The Steppingteam

We are data nerds passionate about helping people thrive.

We live in a complex world of data, and we love it.

We believe in the power of a data-driven, science-based education and are obsessed with perfecting the art of delivering actionable insights, no matter the challenge. We are nerds, educators, and innovators.

OUR DATA

The Steppingblocks Origin Story

Students are faced with disappointment, unemployment, underemployment, and excessive student loan debt upon graduation day. Career readiness for the real world isn't possible when the student-to-counselor ratio is 500:1 and actionable alumni data isn't readily available for students or university staff.

Steppingblocks was founded first to produce skilled, confident, workforce-ready graduates and second to augment institutional success through data-driven tools. 

April 2015

Steppingblocks launches with only the coffee-stained drawing on the right, 5,000 alumni profiles and a mission to help students make data-driven decisions with the digital career counselor.

August 2016

The team moves into the Atlanta Tech Village and taps into a network of mentors, entrepreneurs and fellow data nerds to help develop the product and expand the team.

April 2018

Steppingblocks is awarded a Phase 1 grant from the National Science Foundation to help close the national skills gap in the field of Computer Science. CrowdSegment is born.

June 2018

Leadership attends the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) conference in New Orleans and discovers the need for graduate outcomes data in higher education.

April 2019

Phase 2 of the National Science Foundation is awarded to Steppingblocks.

January 2020

Steppingblocks advances its machine learning capabilities to process over 135 million alumni profiles in seconds.

Steppingblocks Origin Story

Meet the Leadership Team

Team Carlo Martinez
 
CARLO MARTINEZ
Founder & CEO

"My mission is a world of data transparency." 

Carlo Martinez, Steppingblocks Founder and CEO
Team Levi Perkins
 
LEVI PERKINS
Chief Technology Officer

“If your data collection stops at graduation, your goals stop there, too.”

Levi Perkins, Steppingblocks Chief Technology Officer
 
ROB GANNAWAY
Chief Financial Officer

"Data serves as modern society’s compass. Without it, you will inevitably become lost." 

Rob Gannaway, Steppingblocks Chief Financial Officer
Team Rob Gannaway Revised
 
ARNOLD
Our Machine Learning Engineer

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