Meet the people behind Causes

The Causes team is made up of technologists and designers, illustrators and storytellers, ideators and innovators. And though our backgrounds run the gamut, we’re united behind one singular belief: that anyone, anywhere, deserves the best tools possible to better their world.

Alex Kouts


Alex is an entrepreneur obsessed with furthering American democracy. He's spent his career building and scaling startups as a founder, a head of product/marketing and a UX designer. He's built and launched companies focused on civic engagement, campaign tech, media, digital philanthropy, crowdfunding, and gaming.

Bart Myers

Founder and CEO at Countable

Bart’s career prior to founding Countable led him through the building- and operations-phases of a number of tech startups. Just one example, Bart founded SideReel, among the first and most influential online video and TV platforms. SideReel was acquired by TiVo in 2011. Previously, he’s led product development, engineering, operations, and more at, Pulse Entertainment, IBM, and more. He holds a degree in international studies from Evergreen.

Paul Stich


Paul is focused on building innovative, high-growth companies within the technology sector. He was the CEO of two successful cybersecurity companies, Counterpane which was acquired by British Telecom and Dasient which was acquired by Twitter. He has also held executive positions with KPMG, IBM and McAfee. Paul is a member of the faculty at Saint Mary’s College where he teaches Entrepreneurship.