Three Friends Who Love Software, Technology, and Experiments
3Together was founded by three friends who previously worked together designing and building software for the financial and insurance benefits industries. After each taking some time off, we reunited in 2020 to create a new type of company and a new generation of software products.
We are a collection of experimenters. We love building and iterating and testing. We enjoy tinkering with new technologies and using them to bring our ideas to life. We are a product company. With a focus on the financial and healthcare industries, each of our products are born from a core focus: to help our users make better decisions and, ultimately, live better lives.
We’re self-funded and privately held, so we don’t have pressure from professional or public investors. This freedom allows us to focus on long-term solutions instead of short-term gains.
We are collaborators. We believe good ideas become great products by listening to and working with users and partners. We are better together.
Meet The Team
Applications in a variety of industries, including healthcare, insurance, professional services automation, and most recently, manufacturing. She also brings experience with agile methodologies and managing software development teams.
Nicole earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and History, with a minor in Computer Science, from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. Nicole now lives in Tampa, Florida where she enjoys time at the beaches and cheering on the area’s sports teams.
Cofounder, CEO, and President
Prior to 3Together, Jessica was the Chief Operating Officer of AmplifiedAg, a family of companies focused on indoor farming software, technologies, and operations. Before AmplifiedAg, Jessica spent over a decade as the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Global Services for Benefitfocus, a software platform for the healthcare and benefits industries, where she led the company’s software engineering, design, business operations, infrastructure, and application deployment teams.
Jessica earned a Master of Science in Software Engineering Management from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a Minor in Computer Science from the College of Charleston. She serves as co-chair of the board of directors for the Charleston Women in Tech and also serves on the board of directors for the South Carolina Aquarium. Jessica is also a member of the Tiffany Circle of the American Red Cross.
Product Support Lead
Blair has over 20 years of experience in client support, health benefits, software implementation and project management. She recently earned her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute.
Blair earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the College of Charleston. She is based out of Charleston, SC where she lives with her husband, two teenage children and a very large dog. Blair loves to travel and hike. She enjoys hiking so much that she once walked for 24 hours with a group of friends to raise money for a local charity.
Salman has 22+ years of experience in software engineering, development and designing. He has worked in different domains like health care, learning management systems, e-commerce, banking and financial products. He is a very quick learner and loves to get his hands dirty in new technologies. Salman is always excited to write not only working code but better code.
Salman was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan and completed his BS in Computer Science from Karachi University. Salman relocated to the USA in 2010. He has a small family: himself, his wife and their 11 year old daughter. In his free time, he reads books mostly on self-improvement, works on open source projects, and also loves to build robots and flying drones.
Cofounder and Chairperson
Shawn was the cofounder and CEO (2000 to 2017) of Benefitfocus, a software platform that continues to transform the healthcare and benefits industries. He led the company from startup through IPO to $250m in annual revenue and a $1b valuation.
In 2015 Shawn had the pleasure of working with the Medical University of South Carolina to help support the incredible team of physicians, nurses, researchers, administrators, and development staff as they create a world-leading platform for children’s and women’s health. The state-of-the-art MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital opened to the public in 2020.
Shawn holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate, an undergraduate degree in Business from Geneva College, an MBA from Charleston Southern University, and honorary Doctorate degrees in Community Service from Medical University of South Carolina and Charleston Southern University.
Prior to 3Together, Roy worked as a contracted senior software engineer for the United States Department of Energy’s Sandia National Laboratories, where he led many diverse software development projects. Prior to his work in the government and national security space, Roy also worked in the healthcare and healthcare research industries with the University of New Mexico.
Roy graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University. In his spare time, Roy is an avid aviator who holds his Private Pilot Certificate. He often volunteers as a pilot to transport rescue animals for “Pilots N Paws” – a non-profit organization that works to save animals from kill shelters by rapidly moving them to rescues around the country.
Cofounder and CTO
Prior to 3Together, Greg was the Vice President of Engineering for Orange Bees, an enterprise software engineering company, where he oversaw all front-end and back-end development. Prior to Orange Bees, Greg was Vice President of Engineering at Benefitfocus.Greg was the second full time hire at Benefitfocus and was a key part of the engineering teams that built their market leading eEnrollment and eBilling applications that serve over 20m people. His roles included Enterprise Architecture, performance management, and leading numerous engineering and development teams.
Greg earned a Master of Science In Computer Engineering with a focus in Parallel Systems Architecture and Hardware Acceleration from Clemson University. Greg earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics also from Clemson University.
Cody has 20 years of experience in software development, engineering leadership, and product management. During his career, Cody has worked for, and grown with a few different startups, including a couple of his own. He enjoys wearing a variety of hats and taking on new challenges, and is very excited to be hands-on coding again.
Cody is based out of San Diego, CA, where he has lived for 22 years. After college he met his wife, added two dogs, and eventually two children. As a family, they enjoy camping, boating, road trips, and all things Disney – especially Disneyland, Star Wars, and Marvel movies.
Joe has 16 years of experience in full stack development and architecture work. He has worked as a developer and architect on mortgage, financial, health care and legal products.. He enjoys being hands-on and working with a lean focused team. He enjoys problem solving, and seeing things improve.
Joe graduated from Kettering University with a BS in computer science He enjoys biking, golf and pretty much anything outdoors. Joe is based out of Troy. Mi.