team

iSpaces is a global, privately held company, founded in 2009.

the team

Sunne Justice, Co-Founder and CEO

sunne-100x120Sunne Justice brings a wealth of creative vision and experience to iSpaces, with 35 years of experience in management, marketing, sales, communications, and branding. Prior to co-founding iSpaces, Sunne held the position of Chief Pollinator at Burt’s Bees for 12 years, where she created the cult that drove the company to its position as the world’s leading natural skin care company, which was acquired for a billion dollars. Prior to Burt’s Bees, Sunne was Senior VP of Communications at Gryphon Developement, launching all the personal care divisions of the Limited Inc, including Bath and Body Works and the Victoria’s Secret fragrance shops, which grew from startup to a billion in sales in 3 years. Graduating from Penn State with a Business and Marketing degree and living many lifetimes already; from former model and fashion mogul to art collector, temple builder and meditation guide, Sunne is notoriously passionate about supporting causes she believes in.

Guillermo Söhnlein, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

Guillermo-Sohnlein-100x120Guillermo Söhnlein is a serial entrepreneur with 15 years’ experience in technology ventures from Silicon Valley, Washington DC, Seattle, and Miami. He has helped launch, grow, and exit internet and software businesses in outsourced development, speech recognition, web telephony, mobile gaming, and social networking. He is also a leading advocate for human exploration of outer space and the world’s oceans. Guillermo first connected with Dermot after co-founding Milo, a San Francisco-based speech recognition application development firm that was acquired in 2001. He earned an A.B. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.

Dermot Doherty, Co-Founder and Chief Software Architect

dermot-100x120Dermot Doherty, recently named the global, 2013 Developer of the Year by the Cloud Computing Awards, has a wealth of experience, specializing in object-oriented programming, web standards, Internet security, and e-commerce. Having participated as a software engineer in high-tech ventures throughout his career, Dermot has worked as a software architect and developer for multiple enterprise-grade business and consumer platforms including Milo, Inc., Digital Mandate, Voxeo, and EuroXchanger. The founder of Irish Dictionary Online, the leading resource for Irish-English translations on the Internet, Dermot has also developed algorithms for two patented technologies and taught advanced web applications at University of California, Berkeley. A graduate of Northern Ireland’s University of Ulster with a master’s degree in Computing and Information Systems, Dermot played six years of professional soccer in the Irish League.

Rich Wellner, Jr., VP of Engineering

Rich-Wellner-thRich Wellner, Jr. has over 25 years of experience in software engineering, consulting and technology guidance. He has guided companies internationally as they adopted emerging cloud computing approaches and software development techniques. As Chief Scientist at Univa he was responsible for their flagship cloud product both from a technology perspective as well as working with customers to understand their needs and advising them how to apply technology to their needs. He has also consulted to Fermilab, Argonne National Lab, University of Chicago and Harvard as they developed cloud software in pursuit of deeper understanding of the universe in which we live. He is a instrument rated pilot and avid photographer who flies to remote airstrips to hike, camp and photograph the most beautiful places on earth.

Alex Brotherbees, Director of Product Management and Development

alex-karzagAlex is a wearer of many hats with his widespread experience in sales management, business development and operations in Silicon Valley, along with product management for various global companies in telecommunications and the semantic web space. He has worked with all departments that the modern company has to offer from projecting sales forecasts to training customer-facing personnel, to administering CRM solutions, to creating, designing and managing an entirely new online portal product (The Arkadin Lounge) and more. With his entrepreneurial spirit and vision, Alex is a major asset to the growth and development of iSpaces.

Kyle Justice, Communications Manager

Kyle-Justice-thBeing a very talented person with a hunger for knowledge has led Kyle to become a jack of all trades. She is passionate about and has ample experience in social media, online marketing, web design and customer relations, and is also an entrepreneur with 3 successful ventures under her belt. She brings a fresh look to iSpaces with her youthfulness and spontaneity which both lend a helping hand in keeping the company feeling current and upbeat. She is a true multi-tasker which means that she lives abroad in San Miguel de Allende Mexico, is bilingual, has a toddler at home, is a physical fitness instructor and is an avid chef. She has been working for iSpaces since 2009 and has loved every second of it! When not working you can find her most likely tending to her produce garden while a pie cools in the window.

Daniela Ahlenius, Executive Assistant

Kyle-Justice-thComing from a Swedish background, Daniela has always been drawn to the Mexican culture. She coursed Hispanic Philology studies at the University of Skövde, Sweden and has a major in Spanish. After living abroad as an exchange student, both in Spain and Mexico, studying culture oriented courses and politics, she moved permanently to Mexico City in 2005- for what was planned to be a few years length’s stay, but easily evolved into more than seven years! During that period she worked as a translator for an American software developing company, Document Storage Systems de México, and was an employee of the Swedish Embassy in Mexico for several years. Thanks to the Embassy being a relatively small workplace, she got the chance to grow and share her knowledge in many different areas, such as cultural and consular affairs and as a stand in for the Ambassador’s Assistant, besides taking care of administration and public relations with other embassies and diplomats. Being an organized, professional but yet easy going person, Daniela brings to iSpaces the Swedish efficiency and creativity with a mexican touch.