Kathryn Minshew
Founder & CEO

Alex Cavoulacos
Founder & COO

Kathryn Minshew
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.


Alex Cavoulacos
Founder & COO

Alex makes things work at The Muse. Our #1 list maker, she leads our Product and Operations teams. Alex has spoken on WNYC, at SxSW and was named one of INC’s 15 Women to Watch in Tech and TIME's 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2014. She is a frequent keynote on 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.

Meet The Team

Adam Renna, Business Development Associate

Adam Reichardt

Multimedia 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.

Adam Renna, Business Development Associate

Adam Renna

Business Development Associate

Before joining The Muse, Adam helped restaurants take their business to the next level as a business analyst for SinglePlatform. Now, the Long Island native works hard every day to help grow The Muse's presence in the Chicago market. Outside of work, Adam can be found playing in basketball leagues, defending Gotham as Batman and Robin with his nephew, and eating an ungodly amount of Italian food.

Adrian Granzella Larssen, Editor-in-Chief

Adrian Granzella Larssen

Editor-in-Chief

As Editor-in-Chief, Adrian is the mastermind behind The Muse's daily career advice (but was also an event planner, a marketer, and an online communications pro before finding her dream job). She is a nationally recognized career expert and speaker, holds a BA and MBA from Pepperdine University, and spends her free time flying back and forth between the coasts.

Allison Murray, Business Development Associate

Allison Murray

Business Development Associate

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.

Ana Enders, Senior Front-End Engineer

Ana Enders

Senior Designer and Front-End Engineer

Meet Ana, nerd and designer at heart. Ana likes to spend her time designing and developing beautiful interfaces for an awesome web experience. She loves interior design, having a spotless home, mid-century modern furniture, waffles, and the French language. She has two insane pets, Toby and Butters—and their bad behavior is in no way a reflection of her parenting skills.

Ariana Barreto, Business Development Associate

Ariana Barreto

Business Development Associate

Ariana received her BA in public relations and advertising while managing retail operations at Jonathan Adler and TUMI. Before moving to the Big Apple, Ariana lived in Chicago, where her obsession with deep dish pizza began. When she's not finding amazing companies in Seattle and Portland, you can find her dancing salsa and bachata.

Danielle DiFlorio, Onboarding Specialist

Danielle DiFlorio

Onboarding Specialist

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.

Dara Meyer, Business Development Associate

Dara Meyer

Business Development Associate

As a native New Yorker and Millennial college grad, Dara experienced the challenges of finding her dream job in NYC. After stumbling across The Muse, she used reverse psychology to join the team (and it worked!). When Dara is not helping companies in Pennsylvania shine, she can be found working hard in the gym, cheering on the NY Giants, or teaching people how to pronounce her name (DAH-RAH).

Dejen Tesfagiorgis, Business Development Associate

Dejen Tesfagiorgis

Business Development Associate

As an adorable 10-year old, Dejen’s (Day-Jin) first job was making and selling beaded animals to fireworks spectators in his hometown, Madison, WI. Years later, he founded ArtsApp, a digital portfolio company for college-bound musicians. He comes to the Muse after soft careers as a little brother, laser tag instructor, resident advisor, music teacher, project manager, and saxophonist.

Devante Lewis-Jackson, Business Development Associate

Devante Lewis-Jackson

Business Development Associate

Devante 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.

Douglas P.B. Freeman, VP of Sales

Douglas P.B. Freeman

VP of Sales

Doug helps the best companies in the world navigate the recruiting world and understand the value of featuring their culture and careers on The Muse. Before joining The Muse, he helped build sales orgs at hibu and LivingSocial. Doug has a bachelor's degree from Ohio Wesleyan Uni, loves @manutd, is proud to play lacrosse for team Scotland, and loves hangin' with his wife, Libby and son, Alasdair.

Dylan Michael, Sales Manager - Eastern North America

Dylan Michael

Sales Manager - Eastern North America

Dylan is a veteran of online recruitment who understands the value in quality hires and their relationship with corporate culture. He was an early leader for Indeed.com's humble beginnings before being tasked with launching the team's first international office and sustaining company culture globally. In the unlikely event that he's not working, he's probably traveling or playing with his two pugs.

Elliott Bell, Director of Marketing

Elliott Bell

Director of Brand Strategy and Community

Elliott is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, but opted for startups over 16-hour days as a line cook (for the better hours and fewer burns, of course). Previously, Elliott spent six years doing marketing for Seamless.com.com and worked on Iron Chef America. When he isn't Musing, he is playing basketball, making chicken stock, eating bread, or trying to understand rap lyrics on rapgenius.com.

Erin Greenawald, Editor at The Daily Muse

Erin Greenawald

Senior Editor, Branded Content

Erin believes in the power of content to spread ideas, build communities, and engage people—which is why she spends her days helping employers and brands do just that. During her time at The Muse, Erin has also worn the hats of personal website expert, video producer, Shutterstock wrangler, and company librarian. Erin is always looking for new places to explore, and almost never says no to tea and a croissant.

Erin Hays, Operations Associate

Erin Hays

Content Manager

Erin makes sure company profiles on The Muse are as phenomenal as the companies behind them. She’s earned BA degrees in Theater and Psychology from Yale and an MFA in Playwriting from Northwestern. Before joining The Muse, she researched monkeys in Puerto Rico, sang backup (once) for Michael Bolton, and worked as a Theater Assistant at The Gersh Agency. In her spare time, she likes to sleep.

Fatima Loeliger, Creative Director

Fatima Loeliger

Creative Director

Fatima’s job is to make sure that there are always amazing companies and exciting opportunities to be found. Fatima received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard where she was involved in many editorial pursuits, and came to The Muse after working with TFA in Chicago. When not making The Muse world a better place, she can be found wandering NYC, out for dinner with friends, or embarking on new adventures.

Jason Hobbs, Head of Audience Development

Jason Hobbs

Head of Audience Development

Jason loves Mexican food, year-round sunshine, and driving up the coast, so he moved to NYC. Wait, scratch that. He moved to NYC to be the Head of Audience Development at The Muse. Prior to The Muse, he spent his career doing digital marketing for dotcoms and ad agencies before starting a digital agency in music (from The xx to Kenny G). After hours, he enjoys eating his way through NYC, cooking, and improv.

Jeffry Harrison, Business Development Associate

Jeffry Harrison

Business Development Associate

As a member of an Army family and having been in the Army himself, Jeffry has lived in 10 states and five countries. After his military time, Jeffry helped veterans in DC and IT pros in New York find jobs as a recruiter. Now, he's finding great companies to feature on The Muse. In his spare time, he's seeing the best new music artists, bicycling, or aggressively searching for NYC's best tacos.

Jena Viviano, Business Development Associate

Jena Viviano

Business Development Associate

Hailing from the spirited city of Pittsburgh, Jena bleeds black and gold. When she isn't cheering on the Steelers, she loves helping Houston companies tell their story on The Muse. Before joining The Muse, this Southern belle wannabe reported live from the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. She's a believer in divine intervention and thinks that almond butter can solve any problem.

Jenni Maier, Managing Editor

Jenni Maier

Managing Editor

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.

Jessica Huang, Business Development Associate

Jessica Huang

Business Development Associate

Jessica's journey has taken her through incredible experiences like working at the Super Bowl, moderating corporate events in Amsterdam, and making deals in the fast-paced world of enterprise software sales. Following her passion to help others, Jessica now focuses on working with companies in New England to showcase their culture and careers on The Muse. In her off hours, she loves playing tennis and traveling.

Jimmy Marsanico, Data Scientist

Jimmy Marsanico

Data Scientist

Meet Jimmy, The Muse’s first data scientist. Equipped with experiences working in software consulting and a master’s from Carnegie Mellon, he’s helping Muse teams gain insight from the site’s vast amount of data. But, he’s not all numbers and stats. A native New Yorker, Jimmy enjoys tossing a football in Central Park, cooking up a killer steak, and playing guitar (poorly, just ask his neighbors).

Katie Peraino, Business Development Associate

Katie Peraino

Business Development Associate

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!

Lauren Roberts, Talent Acquisition Specialist

Lauren Roberts

Talent Acquisition Specialist

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.

Lindsay Moroney, Chief of Staff

Lindsay Moroney

Chief of Staff

After 10 years in the NYC art world, Lindsay swore she would never leave the arts unless she found a company with a mission as inspiring as Wangechi Mutu’s watercolors. The Muse is it. She brings her operations experience, as well as her passion for travel (need a good banh mi place in Vietnam?), career advice (The Muse!), and keeping everyone moving forward, to this growing team.

Maranda Elkin, Business Development Associate

Maranda Elkin

Business Development Associate

Looking for the best kebabs or closest FedEx in small town (or big city) America? Maranda's got you covered! She visited 43 states solving healthcare challenges for execs at her last job, and she now helps companies in California tell their stories on The Muse. In her time off, you'll find her running on the High Line, trying out a new restaurant, or listening to an NPR podcast (it's cool to be nerdy).

Mark Wasmund, Sales Manager - Western North America

Mark Wasmund

Sales Manager - Western North America

When not trying to outshine his twin siblings (yes, siblings—he's a quadruplet!), Mark is busy telling great "bad" jokes. He comes to us from central New York, home of the best basketball team around: the Syracuse Orange! As a result, he spends the latter part of March a very sad Orange fan. Mark runs our west coast sales operation, ensuring The Muse continues to only work with the best companies around.

Martha Souder, Business Development Associate

Martha Souder

Business Development Associate

Martha came to New York from the Midwest and still has a hint of a Minnesotan accent. After working in sales for another young company in the city, Martha joined the Muse team and now works to make sure the top companies in Ohio are featured for the world to see. When she isn't Musing, Martha can be found running the Chelsea piers, grabbing Sunday brunch, or catching up on the latest season of anything on HBO.

Matthew Ford, Business Development Associate

Matthew Ford

Business Development Associate

Before coming to The Muse, Matt helped aspiring graduate students achieve their education goals. When he isn't cheering on Colgate's rugby team, you can find him refereeing all over the Northeast. He is currently waiting for his family's next batch of Labradors to come along (but would really prefer a dire wolf).

Matthew Kelleher, Finance Manager

Matthew Kelleher

Finance Manager

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 McCort, Sales Development Representative

Matt McCort

Sales Development Representative

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.

Meha Agrawal, Operational & Creative Director

Meha Agrawal

Back-End Engineer

We typically see Meha dancing to the latest jams while coding up Muse features. A USC grad, she founded Women in Computing, choreographed dance shows, volunteered in South Central LA, and interned with Microsoft and CitrixOnline all before landing her first job at Goldman Sachs. Besides Musing (and missing REAL Mexican food), she’s most likely avoiding awkward silences or planning a vacation.

Micah Day, Operational & Creative Director

Micah Day

Business Development Associate

As an inquisitive and competitive only child growing up in a rural NJ town you’ve never heard of, Micah always knew she wanted to do big things. She’s doing just that by ensuring the best companies in the Washington, DC metro area are represented on The Muse. Before joining The Muse, Micah worked at Quirky, where she hustled to get incredible invention ideas onto the shelves of major retailers.

Mike Hurley, Business Development Associate

Mike Hurley

Business Development Associate

Mike hails from North Jersey where he dominated in all sports, continuing to play Division 1 football for Towson University. Before joining The Muse, he was a senior consultant at Main Street Hub, where he helped connect small businesses to consumers using social media. When Mike isn’t developing the Los Angeles market for The Muse, you can catch him scarfing down dumplings or playing with his Golden Retriever, Shayla.

Nichole Swaningson, Business Development Associate

Nichole Swaningson

Business Development Executive

Nichole comes to us via sunny Florida. While she gets nostalgic for warm winters, she wouldn't trade NYC (or its amazing pho) for anything. When she's not working to bring on great clients in our own backyard, she's hanging with her pups Willow and Olive, practicing Pilates, and counting down the days until Game of Thrones premieres. She's also on a mission to keep her main elevator bike usage on the DL.

Niki Lowry, Director of Company Relations

Niki Quintero

Director of Company Relations

Niki makes sure the best companies in the world have everything they need to make their next great hire. Prior to joining The Muse, she worked as a financial advisor for the Lowry Group at Smith Barney. Niki holds a bachelors degree from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley and resides in SF. When not musing, you can find her wandering around the Ferry Building or planning her next party.

Patricija Valentinuzzi, Video Coordinator

Patricija Valentinuzzi

Video Coordinator

Patricija makes sure Muse partner companies and their cultures are presented and packaged in the best possible way, combining her video editing skills and design background to create compelling video and motion graphics presentations for clients. When she's not Musing, she’s running around San Francisco’s numerous hills or experimenting with fresh Californian ingredients and recipes to create healthy treats.

Rebecca Pritzker, Account Manager

Rebecca Pritzker

Account Manager

Rebecca works with The Muse's amazing clients to help them fulfill their hiring and employment branding goals. Before The Muse, she was a sales and marketing specialist at DuPont and an environmental enthusiast at UPenn. When she isn't Musing, Rebecca can be found trying NYC's trendy exercise classes and pretending to understand football.

Shlomo Dalezman, Front-End Engineer

Shlomo 'Shon' Dalezman

Full-Stack Engineer

As a full-stack engineer, Shlomo spends his time building the latest interactive features that you see on The Muse. A Michigan grad (Go Blue!), he led student teams consulting for Israeli startups and interned with Onavo (in Tel Aviv) and the Barbarian Group before beginning to Muse right after he graduated. When he isn’t Musing, he can usually be found cooking some of the best hamburgers in NYC.

Yanina Ostrovsky, Business Development Associate

Yanina Ostrovsky

Business Development Associate

Yanina is a fun, movie-quoting Gemini. When she is not reciting lines from her favorite rom-com, she is helping Chicago-based companies tell their stories on The Muse. Prior to networking in the Second City, Yanina worked within medical simulation. Feel free to reach out to discuss potential opportunities at The Muse—or recent episodes of your favorite TV show (she's probably watching it, too).

Yusuf Simonson, CTO

Yusuf Simonson

CTO

Yusuf is a chef, avid ukulele player, and hip-hop artist. Unfortunately he does all of those poorly, so he sticks to his day job writing software. Prior to The Muse, Yusuf has worked as a developer at companies both big (Microsoft, IBM) and small (dotCloud, Transloc), and as an Associate Product Manager at Google.

Zack Jarmon, Office Manager

Zack Jarmon

Office Manager & Operations Associate

Born and raised in Paris, France, Zack learned the ins and outs of a business at a very young age. After completing his BS in LA, he joined The Muse making sure the team operates as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Organizational and operational master by day, health, yoga, and cat fanatic by night, Zack likes to spend his free time watching movies and cooking gourmet meals with his wife.

Investors and Advisors

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!), Chris Herrmannsen (Former European President, TMP/Monster and current EVP at Pinstripe & Ochre House), 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 (Founder, The Muse; current cancer biology PhD student at UCSF).


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