About Us

Founder – Emily Maxx (Pen Name)

Emily holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and 20+ years of successful business leadership experience in the technology space. Her first entrepreneurial effort being one involving network traffic via satellite. After a life changing event that spanned many years, she decided to chase her lifelong dream of becoming a mystery novelist under the pen name Emily Maxx. She didn’t know rĀthe® was going to ultimately be the mechanism for fulfilling that dream. For this reason, her identity as the founder of rĀthe® will remain a secret for her to do exactly that. To learn more, check the rĀthe® story.

Chief Executive Officer – Marjorie Mancini

Marjorie agreed to help early on.   She is a serial Entrepreneur who holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Georgia. She has successfully founded and brought to market a successful Recruiting software company that is still in operation today both in the US and Germany. As with her own software firm which was one of the first of its kind available, her entrepreneurial expertise in technology gives rĀthe® another competitive advantage as we blaze the trail of what had not existed before in the publishing space.

Ade Oriadetu

Ade built the rAthe website portal which is the engine that feeds the rAthe mobile app.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from London School of Business and Management. His expertise in mobile solutions starts with security and ends when the system performs. His background of 14 years of experience extends from Mobile Carrier to Travel industries.  

Tim Dunn

Tim is an UX/UI design expert with an excellent eye for brining things to life on a screen of any size.  He is the heart of the rĀthe® mobile app user experience. Tim’s considerable background includes UX/UI/VX design for Hewlett Packard and SONY Online Entertainment.  timdunn.biz

Jack Gage

Jack’s firm Engage Media brought to bear our promotional video for the App Store, rAthe is for you video and our YouTube content. His firm continues to produce digital collateral for the company. Thank you again Jack!  https://EngageMedia.llc  

Shari Brown

Vision and Wellness Bookkeeping Services and their Founder Shari Brown makes sure our Authors are paid accurately which is vital to our ultimate success.


Special Thanks

Josh Kight

Local Austin artist Josh Kight is responsible for the rĀthe® logo. joshkight.com


BUILTbyBackspace was instrumental with UX/UI design assistance in the pre-launch days of the rĀthe® website domain and Author portal. BUILTbyBackspace.com

Michelle Rivera Design

Michelle helped design imagery that can still be found across platforms of rĀthe® -  michelle-rivera.com

Jonathan King

Jon built the rĀthe® portal/website Library in total as well as much of the work the author blog capability.

Michael Wadsworth

Michael handled our initial digital marketing and social media.

Robert F. Dailey

Bob is the absolute best! Bob was special counsel in math to the Founder. Bob holds a PhD in Systems Engineering and bachelor’s degree in math. Bob spent 20+ years in Engineering within Bell Labs and AT&T Labs before retiring in 2017. He is a super smart guy. We are honored to have had his help.

Zoltan Romocsa

We can all thank Zoltan for free Episodes! We had design meeting after design meeting and could not come to consensus on the best way to accomplish this goal. Zoltan, a longtime friend to Emily, came up with the solution in a 5-minute phone call. Not surprising, he is one of those super smart guys too. Zoltan holds Master of Computer Science and Applied Math as well as Master of Electrical Engineering degrees. Thank you, my friend.

Richard Counts

Another super smart guy! Richard consulted with rĀthe® on several fronts including our patent application. Richard holds BS in Physics from the University of Texas, Dallas. Richard holds a dozen patents and is inventor and founder of SafeCode Inc. dba Mustang Project and EngineStat. Richard is currently the VP of Research and Development at American Innovations here in Austin Texas.

Alpar Erdei

Continuing the theme of smart guys. Alpar helped Emily evaluate the System Requirement Specification for version 1 of the mobile app that would become rĀthe®. Another longtime friend, Alpar holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Science degree and is currently a Director of Software R&D at a local Austin biotech company. Thanks, Alpar!!!

Penny and Stacy Reynolds

The Reynolds sisters were our benefactors when no one else would listen. They provided the last mile of financing to bring rĀthe® across the finish line. Without them, who knows? Thanks P&S!!!

Michele Snethkamp

Before rĀthe® had a name, Michele jumped in to help us find the right people to make it a reality. Michele holds a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and is a recognized industry expert in identifying the right technical talent. As we grow we hope we can entice her to join our team but until then, we will forever be grateful for her help. Thanks Michele! Well Done!

Bill Olivas

Bill Olivas is responsible for the rendering of our Founder Emily Maxx. billolivas.com

Alicia Crowder

Alicia built the Magic Words turning on rathe.app and they are AWESOME! She did so much in the early days of rĀthe®. She was very knowledgeable and helpful on oh so many fronts. We are grateful for her efforts.


Ms. Bocieri provided the cover art to encompass all of rĀthe®’s emotion evoking classification system referred to as Magic Words. This magical image is sure to capture readers imagination and draw attention to the stories being shared.

Katharine Hodgdon Ph.D.

Katie conducted all of our pre-launch research.  She holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Communication with a minor in Entrepreneurship from Texas A&M University

Sue McClurg

Sue helped the founder with outreach to writer’s workshops and festivals.  

Catina Davis

Catina helped do any and everything to get us get past the finish line of launching rAthe.

Ron Seybold

Ron Seybold of the Writer’s Workshop was our pre-launch writing domain subject matter expert. workshopwriter.com/about-ron

Nova Pursuits, LLC

Nova Pursuits and its Founder Neil Saigal was on board from the very first conceptual idea of what would eventually become rĀthe®.  Nova was responsible for pre-launch v.1 of the rAthe app.  https://NovaPursuits.com

Creativa Consultores

Creativa Consultores team was responsible for development of the mobile app that exists today.   www.Creativaconsultores.com

Janice Schwarz

Janice led our very first website design effort.

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