Who We Are
Louie Mulhearn - Chief Stink Officer/Top Dawg
Louie brings over 7 years experience of following Jim around to Impctful and is currently disrupting the pit bull industry by doing such things as living a bark-free lifestyle (he's barked once in 2014), getting pushed around by every dog he sees, and telling Jim what to do without saying anything. When not staring at Jim while he's working on Impctful, Louie enjoys sleeping, accepting butt and back scratches, and walking around Downtown LA. Louie's dislikes include having to put on a t shirt to be in the About Us section of this website. Also, that's not the glare from the sun at the top of his photo, its a halo :)
Jim Mulhearn - Founder & CEO
Jim has over 12 years of experience in marketing, business development, and public relations to Impctful. Prior to Impctful, he worked at Warner Bros Records, Sodahead.com, and BandPage (formerly RootMusic). While at Warner Bros., Jim was a Senior Director of Marketing, working with artists such as Madonna, Green Day, Linkin Park, Michael Buble', My Chemical Romance, Avenged Sevenfold and many others. With a passion for music, tech and mobile, he decided to join the tech start-up world and was an early marketing hire at SodaHead and BandPage. When not working on Impctful, Jim is an avid pit bull advocate, foodie, and fitness fanatic who teaches Spin and Yoga at YAS in Downtown LA (Yes, seriously). Jim's dislikes include About Us sections, the word "disrupt", and anyone who doesn't like Louie.
Ken Bergmann - Co- Founder and Chief Architect
Ken started his career 1990 and became a development lead working at Microsoft where he shipped Visual Studio in 1997. He cultivated extensive technical and management experience working for Microsoft, Ernst & Young, Accenture, and Capgemini. He has held senior executive roles with Greyhound Lines, Walt Disney Company, Mattel and Sony Pictures. Notable accomplishments include architecture and delivery of systems with volumes that exceed a billion transactions per day, with expertise in reservations, financials, erp, digital asset management, and commerce. Ken is a recognized speaker and published author. He has certifications including MSF, Scrum, TOGAF, RUP, CMMI, and LSD. Ken codes expertly in several languages and several platforms and practices yoga poorly. Ken is a voracious reader and loves hiking and Broadway musicals.
Nicholas Saggese - UX/Design Lead
The newest member of the team, Nick has 3 years of experience in design for User Experience and User Interface on the web. Nick is responsible for design on Impctful’s marketing materials, website and mobile app. Prior to working at Impctful, Nick started the design and development agency Eficax Studios. Since an early age he has been obsessed with innovative ideas and naturally he found Silicon Valley startups to be his calling. When not crafting new designs for Impctful, Nick can be found mountain biking, skiing or rock climbing.