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Damien Hoffman

Damien Hoffman, CEO & Co-Chairman

Get to know our CEO &
Co-Chairman, Damien Hoffman

Damien Hoffman | CEO & Co-Chairman: After graduating early with honors from Duke University, Damien raised private equity with friends during the late Nineties to launch a successful start-up. He went on to work for boutique sports investment bank Inner Circle LLP, where he worked on the sale of the NBA franchise New Jersey Nets to Brooklyn real estate development firm Forest City Ratner Companies. Damien also graduated with honors from the University of Miami School of Law as a Dean’s Merit Scholar. He clerked at the Florida Supreme Court for the Honorable Justice Kenneth Bell and Central Staff. Damien appears on Yahoo! Finance, Fox Business Network, and has spoken at elite institutions such as Harvard and Duke.

Derek Hoffman

Derek Hoffman, President & Co-Chairman

Get to know our President &
Co-Chairman, Derek Hoffman

Derek Hoffman | President & Co-Chairman: Derek is a regular contributor to CNNMoney. In 2012, Forbes named him #1 on their list of Top 10 Social Media Influencers on Wall Street. Derek has handled media investment and tactical strategy planning for Procter & Gamble and Gillette’s national asset portfolio. He has also worked in private wealth management for Morgan Stanley. Derek graduated early from the University of Michigan’s world-class economics department.

Tracy Sigler

Tracy Sigler, Co-CEO

Get to know our Co-CEO,
Tracy Sigler

Tracy Sigler | Co-CEO: Tracy is a veteran of several start-ups including the popular financial media company The Motley Fool, where he worked for eight years in a variety of roles. As Vice President of Web Operations, he and his team were responsible for the performance and profitability of Fool.com.

Meet Our Team

  • Umer Akhtar

    Umer Akhtar

    Newsroom Admin

    I manage admin and support, and I'm so dedicated to my job that I think we should have a presence on Mars, too. (There is actual water flowing now!)
  • Patrick Barratt

    Patrick Barratt

    Product Manager

    I'm passionate about solving problems with software to improve people's lives, but above all, I love good beer after long hikes.
  • Becca Bleznak

    Becca Bleznak

    Entertainment Writer

    Wannabe superheroine, actual nap queen. Writing about entertainment by day and watching inordinate amounts of TV by night.
  • Amanda Bomba

    Amanda Bomba

    Ad Ops Specialist

    I'm an all-season outdoor adventure seeker who escapes to play in the mountains, or on the water, every chance I get. Thankful to be married to my best friend as we build our dreams, our family, and our Kitfox.
  • Glenda Bucy

    Glenda Bucy

    Accounting Manager

    After a day of counting beans and looking for the missing penny, you can find me on my Harley searching for the perfect winding road.
  • Bridget DeMeis

    Bridget DeMeis

    AOL Channel Manager

    I'm a grammar nerd with a penchant for wearing silly t-shirts and going to concerts.
  • Yelena Dolgoplosk

    Yelena Dolgoplosk

    VP of Monetization

    I enjoy working with numbers but outside of work I avoid them as much as possible,you'll never see me counting calories or balancing the checkbook.
  • Meg Dowell

    Meg Dowell

    Health & Fitness Writer

    I'm extremely passionate about nutrition, health and fitness, but I'm also a huge sci-fi nerd - Star Wars and Marvel consume about 70 percent of my free time.
  • Megan Elliott

    Megan Elliott

    Money & Career Senior Editor

    When I'm not writing, I enjoy cooking, yoga, and reading. I also collect vinyl records and am eagerly awaiting the Twin Peaks reboot.
  • Xiangyu Fan

    Xiangyu Fan

    Quantative Analyst

    When I'm not coding, exercising, or surfing the web, you can find me at my local Starbucks or cinema.
  • Chelena Goldman

    Chelena Goldman

    Health & Fitness Writer

    Retired dancer and chocaholic, critiquing the in-arena music one hockey frame at a time.
  • Amanda Harding

    Amanda Harding

    Culture Writer

    I'm copywriter by day and a super mommy by night. In my three minutes of downtime, you’ll find me reading library books, experimenting with Paleo cupcake recipes, silently correcting other people’s grammar, obsessing over real estate, and laughing at my own jokes.
  • Ali Harrison

    Ali Harrison

    Engagement Editor

    Whether I'm editing content for The Cheat Sheet, hiking the Rocky Mountains, or making the perfect G&T, I pay attention to the details.
  • Michelle Kapusta

    Michelle Kapusta

    Celebrity Writer

    Bio: I love covering celebrity news and I'm an avid sports fan. When I am not busy writing about the stars, I enjoy watching and cheering on my favorite Philly sports teams.
  • Jolene Lallouz

    Jolene Lallouz


    I am passionate about numbers, problem solving, data, music and nature.
  • Hunter Lott

    Hunter Lott

    Director of Organic Search

    Surf. Skate. Sail. Music. Grill. SEO. Travel. Friends. Family. Not in order.
  • Eric McWhinnie

    Eric McWhinnie

    Editorial Director

    I'm passionate about all things related to money. When I'm not writing, I'm quoting lines from Seinfeld and yada yada yada.
  • Christina Montford

    Christina Montford

    Entertainment News Writer

    I'm a travelling junkie with a recovering sweets addiction.
  • Nikelle Murphy

    Nikelle Murphy

    Managing Editor

    I'm a writer and editor who's nerdy about words, a sucker for Sour Patch Watermelon candy, and a recent California transplant.
  • Sheiresa Ngo

    Sheiresa Ngo

    Money, Career & Health Writer

    When I'm not writing about personal finance or lifestyle, I'm thinking about where I'm going to get my next cup of coffee.
  • Aris Ordonez

    Aris Ordonez

    Front-End Engineer

    When I'm AFK (Away From Keyboard), I resume the role of Master Yoda to my two little Jedi Knights.
  • Jessie Quinn

    Jessie Quinn

    Style + Beauty Writer

    I'm a skin care-obsessed beauty and style writer, who will gladly talk your ear off about sun protection.
  • Gina Ragusa

    Gina Ragusa

    Lifestyle Writer

    When I'm not wrangling dogs or running, I'm running after dogs and trying to find slick ways to save some cash. To spend on the dogs.
  • Andres Rivas

    Andres Rivas

    Director of Technology

    I am an applications developer that loves to tinker with new technologies and think of ways to apply technology that will foster overall growth while bringing balance to the Force.
  • Jason Rossi

    Jason Rossi

    Lifestyle Writer

    Husband, father. Sandwich artist, burger maestro. Cooking and golf are the same to me – I love both but am not good at either. Yes, I will see High on Fire with you.
  • Eric Schaal

    Eric Schaal

    Sports Writer

    I'm obsessed with baseball and finding ways to waste less (hence the electric car beat), but a perfect morning at the beach usually makes me forget everything.
  • Oben Tataw

    Oben Tataw

    Back-End Developer

    I love solving practical, real world problems, especially problems with a larger positive social impact.
  • Aramide Tinubu

    Aramide Tinubu

    Celebrity Writer

    When I'm not reviewing films and TV shows, I'm usually eating or reading something super embarrassing on my Kindle.
  • Jacquie Treboschi

    Jacquie Treboschi

    Culture Senior Editor

    I'm a self-proclaimed literature junkie with a penchant for vinyl records, dry humor, and all things French.
  • Nicole Weaver

    Nicole Weaver

    Senior Writer

    My life is pretty much having arguments about The Bachelor and Games of Thrones all while playing The Sims.
  • Lauren Weiler

    Lauren Weiler

    Associate Editor

    My life would be incomplete without editing, writing health articles, and swinging from the aerial silks at my local circus gym.
  • Bre Williams

    Bre Williams

    Lifestyle Writer

    I'm an entertainment junkie, who has the scoop on every trending celebrity to date. When I'm not writing, I can be found binge watching Hulu or enjoying naps with my dog!

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