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 BA in Merchandising from SUNY, FIT.
Dennis Asselta, Group Head, Financial Advertising for the Financial Times
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.
Kelsey Healy, Account Executive of Asset Management for the Financial Markets Advertising Team
Kelsey is responsible for selling advertising solutions across the Financial Times and Money Media, including print, digital, mobile and bespoke opportunities. Kelsey previously worked at Turner Broadcasting in advertising sales roles. She graduated from Bryant University with a degree in Business Management.
Emily Robbins, Account Director of Asset Management for the Financial Markets Advertising Team
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.
Jessica Truglia, Senior Account Director of Asset Management for the Financial Markets Advertising Team
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 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration, Marketing from Monmouth University.
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 BA 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 BS 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 BA 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 BA 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 BS in Computer Engineering from Columbia University and joined Money-Media shortly after.
Robert Drollinger, Commercial Operations Manager
Robert received his BA 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 BS 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 BA 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 BS in Marketing from the University of Rhode Island.
Natalie Moncayo, 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 BS in Operations Research: Engineering Management Systems from Columbia University.
Steve Hicks, Senior Business Analyst
Steve supports the Senior Finance Manager with the production of robust financial reporting and planning, as well as manages weekly, monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc analysis across multiple P&L's and regions. Previously, he worked as a Client Financial Support Consultant for Accenture Consulting, supporting large telecommunication and pharmaceutical companies and as Controller of American Property Insurance Company. Steve has a bachelor's degree in Finance and Management from Boston University's School of Management.
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 BS in Advertising and Marketing Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Chelsea Bona, Senior Marketing Associate
Chelsea is the Senior Marketing Associate 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 BA 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 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Global Marketing and a minor in Applied Design.
Peggy Hsieh, Marketing Coordinator
Peggy is the Marketing Coordinator for BoardIQ, Ignites, Ignites Asia, and Life Annuity Specialist, and. In this role, she supports the marketing team with communication efforts including event planning, campaign management, and social media marketing. She is based in New York. She joined Money-Media in 2021 and graduated with a BSc in Management with Marketing from Royal Holloway, University of London.
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 BA 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 BS in Marketing from Siena College.
Keri Rossetti, Senior Marketing Designer
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 BA 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, 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 BA in Public Relations and Journalism from Mount Saint Mary College.
Christopher Burke, Senior Relationship Manager
for all subscription-based customers
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, Manager of U.S. Subscription Sales
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.
Dagmar Bomford, Sales Director for Ignites Asia and Ignites Europe
Dagmar is based at the Financial Times in London. Prior to working with Money-Media, she worked in legal publishing and in financial recruitment.
Ben Donnelly, Relationship Manager for all subscription-based customers
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 BS in Marketing from The College at Brockport, State University of New York.
David Trinidad, Sales Director for ThinkTank and JobBlast
In his prior role, David worked in Sales and Account Management for a recruiting firm in New York City, with a specific focus on the Financial Industry. David holds a BA in Communications from SUNY New Paltz and an MS Ed. from Alfred University.
Molly Smith, Sales Director for BoardIQ
Molly's 24- year tenure in Sales has bridged across numerous industries including Educational Consulting, Legal Media services, Research Solutions, and Financial Technology. In addition to her extensive sales experience, in 2017 she earned a Master's Degree in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and someday plans to rid world of single use plastics! She is a big animal lover and in addition to 6 cats, she and her partner sponsor a rooster named Freddy at a sanctuary in the Catskills, a dog named Rascal at a sanctuary in Nebraska, and a whale shark named Christopher, who lives off the coast of Tanzania. In addition to sales, sustainability and animals, Molly was an actor in NYC for many years and performed in many off-off Broadway plays and independent and student films.
Virginia Wang , Sales Director for 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.
Eugene Chiang, DevOps Lead
Eugene is in charge of integrating new technologies and methodologies into Money-Media’s tech processes. He brings a diverse perspective to the team, having worked with numerous start-ups and enterprise clients in Singapore, the U.K. and the U.S.
Michael Costa, Business Analyst
Michael is responsible for requirements analysis, user testing coordination, and conducting user training. He has 10 years of IT experience in requirements analysis, quality assurance, and project management. Previously he worked for JP Morgan/Chase and the Reserve Funds. Michael holds a BA from SUNY Old Westbury.
August Fietkau, Technical Project Manager
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.
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.
Shengjie Ji, Data Operations Engineer
Shengjie is responsible for helping to ensure data quality. He graduated from New York University, and is pursuing a Masters with a focus on Data.
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.
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 BS in Computer Science from Chapman University.
Yu Teng Lei, Junior Developer
Yu Teng is responsible for the development of the Money-Media websites. Yu Teng graduated from Polytechnic Institute of New York University with a bachelor of science 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 BS in Information Technology.
Samuel Swinton, QA Engineer
Sam is responsible for the development and maintenance of automated tests across Money-Media publications. Previously, Sam worked as an Automation Engineer at Fannie Mae. Sam received his BS in Computer Science from Rowan University.
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 bachelor of science 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 BS in Computer Science and Applied Math & Statistics.
Hannah Glover, Group Managing Editor
Hannah is a Group Managing Editor, overseeing 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.
Andrew Willmott, Group Managing Editor
Andrew Willmott is a Group Managing Editor, 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.
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 BA 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.
Stephanie Forshee, Senior Reporter
Stephanie covers executive compensation for Agenda. She has held reporting roles at American Lawyer Media, the Puget Sound Business Journal and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. She co-authored In Other News: Reporters on Reporting with Rosie Downey and has freelanced for various publications including Forbes.com, Newsday, Backstage and Daily News in Los Angeles. She serves as a board member for the New York Press Club.
Lindsay Frost, Senior Reporter
Lindsay joined Agenda from IHS Chemical Week magazine, a 100-year-old publication, where she covered industry-specific beats as well as executive compensation and leadership changes. She graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in communications with a concentration in media studies. She was the managing editor of her college newspaper, the George Street Observer, and has completed internships with the Charleston City Paper and TheStreet.com here in New York.
Alana Pipe, Data Reporter
Alana is responsible for data-driven content for Agenda and FundFire. Previously she worked at NBC’s Owned Television Stations working on a range of multimedia from video to interactive content. Alana graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and holds a BA in Literature from McGill University.
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.
Jennifer Williams-Alvarez, Reporter
Jennifer joined Agenda from ALM and Corporate Counsel, where she covered in-house legal departments for nearly two years. She has also previously worked as a researcher for a legal analyst at Fox News. Jennifer graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in political science and from New York Law School.
Greg Saitz, Managing Editor
Prior to BoardIQ, Greg wrote about institutional asset management firms for FundFire. He also worked as a business writer for The Star-Ledgerin New Jersey, where he wrote about securities fraud and regulation, bankruptcy and other topics. Earlier in his career, he worked at newspapers in Florida, covering legal affairs, criminal justice, social issues, government and, on occasion, celebrity divorces. He holds a BS in Journalism from the University of Florida.
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 Garcia, Data Reporter for Ignites and BoardIQ
Adrian joined Money-Media in 2020 as a Data Reporter for Ignites and BoardIQ. He previously worked as a data reporter with Bankrate in New York as well as news outlets in Colorado including Denverite.com and The Fort Collins Coloradoan. Adrian holds a BS in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Rita Raagas De Ramos, Managing Editor and Special Projects Manager
Rita is the Managing Editor and Special Projects Manager of Financial Advisor IQ. She joined Money-Media in 2010 as Managing Editor of Ignites Asia before moving to New York in 2015 as US Research Manager of Ignites Research. Her more than 20 years of journalism experience includes covering the asset management industry in Asia from Hong Kong for Dow Jones Newswires and AsianInvestor. Before that, she was the Bureau Chief at United Press International and an investigative reporter at BusinessWorld in Manila. She has a BS in Economics from the University of the Philippines.
Andrew Kessel, Reporter
Andrew Kessel is a Reporter for Financial Advisor IQ. He was previously a reporter at Proactive Investors. Before that, he was a factchecker at Guideposts. He has a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Missouri.
Sam Del Rowe, Reporter
Previously, he was an Associate Editor at CRM Magazine. He has a BA in English and an MA in Journalism with a concentration in Business and Economic Reporting from NYU.
Danielle Verbrigghe, Managing Editor
Danielle is the Managing Editor of FundFire. 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 BA in English from Arizona State University.
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, Associate Editor
Dervedia is an Associate Editor at FundFire, also covering asset management operations and technology. Before joining Money-Media, she was the editor of Fund Action, which covers mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and asset management business strategy and regulation. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and holds a BS in Marketing from South Carolina State University.
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 Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Asian Studies from the University of Tasmania.
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 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.
Alana Pipe, Data Reporter
Alana is a Data Reporter responsible for data-driven content for Agenda and FundFire. Previously she worked at NBC’s Owned Television Stations working on a range of multimedia from video to interactive content. Alana graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and holds a BA in Literature from McGill University.
Lydia Tomkiw, Senior Reporter
Lydia covers hedge funds. Before joining Money-Media, she was a breaking news reporter at the International Business Times where she specialized in international affairs coverage. She has also worked as a journalist in Ukraine and Indonesia. Lydia holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Emily Laermer, 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.
Loren Fox, Director of Research
Loren oversees original research content. Previously, he was a senior research analyst at Strategic Insight, producing market intelligence on the mutual fund industry. Loren was a business journalist for many years, having worked atInstitutional Investor, Business 2.0, and other publications, and he is the author of the book Enron: The Rise and Fall (2002). He earned his BA from Johns Hopkins University and his MS from Columbia University.
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.
Adrian Garcia, Data Reporter for Ignites and BoardIQ Adrian joined Money-Media in 2020 as a Data Reporter for Ignites and BoardIQ. He previously worked as a data reporter with Bankrate in New York as well as news outlets in Colorado including Denverite.com and The Fort Collins Coloradoan. Adrian holds a BS in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Joe Morris, News Analyst
Joe Morris is a News Analyst for several Financial Times publications, including Ignites and FTfm. He has worked as an editor at several newspapers, including the New York Post, American Bankerand Brooklyn Paper.
Jackie Noblett, Senior Reporter
Jackie covers the technology/operations beat. Prior to Ignites, she was a reporter at the Boston Business Journalcovering technology and alternative energy businesses across New England. Jackie received her bachelor of science in Journalism from Emerson College.
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 BA in English Literature and Chinese Studies at the University of Leeds.
Echo Huang, Reporter
Echo covers Greater China with a focus on Hong Kong and mainland China. She joined Ignites Asia in October 2019 and previously worked for Quartz in Hong Kong for three years where she wrote about everything from China's social media companies to the development of electric cars and China’s space industry. Echo graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a master's degree in journalism and speaks and writes English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
Rebecca Feng, Reporter
Rebecca covers Taiwan and Japan. Prior to joining Ignites Asia in January 2021, she was a reporter at Euromoney's trade publication GlobalCapital, covering China's domestic capital markets. Prior to that, she had brief stints at Forbes Asia at its New Jersey headquarters, writing about Asian start-ups. Rebecca graduated from the University of St. Andrews with a master's degree in postcolonial literature and the University of Notre Dame with double majors in Accountancy and English Literature.
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.
Selena Li, Senior Reporter
Selena is responsible for covering China. She joined Ignites Asia in January 2016. She was previously a business reporter at China Daily's Hong Kong bureau. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong and a BA in International Journalism from Beijing Foreign Studies University.
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.
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.
Robin Yu, Translator
Robin covers China, Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong. Before joining Ignites Asia in March 2019, she was a freelancer for Reuters. Before that she interned for two months at CNN in Hong Kong. She has a BA in Digital Communication from New York University and a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong.
Baptiste Aboulian, 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.
Ed Moisson, Associate Editor and Data Editor
Prior to this, he was a senior business development analyst at Barings. He entered the fund industry with specialist research firm Fitzrovia, which he joined in 1999, before it was acquired by Lipper, where he was head of U.K. and cross-border research. Ed holds a BA in History from the University of York and an MPhil in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University.
Anna Devine, Senior Reporter
Prior to joining Ignites Europe, Anna was a senior reporter at Private Debt Investor, covering the non-bank lending market. She also worked as a credit analyst for four years at Sachsen LB Europe. Anna has an MSc in Financial & Industrial Mathematics from Dublin City University and a BA in English and Mathematics from National University of Galway, Ireland.
Robert Van Egghen, Reporter
Robert covers technology. He is also a regular contributor to business radio station Share Radio and his work has previously appeared in The Spectator and The Telegraph. Robert holds a master’s in International Journalism from City University London and previously worked in Japan as a high school teacher.
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, 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.
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.
Mary McDougall, Reporter
Prior to joining Ignites Europe, Mary worked at discretionary fund manager Brooks Macdonald. She has previously written for CNN Digital, the Mail on Sunday and City A.M. Mary holds an MA in Philosophy and Politics from the University of Edinburgh and has passed Level 1 of the CFA Program.
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 BA in Modern Languages from Durham University.
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 BA 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 BA from CUNY's Hunter College and his MA from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.
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 BA in English from Sonoma State University.
Richard Bedard, 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.
Aaron Smith, Business Reporter
Aaron Smith is a Business Reporter for Life Annuity Specialist. In this role, he covers the life insurance industry as it adapts to a rapidly changing world during the coronavirus pandemic. He is based in New York. He joined Life Annuity Specialist in 2021 after covering the gun industry for Forbes throughout the pandemic following a 13-year run with CNNBusiness covering the markets, general assignment, breaking news, the gun industry, the cannabis industry and white-collar crime, including interviews with Bernard Madoff. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from Johnson State College in Vermont.
Faris Khan, Managing Editor
Managing Editor for P&C Specialist.
Varada Bhat, Reporter
Varadais an experienced business reporter and was most recently 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.
Alexandra Garfinkle, Reporter
Alexandra Garfinkle covers the personal lines industry for P&C Specialist. Previously, she covered retail, private equity and shareholder activism at The Deal, a publication of Euromoney Institutional Investor, and worked on the 2018 World's Billionaires List at Forbes. She received a B.A. from The University of Chicago and an M.A. from New York University, where she was the recipient of a Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation Fellowship.
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 BA from CUNY's Hunter College and his MA from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.
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.
Greg Shulas, Director of Business Development
Greg is responsible for finding and researching opportunities for Money-Media to grow its business. Shulas also helps edit the Research Vault database for Money-Media publications and column submissions for Financial Advisor IQ and Ignites Asia. He previously served as Money-Media’s interactive editor, a company innovation catalyst, a senior reporter at Agenda and the FundFire wealth management reporter. Before joining Money-Media in March 2006, he was a staff writer for the Connecticut Post. Shulas has a BA in History, with a concentration in Journalism, from the University of Delaware.
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
Matt is the Director of the Financial Publishing division, which encompasses Money-Media. Overall, the Financial Publishing division of the Financial Times produces more than 20 print and digital products globally and hosts over 100 events tailored for financial professionals and investors. Matt has been with the Financial Times for 15 years, during which time he has worked on a wide range of products and teams within the FT Group. Matt was involved in the acquisition of Money-Media in 2008 and MandateWire in 2009.
Prior to this role, Matt was the publisher of the FT's Asset Management division (which includes FTfm, Data Publishing and our Pensions portfolio) and head of Financial Advertising for the Financial Times. Matt is based in the U.K. and a graduate of the University of London.