A New Standard for Utility, Compliance & Identity Management

Our team believes in privacy first. Putting this into action, we’re working hard to build the new standard by which personal data is collected, stored, and distributed online. We want to help companies thrive in the new reality, and we want to give people greater control over what they share online.

Confection’s product architecture complies with international data privacy laws and the personal preferences of everyday users. This helps us:

improve the ways businesses and consumers dialogue with one another
boost trust between people and the businesses they rely on
improve the ROI of enterprise marketing efforts
give people better control over their personal data

Our Team

Quimby Melton

Co-Founder & CEO

Quimby is responsible for Confection’s financing, strategic positioning, business development efforts, and day-to-day operations.

Quimby has spent the past fifteen years building a diverse range of businesses and products. These include a marketing consulting agency, a logistics application for the offshore energy market, two business marketing apps, a modular housing company, and a handful of content sites and short films.

Quimby holds an AB in English from the University of Georgia and an MA and PhD in English from UNLV. He lives in California’s East Bay with his family.

Bruno Cantuaria

Co-Founder & CTO

Bruno leads Confection’s engineering and product development teams.

Bruno has spent a decade working as a full-stack front-end developer. He’s built dozens of products and sites using WordPress, PHP, MySQL, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Angular, and Rails. While working as a freelancer, he had a 100% success rate on Upwork and was listed in the top 10% of that platform’s WordPress developers.

Bruno holds a degree in information systems from the Universidade Estadual de Goiás in Brazil. He lives in Aparecida de Goiânia, Brazil with his family.

Chad Vanags

VP of Sales

Chad organizes and maintains Confection’s sales operations.

For more than fifteen years, Chad has worked in a variety of business development roles in the real estate, financial services, and technology sectors. He built Klaviyo’s partnership program, won a 10-boat race through the the Zanzibar Archipelago, and produced a series based on a motorcycle expedition from Mongolia to Kazakhstan.

Chad has a history degree from John Carroll University. He lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife.

David Ruddell

Data Scientist

David leads Confection’s AI and machine learning initiatives.

David specializes in deep learning, computer vision, and generative modeling. As researcher at UNC Wilmington and machine learning engineer at Vimeo, David gained interdisciplinary experience working in bioinformatics, HPC, hyperspectral imaging, particle physics, facial recognition, and deepfakes.

David has a degree in mathematics and computer science from UNCW and lives in Wilmington, NC.

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Board & Advisors

Hubert Sawyers


Hubert Sawyers is the Associate Director, MarTech Consulting at PHD: a global media-planning firm that employs more than 6,000 people in over 100 offices worldwide.

Hubert has two decades of experience working in marketing and media production roles at Xerox, Campbell Ewald, GTB, and Thomson Reuters. As an advisor, Confection benefits from Hubert’s deep industry knowledge and marketing operations expertise.

Hubert studied international relations at Michigan State University, and he lives in Detroit with his family.


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