About Us
About Us

An Organization to Stop Texting and Driving

TextNinja Co. is a research and design company building tech products around digital wellness and automotive safety. The company was founded in 2015 and is based out of Chicago, IL. In 2016 the company merged with Drive Beehive out of Philadelphia, PA.

Our goal is to improve people’s use of technology so that it can be safely integrated into our lives. Our approach focuses on positive incentive and the psychology of habit to create long lasting improvements in safety, awareness, and phone habits. Phones and other smart tech are not going away, so it’s important that our use of them keeps in mind the priorities of our everyday lives.

Distracted driving is a widespread problem and encompasses many varieties. We started TextNinja in 2013 with a focus on texting and driving. What we found was that the larger problem of distracted driving had its roots in digital wellness and awareness. Today, we are uniting safety groups, people with a story to tell, solutions, and technology – all to help people use technology safer and smarter.

“We are proudly the official app of PADD (People Against Distracted Driving)”
Official App of People Against Distracted Driving

Other Partner Organizations Trying to Stop Texting and Driving

APB Foundation is an organization fighting to Stop texting and driving
The Conor Lynch Foundation works to end distracted driving
National Organization for Youth Safety is trying to stop texting and driving
Students Against Destructive Decisions is an organization against texting and driving

The Team Working to Help End Distracted Driving

Vince Roth
President, US Strategic Partnerships
John Fiorita
Chairman of the Board
Huy Doan
Business Development
Even the first time Huy was introduced to TextNinja he knew he could offer his expertise to bring meaningful support to the team. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Insurance Read More
Jeff Paykin
Business Strategy Advisor
It all started when Jeff graduated from Northwestern University. His itch for building businesses led him to Accenture where he worked with Fortune 500 and PE clients to disrupt industries Read More
Jess Goodwin
Chief Operations & Communications Officer
Originally from the small town of Seymour, IN, Jess studied Business and Communications and Culture at Indiana University in Bloomington, and has only been living in Chicago for a few Read More
Ted Goodwin
Youth Advisor
With degrees from Kent State in Rhetoric and Communications and a Masters in History from the University of Northern Colorado, Ted knows how to pinpoint meaningful issues and address them Read More
Pete Ramirez
Chief Technology Officer
Pete has over 20 years of experience in software development and has become the main brain of the TextNinja app development. A Chicagoland native, he graduated from IIT with a Read More
Jim Ramirez
Founder & CEO
After earning his degree in engineering in 2006, Jim spent 6 years with Accenture and served clients across the United States and in Australia. Today he is venturing out to Read More
Eric Redline
Product Manager
Nick Maschinski
Chief Design Officer
When he is not working passionately on a powerful design solution at gravitytank, a Chicago based innovation consultancy, Nick offers his time and skills to the significance and finesse of Read More