Corporate Background and Management Team
Doubleknot, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, provides hosted applications, business consulting and integration services to both non-profit and commercial organizations. Founded in 1998 by two information technology professional services executives, Doubleknot currently has served over 1000 organizations. Our continued success is an affirmation of our ability to deliver value to our clients. We listen closely to the needs of our clients and provide innovative, measurable results.
Our subscription-based, hosted applications are specifically designed to help:
- increase the awareness of the organization’s mission and programs,
- extend its geographical reach,
- assist in servicing their community,
- streamline and improve the collection of funds, and
- provide effective ways to support volunteers’ time.
Our professional services include business and systems integration provider of content management and software application level security services to commercial and non-profit clients. Our consultants provide a unique blend of business and deep rooted technology experience to our help our clients achieve operational efficiency and excellence through the design, development and implementation of innovative information technology solutions.
Joseph Garappolo – Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Joseph Garappolo, the CEO and Co-Founder of Doubleknot, formed the company with the concept of providing leverageable technology solutions and services to membership-based nonprofit organizations. By taking advantage of economies of scale, the vision was that these organizations could implement processes and solutions that would otherwise be out of their financial reach. The opportunity was recognized after years of personal involvement with nonprofit organizations; holding positions for the Boy Scouts of America, as a fundraising volunteer for community schools, and as a contributor to several community and cause related organizations.
Prior to Doubleknot, Joe was a Senior Vice President for the US practice of Burntsand, a publicly traded international IT Consultancy. Joe was responsible for all of Burntsand’s business operations in the US.
Prior to Burntsand, Joe was CEO and Co-Founder of Altro Solutions, an international provider of business strategy consulting, software development, and systems integration specializing in Content-Enhanced e-Solutions. At Altro, Joe led the company’s growth to over $28 million annually. Burntsand acquired Altro Solutions in 2000.
Prior to founding Altro, Joe was a Partner with KPMG. He worked in both the New York and San Francisco offices of KPMG. He began his career after graduation working for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, New York.
Joe holds undergraduate degrees in Photograph Science and Engineering, and Professional Photography, and a M.S. Degree in Computer Science all from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY.
John Rees – President and Co-Founder
John Rees is Doubleknot’s President and Co-Founder. Along with Joe, John developed the vision of the application and oversees the development of the product. John brings methodology and disciplines acquired in his 18 years of architecting and managing very large-scale IT development projects to Doubleknot.
Prior to Doubleknot, John was responsible for sales and service delivery as a Vice President of Professional Services for the US practice of Burntsand, a publicly traded international IT Consultancy. His experience traversed many industries and sectors, including non-profit organizations, government-regulated enterprises and processes, such as ethical drug development, medical device manufacturing, financial services and commercial aircraft operations and maintenance. John’s technical expertise covers the full spectrum of Information Technologies: Web, Mobile Computing, Content Management, Relational Databases, and Enterprise Application Integration, including backend integration and the Web-enablement of legacy systems.
John was a Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Altro Solutions, an international provider of business strategy consulting, software development, and systems integration specializing in Content-Enhanced e-Solutions. John oversaw all sales and services operations for Altro when annualized revenues were $28 million. Burntsand acquired Altro Solutions.
Prior to founding Altro, John was a Senior Manager for KPMG, where he led large consulting teams engaged in business process design and development of complex mission-critical solutions for Global 2000 clients.
An animated and accomplished speaker, John is a sought after presenter at educational e-business seminars. A sampling of recent industry and client speaking engagements include:
Relationship Management through Content and Personalization, Toronto, OT
Web Content Management Overview and Case Studies, Las Vegas, NV
Architecture for Personalization and Commerce using Documentum, Denver, CO
Future of Wireless Applications, Dallas, TX
Content Management using Application Servers, New York, NY
John holds a degree in Economics from the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA.
David Mimeles – VP, Sales & Marketing
Prior to Doubleknot, David was responsible for sales and service delivery as the Western US Regional Managing Director for Burntsand, a publicly traded international IT Consultancy. His experience crosses many industries and sectors, including: non-profits, health & fitness, high tech manufacturing, financial services, government-regulated enterprises and process, and commercial aircraft operations and maintenance.
David’s applications development and integration experience in these sectors focused on enterprise applications including web content management, collaboration/knowledge management, imaging, document management and digital asset management. He has additional development and product marketing experience in the areas of workflow and business process automation, content classification and personalization, content authoring, multi-channel publishing, commerce and product catalog management.
David was a Vice President of Business Development at Altro Solutions, an international provider of business strategy consulting, software development, and systems integration specializing in Content-Enhanced e-Solutions. David oversaw sales and marketing for Altro when annualized revenues were $28 million. Burntsand acquired Altro Solutions.
Prior to Altro, David founded Software Tailors, a company which provided custom development of software solutions to small and medium size businesses while he was also a Manager of Business Applications for Hitachi America, Ltd.
David holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and an MBA from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA.