Meet our Board Members

Pioneering the new web

Dave Naffis Board Member, Senior Advisor

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
David is an entrepreneur and software developer with demonstrated experience in software services, product development, strategy, and operations. He is a co-founder of Intridea, an Inc 500 winning software development firm where he oversaw several successful product spinouts. Before starting Intridea, Dave ran his own Ruby on Rails consultancy and worked as a software engineer and architect at companies including AOL, Cisco, and McKinsey. He holds a masters in Systems Engineering from The University of Virginia, has contributed to a number of open-source projects, and has spoken at numerous regional and national conferences.

Yoshi Maisami Board Member, Senior Advisor

Trust is a universal currency. Good fortunes come to those who deal in it.
As a Co-Founder of Intridea Yoshi is the driving force behind the company's comprehensive growth strategy. A serial entrepreneur and consummate inventor, Yoshi's 'Win-Win' philosophy and 'Result-Oriented' leadership style has generated over $1 Billion in cumulative revenues for his partners, clients, and affiliates. A staunch optimist, he looks forward to seeing Intridea join the ranks of the Fortune 500.

Chris Selmer Board Member, Senior Advisor

Chris led the client services division's rapid growth as Intridea grew from an 8-person firm to over 50. He has over 15 years of project leadership and hands-on development experience and specializes in leading small teams on fast-paced development projects. Before Intridea, Chris led Better Endeavor LLC, a Ruby on Rails consultancy and worked as a software architect for George Washington University and the University of Maryland. Chris has spoken at a number of national and international Ruby conferences, runs marathons in his off-time, and has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in 2012.