Stew first saw the potential for the role infographics and data could play in his previous role as Director of Marketing at Mint.com and post acquisition at Intuit. Not only were the infographics that Mint.com produced a great way of presenting complex topics, they generated 30 times more traffic than a comparable text based article. He built the data business at Mint.com and is a pioneer in the use of data as a marketing vehicle for both publishers and brands. Prior to Mint.com, Stew was the CMO and original team member of iKobo, a mobile payments company.
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Lee believes that visual storytelling will save media and help brands engage more with their customers. Lee comes to Visual.ly with over 25 years experience in creating compelling content for both print and online publications. Prior to Visual.ly, he was Editor-in-Chief for Mint.com and Intuit where he created the leading personal finance blog, MintLife, and drove it to a million plus page views a month, largely as a result of its infographics.
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Tal, creator of Walyou, Israel’s leading gadget site, is one of the Web’s leading social media marketers, with a strong track record of driving traffic through the creation and promotion of viral content. His focus is now on bringing enthusiasts, designers, and publishers together to create a thriving community around data visualization. In his spare time, you can find Tal watching sporting events or unwrapping the latest Thundercats fan gear.
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Adam Breckler brings 10 plus years of website development experience to his role heading up product development at Visual.ly. Prior to Visual.ly, Adam has previously worked as a web developer for various Internet startups including Mint.com and founded a leading Internet coupon-search portal, SaveBrite.com. When not coming up with product features that will delight customers, Adam can be found posting his snapshots on Instagram.
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Jared Fanning had his pencils taken away in middle school for drawing too much, and spent his summers in the bleachers at Wrigley Field. With over 8 years of experience as a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator, Jared has worked with such clients as AT&T, Google, Skype, Target, YouTube, and many other fantastic people you probably haven't heard of.
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Jess Bachman, formerly of WallStats, and known for his visualization of “Death & Taxes” is patient zero for viral content. His infographics are among the most popular on the Internet, delivering hundreds of thousands of views. At Visual.ly, Jess has worked for publishers including CNN, the Wall Street Journal, and GOOD, as well as brands like Cisco.
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Romy Misra has turned her passion for data into a job heading up analytics at Visual.ly. Smart move. Her focus at Visual.ly will be in finding the story in the data and making sure everything that Visual.ly does is metrics-driven. Prior to Visual.ly, she ran the analytics at a Texas-based startup developing SEO tools. When she isn’t analyzing data or drawing graphs, she’s enjoying her other passion, a love of good food.
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Tracy Urquhart is the Marketplace Manager at Visual.ly. For the past 12 years, she has managed fully integrated ad campaigns at ad agencies such as Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Butler Shine Stern and Partners. She has a wide variety of client experience, working on accounts for Microsoft, Burger King, YP.com, Piperlime and Isis. Tracy has lived in Boston, New York, Miami, Boulder, and San Francisco, but would happily travel to Fiji for a yoga retreat on a moment's notice.
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Lizzy brings a career long commitment to customer happiness into heading up customer experience for the Visually Marketplace. She has over 7 years experience in collaborative project management and bespoke customer service. She learned her trade at mom & pop repair shops, global consultancies, and scientific associations. Besides trying to make the world a better place for Marketplace users, she also loves to frequent restaurants with all day breakfast menus, read about science, or explore San Francisco. She is currently considering getting a cat.
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Marius comes to Visual.ly with a strong background in web development and large-scale infrastructure built on PHP, .NET, Python, Objective C, C# and Java. Now he is responsible for building the technology behind the world's largest showcase of infographics.
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Aleks spent the better half of a decade writing about personal finance for SmartMoney.com (and other Dow Jones publications, including the Wall Street Journal) in New York City. She moved to the Bay Area in 2010 to join Mint.com as managing editor of its award-winning blog. At Mint, Aleks brought her demanding journalistic standards on research and sourcing to infographic design, convinced that when done right, infographics can tell a story just as well – if not better – than a regular news article. These days, when she isn’t editing infographics or the Visual.ly blog, you can find Aleks running on the trails of South Bay, or after her overactive toddler.
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Tommy currently heads up business development for Visual.ly. Over the course of 15 years, he has held various executive level sales and business development positions, evangelizing various solutions from performance media products, brand advertising sponsorships, social media engagements, and various advertising technology platforms for the likes of Meebo (acquired by Google), Criteo (the leading global retargeting technology company), Digg (acquired by Betaworks, The Washington Post and LinkedIn), ValueClick Media, and Yahoo! Tommy holds a BA in political science from UCLA, is an avid Lakers fan and founder of the "3 minute Gym".
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