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Jon Melo joins Forte as Lead Engineer 🎉

We are honored to welcome Jon Melo to the Forte Team as our new Lead Engineer! 

At Forte, we are dedicated to fostering mental wellness in the workplace and empowering individuals to embrace their inner strengths. We are thrilled to introduce our newest team member, Jon Melo, who will be joining us as the first Lead Engineer. With his unique blend of expertise in HR practices and app development, Jon brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for making a positive impact on people's lives.

Now, let's get to know our new teammate! 

Before diving into the world of no/low-code tools, Jon made significant contributions to companies by enhancing their HR practices. For the last four years, he showcased his exceptional skills by developing apps as a freelancer, gaining a profound understanding of the digital landscape. However, despite the freedom and independence that freelancing offered, Jon realized that something crucial was missing - a sense of belonging.

When asked about his decision to join Forte, Jon candidly shared his motivations. He said, "While freelancing gave me full autonomy and control over my work-life, it left me feeling a deep sense of something I didn't expect - loneliness. I realized at the beginning of the year that I was missing the sense of belonging that comes with a team. Forte was exactly the team that I was looking for and gave me the rare opportunity to utilize all the skills that I acquired over my HR and Engineering careers."

What truly excites Jon about Forte is the mission itself. He said, "I've always struggled with purpose in my personal & professional life. Forte seems to be helping other people find theirs. Coupled with an award-winning team, this is a mission that I can get behind." Jon's dedication to helping others find their purpose aligns perfectly with our core values and goals at Forte, making him an invaluable addition to our team.

Jon currently lives in NYC with his fiancé. In this season of life, he is committed to finding a rhythm that allows him to deliver his best work for Forte while also making time for his loved ones. At Forte, we prioritize the well-being of our team members and encourage them to nurture both their professional and personal lives.

As Jon steps into his role as Lead Engineer, we are confident that his expertise, enthusiasm, and commitment to our mission will drive Forte to new heights. Together, we will continue to build a mental wellness platform that connects employees with certified Guides, fostering a supportive and empowering environment.

Join us in extending a warm welcome to Jon Melo as he embarks on this exciting journey with Forte. Stay tuned for more updates and developments as we progress on this fulfilling path of mental wellness and helping employers unlock the inner strength of their institution - one person at a time.

Welcome aboard, Jon Melo!