Median’s story is your story

We built Median purposely for customers like you, driven by a desire to simplify native app development for Fortune 500 companies, fast-growing startups, and every business in between.

Our Story

We are Median — a team of dreamers & builders with a mission to solve, simplify, & support the development of hybrid web + native mobile apps.

The beginnings of Median

Median was launched in early 2014 as GoNative.io by John Snyder and Weiyin He, former college roommates whose careers brought them back together in New York City.

They noticed that, while there were a growing number of platforms available for creating websites, there wasn’t a singular, simple solution available to develop native apps that display web-based content.

Then, as now, native mobile apps provide a far elevated user experience, and their presence in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store builds credibility and adds convenience for users.

Leading the way with web + native mobile apps

Our early start and innovative solution cemented our position as the leader in the industry.

Rapidly adopted in our early days by web developers and agencies, we are now trusted by a large global customer base of Fortune 500 companies, fast-growing startups, and every business in between.

Continuing the journey

Since 2014, our story has been – and continues to be about – you, our customer.

That’s why we’re constantly enhancing our platform, adding native plugins, and expanding our service offerings. And it’s why we’ve grown our talented team of sales, CX, developers, and technical specialists.

We’re collectively excited to continue shaping the future of mobile app development and helping our customers succeed. Thanks for being part of the journey!
Qeu Helping customers of all sizes build powerful, full-feature native apps from scratch — and in seconds — is exhilarating, and has propelled us forward since our launch in 2014. We have seen first-hand how Median has saved customers on time and cost, so they can focus on the bigger picture of their business — and we’re excited to do the same for more.
John Snyder
Median Co-Founder

Meet the Team

Teamwork is essential to delivering our industry-leading product and exceptional client services. Median's team of experts is dedicated to helping clients achieve their app development goals.

Kingsley Gifford

Chief Executive Officer
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Kingsley is Median's CEO. He is responsible for day-to-day operations of the company, and our overall strategy and roadmap. In his role he also oversees delivery of services to our enterprise and agency clients who are using Median to deliver apps for millions of end users.

Kingsley enjoys solving challenging problems with the Median team and our clients, and continuing to grow and improve our offerings. Kingsley has had a wide range of experience prior to joining Median: he is a registered professional engineer in Canada, and has worked in management consulting and private equity internationally.


Kingsley Gifford

Chief Executive Officer

Weiyin He

Chief Technology Officer
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Weiyin is a co-founder, and as Median's CTO he oversees the development process, establishes code standards and processes, and designs the technology architecture. Since teaching himself C from a book with his first 486 PC, Weiyin has been passionate about the entire technology stack, from electrical circuits and CPU design to network architecture. Before starting Median, Weiyin worked in finance at Goldman Sachs and Blackstone.

In his free time, Weiyin enjoys running, biking, and building gadgets with microcontrollers and IoT chips. He has a Bachelors in Mathematics from Princeton.

Weiyin He

Chief Technology Officer

John Snyder

President & Chief Product Officer
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John is a co-founder and the Chief Product Officer of Median. He helps drive the strategy priorities for the company, and ensures that our growing team has the resources it needs to deliver a great product and exceptional value to our customers.

Prior to Median, John started his career in finance at Blackstone in New York. He is a graduate of Princeton University with a degree in math, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. When not working, he enjoys getting outside with his family in Seattle.

John Snyder

President & Chief Product Officer

Samantha Mehra

Director, Content & Comms Strategy
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Sam is a senior content leader with over a decade of experience building compelling content machines for people, private companies, and nonprofits – from the ground up. No matter the topic or industry or medium, she believes high-quality, audience-first content benefits us all.

Sam is an educator at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies where she leads copywriting, digital storytelling, and social strategy courses. She is also a National Magazine Award nominee, with credits in the Canadian Encyclopedia, Oxford Journals, and the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. She enjoys puns.

Samantha Mehra

Director, Content & Comms Strategy

Hunaid Hassan

Director of Engineering
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Hunaid first joined us in 2019 as a senior developer, and now works in core engineering design, where he creates and improves infrastructure, and oversees the development of other Median projects.

Before joining us, he earned a Bachelor in Software Engineering from University of the Punjab in Pakistan, and has previously worked as software developer in various product-first companies. He spends most of his free time with his family, and occasionally plays a match of his favorite online game.

Hunaid Hassan

Director of Engineering

Patrick McCrory

Head of Sales
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Patrick leads Median's Sales Team and strategic initiatives. He has a decade of sales experience successfully creating outbound tactics, selling innovative B2B solutions, and streamlining seamless purchasing journeys for customers. Patrick is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University and volunteers as a foster parent for the Toronto Humane Society, where he offers temporary shelter to animals in need and assists with finding them suitable forever homes.

Patrick McCrory

Head of Sales

Eamonn Gogan

Head of Customer Success
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As the head of Customer Success at Median, Eamonn acts as the main channel of communication for both new and prospective clients. He also creates educational content that helps them build only the highest quality, feature-rich apps.  Eamonn is driven to help clients fully understand our products and services, and assist them on their onboarding journey.

Before joining Median, he graduated from both the University of Guelph and McGill University, has worked in the non-profit space, and has even guided canoe trips in Northern Canada.

Eamonn Gogan

Head of Customer Success

Christoph Rieger

Solutions Architect
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With over a decade of expertise as a Solutions Architect, Christoph brings extensive experience in orchestrating global technical integrations and developing mobile apps across diverse industries, including e-commerce, healthcare, finance, and prop tech. At Median, Christoph is dedicated to collaborating with the technology and product leaders of our partners, to advise on best practices, scoping, and roadmaps to help them build the best native app possible with the Median platform.

Christoph Rieger

Solutions Architect

Abdullah Abul Hossain

Software Engineer
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As a Software Engineer at Median, Abudullah designs, develops, and maintains databases, server-side logic, and APIs to ensure our scalable, high-performing backend system. Working closely with our front-end developers, he helps guarantee a seamless experience for clients using the Median App Studio.

Abdullah earned a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer) from Memorial University. Before joining Median first as a Software Engineering intern, he gained valuable customer-facing experience working in client services, providing them with computer-related technical support and guidance.

Abdullah Abul Hossain

Software Engineer

Natalie Diamond

Account Executive
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Natalie joins Median as an Account Executive, seeking out new business opportunities and spreading awareness about our many solutions. Before joining us, Natalie grew up in Vancouver and attended Queen’s University, before moving to Toronto. During her time at Queen’s, Natalie was an integral part of a student-run retail business, donating 100% of their profits to local and global charities.

Natalie Diamond

Account Executive

Tyler Lee

Account Executive
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Tyler is a motivated individual with a background in computer engineering. Thriving on knowledge and positivity, he’s constantly seeking challenges to expand his skill sets. As an Account Executive, he excels in partner relationship management, and helping customers drive business success leveraging Median. Tyler also hosts a podcast which aims to empower others to pursue their passions and develop meaningful careers.

Tyler Lee

Account Executive

Jefrey Silang

Front-End Developer
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Jefrey is our trusty front-end web developer: he champions the process of developing reusable code for new user-facing features and enhancements for the Median App Studio.

Before joining the team, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of the Philippines Diliman (2020), and also gained considerable experience working in the field as a UI/UIX designer. 

When he’s not coding, he enjoys spending his free time traveling with his camera.

Jefrey Silang

Front-End Developer

Zach Marasigan

Android Developer
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Zach is an Android Developer working mostly on the core GoNative application. Studying and integrating SDK and APIs are part of his day-to-day life, aside from implementing modules and features for the Android app.

In addition to being  a graduate of the University of the Philippines Manila, he has 8+ years of experience managing and developing web and mobile applications, mostly in fintech. As a remote Software Engineer, he found a new interest in traveling, and eventually started collecting cacti as a new personal hobby.

Zach Marasigan

Android Developer

Kevin Mercado

Developer
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Kevin is an iOS and web developer who wears a lot of hats at Median: he’s charged with core iOS updates, the integration of Median plugins to the iOS app, fixing bugs, and implementing new features for the app-builder website.

Pre-Median, Kevin earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of the Philippines Diliman, and has developed and published games and web and mobile applications. In his free time, Kevin will most likely be playing online chess, creating mobile games, or playing his guitar.

Kevin Mercado

Developer

Hamad Ibrahim

Marketing & SEO Specialist
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Hamad is Median's Marketing & SEO Specialist, and supports in the strategy and delivery of many efforts including SEO and content management. Hamad grew up in Doha, Qatar before moving to Canada in 2017. A MUN graduate with a BBA, he's had a passion for marketing from his earlier days as a student. In his free time, Hamad volunteers for non-profit organizations focused on getting communities together. Hamad also enjoys music and TV, alongside a healthy dose of reading.

Hamad Ibrahim

Marketing & SEO Specialist

Anuj Sevak

Software Engineering Intern
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Anuj joined Median in 2021 as a Software Engineering Intern as part of the Computer Engineering Co-op program at Memorial University. Since then, he has been a hands-on project manager, supporting in our core application, adding new features to our website, and developing and managing some of our native plugins.

Before joining Median, Anuj freelanced as a web developer during his high school days in India. Now, as an engineering student, he enjoys his free time by playing table tennis with his campus peers.

Anuj Sevak

Software Engineering Intern

External Advisors

Arthur Favier

Growth Advisor
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Arthur Favier joins Median as a Growth Advisor, bringing over 7 years of experience in developing growth strategies for B2C and B2B companies. With a successful track record of creating sustainable and scalable growth engines in Europe, Asia, and North America, he has expertise across various industries, including Legal Tech, Prop Tech, and Social Networking. At Median, Arthur focuses on building a robust growth engine, leveraging his extensive experience to drive business expansion and market penetration.

Arthur Favier

Growth Advisor

Jes Ellacot

Branding Advisor
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Jes is an experienced product marketing and branding professional. She has established and scaled brand at multiple B2B software companies, and has helped develop brand as a strategic growth function.

Jes is an avid traveler and volunteers internationally to assist sea turtle conservation.

Jes Ellacot

Branding Advisor

Thomas Waites

Sales Advisor
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Thomas is an Advisor to the Median team for Sales. Thomas has successfully built and scaled mass market B2C and B2B sales teams in American renewable energy, Canadian residential real estate, and global SaaS HR Tech spaces.

Thomas also volunteers as a mentor for the Women In Tech Sales Bootcamp, as a Subject Matter Advisor (Sales) for Communitech's Future of Health program, and as a Director of the Wilfrid Laurier University Alumni Association.

Thomas Waites

Sales Advisor

Max Ott

Publishing Advisor
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Max brings more than 10 years of mobile app management and publishing experience across many industries and verticals to Median. He helps clients with getting their apps approved by Apple and Google and the whole publishing process and pipeline.

He holds a bachelor in Sociology and Political Sciences from the Catholic University in Eichstaett/Ingolstadt in Germany and a MBA from the HS Wismar.

Max Ott

Publishing Advisor