Our People

Our team has backgrounds as varied as recruiting, HR, training, data analytics, graphic design, creative writing, project management, and internal communications. If it has to do with the employee experience, we’ve got you covered!

Ann Melinger

CEO
Head honcho. Passionate about people. New York City girl. Broadway addict. Late-blooming schussboomer. Family organizer. Social planner and kid cuddler.

Kate Brinkerhoff Angus

HEAD OF ACCOUNTS
Running addict. Creative writer. Employee experience enthusiast. Francophile. Snow seeker. Jersey girl.

Anna Downing

HEAD OF PEOPLE & OPERATIONS
AKA “The Fixer”. Eternal optimist. Neat freak. Vino aficionado. Super mom. Dance party champion.

Jackie Berg

HEAD OF RESEARCH & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Visual problem-solver. Numbers geek. Fueled by Diet Coke and chips. Wannabe health nut. Generally conflicted.

Patty Rivas

VICE PRESIDENT
Workplace engineer. Proud momma to three crazy boys. Music addict. Beer lover. Risk taker. Soul seeker.

Sara Forner Howland

VICE PRESIDENT
Employee advocate. Writer. Joy seeker. Adventurer. Dog lover. Accomplished eater.

Lindsay McCleary

MANAGER OF CLIENT SERVICES
Energetic Project Manager. Assumes limitless possibilities. Aspiring yogi with questionable balance. Prefers red over water.

Jennifer Gunst

SENIOR CLIENT STRATEGIST
Comms strategist. Thinker and planner. Big Green alum transplanted to the Bay Area. Aspiring gardener. Lucky Mama of two littles. Running partner for best dog in the world.

Becky Sennett

SENIOR CLIENT STRATEGIST
Employee advocate. Passionate about authenticity and good stories. Music lover and sometimes a DJ. Often found talking about food and healthy living (in a fun way!).

Claire Stuart

DESIGNER & PROJECT COORDINATOR
Creative problem solver. A DOODLER AND A LIST MAKER. A PLANNER & VISUAL STORY teller. Blissfully unaware of the concept of strangers. Proud owner of world’s cutest dog.

Gabriel Galdamez

MARKETING ASSOCIATE
Dreamer. Planner and Doer. Obsessed with Making Things Better. Aspiring Globe Trotter. Pixar Nerd. Fried Chicken Aficionado. Fitness and Flying Trapeze Addict.

Vanessa Bortnick

SENIOR CLIENT STRATEGIST
Coffee fiend. Communication-enabler. Full of wanderlust. Word nerd. Early Bird.

Dina Gomez

SENIOR CLIENT STRATEGIST
Comms strategist. Writer. Seeker of the simplistic. Multitasking mom to great kids - from college to elementary school! Hot yoga addict and beach lover. Believes red wine cures everything. One of ‘those’ crazy USC Trojan alums. Fight on!

Alison Harrison

SENIOR WRITER
Question asker. Expat Brit. Book addict. Political junkie. Dog lover. Cat staff.

Shazia Jivraj

SENIOR CLIENT STRATEGIST
Problem solver. Simplifying the complex. Fluent in the universal language of numbers. Lifelong learner and avid reader, because words matter.

Lindsey Tishgart

SENIOR CLIENT STRATEGIST
Obsessed with words. Live music lover. Devoted Texas Longhorn fan. Uncoordinated bootcamp addict. Mom to two crazy little dudes.

Christie Petrone

SENIOR CLIENT STRATEGIST
Planner and organizer. Adrenaline junkie. Dog lover. Grammar nerd. Candy fiend. Ski fanatic. Mother of two audacious girls.

Whitney Eskenazi

PROJECT MANAGER
Girl mom. Brunch lover. Iced coffee connoisseur. Pleasantly persistent. Optimistic realist.

Amy Wang Hernandez

CLIENT STRATEGIST
Boba and coffee enthusiast. Mama of two girls: a tiny human and a rescue pup. Curious learner. Planner. Kicks butt at board games. Will build your IKEA furniture for fun.

Sprig Studio

CREATIVE PARTNER
Passionate about bringing creative ideas to life through design and animations and video. Collaborators. Brainstormers. What-if-ers who get things done.

Rob Loud

DIRECTOR/PHOTOGRAPHER
Born and raised New Yorker. Frequent flier. Pizza connoisseur. Professional air guitarist.

Jennifer Cummins

ACCOUNTANT
Numbers guru. Straight shooter. First child overachiever. Multitasking wife and mother to 3 adventurous girls. Runner. Lover of music, food, Texas football and everything outdoors.

Liz Kelly

BRILLIANT INK FOUNDER
#1 fan (not in a creepy way). Employee experience revolutionary. Storyteller. Yoga junkie. Hippie mama.