About Us

Overview

TaskFriend enables nonprofits to engage in fundraising via services. Mowing your neighbor's lawn or running errands for your friends to support a great cause. The TaskFriend app makes this possible and makes local services affordable and accessible.

On the TaskFriend app, do a task, make some cash, you decide where to stash. 95% of the earnings go to the person or the nonprofit cause of their choice.


Our History

TaskFriend was started in 2014 by Kevin because local gigs platform weren't available in college towns like Urbana-Champaign, even to this day. He also thought that it was ridiculous that these platforms charged up to a third of what people earned in fees. TaskFriend was created as a way to remove all the barriers such as high transaction fees that drive up the cost of services and prevent people from coming together to work towards a common goal.

Throughout the past five years, TaskFriend has gone through many variations and the biggest lesson we learned was that it doesn't matter if you're passionate about a cause if you don't have a scalable business model. Without one, how will anyone ever find out about your organization or use your product?

Since the beginning of 2019, TaskFriend made a breakthrough pivot to give nonprofits a new way to fundraise. This pivot keeps our core values in-line while giving our company a scalable business model.

As of today, TaskFriend is a fully developed mobile application available on both iPhone and Android devices. TaskFriend is not a prototype. It's a feature-rich, stable, and simple-to-use app that is free to download.

TaskFriend is currently working with local nonprofits to launch pilot programs and grow local roots before rolling it out nationally.


Our Team

Kevin Sang Nam
Chief Executive Officer

Born in South Korea and now a citizen of the United States, Kevin has lived in many diverse neighborhoods throughout his life. This has allowed him to develop a deep appreciation for people and cultures that exists inside communities. Kevin is driven by this belief that when you bring people together, the world becomes a better place. TaskFriend isn't just based off an idea, it's the result of years of research and experience in meeting new people and trying to understand why and how people make decisions. CONTACT

E.Kasey Kasemodel
Chief Operating Officer

Kase has decades of experience in the areas of cyber security, systems design, business intelligence, corporate behavioral science, intellectual property management, and software engineering. This has allowed him to enjoy many years of assisting small businesses and multi-national corporations helping them gain improved positions from data analysis to enterprise-wide system efficiencies. CONTACT

Daniel Heiniger
Director of Partnerships and Development

Daniel has been serving youth and young adults for the last twelve years and has held positions in various nonprofit organizations for marginalized, underserved, and resilient groups and communities. Daniel came on board to work collaboratively to bring hope and choice to our communities and empower change makers through unique opportunities and innovation. CONTACT

Serguei Vassiliev
Enterprise Architecture

Serguei ensures our tech is enterprise-class. He has an extensive background delivering complex solutions for automotive, logistics, social media and financial/mortgage lending industries. He has worked within several Fortune 500 companies and numerous startups (one funded by the National Science Foundation). CONTACT

Pavel Vaseanovici
Senior Software Engineer

Pavel has a strong passion for coding and brings an expertise in high scalability architectures, everything cloud, object-oriented programming, algorithms, design patterns, data modeling, relational and NoSQL databases, as well as extensive experience working in Agile teams on large-scale projects. CONTACT

Brian Steinhagen
National Account Manager

Lots of IT experience with a background in Statistics; loves numerical adventures. Baseball's Sabermetrics is a classical example of how rethinking statistics and data analysis can impact an industry. We will use metric based initiatives to implement processes, grow our user base, and expand the TaskFriend platform. Brian is in charge of ensuring our pilot programs are properly managed to ensure TaskFriend App can be deployed nationally. CONTACT

Hope Heller
Social Media & Press Manager

I don't see walls, I see opportunities. I'm a blue ocean thinker, always looking for ways to enhance my creative skills by working alongside talented professionals. As a recent graduate from Drake University where I received a degree in both Advertising and Mass Communication, I cannot wait to grow TaskFriend's following by pushing creative boundaries on social media.