Our Team

Dan Fink, Managing Director
Dan oversees the Money-Media business unit, which was acquired by the Financial Times in January 2008. Money-Media is a native digital publisher with over 150 staff, nine products, and operations on three continents. Money-Media sits within FT Specialist, the Financial Times' specialist publishing division and publishes premium news across multiple industries. Dan is a member of the FT's senior management group, is the chairman of the FT's 401k investment committee, was elected to the board of directors for the Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA), and serves as Co-Chair of the East Coast Committee for the National Investment Company Service Association (Nicsa). Dan earned an MBA at Indiana University and was a national champion gymnast.
Renee Tsintzas, Office Manager and Executive Assistant
Renee 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, Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development
Chris oversees the global sales teams responsible for subscription, advertising and job listings sales. He is also the co-manager of the business development team that works on new product launches and enhancements. Previously, Chris worked for 15-plus years in various 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, Director of Asset Management for the Financial Markets Advertising Team
Dennis is responsible for selling advertising solutions across the Financial Times and Money-Media portfolio, 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.
Lillie Onday, Account Executive of Assent Management for the Financial Markets Advertising Team
Lillie is on the business development side and is responsible for selling advertising solutions across the Financial Times and Money-Media portfolio, including print, digital, mobile and bespoke opportunities. Previously, Lillie worked as an Account Manager at McMahon Group. She was mainly responsible for advertising and project sales in the pharmacy and infectious disease publications. Lillie graduated from Drexel University and holds a BS in Biology with a Pre-Med track.
Emily Robbins, Account Director of Asset Management for the Financial Markets Advertising Team
Emily is responsible for selling advertising solutions across the Financial Times and Money-Media portfolio, including print, digital, mobile and bespoke opportunities. Prior to joining the team, Emily worked in client management at advertising agencies in New York and Washington D.C. She helped clients develop marketing strategies and oversaw creative development and execution of fully-integrated campaigns. Emily graduated from Towson University with a degree in Business Administration and Mass Communication.
Jessica Truglia, Account Director of Asset Management for the Financial Markets Advertising Team
Jessica is responsible for selling advertising solutions across the Financial Times and Money-Media portfolio, including print, digital, mobile and bespoke opportunities. Jessica has held many sales roles. Most recently at Usablenet where she was responsible for selling mobile platform solutions. Jessica holds a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Monmouth University.
Egon Smullyan, Vice President of Commercial Operations
Egon manages the customer support team and, database marketing team, and is responsible for the fulfillment of 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, Commercial Operations Associate
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.
Christopher Hennessy, Director of Data Intelligence
Chris oversees the company’s business intelligence, web analytics, and database marketing functions. In addition, he designs and implements solutions for storing, managing, and processing key commercial operations data and—as a Salesforce.com Certified Advanced Administrator—assists with the development, configuration, and administration of Money-Media’s CRM database. Chris holds a BA in Philosophy, cum laude, from New York University.
Glenn Cordova, Data Analyst
Glenn is responsible for querying CRM and web traffic databases, analyzing data to identify trends and areas of opportunity, and generating reports for marketing and business analysis. His previous roles included working at a private bank as a financial analyst. Glenn received a BA in economics, cum laude, from Seton Hall University and joined Money-Media a year after graduating.
Robert Drollinger, Commercial Operations Manager
Robert received his BA in Accounting and Economics from Queens College in 2006 and joined the company a year later.
Christopher Howell, Client Service Manager
Chris 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 and his master's degree in Public Administration from CUNY John Jay in 2015.
Justine Melo, Senior Database Marketing Associate
Justine is responsible for leveraging data resources to identify and segment prospects for targeted marketing efforts. This entails gathering campaign requirements, designing and executing database queries to generate marketing lists, recording and tracking campaign results in the CRM system, and performing cleansing activities to maintain CRM data integrity. Justine holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Rhode Island.
Cleo Joseph, Senior Business Analyst
Cleo manages budgeting and forecasting, month-end numbers and ad hoc analysis. Previously, she worked as a financial analyst at the Toronto Stock Exchange and has held positions in the Financial Times U.K. office as a financial reporting accountant and business analyst. Cleo has an ACCA affiliate accounting designation and a degree in Economics and Management from the University of Leeds.
Jenny Spaulding, Art Director
Jenny 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.
Catlin Sweeney, Group Marketing Manager
Catlin oversees the marketing team responsible for driving marketing efforts across Money-Media’s suite of products. Catlin joined Money-Media in June 2013 as the Research Team Captain and managed the off-site marketing research team. Catlin worked as a Marketing Associate from 2014–2016, executing marketing campaigns for numerous Money-Media publications, including Ignites, Ignites Asia, Ignites Europe, and Ignites Research. Catlin graduated with a BS in Advertising and Marketing Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Chelsea Bona, Marketing Associate for Money-Media
Chelsea executes marketing efforts for Agenda, BoardIQ, and Life Annuity Specialist. Prior to Money-Media, she worked in human resources consulting. Chelsea graduated from New York University with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Spanish.
Salonee Malik, Marketing Associate for Money-Media
Salonee leads marketing efforts for Ignites, Ignites Asia, and Ignites Europe. Previously, she worked on customer retention and acquisition at Time Inc. She graduated from New York University with a BA in Economics and a minor in History.
Keri Rossetti, Web & Print Designer
Keri works with marketing and editorial to produce graphics for a variety of Money-Media publicaions. Previously, she worked as a freelance designer. She is a graduate of Arcadia University with a BFA in Graphic Design.
Jillian Torre, Marketing Manager
Jillian is responsible for all advisor facing marketing efforts, including sponsored content projects and marketing and communications for ThinkTank’s publishers. Jillian holds a BA in Public Relations and Journalism from Mount Saint Mary College.
Jamie Watts, Senior Marketing Associate for Money-Media
Jamie handles marketing efforts for FundFire and MandateWire. Prior to MoneyMedia, she worked on the marketing team at Preqin. She graduated from Siena College with a degree in Marketing.
Chris Pini, Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development
Chris oversees the global sales teams responsible for subscription, advertising and job listings sales. He is also the co-manager of the business development team that works on new product launches and enhancements. Previously, Chris worked for 15-plus years in various sales roles at a leading asset management company and financial data providers. Chris holds a BA in Business Management from Saint Peter’s College.
Christopher Burke, Senior Relationship Manager for all subscription-based customers
Chris 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, Manager of U.S. Subscription Sales
Domenick 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.
Michael Becker, Sales Director for MandateWire
Previously, Michael was a manager at an alternative assets research firm where he focused on business development for the Americas. Michael graduated with honors from Pace University where he studied finance and is currently an MBA candidate at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College.
Dagmar Bomford, Sales Director for Ignites Asia and Ignites Europe
Dagmar is based at the Financial Times in London. Prior to working with Money-Media, she worked in legal publishing and in financial recruitment.
Lucas Cohen, Sales Executive for MandateWire
Prior to Money-Media, Lucas worked in a sales role for a tech company in NYC. Lucas is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, where he studied History and Economics.
Ben Donnelly, Junior Relationship Manager for all subscription-based customers
Ben is responsible for ensuring favorable renewal rates and client relations. Ben joined Money-Media with five years of sales and account management experience from NYC-based technology companies. He holds a BS in Marketing from The College at Brockport, State University of New York.
Neville Rankine Jr, Director of Sales for Life Annuity Specialist
Neville oversees all subscription sales and business development of Life Annuity Specialist. Prior to joining Money-Media team, Neville utilized his Life, Health and Securities licenses to hold various managerial roles within financial sales and operations. He is a graduate from Hofstra University with a BS in Marketing, his passion is in guiding strategy and execution to ensure client satisfaction.
Taylor Ray, Director of Sales for Agenda and BoardIQ
Prior to working with Money-Media, Taylor worked as a Senior Account Executive at a major Silicon Valley Tech company. Taylor graduated Cum Laude from Temple University, where he received a BA in Political Science and Philosophy.
John Trevanion, Sales Manager for MandateWire
John is responsible for Europe, North America and Asia. He was part of the original MandateWire family before the acquisition by the Financial Times in 2009. Prior to this role he was involved in the world of recruitment for investment banks, brokerage houses and hedge funds.
David Trinidad, Sales Director for ThinkTank and JobBlast
In his prior role, David worked in Sales and Account Management for a recruiting firm in New York City, with a specific focus on the Financial Industry. David holds a BA in Communications from SUNY New Paltz and an MS Ed. from Alfred University.
William Stebbings, Sales Executive for MandateWire in Europe
Previously, William worked as a membership executive for 'The 125', a senior management forum from the Financial Times. William has a first class degree in International Business Management. William's dissertation focused on institutional investor activism.
Shera Ahmad, Chief Technology Officer
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 start-up Monitor110 and the VP of engineering for CapitalThinking. Shera is a graduate of Brandeis University.
Richie Duong, Vice President of IT Operations
Richie 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 start-up Monitor110. He has over 10 years’ experience in Unix/Linux and Windows-based systems.
Eugene Chiang, DevOps Lead
Eugene is in charge of integrating new technologies and methodologies into Money-Media’s tech processes. He brings a diverse perspective to the team, having worked with numerous start-ups and enterprise clients in Singapore, the U.K. and the U.S.
Michael Costa, Business Analyst
Michael is 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.
August Fietkau, Technical Project Manager
August is responsible for overseeing smooth and speedy project development while improving processes and facilitating cross-team collaboration. Prior to joining Money-Media, he co-founded Innio, a software-as-a-service startup with a focus on digital signage. He earned bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Business Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Kiryl Hakhovich, Linux Administrator
Kiryl 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.
Haseeb Khan, Data Operations Engineer
Haseeb is responsible for managing the data flow across different environments and ensure the accuracy of the data stores to support reporting/analysis requirements. Prior to Money-Media, Haseeb was responsible for ensuring data quality and consistency at Remedy Partners. He has a Master degree in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University.
Min Thu Kyaw, Software Developer
Before joining Money-Media, he worked at a company called Blue World Inc., which specializes in collecting sale data and develops reporting and analytic tools for food and beverage companies. He has worked on various projects, including developing supply change management and analytic tools and a loyalty program for one of the largest food distributors in the US.
Yu Teng Lei, Junior Developer
Yu Teng 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.
Catherine Que, QA Manager
Catherine is responsible for establishing and enforcing QA quality assurance standards, providing full test coverage using manual and automated tests. Previously she worked in Amplify Education, Affiliated Computer Services and Mellon Financial Corporation. She holds MA in computer science.
Tarun Ravindranath, Developer at Money-Media
Tarun has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from NYU and is coming to us from a local marketing automation company. There he worked on developing features for a Web App.
Jasen Somwaru, Help Desk Analyst
Jasen 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. 
Samuel Swinton, QA Engineer
Sam is responsible for the development and maintenance of automated tests across Money-Media publications. Previously, Sam worked as an Automation Engineer at Fannie Mae. Sam received his BS in Computer Science from Rowan University.
David Tabib, Helpdesk Manager
David 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.
Nadim Wakim, Development Team Lead
Nadim is responsible for the design and implementation of new software projects. Previously, he was a senior software developer at Money-Media, where his responsibilities included 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.
Randy Yee, Junior QA Engineer
Randy is responsible for coding automation tests to spot check the web development team. After attending the City College of New York, Randy worked at several start-up companies, including Censir Robotics, in which he had a role in starting up.
Wen Zhao, Developer
Wen 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.
Andrew Willmott, Group Managing Editor
Andrew is responsible for overseeing all of the company's editorial content. He has worked at Money-Media since 2001, as a reporter and then managing editor on FundFire.
Melissa Anderson, Managing Editor
Melissa previously covered executive compensation and legal and regulatory issues for corporate boards for Agenda. Before joining Agenda, she was the editor of The Glass Hammer, a career publication for women in financial services. She has an MA in Media, Culture, and Communication from NYU and a BA in Anthropology from the College of William and Mary.
Amanda Gerut, Associate Editor
Amanda 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.
Jack Buehrer, News Analyst
This is Jack’s second stint with Agenda, having been a senior reporter and managing editor. From 2014 to 2016, he was managing editor of the Village Voice in New York City. Over more than 15 years as a reporter and editor, Jack has covered business, foreign affairs, energy, real estate, and government. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
Tony Chapelle, Senior Reporter
Tony 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.
Stephanie Forshee, Reporter
Stephanie covers executive compensation for Agenda. She has held reporting roles at American Lawyer Media, the Puget Sound Business Journal and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. She co-authored In Other News: Reporters on Reporting with Rosie Downey and has freelanced for various publications including Forbes.com, Newsday, Backstage and Daily News in Los Angeles. She serves as a board member for the New York Press Club.
Lindsay Frost, Reporter
Lindsay joined Agenda from IHS Chemical Week magazine, a 100-year-old publication, where she covered industry-specific beats as well as executive compensation and leadership changes. She graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in communications with a concentration in media studies. She was the managing editor of her college newspaper, the George Street Observer, and has completed internships with the Charleston City Paper and TheStreet.com here in New York.
Alana Pipe, Data Reporter
Alana is responsible for data-driven content for Agenda and FundFire. Previously she worked at NBC’s Owned Television Stations working on a range of multimedia from video to interactive content. Alana graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and holds a BA in Literature from McGill University.
Jennifer Williams-Alvarez, Reporter
Jennifer joined Agenda from ALM and Corporate Counsel, where she covered in-house legal departments for nearly two years. She has also previously worked as a researcher for a legal analyst at Fox News. Jennifer graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in political science and from New York Law School.
Greg Saitz, Managing Editor
Prior to BoardIQ, Greg wrote about institutional asset management firms for FundFire. He also worked as a business writer for The Star-Ledgerin 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.
Whitney Curry Wimbish, Associate Editor
Whitney 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.
Emily Laermer, Senior Data Visualization Reporter
Emily is respondsible for interactive content on BoardIQ and Ignites. Previously, she worked at Crain’s New York Business in a variety of roles including, most recently, news producer. She holds a bachelor of science in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Bruce Love, Managing Editor
Bruce is a journalist with more than 15 years in the field. Bruce worked for many years on Fleet Street at daily newspapers and investment publications in London before moving to New York in 2013. In 2008, he founded UHNW publications Campden Family Business and Campden FamilyOffice for a London-based global wealth publishing business. Bruce holds a bachelor of arts in Politics and English from the Australian National University and a master’s in Law from the University of London’s Birkbeck College.
Garrett Keyes, Reporter
Garrett is a graduate of Emory University, where he majored in economics, receiving concentrations in International Economics and Financial Economics and minored in history.
Rita Raagas De Ramos, Special Projects Manager
Rita joined Money-Media in 2010 as Managing Editor of Ignites Asia before moving to New York in 2015 as US Research Manager of Ignites Research. Her more than 20 years of journalism experience includes covering the asset management industry in Asia from Hong Kong for Dow Jones Newswires and AsianInvestor. Before that, she was the Bureau Chief at United Press International and an investigative reporter at BusinessWorld in Manila. She has a B.S. in Economics from the University of the Philippines.
Billy Nauman, Managing Editor
Billy 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, Associate Editor
Richard 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’s in Communication and a BA in international studies from RMIT University.
Tom Stabile, Associate Managing Editor for FundFire Alts
Tom's focus is 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.
Fola Akinnibi, Reporter
Fola covers pension funds. Before joining Money-Media, he was a general assignment reporter with a focus on mergers & acquisitions and private equity. He holds a BA in journalism from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Alana Pipe, Data Reporter
Alana is responsible for data-driven content for Agenda and FundFire. Previously she worked at NBC’s Owned Television Stations working on a range of multimedia from video to interactive content. Alana graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and holds a BA in Literature from McGill University.
Mariana Lemann, Senior Reporter
Mariana has covered mutual fund distribution, sales and marketing for Ignites. She has also covered retirement and defined contribution plans for 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.
Lydia Tomkiw, Reporter
Lydia covers hedge funds. Before joining Money-Media, she was a breaking news reporter at the International Business Times where she specialized in international affairs coverage. She has also worked as a journalist in Ukraine and Indonesia. Lydia holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Alyson Velati, Reporter
Alyson covers investment consultants, endowments and foundations. Prior to joining FundFire, Alyson worked as a reporter for MandateWire covering university endowments and U.S. public pension funds. She earned a BA in Journalism from SUNY Purchase College.
Danielle Verbrigghe, Senior Reporter
Danielle covers the wealth management beat. She previously reported on investment advisory platforms for GatekeeperIQ. Danielle has also written about emerging markets for Bloomberg News and about small business for the Phoenix Business Journal. Danielle has an MA in Mass Communication and a BA in English from Arizona State University.
Hannah Glover, Managing Editor
Hannah 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.
Loren Fox, Director of Research
Loren 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 atInstitutional 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.
Beagan Wilcox Volz , Associate Editor
Beagan 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.
Carmen Germaine, Reporter
Carmen covers liquid alternative funds and the subadvisory market. She previously worked as a senior reporter at Law360 covering securities litigation and regulation. Carmen received a BA in Literature with a minor in Social Research and Public Policy from New York University Abu Dhabi.
Jill Gregorie, Reporter
Jill covers the compliance beat. She previously worked at Key Media in Denver, Colo., and Toronto, Ontario, where she contributed to different titles addressing such business verticals as human resources, insurance and real estate. Jill holds a BA in International Studies from the University at Buffalo (SUNY) and an MPA from Cornell University.
Emile Hallez, Associate Editor
Previously, Emile worked as a general assignment reporter for the Columbine Courier, a weekly newspaper in Jefferson County, Colo. 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.
Emily Laermer, Senior Data Visualization Reporter
Emily is respondsible for interactive content on BoardIQ and Ignites. Previously, she worked at Crain’s New York Business in a variety of roles including, most recently, news producer. She holds a bachelor of science in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Joe Morris, News Analyst
Joe Morris is a News Analyst for several Financial Times publications, including Ignites and FTfm. He has worked as an editor at several newspapers, including the New York Post, American Bankerand Brooklyn Paper.
Jackie Noblett, Senior Reporter
Jackie covers the technology/operations beat. Prior to Ignites, she was a reporter at the Boston Business Journalcovering technology and alternative energy businesses across New England. Jackie received her bachelor of science in Journalism from Emerson College.
Kylie Wong, Managing Editor
Kylie joined the publication in January 2011 as a reporter covering Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. In August 2012, she became Associate Editor covering Hong Kong and Japan. Prior to Ignites Asia, she was a sub-editor at the English news desk of the Hong Kong Economic Journal. She took up linguistics at the University of California Los Angeles.
John Sedgwick, Associate Editor
John is respondsible for covering Hong Kong. He joined Ignites Asia in February 2012. He previously wrote for Eight Custom Media in Hong Kong, the Birmingham Post in the U.K. and Speedflex Media in Hong Kong. He received two highly commended awards in the “Journalist of the Year – Pensions Issues” and “Journalist of the Year – Investor Services and Technology” English categories at the State Street Institutional Press Awards in 2014. He has a BA in English Literature and Chinese Studies at the University of Leeds.
Patricia Denise Chiu, Editorial Assistant
Patricia joined Ignites Asia in May 2015. She was previously a reporter at the Philippines' GMA News Online, covering the political beat. She has a BA in Journalism from the University of the Philippines.
Ysrael Dumasig, Editorial Assistant
Ysrael is based in Manila. He joined Ignites Asia in September 2016. He was previously a communications strategist focused on producing marketing content for various financial companies in the U.S., the U.K. and Asia. He took up Comparative Literature at the University of the Philippines.
Selena Li, Reporter
Selena is responsible for covering China. She joined Ignites Asia in January 2016. She was previously a business reporter at China Daily's Hong Kong bureau. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong and a BA in International Journalism from Beijing Foreign Studies University.
Kang Tae-jun, Reporter
Kang Tae-jun is responsible for covering South Korea and Japan. He joined Ignites Asia in June 2015. He was previously a news assistant at the Financial Times' Seoul bureau. Before that, he was an East Asia correspondent for NK News and a columnist for Diplomat Magazine, covering North and South Korea. He holds a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong and a BA in Business Administration from Korea University Business School.
Wong Wei Han, Reporter
Wong Wei Han is based in Singapore. He was previously a business reporter at The Straits Times and a senior reporter for Singapore’s TODAY newspaper. He holds a master’s degree in international relations from the Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and a bachelor’s degree in foreign languages and literatures from the National Taiwan University.
Baptiste Aboulian, Managing Editor
Baptiste 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 master's in International Journalism from City University and a degree in History from La Sorbonne.
Siobhan Riding , Associate Editor
Siobhan focuses on fund selectors and wholesale distributors, as well as providing coverage of 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.
Dawn Cowie, Reporter
Dawn covers sales, marketing and distribution. Prior to joining Ignites Europe, she was editor of the ICAEW's financial services magazine. She also worked as equities editor at Financial News and has edited several business magazines. Dawn holds an MA in English Literature and Politics from the University of Glasgow and an MA in the History of Education from UCL.
Anna Devine, Senior Reporter
Prior to joining Ignites Europe, Anna was a senior reporter at Private Debt Investor, covering the non-bank lending market. She also worked as a credit analyst for four years at Sachsen LB Europe. Anna has an MSc in Financial & Industrial Mathematics from Dublin City University and a BA in English and Mathematics from National University of Galway, Ireland.
Robert Van Egghen, Reporter
Robert covers technology. He is also a regular contributor to business radio station Share Radio and his work has previously appeared in The Spectator and The Telegraph. Robert holds a master's in International Journalism from City University London and previously worked in Japan as a high school teacher.
Sandra Heistruvers, News Analyst/Translator
Sandra Heistruvers covers 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.
Ed Moisson, Senior Reporter
Prior to this, he was a senior business development analyst at Barings. He entered the fund industry with specialist research firm Fitzrovia, which he joined in 1999, before it was acquired by Lipper, where he was head of U.K. and cross-border research. Ed holds a BA in History from the University of York and an MPhil in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University.
Alf Wilkinson, News Analyst/Translator
Alf covers the French and Italian markets. Alf also works as a freelance interpreter and translator with clients including Arsenal Football Club, Emmaus Europe and various translation agencies in France and Italy. He has an MA in Interpreting and Translating from the University of Bath and a BA in Modern Languages from Durham University.
Richard Bedard, Managing Editor
Richard previously worked at Bloomberg as an editor on the finance and corporate finance teams, and as an editor on the newsletter team. He has worked in New York, Florida, Hong Kong, Arkansas, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. He is a graduate of New York University's journalism program and Harvard University.
Warren S. Hersch, Associate Editor and Senior Reporter
Since joining Money-Media in January 2018, he has covered news and trends respecting life insurance and annuity manufacturers, including developments involving individual and group protection products, distribution, corporate strategy, regulation, legislation and court cases. Between 2004 and 2017, he served as a senior editor for National Underwriter Life & Health and LifeHealthPro.
Jay Cooper, Reporter
Jay covers both life insurance and annuity trends. He was previously a reporter for FundFire, another Money-Media publication, and has also reported for other news agencies covering the asset management industry. His prior work experience includes four years as a senior investment writer for Janus Capital Group, an investment management firm. Jay began his career as a reporter at Tulsa World. Originally from Tulsa, Jay received both his Journalism degree and M.B.A. from the University of Missouri.

MandateWire Asia
Toby Garrod, Editor
Previously, Toby 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.
Cecilia Cabiao, Senior Researcher and Reporter
Cecilia's beat includes includes institutional investors throughout Southeast Asia.
Fay Fu, Reporter
Before joining the Financial Times Group, Fay worked at a Chinese newspaper and online news portal where she wrote news and analyses covering China's economic policies, with a focus on the country's pilot free trade zones and cross-border investment. She has a master's degree in business and financial journalism.
Min Ho, Senior Reporter
Min's beat covers Australia and New Zealand.
Satoh Ryosuke, Reporter
Satoh covers Japan.

MandateWire Europe
Sophie Wilcock, News Editor
Sophie 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.
Minna-Riikka Härkönen , Reporter
Minna's beat includes institutional investors in the UK and throughout the Nordic region.
Lea Huhtala, Senior Reporter
Lea covers 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.
Sandra Micic, Reporter
Sandra's beat includes institutional investors in the U.K. and throughout Switzerland, Germany and Austria.
Victorine Pot, Reporter
Victorine covers Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg as well as some U.K. institutions.
Henry Smith, Reporter
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.

MandateWire North America
Alex Cardno, Editor
Alex joined the publication in 2016 having previously covered institutional investment, hedge funds and insolvency. Before starting his journalism career, he graduated from the University of Birmingham, U.K. with a degree in English.
Josh Azar, Associate Editor
Josh covers institutional investors in Canada, as well as some public and private pension plans in the US. He is a graduate of New York University, where he double-majored in English and Journalism.
Francesca Friday, Reporter
Francesca covers U.S pensions. She has previously written on politics, business, and health for Observer, and received a Bachelor’s in International Business and Creative Writing from Rollins College.
Jack Houghteling, Reporter
Jack covers endowments and pension funds. Prior to joining MandateWire, Jack received a master’s degree in Global History from the London School of Economics.
Ana Irizarry Reporter
Ana covers public and corporate pension funds and institutional investment in the South America region. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied journalism and political science.
Angela Jordan, Reporter
Angela covers public pension funds. Prior to joining MandateWire, Angela was a local news reporter in Westchester County, NY. She earned a BA from SUNY Purchase College in 2015 with a dual major in Journalism and Economics.
Patrick Mulholland, Reporter
Patrick covers corporations and institutional investors. Prior to joining MandateWire in 2018, he reported on state politics and real estate for The Real Deal, and private equity for Buyouts Insider. Patrick read for a BA in Theology & Religion at Trinity College, University of Oxford (“17), and completed an MS in Journalism at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism (“18), where he focused on business reporting.
Ben Sherry, Reporter
Ben covers U.S. pensions. Before joining MandateWire, Ben received his Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Emerson College.

Jonathan E. Braunstein, Director of Sponsored Content
Jonathan is responsible for the development and execution of all collaborative content with sponsoring companies. He was previously editorial director for webcasts and has produced written and interactive editorial content across all of Money-Media’s publications. 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.
Michael Ferraro, Operations Manager at Ignites Research
Michael oversees the major processes and systems used by the research group. Previously, he was the manager of direct marketing for MandateWire, Pensions Expert, DPN and Ignites Research. Michael currently holds a BS in Marketing from York College of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Dowling College.    
Ben Northover, Director of Product Management
Ben is responsible for guiding strategy and execution to ensure the success of select online products. Previously Ben held a business development position, helping to launch and grow numerous new-to-market titles across Europe and the US. He holds a first-class degree BA and postgraduate diploma in Fine Art and History of Art.
Lucy Powell, Project Manager for Sponsored Content and CRM integrations
Lucy works closely with internal teams and clients to facilitate and plan commercial projects and ensure they are executed properly and delivered on schedule. Previously, Lucy worked in Original Content & Branded Entertainment at IMG. She graduated in 2012 with a BA in Psychology from Georgetown University.
Greg Shulas, Director of Business Development
Greg is responsible for finding and researching opportunities for Money-Media to grow its business. Shulas also helps edit the Research Vault database for Money-Media publications and column submissions for Financial Advisor IQ and Ignites Asia. He previously served as Money-Media’s interactive editor, a company innovation catalyst, a senior reporter at Agenda and the FundFire wealth management reporter. Before joining Money-Media in March 2006, he was a staff writer for the Connecticut Post. Shulas has a BA in History, with a concentration in Journalism, from the University of Delaware.
Deepti Agnew, Head of Video Production
Deepti oversees all production and budgeting for the video department. Deepti has 14 years of experience in both web and broadcast video with TheStreet.com TV and Showtime Networks. She has a degree in Communications from Adelphi University.
Matt Fottrell
Matt Fottrell, Director of the Financial Publishing
Matt is the Director of the Financial Publishing division, which encompasses Money-Media. Overall, the Financial Publishing division of the Financial Times produces more than 20 print and digital products globally and hosts over 100 events tailored for financial professionals and investors. Matt has been with the Financial Times for 15 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.