Paul Everton is CEO of Yapmo and Founder of Visible Vote for which he was recently honored as a top innovator at the Chicago Innovation Awards. He has over 18 years of experience in Information Technology, Programming Techniques, Network and Infrastructure design, and business development.

Everton developed Visible Vote in 2009 to help strengthen the pipeline between people and their legislators. Before that, he developed complex network architecture designs for Fortune 100 clients while working for a San Francisco-based firm. He began his career designing Security infrastructures for nation’s most secure government organizations.

Everton is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a specialization in network security and cryptography techniques. He currently resides in Chicago.

Everton has been featured by CNN and Fox News, and his work has been profiled by BusinessWeek, Forbes, and The Hill.