Stephen Borlik

Senior Customer Success Manager

Stephen joined the Customer Success team in the fall of 2017. As a Customer Success Manager, he enjoys building relationships, problem solving and teaching. Originally from Michigan, Stephen has made his away across the country with stops in Washington DC and Denver prior to calling Seattle home. Outside of BV, he enjoys going on road trips with his wife and two dogs. He’s visited 39 of the 50 states and plans to visit them all.

Ben Carson

Account Executive

Ben joined BrandVerity in October of 2018, bringing over 5 years of technical software sales to the team. Born and raised in the Greater Seattle area, Ben worked as a welder/machinist and in the sports management industry before taking the dive into sales. When not focused on honing his craft, Ben enjoys all things music, whether it is adding to his record collection or attending concerts. Although a back injury sidelined Ben a few years ago, he still loves watching and coaching sports. Ben is also a core founding member of the Mona Foundation’s Seattle chapter.

Ethan Celletti

Senior Software Engineer

 

Van Chappell

EMEA GM

Van joined our London team in 2019. Van was our first sales executive back in the early days of BrandVerity - and he went on to become the founder of 5IQ. He successfully sold that company to Impact Radius in 2016. After completing that integration he started Progressive Shopper before deciding to return to the BrandVerity team as our EMEA GM. When he's not working, Van is typically either cycling or running around after his kids.

Emily Dreke

Lead Software Engineer

Emily joined BrandVerity’s developer team in Fall of 2016. Emily is originally from Seattle, but she spent 2015 in Scotland. While there, she completed her MSc degree in Speech & Language Processing at the University of Edinburgh. She has had haggis, and she actually likes it (try it deep fried). Before Scotland, Emily lived in Missoula, Montana and Pozzuoli, Italy. Although she is a world traveler, Seattle will always be her base camp and she is excited to be working in her home city. Having a BA in Linguistics, Emily loves applying natural language processing and machine learning techniques to new problems. In her free time, Emily plays an excessive amount of video games, obsesses over her miniature Australian Shepherd, and bakes fattening things. 

John Ethier

Account Executive

Growing up in Bellingham, Washington, John moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington. After graduating with a B.S. in Environmental Science, John spent 5 years in the craft beer industry as a brewer and sales representative. After starting as a Customer Success Manager, John moved to the sales team to help BrandVerity grow. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, bicycling, brewing tasty beer, and cooking awesome food for family and friends.

Dave Forrestall

Sales Development Representative

 

James Forsyth

Account Services Analyst

James joined the team in 2019. An analyst by day and hotel auditor by night, he also has a degree in game design and enjoys playing a good open-world RPG with his two cats at home when he's not at work.

Georgia Gier

VP of Customer Success

As Vice President of Customer Success, Georgia enjoys getting to know BrandVerity's customers and helping them get the most from our software. She graduated with a degree in Sociology and Spanish from Colgate University, where she was a member of the basketball and cheerleading teams. When she's not busy rooting for the Seahawks, she still loves playing basketball in her free time.

Natalie Grazian

Customer Success Associate

Natalie joined BrandVerity’s Customer Success team in the fall of 2019. She graduated with a major in English and minor in Spanish from Santa Clara University before working several gigs in the book publishing industry. A lifelong Californian, she made the predictable move to Seattle in 2017 and never looked back. Natalie enjoys showering affection on her indifferent cat, reading sad novels, and taking long walks in the rain.

Olivia Hull

Director of Sales

Olivia is a born-and-raised Seattleite who returned to Seattle after graduating from Gonzaga University with a B.A. in International Business and Marketing as well as a minor in Philosophy. Prior to joining BrandVerity in 2013, she worked at F5 Networks in their marketing department. At BrandVerity, Olivia is focused on all things sales and collaborating across the company. Outside of the office, “Liv” is found playing soccer for a number of teams, playing board games and finding any other excuse to be overly competitive. Fun fact: around the office she has the nicknames of ‘Liv’ and ‘OJ’ but no one is really sure where ‘OJ’ came from.

David Iglesias

Account Executive

David joined the EMEA Sales team in July 2018, after working as a Business Development Manager for a SaaS company in Sheffield (UK). Originally from Spain, David moved to the UK in 2013 after graduating in Translation and Interpreting from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He is a sports fan, and in his free time he likes watching and playing soccer, as well as running, cycling and hiking. Travelling and exploring new countries is another of David's hobbies, as this gives him a great opportunity to meet new people and discover exciting cultures!

Anisha Kili

Account Executive

Anisha Kili joined the Sales team in October 2019. After graduating from the University of Washington – Tacoma, Anisha lived in Cleveland, Ohio for two years before moving back to Seattle. Anisha enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and hiking.

Joon Kim

Software Architect

Joon, the first member of our team, has been writing code at BrandVerity for over 10 years. Previously, he served as a Researcher/Software Engineer at nTels, providing operation support systems to leading telecom carriers in the global market. He holds a B.S. from the University of Washington and a M.Eng. from Stevens Institute of Technology. Outside his work at BrandVerity, he has a wide range of interests including stock picking, mathematical optimization, multimedia, photography, and home decoration. He also enjoys climbing, biking, and skiing with his family and dreams of an endless supply of fish, curry, and basmati.

Sam Larner

Customer Success Manager

Sam is a Customer Success Manager based in Europe. He graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a BA in English Language and Linguistics, specializing in Norwegian and Icelandic. After a brief stint as a primary (elementary) school teacher he moved into account management and hasn't looked back since. His favorite part about the job is interacting with customers and problem solving. One interesting fact about Sam is that during a BrandVerity surfing trip to Portugal, he found out he couldn't surf, luckily he could swim. When he's not at work, Sam can be seen throwing himself down snowy slopes across Europe, writing about rugby & cycling and coaching rugby to whoever will listen.

Brendan Lash

Senior Customer Success Manager

As a Customer Success Manager, Brendan enjoys solving customer problems and building relationships. Originally from Philadelphia, he previously worked as an Assistant Operations Manager at Philadelphia Triathlon. Before moving to Seattle, Brendan received his bachelor's degree from New York University, where he studied Classics and Anthropology. In his free time, Brendan enjoys snowboarding, DIY projects, and reading comics. If he could have an endless supply of any food, he would choose either Philadelphia soft pretzels or Ben & Jerry's Late Night Snack ice cream.

Quentin Le Roy

Account Executive

 

Agnes Li

Account Services Analyst

Agnes joined BrandVerity in April of 2019. Born and raised in China, Agnes moved to Seattle in 2017 and earned her Master’s degree in Information Systems at Washington University. Prior to joining BrandVerity, she was a business analyst in finance and e-commerce industry for four years. In her spare time, Agnes likes to try new food, go shopping, travel, and play video games (her favorite game is definitely Overcooked 1 & 2). She’s also learning to code and hopes to become a software developer in the future.

Chloe Liang

Account Executive

 

Ryan Lim

Office Manager

As the Seattle Office Manager at BV, Ryan wears many hats at the company and has done so since September 2018. Originally from Las Vegas, NV, Ryan moved to the PNW in 2014 and graduated from Seattle University with a BA in Business Administration and majors in Marketing and Finance. In college, a big focus of Ryan’s work was bringing efficiency and healthy work culture to organizations, and now he is continuing that work at BrandVerity. In his spare time, Ryan likes to travel, attend drag shows, try new foods, and play board games.

Neil Moonka

Senior Software Engineer

Neil grew up in New Mexico, and then moved to Seattle after a short detour for school at UIUC. Before joining BrandVerity in early 2019, he spent time working at Heather Coy Fitness, A.R.O, and Amazon. In his free time, he likes to spend his time marveling at the beauty of the Pacific Northwest from his bike seat, reading, and hanging out with his wife and dogs.

David Naffziger

CEO & Co-Founder

David does a little bit of a lot of things and often jokes that at one point he has done every job (poorly) in the company. Mostly he finds himself apologizing to the engineering team for poor code he once wrote. He really enjoys seeing the team take ownership of the company and its success. Prior to BrandVerity, David was VP of Engineering at Judy's Book and a Co-Founder of Quova. After graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he started his career as a management consultant at Bain & Company. David occasionally fools himself into thinking he's a distance runner and still injures himself playing league soccer. Most of all, he really enjoys getting outside with his family.

Maura Newell

Senior Paid Search Product Manager

With a background in medical research and a degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame, Maura joined BrandVerity in 2015. Her favorite part of her job, if she must choose, is working with her team to troubleshoot tough cases for clients. When she isn't in the office, you can find Maura playing fetch with her furry pal Stewie Bob or catching a local concert with less-furry friends. If Maura could have an unlimited supply of any food, she’d take all the unagi maki she could get. As a close second, she’d choose peanut butter.

Jake O'Leary

Product Analyst

Jake joined BrandVerity as their first Customer Support Representative in Fall of 2017 and transitioned to Product Analyst in 2019. As a recent graduate of the University of Washington and lifelong resident of the state, Jake enjoys spending his free time outdoors with his dog, Dillon, across the Pacific Northwest. Jake graduated with a B.S. in Economics in June 2017 from the UW, where he worked with the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance to support their technology resources. Jake looks forward to combining his customer focused experience with his analytical background to provide consistent support for BrandVerity’s clients.

Cody Ramaker

Senior Software Engineer

 

Monisha Ray

Customer Success Manager

Monisha joined BrandVerity as a Customer Success Manager at the beginning of 2018. A lifelong Seattle native, Monisha graduated from the University of Washington in 2014 with a B.S. in Conservation Biology, spending her junior year doing research in the Australian rainforest. Prior to joining BrandVerity, she has been committed to providing excellent customer experiences, most recently as a Brand Specialist with Amazon. Outside of work, Monisha enjoys beachcombing and hunting for sea glass, eating poke, and curling up with a good book and a cup of Port Townsend coffee.

Keegan Runnals

Senior Software Engineer

An east coast transplant, Keegan has come to love the PNW. He graduated from Bates College in 2011 with a B.S. in geology, and settled on Seattle after some post-college adventuring. Originally joining BV in early 2012, he found the scrappy startup world to be fun and an incredible learning experience. Academics called him back for a master's in geology, but not before winning a Geekwire foosball championship. After finishing his degree, Keegan was drawn back by the continuing success of BrandVerity, and has resumed his role as a software engineer and foosball connoisseur. In his free time Keegan enjoys skiing, hiking, and explaining why we shouldn’t worry about “the big earthquake.”

Ulla Saleh

Marketing Manager

Ulla joined BrandVerity in fall 2016. She is responsible for developing content in support of Marketing and Sales efforts. Prior to BV, she managed marketing communications at Array Health, a Seattle-based start-up. In a previous life, Ulla served as a U.S. diplomat in China, Singapore and Washington, D.C. She speaks Swedish, Mandarin Chinese, French and elementary Persian and holds a BA from Princeton University and a MA from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Ulla lives on bucolic Bainbridge Island with her husband and two daughters. Outside of work she enjoys traveling, road trips in her 1941 Packard, biking and running around Bainbridge Island, reading and skiing.

Lily Schatz

Customer Success Associate

Lily joined BrandVerity in the summer of 2018 as a Customer Success Associate. Lily grew up in Connecticut and holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Oberlin College. Prior to coming to BrandVerity she spent many years studying Chinese history and culture, and has traveled extensively in China. In her free time she enjoys reading novels, hiking, cooking, and playing board games.

Will Weatherford

Software Engineer

Will is a software engineer at BrandVerity. After working in sales, customer service and account management for many years, Will was inspired by a friend to learn to code. After starting with a few online classes and personal projects, he was hooked for life. In 2016, he completed the Advanced Software Programming in Python program at Code Fellows in Seattle. In his spare time, Will loves to play board games, video games (on PC, the most superior gaming platform, of course) and ultimate frisbee. He relies on reddit.com for all useful information and believes that he could eat pizza for every meal for the rest of his life. Will’s short-term goal is to build some awesome gadgets with his Raspberry Pi.

Jeremy Webb

Senior Software Engineer

Jeremy is a software engineer at BrandVerity in our Seattle office. Jeremy has been building software for over 25 years and holds a B.S. in Computer Science. His career started at a young age writing games for the Commodore VIC-20 and continued at NORAD (not games) and ARM. When not writing software Jeremy enjoys science, politics, and spending time with his wife and children.

Beck Williams

Engineering Manager

Beck is a software engineer at BrandVerity who recently earned her BS in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Before working on graphics rendering and introducing middle and high schoolers to the joys of programming and animation in West Philly, Beck grew up in remote (but beautiful) northern Idaho. The mountains drew her back to the Pacific Northwest upon graduating, and she spends as much time as she can either hiking up or snowboarding down them. She also enjoys both types of scrums, playing rugby with the Seattle Saracens!

Nathan Yam

Customer Success Manager

Nathan is a Customer Success Manager in our London office. Originally from Hong Kong, he graduated from King's College London with a BSc in Biomedical Science, followed by a MSc in Management from Warwick Business School. Prior to joining BrandVerity he worked in a number of startups (from digital marketing, co-working space to health & wellness) back in his native Hong Kong for 6 years. In his free time, he likes nothing more than to sit back, relax and catch up on his favourite US and Korean TV shows.