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 OndaJunior Full-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.
Alex ArnoldEnterprise SDR
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.
Alexis TryonVP, Strategic Initiatives
Alexis is a professional generalist: She does a bit of everything here at The Muse and likes it that way! Her startup roots run deep - Alexis was previously the co-founder and CEO of Artsicle - and she loves advising new businesses in her free time. She graduated from UPenn, is a proud Texan at heart, and can’t get enough of Goldfish crackers.
Alex SchulteProduct Marketing Manager
A proud Atlantan-turned-Brooklyner, Alex is a veteran of the New York startup scene with a passion for helping businesses scale. As The Muse's Product Marketer, she does a little bit of everything, from B2B brand to product positioning to sales enablement. She's usually found talking about, cooking, and eating obscure foods; repping Williams College; and checking out art and live music.
Allison SandsEnterprise 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.
Alyse KalishAssociate Editor
As an Associate 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.
Amanda CorradoTalent Acquisition Specialist
Amanda is a proud New Yorker—born and raised! After graduating from Villanova University (go Wildcats!) she spent some time in the finance world at JPMorgan Chase before realizing her true passion is in HR and recruiting. When she's not finding amazing new people to work at The Muse, you can find her stalking dogs at Tompkins Square Park, having a Harry Potter movie marathon, or meal prepping.
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.
Andrew NugentAccount Executive
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Andrew moved to New York City after college to start his career and pursue his passion for sales. Now, he's on the West Coast team, working to get the best companies in the Southwest featured on The Muse. He spends his free time rooting for Boston's sports teams and hanging out with friends and family.
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 FajkowskiSenior Account 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.
Benji KaganEnterprise Account Executive
Benji joins The Muse after nearly five years in advertising and branding. Sales is the only job he'll ever do, so he is thrilled to be building out the Greater Denver area at The Muse. He hails from the Northern Virginia area where he played baseball for three years at George Mason University. Now, he lives in the East Village with his brother and their dog, RJ, who is named after Rick James. Yes, really.
Beth Senneway-HossainAccount Manager
Hailing from the great city of Pittsburgh, Beth made her way to NYC by way of LA, where she kicked off her career at a fashion eyewear company. After catching the startup bug and selling online advertising for Yelp, she's now an Account Manager at The Muse. When she isn't practicing the ukulele, trying out ClassPass classes, or exploring the city, she's eating her way through Brooklyn and smiling at dogs.
Brittany Di MarcoSenior Staff Accountant
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 LucasMultimedia Editor
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 Multimedia Editor 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.
Chiraag KapoorStrategy Manager
Chiraag loves finding creative solutions to challenging questions. After studying engineering at Cornell, he took his talents to Wall St. He always knew he wanted to get back to his engineering roots by building something tangible, and he got that chance at Percolate, implementing a slew of sales strategies. When not Musing, Chiraag likes to think he’s a Michelin star chef in his tiny EV kitchen.
Chris RyanTech Lead
Chris loves to build tools that help us discover and understand patterns, whether in nature or technology. After completing a PhD in biophysics from UC Berkeley, he moved from sunny California to New York City to do nonprofit data science work before eventually joining The Muse. He enjoys vegetarian cooking, is curious about everything, and makes his computer do the darndest things.
Christian GeraceBusiness 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.
Ciara DwyerStaff Accountant
Ciara is our very own Irish cailín who has joined the team as Staff Accountant. Prior to The Muse, she worked in the finance department of Mars, Inc. in Dublin. A recent stateside transplant, she's excited to grow her career internationally and explore all NYC has to offer. When she's not Musing, you'll find Ciara entertaining friends and 'attempting' to cook up a storm.
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.
Cristina BoehmerSenior Marketing Manager
As Senior Marketing Manager, Cristina is focused on finding more awesome companies to feature on The Muse. Born and raised in Chicago, Cristina did B2B marketing at another tech startup before moving to NYC for her next adventure. Outside of work, you can find her traveling, cooking, or discovering new concerts and restaurants.
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.
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.
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 RatnerAccount Executive
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.
Dara MeyerEnterprise Account Executive
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 (DAH-RAH).
Devante Lewis-JacksonSales Team Lead
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.
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!)
Eric KlugerIn House Counsel & Director of Operations
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.
Fatima FarmerCommunity Manager
As Community Manager, Fatima helps people navigate The Muse while jumpstarting their job search. A grad of The Fashion Institute of Technology, she was previously a beauty director for a lifestyle/beauty blog and a customer service specialist for a startup beauty company. When she isn’t Musing, she can be found attending music festivals, blogging, or relaxing on a beach... outside of NYC.
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.
Heather FreiserDirector of 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
Heatherlyn has been working in operations and management for 15 years and recently left the design field to manage The Muse's headquarters. She’s passionate about animal rights, music, and DIYing her way through life. Her life goal is to personify her idols Jane Goodall, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Amal Clooney. Heatherlyn hails from Phoenix, AZ and has been in New York since 2011.
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 MayrProject Manager, Engineering Services
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.
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 SanchezSales Team Lead
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 FrostExecutive Assistant
Hailing from Tamworth, Australia, Jessica studied fashion design in Sydney before picking up and moving to NYC. She worked at a men's fashion startup before joining The Muse to help its awesome leaders guide the team toward world domination! In her spare time she can be found searching for NY's cutest dog (please share any Insta accounts) and eating tacos or anything with a side of French fries.
Jimmy OkuszkaContent Associate
As a Content Associate, 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.
Jody PorowskiDirector of Coach Connect
Jody loves anything that has to do with people, business, and technology. With these passions (and perhaps the fact that her parents are a psychologist and a counselor) it only makes sense that Jody manages Coach Connect at The Muse. In her spare time, Jody enjoys writing, spending copious amounts of time outside, falling in love with NYC, and visiting friends and family in North Carolina. (Go Heels!)
John TannerPost-Production Assistant
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.
Kali BerryRevenue Operations Manager
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 EllmanCommunications Associate
Kayla put pen to paper at a young age and never looked back. After graduating from Wesleyan University with a degree in English Lit, she took agency life out for a spin before joining The Muse as a Communications Associate. When she's not craving salt and vinegar chips, you can find her strength training, buried in a book, or taking the subway in the wrong direction.
Kevin JanSenior Marketing 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.
Krystian TomasiewiczDigital Marketing Associate
A seasoned New Yorker (it’s been four years now), Krystian is proud of knowing where to grab the best bodega sandwich in the city. Besides searching for the best foods NYC has to offer, Krystian spends his weekdays reaching out to awesome companies in LA and San Francisco. His journey has taken him from Poland to Boston, Chicago, Tokyo, and now New York—and he says he's never leaving.
Kyle LeeAssociate Product Manager
Kyle's passion is helping others navigate their careers objectively and efficiently, so he's thrilled to be working on Muse Coach Connect every day. He's been in the talent industry since graduating from the University of Scranton, most recently running partnerships at General Assembly. Kyle is a hopeless Eagles fan and has a healthy obsession with fantasy football, data, and Rubik's Cubes.
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 GuerriniPerformance 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 RobertsDirector 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.
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.
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.
Marco TabiniVP of Engineering
Marco lives in Toronto, Canada, which he claims is colder than New York. Before joining The Muse, he helped lead the engineering team at a startup that focuses on data visualization. In his spare time, he likes to build odd electronic contraptions, spend time with his wife Emanuela and children Daniel and Andrea, and—strictly in the summer—camp and hike as often as possible.
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 KelleherFinance 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 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.
Megan SpagnolaAccount Executive
Meet Megan, a recent NYC resident who grew up outside of Philadelphia and received her B.S. in business at the University of Richmond. Her passion for The Muse stems from her own personal experience, so she is excited and determined to get the best Washington, DC area companies on The Muse. When Megan’s not Musing, she enjoys meeting new people and taking in all that NYC has to offer.
Megan WalshSenior Account Manager
Megan was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri and is a huge KC Royals baseball fan. She came from Relationship Science, a tech startup here in New York, and before that she worked in finance. In her free time she enjoys boxing, attending NYC concerts, and trying to find the best BBQ New York has to offer—even though she believes KC is hard to beat!
Meseret HaddisJunior Video 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 Associate
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.
Monica BallSenior Account Executive
Prior to joining The Muse, this Minnesotan worked in media and as a banking IT recruiter in Boston. Monica is excited to feature the best companies in Los Angeles on The Muse. When she’s not at work or the gym, she can be found reading restaurant menus, watching too much Bravo, or searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie in NYC.
Natalie GavilanesJunior Video Editor
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!
Neely KarthaFull-Stack Engineer
Neely brings her tenacious passion for building a great user experience all the way from Chicago, her hometown. She loves being inspired by great design, code, and movies. If she’s not developing or designing, she’s dancing, binge watching shows years after everyone else has watched them, or exploring the Big Apple one comedy show at a time.
Nicole MikhovEnterprise SDR
A born Hoosier, Nicole is a first generation Russian American and the first in her family to receive a college degree. She came to the city from Indiana to be her best self. Before joining The Muse, Nicole worked as a Software Account Executive at Upfluence. When she isn't with the fantastic people at The Muse, you can find her at a rooftop bar, awkwardly dancing at a concert, and walking her pup.
A California native raised in a geodesic dome, Obreanna has learned a lot in her 6+ years on the East Coast. She walks faster now, and has a knack for translating complex ideas into successful shoots. She’s excited to build on her experience from Anthropologie and Carrot Creative as The Muse’s first Producer. This Brooklynite is living by the 3Ps—pizza, podcasts, and puns—all day, every day.
Paula TulisClient Success Specialist
Paula recently moved to NYC from Austin, TX and is so excited to be a part of the Client Success 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.
Pete FosterSales Development Representative
Pete is a proud Bay Area native and graduate of the University of Richmond. Prior The Muse, Pete worked at a branding agency in Palo Alto and real estate firm in Mexico City. Outside of the office, you can find him at whatever establishment both serves tacos and allows him to watch Steph Curry hit absurd three-pointers. (It should be noted that Pete has been a loyal Warriors fan since 2002.)
Piyush SinghProduct Manager
Piyush joined The Muse to help build out awesome new products for our clients and members. Before joining, he took a year off to travel to fun places including India, Japan, England, France, and Monaco. Prior to that, Piyush helped build investment management products at S&P Capital IQ. In his spare time he loves to cook delicious things like fried chicken sandwiches and deviled eggs.
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 Assistant
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 NuttMid-Market 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 CohenContracts Counsel
As Contracts Counsel, Sam ensures stable transactions and contract administration between The Muse and its partners and vendors. He has a background in digital media and graduated law school with a certificate in Intellectual Property, Media, and Information Law. When he's not Musing, Sam takes part in NYC's vibrant arts and culture and scavenges Brooklyn for the best Bloody Mary.
Sam JoJunior Full-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 SlevinDirector of 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 SpragueSenior Product Manager
When she isn’t daydreaming about mini-pigs, Sarah is always thinking about how to improve The Muse product for our members. Before joining The Muse, Sarah worked on delivering great products, from mobile apps for PBS to data visualizations for GE to websites for indie musicians. Born and raised in New England, Sarah is a diehard Patriots fan just trying to make it in a city full of NY Giants fans.
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.
Steph SketlMid-Market SDR
Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Steph moved to NYC after living in Chicago for five years. After graduating from DePaul University, she worked in banking at Wells Fargo before joining The Muse. When she isn't Musing, she is exploring NYC, planning her next trip, or eating something delicious (and it's probably spicy).
Sunny RobertsMarketing Program 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.
Tiffany EckelbergDirector of PR and Communications
As Director of PR and Communications, Tiffany orchestrates The Muse's media and thought leadership 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.
Yanina OstrovskyProject 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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