Get to Know the Crew at Three Five Two

How does superstar crew at Three Five Two work solve their customers' toughest problems. It might have something to do with their hyper-efficient, honest, and enthusiastic approach to .... everything! Learn more about this kickass team and what motivates them.

Get to Know the Crew at Three Five Two

How does superstar crew at Three Five Two work solve their customers' toughest problems. It might have something to do with their hyper-efficient, honest, and enthusiastic approach to .... everything!

We love working with them, and think you will too! Learn more about this kickass team and what motivates them.

P.S. Don't forget to take note of some of their favorite local eats.


Cat Meschia, Director of Design

Cat Meschia, Director of Design

Years at Three Five Two: 2 years

What brought you and kept you in Gainesville? My husband started medical school and just placed for residency here as well!

What made you decide to join Three Five Two? I was looking for a company that saw the potential of cross-discipline teams and lived the “experiment to learn” mentality. After being here for 2 years, I can say Three Five Two not only does that, but continues to exceed my expectations with how hungry, humble, & smart everyone is.

What is your favorite/favorite kind of projects at Three Five Two? The kind that fully uses our capabilities across disciplines. Seeing Three Five Two-ers collaborate to not just tackle complex problems, but being the ones to help define the right problems with our clients is the greatest thrill.

Why do you think clients keep coming back to Three Five Two? We’re not afraid to get messy and be candid. Large projects always have ambiguity and our approach of leaning into engagements with a human-first mentality doesn’t just start with our client’s users, but with our clients. Our teams work tremendously hard to understand each client and make them a part of the team. There’s a special kind of collaboration and honesty when everyone feels like each person is pulling to the same goal.

We’re not afraid to get messy and be candid. Large projects always have ambiguity and our approach of leaning into engagements with a human-first mentality doesn’t just start with our client’s users, but with our clients. Our teams work tremendously hard to understand each client and make them a part of the team.

What is your favorite thing about the Gainesville startup and tech scene? The community! Everyone is incredibly supportive and collaborative. People are excited about their work and want to learn more about yours as well!

What is your favorite GNV restaurant? Oh shoot. 2 came to mind immediately. Afternoon restaurant has some amazing, fresh twists on classics like sourdough grilled cheese & crispy potatoes and Momoyaki is my Korean comfort food; try the Tangsuyuk (sweet & sour pork) & Sundubu Jjigae (spicy tofu soup).  

Eric Cunningham, DevOps Engineer

Eric Cunningham, DevOps Engineer

Years at Three Five Two: 13 years

What brought you and kept you in Gainesville? School at UF brought me here, working at UF kept me here a few years, then friends kept me here permanently.

What made you decide to join Three Five Two? Company seemed young, fun, like it cared about its employees.

What is your favorite/favorite kind of projects at Three Five Two? Any time I can retire an aging/outdated/painful system and recreate it using something newer & more powerful or flexible

Why do you think clients keep coming back to Three Five Two? Because we treat them well and deliver great products.

What is your favorite thing about the Gainesville startup and tech scene? Constant influx of new talent & ideas.

What is your favorite GNV restaurant? I can’t pick just one, but I really love Chopstix, One Love Cafe, Las Margaritas, & Flying Biscuit

Daniel Barreto, Scrum Master

Daniel Barreto, Scrum Master

Years at Three Five Two: 3 years

What brought you and kept you in Gainesville? I have lived in Florida most of my life and went to school at the University of Florida so it was always my goal to stay. When my wife was accepted into a Ph.D. program at UF it helped cement the decision. I’ve always liked Gainesville as well. It has a unique culture and it’s within driving distance of many cool places without feeling like a crowded city.

What made you decide to join Three Five Two? The culture was the biggest draw. Even just walking by the Three Five Two office in Tioga you could peek in and get a sense of how well everyone was working together, people seemed to be having fun, and I also knew a few people who had worked at the company and had great things to say. As a Scrum Master I also really liked how Three Five Two had fully embraced Agile company-wide.

What is your favorite/favorite kind of projects at Three Five Two? I really enjoy the projects where we are helping clients to create brand new business opportunities. This allows you to feel like you are part of a brand new startup that is growing and pivoting quickly as the team learns from the market and that allows you to work closely with people from many different disciplines.

Why do you think clients keep coming back to Three Five Two? The level of expertise across multiple domains is incredible at Three Five Two, but I think the culture and collaboration that teams bring to projects is truly unique. When we say clients are a part of our team we mean that wholeheartedly. They really get to immerse themselves in the fun, the wins, and the struggles that will inevitably come up during projects. This helps build a sense of trust and transparency that often extends beyond the life of any specific project.

What is your favorite thing about the Gainesville startup and tech scene? I really like that the scene is continuing to grow rapidly, but has managed to stay a pretty tight knit and collaborative community. I have had the opportunity to meet with people from many of the tech companies from around the city. I have given presentations at other companies and have been invited to learn from others as well so it’s been great to be able to collaborate within the community and contribute to its continuing growth.

I really like that the startup and tech scene is continuing to grow rapidly, but has managed to stay a pretty tight knit and collaborative community.

What is your favorite GNV restaurant? Probably a 3-way tie between Piesanos, Top Hog, and Mi Apa!

Joyce Kosak, Project Manager

Joyce Kosak, Project Manager

Years at Three Five Two: 1.2 years

What brought you and kept you in Gainesville? My family came from the DC area in 2015 when my wife, a professor, joined the Gator Nation. We have fallen in love with the community here, the small town feel, the slower pace of life, and the Bugs Of Unusual Sizes.

What made you decide to join Three Five Two? The number one draw was the people. During the extensive interview process I met at least 12 352’ers. It was clear as we had open, frank conversations that people liked each other, respected each other’s work, and at the same time had a goofy kind of fun that just spoke to me.

Despite what my title says, I joined Three Five Two to take on a non-project manager role. The original definition of my job was to manage the team that does long term support work for clients. Three Five Two pivoted its focus and organizational structure in the past 14 months, and with that so has my job. Long-term support work is less of a focus, and I now develop processes to improve project management across our efforts to lead to greater client satisfaction...as well as lead a project or two.

What is your favorite/favorite kind of project at Three Five Two? I love to see the idea of a product turn into reality. Bringing together our innovation know-how and our technical abilities to take a product owner’s dream and make something that gets into customers’ hands really makes my heart sing.

Why do you think clients keep coming back to Three Five Two? Clients can feel the excitement each of us at Three Five Two has for our work and our roles on the team, and our respect for each other. We bring so many different skill sets to a team and find a way to work together with the client in such a way that all of us grow personally and professionally throughout each project.

What is your favorite thing about the Gainesville startup and tech scene? I believe everyone in the GNV tech community has no more than 2 degrees of separation. I was recently on a Zoom meeting with our clients in Atlanta. They had a new hire that happened to be from Gainesville. Her name sounded familiar. I picked up my phone and texted a former coworker...yep, they knew each other from the gym! This small community made changing jobs in Gainesville easier than I have found in big cities. Every organization I looked at either had an employee I knew or a former employee that was at my current employer.  I could just send out a call for “who knows who at xyz company” and get an inside scoop. Everyone is willing to share their experience.

What is your favorite GNV restaurant? I’m a huge fan of Yummy House. Their salt and pepper tofu, and the steamed dumplings...I am getting hungry!

Peter Brownstein, Software Developer

Peter Brownstein, Software Developer

* my role may change on a per project basis ranging from Tech Lead to Frontend Developer to DB Architect and Backend Developer

Years at Three Five Two: 20 years

What brought you and kept you in Gainesville? UF brought me to Gainesville.  Three Five Two kept me in Gainesville. Finding my wife here proved to me it was the best decision I ever made (editor's note, awwww)

UF brought me to Gainesville.  Three Five Two kept me in Gainesville. Finding my wife here proved to me it was the best decision I ever made.

What made you decide to join Three Five Two? I wanted to get more real world experience in the area of computer science.  I thought to myself that I would either start my own company or get in on a great company when it was still small.  I first started with my own company, but soon realized I was spending less time developing and more time running the business.  I decided to move my effort toward the second option, and began looking for jobs.  Three Five Two fit my goals perfectly, and I simply lucked out in finding a small company that had a great group of people and that would shape my career, success, and life for the next 20 years.

What is your favorite/favorite kind of project at Three Five Two? We get so many different projects from so many different industries, which is part of why I love the work at Three Five Two.  I have been able to see behind the scenes of so many companies (small and large) across a huge range of industries.  The experiences I had as a result over the past few decades have been exhilarating and immensely enlightening.  So picking a favorite kind of project is a bit hard to do, and I would imagine I would maybe pick an industry or company we have yet to work with.  Thinking about it further, my favorite project may also be more about the details of the team and client.  My sweet spot is a close medium-sized team, where we are all focused on one goal, working closely with a highly engaged and passionate client to bring their idea to life. If you couple that with a product that impacts my life, I am not only excited to work on it, I am also able to be a user of it and better my own life.  In some ways, it is like beginning a startup with my client, and that whole process from ideation to launch, up to market growth is what really makes the work amazing.

Why do you think clients keep coming back to Three Five Two? If I had to guess, it would be due to how we invest ourselves into a client’s project.  We embed ourselves into their company and try to understand their business as if we were all taking the journey together on a new start up.  Our wins and failures we experience together, and we forge strong relationships with each client. Investing ourselves this way allows us to take ownership in the work we do.  From there, everything falls very naturally into place...Client Relationships, Quality of Work, Thoughtful Consultation, Pride in work, etc.  I think our clients quickly recognize this, and in most cases it becomes a sad and difficult time when the engagement is over.  It reminds me of the end of the school year in elementary school, where we were all sad not knowing if we would see the friends we had in class after the summer.  I think building that bond is pivotal, and when an opportunity arises again for a client, I like to believe they are reminded of that relationship, and jump back at the chance to come back to us again.

What is your favorite thing about the Gainesville startup and tech scene? Being here for 20 years, I have seen so much of the startup and tech scene evolve.  I have made great friends in the process, ranging from different tech companies to various startups, all of whom I could see a drive and determination in the craft and desire to improve their talent and offerings.  While it is a close knit group, it is quite talented, having worked with some of the best developers coming right out of Gainesville.  I can say that confidently knowing that I have worked with people all over the country and across the world.  There is something special about the startup and tech scene in Gainesville, where talent and drive is abundant and inspiring.  Each year I see it improve further, whether it comes from the university, meetups, or great organizations such as StartGNV.  I am very excited to see where the community goes next, and what great startup is born from that community.

What is your favorite GNV restaurant? It is hard not to say Top Hog.  Started by a fellow Three Five Two programmer, we probably eat there more than anywhere in town.

Scott Feigelis, Senior Product Designer

Years at Three Five Two: 7 years

What brought you and kept you in Gainesville? After earning my Associates degree at UCF I transferred to UF to finish the remainder of my college education. Besides UF being a great school and having close friends in the area, I was also drawn to the charm of Gainesville. Coming from South Florida, I loved the change of scenery with all of the trees, historic architecture, beautiful springs, and yummy local food! Soon after College, I met my wonderful wife. With her family nearby and certain opportunities falling into place, we felt Gainesville was our place to be.

What made you decide to join Three Five Two? During college I had a friend who interned at Three Five Two (352 Media Group at the time) and he always talked very highly of the company. I was also involved in the tech scene and Three Five Two was a household name in Gainesville. I also admired the company's portfolio of work which at the time included really cool projects for Microsoft, Cummins, and YouCaring. Ultimately, the epic nerf fight stories are what sold me though.

What is your favorite/favorite kind of projects at Three Five Two? My favorite kind of projects are ones that are tied to a good cause or have a positive impact. It’s always rewarding when you know your work is bringing positive change.

Why do you think clients keep coming back to Three Five Two? One common thing you’ll hear from staff or clients is about how much they love our culture. Three Five Two’s leadership has worked hard to ensure our culture is grounded in our core values.

  1. Everything starts with inspired people.
  2. Teams do it best.
  3. Embrace change.
  4. Show some grit.
  5. Be candid.
  6. Celebrate wins.

I believe staying true to these values has led to our ongoing success.

What is your favorite thing about the Gainesville startup and tech scene? How much growth and support the scene has had over the years. When I first got involved with the startup and tech scene in 2010 it felt like it was still in its early stages and it’s awesome to see how much it has grown with things like Innovation District. I also love how it feels like a family. Everyone is always supporting and rooting for one another. I’m excited to see what it will look like in another 10+ years.

What is your favorite GNV restaurant? That’s a tough one...so I’m going to cheat a bit!

Italian: Piesanos

Asian: Dragonfly

BBQ: Top Hog

Mexican: Taco Bell - don’t judge

Steakhouse: Embers