Our team

Jamie Tillman
Chief Executive Officer and Lead Architect

Jamie started off as a musician and writer, but discovered he was usually tinkering with computers instead of "working." Then he found out people would actually pay him to do what he would have done for free, anyway.
Throughout his career, Jamie has filled a variety of roles -- solo programmer, team lead, VP of Product Development, even CEO and co-owner of a multi-million dollar software company. He has served some of the largest State government agencies in the USA, non-profits and for-profits of all sizes, and upstart entrepreneurs with nothing but an idea and a nest-egg. Decades of invaluable experience led Jamie to establish Prolydian with his long time friend, Jay Foster. Jamie lives in Tallahassee with his wife and 2 kids.

Jay Foster

Jay has an entrepreneurial spirit and a deep passion for creating technology-based businesses that empower, heal, help, and connect. Having over twenty years of experience developing and managing technology projects including assisting organizations with certificate and certification programs, Jay co-founded Prolydian with ("the wizard") Jamie Tillman. Jay lives in Tallahassee with his wife Danielle, son Braden, and cat Mr. Mustache.

Michael Mayer
Chief Product Officer

Michael is a graduate of Florida State University, earning a B.S. in Psychology in 2010. After undergraduate school, he continued his studies at FSU through a fellowship that required extensive training in statistics, with an emphasis on research methodology and measurement theory. Through this fellowship he gained a well-rounded background in both the theoretical basis and applied aspects of Classical Test Theory (CTT) and Item Response Theory (IRT).
After ending his studies in 2012, Michael has utilized this knowledge to serve as the subject-matter expert for the Prolydian web platform’s item banking, exam development, and item analysis features that provide users with critical exam and item performance measures. He currently serves as the Chief Product Officer (CPO) for Prolydian, LLC, contributing to the technical design and implementation of the company’s proprietary exam management, delivery, and analysis system. A native of Tallahassee, Michael is a lifelong fan of the Florida State football and basketball teams, an avid reader, and a certified scuba diver.

Jordan Wheeler
Chief Support Officer

Jordan is a fifth generation Tallahassee native who graduated from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. After college, she worked in governmental affairs in both the public and private sectors, and then moved to Costa Rica for a much needed change where she opened and managed a hotel, restaurant, and bar for several years. She currently resides in Tallahassee where she has her dream job as the Chief Support Officer for Prolydian. This role allows her to build relationships, organize logistics, and help make others’ lives easier. Jordan loves to be on the water, loves to cook (and eat!), and loves to spend her free time with her husband, Ben, and children, Violet and Gage.

Alina Cooper
Director of Client Success

Alina is a Certified Association Executive and holds a Credentialing Specialist certificate from ICE. Drawing from her experience in the testing industry, she is excited to serve clients and partners in their mission to positively impact and measure applicants' competency through verified assessment practices, innovative delivery solutions, and support services. In an earlier venture, Alina proudly managed the day-to-day operations of a certification department for a national 501c (6) organization with four NCCA accredited programs. Her knowledge, can-do-attitude and enthusiasm will enrich stakeholders’ experiences and assist in their success. She believes that passion is magic, and people are fascinating.

Jeff Groom
Chief Technology Officer

Jeff started his career at the Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) working in Securities Regulation before transitioning into development and administration of IT systems. He joined the Prolydian team providing software support, system enhancements, and system maintenance for multiple programs. Jeff's roles and responsibilities have evolved to include security administration and system administration. He lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Marisa, and daughter, Finley.

Sean Ebanks
Full-stack Developer

Sean started his programming journey in his adolescence. Having always been enamored with video games, eventually the curiosity of how they tick brought him to make one himself, and he’s been hooked on coding ever since. Now studying at FSU as a Computer Science major, Sean’s interests have shifted somewhat from just game development, but programming is still at the core of what he loves. Alongside his studies at FSU, he works full stack on various systems in the Prolydian application, implementing features and squashing bugs. When he’s not working, you’ll probably find Sean streaming on Twitch, engaged with some pet project, or playing DnD with friends.

Blake Wright
Software Development Intern

Blake got first started with software when he took a computer science course in his sophomore year of high school and fell in love with the problem solving of coding and the opportunity to create things from anywhere with just a computer. Blake is now a Junior at Florida State University where he studies Computer Science. As a Software Development Intern at Prolydian, he works to implement new features, find and fix bugs, and help the development team in whatever way possible. Outside of school and Prolydian, Blake is also a performer in the FSU Flying High Circus, where he performs Flying Trapeze and Chinese Pole.

Carlos Santos
Front-end/UX Designer

Carlos was introduced to his first computer when he was six years old. Within a month he was surfing the internet, and after a year he was fixing his parents' wifi router. What started out as a curiosity and a love for technology soon turned into a passion for programming. He started programming when he was twelve years old and made his own app when he was thirteen. Spending nights after school working on side projects and advancing his skills, he realized he wanted to do this for the rest of his life. Carlos now spends his time designing and implementing user interfaces for Prolydian as well as frequently petting his cat, Mellow.