I grew up in Montclair, NJ, interested in science, engineering, and music. I graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Materials Science Engineering, but changed my focus to software when I became involved with the startup scene in NYC. I founded a startup called Tourbie, which was basically Airbnb for local tour guides in 2010. In 2011, I started working part-time for Venmo, while building the Timeflies iPhone app.
I started as a Software Engineer at Venmo, working on the iOS app, then later built and launched the Venmo Payouts API. I went on to lead design and development of the developer API, fostering partnerships with HBO, Papa John's and Splitwise, while Venmo scaled to over $1 billion in volume per month. I finished my time there working as a Senior Product Manager, owning Pay with Venmo.
Venmo team circa Sep 2011
In 2017, I joined Stash as VP of Product, building the product team out to 10+ on the philosophy of testing, being data-driven and customer-driven. During that time, the platform grew to 1.5 million customers, the team launched Stash Retire, and raised $40 million to expand the vision to include banking. I then jumped in at Ense, a social audio app, and helped Iqram re-launch the apps on iOS and Android.
I spent the next 2 years at Novo, building out a Product management practice and coaching the team as we grew to 150,000+ small business customers. After that, I spent a year and a half helping Republic improve product team collaboration, organization, and integrate a new escrow and payments provider.