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.
Andrew Kompanek (Profile)
Managing Partner and Director of Operations
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 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.