth and build processes that improve consistency while insuring the incredible creativity of the team is never compromised.
Coleman SissonChairman & CEO
Chairman & CEO
Coleman graduated from the University of Arkansas Business School in 1979 with a degree in Data Processing and Statistics. He started his career as a computer programmer and has held several executives positions with companies such as Compaq, Powersoft, CyberSafe and Liberate Technologies. He has been part of 13 M&A’s, 3 IPO’s and has served on several corporate boards. He holds a patent in Interactive Television, was in the Top 100 Heavy Hitters of Cable Television in 2001, and was awarded the 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Sam Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas.‹ Back
David KingVice President, Digital Media Services
Vice President, Digital Media Services
With over 15 years of progressive marketing and communications expertise, David King joins BubbleUp as Vice President of Digital Media. Most recently, David served as principal communications officer for an integrated, six-hospital, health system located in the heart of the world’s largest medical center. In this role, David was responsible for brand strategy & marketing, emerging & social media, public relations and corporate communications. David served as senior communications counsel to the boards of directors during numerous strategic matters. During his tenure, David led the organization’s critical communications efforts through many significant changes, including a multi-billion dollar transaction and numerous transformative information system deployments.
David comes to BubbleUp as an award-winning marketing & communications strategist with large agency experience, and has worked with such companies as The Home Depot, Verizon, Honda Manufacturing of America, Intuit and the PGA TOUR. David brings significant change acceleration and innovation expertise, having led a multi-million dollar engagement with GE Healthcare, a project which has been featured internationally by GE and healthcare trade publications, as well as experience product development and commercialization for a technology startup acquired by Cardinal Health/Carefusion.
David holds a Master’s of Science in Healthcare Administration from US News & World Reports’ top-five healthcare program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where David ranked first in his class.‹ Back
Dave Pfenninger is a long-time business partner of CEO Coleman Sisson, and helped with the initial founding of BubbleUp. Dave was CEO of Performance Assessment Network (pan) previously, where Coleman served on the board of directors and Chris Hester was the CTO. pan was the first SaaS provider in the human resources/assessment industry, now part of Equifax. He has a PhD in clinical psychology and served on the faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine; is on the Advisory boards of IU's School of Informatics and Computing and the Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences; and has been Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2005) for Information Technology. Dave works with BubbleUp senior management on strategic planning and channel and business development opportunities.‹ Back
Greg has been working as a software developer since graduating from Texas A&M University in 2009. His past development experience has included php development of in house applications used by Texas A&M's Computer Information Systems group as well as database installation and management to support these applications, receiving MySQL DBA certification in 2010. When not at work Greg enjoys spending time with his wife, building robots, woodworking, playing music, and horseback riding.‹ Back
Jennifer BalzerSenior Account Manager
Senior Account Manager
Jen has been providing effective and attractive marketing solutions to companies in the entertainment, retail and tourism industries for over 15 years. Utilizing an extensive background in graphic design, photography and advertising, she successfully implements inventive design strategies to maximize results for her clients. At BubbleUp, Jen has added her diverse experiences to the team, generating creative design for our customers. Jen holds a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, from the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon.‹ Back
Jeremy EwingSenior System Admin
Jim SmithSEO Specialist
Taught from a Western perspective and secure in the elements of Feng Shui, Jim believes fountains, mirrors and crystals are not particularly important accessories in Search Engine Optimization. Enjoying a working environment in harmony with nature, his flow of natural energy unmistakably influences the SEO agenda that he manages with remarkable success. Jim`s focal point is the fact that your business doesn`t need to reach the entire world online, just those that wish to acquire your product.‹ Back
Lee TottenChief Creative Officer
Chief Creative Officer
Lee spent 10 years as a professional musician. He is a voting member of the Grammys (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences) and a songwriting member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers). He has performed over 1000 shows nationwide, appearing with acts such as Everclear, Third Eye Blind and Barenaked Ladies and his music is available on iTunes, Walmart.com, SonyConnect and Napster. He first utilized the internet to connect with and grow his own fan base and subsequently applied those lessons to the websites of fellow musicians. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Communications from Western New England College.‹ Back
Mandy FassettAccount Manager
If you’ve ever called BubbleUp, chances are you’ve chatted with Mandy Fassett. Quick on the draw, Mandy answers the phone before the second ring. Mandy’s background in sales has most certainly been an “asset” in her role as a BubbleUp account manager. She has a passion for music, family, and breakfast tacos. When not supporting her “fellow Bubbles,” Mandy can be found with her nose in a book – or, perhaps, in a screen – studying graphics, visual design, and coding.‹ Back
Mike NewmanChief Marketing Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Mike has been working with organizations to design, develop and manage internet marketing solutions for the past 14 years. Before joining BubbleUp, Mike was the Managing Director of an internet marketing agency based in Houston, TX, helping companies such as Burlington Resources, Reliant Energy and Choicepoint increase revenues, decrease operating costs and deepen customer relationships. Mike has held management positions with CCH Incorporated, Vanstar Corporation, Arthur Andersen, Reliant Energy and Cardinal Health. He has experience on both the agency and the customer side of internet marketing solutions and brings this unique perspective to the BubbleUp team. Mike's passion is to take his experience in internet marketing and put it to work for each BubbleUp customer. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Texas A&M University.‹ Back
Phil GinsburgGraphic Designer, Web Developer
Riley is a student at the University of Texas at Austin. He is majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science. During breaks, weekends, and boring classes Riley develops software for BubbleUp. He is proficient in Java, PHP, killing zombies, and lightsaber combat. Plus he's taller than his dad, which isn't saying much.‹ Back
Roberto StentellaVice President, eCommerce
Vice President, eCommerce
Roberto Stentella has over twenty-five years of experience in Information Technology in Italy. Then, he rolled the dice and took a chance at the game in the United States. Roberto is a diligent programmer with great debugging abilities; the only thing stronger is his love for pasta. Always hungry for knowledge, Roberto creates customized solutions for our cms and e-commerce systems.‹ Back
Rory CrottDevelopment & Design
Scott HeuermanVP of Marketing
Steve NewmanClient Manager
Mr. Newman, as he is known to his followers, started his career as a computer programmer in the late 70's. Soon after, he was recognized for his natural leadership ability and good instincts so they had half his brain removed and moved him into management. From that point on Mr. Newman has worked in a variety of management roles for several successful technology companies including Computer Corporation of America, Polaris Consulting, Vanstar and CyberSafe. Mr. Newman uses that experience to help us manage the agent websites for one our largest clients. And he's no slouch at singing and playing the guitar either.‹ Back
Tracy GoldenbergManager, Account Services
Manager, Account Services
Tracy considers herself a Volunteer with Tar Heels. She hails from North Carolina but followed the sound of country music to Nashville. Having a film and graphic design degree from Belmont University, Tracy considers herself a constant student of technology. When she's not hidden behind her computer monitor, Tracy enjoys hosting game nights, curling up to watch a movie and scoping out the best restaurants Nashville has to offer.‹ Back
Vadim FatkullinVice President, Technology
Vice President, Technology
Vadim is probably the most boring person in the company. When he turned 11, his parents bought him first 8088 computer. Since then every day of his life looks pretty much the same... computers are changing though.‹ Back
719 Sawdust Road, Suite 104
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Fax: (832) 585-0705
1212 16th Ave S.
Nashville, TN 37212
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Tariffville, CT 06081
Web Awards 2010, 2007, 2006
The Webby Awards 2010
Inc 500/5000 2012
MTV O Awards 2011
A key to BubbleUp’s success is strategic alliances with
key partners in a broad range of industries, including:
Richards & Southern
Amazon Web Services