Team Foursquare

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Dennis Crowley

Co-founder and Executive Chairman

Dennis ist Mitbegründer und Executive Chairman von Foursquare und für die strategische Produkt- und Innovationsplanung verantwortlich. Vor seiner aktuellen Position war Dennis fast sieben Jahre lang CEO des Unternehmens. Zuvor gründete er Dodgeball, eines der ersten mobilen sozialen Netzwerke in den USA, das 2005 von Google übernommen wurde.

Er hat Abschlüsse vom Interactive Telecommunications Program der New York University und von der Newhouse School der Syracuse University.

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Jeff Glueck

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff war 18 Monate lang als COO des Unternehmens tätig und ist seit Januar 2016 CEO von Foursquare. Mit Jeff hat sich Foursquare zu einem Standortdaten- Schwergewicht entwickelt, das neben den Verbraucher-Apps Foursquare City Guide und Swarm auch eine Suite von B2B-Produkten anbietet. Zuvor war Jeff CEO bei Skyfire Labs, einem mobilen Technologieunternehmen im Silicon Valley, das von Opera Software übernommen wurde. Zudem war er Mitbegründer von, einem Online-Reiseunternehmen, dessen Umsatz innerhalb von zwei Jahren auf über 100 Millionen USD anstieg, und das von Travelocity übernommen wurde. In den darauffolgenden sieben Jahren war Jeff als Chief Marketing Officer bei Travelocity tätig, wo der Umsatz von 3 Milliarden USD auf 11 Milliarden USD anstieg. Außerdem führte er den „Roaming Gnome“ ein und startete ein wachstumsstarkes Werbeunternehmen. Davor war Jeff als Strategieberater bei Monitor Company tätig und ein White House Fellow unter Präsident Bill Clinton.

Er hat einen Master von der Oxford University als Marshall-Stipendiat und einen Bachelor vom Harvard College.

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Steven Rosenblatt


As President of Foursquare, Steven is responsible for all aspects of strategy and implementation of the products and partnerships that drive company’s explosive revenue, as well as all related support, marketing and business development functions. He oversees the company’s business solutions suite, which includes Pinpoint by Foursquare, Attribution by Foursquare, Foursquare Analytics and Foursquare's Places API and Pilgrim SDK for developers. In April 2017, he was coined as a "startup warrior" by Entrepreneur magazine.

Before joining Foursquare, Steven launched iAd, Apple’s pioneering advertising platform for brands and developers, where he led advertising sales and strategy and managed all related business functions. Steven served as senior vice president of advertising sales at Quattro Wireless until it was acquired by Apple in January 2010. Steven has more than 18 years of experience building internet and digital businesses and is on the Board of Directors of The Advertising Research Foundation (ARF) and the North American Board of Directors for the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA). Steven holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Michigan.

Matt Kamen

SVP, Engineering

As SVP of engineering, Matt leads Foursquare's industry-leading engineering practice and oversees the tech behind our pioneering products, from the consumer apps to our booming enterprise offerings: Pinpoint, Attribution, Foursquare Analytics, Places developer tools, as well as Pilgrim, Pilgrim SDK, the venues database, and all of our data science and machine learning teams. Prior to joining Foursquare in 2011, Matt worked in search and web technologies for Goldman Sachs. A musician at heart—he plays the bass—he's also a luthier. Born and raised in Manhattan and a Harvard graduate, he now lives in Washington Heights with his family.

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Rory Parness

Chief Financial Officer

Rory is chief financial officer at Foursquare, leading the company’s financial planning, accounting and operations. Prior to joining Foursquare, Rory served as CFO at several companies in the technology, healthcare and music industries. He spent 13 years as a finance executive at Jive Records where it grew from a small boutique hip hop label to the world’s largest independent record company and a multi-billion dollar exit. He has extensive experience in finance and leadership in the technology, media, healthcare and entertainment industries.

Rory berät diverse Start-up-Unternehmen in der Technologie- und in der Modebranche. Er hat einen Master in Rechnungswesen von der Binghamton University und lebt mit seiner Frau und seinen drei Kindern in Queens, NY.

Marc Ellenbogen

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

As General Counsel, Marc is responsible for guidance regarding litigation risks, corporate initiatives, risk management, equity, employment, regulatory and all other legal and compliance matters at Foursquare. Marc has nearly 20 years of legal experience across major advertising and media companies including Undertone, where he served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer prior to joining Foursquare, and Time Inc. where he spent more than 10 years in Assistant and Associate General Counsel Roles.

Marc earned a J.D. from Boston College Law School and an MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business with specializations in Management and Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

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Meghan Lapides

VP, Human Resources

Als VP of Human Resources konzentriert sich Meghan auf alle menschlichen Aspekte bei Foursquare und stellt unternehmensweit Verbindungen zwischen Fachkräften, Prozessen, Richtlinien und Technologie her. Meghan leitet die Teams für Mitarbeitersuche und talentierte Nachwuchskräfte und setzt sich dafür ein, Foursquare zu einem noch besseren Arbeitgeber zu machen. Vor Foursquare war Meghan für das US-Personalwesen von zwei verschiedenen Ketchum-Unternehmen verantwortlich (Emanate PR und Harrison & Shriftman). Meghan hat bereits bei verschiedenen kreativen und technologieorientierten Unternehmen gearbeitet – z. B. bei Ogilvy & Mather, Kenneth Cole und Grey.

Meghan hat einen Bachelorabschluss von der University of Maryland und ist sowohl SPHR- als auch SHRM-SCP-zertifiziert. Außerdem hat sie ein Zertifikat für Organisationsentwicklung von der Columbia University. Als gebürtige New Yorkerin lebt Meghan an Manhattans Upper West Side und liebt alles, was mit NYC, Fitness und Musik zu tun hat.

Elyse Estrada

VP, Global Client Success

Over the past four years at Foursquare, Elyse has overseen the execution of media campaigns for Fortune 500 national brands, the integration of our first-party data to provide client insights and attribution, and managed Foursquare’s third-party advertising reseller partnerships globally, specifically focusing on Turkey and Latin America. Prior to Foursquare, Elyse was a marketing manager at the Swedish retail giant H&M, responsible for all advertising and marketing for the U.S. and Mexican markets. She also worked on the agency side as a media supervisor at Mediacom, where she earned the recognition of OMMA’s “Rising Media Superstar” award in 2005. She’s a graduate of Brown University.

Gayle Fuguitt

Chief of Customer Insights and Innovation

Gayle Fuguitt is the chief of customer insights and innovation for Foursquare's business solutions suite, which includes mobile media targeting, measurement and location analytics. Previously, Gayle was the first woman to lead the Advertising Research Foundation when she became CEO and president in April 2013. Prior to that she was at General Mills for 32 years, building and leading the organization as the first officer of global consumer insights and bringing the voice of the consumer to the decision table. After earning her undergraduate degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she earned a master’s with a concentration in marketing research from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. A passionate supporter of non-profits, she remains a trustee at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and is on the board of advisors to the Brooklyn Museum. Gayle was inducted into the Market Research Council’s Hall of Fame in 2014. She lives in New York City with her husband, Tom.

Swen Graham

VP, Global Creative + Strategy

Swen heads up the creative and brand strategy team at Foursquare, which focuses on strategic partnerships, design, marketing, creative & platform development for all enterprise and sales products. Before joining Foursquare in 2012, Swen held the title of creative strategist and brand evangelist at Apple; worked in marketing at Quattro Wireless, the mobile advertising startup; and was a strategist at Y&R / Wunderman. He started his career in politics, running fundraising efforts for a successful U.S House of Representatives campaign. Swen has two bikes and two passports and tries to use all four as often as possible. He lives in the West Village and his spirit animal is the Red Panda.

Jeff Reine

VP, Business Development & Enterprise

Jeff is VP of BD & Enterprise at Foursquare where he drives the entire BD and Enterprise team in the commercialization of Foursquare's data and technology products. His team partners with some of the world's largest companies to unlock powerful location intelligence solutions via the Pilgrim SDK, Foursquare Analytics, Foursquare's API, and the Places database. Previous to Foursquare, Jeff was General Manager of Typepad, ran the digital goods business development team at Paypal, and has held a variety of other roles at Zemanta, imeem and Skype. Originally from New England, Jeff is a graduate of Tufts University and UCLA Anderson. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two daughters.

Robert Joseph

VP, Infrastructure Engineering

In 2016, Rob Joseph stepped into the role of VP and head of infrastructure engineering, a strong testament to his past efforts directing the Foursquare production team as it created industry-leading cloud API platforms and scaled infrastructure to support a growing user base and increased product complexity. Previously, he worked as an engineer at Google, building much of the company's early network infrastructure; as a field engineer for Schlumberger in the Gulf of Mexico; and constructed a house by hand in San Francisco. A graduate of Cornell, he is a Pittsburgh native and spends a lot of time skiing.

Peter Krasniqi

VP, Global Sales Strategy & Operations

As VP of global sales strategy & operations, Peter Krasniqi is responsible for ad strategy at Foursquare, concentrating on the monetization of our location data and technology via the company’s advertising products: Pinpoint, Attribution and native ads. He joined from Tapad (now Telenor Mobile) where he was vice president of performance and business development, overseeing the creation of the industry’s first cross-device Linear TV product, TV Pulse. Previously, “PK” launched iAd for Developers at Apple and served as director of performance ad sales at Quattro Wireless. He graduated from the University of Michigan.

Celestine Maddy

VP, Marketing

Celestine Maddy is the VP of Marketing at Foursquare, overseeing the brand strategy, communications, and consumer marketing of our apps, Foursquare City Guide and Foursquare Swarm. Before joining Foursquare in July 2017, Celestine was the VP of Marketing for Reddit. She has spent the last fifteen years working in marketing at start-ups, ad agencies, and at consumer publications. Celestine also is the founder of Wilder Quarterly, which was a print magazine about plants and the great outdoors. She is also the co-author of the book, A Wilder Life, which was published in 2015. She is married to Matthew Maddy, a James Beard-nominated restaurant designer and owner. They live in Brooklyn with their daughter, Ripley Roy.

Michael Rosen

VP, Sales

Michael Rosen leads all sales initiatives across Foursquare’s brand and agency partners, helping to propel Foursquare to more than 160% revenue growth in 2015. An industry leader specializing in both large media and early-stage companies, Michael has also held roles including chief revenue officer at First Look Media (started by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar), and vice president, online and mobile sales at AT&T AdWork. Prior to AT&T, Michael held sales, marketing and general management positions at Oggifinogi, Babelgum, WeatherBug, Bloomberg Media and Showtime Networks. He serves on the executive board of the Newhouse 44 and Upstream Group Seller Forum advisory board, and received his MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University.

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Nate Folkert, Ben Ludman, Jon Shea, Max Sklar, Zack Sheppard, Tom Dyas, Suraj Acharya, Scott Snyder, Adam Poswolsky, Jacob Van De Weert, Jenny Poon, Jack Osborne, Denis Sosnovtsev, Greg Dougherty, Tori Ugarte, Renee Budak, Linda Felter, Peter Scordo, Stefano Guidolin, Kris Concepcion, Allie Crozier, David Im, Tom Maxim, Monti Bray, Ece Inanc, Nathan Yuen, Rahul Maddimsetty, Aaron Mitchell, Emma Cramer, Ben Mackey, Nikki Bogopolskaya, Caroline Schulweis, Matthew Michihara, Nicole Formica, Stephanie Yang, Sam Grossberg, Andy Tao, Amy Wang, Enrique Cruz, Adrian Bakula, Rob Stewart, Jymmi Lindsey, Longfei Xing, Kyle Bye, Dave Reed, Emily Kane, Dustin Keitel, Tyler Simmons, Marissa Chacko, Sarah Spagnolo, Kendall Thornton, Jake Sinsheimer, Angela Gaylor, Andy Chapman, Elliot Danforth, Tom Wolfstein, Diana Stan, Zengpan Fan, Chen Yang, Rich Bright, Natalie Weyerhaeuser, Mateo Rodriguez, Dorothy Jean, Zoe Efrus, Victor Chen, Camden Armsby, Matthew Huie, Jeff Reine, Nikki Wegner, Jeremy Geiger, Danielle Foss, Andrew Choi, Lauren Sabert, Ryan Kotzebue, Alexis Candee, Kevin Uriarte, Kristen Vasan, Joe Attanasio, Greg Levitt, Evan Kracoff, Emily Scheer, Mike Haarala, Caitlin Lauer, Tom Lai, Matt Dyson, Kayleigh Harrington, Madison Marzario, Kevin Brown, Rachel Abzug, Kevin Caballes, Avneesh Kohli, Liv Zratko, Edward Tinsley, Shin Huang, Chris Phenner, Ashley Friedman, Daniel Kronovet, Kelsey McShane, Hyounil Choi, Ilkay Benian, Pete Clark, Robert Hughes, Ariel Segal, Julianna Esposito, David Hwang, Jon Goldmann, Henry Visotski, Erika Finnimore, Adell Hanson-Kahn, Felix Puetsch, Kyle Fowler, and David Birdsong

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