Dan Weiss, Founder and President of Adatasol, has a B.A. in Psychology from Boston University. Dan has a vision for building Adatasol and works tirelessly to find the right systems, people, values, technologies, and energy to build the best business that makes the most positive impact for those around him, his clients, and all the stakeholders involved. Within the last few years, Dan has gone through the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program, which is a mini MBA for business owners; the Entrepreneurs Organization Accelerator (EOA) program which expands on the Goldman program with more in depth ways to build your business; and get all the processes and systems built to be able to scale up the business going forward. Dan is on the board of Learning About Business, an entrepreneurial program for high schoolers teaching them business concepts. Separately he enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife Kelly and their six teenage children. Dan is active with his kids, family, and their activities from Marching Band, football, baseball, Tae Kwon Do, and too many to name. He enjoys watching them grow and being a part of it.
Director of Customer Relations
Carol has worked in the picture framing industry for 22 years. She started with FrameReady less than one year after it was launched in the US market. Prior to becoming a recognized face in the picture framing industry, Carol worked in the newspaper field doing layout and graphic design then moved into a top level position with a volunteer organization specializing in the development of individuals and teams. An accredited trainer, she has trained adults on everything from soft skills (communications, team building, group dynamics, leadership, etc.) to Roberts Rules of Order until becoming the person who trained the trainers. Carol has been awarded the: PPFA Service Award for outstanding service to the picture framing industry, Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal for significant contribution to fellow citizens and community, and the Town of Petrolia Volunteer of the Year for Arts and Culture. She is the chair of a large summer outdoor art show (Art in the Park, Petrolia), president of the local community theatre (directed 20 shows), founder of the local camera club, an Optimist member, part of a musical trio who performs throughout Southwestern Ontario, and has held various board positions with the Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA) International board since 2011. She has also served on various PPFA committees: Education, Awards, Scholarship, and the National Advisory Committee. Carol loves to spend time with her retired husband, Warren Graham, who is a playwright, hops farmer and really swell guy.
Tech Support/ Tier 2 Support Specialist
At FrameReady, I help businesses use FrameReady to do clever things, solve technical challenges, write online help articles, and manage the web sites. Outside of work, you can find me down any number of rabbit holes: reading non-fiction, digging into whatever my latest interests might be (currently: what was early human life like?, how do radio antennas work? ), as well as collecting old electronics, cool stuff from the 80s, and vinyl records from the 70s.
Director of Business Development
Chrissy Jackson leads the charge in business development in the FrameReady – for the Adatasol team. Chrissy has a great way to communicate with FrameReady clients whether it be to help them through any issues they may have or getting them the products, they need to ensure their business runs as smooth and efficient as possible. She brings a positive vibe into the office every day. Chrissy is a family gal with a husband, 2 daughters, 2 dogs, 2 goats, 2 ducks, 4 chickens and 4 rabbits! Outside of work, Chrissy is also an Assistant Director for a film company local to Petrolia Ontario called Electric Motion Pictures. She is on the board and is a stage manager for Petrolia Community Theatre. She is also on the board for Petrolia’s Art in the Park, a highly recognized and well-loved event.
I have travelled extensively in Canada and it's been my experience that it's always been the people I've met that leave a lasting impression. As a member of the FrameReady team, I look forward to touching base with you, and assisting you in any way I can, and in a small way, making this great big world a little closer to home. When I'm not in the office I enjoy spending time with my family and dog, but my creative outlet involves transforming fabric or yarns into clothing, quilts or art. A visit to a fabric or yarn store is colour and tactile therapy for me!
Tier 1 Support Specialist
Tier 1 Support Specialist
Adam Fetrow specializes in complex files and being able to get the maximum out of them with his ability to systems think. Adam is a certified developer. He prides himself on being a “constant learner and adapter to new technology” having worked in tech and with computers for most of his career. Adam has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University. When not working, Adam leads worship at all of the SCO Nazarene district events (quizzes, camps, meetings), and volunteers his time as an actor for their childrens’ services. He also volunteers with Keep Akron Beautiful as his schedule allows. His interests include writing music, creating podcasts with friends, mountain biking, snowboarding, travel, and spending time with his family.
Born and raised in Oregon, Justin has always had an interest in technology and figuring out how things work and then trying to put them back together, hopefully without leftover parts. He went back to school later in life, and completed his CS Bachelor's degree at Oregon State. Since then he's jumped feet first into FileMaker, and has been delving around in it for the past 8 years in various capacities. He finds it deeply gratifying to be able to build tools for people to make their jobs simpler and more efficient. He has a Wonderful family - a superhuman wife and two great kids. They enjoy playing board games and card games when they can. He has additional interests in woodworking, hiking, camping, soccer, fishing, reading, eating and drinking in all the good things that Oregon and the PNW has to offer!
Pedro Ribeiro is the lead developer of the FrameReady solution. With 25 years experience developing with FileMaker and a BS in computer engineering, Pedro works alongside with the FrameReady team to continuously improve and expand our award winning software. When not working with Adatasol, Pedro is developing software with a non profit medical organization based in Swaziland, Africa
Diana Simonson got her start working with FileMaker at the University of Minnesota in 1994 as an Executive Secretary for the Department of Policy and Procedures. With the help of industry pioneers, she created their first website backed with a FileMaker database search engine using applescript. She graduated with a B.S. in Child Psychology in 1995, and moved to the east coast to freelance in 1996 where she worked for multiple industries that included companies and organizations such as Tiffany & Co, various divisions of Omnicom, BMW, Kaz, Inc., the Committee to Protect Journalists, and a doctor at Sloan Kettering. She built the first web and FileMaker platform for Grow and Behold which they used to evolve from just an idea to a multimillion dollar company. She joined the Adatasol team in 2019 and is currently living in Vermont with her dedicated partner and two teenage sons where they enjoy activities of all seasons - hiking, biking, skating, skiing, snowboarding, mushroom hunting, photography, and making music.
Bert de Roo
Founder and Developer Emeritus
In 1982, Bert bought his first Apple computer and started writing a program to price custom picture frames in his little shop in the basement in Ottawa. The software became his passion and was officially launched in 1995 as "FrameReady Point of Sale Software" when he had the audacity and courage to attend his first trade show. In 1998, Bert pursued developing software full time by beginning SoftTouch Solutions Inc and saw FrameReady grow to have thousands of users in 10 countries. The Professional Picture Framers Association awarded him the highest industry honour with its technology award in 2012. He was highly praised as hard-working, honest and kind, a man full of integrity. On January 31, 2018 Bert and Ev sold the business to Adatasol Inc., insuring that FrameReady would be advanced to the next generation.
Studio Suite- Emeritis