We Believe

In you, in your dreams, and in the power of a plan.

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Gene Natali
CEO
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Jeff Davidek
Chief Strategist
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Yazid Hamdi
Chief Technology Officer
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Eric Fencil
Executive Vice President, Product Development
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Rachel Brumbaugh
Product Specialist
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Maggie Mayer
Digital Developer
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Kyle Szives
Senior Full Stack Engineer
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Evimar Principal de Soto
Senior Software Engineer
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Peter Sheehan
Front End Developer
Interns
Aruj Bhargava
Penn State Behrend
Peter Van Eerden
Grove City College
Dorothy Li
Carnegie Mellon University
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Gene Natali
CEO, CFA
Prior to starting Troutwood, Gene spent 17-years working with large pension funds and institutional investors. He is an award-winning author (The Missing Semester) who has key-noted investment and education conferences across the country and spoken in over 500 high school and college classrooms. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Allegheny College, and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Carnegie Mellon University. Gene is also a board member of CFA Society Pittsburgh, part-time lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh and Executive in Residence at Penn State Behrend. He, his wife, four children and chocolate lab, live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Rachel Brumbaugh
Product Specialist
Rachel is responsible for customer interaction and brand development. Her primary role involves coordinating beta tests and cultivating relationships with our users to inform product development. While working at Troutwood, Rachel completed her Master’s in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh, with a minor in Social Work. Over the course of her collegiate career, Rachel completed clinical rotations in hospitals across the Pittsburgh region, serving a range of patients from preemie babies to veterans. Rachel started as an intern at Troutwood during the company's 2019 launch.
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Jeff Davidek
Chief Strategist
Jeff is responsible for product development and placement, interpretation of market conditions, customer needs and data aggregation. Before Troutwood, Jeff spent his career working with institutional investors across the nation, including time at a global investment bank and 14 years as partner and senior vice president of a top-ranked asset-management firm. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Allegheny College and enjoys teaching finance in his spare time at Grove City College. Previously, Jeff served on the advisory board of the Pennsylvania Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems and as a member of numerous organizations dedicated to trustee education and pension reform. Home is in Pittsburgh – just a few blocks from Carnegie Mellon – with his wife, two children, and their mischievous golden retriever, Max.
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Eric Fencil
Executive Vice President, Product Development, CFA, CAIA
Eric possesses a rare combination of finance and technical know-how built over a 15-year career working in finance and banking. His primary responsibility is keeping the development queue filled with financial modeling tools that assist Troutwood users in making informed personal financial decisions. Eric earned the right to use both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations. He holds a bachelor's degree in Finance from Duquesne University and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Carnegie Mellon. Eric is a board member of CFA Society Pittsburgh and actively plans and executes events promoting financial literacy throughout the Pittsburgh region. His self-admitted “habit of running too many marathons each year” does afford him the opportunity to travel and explore cities across the country. He, his wife Diane, and three children – Sophie, Lucy, and Ryan – call Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania their home.
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Maggie Mayer
Digital Developer
Maggie’s primary role involves digital development and content creation across a multitude of platforms. Prior to working at Troutwood full-time, Maggie graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, with a minor in Economics. Maggie started as an intern at Troutwood during the company’s 2019 launch. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, she currently resides there and enjoys movie watching and spending time with friends!
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Yazid Hamdi
Chief Technology Officer
Yazid is an experienced software engineer with an MSC from Carnegie Mellon in Information Technology - Software Engineering. He previously worked as a software architect for Siemens Mobility in Berlin, Germany. Yazid has been working in the software industry for the last 8 years, for employers and clients such as the Max Planck Society, Airbus and Volkswagen. Yazid is certified in cloud and AI solution design and has experience in software architecture, DevOps and software processes across international teams and diverse technology stacks.
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Evimar Principal de Soto
Senior Software Engineer
Evimar is an experienced Software Engineer with certifications in AI, Machine Learning, Data Science and Big Data Analysis. She has a problem-solving mindset with passion for data structure and algorithms. Prior to working at Troutwood full-time, she spent 4 years developing financial tools, and before that was a system engineer and DBA. She believes in continuous self-improvement, and lives with her husband, three children and several pets.
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Peter Sheehan
Front End and Game Developer
Peter likes to work between design and programming to create educational interactive experiences. He was part of Troutwood's Finulator team from the beginning, responsible for game design and front end development. Currently, he works as a front-end developer for Troutwood. Peter approaches software as a dialog between user and developer- rather than showing you what to do, software needs to give players and users the opportunity to test the limits of what they can do. Peter received a bachelors in Fine Arts with a minor in Game Design from Carnegie Mellon University. He lives in West Hempstead, NY.
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Kyle Szives
Senior Full Stack Engineer
Kyle is a software engineer with experience leading projects and teams through his consulting firm ANTLR Interactive. He has over a decade of experience in regulated environments like healthcare and banking and is a Sitepoint author. His mobile and Ruby on Rails projects have been featured on TechCrunch, ABC, CBS, and USA Today. Currently, he resides in Pittsburgh with his wife, Nicole, and two cats, Ruby and Jasper. When he is not building products, he likes to eat.