ChIP Buck - Technology
Chip has never really had a 9-5 job as far as we can tell. In his early 20s he built a Multi-State Domino's franchise and during his time as a Domino's Franchisee was elected by his peers to chair the International Franchise Advisory Council representing global Franchisee interests. Chip had studied business and computer science as an undergrad and after exiting the franchise business he returned to technology, and founded an application hosting business in the early 000's, and furthered his technical education completing his Masters in 2007. Chip was the lead technical visionary and product architect and patented multiple innovative concepts around Cloud-Based application delivery. Chip is a true visionary that has made a career by challenging the status quo and brings his product vision and technical execution expertise to Honey.
Chip loves to white-water kayak, work around the “farm” and solve complex technology problems; but he's not just a geeky farmer, he's an avid soccer player, skier, and instrument rated pilot.
Frank Houghton - Vision
If you meet Frank, he will tell you right away “don’t tell me it can’t be done, if we put a man on the moon, we can do anything here on Earth”. That’s because Frank believes obstacles are self-created.
Frank started working at 11 picking cucumbers on a farm in rural New England for the county sheriff. That winter he started a snow removal service and realized the freedom it gave him to choose his customers. Since then he has either founded or co-founded six businesses.
Though Frank fancies himself a career entrepreneur, he did work for others in-between ideas. During those periods (other than a few fun college gigs) he spent most of that time in global sales and business development roles. A consummate visionary, Frank serves as our CEO.
Outside of work, Frank enjoys traveling, the ocean, martial arts and riding his bike. One thing you wouldn’t guess about Frank: he is a vegetarian, but several years ago he wouldn’t have guessed that either.
Peter Melerski - CRO
When Peter walks in a room, you will know he is there, not because he is tall, German or that he can command a room, but because he is a tax consultant that has an infectious sense of humor. Yes, believe us – it’s true!
Peter may be funny, but his career has been anything but funny. In fact, he spent most of his career taking on the German equivalent of the IRS (we are not sure they appreciated his humor). He last served as a Managing Partner and Management Board and Advisory Board member at Ernst & Young.
By managing all of our relationships, Peter serves as our very own “Harvey Specter” (but has way more integrity than good ole’ Harvey). You want a “win-win”, call Peter, he is eager to fill out our all-star partner roster.
Peter enjoys everything music and all things wine. He listens to nearly anything that has a melody, but will not drink just anything. One thing you wouldn’t guess about Peter: He is an avid guitar player and once moved to Vienna to learn how to play the piano.
Are you the best at what you do? Credentials are impressive, but they don’t tell us the real story about you. We want to know you and why you would think you are a good fit here at Honey. We look for people who have that overwhelming drive inside to do something they are not yet certain what it is. If you can sum up that feeling in one sentence or why you would be a great fit at Honey (use semicolons liberally if need be) don’t hesitate to reach out, we would love to hear from you! At the very least we can each make a new friend.