Dan Fink is the Managing Director for Money-Media. In this role, he oversees the Money-Media business unit, which is part of the Financial Publishing division of the Financial Times Limited. Prior to this role, Dan oversaw sales, marketing and operations groups within Money-Media. Before his time with Money-Media, Dan managed an e-commerce website for Computer Associates’ consumer division and was the head of Direct Marketing at Loan Pricing Corporation (a subsidiary of Reuters). Dan earned an MBA at Indiana University and was a national champion gymnast
Renee Tsintzas is the Office Manager and Executive Assistant of Money-Media. In her role, she supports two Financial Times executives. She is responsible for organizing meetings, planning travel itineraries, leading special projects, and managing expense reports for the Executive Team. In addition, her role includes ensuring the office is running effectively on a day-to-day basis. Previously, she worked for LPL Financial as an Executive Assistant. Renee has a BA in Merchandising from the State University of New York, FIT.
Chris Pini is the Vice President of Sales for Money-Media. In this role he oversees the global team that is responsible selling new subscription and renewals. Chris is also responsible for the asset management advertising sales team. Previously, Chris worked for 15-plus years in different sales roles at a leading asset management company and financial data providers. Chris holds a BA in Business Management from Saint Peter’s College.
Dennis Asselta is the Director of Asset Management for the Financial Markets Advertising Team. Dennis is responsible for selling advertising solutions across the Financial Times and Money Media, including print, digital, mobile and bespoke opportunities. Previously, Dennis worked for Institutional Investor and Thomas Publishing Company in advertising sales roles. He graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with a degree in Policy Studies.
Danielle Gaglione is an Account Coordinator on the Financial Markets Advertising Sales Team for Money-Media and the Financial Times. Danielle is responsible for supporting the advertising sales team in selling advertising solutions to clients in the banking and asset management categories. Previously, Danielle worked at Tech Briefs Media Group, an SAE International Company. She holds a BA in Marketing from The University of Tampa.
Tanya Kuhn is Account Director for the Financial Markets Advertising Sales Team. Tanya is responsible for helping asset management and asset servicing firms as well as financial service providers advertise through digital, mobile, print and bespoke opportunities across the Financial Times and Money-Media portfolio. Previously, Tanya worked at Money-Media as the Marketing Manager of all subscriptions. She holds a BA in Communications from Temple University.
Rachel Umansky is Senior Account Director on the Advertising Sales Team for Money-Media and the Financial Times focusing on Financial Market accounts in the Midwest. Rachel is responsible for helping asset management and asset servicing firms gain exposure digitally, via mobile opportunities and in print across the Financial Times portfolio (this includes FundFire, Ignites, Ignites Europe, Ignites Asia, Financial Advisor IQ and BoardIQ as well as FT.com, FTfm and the daily edition of the Financial Times). Previously, Rachel sold print and online advertising for a securities industry publication. Prior to this, she managed conferences and online seminars in the financial markets. She holds a BA in Communications from Tulane University.
Egon Smullyan is the Vice President of Commercial Operations at Money-Media. He manages the customer support team, database marketing team, and is responsible for the fulfillment and operations for all of Money-Media’s subscription products. Egon received his BA in psychology from Columbia University in May of 2005 and joined the company shortly after graduating.
Peter Carnavas is a Commercial Operations Associate at Money Media. Peter is involved in assisting various processes for Money-Media brands. Previously, he worked in technical recruiting. He is a graduate of the City University of New York: Staten Island with a BS in Corporate Communications.
Robert Drollinger is the Commercial Operations Manager for Money-Media. Robert received his BA in Accounting and Economics from Queens College in 2006 and joined the company a year later.
Christopher Hennessy is the Database Marketing Manager at Money-Media. In this role he leverages data resources to identify and segment prospects for targeted marketing efforts, drive lead generation, and produce reports for marketing and business analysis. In addition, he designs solutions to streamline sales and marketing operational processes, develops and administers Money-Media’s marketing/CRM databases, and is responsible for maintaining data integrity across these systems. Chris holds a BA in Philosophy, cum laude, from New York University.
Christopher Howell is the Client Service Manager. In this role he is primarily focused on proactive efforts to help increase reader engagement and strengthen relationships with key contacts. Prior to Money-Media Chris worked for the New York District Council of Carpenters. He received his BA in Sociology from SUNY New Paltz in 2005.
Justine Aceto is a Database Marketing Associate at Money-Media. In this role she is responsible for writing database queries using MS Access to pull lists for marketing campaigns, maintaining data integrity in CRM systems, and analyzing marketing, CRM, and web traffic data to identify new trends and areas of opportunity. Justine holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Rhode Island.
Julie Fink is a Database Marketing Associate at Money-Media. In this role she is responsible for writing database queries using MS Access to pull lists for marketing campaigns, maintaining data integrity in CRM systems, and analyzing marketing, CRM, and web traffic data to identify new trends and areas of opportunity. Julie holds a BS in Mathematics and Linguistics from Tulane University.
Andre Webster is the Business Analyst for Money-Media. In this role, he oversees the accounting/financial reporting for all Money-Media publications. Previously, Andre used his analyst and accounting skills at Horizon Media and OMD Worldwide as well as at real estate brokerage firm Houlihan-Lawrence. He attended St. Lawrence University where he graduated with a BS in economics and minor in psychology. He was also a member of the soccer team which had an unblemished record in 1999 and went on to win the NCAA championship.
Janine O'Dowd is the Vice President of Marketing for Money-Media. In her role, she oversees all of Money-Media’s marketing including customer marketing, prospect marketing, Web marketing and graphics. In addition, she manages the team who performs our marketing research which builds our database of prospects for marketing campaigns. Previously, Janine worked for five-plus years as the Marketing Manager for an industry-leading restaurant group where she specialized in direct marketing, advertising and events. She holds a BS in Marketing from Quinnipiac University.
Jenny Spaulding is the Art Director for Money-Media. She oversees the company's graphics and is responsible for creating print publications and special editorial pieces, producing marketing materials, designing advertisements and a multitude of other design-related projects. Jenny is a native of Ohio with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. In her free time, she likes reading mysteries, is an avid film-goer and enjoys seeing Broadway shows.
Michael Ferraro is the Manager of Direct Marketing at Money-Media. He is responsible for executing all direct online marketing campaigns for our Financial Publishing products. Previously, he worked for five years as a Membership Development Coordinator for a credit union located on Long Island. Michael currently holds a BS in Marketing from York College of Pennsylvania and is currently pursuing an MBA from Dowling College.
Korey Kjeldsen is the Marketing Manager at Money-Media. In her role, she is responsible for managing the marketing calendar and content copy for campaigns and materials for all Money-Media’s publications, reporting on statistics and surveys, and engaging and growing existing licenses. Korey graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Political Science from Stony Brook University.
Keri Rossetti is the Web & Print Designer at Money-Media. Previously, she worked as a freelance designer. She is a graduate of Arcadia University with a BFA in Graphic Design.
Catlin Sweeney is a Marketing Associate at Money-Media. In her role, she oversees and manages the global off-site research team and research schedule. She is also responsible for Social Media marketing. Catlin graduated summa cum laude from FIT in 2013, with a BA in Advertising and Marketing Communications, and joined the company shortly after graduating.
Chris Pini is the Vice President of Sales for Money-Media. In this role he oversees the global team that is responsible selling new subscription and renewals. Chris is also responsible for the asset management advertising sales team. Previously, Chris worked for 15-plus years in different sales roles at a leading asset management company and financial data providers. Chris holds a BA in Business Management from Saint Peter’s College.
Chris is the Senior Relationship Manager for all subscription based customers. In this role, he is the point person for all annual renewals and for maintaining relationships with existing clients. Chris has been with Money-Media since 2007 when he was hired in a Business Development role for the events team.
Domenick Vecchione is the Manager of U.S. Subscription Sales. He oversees sales for Ignites, FundFire, Agenda and BoardIQ. Domenick has spent more than 20 years in the legal and financial publication industry. Prior to working with Money-Media, Domenick was a National Accounts Manager for Aspen Publishers in New York. He worked with the nation's largest law firms selling a diverse product line that included securities, corporate governance and compliance titles.
Dagmar Bomford is a Sales Director at Ignites Europe, based at the Financial Times in London. Prior to working with Money-Media, she worked in legal publishing and in financial recruitment.
Zack Feinberg works for Money-Media as a Sales Director. He was previously employed by the NYC department of education, and before that he graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a degree in Studio Art.
Leland Ivy is a Sales Director for MandateWire. He previously worked on FundFire and GatekeeperIQ. Prior to working with Money-Media, Leland worked in institutional sales at various financial research firms and investment banks. Leland graduated summa cum laude from Morehouse College with a BA in Economics and Spanish.
Asta Lim is Ignites Asia’s Regional Account Manager. Her previous roles included regional responsibility for trade reporting systems at major investment banks on behalf of Thomson Reuters. Prior to that, she served at the United Nations managing efficiencies and program scopes within the World Health Organization. She has a bachelor's in Mathematics from the University of New South Wales in Australia and a master’s degree in International Relations from Syracuse University in New York.
Craig London is the Sales Director for Agenda, Governance Tracker and BoardIQ. Previously, he worked in startups and with a digital marketing agency focused on gamification. Craig graduated summa cum laude from Fordham Graduate School of Business with a master’s degree in Media Management.
Ben Northover is the Sales Director overseeing the Ignites Research publications. In previous positions, Ben has headed sales for GatekeeperIQ and Ignites Europe, bringing both to market as newly launched products. He holds a first class degree BA and Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art and History of Art.
Kerry Savage is the Sales Director for Job Blast, the job board of Ignites, Ignites Asia, Ignites Europe and FundFire. In this role, Kerry teams with hiring managers seeking exposure to the money management industry's most informed professionals. Kerry was previously the Employment Advertising Sales Manager for various Thomson Media publications, such as The Bond Buyer and Asset Securitization Report.
Shera Ahmad is the Chief Technology Officer of Money-Media. In this role Shera oversees the technology group, which includes both the IT Operations and Development teams. Prior to Money-Media, Shera was the Chief Technology Officer of the Internet startup Monitor110 and the VP of Engineering for CapitalThinking. Shera is a graduate of Brandeis University.
Chris Wang is Vice President of Application Development at Money-Media. In this role, he helps lead the development of the company’s product websites. Chris has worked on many online content sites since graduating from Columbia University. His past clients include many Time-Warner publications such as Entertainment Weekly, Money Magazine, The Nation, The Green Guide (a National Geographic magazine) and ConsumerSearch.com.
Richie Duong is Vice President of IT Operations at Money-Media. He is responsible for overall capacity planning, management, scheduling, vendor negotiations and execution of all IT functions. He also directs IT staff in maintaining and improving our production infrastructure. Prior to Money-Media, Richie was the Systems Operations Director of the Internet startup Monitor110. He has over 10 year's experience in Unix/Linux and Windows-based systems.
Muzamil Abbasi is a Junior QA Engineer at Money-Media. In this role Muzamil ensures the quality of both current and new applications developed at Money-Media. Previously, he worked as a Software Quality Engineer in Nuance Communications where he was responsible to test various speech technology applications. Muzamil has worked as a Junior Software Developer and QA Analyst in past and he has a Bachelors in Software Development from Hamdard University Pakistan.
Murshed Ahmed is a Junior Developer at Money-Media. He graduated from Polytechnic Institute of NYU with a BS in Computer Engineering. Previously he was a developer with a start-up called Yondster and a research assistant at his university where he worked on epilepsy medical devices. In his spare time, he enjoys reading science fiction and is an avid comic book collector.
Vera is the Project Manager for the Tech team. In her role she oversees all current projects and coordinates the communication with other departments. Prior to Money-Media, Vera has worked at Deutsche Bank Asset Management, New York and HSBC Germany, as well as at BioLite. Vera holds a BSc. and an MA in Economics from the University of Mannheim and the University of Zurich, respectively.
Ali Chehab is a Linux Administrator at Money-Media. In this role he is responsible for production systems and in-house IT infrastructure. Ali has been playing with computers since his childhood, and professionally working on them for over ten years. He comes to Money-Media from a multi-year tenancy in the web hosting world. Most recently managing production web systems for FoxNews.com.
Wensheng Chen is a Developer responsible for development, maintenance and testing of Money-Media websites. Wensheng is enthused in a wide range of technologies, particularly in software development and system administration. Prior to joining Money-Media, Wensheng was a member of TRIO Special Service at NYU. Wensheng graduated from Polytechnic Institute of New York University with a BS in Computer Science with concentration in Cyber Security.
Michael Costa is a Business Analyst at Money-Media, responsible for requirements analysis, user testing coordination, and conducting user training. He has 10 years of IT experience in requirements analysis, quality assurance, and project management. Previously he worked for JP Morgan/Chase and the Reserve Funds. Michael holds a BA from SUNY Old Westbury.
Kiryl Hakhovich is a Linux Administrator at Money-Media. In this role he is responsible for all production systems and in-house IT infrastructure. Kiryl has 10 years experience in Linux and Windows-based systems. He was born and schooled in Belarus, where he received his master's degree in Computer Systems and Networking.
Yu Teng Lei
Yu Teng Lei is a Junior Developer at Money-Media. He is responsible for the development of the Money-Media websites. Yu Teng graduated from Polytechnic Institute of New York University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering.
Nan Luo is a Developer at Money-Media, a Financial Times Company. He is responsible for the development of public websites. Before joining Money-Media, Nan earned a MS in Columbia University and a BE in Tsinghua University in Computer Science.
Antonio Macchiarella is a Linux Systems Administrator at Money-Media, he is responsible for all production systems and IT infrastructure. Previously, he worked at West Highland Support Services as a Market Data System Engineer where he administered and maintained real time Reuters RMDS, Thomson Reuters Elektron Hosting, Bloomberg bpipe infrastructure on Unix/Linux platforms. Antonio has worked with many firms in Palermo, Italy and has extensive experience working with monitoring systems, networking, scripting, DNS, Apache and PHP.
Soundar Natarajan is the QA manager at Money media. In his role he manages the QA team and ensures that applications are of high quality. Previously, he was at Wipro technologies where he worked with clients such as Sony Music, CNBC and HBO. He received his Bachelors of Engineering from Madras University and has extensive experience leading QA teams and implementing automation testing strategies.
Jasen Somwaru is a Help Desk Analyst at Money Media. He is responsible for day to day Windows / Mac desktop support. Jasen is a graduate of Florida State University where he received his BS in Information Technology.
David Tabib is the Helpdesk Manager. He previously worked at Direct Brands. David is responsible for day-to-day Windows servers, Exchange, Antivirus and Windows/Mac desktop support. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from St. John’s University and has over 10 years of experience as a server and helpdesk administrator.
Jason Terpko is the Database Administrator responsible for managing and maintaining the databases and systems which backend internal and external Web applications at Money-Media. After graduating with a degree in Computer Science from Ithaca College, Jason worked with the central IT department at the University of Texas at Austin and more recently for a financial firm in New York City.
Nadim Wakim is a Development Team Lead, responsible for the design and implementation of new software projects. Prior to that Nadim was a Senior Software Developer at Money-Media, his responsibilities were the publication sites as well as the mobile apps and the CMS, and mentoring the junior developers. His previous work experience includes Taglogic where he built out taglaw.net, an ERP solution for law firms, and AIMS, building Socrate Platinum. He was born and schooled in Lebanon where he received a Bachelor of Technology in Business Software Development.
Jon Williams is the Development Team Lead and responsible for the design and implementation of new software projects. He has over 10 years of industry experience, including stints working on several security products and peer-to-peer applications, such as BitTorrent for Limewire. In his free time, he collects vintage music synthesizers and enjoys bicycling. Jon holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Rochester.
Wen Zhao is a Developer at Money-Media. He is responsible for development of the public websites. Prior to Money-Media, he was a developer of a Web consulting company in which he participated in various Web development projects. Wen is a graduate of Stony Brook University where he received his BS in Computer Science and Applied Math & Statistics.
Eduardo is Managing Editor of FT Asset Management, the division of the Financial Times that includes MandateWire. He has worked on several different Financial Times' specialty publications over nearly a decade..
Andrew Willmott is Group Managing Editor of Money-Media, responsible for all of the company's editorial content. He has worked at Money-Media since 2001, as a reporter and then Managing Editor on FundFire.
Andrew Greene is Associate Group Managing Editor of Money-Media, responsible for the editorial content on Ignites, FundFire, BoardIQ and all video content. He has served in a number of editorial roles since joining Money-Media in 2002 and was most recently Managing Editor of Ignites.
Owen Walker is Managing Editor of Agenda. He was previously managing editor of Ignites, Agenda’s sister title focused on the U.S. retail fund management industry. Before that he worked at a number of titles within the Financial Times's asset management division in London, covering institutional and retail pensions and investments. He served as a member-nominated director of the £2.5bn Pearson Pension Plan and sat on its defined contribution subcommittee. He was also a committee member of the Association of Member Nominated Trustees. Owen holds a post-graduate diploma in newspaper journalism from Cardiff University.
Kristin Gribben is an Associate Editor with Agenda. Before joining the team, she covered North American energy markets in Washington, D.C., writing about ever-increasing gas prices among other issues. Kristin has several years of experience in print journalism at consumer magazines, newspapers and trade publications. Born and raised in Seattle, she has a BA in International Politics and Economics from College of Idaho.
Melissa J. Anderson
Melissa J. Anderson is a reporter for Agenda, where she covers legal and regulatory matters. Previously, she was the editor of The Glass Hammer, a career publication for women in the financial services. Melissa grew up in Virginia and now lives in New York. She has a MA in Media, Culture, and Communication from NYU and a BA in Anthropology from the College of William and Mary.
Tony Chapelle is a Senior Reporter with Agenda. He previously covered stockbrokers, individual investors and brokerage companies as a Senior Editor for On Wall Street magazine. In the late 1990s, he and his wife Carla ran a newsletter called Securities Pro, which reported on African Americans in the financial services industry. From 1989 until 1993, Tony produced television programs at CNN Business News in New York. Tony earned a master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School. He lives with his wife and two children in Harlem.
Amanda Gerut is a Senior Reporter with Agenda. She spent the past five years covering the mutual fund industry, particularly issues of interest to mutual fund independent directors. Before coming to Agenda, she served as the Managing Editor of BoardIQ. She has also worked previously as a reporter for The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J., and as a reporter for The Herald News in New Jersey. Amanda was born in Chicago and has a BA in Journalism and Politics from New York University.
Marc Hogan is a Reporter for several Money-Media publications, including Agenda. He also writes about music for Pitchfork Media and Playboy.com. Marc comes from BusinessWeek, where he covered the financial markets. He has also written for AOL CityGuide, The Chicago Tribune, National Geographic Traveler and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, among others. Hogan holds bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Northwestern.
Ian Thomas is a Reporter for Agenda, where he covers audit oversight and shareholder and proxy issues. He previously wrote for Bloomberg News, Crain’s New York Business and Mergermarket. A New York native, Ian is a graduate of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and Stony Brook University.
Whitney Curry Wimbish is Managing Editor of BoardIQ. She was previously a reporter at FundFire; Prior to joining Money-Media, she was a reporter for The Cambodia Daily in Phnom Penh and for New Jersey's Herald News. She completed her undergraduate studies at The Evergreen State College in Washington state and received her MFA in creative writing from The New School in 2012. She is a recipient of a Poynter Institute reporting fellowship. Whitney's maiden name is Kvasager.
Greg Saitz is Associate Editor at BoardIQ. Prior to BoardIQ, Greg wrote about institutional asset management firms for FundFire. He also worked as a business writer for The Star-Ledger in New Jersey, where he wrote about securities fraud and regulation, bankruptcy and other topics. Earlier in his career, he worked at newspapers in Florida, covering legal affairs, criminal justice, social issues, government and, on occasion, celebrity divorces. He holds a BS in Journalism from the University of Florida.
Joan Warner is the Managing Editor of Financial Advisor IQ. Before joining Money-Media, she held senior editorial positions at Directorship and at Business Week, where she worked for almost 20 years. In 2007, she wrote a book about how to create a great photo album. She holds a BA in Classics & English and an MA in Comparative Literature, both from Harvard.
Tom Coyle is the Associate Editor of Financial Advisor IQ. He has been writing about financial advisors for more than a decade. Before joining Money-Media, he was a senior columnist with the Wall Street Journal. In 2005, he founded Family Wealth Report, a trade journal for wealth managers, which he sold in 2009. Now living in Maine with his wife and children, Tom has been a correspondent and editor in New York, Washington, D.C., Frankfurt and Rome.
Murray Coleman is a Reporter for Financial Advisor IQ. Before joining Money-Media, he was a staff writer at the Wall Street Journal covering wealth management and investment strategies. Murray is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and has covered financial service-related industries for more than 20 years. He has also served as a financial reporter at Barron’s, MarketWatch, and ETF.com.
Chris Latham is a Reporter for Financial Advisor IQ. Before joining Money-Media, he worked as an associate in J.P. Morgan’s Depositary Receipts Group. Chris holds an MBA in marketing/finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a BA in anthropology from Stony Brook University. He previously was a reporter and copy editor at the Chicago Tribune and Newsday.
Billy Nauman is Managing Editor of FundFire. He joined FundFire as a reporter in 2012 covering consultants, foundations and endowments. He also served as a senior reporter covering asset managers. He is a graduate of Florida State University. Prior to joining FundFire, Billy worked as an editorial researcher for MandateWire covering university endowments and pension funds.
Richard Henderson is Associate Editor of FundFire. He joined in 2014 from The Trade magazine where he worked as staff writer in London, before moving to New York as U.S. Editor, covering market structure and trading for asset managers. He has worked for local newspapers in the U.K. and as sub-editor for Hanoi-based newspaper The Viet Nam News. He has a Master of Communication and BA in international studies from RMIT University.
Laura Suter is Associate Managing Editor at FundFire Alts, covering the alternatives asset management beat. She was previously reporter and then associate editor at FundFire, covering asset managers. Before that she was supplements editor and deputy news editor for Money Management, a U.K.-based FT publication, and has also worked at an online news agency. Laura has a BA in Journalism Studies from the University of Sheffield.
Tom Stabile is Senior Enterprise Reporter for FundFire Alts, with a focus on private equity and real assets strategies. He has worked as a reporter and editor at magazines, newspapers, and trade publications in the New York, Washington, D.C., and Santo Domingo markets covering business, education, public affairs, criminal justice, and the arts.
Morgan M. Davis
Morgan M. Davis is a Reporter at FundFire covering asset managers. She recently graduated from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism with an MS in Journalism, and previously worked for the Peace Corps in Washington, D.C. Morgan also has a BA in Political Science and Journalism from the George Washington University.
Mariana Lemann is a Reporter at FundFire covering asset managers. She has covered mutual fund distribution, sales and marketing for Ignites. She has also covered retirement and defined contribution plans on Ignites. Previously she worked as an associate editor at Adweek, covering the advertising, marketing and media businesses. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and the School of International and Public Affairs. She is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
Tim Sturrock is a Reporter at FundFire covering institutional investors. He previously served as business editor at the English-language newspaper The Cambodia Daily in Phnom Penh. Before that he wrote about public safety and courts at The Telegraph in Macon, Georgia. He is a graduate of The University of Minnesota and a recipient of a Poynter Institute reporting fellowship.
Danielle Verbrigghe is a Reporter at FundFire covering the wealth management beat. She previously reported on retail advisory programs for GatekeeperIQ. That included news about wirehouses, regional and independent brokerages, turnkey platforms, banks, RIAs and sub-advisory mandates. Danielle has also written about emerging markets for Bloomberg News and about small business for the Phoenix Business Journal. Danielle has a MA in Mass Communication and a BA in English from Arizona State University.
Hannah Glover is Managing Editor of Ignites. She joined Money-Media in 2007 as a reporter on Ignites, and later was managing editor of sister-publication GatekeeperIQ. Before covering the mutual fund industry, she reported for the Record Journal in Meriden, Conn. She is a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and Boston College.
Beagan Wilcox Volz
Beagan Wilcox Volz is the Associate Editor of Ignites. She was previously a reporter and editor for Ignites' sister publication BoardIQ. She has written for the New York Daily News, Forbes.com and the Italian daily Corriere della Sera. She is a graduate of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and the Graduate School of Journalism.
Matthew Beaton is a Reporter at Ignites covering sales, marketing and distribution. He previously worked in the newspaper industry, writing for the Panama City News Herald in Florida and The Daily Iberian in Louisiana. He earned his MA in mass communication from the University of Florida and his BA in business from Florida Atlantic University.
Emile Hallez is Ignites’ retirement and defined-contributions reporter. Previously he worked as a general assignment reporter for the Columbine Courier, a weekly newspaper in Jefferson County, Colorado. Emile holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Metropolitan State College of Denver and a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Denver.
Jackie Noblett is a Senior Reporter at Ignites covering the technology/operations beat. Prior to Ignites, she was a reporter at the Boston Business Journal covering technology and alternative energy businesses across New England. Jackie received her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Emerson College.
Peter Ortiz is a Reporter covering Ignites' regulatory and compliance beat. Prior to joining Ignites, he was a senior journalist at Diversity Inc, where he wrote about the Latino community. Prior to that, he spent five years at The Arizona Republic. He holds a master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University and a BA in Finance from Pace University.
Clare Trapasso is a reporter with Ignites. She worked as a staff reporter for the New York Daily News for five years before joining Money-Media. Clare also worked at the Associated Press and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Independent Samoa. In addition, she teaches journalism classes at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Bronx. Clare earned her BA in Journalism from SUNY Purchase College and her MA in Journalism from New York University.
Rita Raagas De Ramos is Managing Editor of Ignites Asia. She has been covering the asset management industry in Asia from Hong Kong since 2000, most recently as the Managing Editor of AsianInvestor and previously as the Asia-Pacific funds reporter of Dow Jones Newswires. Her more than 20 years of experience as a journalist include being a Bureau Chief at United Press International and an investigative reporter at BusinessWorld in Manila. She has a BS in Economics from the University of the Philippines.
Kylie Wong is Associate Editor covering the Southeast Asian markets of Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. She has been working in various writing and editing roles since August 2004. Most recently, she worked as a sub-editor in the English news desk of the Hong Kong Economic Journal. She took up Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Joe Morris is a News Analyst for several Financial Times publications, including Ignites Asia, Ignites and FTfm. He has worked as an editor at several newspapers, including the New York Post, American Banker and Brooklyn Paper.
John Sedgwick is a Reporter covering South Korea and India. He previously wrote for Eight Custom Media, Birmingham Post and Speedflex Media. He has a BA in English Literature and Chinese Studies at the University of Leeds.
Shannen Wong is a Reporter covering Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. She joined Ignites Asia in August 2012. She previously wrote for The Edge Publishing in Singapore and Star Publications in Malaysia. At The Edge, she focused on corporate and capital markets. At the Star Publications’ StarBiz, she covered general business news. She has a BA in Journalism from the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
Glori Ye is a Reporter covering China and Taiwan. She was previously a Shanghai-based reporter at Xinhua Finance and Oriental Morning Post. She has a BA in English Literature from the Shanghai International Studies University and a master’s in Accounting and Finance from Durham University in the U.K.
Baptiste Aboulian is Managing Editor of Ignites Europe. He joined the publication at its launch in 2008. Prior to that, he was a U.K. correspondent for French financial daily newspaper L'Agefi and also covered general news for several European publications, including Le Temps, L'Express and Le Soir. Baptiste holds a Masters in International Journalism from City University and a degree in History from La Sorbonne.
David Ricketts is Associate Editor of Ignites Europe, and covers operations and technology. Prior to joining Ignites Europe, he was a reporter at Financial Times Business where he covered the U.K. occupational pensions market. David holds a BA degree in English and American studies from the University of Hull and a postgraduate diploma in journalism from Cardiff University.
Judith Evans is a reporter at Ignites Europe covering sales and marketing. Before joining the team, she worked for the international news agency Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong and London, while covering the funds industry as a freelancer for Funds Europe and Funds Global Asia magazines. She earlier spent a year in the Maldives covering its democratic transition. Judith has a degree in English literature from the University of Cambridge and an MA in modern culture from University College London.
Sandra Heistruvers is a News Analyst/Translator for Ignites Europe, covering the German and Spanish markets. Prior to joining Ignites Europe, she was a senior translator for the Financial Times. She has also worked as a freelance lexicographer for Oxford University Press. She has a Master's degree in English, Spanish and educational sciences from the University of Cologne.
Attracta Mooney is a Reporter covering Ignites Europe's sales and marketing beat. Prior to joining Ignites Europe, she was news editor and lead features writer at Campden Wealth, writing across its magazines for family offices, ultra-high-net-worth investors and family-controlled businesses. Attracta holds an MA in international journalism from the University of Leeds.
Siobhan Riding is a news analyst/translator for Ignites Europe, covering the French and Italian markets. Prior to joining Ignites Europe, she worked in Italy, starting out as a technical translator for Armani and then moving on to work as a translator and proofreader for a leading translation company. She has a Master's in Translation from the University of Westminster, and a degree in French and Italian from the University of Exeter.
Toby is Editor of MandateWire in Asia. Previously, he was associate editor of Asia Asset Management. His career includes six years in research production at a regional brokerage house and three as business pages editor for a national newspaper in Taiwan.
Crystal is a Reporter for MandateWire in Asia where she covers Australia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia and India. She has worked as a reporter on MandateWire since the launch of the Asia service. Previously, she wrote for Bloomberg and the South China Morning Post.
Chen is a Reporter for MandateWire in Asia where she covers China, Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand. She has been with the publication since its launch in Asia. She has written for several Financial Times' publications and previously worked for KPMG as an auditor.
Emilie is a Reporter for MandateWire in Asia where she covers institutions in Japan, Korea, and Singapore. She has worked as a reporter on MandateWire since the launch of the Asia service. Previously, she was a research analyst for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.
Sophie is News Editor of MandateWire in Europe. She joined the publication in 2006 as a news reporter and took on the editing role two years later. In addition to her editing duties, Sophie reports on institutional investors in the U.K..
Sandra is the Deputy News Editor of MandateWire's European service. In addition to her editing duties, she reports on institutional investors in Switzerland, Germany, France and the U.K.. Sandra joined MandateWire in 2007 as a news reporter.
Cristina is a Reporter for MandateWire in Europe where she covers institutional investors in Italy, Spain and the U.K. Previously she was a journalist at Il Sole 24 Ore group in Milan, covering financial news and international affairs.
Paulina is a Reporter for MandateWire in Europe. In her role, she covers institutional investors in Eastern Europe and the U.K.. Previously she was a financial researcher for Private Equity International.
Katrien is a Reporter for MandateWire in Europe where she covers Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Ireland, as well as some U.K. institutions. She is a frequent contributor to other Financial Times pensions publications.
Henry oversees the Analysis section of MandateWire which covers European institutional investment issues and trends. Previously, he was editor of FT Mandate, which covered institutional investment globally. His career at the Financial Times Group began in 1997.
Lea is Senior Reporter for the Analysis section of MandateWire where she writes about institutional investment trends in Europe. Previously, she covered the Nordic region for the MandateWire news desk and has also written for other Financial Times’ pensions publications.
Paul is MandateWire's News Editor for North America. He has over 12 years of experience as a journalist covering institutional investors, consultants and asset managers. Prior to MandateWire, he wrote for FundFire and Institutional Investor.
Chris is Associate Editor for MandateWire in North America where he covers pension funds, endowments and insurance companies in the U.S. and Canada. He joined MandateWire as a reporter in August 2010.
May Alvarenga is a Reporter for MandateWire in North America where she covers pension funds and charitable foundations in the U.S. She also covers news on institutions in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
Billy is a Reporter for MandateWire in North America where he covers Corporate, Public and Union pension plans. Before joining the MandateWire team, he was a reporter for Dow Jones Newswire where he covered equities stories for the wire.
Alexandra is a Reporter for MandateWire in North America where she covers endowments and pension funds. Prior to joining MandateWire, she was the editor of Levo League, a women’s career website.
Jonathan Braunstein is Editorial Director – Webcasts at Money-Media, responsible for the editorial content of all webcasts across six publications. Jonathan is also a Product Development Catalyst, charged with helping to drive product development from idea to implementation. Prior to Money-Media, Jonathan worked as a television news producer and writer in Boston at WHDH, an NBC affiliate, and WFXT, a Fox affiliate. Originally from New Jersey, he is an alumnus of Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass.
Greg Shulas is Money-Media Interactive Editor, a Product Development Catalyst and Product Enhancements, Associate Editor. He is responsible for polling, special quarterly reports, YourQ&A, guest columns and discussion board moderation on FundFire and Ignites; opinion and analysis commentary on Agenda; opinion and YourQ&A commentary on Ignites Asia, and opinion commentary on BoardIQ. He is also the main product enhancements editor for the company’s various publications, overseeing the Research Vault, data reports and other features. He previously served as senior reporter at Agenda, as a wealth management reporter for FundFire, and a staff writer for the Connecticut Post. The New Jersey native has a BA from the University of Delaware.
Dan Butcher is Associate Interactive Editor at FundFire and Ignites. Before joining Money-Media, he covered mobile marketing, media, financial services and commerce, while before that he worked as a travel writer for consumer and trade publications. He graduated cum laude with a BA from the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned his MA from New York University.
Michael Shagrin is the Interactive Reporter at Money-Media, responsible for reader polling and survey coverage on FundFire and Ignites, as well as People Moves and social media research on Ignites. Before joining Money-Media, Michael worked as a reporter for InvestmentNews, primarily covering new technological developments in wealth management. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in Government.
Rachael Joyce is the Senior Video Producer with Money-Media. She oversees production and budgeting for the video department. Rachael previously worked as a Line Producer with Showtime Networks overseeing digital content and special features. She has a degree in Television and Film Production from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School.
Loren Fox is Director of Research at Money-Media, where he oversees original research content. Previously he was a senior research analyst at Strategic Insight, producing market intelligence on the mutual fund industry. Loren was a business journalist for many years, having worked at Institutional Investor, Business 2.0, and other publications, and he is the author of the book Enron: The Rise and Fall (2002). He earned his BA from Johns Hopkins University and his MS from Columbia University.
Doug Dannemiller is Senior Research Analyst at Ignites Distribution Research, producing original research findings on the distribution of retail financial products. Previously, he performed independent research in financial services, especially the broker-dealer marketplace. Prior to that, Doug was a vice president at Fidelity Investments for 10 years, focused on research and strategic marketing on broker-dealers and distribution. Doug earned his BS from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his MBA from Emory University.
Tom Modestino is Retirement Research Director, developing and writing original research content for Ignites Retirement Research. Previously, he was an associate director at Cerulli Associates, producing reports, writing articles and presenting at conferences on retirement industry topics. Prior to that, Tom held senior marketing positions in the employee benefit plan divisions at New York Life Investment Management, John Hancock and Sun Life of Canada. He earned his BA from Boston College and has completed Boston University's certification for financial planning.
Matt Fottrell is the Director of the Financial Publishing division, which encompasses Money-Media. Overall, the Financial Publishing division of the Financial times produces more than twenty print and digital products globally and hosts over 100 events tailored for financial professionals and investors. Matt has been with the Financial Times for fifteen years during which time he has worked on a wide range of products and teams within the FT Group. Matt was involved in the acquisition of Money-Media in 2008 and MandateWire in 2009.
Prior to this role Matt was the Publisher of the FT's Asset Management division (which includes FTfm, Data Publishing and our Pensions portfolio) and Head of Financial Advertising for the Financial Times. Matt is based in the U.K. and a graduate of the University of London.
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