Co-Founder & President
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Founder & President
Alex makes things work at The Muse. Our #1 list maker, she leads our business growth, innovation and operations. Alex was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Media, INC’s 15 Women to Watch in Tech and Business Insider’s 30 Most Important Women Under 30 in Tech. She is a frequent keynote on the future of work, productivity, and entrepreneurship. Prior to founding The Muse, Alex was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. She graduated from Yale University, and is an alumna of Y Combinator. Follow her on Twitter @acav.
Founder & CEO
Kathryn is the Muse's CEO and number one swashbuckler. Kathryn has spoken at MIT and Harvard, appeared on The TODAY Show and CNN, and contributes on career and entrepreneurship to the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. She was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Media and Inc.’s 15 Women to Watch in Tech. Before founding The Muse, Kathryn worked on vaccines in Rwanda and Malawi with the Clinton Health Access Initiative and was previously at McKinsey. Say hi on Twitter @KMin.
Meet The Team
Alexandra OstenSenior Account Manager
A Detroit native, Alex moved to NYC 8 years ago to pursue her BBA at Pace University in Arts & Entertainment Management and Global Marketing. At Pace, Alex completed 12 internships (CNN, NBC, CBS, UBS, and Glamour), was featured in Variety, and was class valedictorian. Prior to The Muse, Alex spent 3 years as an AM at Nielsen. In her spare time, Alex loves Broadway shows, shopping, and traveling!
Allen GrayAccount Manager
Born and raised just minutes outside of Boston, this UConn graduate relocated to New York City to work for The Muse. Prior to joining The Muse, Allen spent time working for Wayfair and CBS Sports. When he's not in the office, you can find Allen checking out new spots in Brooklyn, playing sports, or being obnoxious about all Boston sports.
Allison SandsSenior Account Executive
Born and raised in New Jersey with a huge amount of Penn State pride, Allison is a fist pumper both on the dance floor and in the conference room. Before joining The Muse, she helped brands market to consumers through experiential events and promotions. In her free time, Allison can be found strolling in the West Village, catching up on Netflix, or searching for the newest bars and restaurants.
Alyssa TattersallSenior Account Manager
After graduating from Penn State University, Alyssa spent her early career navigating the rough seas of the retail industry (she survived!). Born and raised in Saratoga Springs, NY, Alyssa is a true pop culture, Beyonce, and pizza enthusiast. In her spare time, you can catch Alyssa brunching in the East Village, crushing Real Housewives marathons, or cruising the great waters of Lake George.
Andrea NwokeSenior Executive Assistant
A Colorado native, Andrea moved East to study opera in college and grad school. She joined The Muse after supporting C-suite executives at Coach for several years. When she's not at the office, Andrea can be found teaching voice lessons, dressing up her teacup shih-poo (aptly named Tosca), biking along the Hudson River, traveling on a whim, or performing roles from the soprano operatic repertoire.
Angie DavidsonAccount Executive
A native of the South, Angie grew up outside of Atlanta and graduated from Auburn University in Alabama. Prior to joining The Muse, she worked in the fashion industry in PR and event production. In her spare time, you'll find her talking about Beautycounter and exploring New York by way of coffee shops, restaurants, and hotel lobbies (tip: free Wi-Fi and comfortable seating!).
Anna FajkowskiProduct Manager
Anna joins The Muse as an Account Manager, helping amazing companies build their employer brands. Prior to her role at The Muse, Anna worked in media advertising in New York, Chicago, and Boston. When she's not at work or running, you can find her spending time in Central Park, cooking in her tiny kitchen, and exploring theatre shows in NYC.
Annie BrecklingEnterprise Account Executive
Fun fact: Annie used to be an orchestra conductor! Yup, that person on the podium magically shaping the contours of music through gesture. She translated her experience leading and motivating musical teams to coaching companies on how they can inspire more top talent to apply through employer branding strategies. She's a risk-taker, loves to skateboard, and is fiercely devoted to chocolate.
Ashley StubblefieldDirector of Product
Ashley has worked in Product across many industries from Digital Media to AdTech, and loves finding ways to effectively mentor PMs, help teams get organized, and encourage companies to ship their very best Product. When not thinking about new features or streamlining processes, Ashley can be found traveling the world, reading crazy SciFi, or watching college basketball (Go Jayhawks!).
Brittany Di MarcoAssistant Controller
Brittany is a numbers girl here at The Muse (armed with a background in FinTech and public accounting), but her affinity for numbers doesn't stop at her desk: She can split any dinner bill with her eyes closed! Born and raised in NYC, Brittany knows how to keep busy. When she's not catching a Broadway show or vacationing in Mexico, she's doing pilates or earning Michelin stars in her home kitchen.
Carolina AlmonteClient Success Coordinator
Born and raised in NYC, Carolina graduated from Providence College where she took her research in Sustainable Fashion abroad to Brazil. After college, she worked in the non-profit and fashion industries. As a huge fan of The Muse, she’s excited to join the Account Management team and assist clients. Outside of The Muse, you can find her planning her next trip, cooking, or finding great deals.
Caroline LefaivreAccount Executive
From Kentucky but now a proud Brooklynite, Caroline joined us after a 10 year nonprofit career, working for organizations like Habitat for Humanity and PENCIL. Caroline is a graduate (and basketball fan) of the University of Kentucky and holds a MS in Nonprofit Management from The New School. Outside of work you can find her with her dog Harvey, at a beach, or searching for her next plane ticket.
Christina GiordanoAccount Manager
Hailing from NJ, Christina attended George Washington University and loved living in DC. Looking for a new adventure, she moved to NY to work at Yext. A proud user of The Muse, Christina was thrilled to to join the team as an Account Manager. Outside of work you can catch her attending events in NY, gyming, traveling, or reading. She's powered by coffee and female empowerment.
Connor WinterProject Manager, Client Services
When Connor isn’t making meals from scratch at home, building a random woodworking project, editing short videos for Instagram, or longboarding the streets of NYC, he’s helping clients to build amazing profiles. He’s also always down for whatever pickup sports game is happening. Before joining The Muse, Connor helped build out customer service at LuMee and worked as a freelance videographer.
Dan CampionSenior Account Executive
New Jersey born and a Seton Hall University Graduate, Dan began his career working as an international sales executive for Google's largest education advertiser. When he's not Musing, Dan can be found laying on the beach, in the gym, rooting for the Giants/Mets (unfortunately) or trying a new restaurant.
Dan GilletAssociate Manager, Account Management
Dan is a proud New Yorker—born and raised—who now lives in New Jersey. After graduating from The University of Maryland, he spent his early career on the agency side before discovering the NYC startup scene. He was the first employee at a small startup before joining The Muse. When he’s not Musing, you can find him exploring NY and NJ on his bike or in the kitchen trying new recipes.
Danielle DiFlorioEnterprise Account Manager
Danielle hails from the Jersey side of Philly, where she can often be found having Sunday dinner with her fun, loud, Italian family. She is excited to transition from the corporate world of JPMorgan and Ernst & Young and put her CPA to good use helping amazing companies attract top talent through The Muse. In her free time, you can find her exploring NYC, lounging at the beach, or planning her next meal.
Danielle PurslowSenior Enterprise Account Manager
Danielle hails from the Great White North (aka Canada) and has been an NYC implant for the past 8 years. She's thrilled to be a part of the Account Management team and loves helping her clients understand the importance of a strong employer brand. Prior to The Muse, Danielle dabbled in event management. Looking for her on a Saturday? Try any new NYC restaurant, yoga studio, or local concert venue!
Daniel ZanaSenior Video Editor
Daniel brings his video editing skills to The Muse after cutting his teeth on reality TV, feature documentaries, music videos, and nearly five years of shooting and editing online videos at B&H Photo. When he's not working on all things video, he does what is required by law for Brooklynites—biking, baking, and brewing beer—and spends time with his wife, Yaffa, and his daughter, Orly.
Dani GibbsSenior Accountant
After graduating from the University of Florida with a Master's in Accounting, Dani moved to New York City and spent some time in public accounting before joining The Muse's finance team. In her spare time, she can be found trying out new workout classes, watching Netflix, or hanging out with friends.
David BethoneySVP, Finance
David is our head Finance at The Muse where he leads Finance and Legal. Prior to The Muse, he was Head of Finance at Breather where he was part of a team that scaled it to become a major player in flexible workspace. He’s led finance for groups at Experian and NewsCorp after starting his career off at Microsoft. Outside of work, you can find him hiking biking and enjoying what NY has to offer.
Donnalyn RoblesProject Manager, Client Services
Donnalyn enjoys making authentic connections and loves helping companies create awesome profiles on The Muse. Before moving to NYC, Donnalyn lived in Montclair, the most charming town in NJ! These days, you can find her at a cozy coffee shop, museum, Trader Joe's, or exploring the city with friends.
Emily O'GormanDirector, Account Management
Hailing from Buffalo, NY, Emily is a (constantly disappointed) Bills fan. She joins The Muse as an Account Manager, helping companies find the best talent for their teams. Prior to The Muse, she worked at an SEO technology startup. In her spare time, she can be found attempting to be a good cook and seeking out the best chicken wing spot in NYC. (She's taking recommendations!)
Emily TedeschiEnterprise Account Executive
Emily was born and raised in Brooklyn before it was sexy. She spent 10 years in the nonprofit world before diving into the technology field, where she’s now helping large companies articulate their unique talent brand at The Muse. Some of Emily’s interests include listening to live music, watching HGTV, and indulging her never-ending sweet tooth.
Eric KlugerGeneral Counsel
The Muse's first attorney, Eric comes to us from a prestigious New York law firm. He always wanted to help an innovative startup grow, and The Muse seemed like the perfect place. Eric was born and raised in New York City and earned his JD from Cardozo. When he isn't helping with all things legal, he can be found playing hockey, enjoying a beer, and hanging out with his wife Katie and son Kenny.
Eurih LeeAccount Manager
Born and raised in New Jersey, Eurih is a lover of all things food, fitness, and employer branding. Before becoming a full-time Muser, Eurih worked as an English professor at Rutgers and NJIT. When she's not talking to HR folks about The Muse, you can catch her training for her next race or making banana bread.
Fred KacouAccount Executive
Born in NYC, raised in Montreal, and now back in NYC. Fred has been in the startup space since graduation - a natural career move, knowing he didn’t want to work in a bank. When he's not at the office, Fred enjoys exploring new spots in the city, as well as shooting hoops and playing rugby. He's also an avid Lakers fan (but tends to keep that detail out when talking to Knicks fans).
Fred SladkeySenior Engineer I
Fred hails from Massachusetts. He studied Music Production and Engineering at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Before joining the engineering team at The Muse, he was a sound engineer and taught web development at a coding boot camp in Manhattan. In his free time, you can find Fred playing with his band, walking his dog, and frequenting Dunkin Donuts.
Heatherlyn NelsonOffice Operations Manager
When she’s not managing The Muse’s office, business and facilities operations, spearheading office renovations, planning company-wide events, styling Muse video & photo shoots, or being the Muse’s one-woman hair/makeup team, you’ll find Heatherlyn working on DIY home renovations, co-hosting two podcasts, snowboarding, and spending some much-needed downtime with her animal pals in upstate New York.
Ian AxelrodPlatform Architect
Ian crafts the code that powers The Muse's back-end infrastructure. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, he now calls Liverpool, NY home. Before joining The Muse, he worked as a software engineer for the business intelligence startups Outbrain and NOMi. He details automobiles and studies neuroscience whenever he has time.
James MayrProduct Manager
James has enjoyed over two years at The Muse—first as a writer and editor for the Profiles Team, and now managing projects for the Product Team. Born and raised on Long Island, James left his humble hometown for SUNY Binghamton to pursue his love of learning. In his spare time, James enjoys composing music, making games, petting cats, and coding.
Jeannie KimEditorial Director
Jeannie started her career editing the “most embarrassing moments” column at a teen magazine. Since then she has led content teams at companies ranging from seed-stage startups to global media mega-corporations. A former health journalist, she’s always happy to talk your ear off about yoga, vaccines, and kale.
Jensen RongVideo Editor
Jensen was born and raised in Queens, NYC: the birthplace of 50 cent and Spiderman. He graduated from Baruch College on a full ride with a degree in Marketing Management, which is good because it meant that the damage from his hard pivot to Video Production was pretty contained. He thinks of dark and surreal jokes for his webcomic in his free time and watches YouTube video essays for fun.
Jessica PetersBusiness Operations Manager
Dual-citizenship for the win! Jessica lived in Toronto till she was 10 years old, then came to the states where she's now a full-time New Yorker. She started her career at Overstock.com, then entered the consulting world, where one of her clients was Berkshire Hathaway Media Group. When she isn't working, you can find Jessica and her husband in Las Vegas playing poker and chasing poker tours.
Jess PellIT Manager
After 4 years at Tumblr, Jessica brings her unique flair and eye for detail as The Muse's IT Manager. Spanning across the tech, fashion, and nonprofit industries, Jess has specially curated her skill in drying tears and high-fiving. When not at the office, Jess channels her inner Joanna Gaines at home. Her ultimate happy places are beach napping and unique dining experiences.
Joanne ChevalierFull-Stack Engineer
Joanne comes from French and Ivorian heritage and has lived in seven different cities across four countries. Previously a backend engineer at Dior in Paris, she is passionate about web design and is now transitioning into a full-stack role at The Muse. When she's not developing new features, you can find her attending life drawing classes where she loves to express her artistic talent.
John HylandSVP, Revenue
John was raised in the Northeast, now based in NYC for the first time. He runs the Revenue team here at The Muse. His experiences include startups and corporates; US and International assignments. He recently lived in Mexico City with his family and it's now their home away from home. John believes that everybody has something that the world needs and does not believe that Dan was Gossip Girl.
Joseph DutraVideo Editor
As a kid, Joseph fell in love with film the moment he first saw a Star Destroyer engulf the screen. After studying film at UC San Diego, he worked as a freelancer doing everything video, before turning his favorite client into a full-time job! He lives in LA where he spends his days laying on the beach, winning at board games, and being lit by the glow of whatever movie he’s watching that day.
Katie PerainoEnterprise Account Executive
Katie spends her days finding the best companies in San Francisco and making sure they're showcased on The Muse. Before starting at The Muse, she was in Chicago helping people discover awesome local companies on Groupon. As a recent transplant to NYC, Katie is searching for the best ice cream shoppes around the city, one cone at a time. She's also a proud Michigan State alum —Go Green!
Katy McClellanSenior Producer, Branded Content
Katy is a British transplant that emigrated from London where she had been working for almost a decade as a documentary producer & development executive for the BBC & Channel 4. She has written, directed & produced a variety of formats from half-hour documentary series to digital comedy shorts. Katy moved to NYC to produce branded content for leading brands (& pursue secret scripted comedy dreams).
Kayla EllmanContent Marketing Manager
Kayla put pen to paper at a young age and never looked back. After getting her degree in English Lit from Wesleyan University, she took agency life out for a spin as a copywriter before joining The Muse to create content for the marketing team. When she's not at work, you can find Kayla adventuring around New York, strength training, buried in a book, or desperately trying not to sneeze in public.
Kendra SwansonClient Success Specialist
Kendra just moved to NYC from Arizona and is slowly starting to rethink the ideology that the west coast is the best coast. Prior to joining The Muse, Kendra was traveling the country as a consultant for Alpha Chi Omega, a women's organization. When she's not at work, you can find her greeting every dog she crosses paths with, running along the east river, or singing along to Broadway hits.
Kerry FuscoSenior Account Executive
A proud Jersey girl and Amherst College graduate, Kerry moved to NYC after spending some time living on the West Coast. Prior to joining The Muse, she worked for an HR-Tech startup in the Bay Area and completed her yoga teacher training certification. In her spare time, you'll find her skiing, spike-balling, lounging on the beach, or listening to live music with a cold IPA in hand.
Lauren AdamsSr. Account Executive
By age 18, Lauren had moved 11 times; a trajectory that molded her into an adaptable and curious soul who thrives in diverse environments. International connectedness makes her tick—whether traveling to a remote dot on the map or simply hanging with foreign friends, she leans on her global experiences and multilingualism to cultivate that passion. There’s no country, wine, or hot sauce Lauren hasn’t loved!
Lauren McCulloughSenior Director of Marketing
Lauren has worked in digital media for the majority of her career, aside from that one year as a newspaper copy editor. She was one of the earliest social media editors at a major news organization, and eventually went on to work at Facebook and Tumblr. Lauren loves antiquing and spending time with her husband and two kids, a.k.a. she enjoys dragging her family to estate sales and thrift stores.
Lauren RobertsAssociate Director of Talent Acquisition
Lauren helps The Muse achieve total world domination, one Muse hire at a time. Before mastering the art of recruiting, Lauren worked in the art world creating transparency in the online market. When she’s not helping people find careers they love, you can find her exploring the New York art scene or baking miniature cupcakes in her equally tiny NY kitchen.
Lillian LandrumDirector of Talent Acquisition
Born in Germany and raised in Seattle, Lillian followed her heart and ended up in NYC! Lillian’s passion for helping people led to a natural fit in her current role in HR here at the Muse. When she’s not at home being a new mommy, you can find her at a good happy hour or rooftop with a glass of Prosecco taking in the beautiful views of the city.
Maggie DeGrootSenior Social Media Manager
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Maggie moved to New York City and spent time working on film and television social media campaigns. She blames this job for making her fall in love with the Fast and Furious franchise. When she’s not working, you can find Maggie cheering on the Green Bay Packers, live-tweeting the Oscars, or eating the best dumplings in Flushing.
Marc CorsigliaManager, Post Production
Raised in the swamps of Florida, Marc taught himself editing while getting a degree in finance at the University of Florida. Later, he moved to New York for a career in television post-production (and spent over a decade with BBCAmerica/AMC). In his spare time, Marc likes to read nerdy watch blogs and play with synthesizers. On weekends, you’ll find him chasing his kids in the local park.
Marcia HowardProduction Director
Prior to joining The Muse, Marcia was the Production Director for Fab’s European headquarters, located in Berlin, where she learned to appreciate doner, schnitzel, and currywurst—in lieu of learning German. Marcia brings a love for process and design to her role as Production Director at The Muse. She's a bibliophile, logophile, enophile, Francophile, and mom.
A native New Yorker, Matt has been passionate about technology ever since he wrote his first lines of BASIC as a child. After a misspent youth disassembling everything and reassembling most things, the only logical path was to make a career out of it. When he's not running the Engineering and Data teams, Matt can be found spending time with his wife and kids, cooking, eating, running, and golfing.
Matt JefferyTech Lead
Megan CullAssociate Account Executive
Born and raised in New Jersey, Megan always knew her career path would eventually lead her to NYC. After 4 years, Megan was ready to leave the world of sports management to make a career switch to sales (and she’s loving it)! When not at work, you can find Megan planning her next meal, enjoying time outdoors, or trying to convince her cat to like her.
Meredith SheddenProject Manager, Client Services
Meredith joins The Muse as a Project Manager after working in many facets of video production. From working in election cycles in both D.C. and at The Onion, Meredith keeps the power of visual storytelling (with a sense of humor) at top of mind. When not working on amazing client profiles, you will find Meredith exploring NYC or wagering which is the best Real Housewives franchise with her coworkers.
Meseret HaddisVideo Editor
Before joining The Muse, Meseret spent a majority of his time walking from where he grew up in North Dakota to NYC! Once he arrived he studied TV writing and worked as a camera technician at NYU, all while being scared of the bright lights. When he's not editing videos, he spends his time making things out of wood, napping in his hammock, and discovering the benefits of combustible engines.
Micah DayDirector, Sales
As a Sales Manager, Micah is responsible for overseeing the Wolfpack sales team in the southern region while ultimately ensuring the best organizations all over the world are represented as employers of choice on The Muse. When Micah isn't in the office den, she's usually playing soccer, cheering on the Green Bay Packers or listening to some old school rap and R&b.
Mike HongSenior Financial Analyst
Growing up in a small town in New Jersey, Mike always dreamed of living in a big city. After graduating from UVA with a degree in finance, this once small town boy first moved to Washington, D.C. and now is enjoying all the exciting new adventures that The Big Apple has to offer. During his free time, Mike loves to pursue new fitness goals and perfect his Madden QB passer rating.
Natalie GavilanesPost Production Coordinator
Natalie was born in New York City and raised in the Hudson Valley—the best of both worlds! She spent her college years trying out a journalism career before getting her master’s in media studies and film at The New School. Aside from perfecting videos and photos on The Muse, Natalie is always in search of a new TV show or podcast to dive into—recommendations are welcome!
Nick KafafSales Development Representative
As a Jersey native, Nick always knew he wanted to work in New York City. After about 2 years cutting his teeth at a tech recruiting agency, Nick found a home on The Muse's sales team where he builds relationships with companies across the country. Outside of work, Nick enjoys spending time with friends and family watching football, going to plays, and discovering new restaurants.
Nicolette FinderSales Development Representative
Growing up in Southampton, NY, Nicolette can never be too far from the ocean. A Mount Holyoke College graduate, she jumpstarted her sales career in NYC at Yelp. As a major fan of The Muse, she is so excited to finally join the SDR team! When she's not prospecting, you can find her teaching Pilates in BK, lounging at the beach with a craft beer in hand, or testing a new recipe in the kitchen.
Orel CohenOperations Manager, Coach Connect
From working in various industries including education, communications, and now the tech sector, Orel knows the career journey is a winding path, which has led him to collaborate on The Muse's career coaching services. Orel was born abroad, studied abroad (twice), worked abroad, and has visited 25+ countries. Despite this, he is always looking to discover more destinations.
Ralf MuellerMachine Learning Engineer
Originally from Leipzig, Germany, Ralf came to Nashville, TN to study computational chemistry at Vanderbilt University. After meeting his wife in a coffee shop, they decided to move to New York City where they now live with their son and cat, Ricky. Ralf joins The Muse to learn from, with, and without machines.
Ralph BlancoManager, Revenue Operations
Ralph is proud to be the Salesforce Solutions Architect here at The Muse. After several years in litigation e-discovery, he took up CRM, specializing in Salesforce, and has worked in multiple startups and public companies improving sales and support processes. A native New Yorker, Ralph enjoys music, geeking out on data and SaaS, and has a penchant for automating and operationalizing process.
Richard DillmanSr. Application Developer
A country boy from Indiana who found a passion for all things web. Richard is a Senior Application Engineer focusing on his soapbox issues, Page Speed, Testing, Documentation, and Accessibility. Asking about any of these could easily turn into an afternoon discussion. In his spare time he enjoys playing World of Warcraft, and watching sci-fi, fantasy, and historical documentaries.
Rinita TalapatraSenior Account Manager
Born and raised in India, Rinita moved to NYC for schooling. After spending the first few years of her career in fashion, she soon realized she wanted to be involved in the startup world and joined The Muse. Passionate about working with people, Rinita loves nothing more than helping her clients solve problems. Outside of work, you can find her spending time with her dog and her family.
Robin AlexanderSenior Enterprise Account Manager
After building sales teams in the fashion industry and at NYC startups, Robin is thrilled to join The Muse's Account Management team and help our clients navigate the avant-garde world of Employer Branding. When Robin isn't at work, she's trying out new recipes in her kitchen, listening to economics podcasts, and manipulating credit card points so she can go on (free) international adventures.
Robin FilanDirector of Analytics and BI
Robin graduated from Wellesley College and will always be a New Jerseyan no matter how long she has been in NYC. As the Director of Analytics and Business Intelligence she helps the Muse ensure data quality and data accessibility to make data-driven business decisions. When she's not saying the word "data" repeatedly she's thinking about Buffy the Vampire Slayer and what to make for dinner.
Roxanne ParnellAccount Executive
Born and raised in North Carolina, Roxanne always knew she belonged in New York City. After completing her degree at ECU, she moved to pursue a career in sales and marketing. An adept relationship builder and problem solver, Roxanne joined The Muse to help companies tell their story. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dog, a nice glass of Cab Sav, and never saying no to guac.
Sara BeamishSenior Project Manager, Client Services
Born and raised in North Carolina, Sara graduated from UNC Chapel Hill before working with small businesses to help grow their audience size and brand strength. She relocated to NYC to join a team that matches her personality and goals, and—voila!—she found The Muse. Sara is constantly outdoors with her dog, Zeppelin. She can also be found struggling to learn to cook and wearing lots of flannel.
Sarah HisigerSenior Account Manager
After a six-year stint living the life of a southern belle down in Nashville, Sarah decided to return home to New York. She joins The Muse as a Senior Account Manager and is excited to help clients understand the value of a strong employer brand. When she’s not at work, you can find Sarah at the nearest Equinox or menu stalking for her next meal (or for brunch next weekend?).
Shannon FitzgeraldDirector of HR
Shannon makes sure Musers are covered, from handling benefits to developing talent management processes. Before joining The Muse, she built and ran HR at a proprietary trading firm. A native of Chicago (Go-Go White Sox!), Shannon is excited to establish roots in NYC. She enjoys going to local coffee shops and wine bars, traveling, and spending time with her large family.
Sharon FederChief Content Officer
Sharon is focused on the future of content at The Muse and works across the company to create great editorial experiences for our users and partners. Before joining the company, Sharon led digital at Rachael Ray and played a key role building Mashable. When not at the office, Sharon can often be found hanging out with her daughter Bella and pup, Sunny.
Dubbed the family photographer at age 5, Shiri has always relied on a camera to share her unique storytelling perspective. Before joining the Muse, Shiri oversaw the production of TripAdvisor brand’s visual content at hotels and cruises worldwide. When she’s not helping share amazing client stories at the muse, you can bet she’s brainstorming photoshoot ideas for her dog Chaplin’s famous Instagram.
Stav ZivSenior Editor/Writer
A longtime word nerd and bookworm, Stav studied history and dance at Stanford and journalism at Columbia. Before joining The Muse, she was a staff writer at Newsweek, where she wrote about everything from Nazi hunters to Chinese adoptees to Good Girls Revolt, the real story and fictionalized TV show about a 1970 discrimination case at the magazine. She prefers sun and tolerates winters grudgingly.
Stefano SassuSVP of Product
Born and raised in Italy but now a proud Neworker, Stefano runs our Product Development efforts. He brought to the The Muse 20 years of experience leading profitable growth in the direct to consumer and business to business sectors. Outside of work you can catch him somewhere in world (he loves to travel!) or eating pizza.
Theodore AndrewRevOps Analyst
Theodore was born and raised in South Jersey and grew up with a love for all things outdoors. He later went to the University of Vermont, where he enjoyed lots of hiking and snowboarding. Seeking a more fulfilling career path, Theodore moved to NYC and joined The Muse. When he’s not working, you can find him escaping from the city by going for hikes nearby or just wandering around Central Park.
Toni ThompsonSVP, People & Talent
As head of The Muse’s People Team, Toni attracts, develops, and inspires people every day. She was a brand strategist and researcher before finding her calling in HR and talent management and working for a decade with McCann Erickson and Conde Nast. She's a proud graduate of University of Minnesota Twin Cities and loves diversity, data, and leadership. Fun to her means dancing, yoga, and family.
Travis SandersMachine Learning Engineer
Born and raised deep in the heart of Texas, Travis attended The University of Texas at Austin before moving to San Francisco with his wife in 2017. As a machine learning engineer, Travis enjoys creating scalable recommendation solutions for The Muse products. On weekends, you can find him flying his drone, golfing, or trying to find a new brewery in the Bay Area.
Tyler TamulinasProduction Assistant
Born and raised in Long Beach, NY, Tyler is the production assistant here at The Muse. While working as a cabana boy, he once found his way onto a movie set and was hired on the spot, before eventually finding his place on The Muse’s branded content team. Now, he creates motion graphics and hand-drawn animations both internally for our social media platforms and externally for client videos.
Zoey GubitosoStaff Accountant
After graduating with both her undergraduate and graduate degree from Kansas State University (Go Cats!), Zoey spent a short time living in Kansas City working in public accounting. She knew in her heart she belonged in NYC, so she packed up her things and joined The Muse’s finance team. In her free time, Zoey enjoys finding the best brunch spots, relaxing, and exploring the city.
Investors and Advisors
The Muse's Board of Directors includes Theresia Gouw of Aspect Ventures, Tom Mawhinney of Icon Ventures, Nancy Pfund of DBL Partners, and Chris Herrmannsen (Former European President, TMP/Monster and current EVP at Cielo), with Greg Mazanec of QED Investors serving as a Board Observer.
Additional investors include Y Combinator, Tyra Banks and Fierce Capital, Sallie Krawcheck (named one of Forbes Most Powerful Women in the world), Alexis Ohanian (Founder, Reddit), Great Oaks Venture Capital, Structure Capital, 500Startups, Dan Rosensweig (former COO of Yahoo!), Eric Ries (The Lean Startup), Cathie Black (former President & Chairman, Hearst Magazines), Tracy Brennan (Talent Agent at CAA), Anjula Acharia-Bath (Founder/CEO of DesiHits!), Jalak Jobanputra of FuturePerfect Ventures, Ruth Ann and Bill Harnisch of Peconic Partners, Gordon Crawford, Thomas Lehrman (co-founder of Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.), Ori Allon, Susan McPherson, Lisa Blau, Adam Quinton and WGI Group.
Advisors include Rachel Sklar (Change The Ratio; The Li.st), Nan Forte, John DesMarteau, and Melissa McCreery Reeves (Co-founder, The Muse; faculty fellow in cancer biology at UCSF).
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