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T. A. McCann

Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

Founder, Rival IQ and Board Member, FullContact Inc.. Purdue grad.

Founder, Rival IQ and Board Member, FullContact Inc.. Purdue grad.

7 vouches

Involved In


Rival IQ
Vulcan Capital
HelpShare (
Jump2Go Interactive
Gist, Inc
Polaris Partners
Rival IQ
Gist, Inc
Jump2Go Interactive
HelpShare (


Guidant Financial Group
Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, Foster School of Business, University of WA
FullContact Inc.
Inkwell Media
EveryMove, Inc.
Inkwell Media Company
FullContact Inc.
Startup Weekend
EveryMove, Inc.


Advisory Board Member Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, Foster School of Business, University of WA October 2013 - present
Advisor Inkwell Media Company 2014 - present
Founder Rival IQ January 2013 - present
Board Member FullContact Inc. 2013 - present
Board Member Startup Weekend 2012 - present
Advisor CreativeLive 2012 - present
Advisor creativeLIVE 2012 - present
Advisor EveryMove, Inc. 2012 - present
Mentor Techstars 2011 - present
Mentor TechStars 2011 - present
Advisor Zooppa March 2009 - present
VP - BBM (Blackberry Messenger) and social communities BlackBerry March 2011 - July 2013
Founder and CEO Gist, Inc July 2008 - March 2011
VP - BBM (Blackberry Messenger) and social communities Research In Motion February 2011 - June 2013
Founder Jump2Go Interactive October 2006 - August 2009
Entrepreneur in Residence Vulcan Capital October 2006 - 2008
Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) Polaris Partners July 2004 - July 2006
President MOD Systems March 2005 - March 2006
Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) Polaris Venture Partners June 2004 - June 2006
Director - Mobile Services Microsoft October 2003 - May 2004
Group Product Manager Microsoft May 2001 - August 2003
Founder HelpShare ( October 1999 - 2001
Group Product Manager Microsoft - Exchange Server April 2001 - August 2003


Purdue University Mechanical Engineering 1984 - 1989
Elston High School 1980 - 1984

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Fitness
  • • Records
  • • Nutrition
  • • Wellness

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

E-Commerce • Product management • Community development • Entrepreneurship • Startups

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Steve Woods
CTO, Nudge Software Inc.. Previously Group Vice President, Software Development, Oracle. Queen's grad.
Dave Parker
VP Product & Programs, UP Global and Advisor, Tinga Technologies. University of Washington grad.
T.A. and I have worked together on a number of projects and companies at various stages. T.A. Is a great advisor and you'd be lucky to have ... him coaching a founder or product team.
Ralph Fascitelli
Principal, Fleetzen and Board Advisor, Globatom.
Randy Wise
Customer and patient health engagement expert, strategic advisor, adjunct professor, marketing & brand strategist.
T.A. is a very successful entrepreneur who's experience is evident in every conversation I've had with him. He is versed on all aspects of ... building startups. But most impressiveness is just his sheer smarts. In getting his advice, you would get lessons learned as well as sound, creative and challenging thinking.
Katie Burckhardt
Member Board of Advisors, Silver Living and Mentor, TechStars.
Tela Andrews
Senior Product Manager, SEOmoz and Founder, Media Advances, Inc.
T.A. is an experienced entrepreneur who knows how to recruit a good team, focus on priorities of a startup, and weigh-in on technical and no ... n-technical topics while knowing his own limits.
Leo Lam, PhD
Dir. of Engineering @ Sansaire, Angel Investor, Folilo Consulting, Lecturer @ University of Washington, PhD in Electrical Engineering
This is completely unsolicited. T.A. is one of the most knowledgeable and thoughtful entrepreneur in Seattle. Widely respected and extremely ... down to Earth. Any one would benefit from reading his articles and interacting with him. I had the good fortune to work with him briefly on one of his past projects and learned a lot. I am still using what I learned back then (10 years ago?) today. Thank you, T.A., for being a great mentor and a great inspiration.

David Conrad
We worked together  •  Visiting Lecturer, University of Washington and Chapter Organizer: Seattle, Creative Mornings.
Design is critical and David has a great sense for design! He is connected to the community and knows how startups work!

Brian Hayden
They're my friends  •  Principal, Flinn Ferguson Corporate Real Estate. Previously Associate, Flinn Ferguson Corporate Real Estate. University of Washington grad.
Brian has helped me with several office spaces. He is thoughtful, thorough and fast. He takes care of all the details so I can focus on gr ... owing the business. Highly recommended!