Dan Fink, Managing Director
Dan oversees the Money-Media business unit, which was acquired by the Financial Times in 2008. Money-Media is a native digital publisher with over 130 staff, 10 products, and operations on three continents. Money-Media sits within FT Specialist, the Financial Times' specialist publishing division, and publishes premium news across multiple industries. Dan is a member of the FT's senior management group, is the chairman of the FT's 401k investment committee, and sits on the executive advisory board for multiple publishing industry groups, including Renewd, MediaGrowth, and the AM&P Network. Dan earned an MBA at Indiana University and was a national champion gymnast.
Renee Tsintzas, Senior Associate
Renee Tsintzas supports the managing director of Money-Media in an executive assistant capacity. She is primarily responsible for calendar management, travel itinerates, creating slide decks, filing expense reports, and leading special projects. In addition, her role includes ensuring the office is running effectively on a day to day basis. Previously, she worked for LPL Financial as an executive assistant. Renee has a B.A. in Merchandising from SUNY, FIT.
Dennis Asselta, Group Head, Financial Advertising
Dennis is responsible for managing the financial advertising team as well as working with partners on integrated advertising solutions across both the Financial Times and FT Specialist. Dennis graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with a degree in Policy Studies.
Emily Robbins, Senior Account Director
Emily is responsible for selling advertising solutions across the Financial Times and Money-Media portfolio, including print, digital, mobile and bespoke opportunities. Prior to joining the team, Emily worked in client management at advertising agencies in New York and Washington D.C. She helped clients develop marketing strategies and oversaw creative development and execution of fully-integrated campaigns. Emily graduated from Towson University with a degree in Business Administration and Mass Communication.
Matt Patrizio, Account Planner
Matt is the account planner for Money-Media/FT. In this role he will be responsible for supporting the financial advertising team as well as the others on the floor, he'll have responsibilities across the FT and Money Media. Matt is based out of New York, he recently joined the Money-Media team in 2022. He graduated SUNY Oneonta with a B.S. in Communication Studies.
Jessica Truglia, Senior Account Director
Jessica is responsible for selling advertising solutions across the Financial Times and Money Media, including print, digital, mobile and bespoke opportunities. Jessica has held many sales roles. Most recently at Usablenet where she was responsible for selling mobile platform solutions. Jessica holds a B.S. in Business Administration: Concentration, Marketing from Monmouth University.
Dorothy Von Ahnen, Account Executive
Dorothy is an Account Executive for Money-Media. In this role, she is selling advertising solutions across the Financial Times and Money Media, including print, digital, mobile and bespoke opportunities. Dorothy joined the New York team in August 2022 with previous advertising sales and software sales experience. She graduated with a B.S. in Marketing from W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University in 2017.
Egon Smullyan, Vice President of Commercial Operations
Egon manages the customer support team and, database marketing team, and is responsible for the fulfillment of and operations for all of Money-Media’s subscription products. Egon received his B.A. in psychology from Columbia University in May of 2005 and joined the company shortly after graduating.
Peter Carnavas, Project Manager
Peter is involved in assisting various processes for Money-Media brands. Previously, he worked in technical recruiting. He is a graduate of the City University of New York: Staten Island with a B.S. in Corporate Communications.
Christopher Hennessy, Director of Data Intelligence
Chris oversees the company’s business intelligence, web analytics, and database marketing functions. In addition, he designs and implements solutions for storing, managing, and processing key commercial operations data and—as a Salesforce.com Certified Advanced Administrator—assists with the development, configuration, and administration of Money-Media’s CRM database. Chris holds a B.A. in Philosophy, cum laude, from New York University.
Kenneth Chan, Database Marketing Associate
Ken leverages data resources to generate campaign lists for targeted marketing efforts, supports CRM data maintenance initiatives, and assist with data reporting functions. Prior to joining Money Media, he worked for the American Management Association as a Database Marketing Specialist. He is a graduate of Baruch College with a BBA in Marketing.
Glenn Cordova, Data Analyst
Glenn is responsible for querying CRM and web traffic databases, analyzing data to identify trends and areas of opportunity, and generating reports for marketing and business analysis. His previous roles included working at a private bank as a financial analyst. Glenn received a B.A. in economics, cum laude, from Seton Hall University and joined Money-Media a year after graduating.
John De Jesus-Peralta, Technical Operations Associate
John provides support to the subscription sales, client services, and database marketing teams through systems administration and by performing numerous processes using various computerized systems/applications. He attained his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Columbia University and joined Money-Media shortly after.
Robert Drollinger, Senior Technical Operations Manager
Robert received his B.A. in Accounting and Economics from Queens College in 2006 and joined the company a year later.
Michael Ferraro, Director of Project Management
Michael oversees the major processes and systems used by the research group. Previously, he was the manager of direct marketing for MandateWire, Pensions Expert, DPN and Ignites Research. Michael currently holds a B.S. in Marketing from York College of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Dowling College.
Christopher Howell, Client Service Manager & Reprints Manager
Chris is primarily focused on proactive efforts to help increase reader engagement and strengthen relationships with key contacts. He is also handles reprints for all Money-Media publications . Prior to Money-Media Chris worked for the New York District Council of Carpenters. He received his B.A. in Sociology from SUNY New Paltz in 2005 and his master's degree in Public Administration from CUNY John Jay in 2015.
Justine Melo, CRM Data Manager
Justine manages initiatives to improve the completeness and accuracy of the databases that support the company’s commercial functions. Her responsibilities include identifying data cleanup needs and designing solutions to address them, optimizing research procedures, acquiring new prospect data, enriching existing data, and helping to manage data compliance processes. Justine holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Rhode Island.
Natalie Moncayo, Senior Database Marketing Associate
Natalie is a Senior Database Marketing Associate. Natalie leverages data resources to generate campaign lists for targeted marketing efforts, supports CRM data maintenance initiatives, and assists with data reporting functions. She currently holds a B.S. in Operations Research: Engineering Management Systems from Columbia University.
Bogdan Rabanca, Database Marketing Associate
Bogdan Rabanca is a Database Marketing Associate at Money-Media. Bogdan leverages data resources to generate campaign lists for targeted marketing efforts, supports CRM data maintenance initiatives, and assists with data reporting functions. He holds an MA in Philosophy from New York University.
Greg Shulas, Director, Editorial Product Development
Greg is the Director, Editorial Product Development for Money-Media, a Financial Times Company. In this role, he helps lead efforts to develop new publications and services, while supporting larger expansion projects across the entire product portfolio. He is based in New York. Greg joined Money-Media in March 2006. He was previously an innovation catalyst for Money-Media, interactive editor for all the company's publications, senior reporter at Agenda, and a wealth management reporter at FundFire. Prior to Money-Media, Greg was a reporter at the Connecticut Post. He graduated with a B.A. in history, which included a concentration in journalism, from the University of Delaware.
Abriana Gonzalez, Editorial Fellow
Abriana is a Fellow for Money-Media. In this role, she collaborates with a verity of different editors to create dynamic pieces for several publications under the FT. She is based in New York City and joined Money-Media in 2022. Before joining our team, Abriana worked compiling and presenting research on socio-economic inequity in the U.S from 2016-2020 and worked with non-profits from 2020-2021. She graduated magna cum laude from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a B.A in Communication and Political Science.
Brianna Monsanto, Editorial Fellow
Brianna joined Money-Media in 2022 as a Fellow. In this role, she works alongside different teams and editors of different beats. Brianna graduated with a B.A in Television and Radio from CUNY Brooklyn College and is currently working towards an M.A in journalism from the CUNY Craig Newmark School of Journalism. She has previously interned with News 12 Brooklyn and Bronx. She specializes in business and economic reporting and broadcast journalism. She is currently based in New York.
Catlin Sweeney, Group Marketing Director
Catlin is the Group Marketing Director for Money-Media. In this role, she oversees the team responsible for the company’s marketing and communication strategies, including branding, lead generation, social media, and more. She is based in New York. She joined Money-Media in 2013 as the Research Team Captain, worked as a Marketing Associate from 2014–2016, and was the Group Marketing Manager from 2016-2019. She graduated with a B.S. in Advertising and Marketing Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Chelsea Bona, Marketing Manager
Chelsea is the Marketing Manger for Agenda and BoardIQ. In this role, she leads marketing efforts including campaign creation and optimization, branding, and event partnerships that drive sales leads. She is based in New York City. She joined Money-Media in 2018 after working in human resources consulting for several years. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Spanish from New York University.
Emilia Dolan, Marketing Coordinator
Emilia is the Marketing Coordinator for FundFire, Agenda, Ignites Europe, and P&C Specialist. In this role, she supports the senior members of the marketing team with marketing efforts including campaign and social media management. She is based in New York. She joined Money-Media in 2021 and graduated from The University of Vermont with a B.S. in Business Administration, Global Marketing and a minor in Applied Design.
Salonee Malik, Senior Marketing Associate
Salonee is the Senior Marketing Associate for Ignites, Ignites Asia, and Ignites Europe. In this role, she leads marketing efforts, including campaign development and optimization, branding, event partnerships and more. She is based in New York. She joined Money-Media in 2018 after working on customer retention and acquisition at Time Inc. Salonee graduated with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in History from New York University.
Jamie Marchica, Marketing Manager
Jamie is the Marketing Manager for FundFire, Life Annuity Specialist, and P&C Specialist. In this role, she handles marketing efforts including lead generation and campaign development, branding, events and partnerships, and more. She is based in New York. She joined Money-Media in 2018 after working in the financial services industry for several years. She graduated with a B.S. in Marketing from Siena College.
Keri Rossetti, Marketing Design Manager
Keri is the Senior Marketing Designer for Money-Media. In this role, she works with the marketing team to brainstorm and implement digital and print designs, from concept to completion, creating comps, layouts and final art. She is based in Salt Lake City, UT. She joined Money-Media in 2011 as a Graphic Designer, and worked as the Web & Print Designer from 2014-2019. She relocated to Salt Lake City in 2015. She graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from Arcadia University.
Prabhleen Saini, Marketing Associate
Prabhleen is the Marketing Associate for Money-Media. In this role, she executes marketing efforts for Financial Advisor IQ and Health Payer Specialist. She is based in New York. She joined Money-Media in 2021 after working as a marketing associate in the consulting industry for 2 years. She graduated with a B.A. in International Affairs and Film Studies from University of Georgia.
Laura Shrago, Graphic Designer
Laura is the Graphic Designer for Money-Media. In this role, she designs marketing materials for all of Money-Media’s publications, including print, digital, and email. She is based in New York. She joined Money-Media in 2021 after graduating college, during which she obtained experience in a variety of industries including food, fashion, and agriculture. She graduated with a BFA in Design from Northeastern University.
Jillian Torre, Group Marketing Manager
Jillian is the Group Marketing Manager for new business at Money-Media. In this role, she oversees marketing for Money-Media’s business development efforts including Financial Advisor IQ, Health Payer Specialist, CPG Specialist, advertising and sponsored content, and the launch and expansion of new publications. She is based in New York. She joined Money-Media in 2014 as a Marketing Associate executing marketing efforts for Agenda, BoardIQ and Financial Advisor IQ, worked as a Senior Marketing Associate from 2016-2017, and a Marketing Manager from 2018-2020. She graduated with a B.A. in Public Relations and Journalism from Mount Saint Mary College.
Christopher Burke, Director of Subscriptions
Chris is the point person for all annual renewals and for maintaining relationships with existing clients. Chris has been with Money-Media since 2007, when he was hired in a business development role for the events team.
Domenick Vecchione, Deputy Manager, Subscriptions
Domenick oversees sales for Ignites, FundFire, Agenda and BoardIQ. Domenick has spent more than 20 years in the legal and financial publication industry. Prior to working with Money-Media, Domenick was a National Accounts Manager for Aspen Publishers in New York. He worked with the nation's largest law firms selling a diverse product line that included securities, corporate governance and compliance titles.
Ben Donnelly, Senior Relationship Manager, Subscriptions
Ben ensures favorable renewal rates and client relations for for all subscription-based customers. Ben joined Money-Media with five years of sales and account management experience from NYC-based technology companies. He holds a B.S. in Marketing from The College at Brockport, State University of New York.
Christine Girandola, Director of Sales
Christine Girandola is Director of Sales for Money-Media's new insurance digital news publications - Health Payer, Life Annuity, and P&C Specialist. Joining Money-Media in 2022 she is responsible for selling companywide content licenses of these insurance pubs. She brings with her 15 years of experience working exclusively in the insurance industry at AM Best Company, where she created lasting relationships with carriers, agencies/brokerages and insurance-related companies by building successful advertising campaigns. Christine graduated from The College of New Jersey with a B.A. in Communications and an MBA from Rider University.
George Kronheimer, Sales Director
George is the Sales Director for the Life Annuity, Property & Casualty and Health Payer Specialist titles within Money-Media. He is based in New York. He joined Money-Media in 2022. Prior, to that he worked as a Vice President of media sales for GfK MRI, a leading supplier of market research to leading advertising agencies and media companies. He then transitioned to a financial services role as an advisor with New York Life Insurance. He graduated with a BBA in Advertising from Bernard M. Baruch College.
Myra Langsam, Director of Sales, Agenda
Myra Langsam is the Director of Sales for Agenda. She handles the sales for Site Licenses for the publication. Myra brings over 20 years selling experience in publishing and has worked for Thomson Publishing, Euromoney and Kennedy Information Services. Her experience has been selling Site Licenses, Sponsorships for Conferences, Webinars and Labcasts.
Gio Lucchetti, Director of Sales
Gio is currently the Director of Sales at Money-Media’s Agenda and Board IQ. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing and nurturing the sales process of our products. He also guides
directors and trustees in the corporate board space and mutual funds space to recognize the advantages of gaining premier access to critical industry insights and intelligence. Based in New York, Gio joined Money-Media in 2023 with a background in SaaS and B2B sales. He has previously worked for three different startups and closely collaborated with company founders and executives to help them leverage automation using proprietary software.
Stephanie Mendez, Relationship Manager
Stephanie is the Relationship Manager for Money-Media. In this role, she ensures annual renewals are up to par and maintains relationships with existing subscribers. She is based in New York office. She joined Money-Media in 2022.
Elissa Peterson, Director of Business Development
Elissa is the Director of Business Development – ODX for Money-Media. In this role, she establishes, develops and maintains client relationships, effectively presents and sells product to current and potential clients, reports market feedback to help improve the sales process and utilizes marketing data effectively to secure delegate registrations for The ODX. She is based in New York. Elissa joined Money-Media in November 2022. Elissa has had a highly-successful career in publishing over a two-decade span in several roles including client relationship management, reprints, editing, marketing, writing, advertising, circulation, public relations, talent recruitment and acquisition, books and consulting. She is well adept at generating revenue as a growth strategist. Elissa graduated with both a bachelors and masters degree in Psychology from Capella University, and holds a certificate in broadcast journalism from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting and a MBA certificate from Tulane University.
Chris Rizzo, Director of Sales
Chris is the Director of Sales for P&C Specialist, Health Payer Specialist, and Life Annuity Specialist at Money-Media. In this role, he oversees the full sales cycle for site licenses for the three insurance publications and is based in New York. He joined Money-Media in 2022 after a nearly a decade of client-facing and revenue-generating experience in various fields including real estate, finance, and information services. Outside of work, Chris enjoys cultivating his passion for investing, watching baseball and football, hiking, skiing, and staying active. He graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Ithaca College in 2012.
Vito Spatafora, Director of Sales
Vito is the Director of Sales for CPG Specialist at Media-Money. Vito has over 20 years of Sales experience in advertising, marketing and finance. Vito joined Money-Media in 2023 and works out of the New York office. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his 4 children and is heavily involved with Little League as both a coach and board member.
Fred Thompson, Director of Sales, JobBlast
Fred Thompson is the Sales Executive of Job Blast for Money - Media. In this role he markets and facilitates Job Post for organization's throughout the U.S. Helping them connect with qualified potential job candidates in a timely fashion. He is based in the NY Tristate area working out of the NY office. He joined Money - Media in 2020. Previously worked for a startup called Smartasset as a sales executive selling leads to Financial Advisors both on a small and enterprise level.
Steve Walsh , Sales Director
Steve is the Sales Director for Ignites Europe. In this role, he sells all new subscriptions to the service globally. He is based in London. Steve joined Money-Media in 2022 following 10 years at Thomson Reuters and 11 years at Real Deals respectively. Steve's background is Private Equity, Project Finance and Capital Markets.
Virginia Wang , Director of Sales, Ignites Asia
Virginia is based in the Financial Times Hong Kong office. She joined Money-Media after several years of success working in the publishing industry, as both event specialist and subscription sales representative. She is equipped with service industry experience in building and maintaining client relationships.
Shera Ahmad, Chief Technology Officer
Shera oversees the technology group, which includes both the IT Operations and Development teams. Prior to Money-Media, Shera was the chief technology officer of the Internet start-up Monitor110 and the VP of engineering for CapitalThinking. Shera is a graduate of Brandeis University.
Richie Duong, Vice President of IT Operations
Richie is responsible for overall capacity planning, management, scheduling, vendor negotiations and execution of all IT functions. He also directs IT staff in maintaining and improving our production infrastructure. Prior to Money-Media, Richie was the systems operations director of the Internet start-up Monitor110. He has over 10 years’ experience in Unix/Linux and Windows-based systems.
Michael Costa, Director of Business Analysis
Michael is the Director of Business Analysis and is responsible for requirements gathering and analysis, systems documentation, user testing coordination, system support, and conducting system training for end users. He has over 15 years of experience in requirements analysis, quality assurance, and project management.
August Fietkau, Director of Technical Project Management
August is responsible for overseeing smooth and speedy project development while improving processes and facilitating cross-team collaboration. Prior to joining Money-Media, he co-founded Innio, a software-as-a-service startup with a focus on digital signage. He earned bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Business Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Sylvester Forze, Senior DevOps Engineer
Sylvester is a Sr. DevOps Engineer for Money-Media. Sylvester is responsible for continuous integration and delivery of Money-media tech processes. Works closely with application developers to automate and accelerate the testing, release and deployment of application. Sylvester has bachelor's degree in Computer Science. In addition, 6 more years experience in designing large and complex IT operations in large organizations like Scripps Media.
Sathya Govindarajan, Developer
Sathya is a developer for MandateWire. He is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining MandateWire web application features, components and services while providing expertise in full software development, from concept and design to testing. He joined MandateWire team in 2019. He holds a master's degree in Computer Science and bachelor's in Electrical Engineering.
Kiryl Hakhovich, Linux Administrator
Kiryl is responsible for all production systems and in-house IT infrastructure. Kiryl has 10 years experience in Linux and Windows-based systems. He was born and schooled in Belarus, where he received his master's degree in Computer Systems and Networking.
Bubacarr Jallow, Senior DevOps Engineer
Bubacarr is a Senior DevOps Engineer for Money-Media. He is responsible for continuous development, integration and building of services to foster a robust environment for the day to day operation of the systems powering Money-Media. Bubacarr has 11 years of system (Linux, windows,Mac) administration and 7 years of cloud (AWS, Azure) experience.
Tan Karamete, Technical Product Business Analyst
Tan is a Technical Product Business Analyst for Money-Media. In this role, he supports the Director of Business Analysis with gathering requirements, documenting system procedures, user testing and more for all Money-Media sites and applications. He is based in New York. He joined Money-Media in 2022 after working as an engineer in the space industry for 2 years. In addition to English, he is fluent in German and Turkish. He graduated with a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2020.
Joshua Kraushaar, Data Ops Engineer
Joshua Kraushaar is the Data Ops engineer at Money-Media. Joshua previously worked at Dime & Refinitiv where he was a Data Architect. He was responsible for building and maintaining the company’s data management systems for internal customers usage.
Michelle Kutsanov, Jr. Technical Project Manager
Michelle Kutsanov is the Jr. Technical Project Manager for Money-Media. In this role, she assists with project roadmapping and communicating across teams. Utilizing her background in tech, she works with developers and assists lead PMs and business analysts in understanding possible risks throughout the project life cycle. She is based in New York and joined Money-Media in 2021 after graduating. She graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from Chapman University.
Min Thu Kyaw, Software Developer
Before joining Money-Media, he worked at a company called Blue World Inc., which specializes in collecting sale data and develops reporting and analytic tools for food and beverage companies. He has worked on various projects, including developing supply change management and analytic tools and a loyalty program for one of the largest food distributors in the US.
Yu Teng Lei, Team Lead
Yu Teng is responsible for the development of the Money-Media websites. Yu Teng graduated from Polytechnic Institute of New York University with a B.S. in Computer Engineering.
Chun-Lung Lim, QA Engineer
Chun-Lung has joined Money-Media from J.P Morgan Chase where he worked as a Senior QA Engineer. His responsibilities are focusing on software quality and optimizing test efficiency by automating QA testing. He holds a Bachelor and Master degrees in Computer Science from University of Kentucky.
Catherine Que, QA Manager
Catherine is responsible for establishing and enforcing QA quality assurance standards, providing full test coverage using manual and automated tests. Previously she worked in Amplify Education, Affiliated Computer Services and Mellon Financial Corporation. She holds MA in computer science.
Tarun Ravindranath, Developer at Money-Media
Tarun has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from NYU and is coming to us from a local marketing automation company. There he worked on developing features for a Web App.
Jasen Somwaru, Help Desk Analyst
Jasen is responsible for day-to-day Windows/Mac desktop support. Jasen is a graduate of Florida State University, where he received his B.S. in Information Technology.
David Tabib, Helpdesk Manager
David previously worked at Direct Brands. David is responsible for day-to-day Windows servers, Exchange, Antivirus and Windows/Mac desktop support. He earned his B.S. in Computer Science from St. John's University and has over 10 years of experience as a server and helpdesk administrator.
Nadim Wakim, Development Team Lead
Nadim is responsible for the design and implementation of new software projects. Previously, he was a senior software developer at Money-Media, where his responsibilities included the publication sites as well as the mobile apps and the CMS and mentoring the junior developers. His previous work experience includes Taglogic, where he built out taglaw.net, an ERP solution for law firms, and AIMS, building Socrate Platinum. He was born and schooled in Lebanon, where he received a bachelor of technology in Business Software Development.
Greg Wiley, Director of Engineering
Greg provides design and architectural direction for the MandateWire product line. Prior to joining Money-Media he was the Director of Application Architecture / Principal Software Engineer for the Daily Racing Form (a tabloid newspaper and data provider for horse racing). Prior to that he was a software architect for IBM for many years. Greg received his Computer Science degree from Clarkson University and holds a couple of patents on detecting granular data store changes.
Wen Zhao, Developer
Wen is responsible for development of the public websites. Prior to Money-Media, he was a developer of a web consulting company in which he participated in various web development projects. Wen is a graduate of Stony Brook University, where he received his B.S. in Computer Science and Applied Math & Statistics.
Andrew Willmott, Vice President, Editorial Product Development
Andrew Willmott is responsible for leading our new publications through launch and to success and profitability. He currently oversees Life Annuity Specialist and P&C Specialist, with more to come. He has worked at Money-Media since 2001, as a reporter and then managing editor on FundFire.
Hannah Glover, Editor-in-Chief
Hannah oversees several asset management and governance titles including Ignites, FundFire, BoardIQ, Agenda, Financial AdvisorIQ, Ignites Europe and Ignites Asia. She joined the FT Specialist unit as a reporter in 2007 and has worked as managing editor at Ignites and sister publication GatekeeperlQ. Prior to covering the world of asset management, she worked as a legislative investigator for the New York City Council and as a reporter at the Meriden, Conn. Record-Journal.
Baptiste Aboulian, Group Managing Editor
Baptiste joined the publication at its launch in 2008. Prior to that, he was a U.K. correspondent for French financial daily newspaper L'Agefi and also covered general news for several European publications, including Le Temps, L'Express and Le Soir. Baptiste holds a master's in International Journalism from City University and a degree in History from La Sorbonne.
Emily Laermer, Group Managing Editor
She joined Money-Media in 2015 as a data reporter for Ignites and BoardIQ. She eventually became the data visualization editor for those publications. Before joining FT Specialist, Emily worked at Crain’s New York Business in a variety of roles including assistant data editor and news producer. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Danielle Verbrigghe, Group Managing Editor
Danielle oversees FundFire and Financial Advisor IQ. She previously covered the asset management and wealth management beats for FundFire. Danielle has also previously written wealth management for GatekeeperIQ, emerging markets for Bloomberg News and business for the Phoenix Business Journal. Danielle has an MA in Mass Communication and a B.A. in English from Arizona State University.
Melissa Anderson, Managing Editor
Melissa previously covered executive compensation and legal and regulatory issues for corporate boards for Agenda. Before joining Agenda, she was the editor of The Glass Hammer, a career publication for women in financial services. She has an MA in Media, Culture, and Communication from NYU and a B.A. in Anthropology from the College of William and Mary.
Amanda Gerut, Associate Editor
Amanda has been reporting and writing for Agenda about issues relevant to nominating and governance committees, among other topics, since 2010. Before coming to Agenda, she served in various roles over five years, including as managing editor, of mutual fund board publication BoardIQ. She has also worked previously as a reporter for The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J., and as a reporter for The Herald News in New Jersey. Amanda is an editorial advisory board member of CleanTechIQ, an information resource for investors on sustainability and ESG issues, and Small-Cap Institute, a content library for executives and board members of small, publicly traded companies.
Jack Buehrer, News Analyst
This is Jack's second stint with Agenda, having been a senior reporter and managing editor. From 2014 to 2016, he was managing editor of the Village Voice in New York City. Over more than 15 years as a reporter and editor, Jack has covered business, foreign affairs, energy, real estate, and government. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
Lindsay Frost, Senior Reporter
Lindsay Frost is a senior reporter covering the ESG and investor relations beat at Agenda. In this role, she covers the board's oversight of environmental, social and governance issues, as well as investor engagement including investor activism, shareholder proposals, proxy contests and annual meetings. Lindsay joined Agenda in 2015 from IHS Chemical Week. She graduated from the College of Charleston in 2011 with a B.A. in communications with a concentration in media studies.
Frederic Lee, Reporter
Frederic Lee is the audit, risk and strategy reporter for Agenda. In this role, he covers how boards of public companies handle and prepare for unanticipated events and risks that affect their enterprises. He will be based in New York. He joined Agenda in 2022 after covering tax policy developments in Congress throughout 2021.He graduated with a B.A. in Media Studies from the University of Virginia.
Nick Muscavage, Senior Reporter
Nick Muscavage is a senior reporter covering the legal and regulatory beat for Agenda. Before joining Agenda in 2022, he worked as a legal industry reporter at Law360 and was a local investigative journalist for two newspapers in New Jersey where he wrote about clergy abuse, government corruption and criminal justice issues. He graduated with a B.A. in journalism from the State University of New York at Albany.
Neanda Salvaterra, Senior Reporter
Neanda covers board compensation and other matters for Agenda. Previously, she spent almost a decade working at The Wall Street Journal, where she wrote about the oil business, the global transition to renewable energy, and U.S. foreign policy on Africa.
Alex Cardno, Managing Editor
Alex is the managing editor of BoardIQ. He joined the publication in 2022 following a six-year stint as editor of MandateWire North America, a former Money Media publication. Prior to that, he was an investment editor and senior reporter at HFMWeek in New York and London. He graduated with a B.A. (hons) in English from the University of Birmingham and received his NCTJ accreditation in 2009.
Whitney Curry Wimbish, Associate Editor
Whitney was previously a reporter at FundFire. Prior to joining Money-Media, she was a reporter for The Cambodia Daily in Phnom Penh and for New Jersey's Herald News. She completed her undergraduate studies at The Evergreen State College in Washington state and received her MFA in creative writing from The New School in 2012. She is a recipient of a Poynter Institute reporting fellowship. Whitney's maiden name is Kvasager.
Adrian D. Garcia, Associate Editor
Adrian D. Garcia is an Associate Editor of data visualization for Money-Media. In this role, he reports for BoardIQ and Ignites and acts as a resource and coach to other data reporters. He is based in New York. He joined BoardIQ and Ignites in 2020 after previously working as a data reporter with Bankrate in New York as well as news outlets in Colorado including Denverite and The Fort Collins Coloradoan. He graduated with a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Shefali Kapadia, Managing Editor
Shefali is the managing editor of CPG Specialist. Before joining FT and Money-Media, Shefali was the lead editor of Supply Chain Dive, and she previously worked in radio and TV production. Shefali enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, collecting orange and red kitchen appliances, and defending her home state of Delaware. She lives in Washington, D.C.
S.L. Fuller, Associate Editor
S.L. Fuller is an associate editor at CPG Specialist. Before joining Money-Media, she was a journalist covering the supply chain and trucking industries, with previous experience covering aviation. Her hometown is in the Adirondack Mountains, and she received a B.A. in journalism and a B.S. in public relations from the State University of New York at Fredonia. She now resides in Washington, D.C.
Lauren Schram, Senior Reporter
Lauren is the senior reporter for CPG Specialist. In this role, she will cover the food and beverage CPG industry. She is based in New York. She joined CPG Specialist in 2022. Lauren is a seasoned journalist having covered real estate, business, crime, politics and general news as a reporter and editor for more than 20 years. Her work has appeared in outlets including the New York Post, the New York Daily News, Crain’s New York Business, The Real Deal, Commercial Observer and the New York Sun. She graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from Florida Atlantic University.
Jake Martin, Managing Editor
Jake is the Managing Editor for Financial Advisor IQ. In this role, he oversees a news team covering the wealth management industry. He is based in New York. He joined Financial Advisor IQ in 2023. Previously he covered wealth management for AdvisorHub and Citywire USA. He got his start as a reporter with The St. Augustine Record (FL) in 2014. He graduated with a B.A. in Journalism from Elon University.
Glenn Koch, Associate Editor
Glenn is the Associate Editor of Financial Advisor IQ. He is based in New York and covers the wirehouse beat. He previously spent 19 years as Editor in Chief at VerdictSearch, a New York-based verdict-reporting service.
Sam Del Rowe, Reporter
Sam Del Rowe is a Reporter for Financial Advisor IQ. In this role, he covers the registered investment advisor and custodian beat. He is based in New York. He joined Financial Advisor IQ in 2021. Before that, he was an Associate Editor at CRM Magazine. He graduated with an MA in Journalism with a concentration in Business and Economic Reporting from NYU.
Tom Stabile, Associate Managing Editor for FundFire Alts
Tom's focus is on private equity and real assets strategies. He has worked as a reporter and editor at magazines, newspapers and trade publications in the New York, Washington, D.C., and Santo Domingo markets covering business, education, public affairs, criminal justice, and the arts.
Dervedia Thomas, Managing Editor
Dervedia is the Managing Editor of FundFire. She joined the team in 2019 as an associate editor. In this role she also covered asset management operations and technology and produced the publication’s webcasts. Before joining Money-Media she was the editor of Fund Action at Pageant Media (now called With Intelligence), overseeing coverage of mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and asset management business strategy and regulation. She has also covered the asset management beat at Euromoney Institutional Investor. Dervedia is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and holds a B.S. in Marketing from South Carolina State University.
Caren Chesler, Morning Copy Editor
Caren Chesler is FundFire's morning copy editor and has been a journalist for more than 20 years. A former managing editor of FundFire, she has worked as a staff writer for Investment Dealers' Digest, American Banker, Euromoney, Investor's Business Daily and the Asbury Park Press. She now freelances. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Smithsonian, Slate, Discover and Popular Mechanics.
Shayla Colon, Reporter
Shayla Colon is a reporter covering real assets for Fundfire. In this role, she writes about how asset managers are developing products in alternative markets for investors. She is based in New York and joined the team in 2022 after completing a Hearst fellowship where she covered business for the Times Union. When she's not reporting on the latest, you can find her tucked under a tree reading or hiking to new heights. Shayla earned bachelor's degrees in English and Journalism from Quinnipiac University, in addition to a master's in Interactive Communications and Media.
Bridget Hickey, Reporter
Bridget covers pensions. Prior to joining FundFire, she worked with a team of reporters from Columbia Journalism Investigations on a story about climate change, which was published by the Center for Public Integrity and The Guardian. She has also worked as freelance investigative reporter and researcher for The New York Times, where she contributed to several stories on consulting firm McKinsey & Co. Bridget holds an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University and a B.A. with First Class Honours in Asian Studies from the University of Tasmania.
Kathleen Laverty, News Analyst
Kathleen Laverty is FundFire's mass-media reporter. Kathleen is a Canadian journalist now living in Ireland, where she edits Construction, the journal of the Irish Construction Industry Federation. She previously was senior staff writer on Canada's leading energy magazine, Oilweek. She also has extensive experience as a newspaper editor and reporter.
Mariana Lemann, Senior Reporter
Mariana has covered mutual fund distribution, sales and marketing for Ignites. She has also covered retirement and defined contribution plans for Ignites. Previously, she worked as an associate editor at Adweek, covering the advertising, marketing and media businesses. She is a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and the School of International and Public Affairs. She is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
Justin Mitchell, Reporter
Justin Mitchell is a Senior Reporter at FundFire. Justin covers foundations, endowments and investment consultants for FundFire. Before that, he covered private equity limited partners for Buyouts magazine. He has also worked for Reuters, WTOP and Chicago Public Media. He has an MA in journalism from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.
Tony Rifilato, Associate Editor
Tony Rifilato is an Associate Editor at FundFire. Most recently, he was associate editor at AdExchanger, where he covered ad tech, the linear and streaming TV space, and other topics. Previously, he was the Ops & Tech editor at Fund Intelligence, a daily news and data platform for the US mutual fund industry, where he covered D&I initiatives, the impact of Covid-19, the growing use of front-to-back automation, cloud technology, ETFs, large servicing/M&A deals and more. Tony is an award-winning journalist and was a senior editor at the Herald Community Newspapers on Long Island. Most notably, his investigative work broke a widespread payout scandal involving politically-connected officials in the City of Long Beach beginning in 2018 which helped lead to a state audit and two criminal investigations at the county and federal levels. He has written countless stories about politics, crime, local government, public corruption, business, education, the environment, and surfing in Long Beach, N.Y. He holds a B.A. in journalism from Hofstra University. Tony enjoys spending time with friends and family, live music, concerts and festivals, traveling, writing, Italian food, boxing, kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Michael Taffe, Data Reporter
Michael is a Washington-based data reporter for FT Specialist publications, FundFire and Financial Advisor IQ. In this role, he analyzes and visualizes data trends relevant to the asset management and financial advising industries. Michael studied statistics and economics at UNC-Chapel Hill and has previously reported on campaign finance and higher education in North Carolina.
Lydia Tomkiw, Senior Reporter
Lydia Tomkiw is a Senior Reporter for FundFire. In this role, she reports on the hedge fund industry and helps edit private equity coverage. She is based in New York. She joined Money-Media in 2016. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an MA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Adrian D. Garcia, Associate Editor Adrian D. Garcia is an Associate Editor of data visualization for Money-Media. In this role, he reports for BoardIQ and Ignites and acts as a resource and coach to other data reporters. He is based in New York. He joined BoardIQ and Ignites in 2020 after previously working as a data reporter with Bankrate in New York as well as news outlets in Colorado including Denverite and The Fort Collins Coloradoan. He graduated with a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Alyson Velati, Associate Editor
Alyson Velati is an associate editor at Ignites covering compliance and retail alternatives. She was previously a senior finance reporter at Insider covering hedge funds. She began her journalism career at Money Media, where she worked at MandateWire and FundFire. Her work has also been published in the Financial Times. She earned a bachelor's degree from SUNY Purchase College, where she majored in Journalism.
Beagan Wilcox Volz, Associate Editor
Beagan was previously a reporter and editor for Ignites' sister publication BoardIQ. She has written for the New York Daily News, Forbes.com and the Italian daily Corriere della Sera. She is a graduate of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and the Graduate School of Journalism.
David Isenberg, Reporter David Isenberg is a Reporter for Ignites. In this role, he covers the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulators, as well as compliance and legislation. He is currently based in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Ignites in 2020, David was a compliance reporter for Pageant Media's Fund Intelligence. He has also written for Rolling Stone and The Markup, among other outlets. David received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 2018 and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
Nicole Jao, Reporter
Nicole Jao is a reporter for Ignites, covering the sales and distribution beat. Prior to joining Ignites, she worked as a technology and business reporter in Asia. She is based in New York. She holds an MA in journalism from Columbia University.
Ben Miller, Reporter Ben Miller is a reporter for Ignites. Prior to joining Ignites, Ben split his time working in journalism and education. He has reported on corruption, politics, and culture for outlets including The New York Daily News, Americas Quarterly, Gothamist, Flipboard, and Argentina Independent, as well as several independent podcasts.
Joe Morris, News Analyst
Joe Morris is a Senior Reporter for Money-Media. In this role, he reports at large and writes news analyses for publications including Ignites, Ignites Asia, FundFire and P&C Specialist. He is based in Pittsburgh. He joined Money-Media in 2000 and has been a reporter at Inside Washington Publishers and reNEWS. He graduated with a B.A. and MA in English from West Virginia University.
Brian Ponte, Reporter
Brian Ponte is the Marketing and Tech Reporter for Ignites. In this role, he covers marketing and emerging trends in the mutual fund industry. He is based in New York. He joined Money-Media in 2021 as a Newsroom Fellow and was promoted to reporter in 2022. He graduated with a B.S. in Journalism from SUNY Purchase.
Sonya Swank, Reporter
Sonya is a reporter for Ignites. In this role, she covers operations and technology, as well as ETFs. She joined Ignites in 2022. She previously worked at the Argus Leader and Sioux Falls Business Journal in South Dakota. She graduated with a MA Journalism in Business and Economics from City University of New York.
John Sedgwick, Managing Editor
John is respondsible for covering Hong Kong. He joined Ignites Asia in February 2012. He previously wrote for Eight Custom Media in Hong Kong, the Birmingham Post in the U.K. and Speedflex Media in Hong Kong. He received two highly commended awards in the “Journalist of the Year – Pensions Issues” and “Journalist of the Year – Investor Services and Technology” English categories at the State Street Institutional Press Awards in 2014. He has a B.A. in English Literature and Chinese Studies at the University of Leeds.
Ernest Chan, Reporter
Ernest covers Southeast Asia. He joined Ignites Asia in January 2019 and was previously a reporter at AsianInvestor, covering institutional investors and asset classes across Asia Pacific. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Hong Kong and an MA in anthropology from the University of Toronto.
Fred Chan, Translator
Fred Chan is a translator for Ignites Asia covering Greater China. He is based in Hong Kong and joined Ignites Asia in 2021. He was previously a freelance translator and a full-time editor at a local education institution. He graduated with a B.A. in English from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Jimmy Chow, Translator
Jimmy Chow is a part-time translator for Ignites Asia, covering the Greater China market. He joined Ignites Asia in January 2022. He has been a freelance reporter and translator based in Hong Kong for more than ten years, covering real estate, banking and finance, and corporate governance. He holds a degree in Journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University and a master’s degree in media studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Ysrael Dumasig, Editorial Assistant
Ysrael is based in Manila. He joined Ignites Asia in September 2016. He was previously a communications strategist focused on producing marketing content for various financial companies in the U.S., the U.K. and Asia. He took up Comparative Literature at the University of the Philippines.
Lisa Kim, Reporter
Lisa Kim is a reporter for Ignites Asia based in Hong Kong. In this role, she covers the asset management industry, focusing on Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong. She joined the publication in the summer of 2022 from Forbes in the U.S. She has a master’s degree in data journalism from the Columbia Journalism School and a bachelor’s in economics from Yonsei University.
Karen Lai, Reporter
Karen Lai is reporter for Ignites Asia and covers China market. She joined Ignites Asia in November 2022 and is based in Hong Kong. She previously wrote for InsuranceAsia News, Risk.net and several other financial publications in Hong Kong. She has a MA in Business and Finance Journalism at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Chloe Leung, Data Reporter
Chloe is responsible for data-driven content for Ignites Europe and Ignites Asia. She previously worked as a freelancer for Apple Daily HK and an Interactive Journalist at the Times and the Sunday Times. Chloe holds an MA in Digital Journalism from Goldsmiths, University of London.
Raven Lingat, Editorial Assistant
Raven is the Editorial Assistant for Ignites Asia. She is based in Manila and joined Ignites Asia in August 2022. She previously worked as a senior content producer for Rappler, creating multi-platform content for local brands. She holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of the Philippines.
Ed Moisson, Associate Editor and Data Editor
Ed Moisson is an Associate Editor for Ignites Europe, covering asset managers. Prior to joining Ignites Europe in 2015, he was a senior business development analyst at Barings. He entered the fund industry in 1999 with specialist research firm Fitzrovia, before it was acquired by Lipper, where he was head of U.K. and cross-border research. Ed's book, titled The Economics of Fund Management, will be published in July 2022. He holds a B.A. in History from the University of York and an MPhil in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University.
Anna Devine, Senior Reporter
Anna Devine is the Associate Editor for Ignites Europe. In this role, she covers the sales and marketing beat and fills in for the managing editor when absent. She is based in London. She joined Money-Media in 2016 as a reporter and worked as a senior reporter from 2018–2020. She graduated with an MSc in Financial & Industrial Mathematics from Dublin City University and a B.A. in English and Mathematics from National University of Galway, Ireland.
Sandra Heistruvers, News Analyst/Translator
Sandra Heistruvers covers the German and Spanish markets. Prior to joining Ignites Europe, she was a senior translator for the Financial Times. She has also worked as a freelance lexicographer for Oxford University Press. She has a master's degree in English, Spanish and educational sciences from the University of Cologne.
Amie Keeley, Senior Reporter
Amie covers operations and technology. Prior to joining Ignites Europe, Amie was head of news at B2B magazine Travel Weekly, covering all business aspects of the travel sector. She has also worked as a reporter and news editor at various local and national newspapers. Amie has a degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Leeds.
Dom Lawson, Reporter
Dom Lawson is a reporter at Ignites Europe covering technology and private assets. He previously worked as a reporter and assistant news editor at Global Restructuring Review, covering the insolvency industry. Dom has an NCTJ Diploma in Journalism from PA Training, an MA in International Political Economy from King's College London and a B.A. in Politics with International Relations from the University of York.
Chloe Leung, Data Reporter
Chloe is responsible for data-driven content for Ignites Europe and Ignites Asia. She previously worked as a freelancer for Apple Daily HK and an Interactive Journalist at the Times and the Sunday Times. Chloe holds an MA in Digital Journalism from Goldsmiths, University of London.
Jessica Tasman-Jones, Data Reporter
Jessica Tasman-Jones is a senior reporter for Ignites Europe and FT Board Director. In this role, she writes about governance for fund boards and corporate boards. Jessica is based in London and joined Ignites Europe and FT Board Director in 2022. She started her career as a journalist in 2010 and began reporting on the asset management industry in 2016, initially for Fund Strategy and then Portfolio Adviser. Originally from New Zealand, she graduated with a Masters of Arts majoring in art history from the University of Otago. She also has a postgraduate diploma in journalism from AUT University.
Alf Wilkinson, Senior Translator
Alf covers the French and Italian markets. Alf also works as a freelance interpreter and translator with clients including Arsenal Football Club, Emmaus Europe and various translation agencies in France and Italy. He has an MA in Interpreting and Translating from the University of Bath and a B.A. in Modern Languages from Durham University.
Robert Van Egghen, Reporter
Robert Van Egghen is a Senior Reporter for Ignites Europe, covering regulation. Prior to joining Ignites Europe, he worked as a correspondent for London-based business radio station Share Radio. Robert holds a master’s in International Journalism from City University London and once worked in Japan as a high school teacher.
Tim LeeMaster, Managing Editor
Tim is the Managing Editor of Health Payer Specialist. Tim has helped launch a clutch of startup business media products covering topics that include corporate finance and artificial intelligence. He started his career covering the China story and wider Asia-Pacific business issues out of Hong Kong. He has an MA in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong and a B.A. in International Relations from UCLA.
Monica Link, Associate Editor
Monica is the Associate Editor at Health Payer Specialist. Prior to her role at Money-Media she held reporter and editor roles at business publications and producer performer roles in the performing arts. She has a B.A in journalism and continues career related training.
Vrushank Nayak, Data Visualization Reporter
Vrushank is the Data Visualization Reporter at Health Payer Specialist. Previously, he worked at Front Office Sports as a Data Reporter covering the sports business industry and before that he was the Elections Data Reporter at the Associated Press. He received his B.A. from CUNY's Hunter College and his MA from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.
Gale Scott, Senior Reporter
Gale is a senior reporter for Health Payer Specialist. She covers financial and health policy news affecting health insurance companies. She became a full time staff member in May 2022 after working for four years as a freelance writer for that publication and others published by Money Media. She works remotely reporting to the New York City office. She holds a B.A. in English/Journalism from Rutgers University.
Kayla Webster, Reporter
Kayla Webster is a Reporter at Health Payer Specialist. Previously, she served as an associate editor at Employee Benefit News and reporter at the Sacramento Business Journal, where she was awarded a health care journalism fellowship from the Society for Business Editing and Writing. She also worked as a reporter for the Appeal-Democrat, one of California’s oldest daily newspapers. Kayla is a first-generation college graduate, with a B.A. in English from Sonoma State University.
Richard Bedard, Group Managing Editor
Richard previously worked at Bloomberg as an editor on the finance and corporate finance teams, and as an editor on the newsletter team. He has worked in New York, Florida, Hong Kong, Arkansas, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. He is a graduate of New York University's journalism program and Harvard University.
Warren S. Hersch, Associate Editor and Senior Reporter
Since joining Money-Media in January 2018, he has covered news and trends respecting life insurance and annuity manufacturers, including developments involving individual and group protection products, distribution, corporate strategy, regulation, legislation and court cases. Between 2004 and 2017, he served as a senior editor for National Underwriter Life & Health and LifeHealthPro.
Varvara Budetti, Data Reporter
Varvara is the Data Reporter for Life Annuity Specialist and Agenda. In this role, she focuses on data-driven stories in the corporate governance and life insurance sectors. She is based in Pennsylvania. Varvara studied digital journalism at Penn State University and previously reported on real estate in New York City.
Aaron Smith, Business Reporter
Aaron has been a reporter since the 1990s, including a 13-year stint with CNNBusiness, where he covered the markets, the gun industry, the cannabis industry and white collar crime. He interviewed Bernard Madoff and Mr. T. Aaron also wrote about the gun industry for Forbes and he covered the police beat for the New York Sun and the Staten Island Advance. Aaron thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail when he was a teenager and then joined the circus. He traveled with Ringling Brothers and the Big Apple Circus and wrote a book about it called "Circus Jerks." He's working on another book about sideshows called "Natural Born."
Greg Crawford, Managing Editor
Greg Crawford is Managing Editor of P&C Specialist. He previously worked at Cohen & Steers, where he was a senior investment writer. Prior to his time at Cohen & Steers, he worked for Pensions & Investments and its sister publication InvestmentNews, in various roles. He is a career business journalist whose experience includes time as a correspondent for Reuters news agency in New York, Hong Kong and Chicago.
Carl Winfield, Associate Editor
Carl Winfield is the Associate Editor for P&C Specialist. In this role, he covers the P&C insurance industry and works with the Managing Editor to maintain the publication’s high journalistic standards. He is based in New York. Carl joined P&C Specialist in 2022 following a successful career as a freelance writer and editor. He had previously held editorial roles at Euromoney Institutional Investor, Mergermarket and Informa. Carl is an avid traveler, having visited more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. In his spare time, he cultivates an ever-growing collection of houseplants and works to expand his culinary skills. Carl is a graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY and the University of Chicago.
Varada Bhat, Senior Reporter
Varada Bhat is a Senior Reporter with P&C Specialist. In this role, she covers the personal lines industry. She is based in New York. She joined P&C Specialist in Nov. 2019. Before Money-Media, she worked with Reuters Breakingviews, Business Insider and Barron’s. She earned her reporting chops in Mumbai, India, where she worked for some of the top business newspapers, including the Hindu Business Line and the Business Standard. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School.
Vrushank Nayak, Data Visualization Reporter
Vrushank is the Data Visualization Reporter at P&C Specialist. Previously, he worked at Front Office Sports as a Data Reporter covering the sports business industry and before that he was the Elections Data Reporter at the Associated Press. He received his B.A. from CUNY's Hunter College and his MA from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.
Eva Thomas, Reporter
Eva Thomas is a reporter for P&C Specialist. In this role, she covers auto insurance companies like Allstate, Progressive Insurance, GEICO, Lemonade, and CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer. Eva is based in New York City. Last year, she lived in Telluride, Co., and worked as a staff reporter for the local paper, the Telluride Daily Planet Newspaper. Before Colorado, Eva was a Development Associate for the Public Radio Exchange (PRX). Originally hailing from Alabama, she is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College.
Keira Wingate, Reporter
Keira Wingate is a reporter with P&C Specialist. In this role, she covers homeowner's and marketing. She joined P&C Specialist in September 2022 and before that she worked at Ad Age and USA TODAY. She received her B.A. in journalism from DePaul University and her M.A. in business and economic reporting from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.
Greg Saitz, Investigations Editor
Greg is Investigations Editor for Money-Media. He oversees and assists with in-depth investigations across all the company's publications. He is based in New York and started at Money-Media in 2011, working at FundFire and most recently BoardIQ as managing editor. Before joining the company, he was a business writer for The Star-Ledger in New Jersey, covering securities fraud, Wall Street, bankruptcy and other topics. Earlier in his career he wrote about criminal justice and, on occasion, celebrity divorces during stints at newspapers in Florida. He holds a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida.
Jonathan E. Braunstein, Director of Sponsored Content
Jonathan is responsible for overseeing all sponsored content at Money-Media, serving as the project leader and working closely with marketing, advertising and editorial teams, as well as with counterparts at the Financial Times. He was previously editorial director for webcasts and has produced written and interactive editorial content across nearly all of Money-Media’s publications. Prior to Money-Media, Jonathan worked as a television news producer and writer for Boston’s NBC and Fox affiliates. Originally from New Jersey, he is an alumnus of Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass.
Kemal Okudo, Producer, Sponsored Content
Kemal is the Producer of Sponsored Content for Money-Media. In this role, he develops and delivers sponsored content initiatives which includes assisting the client acquisition process, writing articles, overseeing webcasts, and more. He is currently based in Maryland. He joined Money-Media in 2022 after graduating with an MA in Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies from King's College London. He also holds a B.A. in international Studies from Washington University in St. Louis.
Deepti Agnew, Head of Video Production
Deepti oversees all production and budgeting for the video department. Deepti has 14 years of experience in both web and broadcast video with TheStreet.com TV and Showtime Networks. She has a degree in Communications from Adelphi University.
Jenny Spaulding, User Interface Designer
Jenny oversees the visual presentation and ongoing evolution of the company’s product websites. She works closely with staff across departments to incorporate user feedback and ensure our designs deliver the ideal reader experience. In addition, she assists the editorial team to set color and style standards. Jenny is a native of Ohio with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Matt Fottrell, Director of the Financial Publishing
Based in New York, Matt Fottrell works across the FT Group to build the FT’s presence and footprint in the US. He is also responsible for FT Specialist, a global portfolio of 17 business and finance titles with 250k subscribers.