Amy Gideon, President
Amy Gideon is President and Co-owner of TAG Online, Inc. Amy has over 20 years of experience in software development, database design, authoring and delivering programming courses on Wall Street and managing large software projects. She has consulted to several well-known corporations, including Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, and Citibank. She works directly with clients and is a visionary in designing and building a website.
Amy holds a M.S. in Computer Science from New York University and a B.S.E. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Andrew Gideon, Chief Technical Officer / Vice President
Andrew has over 25 years of experience in the computing industry, primarily involved in software development. He also has an extensive history in dealing with distributed and networked computing, made popular by the commercialization of the Internet.
Recruited for a distributed computing project funded by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in the mid 80s, Andrew has long been responsible for taking new and exciting ideas and converting these into working and useful products.
In addition to his experience in managing technical staff, he has also spent several years teaching a variety of computing topics, ranging from the introductory level to highly advanced design techniques, at both the corporate and academic level.
He has consulted to several well-known corporations, including AT&T, JP Morgan, AIG, and Merrill Lynch.
In 1990, he co-founded a software development and training company, TAG Systems. This has evolved into TAG Online, a web design, development, and hosting company. TAG Online runs its own networking facility for both shared and private servers, with several Fiber and Wireless circuits into multiple Internet backbones. This redundant connectivity in a facility under his direct control is indicative of the level of quality Andrew has inculcated into the culture at TAG Online.
Andrew holds both a M.S. in Computer Science from New York University and a B.S.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.
Christina Rahhal, Vice President, Operations
Christina has been a member of the TAG Online team since 1999, when she moved to New Jersey from Brooklyn, New York. Christina manages all administrative matters within the company and is a senior project manager for many of TAG’s design and development projects. Christina is active in her community, and, along with colleague Valerie Paik, co-hosts the “Say Yes to Your Life! – Montclair” Meetup group, where like-minded individuals share their experiences and ideas about living in the moment.
Valerie Blau, Vice President, Business Development
Valerie joined the TAG Online team in 2004, after working for several years in PR and event planning in the food/wine/travel industry in New York City. Involved in sales, project management, and creative direction, Valerie fills several roles at TAG Online, providing the link between client, designer, and developer. Valerie is very active in the local business community, in particular with the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, where she serves as Chair of the Technology Committee. In her spare time, Valerie runs races, does triathlons, teaches and performs belly dance, and loves playing chamber music as a clarinetist.
Greg De Sciscio, Creative Director/Lead Designer
Greg joined the TAG Online team in January 2012 as an intern, before starting full time in April 2012. He currently wears many hats at TAG: designing/creating new websites, updating and enhancing existing sites, and providing client support/training. Prior to joining TAG Online, he attended Berkeley College, where he earned his Associate’s degree in Information Systems. Although computers have always been an interest of his, he first discovered his love for web design and development while interning at TAG Online, and has enjoyed learning about the world of web technologies ever since. Outside of TAG, he writes music and runs a music production and licensing business under the label G Productions.
David Gonzalez, Web Software Developer/DevOps Engineer
Originally from South Florida, David began working at TAG Online in August 2017 providing system administration and web development. David attended Broward College, where he earned his Associate’s degree in Computer Programming and Analysis. Prior to joining the TAG team, David earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and was the lead Lab Technician for a Long Term Ecological Research study at Florida International University. He moved to New Jersey to be with family and to pursue a career in the computer sciences. David’s hobbies include building Lego sets, 3D printing and his ever growing collection of beer bottle caps.
James Russo, Web Developer/System Administrator
James began working at TAG Online in August 2017. He graduated Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science. Throughout college James was employed at the local TV station where he edited and broadcasted the local news. James developed an interest in computers early in life. He has assembled his own computer and is constantly optimizing its performance. James is also passionate about researching new software and technologies. When not sitting behind a screen James enjoys listing to variety of music, playing guitar, and watching car restoration shows.
Kevin Handeli, Web Developer/Designer
Kevin started at TAG Online in March of 2018. He has obtained a B.S. in Math Education and an M.S. in Computer Science. Prior to working as a web developer and designer, he worked as a Teacher of Mathematics for three years as well as advised two school district’s robotics teams, both of which moved on to District Championships. Kevin has centered his focus on creating sleek and beautiful front end web designs. In his spare time, he enjoys singing , playing the ukulele, throwing around a Frisbee, and cooking delicious meals.