About Us

Our Mission

Our Mission is to bring teams and the gig economy better together with a communication & networking platform that is more flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use for collaborations.


Founders Story

In response to the challenges in project collaborations, William and Michael Cook, a dynamic father-son entrepreneurial duo, recognized a gap in the market for flexible and affordable remote collaboration solutions. Armed with extensive experience leading major projects in both technical and creative domains, they saw the limitations of existing software in integrating seamlessly with the evolving gig economy.

The turning point in their journey came when they discovered the prevalence of digital business card networking lacking real workflow intentions and offering no real value beyond the basic networking functions. If the future of business cards is digital, then the next step is to create different processes that support and facilitate more collaborations. Traditional digital business cards are expensive and even charge subscriptions that offer almost no workflow integration. Tempi has emerged as the missing link, providing a dedicated and streamlined collaborative environment that perfectly aligns with the demands of businesses and professionals in the gig economy.

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Michael and William Cook are deeply passionate about supporting businesses and professionals during economic downturns with their platform, Tempi. Recognizing the challenges faced by businesses and freelancers alike, especially in times of recession, the Cook duo is driven by a commitment to empower individuals and organizations to navigate and overcome financial hurdles.

Tempi's unique collaboration infrastructure not only addresses the complexities of project collaborations but also serves as a lifeline for small businesses and freelance professionals by offering an affordable and flexible solution. By providing dynamic workspaces where freelancers and teams can seamlessly collaborate straight from their business cards, Tempi becomes a catalyst for efficiency and resilience. Michael and William's passion lies in fostering an ecosystem where Tempi becomes an indispensable tool for professionals to thrive, adapt, and succeed, even in the face of economic challenges.

About the CEO

In this economy we need solutions to make productivity and networking affordable, powerful, and intelligent.

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The CEO History

William Cook graduated from the US Military Academy.  Following graduation, as a US Army officer, he personally designed air defense operations and plans and software parameters for the US Army and NATO for the new Patriot missile system (the nation’s first software driven weapon system).  William then left the Army and became the manager of Patriot Command & Control development at Raytheon in Massachusetts, which included his instrumental role in the deployment of Patriot’s missile defense capabilities used in Desert Storm.  William then designed and led the development of the THAAD Missile Defense Battle Management system as Lead Engineer at Litton in southern California, leading over 230 engineers to develop the new software system that fights the entire battle automatically with its artificial intelligence.  William and his team invented new software design methods that affect and are used in software engineering to this day.  At Litton, William was the youngest recipient in history of Litton’s highest lifetime achievement award for Technical Excellence and Leadership at 34 and was later asked to be VP of Engineering at 38.  Northrop Grumman acquired Litton for $5 Billion two years later.

After successful development of THAAD, William left Litton to found his own engineering firm, Intelligent Systems Research, Inc. where he immediately began by designing an extensive functional architecture for ordering and fulfillment in the new Starbelly.com company in Chicago during the height of the Dot.com boom – the first of the Group On founders’ earlier companies, helping them sell Starbelly.com in January 2000, only four months after William’s initial design work, for $240M to Halo, Inc., with William’s fulfillment system design cited by Halo executives as a key reason for the sale.  Following the starbelly.com success, William grew his engineering firm to assist Lockheed Martin in architecting their MEADS missile defense system and the Army in creating and designing their new Integrated Air & Missile Defense Battle Management System (IBCS), now under development by a team led by Northrop Grumman.

William’s leadership, design work and sales efforts have been instrumental in Billions in sales revenues for an entire group of aerospace and commercial companies over the past 30 years, and created some of the most sophisticated systems in the world, with built-in artificial intelligence and unparalleled automation.