About Us


Company

SixBit Software was introduced in Feb. 2009, but our roots go far deeper than that. You may know us as the team that created “AuctionAssistant” (1997), “Seller’s Assistant” (2001) and “Blackthorne” (2005). For years, we have been developing desktop auction management software for eBay sellers and we're now happy to offer you our biggest and best eCommerce tool to date. We hope you join us and track our progress as we continue to grow.

Our Mission Statement

At SixBit Software, it is our mission to provide, low-cost, fully featured eCommerce management software to make entrepreneurial individuals and small companies more successful selling on the internet.

Our Beliefs

We believe the marketplace is more vibrant, and better served with a large number of smaller sellers, rather than just a small number of corporate sellers. We believe that actions speak louder than words, and encourage you to monitor our progress. We believe in always telling our customers the truth, even when it isn't what they want to hear. We believe that users of our software are partners. We believe that it is absolutely imperative to have users involved with the design and testing of our applications throughout their entire life cycle. We believe that every internet seller is different and requires different features, support and pricing options. We believe that a selling solution should grow with its users. It should be easy enough to allow new sellers to list their first item, and be capable of handling hundreds of thousands of sales.

John Slocum 
President 
SixBit Software LLC

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John Slocum

John Slocum

President/Founder

In 1997, John founded Blackthorne Software and developed AuctionAssistant, the very first eBay seller tool. John sold Blackthorne to eBay in 1999 where he continued to work leading the development of Seller’s Assistant and eBay Blackthorne until starting SixBit in 2009. No one in the industry has been developing eBay seller tools longer than John.

Amy Brennan

Amy Brennan

Customer Technical Support Lead

Before joining SixBit in 2013, Amy was a small business owner who learned the importance of satisfying her customers. She teaches a course locally in Leadership and brings those skills to us here at SixBit.

Brandon Thompson

Brandon Thompson

Staff Developer

Brandon started as an intern and later joined the team full time after completing his Computer Science degree in 2015.  Brandon is responsible for developing several internal tools and most recently has been working on our Etsy integration.

Steve Moody

Steve Moody

Senior Developer

Steve is a graduate of Mansfield University and began his eCommerce career in 1999 at Blackthorne Software. He became an eBay employee after the acquisition of Blackthorne where he went on to work on Seller’s Assistant and eBay Blackthorne before becoming one of the pioneering members of SixBit in 2009.

JC Ryan

JC Ryan

Senior Customer Technical Support

JC is a veteran of the United States Air Force. He performed hardware maintenance at NORAD and later went on to sharpen his support skills working for NASDAQ, local government and at Support.com. At SixBit, he continues his support role while also managing our internal networks, servers and phone systems.

Jeremy King

Jeremy King

Staff Developer

Our newest developer, Jeremy is also a recent graduate of Mansfield University.  Jeremy was instrumental in developing our Amazon support and is most recently working on the Etsy integration.

John Manning

John Manning

Senior Developer

Our final SixBit pioneer, is also a graduate of Mansfield University and has worked for 15 years in the eCommerce industry. John joined eBay as a member of the Blackthorne team in 2001. At eBay, he worked on Seller’s Assistant and later became an integral part of the eBay Blackthorne development before joining SixBit in 2009.

Steve Lea

Steve Lea

Customer Technical Support

Steve honed his software and testing skills at companies like Keen Transport and N-Link. Steve’s background in programming and testing make him well suited for tackling technical customer support issues.

Dustin Sherburne

Dustin Sherburne

Customer Technical Support

After earning a degree in Computer Science from Corning Community College in early 2016, Dustin joined the team as our newest Support Specialist.