Carl grew up in Minnesota where he launched his first business at the age of 14, breeding and training llamas. A year later he started college at Northwestern and his second business growing and selling certified organic vegetables. At its peak, Carl’s Country Produce had three locations. At 19, with two successful businesses under his belt, Carl decided to move on to attend the University of Idaho. A few years later, in 2004 Carl and Bogdan launched BluePenguin Software which became ZookaWare in 2011.
With his dad an engineer and his mom an accountant, numbers run in his blood. Bogdan, always fascinated with computers since a young age, received his first computer at the age of 12. By 13 he coded his first game in BASIC with Assembler routines. He received a bachelors degree from Valahia University and a Masters degree in Information Security from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. In 2004 he became employee #2 of ZookaWare. Bogdan lives in Romania with his wife and son.