Meet Tatango

Discover how we help organizations reach their goals and make a positive impact through mobile marketing.

Our Company

Tatango has created an unrivaled team of text message experts who empower organizations to connect, engage and further their mission through mobile marketing solutions.

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Our Impact

Tatango manages more SMS short codes for fundraising than any other SMS marketing software provider, allowing our customers to make an impact everyday.


10 Billion Political Text Messages Sent

50 Million American Voters Reached

6 Million Political Text Messages Sent Per Hour

14 Years Servicing Impactful Organizations

Company History


Founded by Derek Johnson and Matt Pelo who were looking to improve communication on college campuses


First political client signs with Tatango


Acquires Hungrythumb and Broadtexter


Platform undergoes refresh to meet the diverse needs of clients using the platform to fundraise


Expand capabilites of API and introduce several integrations


Candidates from all parties use Tatango to drive record breaking fundraising


Tatango's industrial grade application delivers unrivaled sending capabilities


11B message sent


Launched permission-based 10-digit long codes (10DLC) as a more affordable solution


Introduces advanced insights to track and optimize messages based on fundraising performance

Our Team

Our people are the most valuable aspect of Tatango. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and empowering environment where a wide range of perspectives can contribute meaningfully and collaboratively towards a shared goal. Our values guide everything we do.

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Our Leadership


Kevin Fitzgerald


Kevin Fitzgerald is an accomplished software executive with over 25 years of experience in enterprise and SaaS software companies. He is a strategic thinker with an excellent record of building and leading go-to-market & customer success teams for emerging growth technology companies focused on marketing communications. Kevin joined Tatango in 2020 as Chief Revenue Officer, he assumed company operations responsibilities (COO) in July, 2021. He was named CEO and elected to Tatango board of directors in April, 2022. Before joining Tatango, Kevin served in key leadership roles at high growth and market-leading software companies including IBM, iContact, Netsertive and Automated Insights. Kevin earned a bachelor’s degree from Pace University Lubin School of Business in New York and earned an MBA from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business. Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids on the tennis courts.

Steve Smith


Steve's 17 years as a finance team leader includes 11 years of SaaS experience. His expertise includes implementing processes to enable sustainable growth, building an incredible culture by partnering with human resources & financial modeling. In the past 11 years Steve led finance teams through several successful M&A events including 1 sale to a publicly traded company, 1 spinoff & 2 mergers. Family time is enjoyed most overall, otherwise forestry preservation & land management is Steve's favorite activity.

Matt Powers


A thought leader with extensive 0-100 high-growth startup experience and a track record of launching interactive and cutting-edge products/companies. Matt enjoys working cross-functionally and bridging the gap between product strategy and technology execution. He is passionate about growing top talent and leading data-driven teams to deliver high ROI solutions and products to customers.

Geoff Alexander


As CMO, Geoff is thrilled to help organizations discover Tatango and reach their goals. Geoff is a proven technology executive with 27 years of experience and a focus on marketing. From early stage startup to Fortune 500, Geoff has a track record of building innovate products, scaling marketing, building great teams and driving results. Geoff has led companies through growth/change and actively been part of M&A. Outside of work, he enjoys time with his active family.

Andrew Penchuk

VP of Customer Success

Andrew is obsessed with customers. His goal is to turn customers into raving fans and power users of Tatango. With over 23 years of experience in marketing, product management and customer success roles in the software industry, Andrew joined Tatango at the start of 2021. Before that he spent time at high-growth startups such as iContact and Netsertive. He holds an MBA from Wake Forest University and BA from Skidmore College. He currently resides in Cary, North Carolina. He’s also an extremely mediocre beer league hockey player, if you need a sub.

Eric Sternkopf

VP of Sales & Business Development

Eric brings over 20 years of experience in Digital Marketing and SaaS sales leadership to the Tatango team. His formula of developing people and building repeatable, scalable processes has contributed to the success of a wide range of companies in the technology space from start-ups to industry leaders. Eric brings a similar passion to his personal life when enjoying time spent with family and friends, travel, and outdoor activities.

Derek Edwards

VP of Sales Development & Operations

Derek has spent the past 15 years working in technology sales with a focus on digital marketing, advertising and artificial intelligence development. He has led multiple sales teams through high growth periods and also developed a passion for operational excellence as a competitive advantage. Outside of work you will find him spending time with his family, gardening, or involved in many types of sports. Derek holds a degree in Business Mangagement from North Carolina State University.

Our Core Values


We make a positive impact on our customers & communities through shared values and teamwork.


We empower team members to engage as owners and deliver results.


We build trust with transparency, integrity, and inclusion.


We learn and innovate to advance our platform and ourselves each day.


We show humility, confidence, and passion that makes us memorable.

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