Passion trumps all of life’s obstacles

Hi, I'm Joe Schwendt.  Thanks for taking the time to learn a bit more about me.  I'm a people person, so I look forward to connecting with you.  Please let me know if anything here strikes an emotion, good, bad or otherwise.  It's what makes us people!


I'm CTO of ReferralMob, a platform that helps companies extend their employee referral program to the public.  You simply refer your friends to awesome jobs via text message or email and you'll both be rewarded once they're hired.

Previously I enjoyed stints at Apperian, Intel and Booz-Allen & Hamilton.  I've had the privilege of building over 150 mobile apps, managing global incident response for Intel and deploying border control systems all over the world.

I'm super hands-on and very aggressive adopting the latest technologies.  My style is work hard/play hard, and make every second count.  There's not a day that goes by that I'm not learning something new.


I'm a total Alt Rockaholic!  Screaming Trees, Pearl Jam, Weezer, OK Go, Letters to Cleo, Bastille, Cake, Faith No More, Blind Melon, etc.  I LOVE live music.

Craft beer and fine wine aficionado, aspiring to learn more about artisanal cheese.  I prefer super juicy east coast IPAs and farmhouse saisons, French-oaked chardonnays and Alsatian rieslings, alpine and triple-crème brie.

I'm a spicy food junkie.  I've never eaten something too hot.  I've completed countless eating challenges, most are too easy.  I did get my attempt at the Hellfire Challenge from SmokeEaters in Cupertino, CA on video for your enjoyment.

Married to my best friend, which happens to be an unbelievably talented interior designer and amazing mother.  Devoted dad of 2 awesome boys, reliving my glory days of Legos and Transformers.  I'm determined to teach them how to code, yet still be cool.

Avid Volleyballer (middle hitter)...and hopeless golfer (always in the rough).  Yankees and Patriots fan, which makes me one odd bird, but at least people tend to like/put up at least half of me.

What's on my mind...

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I center my online life around Foursquare/Swarm, which cross-posts to Facebook and Twitter when appropriate.  I only search on Twitter and very rarely read my Facebook feed.  I occasionally check-in on Untapped.  I'm also super active on LinkedIn.

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