TransitChatter is quickly becoming THE transit app for Chicago and the CTA. We provide the tools and features that give you, the riders, the best way to interact and connect with your commute. We do this by providing a combination of both useful and fun features that give you the ability to:
- Track bus and train arrival times
- Receive timely service alerts
- Share your experiences anonymously
- Receive customizable information like news, deals, and apartment listings along your route
TransitChatter is led by two long-time friends, who have together designed and developed the business model, mobile app, and all the underlying technologies. Samuel and David are a capable, collaborative team with two decades of collective experience in web development, design, and technology-based project management.
Samuel Pro - Co-Founder and CEO
Samuel is a young and experienced entrepreneur and is in charge of managing day-to-day operations, as well as long term business strategy. With a strong engineering and problem-solving background he also leads technical design and development, and has the skills and understanding to lend expertise to nearly all aspects of the business. Samuel is also responsible for the design, implementation, and continued development of the back-end technology that makes TransitChatter possible.
David Rogers - Co-Founder/Director of Product Development
David offers a unique and valuable skill-set combining a breadth of creative talent with strong technical ability. David is responsible for the design and development of most of the user-facing aspects of TransitChatter, including both of the native Android and iOS apps. He also provides the primary creative talent for the website, video production, and marketing collateral. In addition, he lends his management and business strategy skills across many parts of the project.
Shane Younan - Account Executive
Shane has knowledgeable experience in consumer sales and has been an essential part of our team. His ability to build and maintain business relationships helps cultivate new and exciting opportunities. Shane primarily assists in attracting new advertising clientele and other business partnerships. He is just an all-around awesome guy to work with.
TransitChatter continues to seek out and assemble a valuable advisory board to supplement and fill gaps in knowledge and experience.
Mike Santoro - President, Walker Sands Communications
Mike leads the Chicago marketing, web design, SEO and PR firm, and has applied his expertise to assist a wide variety of Chicago- area, national and international companies. In the last five years Walker Sands clients have received 130M in venture capital funding, and has been part of 10 successful exits totaling close to a half billion dollars, one of which was a NYSE IPO.
Mike is well known as an integrated marketing and media communications specialist. He is a well respected member of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and focuses on planning and executing successful client marketing plans and media relations programs. In his spare time, Mike blogs on integrated marketing tactics at Duct Tape Marketing, one of the Internet's most popular sales and marketing blogs.
Jim Roach & Tom Hennessy - Hennessy & Roach, P.C.
As founding partners of a successful general practice law firm, and TransitChatter's first investors, Tom and Jim play a critical role in advising TransitChatter on legal matters of all types. They also provide valuable connections to state and local government, a plethora of resources including office space and human resources, and a deep knowledge of small business and startups.