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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 in New York’s Lower East Side, 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.

Anna Squires Levine

Head of Growth

Anna is the Head of Growth 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

Head of Business Operations

Chris is the Head of Business Operations 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 a 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 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 Design

Eivind is the Head of 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

Head of Marketing

Evan is the Head of Marketing 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.

Jake Huber

Regional Manager

Jake Huber is a Regional Manager with Industrious. Prior to Industrious, Jake spent several years at Uber building and leading national operations teams and launching new cities across the West Coast, including Las Vegas, the largest Uber launch in the U.S. Jake is a former startup founder, a UCB-trained improv comedian, and an aspiring craft beer home-brewer. He holds an MBA and B.S. from Lehigh University and Strategy & Leadership Certificates from Harvard Business School (HBX).

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

Head of Finance

Jian is the Head of Finance 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.

Kym Lino

Head of PR and Communications

Kym is the Head of Communications at Industrious. Previously, Kym oversaw data and insights PR at Oath, across 50+ brands, including Flurry Analytics, Yahoo for Publishers and the Yahoo Mobile Developer Suite. Prior to her time at Oath, she lead consumer communications efforts at Polyvore. Kym is the co-founder of NuggCon, a chicken nugget enthusiast convention, which is held in various cities across the U.S.A., with the goal of finding the best local chicken nugget. Kym studied Meteorology at Purdue University and holds a B.A. from The State University of New York at Albany in Journalism.

Maggie Burns

Head of Real Estate Portfolio

Maggie is the Head of Real Estate Portfolio at Industrious. Prior to Industrious, she served as Vice President of Real Estate at Breather, the on-demand meeting and workspace network, overseeing leasing, design & construction, landlord partnerships, and real estate technology. Prior to Breather, Maggie was Director of Strategic Accounts at VTS, the commercial real estate industry’s top leasing and asset management platform. She began her career in finance, as Credit Trader at a global multi-strategy hedge fund and Chief Investment Officer at a speciality finance firm focused on distressed real estate. Maggie enjoys traveling with her fiancée and her aspiring dogmodel French bulldog. She has produced two documentary films, one of which premiered at Sundance and was nominated for an Oscar. Maggie holds a B.A. (Plan II) from The University of Texas at Austin.

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.

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

National Project Manager

Alex is a National Project 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.

Alexandra McCarthy

Digital Marketing Manager - Central

Alex is a Digital Marketing Manager at Industrious, working on the Central team. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington. Prior to joining Industrious, Alex worked at Casper driving customer acquisition and brand love. A native Seattleite, she has grown to love NYC, where she now resides. Outside the office, you can find Alex waiting in line for cash only restaurants or recipe testing in the comfort of her own kitchen.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Brad Hess

Marketing Growth Lead

Brad is the Marketing Growth Lead at Industrious. Prior to joining Industrious, he helped build and scale the demand generation and digital marketing operations for high-growth startups like Sprinklr, Curalate, and most recently, Ceros. Brad studied Advertising in the Klein College of Media and Communications at Temple University, with a focus on copywriting. When he’s not marketing, you’ll find Brad cycling through Manhattan and Brooklyn, playing ultimate frisbee and basketball, and moonlighting as a lead guitarist.

Bret Ritter

National Project Manager

Bret is a National Project Manager at industrious. Prior to joining the Industrious team, he was a Senior Product Engineer for Tough Mudder, the world’s most popular Obstacle course event. Here he led the design and implementation of all new course features. He has worked as both designer and builder, having started his career with 2003 in Tucson before moving on to New York City to work with Greenstreet Inc., one of that city’s first Green Builders. Here he managed multiple ground-up townhouse projects, high-end retail, and the Tri-State’s first LEED certified restaurant. Bret holds a B.A. in Architectural Design from Southwest University of Visual Arts. Outside of industrious, Bret can be found roaming the South looking for the best BBQ with his wife and young son, Jack.

Caitlyn McDaniel

Project Manager

Caitlyn is a 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.

Chris Horner

Salesforce Developer

Chris serves as the Salesforce Developer at Industrious. Prior to Industrious, Chris was part of the Development team at MS Companies where he helped to build and maintain their internal systems. Chris holds a MBA from Anderson University (IN) where he also spent his undergrad years studying Computer Science and Accounting. Outside of work, Chris enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing with his two dogs, and finding good pickup basketball.

Dani Alderman

Marketing Associate

Dani is a Marketing Associate 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.

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.

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

Senior Customer Success Associate

Emily Witko is a Customer Experience Associate at Industrious who loves beer, sports, and the internet. After living in Brooklyn, NY for nearly ten years, Emily and their partner recently relocated to St. Louis, MO where Emily is pursuing a master’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies. Previously, Emily worked at General Assembly and GrubHub Seamless, providing happiness through corporate training and food delivery, respectively. When not at school or work, you can find them playing softball or rewatching episodes of Parks and Recreation.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Kait Dougherty

National Launcher

Kait is the National Launcher at Industrious. Prior to joining Industrious, Kait worked in humanitarian relief, study abroad, and refugee resettlement. A transplant from the East Coast, Kait has spent the last decade enjoying all four seasons in Minneapolis, where she was the Community Manager at our Minneapolis location. Kait holds a MBA and BA from the University of Minnesota.

Katharine Lau

Director of Real Estate

Katharine is the 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.

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

National Launcher

Lauren is a National Launcher 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.

Laurie Skurow

Human Resources Manager

Laurie is the Human Resources Manager at Industrious. She started at Industrious as our first Community Manager, opening our original Chicago location. Prior to her time at Industrious, she was at the Chicago Sun-Times, and her career has spanned media, market research, and project management. When Laurie isn’t taking care of the people at Industrious, you can find her holding her two children in one arm and her gorgeous Goldendoodle in the other. If she had a third arm though, it would likely be holding a taco. Laurie holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan.

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 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.

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.

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.

Melissa Toldy

Senior Accountant

Melissa is a Senior Accountant at Industrious. Earning a BA in English from the University of Texas strengthened her analytical skills, landing her in a variety of roles, including fashion entrepreneur, freelance journalist, and e-commerce coordinator. Always interested in how the details add up to a narrative, she eventually discovered a passion for accounting and how its many parallels to storytelling. Although she still loves her hometown of Austin, nothing compares to the walkability of New York City. Out of the office, she enjoys exploring the city on foot, usually with a camera or friends.

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.

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 Raderman


Natalie Raderman is a Design Associate at Industrious. Prior to joining Industrious, Natalie worked at Rockwell Group designing hotels, bars, restaurants, and casinos in South America, Asia, and the US. Originally from Massachusetts, she left for Ohio to get a B.S. in Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati before returning to the East Coast. She interned at top design firms including Gensler and Wilson Associates; an experiential marketing agency, MKG, where she helped design a SoHo pop-up activation for Delta Airlines; and in Zurich, Switzerland working for Michelgroup on a high-end department store in Istanbul, Turkey. These days you can find Natalie in New York running down brownstone-lined streets, exploring farmers markets and urban parks, or eating at a new restaurant.

Nicola McDougall


Nicola McDougall is the Controller at Industrious. Prior to joining Industrious, she held Accounting Manager roles at Mobify and British Columbia Automobile Association, where she was responsible for all financial reporting and operational finance matters. Nicola began her accounting career at KPMG where she obtained her CPA, CA and specialized in servicing Real Estate and Financial Services clients. Nicola grew up in Vancouver, Canada and holds a BBA from Simon Fraser University. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and playing soccer.

Nikki Seidman

Facilities Associate

Nikki is a Facilities Associate 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.

Paul Bueti

Director of Finance

Prior to joining Industrious, Paul was an investment banker in the Corporate Finance Advisory group at Wells Fargo Securities. While at Wells Fargo, Paul completed over $15 billion in transactions, ranging from mergers & acquisitions to equity and debt issuances, and developed several proprietary valuation models. Paul keeps active and healthy in the gym or on the soccer field (except when he’s tackling a large pizza by himself). Paul graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Northeastern University.

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

Recruiting Manager

Rachel is the Recruiting 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.

Raslan Khan


Raslan is an Accountant at Industrious. Prior to joining Industrious, Raslan worked at PS Business Management handling both the day to day accounting and yearly tax preparation for individuals, partnerships and corporations within the entertainment industry. Outside of work, Raslan enjoys traveling to new places and spending time with friends and family. He is a New York City native and has earned his B.A in Accounting from Hunter College.

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!

Sam Segal

Finance Associate

Sam is a Finance Associate 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.

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.

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


Stephen is a Designer 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.

Yu Li


Yu Li is a Designer 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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