At ThinkVoting, we’re passionate about harnessing the power of technology to make our world a better place. Rather than simply complaining about the problems in our democracy, we’ve set out to make a difference. We’re not politicos, but we love technology and understand the impact it can have on solving BIG problems. We believe there’s no problem more urgent and we’ve decided to do something about it. We’ve put together a diverse team to build a platform that we believe can and will take democracy into the future. Meet the team bringing you The Voting App.
F. Joseph Santori
Founder & Chief Innovator of ThinkVoting and lead designer of The Voting App, Joseph Santori is an exhibiting painter, musician and an enthusiastic father.
He started his digital interactive career art directing in the digital gaming industry. His specialization in user interface and user experience design carried into his interactive directing positions at digital marketing firms and his company Santori Productions. Having found his calling as an advocate for improving higher informed voter turnout, he created ThinkVoting.
A McCombs School of Business graduate of the University of Texas (UT), Jeff Cardenas began his career as a consultant in the Technology practice at Deloitte Consulting. He left Deloitte to pursue his Masters of Science in Technology Commercialization (MSTC) at UT so that he could learn precisely how to grow a business that used innovative technology to empower average people to become more politically engaged.
He joined Joseph Santori as an equal partner shortly after ThinkVoting was formed.
ThinkVoting has a new vision for 21st century democracy. We believe that it is simply not enough to just vote. We need better voting. We don’t just want more voters, we want better informed, better engaged voters.
The technology is available to make us vastly more powerful as individual citizens, and our participation is the key to unlocking the true potential of any democracy. A democracy is only as good as the voters. Remember that the next time you get cynical about the current state of your government.