Meet GivingData's Team

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Liz Fischer

CEO
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Favorite Quote: "Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." - George Bernard Shaw

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Location: Massachusetts

Dream Travel Location: Banff National Park in Canada.

Hobbies: I love to play soccer, and coach some too. Other than that, I love long walks/hikes and playing games of all types with family.

Pets: We don't have any pets, aside from the many bunnies who have most comfortably made their home in our small backyard.

Alf Gracombe

CEO Emeritus & Advisor
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Favorite Quote: "Only connect..." - E. M. Forster, Howards End

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Location: Massachusetts

Dream Travel Location: Italy

Hobbies: Hiking, Cooking, Opera

Pets: Two cats (Belle & Sebastian)

Roberto Cremonini

Chief Innovation Officer
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Favorite Quote: "The road to success is always under construction.” – Lily Tomlin

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Location: Arizona

Dream Travel Location: Greece

Hobbies: Cheering on my kids from the stands during their sporting events, Peloton workouts, lounging by the pool with a good book and a cold beverage

Pets: Penny (mini goldendoodle)

Julie Gamboa

VP, Client Experience
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Favorite Quote: “Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil at check, but that is not what I have found. I have found that it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay... Small acts of kindness and love.” - Gandalf the Grey, The Hobbit

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Location: Rhode Island

Dream Travel Location: Spain

Hobbies: Gardening

Pets: Two wire-haired fox terriers: Oliver (4.5 yo) Pau (3.5 yo)

Ezra Mendez

Director, Operations
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Favorite Quote: "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end."

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Location: Ontario 

Dream Travel Location: Switzerland 

Hobbies: Minnesota Vikings Fan, Board Games & Economics Nerd

Pets: Echo - Golden Doodle

Matthew Mckenna

Director, Finance and Accounting
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Favorite Quote: “My most memorable hikes can be classified as 'Shortcuts that Backfired.'” - Edward Abbey, The Journey Home: Some Words in Defense of the American West

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Location: Colorado 

Dream Travel Location: The Aegean Sea along the Turkish coast or the high desert of the Colorado Plateau.

Hobbies: Weekend Warrior sports (soccer and tennis), outdoor activities that generally don't involve run-ins with bears (skiing and fly fishing) and reading mysteries and spy novels.

Pets: I don't currently have any pets but the most recent were two rescue dogs name Abbey and Ringo.

Eric Jones

Director, Product Management
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Favorite Quote: "Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

 
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Location: Minnesota

Dream Travel Location: Alaska

Hobbies: Anything outdoor -- skiing, biking, running, and fishing.

Pets: British Lab named Sawyer

 

Kyle Fossen

VP, Sales
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Matthew Rantz

VP, Technology
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Dan Brochu

VP, Product Architecture
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Favorite Quote: "Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country." - JFK

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Location: California

Dream Travel Location: Antartica 

Hobbies: Travel

Favorite Animal: Leopard

Atif Manzoor

Sr. Director, Head of Security
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Favorite Quote: "Good ideas come from everywhere. It's more important to recognize a good idea than to author it." - Jeanne Gang

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Location: Pennsylvania 

Dream Travel Location: Istanbul

Hobbies: Hiking, gardening, pleating homemade dumplings

Pets: 4 cats

Breanna Wong

Director, Product Design
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Favorite Quote: "A great person is willing to be little." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Location: Illinois

Dream Travel Location: Argentina (Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Patagonia)

Hobbies: Music, bicycles, restaurants, and travel

Carl Seid

Director of Marketing
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Favorite Quote: "I'm silently judging your font choice."

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Location: Washington

Dream Travel Location: Everywhere that I haven't been to!

Hobbies: Boxing, Muay Thai, and Dance

Pets: Mocha - a toy Aussie

Angela Shen

Product Designer
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Favorite Quote: "May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short."

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Location: Illinois

Dream Travel Location: I'd love to travel to Argentina

Hobbies: I enjoy vintage shopping, listening to podcasts, making jewelry, and exploring new restaurants in my city

Pets: I have one pet, my cat Mickey

Claudia Ellebrecht

Product Associate
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Favorite Quote: "Think like a person of action, act like a person of thought." - Henri Bergson

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Location: California

Dream Travel Location: Chicama, Peru (the longest left-breaking surf wave in the world)

Hobbies: Mountain Biking, Surfing, Music

Pets: Goldfish: Tony, Rosy, Rocky, Goldie, and Chocolate Chip

Greg Coghill

Principal, Enterprise Sales
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Favorite Quote: "So let us not return to what was normal, but reach toward what is next." - Amanda Gorman

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Location: Colorado

Dream Travel Location: Sri Lanka

Hobbies: Traveling, skiing, and simply having fun

Pets: Dog

Mary Perkins

Principal, Enterprise Sales
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Favorite Quote: "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other people's thinking." - Steve Jobs

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Location: Maryland 

Dream Travel Location: Swiss Alps

Pets: Seamus - Black Lab

Hobbies: Anything outdoors: Skiing, Kayaking, Running Etc.

 
 

 

Denis Brennan

Principal, Enterprise Sales
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Favorite Quote: "Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight."

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Location: North Carolina

Dream Travel Location: Amalfi Coast

Hobbies: Hiking, Gold

Favorite Animal: Dogs!

Dylan Taylor

Sales Solution Consultant
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Favorite Quote: "If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid."

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Location: Montana

Dream Travel Location: India

Hobbies: Swimming

Pets: Two golden retrievers, Maggie & Honey

Anne Hossner

Senior Manager, Learning and Enablement
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Favorite Quote: "It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me. " - Batman

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Location: California

Dream Travel Location: Italy

Hobbies: Movies, escape rooms, video games, tennis

Pets: A dog named Einstein

 

Casey DeSain

Senior Marketing Manager
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Hobbies: Reading, DIY, Woodworking, Video Games, Programming

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Location: New Jersey

Dream Travel Location: Japan

Favorite Animal: Cats

Stan Zakharin

Director, Software Engineer
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Joe Bindert

Sr. Web Application Developer
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Favorite Quote: "Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." - John Lennon

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Location: Connecticut

Dream Travel Location: New Zealand

Hobbies: Sports, Hiking, Song Writing, Recording music

Pets: Ivy (best little pooch)

Pete Metelski

Sr. Manager, QA
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Favorite Quote: "Time, a profound enigma, binds and eludes us, urging embrace of the fleeting present as eternity unfolds." - Anon Philo

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Location: California

Dream Travel Location: Petra, Jordan: Discover the ancient city of Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World

Hobbies: Filmmaking and tinkering

Pets: Maltipoo named Olive (Olli)

Marlon Rowlett

Sr. Manager, Client Support
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Favorite Quote: "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." - Martin Luther King Jr.

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Location: Virginia

Dream Travel Location: Southern Tuscany 

Hobbies: Hiking, soccer, golf.

Pets: Piper (rescued from a high kill dog shelter in Alabama)

Andy Bawcombe

Sr. Escalations Manager
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Favorite Quote: "Whoa, man you've really been working" - Hector 'Zero' Zeroni (Holes)

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Location: DMV area

Dream Travel Location: Greece

Hobbies: Reading, Watching TV and Movies, Gardening

Pets: I have a cat named Lucy

Mila Whiteley

Sr. Manager, Client Success
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Favorite Quote: "Inveniam viam aut faciam (I will find a way, or make one)."

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Location: Virginia

Dream Travel Location: I love going "back home" to India, otherwise, Italy.

Hobbies: Mom to b/g twins; exercise; watching sci-fi movies

Favorite Animal: Cats

Neha Jindia

Sr. Manager, Implementation
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Favorite Quote: "Life's a garden: dig it" - Joe Dirt

 
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Location: Florida

Dream Travel Location: Hawaii

Hobbies: Playing soccer, spending time outdoors, practicing yoga, baking vegan treats, exploring around town, and reading.

Pets: Copper, my family's beloved mini Goldendoodle

Mya Goodman

Client Success Manager
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Favorite Quote: "If you focus on the outcome, there can be fear. If you focus on the process, you can be fearless." - Joe Maddon

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Location: West Virginia

Dream Travel Location: Anywhere that has clear water, white sand beaches & beautiful views!

Hobbies: Anything outdoors: kayaking, camping, hiking, skiing & watching my daughter play softball

Pets: 9yo Yellow Lab named Manny

Teresa Yates

Client Success Manager
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Favorite Quote:  "I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do." - Michael Scott, The Office

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Location: California 

Dream Travel Location: Japan

Hobbies: Weightlifting, going music festivals, bowling, food, and watching TV and movies!

Pets: I have three fur babies - two cats named Remy and Suki, and a dog named Egg!

Jeremiah Tan

Client Success Manager
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Favorite Quote: "I don't know what I'm doing, but I know I do it really well." - Andy Dwyer, Parks and Rec

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Location: Kansas

Dream Travel Location: Pretty much any national park!

Hobbies: CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting, Gardening, Hiking, Thrifting

Pets: Scout (my dog) and Gus (my cat)

Blair Stenzel

Implementation Manager
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Favorite Quote: "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."

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Location: Illinois

Dream Travel Location: Japan

Hobbies: Cooking, Arts/Graphic Design, Jogging/Hiking, Lego, Traveling and exploring new places, Yoga

Pets: Dogs and Lovebirds

Marco Guzman

Implementation Manager
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Favorite Quote: "If failure makes you stronger, you can never lose."

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Location: Maryland

Dream Travel Location: Everywhere

Hobbies: Coffee, cars and travel. In that order.

Pets: Winston

Aaron League

Implementation Manager
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Favorite Quote: "Do or do not. There is no try." - Yoda

 
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Location: Georgia

Dream Travel Location: Mars

Hobbies: Gaming

Pets: Cats

Loren Dietz

Implementation & Support Engineer
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Favorite Quote: "C'est la vie"

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Location: Massachusetts

Dream Travel Location: Italy

Hobbies: Tennis, cooking, and crossword puzzles!

Pets: Two cats: Gus and Mildred

Julia Brown

Implementation Manager
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Favorite Quote: “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” - Helen Keller

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Location: Texas

Dream Travel Location: Disney World

Hobbies: reading, gardening

Pets: Cats

Brenda Granados

Senior Software QA Automation Engineer
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Mitra Ahi

QA Specialist
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Favorite Quote: "The most dangerous phrase in the language is, 'We've always done it this way.'" - Grace Hopper

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Location: California

Dream Location: Reykjavik, Iceland

Hobbies: Knitting, Cross Stitching, and Swing Dancing

Favorite Animal: Polar Bears

Allie Ashie

Junior Software QA Engineer
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Favorite Quote: "A Parser for Things is a function from Strings to Lists of Pairs of Things and Strings." - Graham Hutton

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Location: Illinois

Dream Travel Location: South America

Hobbies: Chess, music, F# programming, juggling

Favorite Animal: Cats

Dustin Wahba

Full-Stack Web Developer
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Favorite Quote: "He who climbs the ladder must begin at the bottom."

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Location: Washington

Dream Travel Location: Hokkaido

Hobbies: Reading and playing board games

Pets: Cat, Luna and dog, Bear

Jennifer Kennedy

Web Application Developer
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Favorite Quote: "The measure of a man is what he does with power." - Plato

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Location: Georgia

Dream Travel Location: Beijing

Hobbies: Soccer

Favorite Animal: Dogs

Emmanuel Tange

Client Support Rep
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Favorite Quote: "Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen."

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Location: California

Dream Travel Location: Iceland (Northern Lights)

Hobbies: Gym, Hiking & Reading

Pets: Dogs (Little One & Shakira)

Nancy Garcia

Client Support Rep
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Favorite Quote: “It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.” - Jane Austen

 
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Location: New York 

Dream Travel Location: Portugal and Norway

Hobbies: Film Photography, Vinyl Collecting, Concerts!

Pets: Two beagles, Charlie & Stanley

Olivia Marin

Marketing Intern

Meet Our Team

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Jeremiah Tan

Jeremiah Tan joined GivingData to combine his two passions: technology and helping others. Through his role as a Client Success Manager...

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Anne Hossner

Anne Hossner joined the GivingData team in 2023 as the Senior Manager of Learning and Enablement. In this role, Anne brings deep knowledge and ...

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Angela Shen

Angela Shen joined GivingData with a goal to strengthen the value and impact of the platform by focusing on user empathy to improve user experience.

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