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
Adam ReichardtMultimedia Producer
Adam Reichardt loves to make people look stunning on camera. A photographer from an early age, Adam studied journalism at Pace University and was a total college newspaper nerd. Since then, he has bounced around NYC startups, bringing his camera with him every step of the way. Always searching for a way out of the city, he dreams to one day own a goat farm and make viral videos of goats.
Adi DehejiaChief Financial Officer
Adi is the Chief Financial Officer at The Muse. Adi was born in India before moving to the U.S. at 11. He has spent the last 25 years in the telecom, media, and tech industries, as both an investor and an operating executive. Outside of work, Adi enjoys spending time with his wife and teenage sons, listening to music, cooking, doing crosswords, as well as playing golf and ice hockey (both poorly).
Ai OndaFull-Stack Engineer
Ai was born in Tokyo, where she grew up disliking sushi. The pioneer of engineering in her family, she studied computer science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. After graduating, she landed her first full-time job as a Junior Full-Stack Engineer at The Muse. When she’s not programming, you can find Ai reading, exploring new restaurants, or laughing out loud.
Alexandra OstenAccount 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!
Alex ArnoldAssociate Account Executive
Ohio born and a Kent State graduate, Alex began his career as a software engineer for a large insurance company - the only logical next step being to move into software sales in NYC. Trading in his WRX for dreams of thin crust pizza, Alex is embracing the constant distractions of fast-paced city life that keep his mind off of Cleveland sports.
Allen GrayOutbound SDR
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.
As an Editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was always born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.
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.
Andrea SiegelAccount Manager
After graduating from Tulane University with a degree in marketing, Andrea was an Account Manager at an SEO agency in New Orleans. Despite becoming a very proud New Orleans Saints fan (Who Dat!), the Miami native made her way to New York and joined The Muse! When she isn't working, you can find Andrea attempting to memorize Lady Gaga and Beyonce music videos or traveling.
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 FajkowskiAssociate Product 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.
Antoine TroadecJunior Data Scientist
Antoine mines the value in data and help Musers to use it to reach their business goals. Before joining The Muse, this French native made a stop in Montreal to eat bagels and do quantitative analysis for an Economics Research Center. He is now dedicated to making the best out of growing mountains of data... and eating more bagels.
Brittany Di MarcoAccounting Manager
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.
Chantel LucasSenior Producer, Branded Content
After spending time as a film editor and shooter, Chantel managed brand projects for a network of 100K+ freelancers at Contently. It's no wonder, then, she finds herself at home as a Senior Producer, Branded Content at The Muse where she helps our clients tell their stories. Like any good (read: not annoying) ex-grad student, Chantel will gladly regale you with stories of pursuing her Master's in the UK.
Charles LuxtonTech Lead
After graduating from college, Charles worked for a large banking and insurance company in Brisbane, Australia. After deciding he wanted a change in scenery, he packed his bags and moved to New York to join The Muse. When he's not busy coding, he can be found exploring the city, rock-climbing, or struggling to decide what to have for dinner.
Christian GeraceSenior Business Intelligence Analyst
Joining The Muse after two years at Johnson & Johnson, Christian uses his experience and passion for data to help the company make better business decisions. When he's not Musing, he is a janitor at an esteemed college, where he answers some of the world's toughest math problems, unbeknownst to the staff and students.
Connor WinterProject Coordinator, 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 GilletAccount Manager
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 DiFlorioManager, Client Project Management
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 PurslowEnterprise 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 GibbsStaff 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.
Dan KelskeEnterprise Account Manager
A former talent sourcer and online recruitment manager, Dan knows how hard it can be to attract and retain top talent. By coming to The Muse, Dan hopes to make that process a wee bit easier for clients by implementing customized employer branding solutions. When he's not Musing, Dan can be found traveling to countries near the Arctic Circle, skiing, and yelling at his roommate’s cat, WarChild.
Dan RatnerSDR Manager
New Jersey born and a UConn graduate, Dan began his career running operations for hunger-relief and food sustainability nonprofits. He recognized the awesomeness that is The Muse and hopped on board to spread the good word to companies throughout the Chicago area. Aside from Musing, you can find Dan practicing his headstand or long boarding in search of the best $1 slice of pizza in NYC.
Devanté Lewis-JacksonSales Team Lead
Devanté comes to The Muse after spending time with Nissan North America, tackling the company's sales and marketing data. Prior to Nissan, he spent four years at Apple Inc., helping small businesses, training employees, and selling amazing products to amazing people. He now spends his weekdays growing the Atlanta market and his weekends playing rugby, eating Pad Thai, and working on his MA degree.
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.
Before joining The Muse, Dustin, a CPA, was a Senior Manager with Connor Group, where he advised pre-IPO tech clients on finance and accounting issues. He previously served as the Controller at TheLadders.com and Howcast.com and started his career at Deloitte & Touche providing audit and M&A services. For fun, he enjoys playing guitar, riding his bike, and inventing new BBQ recipes for the grill!
Elysia NiemiEnterprise Account Manager
Elysia uprooted herself from the great state of Colorado to help the remarkable companies on The Muse find equally remarkable employees. Before joining The Muse, she worked at a Denver startup that enabled brands to connect with customers using social media. When she's not Musing, you can find her stalking dogs at Prospect Park or (poorly) attempting to navigate one of the city's boroughs.
Emily O'GormanManager, 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.
Eunna OhInbound SDR
Eunna is a Massachusetts native with a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Rollins College. She's worked at startups in Boston and Orlando (the latter to escape the cold winters) and now, she's adding the Big Apple to her list having missed the fast pace lifestyle. When she’s not at The Muse, you can find Eunna laying on the beach, coming up with ideas, and daydreaming about Australia.
Eurih LeeOutbound SDR
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 KacouOutbound SDR
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 SladkeyFull-Stack Engineer
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.
Hannah Connolly SackettProduct Marketing Manager
Growing up in DC, Hannah was always drawn to politics—but after one internship on the Hill, she knew she needed a new passion. Turns out she's a pretty epic storyteller, which serves her well as a Product Marketer at The Muse. When she's not working, Hannah can be found reviewing boutique fitness classes, training in the boxing ring, and generally loving big city life as a tenured Manhattanite.
Heather FreiserVP, Branded Content
Heather’s relationship with The Muse began in 2013 when she interviewed CEO Kathryn Minshew for Bloomberg's Street Smart (a show she spearheaded for two years). Now, she’s our VP of Branded Content! When Heather’s not helping brands tell their stories—using the content marketing chops she earned from Contently—she’s hanging out at Beginnings, the restaurant she owns with her husband.
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 AxelrodTech Lead
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.
Jacob GambinoDesign Director
If Jacob was a program, he’d be Photoshop. After building sites for brands like Blue Apron and Muhammad Ali, he joined The Muse with a wealth of experience in interface, design, and production. When he isn’t busy firing off Layer Comps, you can find him obsessively alphabetizing his record collection (2,000+), hiking various mountain ranges, and waking up entirely too early on the weekends.
James MayrAssociate Product 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.
Jennifer ChandlerBranded Content Editor
As a Branded Content Editor at The Muse, Jennifer helps brands tell their stories. Prior to The Muse, Jennifer worked as an attorney in New York and Denver. She's excited to transition from the legal world and put her creativity to work for awesome companies. Newly based in Kansas City, when she's not out sampling BBQ, you can find Jennifer at home reading and perfecting her pasta sauce.
Jenni wrote her first book at the age of five. While it didn't quite take off, she's continued to write and edit whenever possible. She feels very lucky to have a career that allows her to do just that. When she's not Musing and daydreaming about being a dog owner, she's either working through her Netflix queue or baking. Or, ideally, a combination of both.
Jesse SanchezAccount Executive
Jesse's first job was growing a national youth mentoring program for students with learning disabilities. Now, he's bringing his passion for community building and storytelling to The Muse Sales Organization after working for Google's Learning and Development team. When Jesse isn't Musing, he's usually bringing people together by hosting BBQs and potlucks and cheering on Cal Berkeley football.
Jessica PetersBusiness Operations Project 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.
Jimmy OkuszkaContent Manager
As a Content Manager, Jimmy helps bring the hundreds of company profiles to life on The Muse. A New Jersey native, Jimmy studied International Business at Northeastern University and has lived in both Italy and Greece. He loves coffee, traveling, astrology, and discussing all things pop culture.
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.
John TannerAssociate Producer
John loves making movies and drinking cold brew. At 19, he shot a music video for a Grammy-winning band you’ve probably never heard of, and just recently finished writing/directing his best short film to date (in his opinion). When John's not creating beautiful file-trees for the profiles team, he can be found reading mediocre sci-fi novels, singing in his room, or writing screenplays.
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.
Josh LieblingVideo Editor
Josh is generally curious about life, enjoys learning new things, and has a strong passion for crafting, sharing, and telling stories. He loves how they have the power to help people better connect and understand one another. When he's not working, Josh likes comedy clubs, cooking, trying new restaurants, dancing, movies, theater, attending fun workshops here in NYC... and cookies.
Kali BerryDirector of Revenue Operations
Kali (yes, it rhymes with Halle Berry) is a natural puzzle and problem solver. When she's not using those skills at Wheel of Fortune, she’s optimizing the sales process at The Muse. Originally from Texas, Kali now lives in New Jersey with her husband and two cats, Arya and Dexter. When she’s not Musing, you can usually find Kali powerlifting or reading the next good book.
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!
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 SwansonInbound SDR
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 FuscoAccount 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.
Kevin JanSr. Branded Content Distribution Manager
Born and raised in New York City, Kevin is an avid email geek. Prior to joining The Muse, Kevin spent three years developing email programs at Penguin Random House. In his free time, he can be found hitting up the tennis court, hanging out at a concert, or enjoying a night on Broadway.
Kevin JohnsonSenior Data Engineer
Born and raised in Canada, Kevin got his dream start in tech after college by joining a YC backed startup in San Francisco. After meddling with many distributed systems and eating lots of tacos in the Bay Area, Kevin joined The Muse where he continues to do one of the aforementioned activities. When he's not in front of a computer, Kevin prefers to be on the slopes or hiking in the wilderness.
Laura BrothersManaging Editor
As our Managing Editor, Laura helps companies bring their stories to life. Hailing from Rochester, NY, she now lives outside of our nation’s capital, by way of New York City. When she’s not reading for fun, you can find Laura baking something chocolate-y or mentally planning her next trip.
Lauren GuerriniSr. Marketing Manager
As Performance Marketing Manager at The Muse, Lauren is in charge of growing our user base through awesome digital media campaigns. Before joining The Muse, Lauren honed her paid acquisition talents on the marketing team at Shutterfly. When she's not in the office, you can find her snacking on dried mango and/or running around New York with her best pup, Cooper!
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.
Maggie DeGrootSocial 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.
Mansoor MalikIT Support & Network Administrator
When Mani isn’t hanging out with his pup, riding his bike everywhere, or cooking up a storm, you'll find him implementing new technology and systems and making sure all Musers have their tech needs met. Prior to joining The Muse, Mani played minor league baseball, spent seven years training geniuses at Apple, and most recently worked in the nonprofit sector at charity: water.
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 Manager at The Muse. She's a bibliophile, logophile, enophile, Francophile, and mom.
Since accidentally starting her career in graphic design, Marcy has helped brands in both New York City and New Zealand shape their image. Now, she's a designer at The Muse! When she’s not creating awesome graphics for us, you can find Marcy sculpting, wandering the streets of Brooklyn, or traveling around with her camera.
Matthew KelleherDirector of FP&A
Matt is the architect behind The Muse’s finance and accounting functions. Prior to The Muse, Matt was a management consultant and advisor for developing media, advertising, and related technology companies. Outside the office, Matt can be found competing in offshore sailing races or chasing the steeps in Vermont and across the West.
Matt JefferyTech Lead
Matt McCortAccount Executive
Matt joins The Muse after working in the educational consulting industry, helping students to explore and pursue their personal ambitions. He is excited to be working with the East Coast sales team as they build relationships with some of the best companies in the country. Outside of work, Matt likes to spend time with friends and family, preferably embracing the ski/beach bum lifestyle.
Matt NovensternFull-Stack Engineer
Matt is, as they say, only human. In other words, he's a carbon-based bipedal life form descended from an ape. Despite his humble origins, he's managed to live (at least a little) on three continents. He studied physics, specifically optics and quantum computing, until he couldn't any longer. He enjoys computer and human languages, and has a soft spot for the ones that others tend to dismiss.
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 DaySenior Sales Manager
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.
Michelle CostelloHR Generalist
A word nerd from a young age, Michelle received her BA in English from Marist College before finding her home at The Muse. Now, as part of the HR team, she loves helping Musers succeed on a daily basis. In her free time, you can catch her re-watching The Office, waiting in line at Chipotle, or convincing herself to go for a run.
Mike HongFinancial Analyst, FP&A
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!
Neil SchulmanMarketing Operations & Insights Lead
New Jersey born, raised, and educated, Neil has been working in marketing operations for software startups for 10 years. When he's not in the office somehow turning random marketing numbers into actionable marketing insights, Neil can usually be found watching hockey (Let's Go Devils!), traveling around the world, or sitting in front of the TV frantically searching for a new (old?) show to binge.
Paula TulisAM Operations Analyst
Paula comes to NYC from Austin, TX and spends her days supporting the Account Management team at The Muse. After graduating from American University and dabbling in the PR world for a bit, she decided to try her hand at customer/tech support, and the rest is history. When she's not at work, you can find her practicing yoga, exploring the city, or looking for breakfast tacos.
Ralph BlancoSalesforce Solutions Architect
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.
Robin AlexanderAccount 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.
Ryan AtwellOffice Coordinator
Originally from Maryland, Ryan moved to NYC for college and never left. Before joining The Muse - where he is extremely honored to have been bestowed with a key to the snack closet - Ryan worked in his alma mater’s Career Services office. When he isn’t helping keep The Muse HQ in order, Ryan can be found seeing a Broadway show or sitting on his couch watching Hell’s Kitchen.
Ryan NuttOutbound SDR
Jersey born and raised, Ryan successfully made it up and down the East Coast (with a brief stint in San Francisco) before joining The Muse. He's proud to have been in attendance to witness the Clemson Tigers become National Champions in 2017 and will carry the moment with him for a lifetime. When he's not living in the past, Ryan enjoys fiddling on the guitar and golfing in great weather.
Sam JoFull-Stack Engineer
Sam studied physics and hopped around the country (spending time in Oregon, Vermont, and his beautiful home state of New Jersey) before landing on the engineering team at The Muse. When he’s not dreaming about catching the winning touchdown pass from Eli Manning in the Super Bowl, you can find Sam writing code, staying active, or embarking on the occasional Netflix binge.
Sam SlevinVP, Account Management
Sam runs the Account Management and Client Success teams at The Muse, helping companies attract and retain the best talent. He has spent the last 9+ years building and growing account management teams at a number of multifaceted network SaaS companies in the tri-state area. When he’s not at work, you can find Sam at MSG, walking while eating a slice of pizza, or running along the West Side Highway.
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 HisigerAccount 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 an 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.
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.
Sunny RobertsEvent Marketing Manager
Sunny brings her sunshine to The Muse, where she manages events and programs for The Muse's awesome customer community. Before The Muse, Sunny bounced around New York and Los Angeles, planning fundraising events for over 30,000 participants and working at a Michelin-starred restaurant. In her spare time, you can find her pinning pictures of flower arrangements or attempting to make the perfect Manhattan.
Theodore AndrewOutbound SDR
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.
Tiffany EckelbergSenior Director of Communications
As Senior Director of Communications, Tiffany drives The Muse's corporate communications, PR, and brand strategy. A fashion industry survivor and tech PR maven, she's managed PR for major players including Facebook, HP, and Bleacher Report. When she's not Musing, you can find her hitting golf balls at Chelsea Piers. She's also a Tokyo native and fluent Japanese speaker.
Toni ThompsonVP of 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.
Trevor TarnoffInbound SDR
Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Trevor recently graduated from the Boston University Questrom School of Business and is starting his professional career at The Muse. He recently moved into Manhattan and is getting used to living in a new city. When he's not at work, you can find Trevor cheering on all of Boston's sports teams, enjoying a drink with friends, or rewatching Entourage.
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.
Will MahleSr. Outbound SDR
Born and raised in New Jersey, Will is a proud graduate of the University of Scranton. He comes to The Muse with a background in IT Recruitment (and with a brief stint in the golf industry). When he is not at work, you can find Will hanging with friends, watching The Office, or trying to improve his golf game ("trying" being the keyword).
Yanina OstrovskySenior Project Manager, Client Services
Yanina is a fun, movie-quoting Gemini. When she is not reciting lines from her favorite rom-com, she is helping clients set up beautiful company profiles. Prior to working at The Muse, Yanina worked within medical simulation. Feel free to reach out to discuss onboarding at The Muse—or recent episodes of your favorite TV show (she's probably watching it, too).
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 Caribou Honig 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 (Co-founder, The Muse; current cancer biology PhD student at UCSF).
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