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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | October 10, 2018
There’s something about early-stage startups will always have Catch COO Kristen Tyrrell’s heart, as she's spent most of her career in Boston tech working for them. Tyrrell spoke with Samantha Costanzo Carleton to discuss her career and what led her down this path.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | October 3, 2018
When your career is one long learning experience, you become a person who embraces change and seeks it out each day. Shelia Anderson has done just that throughout her career, choosing to work in technology largely because of the constant exposure to change.
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By: Colin W. Barry | September 26, 2018
Many folks in the Boston tech scene have spent time in a particular industry that serves as a trend for their career. For Sarah Travers, CEO of Workbar, she has been involved with coworking spaces in some way, shape or form...even before the term was coined. Travers sat down with us to talk about her career and about Workbar's new direction for the future.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | September 20, 2018
Before Shivani York became the COO of InRhythm, she was working at The New York Times and at TIME Magazine. York spoke with Samantha Costanzo Carleton to talk about her career. She also offers five pieces of advice for any and all recent college graduates.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | September 19, 2018
Wayfair Director of Engineering Lindsey Bleimes is responsible for everything related to Wayfair’s extensive catalog of products, from pricing and search functions to 3D modeling and development. She shares her career path and what led her to Wayfair.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | September 12, 2018
A social entrepreneur before the term was even coined, BoardOnTrack Founder and CEO Marci Cornell-Feist has founded eight startups over the course of her post-college career. Cornell-Feist spoke with Samantha Costanzo Carleton to talk about her career.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | September 6, 2018
Stephanie Manning is the Director of Platform at Lerer Hippeau,  an early-stage venture capital fund in New York City. Manning sat down with Samantha Costanzo Carleton to discuss her career—and much more.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | August 30, 2018
Cara Reisman is the head of Betterment for Advisors, a digital-first wealth management platform. Reisman sat down to speak with Samantha Costanzo Carleton about the platform company—as well as her career.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | August 23, 2018
Laila Zemrani co-founded Fitnescity in order to empower people to learn more about their health. Zemrani sat down to speak with Samantha Costanzo Carleton about her career, as well as how Fitnescity came to be.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | August 15, 2018
Anne Beckett joined Hopjump as President and COO with the intent of growing the travel-startup but also bring her own startup experience to the company. Beckett sat down to speak with Samantha Costanzo Carleton about her career and how her time at Cogo Labs lead her down this startup path.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | August 8, 2018
Emmanuelle Skala, the SVP of Customer Success at Toast, advocated for driving customer success early in her career. Skala shares her story and her career with Samantha Costanzo Carleton in the latest Lead(H)er article.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | August 1, 2018
Tara Haas is the Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff, and Head of Innovation at LogMeIn, and originally got her start in tech working at Intuit. Haas spoke with Samantha Costanzo Carleton to discuss her career and what led her down this path.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | July 26, 2018
Stefanie Syman, the Vice President of Customer Experience and Communications at x.ai, has parlayed her writing and storytelling skills into a successful career in NYC tech. Syman shares her background and career story with Samantha Costanzo Carleton.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | July 25, 2018
Priya Sapra, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Product Officer at SHYFT Analytics, originally set out to be a doctor but later set her course to working in technology. Sapra spoke with Samantha Costanzo Carleton and shares what lead her down this path. She also offers sound advice for those who might struggle to leave their comfort zone.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | July 18, 2018
When the Yard Ventures' Erin Kutner McCafferty thinks about where she wants her career to go, she doesn’t think of a particular company or role; she thinks about stimulating experiences. McCafferty sat down with Samantha Costanzo Carleton to discuss and share her career.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | July 11, 2018
Dana Córdova is the Senior Vice President of Marketing at Janeiro Digital, but before she was involved in digital marketing, she worked for a prestigious art magazine. Samantha Costanzo interviewed Córdova to discuss her career.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | June 27, 2018
Alo Mukerji's long-running career in Boston tech has had one consistent theme: product. Mukerji shares her story with our newest contributor, Samantha Carleton, and what led her to become the Chief Operating Officer at coUrbanize.
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By: Brianne Shelley | June 20, 2018
Karen Hutchinson became involved with Boston tech in the late-90s, and is now part of Agero. In our newest Lead(H)er, Hutchinson discusses her career and the advice she shares what she thinks her greatest career accomplishment is.
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By: Brianne Shelley | June 13, 2018
Elisabeth Carpenter went from working in TV to Boston tech, where she's worked at Brightcove, EverTrue, and is now as the Chief Operating Officer at Circle. Carpenter shares the story behind her career and offers some sound advice to all the recent graduates.
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By: Brianne Shelley | May 30, 2018
Teodora Stoian's career has some interesting twists and turns before joining the high tech industry. Today, she is a Business Unit Manager at Amazon's Alexa team in Cambridge.
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By: Brianne Shelley | May 9, 2018
Throughout her career, Estelle Mense has worked with various companies related to finances, before becoming the VP of Marketing at BlueSnap. Brianne Shelley spoke with Estelle to discuss what led her down this path.
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By: Brianne Shelley | May 2, 2018
Alana Aubin originally wanted to pursue a career in mathematics, but received a job recommendation from a professor and ended up working at EverQuote as the Vice President of Life Business Unit. Brianne Shelley sat down with Aubin to discuss what led her down this path in the latest Lead(H)er entry.
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By: Brianne Shelley | April 11, 2018
Kate Shamsuddin initially wanted to study medicine, but then shifted her career path. Brianne Shelley sat down with Shamsuddin to discuss her time spent at other medical companies and what led her to Definitive Healthcare.
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By: Brianne Shelley | March 28, 2018
Eliza Becton became an entrepreneur with a mission to help improve the environment. Becton shares her story with Brianne Shelley on how she came up with the idea for Bevi and the company's recent growth since Techstars Boston.
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By: Brianne Shelley | March 21, 2018
Andrea Valente, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer at ERT, started her career in sales and never thought she would end up where she is today. Brianne Shelly sat down with Valente to discuss her career in the Boston tech scene.
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By: Brianne Shelley | February 28, 2018
Katie Bickford, Vice President of Sales and Customer Success at Starry, is a well-traveled person, going all over the globe partaking in all kinds of activities. She also shares her long-running career in Boston tech with Brianne Shelley including discussing her time at Startup Institute and EnerNOC.
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By: Brianne Shelley | February 21, 2018
Sandy Kreis is the Director of Labs, North America: Lab of Forward Thinking (LOFT) at John Hancock/Manulife and has had a varied career in both tech and non-tech fields. Kries shares her story with Brianne Shelley and details what lead her down this path.
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By: Brianne Shelley | February 7, 2018
Colleen Miller, Senior Director of Product and UX at Toast, started her career in tech when eCommerce was first starting out. Miller sat down with Brianne Shelley to discuss her career in the Boston tech scene.
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By: Brianne Shelley | January 31, 2018
Interactions Senior VP of Marketing Jane Price is profiled in our Lead(H)er series. Brianne Shelley interviewed Price and learned more about her career path and how moving to Boston started her long-running career in tech.
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By: Brianne Shelley | January 17, 2018
TVision Insights' Head of Product Sara Radkiewicz has spent most of her career working for various tech startups in the Boston area, and shared her story with Brianne Shelley. In this week's Lead(H)er, Radkiewicz details how she got into the tech indutry and gives some sound advice for college grades.

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