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  Who we are

Leapfrog Research & Development, LLC is a privately held software development firm located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded by software engineers Andrew J. Kompanek and Brian H. Trammell.

Leapfrog's internal management structure is similar to a professional partnership like a law firm: our Senior Engineers hold the title of Partner, management decisions rest with the Managing Partners, and more junior members of the team hold the title of Associate. We refer to our key external business partners as Allies.

Managing Partners

Andrew Kompanek (Profile)
Managing Partner and Director of Operations
drew@lfrd.com

Andrew Kompanek is a former member of the ABLE Software Architecture research group at Carnegie Mellon University. As a researcher in the group, he developed software design and analysis tools and published on various software engineering topics. He was also a key engineer at PanGo Networks, Inc, a Pittsburgh-based startup, where he was instrumental in architecting the Proximity Platform, a distributed system for location-based services in short-range wireless networks. Mr. Kompanek holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.


Brian Trammell (Profile)
Managing Partner and Director of Engineering
brian@lfrd.com

Brian Trammell is a veteran of several initial-stage software technology companies, including Pittsburgh's PanGo Networks, Inc. and iventurelab, Inc. He is an active contributor to the open source community; he maintains the MARS network monitor and the Torino remote method invocation facility. Mr. Trammell holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.