Founder & CEO
Founder & COO
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.
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 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).
Adrian Granzella LarssenEditor-at-Large
Adrian was The Muse’s very first employee (ask her about the early days!) who built the Muse editorial team from the ground up. Now, she serves as Editor-at-Large, launching new content products and sharing expert career advice with Muse audiences online and off. When she’s not Musing, you’ll find her planning her next dinner party or international vacation.
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.
Alexis RoumeliotisEvents Manager
As Events Manager at The Muse, it’s no surprise Alexis loves brainstorming creative ideas and watching them come to life. Before moving to NYC, she studied Communications and Media at Northeastern University in Boston. When Alexis isn't at work, she’s most likely rocking the mic at karaoke or on the search for her new favorite hot sauce.
Alex SchulteChannel Partnerships Manager
From the biggest companies in the world to the fastest-growing startups, Alex's passion is building and maintaining strategic relationships. So it's a perfect fit that she's now helping The Muse grow through partnerships! A proud Atlantan-turned-Brooklyner, she's usually found talking about, cooking, and eating obscure foods; repping Williams College; or checking out art and live music.
Alexsis BassOffice Coordinator
As a NYC native & office ninja extraordinaire, Alexsis walks, talks & thinks fast. She believes in tequila & thinking outside the box (unless the box contains pizza). Before joining The Muse, Alexsis was a litigation paralegal & eventually honed her knack for putting the "fun" in functional at Songkick.com. Some of her favorite activities include catching up on New York Magazine, live music, and Broad City.
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 CorradoAssociate Talent 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.
Ana EndersEngineering Manager
Ana likes to spend her time making sure the engineering team is a well-oiled machine. When she's not coding, she's focusing on how to make engineers happy and productive. 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.
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 DavidsonSales Development Representative
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 FajkowskiAccount 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 TroadecBusiness Intelligence Analyst
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 SennewayAccount 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.
Chantel LucasEditor, 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 Branded 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 LuxtonSenior Full-Stack Engineer
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.
Chris RyanSenior Data Scientist
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.
Christina MarkadakisTalent Acquisition Specialist
As the Sales Recruiter, Christina is responsible for seeking out top talent to join this fantastic organization. She's always had a passion for recruiting and helping people find the right fit, and when she stumbled upon The Muse, she knew it would be the perfect spot. In her spare time, you can catch her binge watching Shark Tank, cheering on the New York Jets, and taking a spin class.
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.
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.
Curt ClaussLead, Sales
Born and raised in California during the Shaq and Kobe era, Curt is a diehard Lakers fan currently showcasing Chicago's best companies on The Muse. Willing to go the extra mile, Curt drives those around him and creates a winning culture wherever he goes. Curt typically spends his free time throwing down rim-rattling dunks on mini hoops and going to music festivals across the country.
Danielle DiFlorioClient Onboarding Manager
Danielle hails from the Jersey side of Philly, where she can often be found having Sunday dinner with her fun, loud, Italian family. She is excited to transition from the corporate world of JPMorgan and Ernst & Young and put her CPA to good use helping amazing companies attract top talent through The Muse. In her free time, you can find her exploring NYC, lounging at the beach, or planning her next meal.
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-JacksonAccount Executive
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!
Dylan MichaelManager, Sales - Northeast
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.
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'GormanEnterprise Account Manager
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 Care, Team Lead
As Community Care Specialist, 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 Director 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 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 AxelrodSenior Backend Engineer
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.
Isaac SassonSales Development Representative
Born and raised in New Jersey, Isaac has always been an avid tennis player and beach-chiller. After recently graduating from Rutgers University with a degree in Human Resources, he fulfilled his dreams in pursuing a sales career for a startup in NYC and landed an amazing job at The Muse. When Isaac isn’t Musing, you can find him playing sports by the shore or hanging out with friends and family.
Jacob GambinoLead Designer
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 MayrContent Manager
James joins The Muse after two years of teaching high school English and technology in New York. Born and raised on Long Island, James left his humble hometown for SUNY Binghamton to pursue his love of writing, a passion that comes into play every day editing on the Profiles team. In his spare time, James enjoys composing music, making games, petting cats, and learning new things.
Jeff PashDirector, User Engagement
After jobs in hospitality (bus boy, cook, bartender), agriculture (beekeeper, trout farmer), the arts (artist, curator, professor), technology (developer, project manager, product manager), and marketing, Jeff is a natural fit at the Muse. When he's not chasing his two young children around, he dreams about his next career move—running a fruit and vegetable farm in Hawaii.
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.
Jenn SeideAccount Manager
Born and raised in Boston with a little too much Red Sox pride, Jenn made her way to New York to help companies solve problems, big and small. As an Account Manager at The Muse, she works with clients to show off their culture and attract rockstar talent. When she’s not Musing, you can find Jenn on the tennis court, writing comedy sketches, or stalking dogs on Instagram…all while dancing.
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 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 MarsanicoManager, Business Intelligence
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).
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.
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!)
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 EllmanMarketing Copywriter
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 Marketing Copywriter. 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 JanEmail 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 TomasiewiczSales Development Representative
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 LeeCoaching Operations Specialist
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 BrothersEditor, Branded Content
As our Branded Content 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 RobertsTalent Acquisition Manager
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 MoroneyVice President of Strategy and Operations
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.
Madison LarsonAccount Executive
Madison made the cross country journey from Southern California to NYC to pursue her dream of living in the Big Apple. Before joining The Muse, she worked at Xerox, finding technology solutions for companies. When she isn’t finding awesome employers to put on The Muse, she is watching Bronco football, cuddling with her pup Archer, and getting lost in New York with her amazing friends.
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.
Maranda ElkinEnterprise Account Executive
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).
Marcia HowardProduction Manager
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.
Mark WasmundEnterprise Team Lead
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.
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 JefferySenior Full-Stack Engineer
Matt McCortSales 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.
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 WalshAccount 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 DayManager, Sales - South
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 Coordinator
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 BallAccount 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 KarthaJunior Full-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.
Nick BrickerAccount Executive
Nick joins The Muse after his time playing professional German football (yes—American football). He is excited to be working with the West Coast sales team and utilizing his education background to build relationships with the best companies in the country. When Nick isn't Musing, he loves spending time with his friends and family, preferably watching his beloved NY Giants or any funny movie.
Nigel MunozFull-Stack Engineer
Nigel loves the intersection between form and function, striving to combine solid engineering and design to create awesome products. As a game designer with several published games, he brings with him insight into what it takes to create fun and engaging experiences that'll keep users wanting more. He hails from NYC and is a Williams College grad. When not working, you'll find Nigel playing games.
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.
Peter BrooksDirector of Growth Marketing
As SEO Manager, Peter's primary focus is growing organic traffic. Prior to joining The Muse, he helped lead SEO strategy at 360i, representing multiple Fortune 500 companies. In his spare time, he enjoys running, hanging out with family, traveling, playing basketball, and waiting for the Knicks to win a championship.
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.
Quran (Q) MarshallSenior Operations Manager
A native Long Islander, Q studied Sports Management in undergrad and Management and Leadership in grad school. He then worked at Apple, where he gained skills in leadership, sales, and operations. Most recently, he was Business Operations Manager at Success Academy, where he opened a new school in Queens. In his free time, he loves laughing with his family, playing video games, and reading.
Rachel OlickerAccount Executive
Born in NYC, Rachel traded in the Big Apple for Georgia peaches (and biscuits) for her college years. Back in NY, it's no surprise she loves helping Southern companies share their stories on The Muse. Rachel's background includes promoting local businesses on Yelp and spearheading salon partnerships at Vive. In her spare time you can find her taking selfies, belting Adele, and binge watching HGTV.
Sal MarcianoAccount Manager
Sal has recently traded his life out on Long Island for the fresh air of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to joining The Muse, he spent five years at Apple as an Account Manager. Now, Sal is focused on making (and keeping!) our Muse clients happy. Outside of work, you can find him either reading, eating, or sleeping.
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 FitzroyVP of Business Development
Sam helps job seekers connect with amazing companies on The Muse through a growing network of partners. Before joining The Muse, Sam built industry partnerships for Indeed. Sam has been living in NYC for almost 10 years and is still in pursuit of its best burger. Know a good one? Email him at [email protected]
Sam JacobsChief Revenue Officer
Sam is Chief Revenue Officer for The Muse. The child of diplomats, he grew up overseas (India, Israel, El Salvador), always returning to the DC area between tours. He's spent the last 18 years building high-growth companies and teams. Outside of work, Sam enjoys spending time with his family, reading, running (somewhat) competitively and playing chess (poorly).
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.
Sara BeamishStrategic Onboarding Specialist
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 SpragueProduct 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.
Stacey LastoeSenior Writer/Editor
Stacey joins The Muse with an extensive background in writing and editing, most recently heading up Refinery29's contributor network. When she's not training for a marathon or hosting a dinner party, she can be found at an off-Broadway show, vintage shopping, or seeking out the city's best Manhattan. She's obsessed with her dog and has an unabashed affinity for mayonnaise.
Stephen BlyFull Stack Engineer
Stephen hails from beautiful and exotic Bergen County, New Jersey and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University. Previously a big data engineer at Foursquare, he looks forward to transitioning into a full-stack role at The Muse. In his free time, you'll find Stephen playing video games, learning about technology and economics, and watching horror movies.
Steph SketlSales Development Representative
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 RobertsClient Onboarding Specialist
Sunny brings her sunshine to The Muse, where she helps West Coast companies build stunning profiles. 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.
Tim DearbornManager, Sales
Tim is passionate about helping people be the best version of themselves. His method? Pushing them out of their comfort zones to reach their full potential on any given day. A father first, Tim loves spending any minute he can with his son. When it comes to Legos, Tim says they have a great system: "I build, he plays." (Though he later admitted he plays, too...)
Toni ThompsonHead of Talent & HR
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 OstrovskyClient Onboarding Specialist
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).
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.
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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