Timshel is a privately held data service startup company run by Michael Slaby . Slaby was formally involved in the digital initiative of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Timshel has around 50 employees in Chicago and New York . 
The Groundwork is a privately held technology firm, run by Michael Slaby , which was formed in June 2014.  Campaign finance disclosures revealed that Hillary Clinton’s campaign was a client of the Groundwork.   Most of the Groundwork’s employees are back-end software developers such as Netflix , DreamHost , and Google . 
Michael Slaby currently runs the Chicago -based startup he founded, Timshel ,  which developed the platform known as The Groundwork .