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About Meetup

Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 9,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.

Meetup's mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world, by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.

Learn more on the Meetup HQ Blog.

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Our Team

  • Camille Alexander, Operations Manager

    Camille maintains Meetup HQ by ensuring a comfortable and functional work environment. On top of being the Queen of all things Operations, she also finds time to assist our busy CEO with his day to day business activities.

  • Colin Allen, Engineering Program Manager

    Colin helps the engineering team get things done smoothly and faster than ever before. Outside of technology, he enjoys making the perfect cup of coffee, catching up on the New York Times and when he has the time, traveling to remotes spots around the world.

  • Amy, Trust & Safety Program Manager

    Amy helps members make meaningful connections with people with shared interests and helps to make sure that Meetup is a safe and trustworthy place. Originally from Minnesota, she loves the outdoors and spends a lot of her free time making art, dancing, and laughing too loudly.

  • David Anderson, Community Specialist

    David joined the Community Team to increase his interaction with awesome community-minded people by approximately 92%. When not helping members and organizers navigate their Meetup journey, David spends his time biking about, eating Haagen Dazs, and recording sounds and voices.

  • Steve Aquillano, UI Engineer

    Steve is helping the UI team develop and maintain the front-end of both Meetup and Meetup Everywhere.

  • Anna Armentrout, Senior Full Stack Engineer

    Anna is an engineer, working on our Internal Tools team.

  • Farah Assir, Senior Experience Designer

    Farah aims to make things clear, simple and bold through design. She's passionate about creating experiences that mesh online and offline worlds together. When she's not making things on the internet she loves doing yoga, riding her bike and eating lots of Kale.

  • Chris Austin, Senior Product Designer

    Chris has been pushing pixels around for long enough to have seen the advent of the smartphone and before they were even called pixels. Coming from Australia, he has come to NYC to help design the user experience of the millions of happy Meetup members and organizers.

  • Lilith Ben-Or, Senior Community Specialist

    Lil is thrilled to be a part of the Community Team, helping Meetup members create awesome Meetups, discover new interests, form lasting connections, and impact their communities. In her free time, Lil likes to learn 90s pop songs on the ukulele, eat dumplings, and write haikus.

  • Odile Beniflah, Product Manager, International

    Odile wants everyone around the world to be able to use Meetup no matter their language. She has lived in many different countries and can certify that people are eager to learn - new mums and geeks are everywhere. She loves picnics, roadtrips and Pina Bausch.

  • Sarah Jean Billeiter, QA Engineer

    Sarah Jean spends her week trying to break Meetup so members don't have to. Weekends you can find her biking the boroughs in search of the perfect taco with her dog, Oreo, riding sidecar.

  • Melanie Block, Recruiting Coordinator

    Melanie is making the interview process as smooth and fun as possible for new candidates as our Recruiting Coordinator. She knows a little bit about a lot of things and will never say no to karaoke.

  • Richard Boenigk, Lead Experience Designer

    Rick helps build and maintain the parts of the Meetup site that you can see.

  • Julia Brodatska, Staff Accountant

    Julia is responsible for supporting the Finance Team by handling accounts payable, verifying bills, and tracking expense reports. She's also responsible for all of the Biz Ops files.

    Julia believes that organization is THE way to success.

  • Jerry Brown, Community Specialist

    Jerry joined the Community Team in the hopes of supporting Meetup members to build a strong community. Outside of the office he enjoys playing ping pong for too long and perfecting his Frosted Flakes only diet.​

  • Paul Bruneau, Senior iOS Engineer

    Paul likes to make pixels light up on everyone’s tiny computers that have silhouettes of partially-eaten fruit on them. He likes recumbent bicycles and old arcade games and he’s weirdly proud to be from Michigan.

  • Vlad Burca, Software Engineer

    Vlad is a back-end software engineer, originally from Romania. He works on fixing bugs and developing new features that will make users love Meetup even more! He has a passion for algorithms and math but, when not programming, he likes exploring the city, in a non-shortest-path traversal, by either running or walking.

  • Marianka Campisi, Community Specialist

    Marianka provides support to the Meetup community and specifically loves helping members and organizers in our Italian speaking communities! In her spare time you can find her taking photos around the city or exploring the nearest bookstore.

  • Will Carlough, Computer Programmer

    Will is a computer programmer.

  • Sean Carrell, Community Team Manager

    Sean is excited to support the team as they work to grow, shape, and develop great communities around the world. At home, he enjoys relaxing with his fiancé and their pets. Sean and his fiancé are originally from Chicago and have lived in Brooklyn since 2013.

  • Sarah Cassidy, Community Specialist

    Sarah helps the Community Team provide support to Meetup's organizers and members. Outside of Meetup, you can find her getting lost on the Subway, eating pickles, and sneezing in thrift stores.

  • Mike Castleman, Lead Android Engineer

    Mike works on the Meetup app for Android, fixing bugs and adding new features.

  • Maurice Chen, Product Manager

    Maurice is excited to build products that facilitate real-world relationships around the world. He's also a full time space cowboy, but still needs to learn how to speak of the pompitous.

  • Ian Corbett, Lead Systems Engineer

    Ian does everything in his power to keep Meetup...up.

  • Keith Corwin, Lead Android Engineer

    Keith builds tools to help members and organizers bring their Meetups to the next level. He is currently living in Berlin, and is a co-organizer of the local chapter of Hack and Tell.

  • Troy Cox, Systems Support Specialist

    Troy provides daily tech support at Meetup HQ.

  • Ella Creedy-Hall, Senior Community Specialist

    Ella provides support to the Meetup community. In her spare time she enjoys YA novels and theorizing about the Boy Who Lived.

  • Michael Curtes, Product Director, Member Engagement

    Michael joined the Meetup team because he's interested in the interaction between on and offline life. Ask him about mobile, synthesizers, trees, and North Korea.

  • Scott D'Antuono, QA Engineer

    Scott lays awake at night dreaming about testing new features and ensuring their quality for the Meetup community. In his spare time, he dribbles around looking for new additions to his guitar collection.

  • Anne DeCusatis, Software Engineer

    Anne writes code for Meetup's backend. She is thankful for the existence of Squidwrench hackerspace. Her current emotion is probably excitement about computers.

  • Erin Dertouzos, Head of Talent & Culture

    Erin leads Human Resources at Meetup. She and her team are deeply committed to hiring the best and brightest in New York and making sure that our team is consistently challenged, engaged and growing professionally.

  • Adam Detrick, Design Architect

    Adam helps develop and maintain the front-end of Meetup. He's also a member of the New York Web Standards Meetup and the New York Web Performance Meetup.

  • Kara Donaldson, Senior Community Specialist

    Kara provides support to the Meetup community so that they can navigate the site and make their Meetups more successful. She'll most likely talk at you about The West Wing, Jane Austen, and/or your celebrity doppelganger.

  • Emily Eng, UI Engineer

    Emily works on Meetup's front-end. Outside of the office, she likes traveling, trying new restaurants and drinking Bloody Marys (preferably all at the same time).

  • Evan Estola, Lead Machine Learning Engineer

    Evan is uploading our personalities into the Internet so we can all look at funny pictures together forever, long after our bodies are gone. Until then, he'll be using machine learning to make Meetup's recommendations the best they can be.

  • Ivy Feraco, Lead UI Engineer

    Ivy helps develop and improve the Meetup user interface with code and a little TLC. She's happy to *finally* work for a web company that has positive impact - in real communities.

  • Chrissy Fleming, Product Manager, Retention

    Chrissy's goal as a product manager is to rid the world of frustrating user experiences. She's in charge of keeping our Meetup Groups alive and rockin'. Outside of work, she can be found playing in Brooklyn with her family, skiing, swing dancing, and running the Cobble Chill Parents Meetup.

  • Wayne Folkes, Systems Engineering Manager

    Wayne works behind the scenes to help make sure Meetup's systems are running smoothly.

  • Jennifer Gergen, Experience Design Director

    Jen designs lovely and useful features that “just make sense” and take some of the hard parts out of meeting up. She’s from the internet, she’s obsessed with the future, and her spirit muppet is Fozzy Bear.

  • Caitlyn Gillikin, Senior Community Specialist

    Caitlyn provides support to the Meetup Community, helping members and Organizers to make their Meetup experience the best it can be. You can normally find her in Brooklyn, drinking too much seltzer and trying to show strangers pictures of her cats.

  • Andres Glusman, Chief Strategy Officer

    Andres develops insight-informed strategies that help set the company's direction.

  • Todd Grimason, Senior Experience Designer

    Todd works on making Meetup simple and obvious to everyone. He also enjoys listening to mildly scratchy records, and is slowly learning German, which is not yet simple or obvious.

  • Brian Gruber, Principal Engineer

    Brian works on the back-end of Meetup. He's also a Co-Organizer of LispNYC, the New York City Lisp User Group. Brian likes computers, music, and combinations thereof.

  • Davide Gualandi, QA Engineer

    As part of the QA team, Davide tests Meetup's functionality all day long. He also gets to play with new Meetup features before they are released to members and organizers.

  • Jason Hammons, UI Engineer

    Jason helps develop and maintain Meetup's interface.

  • Hannah, Trust & Safety Specialist

    Hannah helps moderate member experience to make it meaningful and trustworthy.

  • Scott Heiferman, Co-Founder, CEO

    Scott is Meetup's co-founder & CEO and focuses the team on our dream of a Meetup Everywhere about Most Everything (MEME). He co-founded the NY Tech Meetup and is organizer or member of lots of other meetups.

  • Josh Hersh, Community Specialist

    Josh loves the nitty gritty of bringing people together and helps support the Meetup community to have a seamless experience. He organizes The Thoughtful Gay Man Meetup. In his free time, you'll find him exploring the world of wine (he loves the Loire Valley!), studying Christian mysticism, and nerding out on the theories behind how communities are formed.

  • Kristin Hodgson, Communications Director

    Kristin oversees the Communications team, helping us to tell the stories of Meetup Organizers and Members around the world. Kristin was a co-organizer of the Web Content Mavens Meetup in Washington, D.C. and goes to many Meetups in the NYC area.

  • Matthew Holloman, Office Assistant

    Matthew helps to keep Meetup HQ organized and polished. When he's not at Meetup, you can find him running along the Hudson Greenway, exploring obscure parts of the City, or cheering on Kansas State Football.

  • Will Howard, Director, Web Engineering

    Will helps build and maintain Meetup's front-end features.

  • Rich Hsieh, Lead Software Engineer

    Rich works on the back-end of the site, coding new features and maintaining existing ones. He is organizer of the Dashing Whippets.

  • Calvin Hu, Android Engineer

    Calvin works on Meetup's Android team.

  • Adaam Hukins, QA Engineer

    Adaam works on the QA team to test Meetup's functionality and make sure everything runs smoothly for the Meetup Community.

    He enjoys gardening, scrabble, and trivia...but in no particular order.

  • Elliot Isaacson, Full Stack Engineer

    Elliot is a Full Stack Engineer working to improve organizer experiences.

  • Dan Jefferys-White, Machine Learning Engineer

    Dan is a Machine Learning Engineer, working on the Data team.

  • David Jimenez, Community Specialist

    David joined the Community Team because he is passionate about getting people together and making awesome things happen. When he is not at Meetup HQ you can find him on the roads of your favorite park.

  • Deirdre Johnson, Community Team Lead

    Deirdre gets all excited about community organizing, so she's very happy to be a member of the Community team. When she's not answering your Meetup queries, she's probably discussing the hard-hitting topics like social justice issues, celebrity gossip, and where to get dinner.

  • Katie, Trust & Safety Specialist

    Katie is eager to guide the Meetup community to smooth and enjoyable Meetup experiences. When she's not at Meetup HQ, you will most likely find her playing trivia, watching college basketball, or quoting Friends.

  • Matt Kime, Senior UI Engineer

    Matt helps develop and maintain Meetup's user interface. He enjoys long walks with his view camera.

  • Lydia Kopecky, Community Specialist

    Lydia is on the Community Team at Meetup where she's passionate about helping people connect in person. Out of the office, Lydia is on the US Fencing Team and loves to climb mountains.

  • Lena Krug, Principal Engineer

    As Meetup's first Principal Engineer, Lena hopes to continue to create robust user and Meetup experiences. She strives to continuously innovate and help Meetup to move forward! She co-organizes the Lesbians Who Brunch Meetup.

  • Brian Lafayette, Strategy Director

    Brian uses site data, customer research, benchmarks and experimentation to create strategies that will enable the future growth of Meetup. He organizes the NYC Beach Volleyball Meetup.

  • Rachel Lafayette, Head of Business Development

    Rachel helps organizations build and manage networks of Meetups through Meetup Pro. A true Canadian, she loves the outdoors, back bacon and maple syrup. Her free time is spent with her family in Brooklyn.

  • Laura, Business Development Senior Analyst

    Laura works on the Business Development Team, helping to ensure that the site is an enjoyable adventure for all. When she's not at work, she schemes up furniture building projects and copes with her inability to properly eat sandwiches.

  • Arnaud Lawson, Systems Engineer

    Arnaud helps the IT team in keeping Meetup servers up and running optimally. In his spare time he likes playing with cutting edge technologies, but also really enjoys music and traveling whenever possible. He is a member of New York City Storm User Group and The New York Python Meetup Group.

  • Juan Leguizamón, Community Specialist

    Juan enjoys helping Meetup members create positive, sustainable change in their communities so he is stoked to be part of the Community Team. When he’s not at Meetup HQ, you can find him exploring the city and its many coffee shops, watching Florida State football, or dancing along to his iPod while waiting for the subway.

  • Jake Levine, Core Engineering Manager

    Jake couldn't stay away after his summer internship, and has returned in full-force to making the back-end better, stronger, faster.

  • Chris Lewis, Principal Engineer

    Chris works on the Meetup API in the effort to harness and empower the creativity of Meetup users wishing to innovate on the platform. He also likes functional programming, open source, and penny skateboards.

  • Daron Lin, Software Engineer

    Daron spends time building and maintaining Meetup's back-end. He currently works on making donations and dues as painless as possible in order to create healthy and self-sustaining communities. When not sitting in front of a computer, Daron can either be found on the soccer field or stuffing his face in various eateries around New York.

  • Adam Lippman, Product Manager, Payments

    Adam helps organizers fund successful Meetups through member payment. He found the world's best nanny via the Upper West Side Moms Meetup.

  • Nora Lorenzo, Talent & Culture Manager

    Nora works to help grow the Meetup team and performs other HR related duties. She's also a Co-organizer of Working@Meetup.

  • Jenn Louie, Trust & Safety Senior Manager

    Jenn helps Meetup communities thrive and grow by championing and facilitating trust and safety across the Meetup platform. She oversees the team that develops policies and enforcement measures to ensure Meetup is being used as intended. Her interests are pretty diverse and explorative, which is why she's part of over 20 Meetup Groups.

  • Gavin Maisel, QA Engineering Manager

    Gavin works on the QA Team to help ensure Meetup's functionality is awesome, enabling everyone to Meetup Everywhere about Most Everything.

  • Marc, Trust & Safety Manager

    Marc loves solving problems for Members and Organizers and helping to make their Meetup experiences great.

    When he's not assisting the Meetup community, you can find him meeting new people while hiking the nearest trail.

  • Caroline Marcks, Senior Engineer

    Caroline helps build the magic that is the Meetup backend and therefore likes to think she's a wizard. She loves cooking multi-course meals, weird music, and, most importantly, shoulder dancing.

  • Josh Marcus, Lead Engineer

    Josh works on Meetup’s core technologies, focusing on analytics infrastructure. He works to support Meetup’s mission of helping communities as they self-organize to build the power to change their world. Josh lives in Philly, is a member of the Philadelphia Area Scala Enthusiast Meetup, a creator of the open source geographic analysis library GeoTrellis, and loves to support social justice struggles with technology.

  • Dayna Mark, Experience Coordinator

    Dayna is excited to be part of the team here at Meetup! She is the administrative assistant who wears many hats. You can catch her on the weekends exploring the city, eating Oreos, and playing co-ed soccer.

  • Natalia Marmolejo, Junior Experience Designer

    Natalia collaborates with the Design team on creating digital experiences and visual designs for mobile and web. In her spare time, she enjoys running, doing imperfect hand-lettering, and cooking Mexican food.

  • Brendan McGovern, Co-Founder, CFO

    Brendan oversees the money coming in and the money going out, keeps the investors informed, and manages all the legal and administrative complexities that go along with a new business.

  • Tom Metzger, Data Scientist

    Tom helps teams at Meetup understand and use data to inform and guide initiatives to grow and improve Meetup. He is a member of many tech & data Meetup groups in NYC and if you see him at one definitely say 'hi.'

  • Mehran Moin, Community Specialist

    Having been an oddball time and time again throughout his childhood and still sometimes nowadays, Mehran joined the Meetup family to serve the other oddballs in the world to find their places of comfort and peace. He is born to serve, to love, and to enjoy life to the fullest, while helping people to enjoy their passions to the fullest with those who share the same passions and ideologies. He loves listening to Red Hot Chili Peppers, drinking copious amounts of chocolate milk, devouring sushi, and watching any and all kinds of films.

  • Andrea Murphy, Community Engagement Manager

    Andrea works with the Communications Team on outreach, education and engagement initiatives that celebrate, strengthen and broaden the community. Expect to hear from her if you're doing great things with your Meetup Group.

    You'll find her chatting up the locals in your neighborhood, hosting Organizer Meetups, gardening and occasionally playing pinball. Her favorite machine is Theatre of Magic.Tilt!

  • Larry Ng, Senior Software Engineer

    Larry works on the back-end and strives to create the best experience possible for Members and Organizers.

  • Ann Nguyen, Senior Community Specialist

    Ann provides support to the Meetup community. She is constantly on the lookout for roast beef sandwiches, empanadas, and Game of Thrones fans.

  • Nicole, Trust & Safety Specialist

    Nicole joined the Trust and Safety team in hopes of making the Meetup experience fun, safe and enjoyable for all users. When not on the clock you'll find her binge watching Dateline, searching for the perfect slice of pizza or cuddling her Mini-Schnauzer, Dublin.

  • Kelty Niles, Senior Strategist

    Kelty develops strategies to help Meetup achieve its MEME mission.

  • Oreo, Office Maintenance Lead

    Oreo heads up the office maintenance team. He is dedicated to ensuring that the floors are clean and there isn’t a morsel left behind by the MEME team. When he’s not at Meetup HQ, Oreo can be found traipsing around the beach, swimming in ponds, or riding sidecar on a slick bike.

  • Coralie Pachaud, Localization Manager

    Coralie loves making friends around the world so she is excited to be developing the use of Meetup internationally. As a true epicurean you can find her traveling somewhere sunny, tasting a glass of wine and baking a cake (all at once).

  • David Pashman, General Counsel

    David, aka Lawzilla, works with the business, community and development teams to crush the legal and business obstacles that come up as we strive towards a Meetup Everywhere About Most Everything.

  • Yvette Pasqua, CTO

    Yvette leads the engineering team in continuous learning, invention, and launch of quality software and systems to Meetup members around the world.

  • Mike Perrotti, Experience Designer

    Mike helps to get Meetup looking and feeling good across all platforms. In his spare time he enjoys printmaking, playing with synthesizers, and caring for reptiles.

  • Lev Piatigorsky, Systems Support Manager

    Lev provides systems support for Meetup HQ. In his spare time, he likes to roll around on a board, enjoy a good brew, and tell people that 'Lev' is indeed not short for anything. He is also good at being tall.

  • Brandon Price, Senior Systems Engineer

    Brandon likes to build new things, and keep them operating like clockwork. He remembers using a serial modem.

    He is also a member of Docker New York City, New York Linux Users Group, and OpenStack New York.

  • Laura Ragone, iOS Engineer

    Laura keeps Meetup’s iOS app running smoothly. In her spare time, she can be found tinkering with robots, sitting in dog parks, and drinking bubble tea.

  • Erin Rauch-Sasseen, Senior Community Specialist

    Erin is enthusiastic about making Meetup members and Organizers super happy. You can usually find her rocking out on stage with her sisters and/or reading plays aloud in the park. She has no idea what Shakespeare is saying, but that's part of the fun.

  • Jeremy Rayburn, Community Specialist

    Jeremy helps support Meetup members so they can get together to accomplish great things. He’s thrilled to be part of the Community Team. In his spare time, he enjoys writing sketch comedy, taking candid photographs, and exploring various neighborhoods in New York.

  • Jake Roa, Community Specialist

    Jake's biggest obsessions are making new friends and new memories. That's why he's so excited to help members find each other and do just that! When he's away from HQ, he's either telling stories or trying to fix his Kramer hair in some shop window somewhere.

  • Jose Rodriguez, Lead Software Engineer

    Jose works on awesome stuff on the back end. He is a member of the Military Veterans in Tech Meetup.

  • Romy Roloff, Community Specialist

    Romy works on the Community Team helping new members create their dream Meetup groups while keeping current members happy. In her free time she enjoys going to shows, reading books, writing stories, traveling, and people watching.

  • Pamela Rook, Senior Community Specialist

    It warms Pamela's heart to see Meetup members connecting and forming long-lasting communities across the globe. That's why Pamela loves providing friendly support to the Meetup community. Pamela's favorite pastimes include sitting in adirondack chairs with friends, wandering Prospect Park, and channeling her inner Coach Taylor. She has to hold back from using exclamation points.

  • Ryan Rosa, Office Manager

    Ryan assists with the general upkeep and awesomeness that is Meetup HQ. When not running around HQ, she enjoys reading comics, pawning off her photography to the general public and watching old episodes of Battlestar Galactica.

  • Will Ruiz, Office and Events Specialist

    Will enjoys making everyone's life a little easier. He is always trying to come up with new innovative ways of ensuring a smooth operation. In his free time he enjoys photography, yoga and has a passion for film.

  • Samantha Schwartz, Senior Community Specialist

    Samantha is all about community-building and works to ensure Meetup Groups are good-to-go. She is a self-proclaimed pun master, a firm believer of the Oxford comma, and constantly searching for the perfect cup of coffee.

  • Qing Shou, Principal Systems Engineer

    Qing keeps the servers running smoothly and handles tech support for our staff.

  • Hakiem Simmons, Accounting Associate

    Hakiem is excited to be a member of the Finance team, working to keep all of the accounts, accounted! In his spare time, Hakiem likes to play sports, spend time with friends and explore new areas of the World Famous New York City.

  • Sach Sokol, Data Scientist

    Sach extracts insights from data to inform strategies for strengthening Meetup.

  • Mike Spencer, UI Engineer

    Mike helps develop Meetup's front-end. Outside of web development, he enjoys playing soccer, playing guitar and snowboarding.

  • Fiona Spruill, VP, Product

    Fiona is responsible for product, design and community.

  • Aashish Srinivas, Software Engineer

    Aashish is excited to joining Meetup's Data team as a Software Engineer. He enjoys playing ping pong, hiking, learning how to cook, and of course, playing with huge data sets.

  • Kristen Stewart, Product Designer

    Kristen works on building the best possible experience for Meetup's members and Organizers. When she's not hip-deep in design, she likes to obsess over turtles, read sci-fi, and endlessly replay BioWare games.

  • Nathan Stilwell, Senior Full Stack Engineer

    Nathan is an engineer who loves to craft the touch points of a user experience. He lives in Manhattan with his partner, Elizabeth. Nathan will talk your ear off on the subjects of imbibing spirits, mechanical keyboards, marlinspike seamanship, and sartorial taste.

  • Emily Swanson, Community Team Lead

    Emily is super excited to be a member of the Community team here at Meetup. In her spare time, she loves talking about Drake, playing D&D;, hanging out with her two cats, and cooking insane amounts of food for friends.

  • Kathy Tafel, Director of Mobile Engineering

    Kathy leads the Android and iOS engineers taking Meetup mobile apps to the next level. When not thinking about systems theory, she enjoys dancing, building soil, and sipping oolong tea.

  • Prat Tanapaisankit, Android Engineer

    Prat is an Android Engineer working on Meetup App. He also a member of the New York Android Developers Meetup and various Tech Meetups in New York metropolitan area.

  • Doug Tangren, Senior API Engineer

    Doug helps build out the web API and expose the platform to a community particularly close to his heart - the developer community.

  • Kristin Tarczynski, Administrative Assistant

    Kristin is thrilled to have joined the team at Meetup! She will be assisting Triforce in their mission to ensure the best possible work environment. She loves to travel, sing, discuss anything relating to Harry Potter, and explore fun restaurants and bars in the city.

  • Alex Tayor, Senior Strategic Analyst

    Alex works on the strategy team at Meetup, with a focus on user growth. When not at MeetupHQ, you can find him exploring the NYC culinary scene, watching his beloved Baltimore Ravens, or trying to improve his tennis serve game.

  • Marina Tempelsman, Research Coordinator

    Marina is very excited to be a part of the Strategy team here at Meetup. She spends most of her free time writing/performing sketch comedy at The PIT and The UCB, baking cookies, and watching Project Runway.

  • Dana Trader, Director of Community Operations

    Dana believes in the power of community and is thrilled to support the team as they build community with every interaction. She loves living in NYC and embraces the diverse opportunities it offers. Dana participates in her local community garden, eking out a few prized hearty beans and lopsided tomatoes each summer.

  • Matt Trush, Product Director, Member Growth

    Trush is passionate about designing and launching great product experiences that bring people together. He's an avid fly fisher and founded the NYC Fly Fishing Meetup.

  • Ben Tumin, Community Team Lead

    Ben provides support and customer service to the Meetup community. When not at work, he can be found chasing and retrieving used tennis balls, eating a mixture of dry and wet food out of bowls, and sleeping on the bed even though he's not supposed to.

  • Bhuwan Vashisht, Senior Strategic Analyst

    Bhuwan leverages user research, conducts data analysis and builds models to help shape strategies to drive Meetup growth and improvement. He can often be found at soccer meetups going on in New York City!

  • Bryan Velzy, Senior Community Specialist

    Bryan makes community support his number one priority. When he's not at Meetup, he enjoys going to concerts, tattoos, NY Giants football, and a good pun.

  • Kellie Wagner, Community Specialist

    Kellie is part of the Community Team, where she gets to do what she loves-- helping people, solving problems, and building strong communities. When she's not at Meetup, you can find her writing about race and women in tech, playing with her dog Dylan, or working on her passion project GoGiver, which finds creative ways to show appreciation to nonprofit volunteers.

  • Teresa Wall, QA Lead Analyst

    Teresa makes sure new and existing Meetup features are running smoothly.

  • Andrew Williams, Community Team Manager

    Andrew works with and supports Meetup's thriving community of Members and Organizers to help make their Groups successful.

    In his free time Andrew enjoys drawing, over-analyzing the Knicks, and giving unlicensed haircuts.

  • Sarah Wilson, Trust & Safety Analyst

    Sarah is helping the Trust & Safety team improve member experience and internal workflow through data analysis.

  • Sam Wu, iOS Engineer

    Sam is passionate about using technology to create face to face human interactions. He loves that Meetup provides people experiences, not things.

    Sam loves seeking new and unique experiences, using coupons and annoying animals. He lives in NY but will always be a Californian at heart.

    He runs the NY SocialTech Meetup and gives a shout out to the iOSSideProjects Meetup for all their help.

  • Maki Yamamoto, Community Specialist

    Maki is thrilled to be part of the Community team, and enjoys guiding and supporting Meetup organizers and members. She likes pickles, paper crafts, polka dots, and alliteration.

  • Rebecca Youngdahl, Community Specialist

    Rebecca is very happy to be a part of the Community Team and support members in getting together to build lasting connections. Outside of the office, she enjoys seeing live music, attempting to be a coffee and beer connoisseur, hanging out with dogs of all sizes, and finding any reason to bake something.

Board of Directors

  • Andreas Stavropoulos

    Draper Fisher Jurvetson

    Andreas is a venture capitalist and Managing Director at DFJ, where he serves on the Boards of a number of cool companies, including Meetup. Andreas focuses primarily on software investments (enterprise infrastructure and consumer/Internet), wireless networking, and technology-enabled services.

  • Brad Burnham

    Union Square Ventures

    Brad is a founding partner of Union Square Ventures, an early stage venture capital group in New York. He invests in web services which, like Meetup, have the potential to fundamentally change important markets. He currently serves on the boards of Indeed, Pinch Media, Tumblr, Bug Labs, Wesabe, Adaptive Blue, and Oddcast.

  • Di-Ann Eisnor


    Di-Ann Eisnor, VP Platform & Partnership runs US operations and is crafting the cartography of "live mapping" for Israeli crowd-sourced navigation and real-time traffic start-up, Waze.

    Di-Ann is a neogeography pioneer and serial entrepreneur employing all means to increase the world's citizen mappers.

    Prior to Waze, Di-Ann was Co-Founder and CEO of Platial, a widely adopted mobile and online social mapping service funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Ram Shriram and others. Di-Ann holds a BS in Studio Art and Business Administration from New York University.

  • Esther Dyson


    Esther Dyson is editor of Release 1.0 (a CNET Networks property) and serves as court jester to the online world, as loving critic, angel investor, long-sighted analyst and enthusiastic participant.

  • Scott Heiferman


    Scott is Meetup's co-founder & CEO and focuses the team on our dream of a Meetup Everywhere about Most Everything (MEME). He co-founded the NY Tech Meetup and is organizer or member of lots of other meetups.

MVP Alums

  • Gary Burns

    4-year CTO
  • Greg Whalin

    Co-Founder/5-year CTO
  • Mary Telesco

    VP, Sponsorships
  • Matt Meeker

    Co-Founder/VP, Member Experience
  • Peter Kamali

    Co-Founder/5-year CTO

Meetup Fellows

  • Douglas Atkin

    Douglas is the author of 'The Culting of Brands', the fruit of 10 years of research into how organizations create loyalty and devotion from their members. He has spent much of his career in Marketing and Advertising, and was most recently Chief Community Officer at Meetup.

  • Pierre Omidyar

    eBay and Omidyar Network

    Pierre is the founder and chairman of eBay. Inspired by the social value created by eBay and Meetup, Pierre and his wife Pam established Omidyar Network to fund businesses and nonprofit organizations that leverage market-based, collaborative approaches to create opportunity for people around the world. Pierre also serves as a trustee of Tufts University, Punahou School, and Santa Fe Institute

    Photo credit: Allison V. Smith

  • Richard Rowe

    Richard Rowe is a clinical psychologist and educator who advises social benefit organizations, focusing on organizational health and development. He has worked in West Africa, was Associate Dean at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, been the CEO of a $500 million publicly-traded internet business, and directed the Internet and Information Services team of the Dean for America presidential campaign. He has been engaged with Meetup since 2003.

  • Senator William W. Bradley

    Allen & Company LLC

    Senator Bradley is a Managing Director of Allen & Company LLC. Senator Bradley served in the U.S. Senate from 1979 to 1997 representing the state of New Jersey. In 2000, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. Prior to serving in the Senate, he was an Olympic gold medalist and a New York Knick, winning 2 NBA championships. He has authored five books on American politics, culture and economy.

Advisory Board

Jim Cashel, Steven Johnson, Kenneth Lerer, Robert Putnam, Ira Rosen, Richard Rowe, Douglas Rushkoff, Andrew Shapiro, Clay Shirky, Brian Sroub, Jeffrey Stewart.

Special Thanks

Vadim Akselrod, Alain Bankier, Dawn Barber, Rosario Barrientos, Andrew Beebe, Lizzie Blades, John Borthwick, Ann Marie Campbell, Jim Cashel, Bryan Collins, Katrina Costello, Drew Curtis, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Adam Dinow, Ed Dintrone, Di-Ann Eisnor, Ann FitzGibbons, Peter F, Brad Fitzpatrick, Jason Fried, Seth Godin, Yair Goldfinger, Rufus Griscom, Gogi Gupta, The Chicago Heifermans, Mark Hurst, Steven Berlin Johnson, Louis Kanganis, Chris Kramer, Ken Lerer, Alex Lynch, Danielle Manello, James Marciano, Cindy McBennett, Ryan McGinness, Peter Meluso, Bill & Arlys Meeker, Pedro Mendelbaum, Michael Montero, Robin Neustein, Shimon Neustein, Kevin O'Connor, Michael Pancheri, Ashish Pant, Judy Parsons, Nalin Patel, Robert Putnam, Scott Reents, Ira Rosen, Jon Rubin, Douglas Rushkoff, Tony Schmitz, Michael Schrage, Andrew Shapiro, Clay Shirky, Genevieve Shuler, Dave Skwarczek, Charles Sommer, Brian Sroub, Jeff Stewart, Peter Sulick, Scott Upton, Rashad Wareh, Michael Weiksner, Jason Wilson, Jeff & Heidi Zinsli, Mark James, the communities behind Linux, Java, Apache, Tomcat, MySQL, Postfix, Tux, Bugzilla, Blogger and Movable Type.