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The Industrious Team

Jamie Hodari

Co-Founder & CEO

Jamie is the CEO and Co-Founder of Industrious. Prior to Industrious, Jamie was the CEO and Co-Founder of Kepler, a rapidly growing experimental university that Scientific American called a “daring global experiment” to bring “top-tier instruction to the neediest parts of the planet.” Jamie previously ran the education non-profit Generation Rwanda, analyzed investments at the hedge fund Birch Run Capital and was a project finance lawyer at the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell. He started his career as a journalist at the Times of India. Jamie lives in Brooklyn but will travel as far as necessary for Szechuan food or good standup comedy. Jamie holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.P.P. from Harvard University, and a B.A. from Columbia University.

Justin Stewart

Co-Founder & President

Justin is the President and Co-Founder of Industrious. Previously Justin served as Director of Acquisitions and Operations at Windham Development and Windham China, where he headed their US Real Estate operations. He was previously a Vice President at Madison Realty Capital, but his career highlight will forever be the time he worked for the writing team at the Late Show with his childhood idol, David Letterman. He is the childhood next-door neighbor of Industrious co-founder Jamie Hodari, allowing them an early start dreaming about the future of office space. Justin can be found living with his wife and daughter in Dumbo, Brooklyn along with their dog, confusingly named Chicken. Justin holds a Graduate Certification in Real Estate Finance and Development from NYU and a B.A. from Indiana University.

Michael Robson

Chief Operating Officer

Michael is the Chief Operating Officer of Industrious. Prior to Industrious he was the General Manager of the Enterprise business at General Assembly, a global education institution empowering people to successfully pursue the work they love. Under his watch, the Enterprise business rapidly expanded to deliver high quality training across 35 countries to thousands of employees from the world’s leading organizations. Michael started his career at McKinsey & Company where he spent 8 years working with senior executives in the financial services, consumer products and high tech industries. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, but is fiercely proud to be an Australian. Michael holds a B.Comm and a B.A. from The University of Queensland, and an MBA from Stanford Business School.

John Riordan

Chief Financial Officer

John is the Chief Financial Officer at Industrious. Prior to joining Industrious, he was part of the core team that took the Ardagh Group from a single plant operation to be a global leader in food and beverage packaging. During that period, he was Group CFO, a Board Member and later CEO of Glass Packaging North America. Under John’s leadership, Ardagh went public on the NYSE. John is a Business graduate of University College Cork and a Chartered Accountant. Earlier in his career, John was the Controller at Waterford Crystal and has worked in a variety of industries including, public accounting, precision air conditioning, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, luxury tabletop ware and consumer packaging. He has worked and lived in Ireland, England, Germany, and France before moving to the USA in 2014. Outside of work his passions are sailing, golf and cycling. He has a keen interest in theater and served on the Board of a professional theater company in Ireland for over ten years.

Angie Lee

VP of Brand & Marketing

Angie is the VP, Brand and Marketing at Industrious. Most recently she was the Chief Product Officer at Celmatix, a woman’s health company, where she led product, brand, marketing, and design, helping to transform it into one of Fast Company’s most innovative companies in the world. Prior to that, she was the Head of Marketing and Communications at General Assembly; and has held executive roles at IDEO, HarperCollins Publishers, and TeachforAmerica. Angie also advises a select roster of startups on brand, product, and scaling strategies. A Texan who now calls Brooklyn home, she holds a BA from the Business Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from New York University.

Anna Squires Levine

GM of N.A. Coworking

Anna is the GM of N.A. Coworking at Industrious. Previously, Anna was the co-founder of Run for America, a bipartisan political consulting firm electing the next generation of leaders to Congress, and the founding President of Born Free Africa, a private initiative to end pediatric HIV. Under her leadership, Born Free opened operations in the U.S., Nigeria, and Kenya and contributed to a 60% global decline in children newly infected with HIV. Anna started her career at McKinsey & Company, where she spent 4 years working with business and public sector leaders in healthcare. Anna can often be found cooking for friends and family in her tiny NYC kitchen or practicing her deadlift. She has been recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30, is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Brown University.

Anthony Fears

Head of HR

Anthony is the Head of HR at Industrious. Prior to joining Industrious, Anthony was the Director of People at Managed by Q – known as the operating system for offices, Q manages all activities through a robust technology platform and services handled by Q’s field staff and partner network. Under his leadership, Managed by Q grew rapidly to over 600 employees in four major markets and completed multiple venture rounds. Anthony started his HR career in the retail industry with Nordstrom, where he spent three years helping to expand the brand in the Carolinas focusing on high performing talent and hospitality. In his spare time, you can find Anthony rooting for his hometown Pittsburgh Steelers, enjoying local coffee as he travels the world, and seeking out new and interesting spots to fly his drones. Anthony holds the SHRM-SCP certification, a B.S. from Youngstown State University and an MHR from the University of South Carolina.

Barry Shaw

Regional Manager

Barry is a Regional Manager at Industrious. He previously worked as General Manager at MakeSpace where he oversaw Field and Warehousing Operations for the NYC & NJ markets. Prior to that he was Director of Event Production at Tough Mudder and responsible for 1/3 of the company’s North American event calendar. He’s a veteran, having served as a Division Officer aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Kitty Hawk, then stationed in Japan. A South African native by birth, but now proud New Yorker, Barry’s interests include collecting vinyl, photography and graphic design as well as running and cycling. He holds a BS from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MPP from Georgetown University.

Bonnie Lee

VP of Design & Construction

Bonnie is the Head of Design and Construction at Industrious. She was previously the Senior Director of Construction at Tough Mudder, the world’s leading obstacle course race company-over 2 million people have participated in her thrilling obstacles. Under her leadership, the construction department expanded globally to 11 countries and introduced modular construction methods to the obstacle designs for the most cost effective and standardized builds. Previously she was a project manager for a mechanical design build contractor in the Bay Area, working on projects for clients such as Google, Sutter Health, Amgen, Stanford Hospital, and Dupont Fabros Technologies. Outside of Industrious, Bonnie can be found making homemade pasta, searching the city for the best slice, and doing some hot yoga to burn off those carbs. She holds a BS in Architectural Engineering degree from Penn State.

Chris Backus

Director of Systems & Technology

Chris is the Director of Systems & Technology at Industrious. Prior to Industrious, Chris held a variety of positions at the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, which ranged from analyzing clients’ portfolios to transforming Bridgewater’s internal operations. Prior to that, he rounded out his experiences with designing UAVs for the Department of Defense, developing the next generation of razor blades, and assessing the profitability of wind farms. Chris holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University (where he geeked out building a solar-powered hovercraft), and a BA from Bates College. Outside of work, he enjoys getting on the water, kiteboarding, and sailing, and planning his next African safari with his wife and two daughters.

Eivind Karlsen

Head of Product Design

Eivind is the Head of Product Design at Industrious. Before joining Industrious he was a Senior Consultant at AECOM in the Strategy+ group where he advised on the design and real estate strategies for a number of private institutions, public companies and federal agencies in the US and Canada. Eivind cut his teeth as a designer at Rangr Studio, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Young Projects and Luckey. He has completed projects in the US, the Dominican Republic, and the United Kingdom. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and he received his M.Arch. from Columbia University. He has taught design studios at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and was an Adjunct Associate Researcher at Columbia’s Center for Urban Real Estate. When he is not designing the next great Industrious location, he enjoys skiing, racing sailboats, and adventurous conversations. You may also encounter him walking around the industrial outskirts of some European city in search of a can of Irn-Bru.

Evan Fain

GM of Enterprise

Evan is the GM of Enterprise at Industrious. Before joining, he was the first employee and VP Marketing & Business Development at CourseHorse, a leading education startup. Earlier, he worked in Strategy & Analytics for Patch, AOL’s hyperlocal news network, and Co-Founded DealsForDeeds, a social enterprise. Evan started his career in management consulting at The Avascent Group, where he focused on growth and M&A strategy within the aerospace, space and defense industries. Outside of work, you’ll find him volunteering at the tech education nonprofit Code/Interactive, trying to keep up with the group on bike trips, and going on occasional historic walking tours. Evan holds a B.A in International Relations and Urban Studies from The University of Pennsylvania and lives in NYC.

Jean Seok

VP of Product

Jean is the VP of Product at Industrious. She was previously at NewsCred, the leader in B2B content marketing, where she ran product and design. Prior to this she was the CEO of ed tech startup Learningpod and Executive Director of User Experience at Kaplan. In her spare time she has taught web design at New York University and served on the board of documentary film nonprofit, Arts Engine. She was also a cable news reporter, but these days much prefers being behind a camera than in front of one. Jean holds a bachelor’s degree in Life Science from Ewha Womans University in Seoul and earned her Master’s degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University. She loves good books, bad movies and all dogs.

Jian Yang

Director of Business Operations

Jian is the Director of Business Operations at Industrious. Prior to joining Industrious, Jian was the Chief Financial Officer at UGE. While at UGE, Jian helped to bring the company public, raised over $9 million in equity and debt financing, set up the company’s project financing program, and streamlined the company’s financial processes. Jian also has experience as an investment banker at Citi, where he worked on transactions including mergers and acquisitions to capital raising, and as a consultant with Deloitte. In his spare time, Jian travels extensively, having lived and worked in China, Hong Kong, India, France, Italy, Canada, and Austria, and is always planning his next adventure with friends. Jian holds a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.B.A. and Masters in International Relations from the University of Chicago.

Matthew Podell


Matt is Counsel at Industrious. Prior to Industrious, Matt served for several years as General Counsel of XpresSpa, the international day spa chain operating chiefly in airports. Joining XpresSpa at the startup phase, Matt guided and advised the company along its journey from a single-spa operation at JFK’s Terminal 1 to a thriving international network that was ultimately acquired by a public company. Before becoming an in-house lawyer, Matt worked as an associate at two New York City law firms. Matt is passionate about all aspects of food, and in his free time can often be found checking out interesting new restaurants or perusing the local farmers’ markets for ingredients. A native New Yorker, Matt lives in Manhattan with his wife and their copper-colored furball of a cat, Penny. Matt holds a B.A. in English from Cornell University and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.

Myra Cortado

Chief of Staff

Myra is the Chief of Staff at Industrious. Previously Myra was the Chief of Staff and VP of Strategy at Verve Mobile, and has also held multiple strategy and partnership roles in media. She started her career in investment banking with JPMorgan, where she held positions in the firm’s London, New York and Hong Kong offices. At JPMorgan, she worked with private equity and corporate clients to raise over $2 billion in debt and mezzanine financing. Myra has been a sponsor/mentor with Student Sponsor Partners, an organization that provides low-income students with a private high school education, for over a decade. She enjoys anything outdoors, not training for the marathon anymore, and hosting elaborate dinner parties. Myra has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BSFS from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service.

Nipun Kant

Head of Special Projects

Nipun is the Head of Special Projects at Industrious. Prior to Industrious, Nipun spent several years helping organizations use economics and data to make better decisions, most recently by leading analytics for the New Jersey Department of Education. He is a New Jersey native, and also identifies with California, having lived there during his heady college years. Nipun was trained as a classical trombonist, has lived in four countries, and enjoys live concerts and attempting to run. He holds a B.A. from Stanford University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Rachael Gursky

Head of Customer Experience

Rachael is the Head of Customer Experience at Industrious. Before joining Industrious, Rachael was at Starwood Hotels & Resorts on the Brand Strategy team and then the Sheraton Global Brand Management team. Prior to working on the brand side of the hotel business, she was on the real estate side as a Project Manager for the Design and Construction team at hotel ownership group RLJ Lodging Trust. In her free time, Rachael helps lead Project Spark, a non-profit that supports sustainable relief efforts through education, health care, and micro-loans in Guatemala. Rachael lives in NYC and can often be found on a soccer field trying to appear graceful and not set the record for most number of falls in a season. She holds a B.S. from the Cornell Hotel School and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Valerie Jaffee

Regional Manager

Valerie is a Regional Manager with Industrious. She has a communications consulting background, and could spend all day chatting about diversity in entrepreneurship. With a vegetarian appetite in barbecue country, Valerie spends her time seeking out veggies, hiking, kayaking, and rock climbing. She holds an MPP from Duke University and a BA/BS from UC Berkeley.

Aanya Chugh

Architectural Design Strategist

Aanya Chugh is an Architectural Design Strategist at Industrious. She received her Masters in Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in 2014 and her Bachelor’s from Barnard College. She began her career in Architecture at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and then focused her interest in experience design at Parc Office. Having lived in numerous cities across both the US and India, she approaches her work through a diversity of lenses, sympathetic to culture, identity, and place.

Abby Foreman

HR Coordinator

Abby is an HR Coordinator at Industrious. Prior to joining the team, she worked in HR at SS&C Technologies, a financial technology company, supporting 850 employees in 7 offices in NY/NJ. Previous to that, she worked in customer service at Stewart Title: PropertyInfo and in marketing research creating over 20 focus group studies for clients from major corporations. She is a people person who has a passion for helping others to be successful in their careers. During her free time, she enjoys taking spin, barre, pilates, and yoga classes on Classpass, rooting for her hometown Baltimore Ravens, and finding the best brunch spot in the city. She has a B.S. in Psychology from Towson University.

Alan Vurgait

Assistant Project Manager

Alan is an Assistant Project Manager at Industrious. Prior to joining Industrious, Alan was a part of the Pre-construction Team at Clark Construction Group, where he helped the company procure and price new construction projects. He is originally from Caracas, Venezuela, but spent most of his childhood in sunny Miami. Outside of Industrious, Alan enjoys cheering on the Miami sports teams, attending concerts, and playing basketball. Alan holds a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Alex Grosvenor

Real Estate Manager

Alex is a Real Estate Manager at Industrious. He began his career in The Bay, where he worked at DPR Construction, helping to manage the coordination and interior construction of multiple cutting-edge hospitals and high-tech office spaces. He then joined Project Frog, an innovative construction startup, where he worked closely with designers and contractors to improve the viability of a pre-fabricated, building-kit system. Most recently, Alex founded his own travel tech company called Savvi, focused on encouraging responsible travel in emerging destinations. A proud Vermonter, Alex enjoys the outdoors just as much as he does the built environment and can often be found scoping his next skiing or climbing adventure. Alex graduated from Brown University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Alexis Piscazzi

National Project Manager

Adventure seeker and Ohio native, Alexis Piscazzi is an urban girl wannabe, and a lover of wine and ​Italian food. She is a Project Manager at Industrious. Alexis began her career educating children at the South-East Asia Center. After, she worked as an expert in operations and workplace culture at Merrick Ventures and its portfolio companies. Most recently, she was Industrious’s Regional Director and the Community Manager at Industrious Chicago. Alexis is not really limited to the work culture and operations business: she was an 8-time varsity letter winner in High School for volleyball and softball, and to her knowledge still holds the record for most awkward catch of the season in 2002. These days, she can be found popping around the country and brainstorming how to make people’s days with her colleagues and members. Alexis holds a B.S. from THE Ohio State University.

Alford Northcutt

Area Manager

Alford joins Industrious with an extensive background in hospitality and business management after co-owning and overseeing the daily operation a 243-room, full-service hotel for over twelve years. He earned his BA at the University of Washington and is a passionate Seattle sports fan. Outside of the office, you will find him spending time with his wife and two sons traveling, skiing/snowboarding, or catching a game.

Ali Grobe

National Project Manager

Ali is a National Project Manager at Industrious. Prior to joining the Industrious team, Ali was a Manager of Store Planning at Saks Fifth Avenue, successfully guiding the design and construction processes for both new stores as well as major renovations. She has also held positions at Tiffany & Company in New York, as well as Fox Architects in Bethesda, Maryland where she focused on high end residential design. Ali is a licensed architect and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Notre Dame as well as a Master of Arts in Interior Design from the Corcoran School of the Arts at George Washington University. Ali lives in NYC with her husband, and when not busy planning how to spend all of their money on travel, she can be found scouring Humane Society pages to find the perfect dog.

Alice Chang


Alice is a Designer at Industrious. Prior to joining the team, Alice worked at JIDK and Dani Arps design studios helping young entrepreneurs realize their dream offices in New York City. Some of her past projects include overseeing the design and build-out of SeatGeek, Eligible API, and Uncharted Play headquarters. Outside of Industrious, you can find Alice working on her first pull-up at the BKB, planning her next trekking adventure or practicing the latest choreography with her Cuban salsa performance group, Fuákata. Alice holds a B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting from OCAD University and an M.S. in Interior Design from the Pratt Institute.

Amy Riggs

Design Manager

Amy Riggs is a Design Manager at Industrious. Before joining Industrious, Amy worked with Interior Architects in Seattle, providing design leadership for all phases of interiors projects in the U.S. and abroad. While at IA, Amy focused primarily on workplace design and held a lead role in the design and construction administration of a new global headquarters for a large online retailer based in Seattle. Along with architecture and interior design, Amy has a background in marketing, including a B.A. in Business Administration from Seattle Pacific University. In her free time, she can be found exploring the city, FaceTiming with family, and rooting for the Seahawks.

Amy Rishko


Amy is a Recruiter at Industrious. Prior to joining the team, she worked as a Recruiting Manager for Brooklyn Boulders, a Rock Climbing Gym, managing the recruitment process for 4 locations throughout the US and an HQ in Denver, CO. Previous to that, she worked as a Recruiter for the fast growing meal kit service Blue Apron and the ever so popular bite size stuffed cupcakes Baked by Melissa! She is an energetic and extremely passionate Recruiter always working on finding the best talent. Amy loves to spend time at Soulcycle or 305 Fitness, snagging hard to find make up products (particularly lipsticks) and eating almost anything with cheese in it! She has a BFA in Theatre Arts from Five Towns College and in 2011 starred in the US National Tour of Pippi Longstocking (the musical)!

Amy Tsao

National Project Manager

Amy Tsao is a National Project Manager with Industrious. Before joining Industrious, she was a Vendor Shop Construction Manager with Saks Fifth Avenue, forging relationships with high-end retail brands and building each brand’s store design concepts across North America. Other noted experiences are her work on new concept store design and roll outs at Coach Inc. and background in architecture and design with PBDW Architects. Each summer, Amy volunteers with the USTA at the US Open Tennis Championship in Flushing, Queens. Amy graduated from Columbia with a BA in Architecture and continues to be involved with Barnard College Career Development where she volunteers as a mentee.

Andrew Bennett

Business Intelligence Manager

Andrew is the Business Intelligence Manager at Industrious. Prior to Industrious, Andrew held positions in Route Planning and Revenue Management at JetBlue, optimizing capacity across routes and analyzing ticket pricing. He previously worked on healthcare antitrust litigation as an economic consultant at Bates White. Outside of work, you can find Andrew cooking, homebrewing beer, or wandering around New York with his wife. Andrew holds a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Andrew Juiris

Enterprise Business Development Manager

Andrew is an Enterprise Business Development Manager at Industrious. Prior to Industrious, he worked at Holliday Fenoglio Fowler where he worked in the real estate investment advisory practice. Before that, he held positions at Park Madison Partners and Gensler. Andrew graduated from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) with a B.S. in Architecture and later completed his Masters in Real Estate at NYU. After spending 6 years in the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, Andrew moved home to Chicago (and his beloved deep-dish pizza). Andrew lives in Lincoln Park and can often be found running along the lake, killing spiders for his fiancée, and cheering on his Wolverines.

Annie McCulley


Annie is a Designer at Industrious. Before joining Industrious, Annie worked at Perkins Eastman Architects, with a primary focus on corporate interiors projects. Additionally, Annie has worked for NELSON, Creative Office Pavilion, and Gilbane Building Company. Annie received a B.S. in Interior Designer from West Virginia University, a M.A. in Interior Design from Marymount University and is currently completing a Healthier Materials and Sustainable Buildings Certificate from Parsons School of Design. When she isn’t working, Annie can be found rocking out to live music, traveling to new (and old) places, or crafting the perfect piece of furniture.

Antonio Bove

Senior Accountant

Antonio Bove is a Senior Accountant at Industrious. Antonio obtained his B.S. in Business Administration and a M.Acc. from Florida Atlantic University while tutoring privately, and eventually as a Teaching Assistant. Launching his career at PwC, as an auditor of private companies across multiple industries, he strengthened his business aptitude, analytical skills and obtained his CPA. Antonio grew up in Italy (is fluent in Italian!) and has lived in several cities across the US. In his spare time, Antonio travels back to Italy to visit family, enjoys outdoor recreation, or an evening to reunite with friends.

Ariel Charnowitz

Senior Analyst - FP&A

Prior to working at Industrious, Ariel worked on the Finance Team at Disney Theatrical Group, the live theater division of The Walt Disney Company. He helped support the FP&A efforts for the Broadway, Domestic Touring, and International productions, including the most recently released Frozen the Broadway Musical. Prior to Disney, he worked as a Staff Auditor at Ernst & Young (EY) in their Financial Services practice. Ariel graduated with a BBA in Accounting from Baruch College. Outside of work, he likes to play sports, travel, and write.

Ashley Lindeman

New Member Advisor

Ashley is a New Member Advisor at Industrious. She has a B.S. in Sales and Marketing from Illinois State University. Prior to joining the team, Ashley worked as a Senior Sales Representative at a large logistics firm and an Enterprise Sales Executive at a Chicago start-up. A self-proclaimed foodie, Ashley loves hitting up the Chicago restaurant scene. During her free time, she also loves to work out, cook, binge-watch the latest Netflix hit and enjoy the city with family and friends. Please connect with Ashley to share recipes or (shamelessly) discuss the most recent celebrity scandal!

Ashley Schloss

Member Development Associate

Ashley Schloss is a Member Development Associate at Industrious. Prior to joining the team, Ashley was a Travel Director, executing large format events for Maritz Travel Company. In her free time, Ashley can be found exploring farmer’s markets, hiking and trying local restaurants. Ashley graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelors Degree in Public Relations and Marketing.

Astrix Ferris


Astrix is a Designer at Industrious. She received her degree in Interior Design from the École Supérieure des Arts et Techniques in Paris. Prior to her role at Industrious, Astrix worked at Celano Design Studio where she honed her craft of creating experiences through design for the hospitality industry- focusing primarily on hotels, restaurants, and bars. She can often be found strolling the streets of her beloved Brooklyn, taking in the inspiration from the people and culture of the city. In her spare time, Astrix enjoys hosting dinner parties in her garden, perfecting recipes from her native France.

Bode Champagne

National Launcher

Prior to Industrious, Bode spent several years at Uber on the Pacific Northwest Operations team in Seattle. At Uber, Bode contributed to the launch of new markets, services, and strategic engagement programs including the company’s first corporate social responsibility initiative. Before Uber, Bode spent over six years at Starbucks Corporation in the organization’s hometown of Seattle starting as a barista and eventually launching the company’s first newly constructed Starbucks Reserve location as a Retail Operations Manager. Bode holds a B.Sc. in Marketing and Management from Western Governors University and a certificate in Project Management. Outside of work, Bode spends as much time outdoors as possible and enjoys many activities from land to sea!

Brody Conway


Brody is an Accountant at Industrious. Before joining Industrious, Brody worked at Wyndham Destinations in Orlando, overseeing 9 of their resorts and handling the month end close preparation, journal entries, and monthly reconciliations. Brody earned his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Central Florida, located in Orlando, FL. During his time there he was a member of several organizations such as the Young Investor’s Club, Collegiate DECA, and Sigma Nu. Outside of Industrious, Brody enjoys playing basketball, watching football, and spending time outdoors.

Bruce Epstein

Director of Engineering

Bruce is the Director of Engineering at Industrious. Prior to this, he was VP of Engineering at Novantas, a fin-tech firm in NYC. Prior to that, he held technical and management positions across various industries, including IT, streaming media, ad tech, pharma, e-commerce, and publishing. Bruce was a technical writer and editor for O’Reilly, authoring or editing over a dozen books. Before that, he had a long history running his own software consultancy. A recovering rocket scientist, Bruce holds an SB in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering from MIT (with concentrations in Avionics and Economics). He was also a visiting student at Penn/Wharton as an undergrad. His outside interests include soccer, politics, blogging, travel, and college counseling.

Bryant Au

Real Estate Manager

Bryant is a Real Estate Manager at Industrious. After growing up outside Minneapolis, he made the move to Illinois to attend Bradley University, where he earned degrees in Economics and Political Science. Before joining Industrious, he spent the previous four years as a project manager developing affordable housing for a nationally recognized non-profit. When it’s August, you’ll probably find Bryant at the Minnesota State Fair holding a bucket of cookies and smiling joyously. The rest of the year is more of a toss up – but look for him outside on a trail, in a park pretending he’s athletic, or with friends encouraging them to do that thing that scares them.

Caitlyn McDaniel

National Project Manager

Caitlyn is a National Project Manager at Industrious. Prior to joining the team, she worked for Brasfield & Gorrie, one of the largest privately held General Contractors in the nation. Most of her time there was spent as a Project Manager on various construction projects throughout the southeast for clients ranging from Bridgestone Americas, Inc to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Originally from Alabama, Caitlyn has a B.S. in Building Construction from Auburn University. Outside of Industrious, you can find Caitlyn listening to true crime podcasts, searching Atlanta for the best margarita, or pretending to be a runner.

Carrie Hartman

Facilities Manager

Carrie is the West Coast Facilities Manager at Industrious. She has extensive Facilities Management experience working for several retail apparel companies. She has successfully managed a vast amount of locations throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. Outside of Industrious, Carrie can be found enjoying time with her family, taking her dogs to play at the dog park and traveling to National Parks throughout the US.

Christopher Gudgeon

Procurement Associate

Christopher Gudgeon is a Procurement Associate at Industrious. Prior to joining the team, he worked for Blue Apron for several years in Planning and Procurement roles. During his time at Blue Apron, he developed and executed nationwide best practices for buying, forecasting, and managing the movement of inventory worth tens of millions of dollars tied to multiple P&L categories. Christopher was born and raised in Rome, Italy and is a graduate of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Danessa Estupinan

Marketing Manager

Danessa is a Marketing Manager at Industrious. She has a B.B.A in Marketing from Texas State University and has a comprehensive background in Tech Startups. While with Tapingo, she wore many hats and successfully launched the application in over 100 markets across the US. Danessa is Houston born and raised so she loves Mexican food, the Houston Rockets, and all things Beyoncé. Having now lived on the West Coast for about half a decade she considers herself a local and indulges in all the best hikes and hidden eats in Los Angeles.

Dani Alderman

Product Marketing Manager

Dani is a Product Marketing Manager at Industrious. Prior to joining Industrious, Dani worked in customer acquisition and search engine optimization at Harry’s, a men’s shaving company. Previously, she worked in event marketing and demand generation at EverTrue, a fundraising software company based in Boston. Dani is originally from Upstate New York. She graduated from Syracuse University with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises at the Whitman School of Management. Outside of the office, you can find her exploring new restaurants, volunteering, taking a boxing class with friends or watching college basketball.

Daniella Sloane

Area Manager

Daniella is proud to be the Northeast Area Manager for Industrious. She was last seen as a founding operations team member of Collective Retreats, bringing luxury and stellar service into canvas tents and the great outdoors. She has also spent time tour managing for The Truth Initiative and working on events & innovations for Tough Mudder. While her past jobs have taken her all over the country and the world, as a proud Dartmouth grad and Philadelphia native, Daniella is beyond excited to make people feel at home while working right here on the East Coast. When she’s not working, she enjoys live music, quality time with her sisters & family, and adventures in the still-not-named bright red 1989 VW Westfalia Vanagon.

Danielle Zeisler

Graphic Designer

Danielle is a Graphic Designer at Industrious. Prior to joining the Industrious team, she spent the last six years working at digital creative agencies in NYC. An Ohio native, she is loyal to her Midwestern roots and enjoys a good sports rivalry. In her free time, she likes to macramé, plan trips, settle into a good book and admire the beautiful architecture of NYC. Danielle holds a B.S. in Visual Communications from Ohio University.

Darshani Hariprasad

Accounts Payable Specialist

Darshani is an Accounts Payable Specialist at Industrious. Prior to joining Industrious, Darshani worked as a Senior Accounts Payable Specialist at Fitch Ratings. She earned her B.S. in Business and Accounting from Monroe College. She was born in Guyana, but she is a Bronx girl! Out of the office, you can find Darshani enjoying a cold beer with her friends and family

Desi Howry

New Member Development Associate

Desi Howry is a New Member Development Associate at Industrious. Previously, she was on the sales team at MediaRadar, an ad sales tool designed to measurably increase ad revenue. Before that, she was an Account Executive at project management powerhouse Trello. Desi is originally from Memphis, Tennessee, but ventured up north to attend Princeton University, where she majored in East Asian Studies. When she’s not at Industrious, you can find her singing with NYC-based a cappella group Street Ready or dancing for the Brooklyn Kings Rugby League.

Devin Singh

Facilities Manager

Devin is the Facilities Manager at Industrious. He previously worked as a Facilities Manager in the fashion retail industry, where he overlooked more than 110 locations. Devin has a passion for building, dismantling, and rebuilding things, and during his free time you can find him in his garage (or chasing his Rottweiler, Rowdy, who frequently steals his tools). A native of Queens, New York, Devin holds a B.A from Queens College.

Doug Feinberg

Real Estate Manager

Doug is a Real Estate Manager at Industrious. Prior to joining Industrious, he was an Associate at Holliday Fenoglio Fowler where he worked in the real estate investment advisory practice for NYC. He also previously held positions at Credit Agricole CIB and Antheus Capital. Doug graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Applied Economics & Management. Outside of work, Doug is a hopelessly optimistic Mets, Knicks & Giants fan, an avid watcher of Seinfeld and outdoor enthusiast.

Drew Fifield

Sr. Director of Learning & Development
Drew is the Sr. Director, Learning & Development at Industrious. Previously, he was the head of talent, leadership & inclusion at Getty Images – a trusted source of editorial, sports, news and stock imagery with over 200 million assets from the worlds best photographers and videographers. Under his leadership the organization evolved their core values, adopted an integrated talent management strategy and laid the foundation for a culture of inclusion and learning; all in service of producing the next generation of stunning and inclusive content delivered by diverse and exceptional people. Prior to that, he spent over 10 years designing and implementing performance, talent, engagement, and leadership development programs, tools, and experiences for front-line employees to executives at Urban Outfitters, Nike, and Converse. Drew lives in Brooklyn and can be found reading a post-apocalyptic novel on his iPad, practicing a perfectly balanced cocktail or singing in the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus. He holds a masters degree in learning and organizational change from Northwestern University, studied organization dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University and holds a bachelors degree in theatre from the University of Michigan.

Duane Thompson

Accounts Payable Specialist

Duane is a Brooklyn native with a B.S in Accounting from Post University. Prior to joining the Industrious team he worked for Complex Media in addition to other media roles.

Emily Witko

Enterprise Member Success Manager

Emily Witko is an Enterprise Member Success Manager at Industrious who loves the internet, sports, and feminism. Previous to Industrious, Emily worked at General Assembly and GrubHub Seamless, providing happiness through corporate training and food delivery, respectively. Additionally, Emily has a master’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies with a focus on entrepreneurship. When not at work, you can find them playing softball or rewatching episodes of Parks and Recreation.

Ethan Starkey

New Member Advisor

Ethan Starkey has been working to cultivate and connect people to their passions since first starting his career in the higher education realm. Ethan has extensive experience in creating and expanding experiential learning programs, as well as supporting college students in their day-to-day lives and pursuit of academic excellence. Ethan holds a BA in Telecommunications from Bowling Green State University, and a MS in Higher Education Administration from Florida International University. When he’s not home playing with his pup, Opie, you can find Ethan teaching his weekend cycling class in the city.

Faith Espinoza

Director of Facilities

Faith is the Director of Facilities at Industrious. Before joining Industrious, she was the Director of Facilities at Flywheel Sports, an indoor cycling experience, where she launched the company onto a cloud-based work order ticketing system and streamlined their maintenance and repair work orders. She managed the entire ecosystem, from their fast-paced, day to day work orders to larger capital projects including retrofits, renovations, and refreshes for their 40 locations. Prior to Flywheel Sports, Faith oversaw Kate Spade Facilities and Procurement Departments for three internal brands. She oversaw 140 locations during her tenure, and played a key role in opening 60 stores in the US, UK and Canada. She managed the purchasing department, including two distribution centers for all operating supplies for the fleet. She is passionate about hospitality and providing best in class facilities for luxury and commercial locations. During her spare time, you will find her cooking, going on hikes with her family, or hosting BBQs with friends while arguing with her husband about the superiority of NC style to Texas style BBQ.

Fiona Frick

Enterprise Business Development Associate

Fiona is an Enterprise Business Development Associate at Industrious. She started her career at EF Education First, an international education and travel company. As Director of University Partnerships, she fostered and enhanced relationships with universities across the US to encourage their students to learn a second (or third!) language abroad in a culturally immersive environment. A polyglot herself, Fiona travels as often as possible and is always on the hunt for the perfect boutique hotel. She can typically be found bopping through local shops after a spin class with a matcha latte in hand. Fiona holds a B.A. in European Studies from Bates College and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Gabe Byrne

Paid Media Manager

Gabe is the Paid Media Manager at Industrious. Prior to joining the team, he backpacked for 6 months throughout Latin America and learned to speak Spanish. Before that, he worked with clients to develop and execute full-funnel advertising campaigns at Ampush, a digital marketing strategy company in San Francisco. Outside of work, you can find him enjoying concerts, exploring the outdoors, and producing electronic music. Gabe grew up in Boston and holds a B.B.A. from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts—Amherst.

Gurleen Parmar

Design Associate

Gurleen Parmar is a Design Associate at Industrious. Prior to joining the Industrious team, Gurleen worked at Annette Jaffe Interiors focusing on residential and commercial design. In her free time, she’s either in a search for a good story or working away behind her laptop on a personal graphic design project.

Hansel Tan

Community Manager and Executive Assistant

Hansel is the Community Manager and Executive Assistant to the CEO of Industrious HQ. Prior to Industrious, he enjoyed a robust acting career, appearing onstage and onscreen in NYC, regionally, and abroad, after receiving his BA in Music from Wesleyan University researching somatic and ontological intersections in Late Medieval Music Theory. An unapologetic Gemini, Hansel has also worked as a professional chorister, early-childhood movement instructor, event mixologist, music-director, and even magic-demonstrator at the (now defunct) Toys-R-Us in Times Square. Outside of Industrious, you’d probably find him shaking up Gimlets, contemplating the cosmos, and reminiscing the time when he was directed by Morgan Freeman.

Hendrix Hess

Facilities Manager

Hendrix is a Facilities Manager at Industrious. Prior to Industrious, Hendrix worked in facilities at Apple and SoulCycle maintaining some of their highest profile locations. He is an Indiana native who could fly an airplane before he could drive a car. He currently lives in Manhattan, and loves to explore different neighborhoods and restaurants. He loves to travel, and even more so, loves to ride his bike. He has ridden from Boston to NYC twice!

Jacklyn Dejonckheere

Hospitality Analytics Associate

Jacklyn is the Hospitality Analytics Associate at Industrious. With an unconventional background–she earned a Clemson degree in Food Science & Technology, minoring in German–Jacklyn has been a world explorer. After developing new Campbell’s soups in Philadelphia, then teaching languages and crafting the perfect espresso in Switzerland, she is now happy to return to her roots. Her version of Southern hospitality pays special attention to specialty coffee and bean-to-bar chocolate.

Jen Bohnsack

Area Manager

Jennifer is an Area Manager at Industrious Atlanta. Prior to joining the Industrious team, she spent the past ten years in San Francisco leading customer success and business management efforts for startups in loyalty marketing software, digital advertising and eCommerce. She holds her B.A. in Journalism from the Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Originally from Miami, Florida Jennifer is thrilled to be back on the East Coast spending free time outdoors, trying new workouts and seeking out the latest healthy restaurant concepts with friends and family.

Jenn Spencer

Area Manager

Jennifer is an Area Manager at Industrious. She is a native Texan with a worldly vision and cut from a different cloth. She is a sales and operations leader with over 13 years of seasoning and senior management experience in the hospitality and luxury wellness industries. She has aided in the successful rejuvenation of various health and fitness organizations across the nation due to her entrepreneurial spirit and intellectual curiosity. She thrives on leading the internal and external components of development, with people being the crux of an organization. She currently holds a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Texas Arlington and will graduate with her MBA from Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business in Malibu, California. She believes that a leader “knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way”- Malcolm

Jenna Gregory

Enterprise Business Development Manager

Jenna is an Enterprise Business Development Manager at Industrious. Prior to Industrious, Jenna worked for Green Street Advisors where her primary areas of focus included building and implementing a business development strategy for their Advisory Group, relationship management, and revenue generation. Before that, Jenna worked at Reis, Inc., first as a National Account Manager in New York City before being moved to Newport Beach, CA, to build and lead sales efforts on the west coast. She earned a B.A. in political science and sociology/anthropology from Colgate University. Outside of work, Jenna enjoys cooking, tackling puzzles, traveling, and while she is a true New Yorker at heart, she is enjoying the outdoors tremendously in sunny-year-round SoCal.

Jenny O’Leary

National Project Manager

Jenny is a National Project Manager at Industrious. She is a registered Architect in NYS and previously worked as a Project Manager for TPG Architecture and CRTKL on various retail accounts including Zara and Birkenstock. As Project Manager, she specialized in building client prototypes and leading projects throughout all phases of design and construction with US-based expansion teams. She graduated from Tulane University with a Master of Architecture and annually dreams of returning to New Orleans to take on another Mardi Gras. As a native of Buffalo, NY, she is an avid Bills and Sabres fan. When not on her next flight, outside of the office Jenny can be found boxing at Rumble, doing yoga, brunching with friends, and continuing her search for the best cheeseburger in NYC.

Jessica Bakker

Billing Specialist

Jessica Bakker is the Billing Specialist at Industrious. She earned her accounting degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. She worked for an RFID company as an accountant before moving to Milwaukee, WI and working for a large family owned company as an accountant. Jessica grew up in West Michigan and married her college sweetheart. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, playing volleyball and watching sports.

John Young

Assistant Project Manager

John is an Assistant Project Manager at Industrious. Prior to joining the Industrious team, John was a Senior Construction Manager at Tough Mudder, responsible for 1/2 of of North American construction practices. Before that, John worked for Philip Habib & Associates performing civil design & inspection work in the 5 boroughs of NYC, working on projects such as the Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island. John holds a B.S. of Business Administration from Susquehanna University. Outside of Industrious, John enjoys time outdoors hiking and fly fishing.

Joyce Oh

Area Manager

Joyce is the Mid-Atlantic Area Manager. She studied Anthropology at the College of William & Mary and received her M.A. at Central European University in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. Armed with this sociological background, she jumped into the operations team at grocery delivery start-up, Instacart, where she helped manage personal shoppers and local partnerships and drive crazy growth! She loves improving processes and delivering the best quality products to clients which led her to Industrious. Outside of the office, you can find Joyce hanging out with her cat, Mowgli, and planning her next adventure.

Justin Reevers

Area Manager

Justin is an Area Manager at Industrious. Prior to joining the team, he worked at Four Seasons Hotels honing his hospitality skills in Costa Rica, Hawaii, and San Francisco. His most recent experience allowed him to launch and manage the Southern California region for Instacart. He is a native of Los Angeles and lover of anything spicy. He tries to be an adventure junkie, mostly on vacation, where he can be found swimming with sharks or scuba diving under the moonlight.

Katharine Lau

Senior Director of Real Estate

Katharine is a Senior Director of Real Estate at Industrious. Prior to joining Industrious, she was Manager of Development at Equinox and helped expand the portfolio of new clubs. She also held positions at L&L Holding Company and PGIM Real Estate (previously Prudential Real Estate Investors). Katharine graduated from New York University with a BS in Hotel and Tourism Management and serves as Vice President of the Tisch Center Alumni Society. In her spare time, she is an Associate Board Member at Apex for Youth, a non-profit organization serving underprivileged Asian-American youth in NYC. Katharine loves to travel the world and write about her food adventures on her blog.

Kate Paulson

Design Associate

Kate Merritt Paulson is a Design Associate at Industrious. Prior to joining the Industrious team, Kate worked at Dekar Design in Soho focusing on restaurant, hospitality, and residential design. She graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University with a degree in Psychology, concentrating in Behavioral Neuroscience. Throughout her experience, Kate has integrated her background in Psychology with her passion for design. Originally from North Carolina, she is a big basketball fan (go Duke!), foodie, and avid TV watcher. Kate can typically be found roaming NYC’s parks with a snack in hand.

Kelly Shaffer

Launch Coordinator

Kelly is a Launch Coordinator at Industrious. She joined Industrious from Birmingham, Alabama, where she earned a degree in Sports Administration from Samford University. A college soccer player, after graduation she served four years as a PE teacher. In her free time, you can find Kelly walking her 80 lb golden-doodle, baking her custom-made personalized sugar cookies, or attending any type of sporting event.

Kristin Jacob

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Kristin is the Accounts Receivable Specialist. Prior to starting with Industrious, she worked at a property management firm in Rhode Island, handling all the accounts receivable aspects of the company. Kristin studied at the University of Rhode Island and earned her BA in 2015. As a New Jersey native, and after spending six years in New England, it was time to return to her roots in 2017. In her free time, you can find her making her famous guacamole or trying out all the local hot spots in Hoboken with her friends.

Kristina Skurow

New Member Development Associate

Kristina is the Member Development Associate at Industrious. Prior to joining the team she drove sales for a financial analytics startup and a major motion picture studio. She also has 9 years of experience in the NY real estate industry. Originally from a small beach town on Long Island, Kristina holds a B.S. in Business Management from West Virginia University. Outside of work she enjoys exploring the outdoors (mainly via long distance runs), volunteering in her community and chasing her two kids around.

Lauren Tarasewicz

Marketing Manager

Lauren is a Marketing Manager at Industrious and former Nashville Community Manager. Before joining the Industrious team, she spent the last year working as a Marketing Manager for Uber in Nashville. As a Chicago native, she loves the Bears, stand-up comedy, and blues music. In Nashville, you can most likely find her at a concert or writing music of her own. She holds a B.A. in Art, Media, and Entertainment Management from Columbia College Chicago.

Leah Alexander

National Launch Manager

Though she majored in accounting at Washington University in St. Louis, Leah discovered her passion for food and hospitality while spending a year behind the bar in Argentina and farming in Italy. After a stint as an auditor with Deloitte, Leah made the transition into hotels and restaurants in NYC, honing her skills as a concierge at Mondrian Soho and event manager at Red Rooster. Leah loves a good trivia night and isn’t embarrassed to admit that she DVRs Jeopardy.

Lindsay Cohen


Lindsay is a Recruiter at Industrious. Prior to joining the team, she worked at I-NET Technologies, a recruiting agency specializing in quantitative and electronic trading. Outside of work, Lindsay spends her time being an obsessed dog mom to her deaf rescue, Nellie. She also enjoys boxing and has competed in two amateur bouts! A born and raised Brooklynite, Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication from Towson University.

Lindsay Dunsmore

Area Manager

Lindsay joins Industrious with a strong leadership background in hospitality, spa, wellness, and marketing and social media. For the last eight years she has been at the helm of luxury day spas. Prior to that Lindsay was conducting marketing, public relations, business development, and orchestrating large scale events. She is a proud University of Colorado at Boulder alumni where she holds a B.S. in Journalism and Mass Communication and a Business Intensive Certificate from The Leeds School of Business. Go Buffs! Outside of work Lindsay is often found cooking, traveling, checking out local and destination spas, and spending time outdoors in the mountains of Colorado with family and friends.

Lisa Cheung

Lease Analyst

Lisa is a Lease Analyst at Industrious. Prior to joining the team, she worked Rockrose Development LLC, as a Lease Analyst. She also held positions at The Children’s Place and SL Green. Outside of work, Lisa spends her time with her family. She also enjoys cooking, karaoke, cross-fit workouts and traveling.

Louigi Purich

Senior Accountant

Louigi is a Senior Accountant at Industrious. Prior to joining the team, he worked as an Accountant for a private Construction and Real-Estate Company based in Manhattan. Before moving to the US, he was an Associate Manager at Accenture, a global management consulting and professional services firm. He also worked as an Accounting Specialist at Henkel Corporation, a chemical and consumer goods company. He studied Accountancy and Industrial Engineering at a State University in the Philippines. Louigi enjoys traveling, watching movies and Broadway shows and non-stop Karaoke.

Mallory Salett

Area Manager

Mallory is an Area Manager at Industrious. Before joining the Industrious team, she spent the last 5 years working in Post Production at Whitehouse Post in Chicago. A native of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, she loves the Green Bay Packers, beef jerky, and can most likely be found at Paper Source spending too much money on craft supplies. She holds a B.A. in Film Editing from Columbia College Chicago.

Maretie Wagner

Facilities Manager

Maretie is a Facilities Manager at Industrious. She was previously an Assistant Facilities Manager for Jones Lang LaSalle on the Moody’s account in downtown Manhattan. Prior to that, she was a US Army logistics officer, having completed one tour in Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. She has served with the 3rd Infantry Division and as an aide de camp for the Expeditionary Contracting Command. Maretie holds a BA from Saint Louis University. She loves to be active through volleyball, softball, running obstacle courses, and Latin dance.

Margalit Cirlin

Business Operations Analyst

Margalit is a Business Operations Analyst at Industrious. Prior to joining the team, she worked in private wealth management at Merrill Lynch, where she focused on improving operational workflow to scale the business. Margalit is a New York City local and holds a BA in Business and Psychology from Brandeis University. Outside of the office, Margalit can be found singing her heart out to Broadway tunes, exploring new fitness classes and eating too much froyo.

Marie Adrian

Area Manager

Marie is an Area Manager at Industrious Minneapolis. Born and raised in Stillwater, MN, she crossed state lines to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Upon earning her BA Marie jumped into a career in hospitality with Marriott International and Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey, CA. Like most good Minnesotans, she couldn’t stay away from home, and relocated with her husband, Michael, and two dogs, Shilo and Snickers.

Mary Catherine Swan

New Member Development Associate

Mary Catherine is a Member Development Associate at Industrious. She started her career here as the Atlanta Midtown Community Manager. Prior to joining Industrious, she served as a Teach For America Corps member in Dallas, Texas for two years. Born and raised in Atlanta, she is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia, where she studied Public Relations. If she’s not thinking through the Industrious sales funnel, you might find her watching college football or planning a menu to entertain friends and family.

Melissa Navon

Business Operations Analyst

Melissa is a Business Operations Analyst at Industrious. Prior to joining the team, she worked in Operations at Integra Partners, a healthcare technology company based in New York. At Integra Partners, Melissa focused on improving operational efficiency through development and implementation of scalable business processes. Melissa holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison. If there’s one thing to know about Melissa, it’s that she’s a major foodie. Outside of Industrious, you can find her at any restaurant in NYC that serves mac and cheese (her favorite food), in her apartment trying her best to be a top-notch chef, or with her two best friends Ben & Jerry.

Melissa Sayre

Area Manager

Melissa is the Southeast region’s Area Manager. She comes to Industrious with a background in hospitality, and could spend hours discussing the perfect event. Outside the office, she loves hosting exciting tailgates, gatherings, and trips for friends and family, as well as fueling her competitive spirit on the nearest volleyball court or kickball field. Melissa holds a BS in Hospitality Management from East Carolina University.

Melody Lin

Senior FP&A Manager

Melody is the Senior FP&A Manager at Industrious. Prior to joining Industrious, Melody held a variety of finance and strategy roles across Media & Entertainment and CPG industries with companies such as Electronic Arts, L’Oréal, and Time. She began her career in investment banking with UBS in its Technology Group, where she worked on transactions including mergers & acquisitions as well as capital raising. Having lived in eight cities across three continents, she now resides in NYC. In her spare time, Melody is either planning her next trip or writing about the latest skincare finds on her blog. Melody holds a B.S. in Business Administration from UC Berkeley and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School.

Michelle Swavely

Hospitality Associate

Michelle Swavely is a Hospitality Associate at Industrious. She’s a partnership maker and experience creator. She prides herself on creating an authentic dialogue between product and consumer and for genuinely finding herself deeply rooted in providing good to the world. The relationships she has fostered through her time at Gen Art NY, LLR Consulting, the Montauk Beach House and The Path Meditation are indispensable and allow her to transition seamlessly between the worlds of boutique hospitality, art, fashion, lifestyle, and wellness. When she’s not working, you can find her near the ocean. She also contributes to The Montauk Oceans Institute helping inform the public of ocean health related issues throughout Long Island and the greater New York area. Michelle lives in Brooklyn and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, Advertising and Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Mike Posillico

Accounts Payable Lead

Mike is an Accounts Payable Lead at Industrious with over 8 years of experience. Prior to starting at Industrious, he worked at Zinio LLC and Maxim Magazine as an AP Manager. Mike is an avid movie fan and in his free time, he also enjoys shooting pool, throwing darts and other indoor sports that don’t require tons of pesky movement.

Mohammad Hamdan

Senior Accountant

Mohammad is a Senior Accountant at Industrious. Prior to Industrious, he worked at GrubHub Seamless and HelloFresh. In regards to the former, he assisted in system implementation, becoming SOX compliant, and streamline the month end close process prior to filing for an IPO.
He’s a Brooklyn native. He enjoys watching/playing sports, eating, traveling, eating while traveling, and spending time with people I care about.

Natalie Birren

Area Manager

Natalie is the Area Manager at Industrious Los Angeles. Prior to joining Industrious, she was the Service Director for a James Beard Award-winning restaurant group in Los Angeles. Natalie studied Culinary Anthropology and Vocal Performance at USC, where she wrote her thesis on the authentic Mexican food in Los Angeles. In her free time Natalie sings as a soprano in the Angeles Chorale and aspires to compete on The Great British Baking Show.

Natalie Hernandez

PR & Communications Manager

Natalie Hernandez is the PR & Communications Manager at Industrious. Most recently, she served as Manager, Public Relations & Communications for Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC where she led internal and external communications for the global real estate brand out of its headquarters in Madison, New Jersey. At Sotheby’s International Realty, she was responsible for promoting brand initiatives, facilitating interviews for the C-Suite and senior leadership team, and developing and executing press plans for high-profile properties. She was also part of the team behind the award-winning @sothebysrealty Instagram. In 2018, Natalie was recognized by PR News as a “Rising PR Star 30 & Under.” She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the Rutgers University School of Communication & Information.

Nikki Seidman

Facilities Manager

Nikki is a Facilities Manager at Industrious. Prior to Industrious, Nikki worked in facilities at Intersection where she oversaw the day to day office operations and assisted in managing the companies real estate portfolio. She received a BFA from West Virginia University with a focus in Painting. When Nikki isn’t working, she enjoys drawing, binge watching Grey’s Anatomy (yes – it’s still on TV!) and hanging out with friends.

Nolan Fennelly

Senior Finance Associate

Nolan is a Senior Finance Associate at Industrious. Prior to joining the team, Nolan worked in the corporate finance group at DaVita, where he supported the company’s capital structure management and investor relation efforts. Outside of work, he spends his time playing hockey, cheering on his hometown 76ers, or searching for the best slice of pizza in New York. Nolan graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Economics.

Olivia Feldman Prikazsky

Senior Director of Real Estate

Olivia is a Senior Director of Real Estate at Industrious. Prior to joining Industrious, Olivia was a Director at The Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group, where she focused on raising nearly $2.0 billion of capital for real estate transactions including senior and subordinate debt as well as preferred and joint venture equity. Previously, Olivia held positions in Miami, first at LNR Partners, followed by a stint in the Real Estate group at Burger King. Outside of work, you can find her playing tennis in Central Park or eating pasta, preferably from L’Artusi. Olivia graduated from Washington University in St. Louis.

Pawel Storonowicz

Construction Estimator

Pawel is a Construction Estimator with Industrious. Prior to joining Industrious, he priced complex renovations and ground up projects for CNR Group and The I-Grace Company, both general contractors in high-end residential space in NYC. His focus in on improving estimating systems and procedures for different areas of the business and working on implementing them into the day to day operations. Other experiences include shop drawings and project management for custom millwork. Originally from Poland, he has been living in NYC for over 10 years. In his free time, he enjoys neighborhood walking tours and exploring new cities and their cuisines.

Peter Feytser

Product Manager

Peter is a Product Manager at Industrious. Most recently, he was at New York Magazine where he led the product team that developed and licensed the publisher’s CMS. He was also the product lead on The Strategist, the New York Magazine’s e-commerce vertical. Before moving to New York, he was a product manager at Popsugar in San Francisco, building Popsugar’s influencer platform and newsletter products. Peter got his start in product management in the EdTech space while living in Shanghai in 2011. He has a degree in Political Science from UC San Diego where he also studied Russian literature. He loves learning languages, good sci-fi, and all things crafty, from brewing to baking to coding.

Phil Aroian

Director of Business Development

Phil is the Director of Business Development at Industrious. Prior to Industrious, he was an early sales hire at Hightower, a leading commercial real estate tech startup that has since merged with VTS. While at Hightower/VTS, he held a variety of sales and business development positions – including leading the launch of Hightower’s operations in Europe, based in London. Before that, he cut his teeth in sales at Sophos, a publicly traded network security company. Outside of work, he hosts a podcast about NBA basketball, tries to travel when he can, enjoys a lively discussion with friends over a great meal, and spends most of his time hanging around Brooklyn with his girlfriend. He holds a B.S. from UMass Amherst.

Rachel Broder

Talent Acquisition Manager

Rachel is the Talent Acquisition Manager at Industrious. Prior to joining the team, she worked at Goldman Sachs for almost 10 years. Her previous roles included Head of Asia ex-Japan Campus Recruiting and Co-Head of US Campus Recruiting. Rachel has lived in Hong Kong, India, and London and loved traveling throughout these regions. When she’s not looking for the next amazing hire for Industrious, you can find her chasing after her two children, playing Mah Jongg or catching up on reality TV. She has a B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Reo Choi

Senior Accountant

Reo is a Senior Accountant at Industrious. He graduated from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business with a Master of Science in Accountancy. He launched his career as an auditor in Novak Francella LLC & CohnReznick LLP auditing multiple industries including Apparel, Retail, Luxury Goods, Hospitality, Non-Profit, Healthcare, and Employee Benefit Plans. He stayed in public accounting for roughly 4 years before moving on to the “Other Side” (private side), joining The Juice Press LLC as a Senior Accountant. During his time at the Juice Press, Reo worked under the Controller, helping with the month end closings as well as help implement/improve accounting procedures. Reo originally grew up in South Korea and is fluent in Korean. During his free time, Reo enjoys watching movies, finding a good eatery, and spending time with his family!

Richard Hunter

Area Manager

Richard was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He played varsity soccer at Otterbien University, where he earned a BA in international business. He began his career at Enterprise Rent-a-Car, where he was a branch manager, and most recently, he was the General Manager for Regus business center in downtown Columbus. Outside of work, you can find him spending time with his wife and two daughters, who are all HUGE Ohio State Buckeye fans!

Ryan Day


Ryan is a Designer at Industrious. He received his Master of Architecture from Columbia University and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Lincoln, UK. Ryan started his career as an Architect’s Assistant for Design Haus Liberty designing commercial fit-outs and private residences in London. After attending Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation he worked as an Architect for TriArch and founded QSPACE; an organization offering a platform for research projects by students and professionals addressing queerness in the built environment. As an Englishman in New York, Ryan can often be found searching for a good cup of tea or at his local cinema with a bowl of popcorn.

Ryan Ledoda

Area Manager

Ryan Ledoda is an Area Manager at Industrious. He was born and raised a Cheesehead in Wisconsin. He joined the United States Navy to find warmer weather, but when he started to miss the snow, Ryan came back to Wisconsin to join his future wife at UW-Madison, earning his BA in Communication Arts while taking in as many Badgers games as possible. Ryan joins us with a background in sales, marketing and customer service. When he isn’t working or eating cheese curds, you’re most likely to find Ryan reading Harry Potter with a coffee or at the Memorial Union Terrace drinking Spotted Cow.

Sam Gioia

IT Manager

Sam is the IT Manager for Industrious. Previously, Sam built her IT career supporting teams, maintaining systems, and averting panic attacks at start-ups such as Fullscreen and Soul Cycle. She is native to New York with detours through North Carolina and Ohio. At work, Sam can be found making the rounds and looking for opportunities to make friends and teach new skills. At home, she can most often be found watching baseball (go Yankees!) with Whiskey (the cat) and a glass of whiskey (the beverage).

Sam Segal

Real Estate Finance Manager

Sam is aReal Estate Finance Manager at Industrious. Prior to joining Industrious, Sam worked at Credit Suisse in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Real Estate investment banking groups, with transactional experience including M&A as well as debt and equity issuances. Outside of Industrious, you can find Sam on the basketball court or attempting to speak foreign languages while traveling abroad. Raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Sam holds a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University.

Samantha Lemus

Construction Coordinator

Samantha is a Construction Coordinator at Industrious. After graduating from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA, she began her career working in retail construction at Federal Realty Investment Trust on a large, mixed-use development known as Assembly Row, located in Greater Boston. In her free time, she likes volunteering for mentorship programs, planning hiking trips on the White Mountains, graffiti drawing, and cheffing up new recipes.

Sara Amorosino

Director of Construction

Sara is the Director of Construction at Industrious. She was previously the Director of Field Execution – Eastern Region for Sephora where she led their transition from a single point national model to a regional model, providing direct support of over 200 stores in the eastern US and Canada. Prior to Sephora, she was the Senior Director of Construction for Saks Fifth Avenue where she was responsible for developing and evolving the vendor shop construction and planning process from its inception in 2006 with 60+ projects a year to over 500 projects completed in 2016, spanning 40+ stores and over 120 vendor brands in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. In 2009 Sara became the 65th woman world-wide to complete marathons on all 7 continents, including multiple Boston Marathons. She holds a Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Tulane University and a Master of Real Estate from The University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia.

Sarah Pugliese


Sarah is a National Launcher at Industrious. Prior to joining the Industrious team, Sarah spent the last five years working in sales for Cardinal Health throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, spending time with loved ones, and planning her next getaway. Sarah holds a B.A. in Communications from The Ohio State University.

Shane Jones

Real Estate Development Associate

Shane Jones is a Real Estate Development Associate at Industrious. Prior to joining Industrious, he was an Underwriter at Broadacre Financial, assisting with the origination, underwriting, and closing of more than $320 million of commercial real estate loans. Shane also worked at HVS Hospitality, where he provided hospitality consulting and appraisal services for both proposed and existing hotels. Outside of Industrious, Shane enjoys exploring the outdoors, watching college football, and improving his golf game. Shane holds a B.S. in Industrial Labor Relations with a minor in Real Estate from Cornell University.

Shiv Patel


Shiv is an Accountant at Industrious. Before joining Industrious, Shiv worked at Czarnowski & Beer LLP, working extensively in their audit and tax preparation department servicing New York City firms operating in the real estate sector.
Shiv earned his B.S in Accounting and Management Information System from Drexel University, located in Philadelphia, PA. While attending Drexel, Shiv worked on the auditing processes at Comcast Corporation, handled IRS and state tax notices for Independence Capital Partners, and served as a financial analyst at Draeger Medical. Shiv is a New York native who enjoys photography and listening to Bollywood music.

Stephanie Khodzhayan

Launch Coordinator

Born and raised in Erie, PA, Stephanie has spent the past four years studying Marketing and Supply Chain Management at the University of Pittsburgh. Before she joined Industrious, Stephanie worked as a Dell campus ambassador and a DJ at her college radio station. Stephanie enjoys traveling and exploring new cities, listening to music and spending time outdoors whenever she has free time.

Stephen Tortorella

Design Manager

Stephen is a Design Manager at Industrious. After earning his B.Arch from Syracuse University, Stephen joined the Luxury Retail studio at Callison/RTKL where he completed tenant fitout and renovation projects for brands such as Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, and Luxottica. Following this, Stephen worked in-house at Chipotle, project managing new unit development in the NYC metro market and managing the design of Chipotle’s single-tenant new construction prototype nationwide. When he’s not building the latest Industrious location, Stephen can be found testing out new recipes, running through Prospect Park, or planning his next ski trip.

Stephen Young

Senior Manager of Procurement and Supply Chain

Stephen is the Senior Manager of Procurement and Supply Chain at Industrious. Before joining Industrious, Stephen oversaw US operations for Tom Dixon – a global force in interior design with hubs in New York, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles and Tokyo. While at Tom Dixon he managed the supply and distribution of over 600 products within the Americas, ranging from lighting, furniture, tableware, and fragrance sourced from 65 countries; project managed high profile international trade shows and coordinated operations for the launch of two retail stores. He was previously at littleBits, a startup on a mission to democratize hardware by empowering everyone to create inventions, large and small, with a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks. Stephen currently lives in Brooklyn and has been in the city for 10 years after moving here from Colorado. He loves to travel and spent four months backpacking around South East Asia, though these days, when not at Industrious, he can most often be found enjoying time in nature, exploring new playgrounds with his wife and kids, or tending his balcony vegetable garden. He holds a BS in Business Management from the Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Stuart Goodwin

Business Intelligence Analyst

Stuart is a Business Intelligence Analyst at Industrious. Stuart graduated from UC Riverside with a major in economics and minor in mathematics. Previously, he worked as a data analyst at Anki, an AI/Robotics company based in San Francisco where he helped build out the analytics infrastructure and optimize product engagement. I was born and raised in Southern California and love to play & watch soccer and support the team Chelsea FC.

Sydney Stern

Member Development Associate

Sydney is a Member Development Associate at Industrious. Prior to joining the Industrious team, she spent most of her professional career in HR and Recruiting. When she isn’t working, you can find her yelping around Charlotte with her husband Brook, watching Harry Potter or reading Game of Thrones, hiking with their two rescue pups (Peach & Bella) or practicing and teaching yoga around the city. Sydney was born and raised in Pittsburgh, graduated from Pitt with a degree in Communications, and promptly moved to Charlotte so she would stop having to keep a snow shovel in her trunk.

Taylor Dunne

Member Development Associate

Taylor is a Member Development Associate at Industrious. Prior to Industrious, she was with Uber for several years. She launched and developed high growth cities and teams, was responsible for customer and process optimization, and led deciding data analytics projects. In her free time, she loves watching screenings of classic films at Cinespia, spinning at Cycle House, playing pickleball, and traveling. Taylor holds a B.S. from Arizona State University.

Tazrin Tofanelli

Assistant Project Manager

Tazrin is an Assistant Project Manager at Industrious. Prior to joining Industrious, Tazrin worked for a millworker, general contractors, and then a client representation firm, providing support to senior managers. She is originally from Queens, New York, but now resides in Bergen County, New Jersey, with her husband and two dogs. Outside of Industrious, Tazrin enjoys spending time with her “Fur Family”, cooking, and working out. Tazrin holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Architecture from New York Institute of Technology.

Troy Volkel

Real Estate Manager

Troy is a Real Estate Manager at Industrious. Prior to Industrious he worked for Granite Properties, a full-service real estate investment firm in Dallas, Texas. At Granite, Troy focused on acquisitions, asset management, and development. Prior to Granite, Troy was an analyst within Ernst & Young’s Real Estate Transactions group where he focused on valuation and acquisition analysis. Troy is from Los Angeles and graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BA in Real Estate Finance. Outside of work Troy has a passion for traveling with his wife, trying new foods, skiing, and being outdoors.

Yu Li

Architectural Design Strategist

Yu Li is an Architectural Design Strategist at Industrious. She received her Master of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture, studied Architectural History and Theory from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Yu Li started her career as a production designer for The Onion, then after SCI-Arc worked as an architect for Michael Maltzan, Zago Architecture and then Asymptote Architecture, where she designed the Thyssen-Bornemisza Academy in Venezia and the new Moscow outpost of the Hermitage Modern and Contemporary Museum. In her spare time, Yu Li enjoys learning German, conversations about food and housing policy. You may also find her ogling cute dogs she encounters.

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