The Team

The skritswap Team

skritswap has a talented team from across Canada & the USA - Join Us

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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 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.

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Administrative Assistant

Attention to detail keeps skritswap running smoothly.

Cheryl Stephens

Subject Matter Expert, Plain Language

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

R&D with The University of Toronto


Dr. Cosmin Munteanu

R&D Partner, University of Toronto TAG Lab

Cosmin brought the weight of The University of Toronto behind skritswap through the TAG Lab. Collaborating on projects & user testing skritswap's latest prototypes 


Rida Idrees

Prototype Developer, University of Toronto TAG Lab

Rida has a vigour for skritswap that is evident in all of the prototypes she designs working with Cosmin.


Sho Conte

Human-Computer Interaction Researcher, University of Toronto TAG Lab

Working under Cosmin, Sho brings curiosity to the UI/UX design process in his Master's of Information.

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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. 


Maddie Callander

Director of Operations, Boost VC

Maddie works directly with Melissa in California to accelerate skritswap's growth.

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.