About Us

E. Castedo Ellerman, Technical and Managing Director

Castedo has developed software for over two decades. His favorite projects are applications of mathematics, ranging from finance to genetics. On Wall Street, Castedo worked as a quantitative software developer for the investment bank Bear Stearns. At New York University, he studied at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He graduated with a Masters of Science in Mathematics in Finance. To find out more, visit castedo.com.

Before starting Gene Heritage, Castedo analyzed family DNA as a fun mathematical challenge. He generated reports for three generations of his family with raw DNA data. The R software he developed he released as an open source package. Later, Castedo and Joe Silver, the Creative Director of Designomotion, launched Gene Heritage.

Joseph Silver, Creative Director

Joseph has been a designer for television networks and leading advertising agencies since 1994. After helping launch design and animation studios at Nickelodeon and the NBA, he founded Designomotion in 2006. As Creative Director of Designomotion, Joseph oversees the production of motion graphic videos for clients such as FedEx, ADP, Go Daddy, the New York Police Department, the United Nations, and FireEye.

Joseph studied Fine Arts and Anthropology at Columbia University.