Our Team

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Jehan Luth

Founder & CEO
Jehan Luth
Founder & CEO
Multidisciplinary professional in Computer Science, Public Health Epidemiology and Privacy Law; trusted advisor and opportunity creator. Jehan built Banyan for merchants and banks to offer personalized services to their customers.

David Toothaker

Chief Customer Officer
David Toothaker
Chief Customer Officer
Leader of growth-oriented companies. David is the former GM of Global Strategic Partnerships at Nielsen and led teams in client development, business process improvement and business model transformation.

Wil Schobeiri

Chief Technology Officer
Wil Schobeiri
Chief Technology Officer
Strategic thinker with over 15 years of experience in technology, product management and data science. Wil has held CTO and CPO roles at MediaMath and Revantage (a Backstone Company).

Michael Budde

Chief Financial Officer
Michael Budde
Chief Financial Officer
Big Data expert with more than 10 years of experience. Michael is the former CFO of Nielsen Sports, and was Nielsen's Global Technology Data Science & Investments Finance Leader.

Josh Gaffney

Chief Privacy Officer & General Counsel
Josh Gaffney
Chief Privacy Officer & General Counsel
Problem solver, expert in financial services for merchant, network and consumer lines of business. Prior to joining Banyan, Josh led the legal team supporting American Express’ Global Consumer Services Group.

Andrea Gilman

Chief Marketing Officer
Andrea Gilman
Chief Marketing Officer
High-performance team leader, expert in financial services product management, product development, digital transformation and marketing. Andrea has worked at Mastercard Worldwide, U.S. Faster Payments Council and Girls Inc, Westchester.

Mike Grillo

Chief Strategy Officer
Mike Grillo
Chief Strategy Officer
Payments industry veteran with experience in sales, business development, strategy, marketing, analytics and change management. Mike has worked for American Express, Visa, Argus and First Manhattan Consulting Group.

Parker Noren

Strategy
Parker Noren
Strategy
Expert in technology and consulting. Parker is a former Head of Corporate Strategy at MediaMath and worked at Nielsen and helped improve how CPG companies identified, developed and launched products.

Mike Minelli

Sales & Partnerships
Mike Minelli
Sales & Partnerships
Experienced financial services executive. Mike was a Senior Principal at Mastercard heading up sales, strategy, partnerships and go-to-market for Fintech, Ecom, Tech, Telco, Media and Information Services sectors.

Kerry O'Shea

Sales & Partnerships
Kerry O'Shea
Sales & Partnerships
Trusted advisor, expert in delivering customized solutions to different clients in the financial services industry. Kerry has worked at Equifax and H2O.ai, listening to brands and identifying their needs.

Rachel Sonenshine

Sales & Partnerships
Rachel Sonenshine
Sales & Partnerships
Talented manager and mentor with over 20 years of sales and management experience, focusing primarily on large retailers relationships. Rachel has worked with Google and Cardlytics.

Kara Sheesley

Customer Success
Kara Sheesley
Customer Success
Customer-focused strategist and talented at building teams that deliver sustainable business impact. Kara has worked in CPG brand management, retail merchandising, sales and customer service at Clorox, Target and Nielsen.

Jeanne Silz

Legal & Privacy
Jeanne Silz
Legal & Privacy
Strategic and analytical. Jeanne has experience in commercial contracts and corporate law. She has worked at Goldman Sachs, Travelex, Freelancers Union and as a partner at Bailey Duquette.

Rachel Gavazzi

Product
Rachel Gavazzi
Product
Strategic leader with product management experience in industries using massive data sets in SaaS settings. Rachel has worked in the ad tech space with Avenue A | Razorfish, and MediaMath.

Chris Finn

Finance
Chris Finn
Finance
Leader with experience as Director of Finance at Nielsen. Chris focuses on financial modeling for raising funds, evolving the partnership financials, and rolling out internal financial reporting.

David Laverty

Technology
David Laverty
Technology
Talented Engineer and former Media Math VP. During his tenure at Media Math, David focused his expertise in adtech, acquiring skills to leverage at Banyan.

Brian Gloede

Sales & Partnerships
Brian Gloede
Sales & Partnerships
Passionate about using financial technology as a force for good. Brian currently focuses on innovation in financial services and has worked with Motive Partners, Citi and Fin Frontier LLC.

Michelle Seitz

Customer Success & Strategy
Michelle Seitz
Customer Success & Strategy
Curious about technology and passionate about people. Michelle has more than 20 years of Saas experience finding creative ways to approach problems and solutions and helping people reach their potential.

Duncan McGreggor

Technology
Duncan McGreggor
Technology
Expert in computer programming, specializing in software design, distributed systems architecture, software engineering, etc. Duncan has worked at AT&T, PBS, NASA, Canonical (Ubuntu) and MediaMath.

Kasey Klipsch

Technology
Kasey Klipsch
Technology
Passionate about thorny business problems, he has written everything from print and mail software to HFT platforms. Kasey has spent most of his career in finance with a jaunt into adtech.

Stephen Marano

Finance
Stephen Marano
Finance
CPA with extensive experience in controllership, budgeting and forecasting, FP&A, and various other operational finance and accounting disciplines. Stephen has worked at the NFL, The Walt Disney Studios, KPMG, and Deloitte & Touché.

Ben Pulver

Operations
Ben Pulver
Operations
Engineering and Operations expert. Ben is a proponent of quality processes and has worked as an Industrial Engineer at UPS and on the global quality team at Ciena.

Jason Delia

Technology
Jason Delia
Technology
Experienced Software Engineering Leader with a MBA. Jason has been director of user interface engineering at MediaMath and has been coding user interfaces his entire career.

Maria Arias

Marketing
Maria Arias
Marketing
Passionate in innovating user friendly products. Maria is a Product Marketing Executive with experience in global B2B and B2C for domestic and international brands including WebMD, L'Oreal, JP Morgan Chase and Havas Formula.

Chris George

Technology
Chris George
Technology
Entrepreneurial leader with over ten years of experience in developing, implementing, marketing and selling data science and consumer analytics solutions. Chris has worked scaling from seed-stage through Series B at multiple startups.

Jenna Flynn

Product
Jenna Flynn
Product
Talented in project management, Jenna has worked for over 10 years building technical teams by creating standards, templates and governance processes to remove obstacles and deliver successful results.

Salvatore Borruso

Operations
Salvatore Borruso
Operations
Customer-focused communications specialist & educator. Sal has a diverse experience from a career spanning different positions in large companies such as Bell Labs/AT&T, Lucent Technologies (Nokia) and MetLife.

Dan Morgenstern

Sales & Partnerships
Dan Morgenstern
Sales & Partnerships
Passionate about using data and storytelling to help businesses grow. Dan has worked in digital advertising, with data, through sales, to leading teams across 15+ properties at McClatchy.

Mike Nolan

Marketing
Mike Nolan
Marketing
Senior leader focused on brand growth. Mike has over 23 years of experience and has worked at Capital One as Director of Marketing for Premium Products & Experiences, and more Marketing leadership roles.

Victoria Wright

Operations
Victoria Wright
Operations
Experienced Talent Acquisition/Corporate Recruiting Specialist targeting Sales candidates. Victoria is passionate about humanizing the process for both candidates and hiring managers, and creating a positive hiring experience for everyone involved.

Mary Piverger

Executive Assistant
Mary Piverger
Executive Assistant
Achievement-oriented, passionate about new challenges. Mary has worked at MediaMath and has 7 years of experience as an executive assistant after resigning from her teaching position.

Billy Hand

Technology
Billy Hand
Technology
Talented in engineering challenges involving large data sets, adtech and SaaS businesses. Billy has worked with Walmart, MediaMath and Expo.

Jacob Deal

Technology
Jacob Deal
Technology
Self taughted to be a software developer after discovering that he enjoyed programming more than academics. Jacob works primarily on distributed backend services at scale.

Eric Man

Technology
Eric Man
Technology
Curious about computer systems since childhood. Eric began his interest through Mult-User Dungeons on Telnet and has now worked at Walmart Labs, MediaMath, Major League Baseball and web hosting companies.

Ryan Walsh

Product
Ryan Walsh
Product
MS in data science at Columbia. Ryan originally studied economics and started working at a consultancy specializing in predictive churn modeling, then worked in adtech at MediaMath.

Trevor Konya

Technology
Trevor Konya
Technology
Talented software engineer. Trevor has worked on a SaaS for Amazon.com sellers in his home state of Ohio and then at MediaMath in an adtech role in New York.

Tarik Jabri

Technology
Tarik Jabri
Technology
After being in the military in the medical field, Tarik returned to his interest in computers as a systems administrator at a New York hospital and then worked in finance and adtech.

Kirill Babkin

Technology
Kirill Babkin
Technology
Highly motivated Full Stack Web developer. Kirill has a background in adtech and has worked at MediaMath and Octane 11, where he was responsible for building the customer-facing platform.

Ryan Hauldren

Product
Ryan Hauldren
Product
Experienced technology professional with backgrounds in business analysis, data engineering, project management and software architecture within the tech, healthcare and retail industries. Ryan has worked with Unity Technologies, Cameo and CoverMyMeds.

Tammy Gonzales

Operations
Tammy Gonzales
Operations
Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, but with a passion for Project Management and Finance. Tammy comes from an organizational background, helping families and executives manage their daily lives.

Ivan Canales

Technology
Ivan Canales
Technology
Passionate about mobile application development. Ivan is an experienced mobile, web and full stack application developer.He has worked as a web developer for Sandals and Beaches Resorts.

Maitreyi Narsalay

Marketing
Maitreyi Narsalay
Marketing
Graduated in Animation and Visual Graphics. Maitreyi has worked as a Senior Graphic Designer at Brain Up Studios, an Ed Tech/ Digital Marketing company and has created assets for Indian companies.