Wandy Yeap Hoh, Co-Founder, CEO
Wandy Yeap Hoh, co-founder of MeeGenius, is a “mompreneur” with a mission to entertain and educate. She and co-founder, David Park, created MeeGenius with a view to make reading more engaging and interactive and as a way to share their love of reading children everywhere.
Yeap Hoh has a distinguished business background, with 15 years as an executive with some of the world’s leading corporations, including Credit Suisse First Boston. She left her role as Vice President of Pomona Capital, New York City, in 2007 to pursue her dream of starting her own business. Yeap Hoh did not see a product on the market that was suitable to her children’s needs, as well as her own as a parent, so she was inspired to create MeeGenius.
Yeap Hoh is an active philanthropist; she is on the Friends Committee of Baby Buggy charity, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing New York City's families in need with essential equipment, clothing, and products for their infants and young children. Yeap Hoh holds a BA cum laude in Business Economics from UCLA and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and Shanghai dialects of Chinese and resides in New York City with her husband and three young children.
Jon Lin, COO and Head of Product
Jon leads product development and content operations, working closely with designers, engineers, and content team members to bring MeeGenius apps and stories to life. Prior to joining MeeGenius, Jon held Sr. Director of Product Management roles at Collective[i], a big data analytics startup, and at LexisNexis, where he led the transformation of martindale.com from a static legal directory into the largest online community for legal professionals. Prior to LexisNexis, he worked in business development, strategy, and financial roles in startups, large companies, and early-stage venture capital.
Jon received an AB from Princeton University and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is married with 2 young sons and lives in New York City. When not entertaining his children or at work, you can find Jon on the squash court or sleeping.
Joon You, CTO
Joon is an accomplished technology executive with proven track record of developing business strategies and product/service structure that produced high levels of performance, growth, and profitability. As the Chief Technology Officer of Target Health, he invented a web-based clinical data management system, and transformed a small CRO into an EDC powerhouse.
Joon and his three children love MeeGenius so much that he joined the company.
Steven Mendelson, EVP of Business Development
Steven started his career at Creative Artists Agency, in Los Angeles. He has 20+ years experience in entertainment program development and was a senior executive (EVP) at Sony Entertainment and later at ICM. At International Creative Management, he worked as a TV packager and in the corporate division with international satellite/cable TV clients in Italy, France, Germany and Canada. Steven also worked with Warner Bros. Television, Disney, ABC and Twentieth Century Fox Television as an Executive Producer.
Among his extensive work in Web and Mobile, Mendelson was part of the management team at Starwave on the launch of www.espn.go.com, www.family.com and other large Web sites as well as video/multi-player games within the Paul Allen funded company. Mendelson was a founding member of other technology startups on both the West and East coasts and worked in various broadband initiatives with clients such as Red Bull, GAP, Penguin Books, STX Lacrosse and others.
Erik Roll, VP of Engineering
Erik is an accomplished Technology Executive with a proven track record with a multitude of technologies including Database development, Data Warehousing, Analytics, Mobile Technologies, API development, Marketing Automation, Multimedia Technologies, and Game development. Erik has lead the design, development, and implementation of numerous technology platforms for some of the largest names in Pharm, Consumer Packaged Goods, and Telecommunications.
Gunther Chanange, UX and Design Lead
Gunther’s daily mission is to improve the MeeGenius experience. He has an eye towards solving problems with technology-based solutions and is excited to provide children with an interactive platform to support their learning and curiosity. Prior to joining MeeGenius, he was a toy designer for Hasbro and a UX designer for the New York City-based start-up Voxy. Gunther graduated from the Rhode Island School School of Design with a Master of Industrial Design degree.
Ashley Fedor, Editor and Director of Content
Ashley heads up editorial and content acquisition, and joined MeeGenius after many years as an editor at Penguin. She can't imagine a more rewarding job than helping authors develop and bring their incredible stories to children around the world. She graduated from Georgetown University, where she studied children's literature and child development
Rob Adams, Software Developer
Rob is a full-stack developer whose daily mission is to improve the MeeGenius experience. He has an eye towards solving problems with technology-based solutions and is excited to provide children with an interactive platform to support their learning and curiosity. Prior to joining MeeGenius, he was a software developer for the Cleveland-based start-up eFuneral.com. Rob graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a BA in computer science.
Athena Katsampes, Business Development Associate
Athena supports business development activities with potential and existing partners. She joined MeeGenius because she is an avid reader and admires the company's mission to inspire a love of reading within young children. Prior to MeeGenius, Athena was an analyst at Centerview Partners, a New York boutique investment bank specializing in M&A advisory. Athena graduated from Harvard University with a BA in economics.
Heeral Chhibber, Digital Production Designer
Heeral leads the overall art direction of the MeeGenius library of books. She has a deep love of both illustration and the fanciful stories they help to tell. She joined MeeGenius because she wanted to help spread the magic to a whole new generation of readers. Apart from this, she loves travel, languages, design, and (copious amounts of) coffee.
Vye Moran, Community Manager
Vye is MeeGenius’ Community Manager and leads customer support. She’s happily married with two children. She enjoys working with MeeGenius for the opportunity it gives to connect to other moms who are looking for new and unique ways to encourage their children in both reading and learning. Vye is a writer and has an Associate in Arts Degree.