Meet Our Team

 
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BEN JABBAWY | CEO & FOUNDER

Go getter and ecommerce extraordinaire Ben  Jabbawy is the founder and CEO of Privy. His passion for entrepreneurship has helped him empower and inspire hundreds of thousanads of small to medium sized business for nearly a decade and he's not stopping now!

 

peter cai | VP OF EngineerING

Before Privy, Peter spent several years at Microsoft near the head-quarters of the defeated Seattle Seahawks. Peter also worked in several small startups including Localocracy (acquired by Huffington Post) and a local online music sharing platform. In his spare time, Peter enjoys commuting to work and catching up with local politicians on Beacon HIll. He’s a Boston native and Ruby on Rails guru.

 

josh mendelsohn | vp of marketing

Josh brings his marketing chops and lifelong passion for jam bands, craft beer, and SMBs to the team at Privy. Having spent time working at SMB and ecommerce leaders like Constant Contact and Salsify,  he has a deep understanding of how to help small and medium sized ecommerce businesses be all that they can be. In addition to leading Privy's marketing team, Josh spends too much of his time managing his pug Marvin's instagram account. 

 

MEG JOHNSON | Designer & videographer

Armed with a degree from MassArt, a passion for avocados, and a "I'm going to crush this attitude", you can expect Meg to really elevate our approach to brand, design, video and most importantly, fun. Follow closely, or you risk a severe case of FOMO.

 

Andrew Vazquez | sr.customer service specialist

Andrew joined us after recently closing over 1,000,000,000 (1 Billion) support tickets at Constant Contact. He spent nearly 4 years helping small businesses around the world optimize their email marketing efforts. There couldn't be a more perfect fit.

 

ALEX MILLER | sr.Software Engineer

Alex thought he was going to be a doctor until graduated from Tufts, and found Privy. He then realized he could help people in other ways, like building fun, easy to use software. Alex made his mark when he first launched the confetti feature, for which he is now world renowned. 

 

Kristina Lisacki | Sr.Manager of Strategic Accounts

Kristina actually barreled down our door, telling us we need to "up our customer success game". We think she's right, and given her tremendous experience at Localytics working with world class brands, she's perfect for the role. You can expect Kristina to help solve all your business problems. Well, maybe just the marketing ones.

 

ted ammon | director of sales

Most recently, Ted spent 6 years at HubSpot working with small businesses to implement inbound marketing methodology. Fun fact: Before transitioning his career to helping small businesses with their marketing, Ted was a well known surfer, known for pushing the limits. Word on the waves is that his surf life is the subject in the upcoming documentary, Bunker77

 

 John Careaga | Software Engineer

Originally from the Philadelphia area, John has since moved to Boston and is a true computer science rockstar.  He graduated BU Cum Laude and has a wide range of programming experience in categories ranging from medical devices to wearables. A multi-linguist who can speak English, French, and Spanish, John will also moonlight as our head of international expansion.

 

Mike chu | Software Engineer

Mike is bringing his most recent experience from Netra + Bookity to the table. But don't be fooled, Mike may be fluent with the Mean JS stack, but he's really a nice, approachable guy. 

 

Kayla Lewkowicz | marketing manager

Kayla funneled her way on to the marketing team based on an engaging story she told us about how she scaled to the top of Machu Piccu while reviewing google analytics on her Snapchat Spectacles. True? We'll never find out. But given her background in email while working at Litmus, we're pumped to have her help tell important customer stories and humanize our marketing.

 

Patrick McLaren | Software Engineer

Originally from Australia, Patrick came to the U.S. to attend school.  He is a passionate Ruby on Rails enthusiast, and he has been developing in Ruby singe age 17 when he taught himself Ruby using his passion and enthusiasm. Patrick is also the founder of Memoread, a smarter flashcard app that makes studying flashcards extremely easy.

 

Amanda Beiner | Software Engineer

Amanda is not just any developer. She's the kind that graduates from BC Magna Cum Laude in...ENGLISH, then changes her career to become a software engineer...and then whips your front end into shape. In addition to her passion for engineering she has a deep love for pugs (as several of our employees do).

 

Jeff Johnson | Principal architect

Jeff is a recovering email junkie from Constant Contact, and most notably, founder of the world renowned start up event, Jeffmanity Insanity. As we venture deeper into integrations, contacts, email and perhaps our own API, there's no doubt Jeff will bring a ton to the table. 

 

Jess Fishman | Customer Service Specialist

Jess joined the Privy support team from Constant Contact, where she was trained in the ancient art of customer support from Mr. Miyagi himself. Here's a clip of the early days of Jess' training. It was there that she spent years mastering her focus, her patience, and her ability to eat customer support tickets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.