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The team at skritswap

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Melissa Kargiannakis

Founder & CEO

Melissa brings zest and perseverance. She has lead skritswap into a full-fledged startup ever since she got the idea in her Master's of Health Information Science. 

Darren Redfern


As a wise sage, Darren brings 30 years of experience at the executive level in multiple NLP-based startups that have had successful results.

Chris Pagnutti

Senior Full-Stack Developer

Chris has built applications end-to-end for many multi-national brands including, Verizon Wireless, IBM, John Frieda, Lisnr, the B.C. Ministry of Health, and the one-and-only Shakira.

Vong Vong

Executive Assistant

Attention to detail keeps skritswap running smoothly. Vongdao can wrangle our CEO as needed and still support the team.

Paras Jamil

Computational Linguist

Paras' linguistics degree is put into action at skritswap where she helps code some of the technology to better understand English. Given her great sense of humour, she is responsible for bringing Giphy to our Slack.

Cheryl Stephens

Subject Matter Expert, Plain Language

As a leader in the plain language movement, Cheryl brings extensive knowledge and experience in clear understandings.

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Advisory Board


Jessica Chalk

Founder & CEO, TrafficSoda

With her extensive knowledge in digital marketing and business leadership, Jessica assists in skritswap's overall development. 


Joseph Fung

CEO at Kiite, Inc.

As a serial entrepreneur and Angel investor, Joseph brings knowledge of the startup life cycle to skritswap.


Emily Key

Growth-Focused Operations Leader, Shopify

Emily is a former founder and current operations leader who is helping skritswap scale and expand. 

Anna Foat

Anna Foat

Director, Global Digital Transformation Office, Sun Life Financial

Anna joined the skritswap advisory board after working with the company at Communitech's Fierce Founders - she is a design & sales wizard!


Jim Estill

President & CEO, Danby Appliances

Jim is an experienced CEO and advisor who brings knowledge of tech entrepreneurship to skritswap.