Our Team


Matt Douglas Founder & CEO

Matt Douglas is the Founder & CEO of Punchbowl, and has guided the company through all stages of growth. Matt has raised three rounds of capital from Intel Capital, Contour Ventures, and prominent angel investors. Matt has 15+ years in product management and marketing with expertise in software product development. At Adobe Systems, Matt was responsible for Premiere where he grew revenue from $15M to $50M in four years. At Bose Corporation, he was a senior manager in the professional division where he led a hardware and software product team. Matt has a degree in music from the University of Rochester and an M.B.A. from UNC Chapel Hill. Matt's favorite reason to celebrate is Groundhog Day – he and his wife have hosted an annual Groundhog Day party for over 15 years. Follow Matt Douglas on Twitter (@mattdouglas) or check out his blog at www.mattdouglas.com.

Blake Carlson CTO

As Punchbowl's CTO, Blake Carlson puts his passion for Ruby on Rails to use to develop innovative web technology. Prior to leading the development effort on Punchbowl, Blake worked at TotalView Technologies creating software tools for multi-threaded/multi-process high performance computing applications. He has a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Iowa, and hails from West Des Moines. Blake's favorite reason to celebrate is the Super Bowl, although he also loves Groundhog Day (it's his birthday!).


Stephanie Fader VP, Sales & Marketing

As VP of Sales & Marketing, Stephanie Fader oversees all sales and marketing activities for Punchbowl. Stephanie has 12+ years experience in sales and marketing and is an expert in consumer and business marketing. Prior to joining Punchbowl she managed marketing for Lesley University and The Louis Berger Group. She graduated with honors from The George Washington University with a Bachelors in Business Administration and has an M.S. in Communications Management from Simmons College. Stephanie always enjoys a good costume party and Halloween is her favorite reason to celebrate.

Eric Peden COO

Eric Peden is the numbers guy at Punchbowl, responsible for operations and analytics. With 12 years experience in finance and operations, Eric previously worked as a business planning manager for Hewlett-Packard and as the founder of Peden Consulting, LLC. He has an International Business degree from Mississippi State and an M.B.A. from The University of North Carolina. Every Christmas Eve, Eric's extended family gathers for a night of caroling and revelry, making Christmas his favorite reason to party.


Tom Trometer CFO

Tom Trometer is the CFO of Punchbowl, responsible for financial strategy and business planning. Tom has over 25 years experience in financial management for both publicly traded and privately held companies. He was previously employed at Price Waterhouse where he worked with startups and venture-backed companies. He went on to be the VP Finance of Opta Food Ingredients and the CFO of CableSoft. Tom is a CPA with a B.S. in accounting from Canisius College. His favorite reason to celebrate is life itself and the joy of living it.