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Josh Billigmeier

Josh Billigmeier

Josh Billigmeier is the CEO and co-founder of Fireside and has been with the company since it was just a crazy idea with his co-founder Jeff Mascott. He co-founded Fireside on evenings and weekends by building a content management system for Press Secretaries. In those days, you had to be a webmaster with knowledge of FTP and Frontpage or Dreamweaver to publish websites, but the Fireside Web platform helped busy hill staffers quickly get press releases, photos, and files published to their website without any webmaster expertise. Before founding Fireside, Josh worked at several telecommunications and software testing startups. After transitioning to focus on Fireside full-time, Josh coded the first versions of Newsletter and CRM. He then took on the role of Head of Product Development and began building and leading a strong development team. After serving as the Head of Product Development, he transitioned into the CEO role in 2018. Josh lives in Silver Spring with his wife Joanna and his four children: Mackenzie, Jackson, Paisley, and Finn. In his spare time, he enjoys retro gaming, electronics projects, a smattering of Python programming, and sports. Fun fact: Josh is banned from Full Caff coffee by the Fireside Team.

Recent Posts by Josh Billigmeier:

by Josh Billigmeier on December 22, 2021

2021 has been a huge year for Fireside. Many offices have shared that they’re eager for new tech solutions to combat the shifting challenges that offices face. Like always, we’ve …

Topics:CaseworkMailroomCOVID-19Policy Monitoring

by Josh Billigmeier on May 26, 2021

For those that have not heard, I have exciting news to share! Fireside is taking the next step in our journey by joining FiscalNote, a leading provider of global policy …


by Josh Billigmeier on December 22, 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, I find myself reflecting on the ways the year has affected Fireside and the congressional offices we serve. Remote work has extended far beyond …

Topics:Remote WorkCOVID-19

by Josh Billigmeier on September 22, 2020

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about how the pandemic has impacted Fireside, so I wanted to share a couple of key areas that we adapted to keep our clients …

Topics:NewsletterCOVID-19Telephone Town Hall

by Josh Billigmeier on July 30, 2018

I’m excited to announce that the Democracy Fund has given Fireside21 a $100,000 grant to explore the application of machine learning in our constituent relationship management platform. Machine learning is …

Topics:TechnologyMachine Learning

by Josh Billigmeier on September 09, 2016

Farewell Summer Interns 2016 (photo from our Capitol Hill field trip!) Summertime means the Hill is a quiet place, so at Fireside21 our development team takes advantage of the lull …