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.
Adam RennaBusiness 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 LarssenEditor-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 MurrayBusiness 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 EndersSenior 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.
Danielle DiFlorioOnboarding 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.
Dejen TesfagiorgisBusiness 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-JacksonBusiness 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. FreemanVP 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.
Elliott BellDirector of Marketing
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 GreenawaldEditor at The Daily Muse
As an Editor at The Daily Muse, Erin has an unhealthy adoration of taking sentences and making them shine. In her search to figure out what she wanted to do with her life, Erin journeyed to the Galapagos to try her hand at environmental filmmaking, jetted to Copenhagen to study Urban Design, and spent hours in the kitchen contemplating quitting it all for culinary school.
Erin HaysOperations Associate
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 LoeligerCreative 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 HobbsHead 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.
Jena VivianoBusiness 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 MaierManaging 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.
Lindsay MoroneyChief 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.
Mark WasmundSales 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, ensureing The Muse continues to only work with the best companies around.
Matthew FordBusiness 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).
Meha AgrawalBack-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 DayBusiness 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 HurleyBusiness 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 SwaningsonBusiness Development Associate
Nichole recently traded in sunny Florida's laid-back, beautiful beaches for the vibrant, fast-paced city life! When she's not working in our very own backyard to bring awesome companies to The Muse, she enjoys practicing Pilates, taking her pup Willow to the dog park, and counting down the days until the new Game of Thrones season premiers. She's also on a mission to find the city's best pho.
Niki QuinteroDirector of Company Relations and Partnerships
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 ValentinuzziVideo 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 PritzkerAccount 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 'Shon' DalezmanFull-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 OstrovskyBusiness 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 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 JarmonOffice 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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