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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!
After 16 months of research and development, MeeGenius launched to rave reviews in April 2010.
Yeap Hoh says, “My previous experience as part of a new business in a large investment bank and my experience as an investor in companies and funds have certainly helped me establish best practices at MeeGenius! and form our strategy, which evolves as we grow. The biggest learning curve is doing everything yourself. As a start-up where we had zero employees for the first year, you have to learn to roll your sleeves up quickly. A far cry from being at a large company where there are amazing resources available at all times.”
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
Jon is a technology industry veteran having worked in product management, business development, strategy, and financial roles in startups, large companies, and venture capital. Most recently, Jon was Sr. Director of Product at Collective[i], an early stage startup providing big data analytical applications for marketers.
Prior to joining Collective[i], Jon was Sr. Director of Product Management at LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell where he led the transformation of martindale.com from a static legal directory into the largest online community for legal professionals, the development of a public API platform, and the redesign of the social and community experience on Lawyers.com. Prior to LexisNexis, he worked at TD Capital Ventures (now known as Fairhaven Capital) as an early-stage tech venture capitalist, at Clearway Technologies, a venture-backed internet software startup, and at Credit Suisse First Boston as a digital media and telecom investment banker. Jon also worked at Comcast where he helped them with their successful launch their Digital Voice VoIP phone service.
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.
Nick Karrat, CMO
Nicholas Karrat joined MeeGenius in 2012 as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Nick leads marketing efforts to increase awareness and usage of MeeGenius' library of children's e-books. MeeGenius, known as the #1 app for children's books, is now your "reading everywhere" partner available on any device.
Before joining MeeGenius, Nick was Vice President of Consumer Marketing for TheLadders.com responsible for advertising and public relations to support the company’s expanding consumer business. Previously, Nick held senior-level marketing positions with both startups and Fortune 100 companies including Lawyers.com, Citigroup, Juno and AT&T.
Nick holds an MBA in Marketing from Rutgers University and has received numerous recognitions, including Citigroup's Chairman Award and Reed Elsevier's Innovation Honor Roll.
Katherine Penta, Content and Production Manager
Graduated from Wake Forest University with a BA in Communication and Journalism. An experienced project manager, Katherine works with our authors, illustrators and publishers to produce the content featured on the MeeGenius site and apps.
Ed Lui, Director of Technology
Daniel Gargiulo, Marketing Coordinator
Daniel is responsible for MeeGenius' social media marketing and supports all marketing activities. He also leads the MeeGenius customer support team. Daniel graduated in 2011 from Saint Joseph's University with a BA in Marketing
Athena Katsampes, Production Assistant
Athena leads new publisher partnership development and works with them to produce their titles on the MeeGenius platform. 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.
Along with Wandy Hoh, David Park co-founded MeeGenius. David is now the Director of Special Projects at Columbia University in their Applied Statistics Center.