SVP, Category Management
Gary brings over 20 years of experience in the consumer Internet and professional services industries to Sympoz. Prior to joining Sympoz, Gary was vice president of marketing at Coupons.com (Greylock-funded) and managed all of the company’s consumer marketing functions, including online and broadcast advertising, sponsorships, social media, affiliate, SEO, SEM, email and publisher partnerships. Prior to Coupons.com, Gary was president of AgilOne (Sequoia-funded), a SaaS-based marketing intelligence company that helps clients maximize the lifetime value of their customers using advanced data analysis. Prior to his role at AgilOne, Gary ran business development for SendMe, a leading mobile media company. Before SendMe, Gary held executive positions at eBay, most recently head of seller user acquisition, and prior to that, led the company’s consumer electronics business, including all marketing, business development, user acquisition and public relations initiatives. Prior to eBay, Gary worked in the Financial Assurance Practice of Ernst & Young LLP. He holds a B.S. degree from Villanova University and an M.B.A. from Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania. He is married with two daughters, and enjoys photography and skiing.
Director, Category Expansion
Riva is so excited to be part of the Craftsy team and bring other great categories onto the platform. Her 5th grade teacher (who taught her knitting) would be proud to know that she’s finally moving beyond a basic scarf with all of her newly acquired knitting skills.
Friends and family will admit that Riva has a borderline unhealthy addiction to travel. Her insatiable wanderlust has brought her to 40+ countries. She just returned from Myanmar and the Maldives, and in the photo on the left, she’s hiking Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand’s South Island. When she’s not planning her next adventure, she’s sculpting and block printing, going to hear her favorite indie bands, or searching for the best gourmet ice cream on the planet.
Prior to Craftsy, Riva was the Product Manager and Head of Mobile for hotel search engine Room 77. She led the design, development and marketing efforts for their iOS and Android applications – building the mobile business from the ground up. Prior to that, Riva spent several years at Deutsche Bank as a technology investment banker advising and financing enterprise software, financial technology, and IT services companies.
She has a bachelor’s degree from MIT and an MBA, with High Distinction, from Harvard Business School.
Director, Core Categories
Originally from central Pennsylvania, Andrea has been wandering the country, trying to make it west. After attending college in New Hampshire, she spent time in finance in New York City. Making her way to Chicago, Andrea spent 3 years at BCG as a strategy consultant before jumping to PepsiCo to work in supply chain strategy. Most recently she helped run new product commercialization for Tropicana. Andrea holds a BA and MBA from Dartmouth. She loves to ski and is thrilled to have finally made it so close to the mountains. Andrea is also an avid cook and occasional knitter who is excited to be joining the Craftsy team!