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Daniel Glass

Daniel Glass is Founder/President of Glassnote Music, a full service independent music company that began in 2007.Glassnote Music includes Glassnote Records, Present Artist Management and Spacebomb Group which includes Spacebomb Records (Bedouine, Angelica Garcia).

Glassnote Records has been the proud home to Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum selling artists Phoenix, Childish Gambino and Mumford & Sons. Their roster also features CHVRCHES, Jade Bird, The Teskey Brothers and more including their most recent signing, Silvana Estrada, who is the first Latin artist signed to the label.

Glassnote has been hailed as the “Best Indie Label” by Rolling Stone, “Label of the Year” at the A2IM Libera Awards and the “#1 Independent Label” by Billboard. Pigeons & Planes described Glassnote as “a powerhouse in the world of indie labels”.

Theresa Vu

Theresa "Tvu" Vu is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Xandr (a Warner Media/AT&T Company).

Tvu was the first developer hired at AppNexus (“basically on day one”) and, with a tiny but dedicated team of engineers, built the real-time ad serving system, which became the largest independent digital advertising platform in the world.

When AppNexus was acquired by AT&T, Tvu led the tech team towards integrating the companies for which she won numerous awards including the Campaign US’ Female Frontier 2020 award for ‘transforming technology’, 2020 Top Women in Media and Women Worth Watching in STEM.

As SVP, she oversees the teams that develop the advertising platform and is also responsible for global engineering initiatives regarding quality, leadership development, and diversity & inclusion. In 2015, Tvu was named to LinkedIn's Next Wave list of top 10 professionals under 35 in Marketing & Advertising.

When she is not engineering, Tvu is part of the hip hop group Magnetic North & Taiyo Na, whose album "Home:Word" hit #2 on the Japanese hip hop charts. She constantly has exciting music projects on the horizon and finds a balance between her passions for technology and music. As Tvu jokes “my mama said if you want to be a rapper, be the best darn computer scientist/lawyer/doctor rapper you can be!”

Justin Pines

Justin is a Product leader by day, and athlete on nights and weekends. In the office, first at AppNexus and now at Homebound, Justin has effortlessly established himself as a pivotal member of the Product team.

Outside of the office, Justin hasn't let a 2016 ski crash in Squaw Valley that resulted in T6 paraplegia (and left Justin paralyzed from the chest down) hold him back from achieving great athletic heights.

Justin continues to set & achieve inspiring goals - competing in the 2017 & 2019 NYC Marathons in a racing wheelchair, the first being just a year after his accident; getting back on the slopes sit-skiing within 10 months from injury; adventuring in the Colombian Andes, and most recently discovering a love for bikepacking via a 3-wheeled adaptive mountain bike - allowing him to explore the Rockies he calls home.

Justin is currently producing a documentary about the experience of 4 adaptive athletes bikepacking in Utah.

Justin challenges us all with how he embraces becoming "comfortable with the uncomfortable" and how he continuously expands his - and, through example, our - realms of possibility.

Sukriti Chadha

Sukriti is a recent addition to the Product Org at Spotify where she is working on accessibility and scaling mobile app development.

Formerly, Sukriti worked at Verizon Media first as a mobile software engineer, and then as a Senior PM. Among a number of achievements during her time at Verizon she’s most proud of developing the way that Yahoo Finance Graphs and Charts became accessible to the visually impaired.

She led a cross-functional team that built “Audio Charts” which turns data points into tones, speech synthesis and haptic feedback. With a bias towards innovation, the team open-sourced their solution and made it available via SDK.

For Sukriti, her passion for accessibility (a11y) is personal. She experienced her dad losing sight in one eye and becoming visually impaired. This was the catalyst for her initial work and the inspiration for her continued focus on accessibility in technology.

When she’s not in the office, Sukriti can be found in the cockpit, sporting her pilot's license. We’re thrilled to have Sukriti join us and know her impact in the world is nothing short of sky-high.

Lillian Cartwright

Lillian Cartwright is the Co-founder and CEO of ShelfLife, a software company re-imagining packaging procurement for craft food and beverage brands.

Prior to launching ShelfLife, Lillian spent a summer at Bessemer Venture Partners researching the future of B2B commerce with a focus on food and beverage industries.

She began her career at Denver-based start-up Craftsy. Priding itself as a hub for creative enthusiasts, Craftsy produced video content and sold materials for a variety of hobbies from baking to quilting. Those 4 years spent in Denver introduced Lillian to the world of opportunity that exists at the intersection of food and entrepreneurship.

Lillian earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics from Princeton University.

Tadesh Inagaki

Tadesh co-founded Jianbing Company in 2015 as the premier fast-casual food business bringing Shandong-style jianbing to New York and beyond.

In 2019, Jianbing Company did nearly $2M in sales across three locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

In the wake of COVID-19, Tadesh founded 1:1 Foods, a culinary social enterprise developing COVID-resilient food products that support local restaurants and serve food-insecure families across NYC.

Prior to Jianbing Company, Tadesh worked as Director of Partnerships for tech start up APDS PBC, a certified B Corp delivering education, rehabilitation, and reentry programming into prisons and jails via a proprietary tech platform.

Sahil
Rahman

Sahil Rahman is the co-founder of RASA, a growing fast casual Indian brand based in Washington, DC that is making Indian cuisine accessible to all.

Born into the hospitality industry, Sahil helps run the existing family businesses, Indique in Cleveland Park, and Bombay Bistro in Rockville, MD, where they create and share unique Indian flavors, and with his family.

In past lives, Sahil founded an experiential education start-up (Globe Year), and before that, worked as a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting in their strategy & operations practice.

Sahil comes alive when spreading ideas, connecting individuals, and cultivating community. He is an avid traveler and promoter of play, and was previously a member of the Playworks YP Board. If you don’t see him in the restaurants, you can likely find him talking to strangers, wandering the world, or eating a big bowl of pho.

Deepa Shekar

Deepa is the Chief Operating & Chief Product Officer at SafeBoda. She is based in the company headquarters in Kampala, Uganda.

SafeBoda provides a safe, more convenient, mobile-first transportation platform for Africa’s booming young population along with other on-demand services including food deliveries, payments and financial services.

Safe Boda have been expanding across the East African markets.

Prior to moving to SafeBoda, Deepa was based in London working in different tech roles at Accenture, a multinational professional services company and AppNexus, the world's largest independent ad exchange platform.

Natasha Harpalani

Natasha Harpalani is an Associate Director of Product Management at Xandr (a division of Warner Media/AT&T).

She manages a team of product managers that build ad optimization algorithms and their accompanying user-facing applications for digital online advertisers.

Natasha has been with the company for over six years, having joined when the company used to be a start-up called AppNexus prior to being acquired by AT&T in 2018.

Natasha’s path to Product started in the data analytics and data science org. She loves analytical product problems and partnering with Engineers and Data Scientists to build solutions that leverage innovative technologies.

Outside of her role in Product, Natasha is passionate about seeing more female leaders in tech which has led her to be a leader in her company's women's network and volunteer with Girls Who Code over the last six years.

Outside of the office, she enjoys running and exploring new crevices of New York City (during non-pandemic times!).

Abigail Pereira

After almost finding her way into the world of finance, via her studies and internships in banking, Abi Pereira redirected course to the world of tech.

She fell into the world of Product after initial roles in Business Development and Operations at Huffington Post, Offerpop and Yieldmo.

From her Product role at Yieldmo, Abi transitioned to Foursquare where she managed their portfolio of advertising products.

Earlier this year she joined Even Financial, initially as a Senior PM and now as Associate Director of Product. At Even, she manages a portfolio of enterprise platform products where she’s been able to bring together the medley of her past jobs.

When she’s not in the virtual office, Abi enjoys keeping herself busy via her many hobbies, most notably pilates (she’s mat certified) and tennis.

Pre-pandemic she was an avid traveler and enjoyed hosting elaborate brunches at her apartment.

For now she’s resorted to feeding her creative needs by redesigning every inch of her apartment.

Eric Wong

Eric Wong is a Product Manager at Unity Technologies and a real estate agent at the Gunderman Group at night and on the weekends.

Eric first started at AppNexus working across various customer service positions, but ultimately ending up working as a Solutions Engineer.

In 2017, he join Index Exchange to manage a global team of Sales Engineers.

Shortly after, he was invited to join a Real-time 3D creation company, called Unity, to lead building the Exchange product for the monetization team and now leading an R&D product.

Eric's values in Product Management are to find your passion (where you have fun), solve hard and meaningful problems, and have excellent communication skills. He finds these traits  are key to being a good PM, especially during COVID.

Spencer Caton

Spencer Caton is a Product Manager for the SSO & Portal team at Clever. Clever is an edtech product for K-12 -- used by over 70k schools in the U.S.

Spencer joined Clever four years ago after a stint at Keybridge Communications where he worked on education and ed tech clients in PR.

At Clever, he’s held a variety of roles including customer support and customer success before becoming a PM.

From his first interactions with the product team - he knew it was where he belonged. Product combined his love for customer-facing work with the kind of problem-solving and strategy development he was drawn to.

When he’s not PM’ing, you’ll find Spencer behind another set of keys, as a freelance jazz pianist. He loves music, surfing, baking sourdough (who doesn't, these days), and spending time with his puppy, June.
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