Meet The Team

Matthew Winters

CEO of Network Builder

Matthew Winters is the founder, president and CEO of and Matthew built Network Builder to solve today's problems with connecting in the professional world. We need a faster, better way to connect with each other. Matthew is dedicated to providing solutions to social and technology related issues in the industry. Matthew continues to his mission to bring high-quality people together looking for connection and knowledge in business, and today is the CEO and Founder of Network Builder.

Jonathan Ho

CTO (Chief Technology Officer) at Network Builder

Jonathan Ho is Network Builder's CTO (Chief Technology Officer). He has an extensive background in Programming and large scale project software development. Agile developer with full-stack experience in design, development, and deployment of web applications in the Linux ecosystem. Proficient digital marketer with experience in traffic generation, lead capture and conversion utilizing SEO, lead generation websites, and paid traffic strategies. Jonathan Ho is a proficient digital marketer with experience in traffic generation and landing page creation conversions.



Programming Development Lead at Network Builder

Slava is the lead product developer at Network Builder. He has over 10+ years designing and producing enterprise grade software and has extensive experience in design and production. He says " The key to delivering the best solutions are achieved through improving information structuring " He has as a background as a Java Developer, Software Architect, CTO, Flash As2 Developer, and IT management. Today he is excited to be a part of the Network Builder team and is looking forward to contributing to the growth of this business.



Quality Assurance at Network Builder

Sergiy is Network Builder's QA (Quality Assurance Officer). He has an extensive background in Programming and large scale project software development. He is experienced in design and development of testing software as well creating software documentation: test cases, bug report, requirements traceability matrix. Programming skills include: Python: selenium, SQL Alchemi. Also experienced in REST API, Http request, bug tracker systems: Jira, BitBucket , automation tools: CI Jenkins + allure , Git, SQL, Xpath, CSS, Linux programming.



Lead Graphic Designer at Network Builder

Alex focuses on building new capabilities, layout and handles the majority of the design aspects at Network Builder. Alex has a background in Marketing and Advertising from serving as the Chief Marketing Officer previously at Guerilla Marketing. He has helped launched more than 3 startups and handled 100's of projects in his career. He worked with Slava on several mobile, Graphic Design and UI/UX Design projects before his career began as a full time Graphic Designer. Today, Alex remains one of the most valuable contributors of Graphics and Layout to the Network Builder Company Team.


Eugene Trammell

Chief Operations Officer at Network Builder

Gene Trammell brings over 30 years of leadership experience to his role at Network Builder. He has held senior positions in companies that range from Fortune 500 to small start-ups, and publicly traded companies to privately owned. Gene Developed NetQoS, a highly successful Austin start-up, that sold to CA Technologies for 200 million in November of 2009. Gene built the Customer Care elements of NetQoS and moved into the role of Chief Operating Officer. He has functioned as an organizational consultant& is now Chief Operations Officer for Network Builder.

Kaitlyn B.

Junior Marketer at Network Builder

Kaitlyn Berry is a Junior Marketer with Network Builder. She has a passion for influencing others and expanding her knowledge of the entertainment industry. Having spent a year as an ESL teacher in South Korea, she also has a passion for learning languages and culture. She has a background in creating graphics, animation, video, and environment art. Kaitlyn Berry attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and was awarded a BFA in Computer Animation. She is eager to be a part of the Network Builder team, and to help with its success.

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Banafsheh “Bana” Jalali

Designer at Network Builder

Bana is a creative Visual Designer and Illustrator. She received a BFA in Visual Communication from The Art University at Tehran and an MA in Illustration. She then worked as a freelance designer and later taught design as a full time faculty member and instructor for over 6 years. She was awarded her Masters degree in Advertising with an emphasis on Art Direction from University of Texas at Austin. Bana likes marketing, branding, social media content development, creating promotional videos and presentations. She is thrilled to be part of the team where Bana is now a Designer at Network Builder.

Sydney Frank

Marketing and Design at Network Builder

Sydney is a current third year student studying Art with the intention to specialize in Art and Technology at The Ohio State University. Now, she works and studies in the Animation field while continuing her passions of designing and marketing.

Our Story

`Our mission is to change the way people network."
- Matthew Winters
President & CEO of

The Network Builder Tool is a product owed by Austin Visuals. In 2014 Austin Visuals 3D Animation Studio worked with the brand Culture-FX also based in Austin, TX to create the Network Builder Software (Patent Pending). Austin Visuals and Culture-FX teamed up in 2014 as a way to connect with Austin's professional landscape. Austin Visuals would often Sponsor events hosted by the Culture-FX Team. These professional events served as a way to bring like-minded professionals and Entrepreneurs together to connect with other like-minded individuals within the local Austin, TX area.

Headquartered in Austin, TX, the Culture-FX brand currently has a membership network of over 30,000 professionals, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, C-Level Executives, and Avid Networking Types. Culture-FX always seeks new and innovative ways to keep its members connected and developing their businesses.

In 2017, Austin Visuals came up with a new way to automate the in person networking process through use of a software design. The thought at that time was, everyone is always in need of or looking for something. Usually people find a resource they are searching for through their own community, group they are already apart of, or a trusted friend. Needs of individuals on a professional level can range from where is my next job to who is looking to buy my service. Usually within a community, someone's 1st or 2nd degree contacts have access to what the other person is looking for, be it business leads, support, resources, information etc. With this in mind, it usually takes entrepreneurs years of attending mixers and filtering through a random assortment of people so they can meet 'the right' individuals that will help support their business and career goals. Further, if you are a typical entrepreneur working on a new startup you'll need to meet the Right C.P.A., Lawyer, Co-founders, and Investors just to get your business off the ground. All of this networking takes people a lot of time, sometimes even years. So Austin Visuals worked with Culture-FX to develop a software that solves this very problem and saves people lots of time and money.

Culture-FX exists to help Professionals build relationships and connect with others to help professionals achieve their business goals, increase revenues, get connected to help a professional or business reach their fullest potential. It was a natural evolution for Culture-FX and Austin Visuals to work together to develop the Network Builder software product which helps people put their Networking on Automatic.

Network Builder enables its members to take advantage of an abundance of powerful connections – all at the click of a button.

Network Builder helps people find valuable leads for their business, network with other local professionals, meet local founders, exchange ideas, get feedback for their business ideas, meet business partners, and much more.

It's about time we put some of the search to find ' The Right Person within our Network' on Automatic. Join us in our mission to build a stronger business community environment. If you know of someone that could benefit by using our Tool, please share this website with them and help us spread the word.

- Let's keep the world Connected.
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Matthew Winters


Matthew Winters is the president and CEO of Network Builder. He is also the owner of other businesses including Austin Visuals 3D Animation Studio, a Full-Service 2D & 3D animation studio, advertising agency, video production studio and  Culture-FX, a Professional Events Company based in Austin Texas that produces Networking Events for C-Suite Execs, Influencers, and Small Business Owners. Matthew is dedicated to providing solutions to social and technology related issues in the industry. Matthew has an extensive technical and artistic background. He attended Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia and was awarded a BFA in Visual Effects. He also attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas contributing to award-winning team projects in Computer Science.

Matthew has led teams to create high quality animation and compelling graphics for companies such as The Smithsonian, The Discovery Channel, NASA, and The Hong Kong Government. Matthew continues to his mission to bring high-quality people together looking for connection and knowledge in business, and today is the Founding Managing Director of Network Builder.