About Us

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.

Our People

These are the people behind the scenes.

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    Amanda Melones

    Office Manager

    Amanda Melones

    Office 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.

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    Blake Mark

    Senior Project Manager

    Blake Mark

    Project Manager

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    Brad Jameson

    Senior Account Manager

    Brad Jameson

    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.

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    Brian Swol

    Development & Design

    Brian Swol

    Development & Design

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    Cameron Young

    Web Developer, Graphic Artist

    Cameron Young

    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.

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    Chris Hester

    Developer

    Chris Hester

    Developer

    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).

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    Coleman Sisson

    Chairman & CEO

    Coleman Sisson

    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.

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    David King

    Vice President, Digital Media Services

    David King

    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 divestiture 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.

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    David Pfenninger

    Guru

    David Pfenninger

    Guru

    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.

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    Gary Martin

    Developer

    Gary Martin

    Developer

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    Greg Glass

    Developer

    Greg Glass

    Developer

    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.

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    Jennifer Balzer

    Senior Account Manager

    Jennifer Balzer

    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.

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    Jeremy Ewing

    Senior System Admin

    Jeremy Ewing

    Systems Administrator

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    Jim Smith

    SEO Specialist

    Jim Smith

    SEO 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.

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    Ken Fuhrman

    Art Director/Visual Designer

    Ken Fuhrman

    Art Director/Visual Designer

    Ken has a passion for excellent design! He is a results-oriented creative leader with 20+ years experience in global brand development. His expertise includes: Creative Direction, Digital and Print Media, Social Media, Packaging and Visual Merchandising. Ken has been a key player in the global expansion of luxury brands for Clinique, Ralph Lauren Fragrances (L’Oreal), Luxottica Retail and Avon. In addition, he has consulted for Walgreens, Philips and Maybelline cosmetics.

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    Lee Totten

    President

    Lee Totten

    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.

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    Mike Newman

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Mike Newman

    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.

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    Mindy Espy-Reyes

    Marketing

    Mindy Espy-Reyes

    Marketing

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    Miranda James

    Account Manager

    Miranda James

    Account Manager

    Hailing from Gotham City, young Miranda James struggled in school due to her nocturnal lifestyle. It wasn't until she met her mentor/manny, Alfred Pennyworth, that she recognized her full potential. Sure, hanging upside down and jumping from building to building was cool, but she always knew she had a higher purpose. Under Alfred's tutelage, James quickly rose through the ranks to become Gotham's premier caped crimefighter.

    Having tired of the Gotham spotlight, Miranda moved to Nashville where she attended Belmont University. Vieled in a cloak of anonymity, by day she studied Entertainment Industry Studies and by night the intricacies of tights and masks - and sometimes also costumes. Her travels through the seedy Nashville underworld prepared her well for the world of Digital Account Management, and (cape or not) we're proud to have her here at BubbleUp.

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    Nate Geddis

    Development & Design

    Nate Geddis

    Development & Design

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    Phil Ginsburg

    Graphic Designer, Web Developer

    Phil Ginsburg

    Graphic Designer, Web Developer

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    Red Sisson

    Minister of Finance

    Red Sisson

    Minister of Finance

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    Riley Sisson

    Developer

    Riley Sisson

    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.

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    Rob Ainbinder

    Senior Director of Digital Strategy

    Rob Ainbinder

    Senior Director of Digital Strategy

    Rob Ainbinder has several years experience in online marketing and strategy in a wide range of industries, including energy, gas, B2B and e-commerce. His online strategies and digital tactics have resulted in measurable outcomes for clients, including increased traffic, improved sales and new business development. Rob keeps his finger on the pulse of the latest online trends and is certified in Google Analytics. When he’s not at BubbleUp giving good web, Rob can be found DIYing, BBQing or spending time with his family.

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    Roberto Stentella

    Senior Developer

    Roberto Stentella

    Senior Developer

    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.

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    Steve Newman

    Client Manager

    Steve Newman

    Client 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.

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    Tracy Goldenberg

    Manager, Account Services

    Tracy Goldenberg

    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.

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    Vadim Fatkullin

    DevOps

    Vadim Fatkullin

    DevOps

    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.

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    Rory Crott

    Development & Design

    Rory Crott

    Development & Design

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Locations

Houston, TX

719 Sawdust Road, Suite 104
The Woodlands, TX 77380
(832) 585-0709
Fax: (832) 585-0705

Nashville, TN

1212 16th Ave S.
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 712-8475

Hartford, CT

2 Tunxis Road, Suite 214
Tariffville, CT 06081
(860) 413-2016

Awards

  • Web Awards 2010, 2007, 2006

  • The Webby Awards 2010

  • Inc 500/5000 2012

  • MTV O Awards 2011

  • SourcingLine 2014

Partners

A key to BubbleUp’s success is strategic alliances with
key partners in a broad range of industries, including:

  • Richards & Southern

  • Girlilla Marketing

  • Live Nation

  • Google

  • Limelight Networks

  • YouTube

  • StageIT

  • Harmonix

  • SiriusXM

  • Emma

  • Authorize.net

  • Amazon Web Services

  • FanBridge

  • Peavey

  • Splother

  • DigiCert