Trestle aims to be the platform for creating, developing and reinforcing customer relationships. With the belief that phone data is the de-facto key field for global customer identification, Trestle’s goal is to maximize the insight achievable through that single input: the phone number.
Trestle — started by sales, product and engineering leaders from Ekata — is the new data provider exclusively focused on providing businesses better ways to find, develop and maintain customer relationships through identity data.
Over the last decade of focusing on risk-based products, Trestle’s founders felt customer marketing and inbound caller products were unjustly left behind at a time when it was becoming more difficult to create those customer relationships.
With the opportunity, blessing and financial backing to launch a business addressing this need, Trestle was launched to support those customers whose trust had been earned over the years.
For those of you who know us, we’re looking forward to working with you again. If you haven’t had the chance to work with us before, we’re looking forward to meeting you.
We have established a core set of values through years of experience building technology businesses.
Our customers' needs guide our business. Being incredibly responsive and accessible for our customers is what we strive for.
Speed and Thoughtful Risk-Taking
Not only are we willing take the risk and try new things, but we also want to be mindful of how our decisions will affect those who trust us.
Though our team is small, we are willing to dive deep in any task, no matter the size, to ensure the best service for our customers.
We are eager to learn and grow, both personally and professionally.
The better we work as a team, the better we can provide for our customers. Together, we celebrate the wins and learn from the losses.
After working together for almost a decade building identity risk products, the gang is back to help your business build better customer relationships.
Alex Algard is a long-time visionary for trust and identity in mobile calls, having launched the first caller ID and spam blocking apps for mobile. Currently the CEO of Hiya, Alex previously founded and bootstrapped two companies: Ekata, a leader of ID verification to enterprises via SaaS (sold for $850M) and Whitepages.com, which he started in the 1990s while at college. He holds a B.A. in Economics and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, both from Stanford University.
Whitney Bouck is a 30+ year software executive, advisor, investor and board member with 30 years of experience in leadership, strategy, sales, marketing and business operations. She held executive leadership roles at EMC, Box, HelloSign and Dropbox in various capacities and is on the board of directors for BlueOcean, Mutiny, Paycor, PlayPlay and Trengo. Whitney is a Managing Director at one of the world’s best VC firms, Insight Partners, helping build the next generation of great companies.
Derrick Ongchin is Chief Product Officer at FuseIgnited. Prior to that, he led Afterpay’s Product Management efforts in risk, identity, security and Machine Learning. Prior to Afterpay, he founded and led the risk, abuse and security product teams at Uber, where he pioneered solutions for the on-demand, sharing economy industry. Derrick graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with an MBA and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Previously, he earned B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from Cornell University.
Matthew Staudt is a noted visionary associated with the development, growth and sale of several organizations that have supported numerous global brands. Staudt has the unique knowledge and perspective associated with a 30-year career as an entrepreneur and C-level executive working with many FORTUNE 1000 companies in support of data monetization, custom data sourcing and strategies, lead development, omni-channel marketing, customer relationship management (CRM) and many IT innovations in the areas of AdTech and MarTech.