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 formerly served 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, Senior Associate
Renee Tsintzas supports the managing director of Money-Media in an executive assistant capacity. She is primarily responsible for calendar management, travel itinerates, creating slide decks, filing expense reports, and leading special projects. 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 SUNY, FIT.
Dennis Asselta, Group Head, Financial Advertising for the Financial Times
Dennis is responsible for managing the financial advertising team as well as working with partners on integrated advertising solutions across both the Financial Times and FT Specialist. Dennis graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with a degree in Policy Studies.
Kelsey Healy, Account Executive of Asset Management for the Financial Markets Advertising Team
Kelsey is responsible for selling advertising solutions across the Financial Times and Money Media, including print, digital, mobile and bespoke opportunities. Kelsey previously worked at Turner Broadcasting in advertising sales roles. She graduated from Bryant University with a degree in Business Management.
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, Senior 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, 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 in Business Administration: Concentration, 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, Project Manager
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.
Michael Ferraro, Director of Project Management
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.
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, CRM Data Manager
Justine manages initiatives to improve the completeness and accuracy of the databases that support the company’s commercial functions. Her responsibilities include identifying data cleanup needs and designing solutions to address them, optimizing research procedures, acquiring new prospect data, enriching existing data, and helping to manage data compliance processes. Justine holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Rhode Island.
Riddhi Sanwal, Technical Operations Associate
Riddhi assists with implementing and managing a variety of technical systems and processes that utilize cross-functional digital products and platforms. Riddhi holds a BA in Science, Technology, and Society from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Money-Media, Riddhi completed a digital product management fellowship at the Sierra Club and a membership internship at the Women’s Funding Network.
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 Director
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, Senior Marketing Associate
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, Senior Marketing Associate
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, Senior Marketing Designer
Keri works with the marketing team to produce a variety of marketing materials for all of Money-Media's 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
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.
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.
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.
Ben Donnelly, Relationship Manager for all subscription-based customers
Ben ensures favorable renewal rates and client relations for for all subscription-based customers. 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.
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.
Molly Smith, Sales Director for BoardIQ
Molly's 24- year tenure in Sales has bridged across numerous industries including Educational Consulting, Legal Media services, Research Solutions, and Financial Technology. In addition to her extensive sales experience, in 2017 she earned a Master's Degree in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and someday plans to rid world of single use plastics! She is a big animal lover and in addition to 6 cats, she and her partner sponsor a rooster named Freddy at a sanctuary in the Catskills, a dog named Rascal at a sanctuary in Nebraska, and a whale shark named Christopher, who lives off the coast of Tanzania. In addition to sales, sustainability and animals, Molly was an actor in NYC for many years and performed in many off-off Broadway plays and independent and student films.
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.
Shengjie Ji, Data Operations Engineer
Shengjie is responsible for helping to ensure data quality. He graduated from New York University, and is pursuing a Masters with a focus on Data.
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.
Greg provides design and architectural direction for the MandateWire product line. Prior to joining Money-Media he was the Director of Application Architecture / Principal Software Engineer for the Daily Racing Form (a tabloid newspaper and data provider for horse racing). Prior to that he was a software architect for IBM for many years. Greg received his Computer Science degree from Clarkson University and holds a couple of patents on detecting granular data store changes.
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.
Hannah Glover, Group Managing Editor
Hannah is a Group Managing Editor, overseeing several asset management and governance titles including Ignites, FundFire, BoardIQ, Agenda, Financial AdvisorIQ, Ignites Europe and Ignites Asia. She joined the FT Specialist unit as a reporter in 2007 and has worked as managing editor at Ignites and sister publication GatekeeperlQ. Prior to covering the world of asset management, she worked as a legislative investigator for the New York City Council and as a reporter at the Meriden, Conn. Record-Journal.
Andrew Willmott, Group Managing Editor
Andrew Willmott is a Group Managing Editor, responsible for leading our new publications through launch and to success and profitability. He currently oversees Life Annuity Specialist and P&C Specialist, with more to come. 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 has been reporting and writing for Agenda about issues relevant to nominating and governance committees, among other topics, since 2010. Before coming to Agenda, she served in various roles over five years, including as managing editor, of mutual fund board publication 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 is an editorial advisory board member of CleanTechIQ, an information resource for investors on sustainability and ESG issues, and Small-Cap Institute, a content library for executives and board members of small, publicly traded companies.
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.
Adrian Garcia, Data Reporter for Ignites and BoardIQ
Adrian joined Money-Media in 2020 as a Data Reporter for Ignites and BoardIQ. He previously worked as a data reporter with Bankrate in New York as well as news outlets in Colorado including Denverite.com and The Fort Collins Coloradoan. Adrian holds a BS in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Mrinalini Krishna, Reporter
Mrinalini is a journalist with nearly 10 years of experience in business television and print media. Prior to joining FA-IQ, Mrinalini was the News Editor at Investopedia. She also worked in India, reporting on stock markets for CNBTC TV18 and economic policy for Economic Times Television, before moving to New York in 2014. Mrinalini holds a bachelor of arts degree in Economics from the University of Delhi and a master’s in Business and Economic Reporting from New York University.
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.
Miriam Rozen, Reporter
Miriam covers the financial services industry and related litigation. Prior to joining FA-IQ, she worked as a staff writer for The American Lawyer.
Danielle Verbrigghe, Managing Editor
Danielle is the Managing Editor of FundFire. She previously covered the asset management and wealth management beats for FundFire. Danielle has also previously written wealth management for GatekeeperIQ, emerging markets for Bloomberg News and business for the Phoenix Business Journal. Danielle has an MA in Mass Communication and a BA in English from Arizona State 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.
Dervedia Thomas, Associate Editor
Dervedia is an Associate Editor at FundFire, also covering asset management operations and technology. Before joining Money-Media, she was the editor of Fund Action, which covers mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and asset management business strategy and regulation. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and holds a BS in Marketing from South Carolina State University.
Aziza Kasumov, Reporter
Aziza covers endowments, foundations and investment consultants. Before joining Money-Media, she wrote about health care for Bloomberg News and freelanced for various American and German news outlets. She holds a BA in journalism and a BA in international relations from the University of Southern California.
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.
Alana Pipe, Data Reporter
Alana is a Data Reporter 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.
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 the wealth management industry for FundFire . She previously reported on endowments, foundations and investment consultants for the publication. Prior to 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.
Emily Laermer, Managing Editor
She joined Money-Media in 2015 as a data reporter for Ignites and BoardIQ. She eventually became the data visualization editor for those publications. Before joining FT Specialist, Emily worked at Crain’s New York Business in a variety of roles including assistant data editor and news producer. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
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.
Adrian Garcia, Data Reporter for Ignites and BoardIQ
Adrian joined Money-Media in 2020 as a Data Reporter for Ignites and BoardIQ. He previously worked as a data reporter with Bankrate in New York as well as news outlets in Colorado including Denverite.com and The Fort Collins Coloradoan. Adrian holds a BS in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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.
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.
John Sedgwick, Managing 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.
Echo Huang, Reporter
Echo covers Greater China with a focus on Hong Kong and mainland China. She joined Ignites Asia in October 2019 and previously worked for Quartz in Hong Kong for three years where she wrote about everything from China's social media companies to the development of electric cars and China’s space industry. Echo graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a master's degree in journalism and speaks and writes English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
Selena Li, Senior 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.
Ernest Chan, Reporter
Ernest covers Southeast Asia. He joined Ignites Asia in January 2019 and was previously a reporter at AsianInvestor, covering institutional investors and asset classes across Asia Pacific. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Hong Kong and an MA in anthropology from the University of Toronto.
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.
Robin Yu, Translator
Robin covers China, Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong. Before joining Ignites Asia in March 2019, she was a freelancer for Reuters. Before that she interned for two months at CNN in Hong Kong. She has a BA in Digital Communication from New York University and a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong.
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.
Dawn Cowie, Reporter
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.
Mary McDougall, Reporter
Prior to joining Ignites Europe, Mary worked at discretionary fund manager Brooks Macdonald. She has previously written for CNN Digital, the Mail on Sunday and City A.M. Mary holds an MA in Philosophy and Politics from the University of Edinburgh and has passed Level 1 of the CFA Program.
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.
Faris Khan, Managing Editor
Managing Editor for P&C Specialist.
Varada Bhat, Reporter
Varadais an experienced business reporter and was most recently with Reuters Breakingviews, Business Insider and Barron’s. She earned her reporting chops in Mumbai, India where she worked for some of the top business newspapers including the Hindu Business Line and the Business Standard. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School.
Jonathan E. Braunstein, Director of Sponsored Content
Jonathan is responsible for overseeing all sponsored content at Money-Media, serving as the project leader and working closely with marketing, advertising and editorial teams, as well as with counterparts at the Financial Times. He was previously editorial director for webcasts and has produced written and interactive editorial content across nearly all of Money-Media’s publications. Prior to Money-Media, Jonathan worked as a television news producer and writer for Boston’s NBC and Fox affiliates. Originally from New Jersey, he is an alumnus of Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass.
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, 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.