Lily is the Founder and CEO of PublicStuff, a startup based in New York, which aims to energize civic engagement. Lily has been working around startups public policy issues for over 10 years. Her previous positions include working with Mayor Bloomberg's Special Projects & Analytics team, the City of Long Beach, CA, and in the Transportation Security Administration in Washington, D.C. Besides being lauded by a host of media outlets including Bloomberg, Fox News, CBS and TechCrunch, Lily was recently named one of Forbes' 30 under 30 in the Social Entrepreneurship field and PublicStuff as one of the top 10 startups in New York by Business Insider. Lily consider herself an adrenaline junkie and can often be found biking around the streets of New York or snowboarding during the winter!
Vincent has a dual degree in Computer Science and Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to working with PublicStuff, he was developing interactive software platforms, including working with large corporations to create voice activated warehouse management software. Vincent most recently managed the technical team at Post Factory, a premier film company in New York City. He also has experience working with Red Zone Robotics, in addition to founding several other successful companies.
Paul has been a sales professional since graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in Political Science and History. Paul worked for Grolier Publishing and was a key contributor to the first CD-ROM encyclopedia and online encyclopedic database. Since then he has managed sales teams for many technology companies, including KWI Infosystems and Workspeed, LLC. He is currently PublicStuff’s Regional Manager for the Central United States.
Raymond has spent the last seven years developing his skills in web development, SEO, Google Analytics, and front-end development after graduating with a BS in Computer Science. Prior to joining PublicStuff, he was working with non-profit and civic engagement communities in New York City managing their web development projects and online presence. When not coding, Raymond can be found shopping for the latest and trendiest styles and expanding his "worse-than-a-girl" shoe collection.
Christian is a graduate from Marymount Manhattan College, working in sales support. Christian is responsible for helping the sales team design the most efficient sales process possible. In his spare time he enjoys painting and creating internet memes (but never at the same time).
Eric is an innovation specialist currently focusing on development in the mobile sector. Before joining PublicStuff he could be found in New York City's Flatiron district consulting a variety of mobile technology startups, promoting synergy in an area that has been dubbed Silicon Alley.
Jonathan obtained his undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Connecticut in 2009 and master's degree in Electrical Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2012. He has a diverse background of software development including Android, iOS, web, and application development. Originally from New Hampshire, he moved to the Big Apple in September 2012 to join PublicStuff.
Julian (@JulianNorton) is a graphic designer who appreciates working with the team to deliver a superior product. With a BFA in Graphic Design and a love for the web, he can kern and code. While not agonizing over hyphens, en, and em dashes, he enjoys: playing chess, reading design related sub-reddits, and running too far.
Deanne has over 8 years of experience in operations management where she has established standard operating procedures, facilitated program logistics and ensured cultures of happiness. Prior to PublicStuff Deanne worked for the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Deanne holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Walla Walla University. When she is not in the office, Deanne is typically microbloging about her NYC culinary experiences and drinking Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes.
As 311/CRM Industry Specialist Jack utilizes his expertise to help governments improve their business processes and citizen communications through the use of technology. Jack has over 15 years of experience as a local government executive which enables him to work with public managers to identify best practices. As a PhD Candidate with Virginia Tech's Center for Public Administration and Policy, Jack's dissertation research focuses on 311/CRM communication systems' potential to facilitate more robust citizen engagement activities.
Alexis previously spent 5 years as an analyst and account manager for insurance and capital markets clients around the world, originally obtaining a meteorology degree from Penn State. Along with providing excellent customer service to PublicStuff’s users, Alexis enjoys traveling, running, staring at the clouds, and supporting local food until the (grassfed) cows come home.
Julie has more than 15 years of experience in account management, sales and client services. Her passion is for happy clients. Prior to coming to PublicStuff, she worked as Director of Client Services at Tutor.com, and also worked at W. W. Norton & Co. A native New Yorker, Julie attended college in Saint Paul, Minnesota and lived in the Twin Cities for more than a decade. When not at work, Julie enjoys running, reading books about New York and spending time with her family in Brooklyn.
Jesse has over 10 years of experience in product development with some of the most disruptive companies in tech. In past lives, he was a Product Manager at Linden Lab (the creators of Second Life), a Product Lead at the PlayStation Network, Co-Creator of the music discovery service Cull TV, and more. A recent transplant to New York after a decade in the Bay Area, Jesse brings a keen eye for detail, a strong advocacy for the customer, and strategic planning skills to grow and scale platforms to handle exponential growth. Jesse lives in Brooklyn, holds an MA in Communications from San Francisco State University and a BA in American Studies from Tufts University.
Swati has over five years of strategic marketing, research and business development experience with global organizations like The Economist Group, Viagogo, L'Oreal and The Commonwealth Business Council. She is passionate about issues concerning civic engagement and making governments more transparent across the globe. Swati holds a Masters Degree from The London School of Economics and also spent part of her undergrad at the LSE studying Social Policy, Government and Economics. In her spare time, Swati enjoys traveling, dancing, volleyball, the 49ers and is a part of the New York Young Professionals Chapter for UN Women.
Sumorwuo has experience in local government and urban redevelopment. Prior to joining PublicStuff, he worked at Booz & Company in the Financial Services practice, and in the City of Newark Department of Economic Development. Sumorwuo has a BA in Government with a Secondary in Economics from Harvard College. He is passionate about making local government more efficient and responsive to the needs of all citizens.
Arielle has worked in various aspects of new media since 2005. Prior to working with PublicStuff, she worked as Community Manager for a New York startup. In her free time, she enjoys petting her roommate's many cats and discovering new music to listen to.
Ryan started building websites with Netscape Composer before he could grow facial hair. Before moving to New York to work with PublicStuff, he earned a B.A. in Music and a minor in Computer Science from Florida State University. He's fond of open source software, the GNU/Linux operating system, making and enjoying music of many varieties, and doing meaningful work that makes a difference.
Rafa is currently pursuing a BS in Computer Science at Westchester Community College. Prior to joining PublicStuff, Rafa was part of an energy efficiency start-up in NY as the Head of IT and only developer; here he developed a sales CRM system. Rafa likes to learn new things and play his acoustic guitar during his time off. Rafa has been building and repairing computers since High school and has been coding for nearly three years.
Wiley is currently an intern at PublicStuff and Paul Wolf's personal assistant. He is a student at NYU's Stern School of Business and plans on majoring in either finance or actuarial science or gasp...perhaps both. When not doing Paul's laundry or cleaning Paul's car, Wiley can be found in the gym working on his basketball game as his dream job is to be point guard of the New York Knicks.
Gayatri graduated last year from Barnard College, Columbia University with a liberal arts degree. She worked at a design studio in New Delhi, India and an art gallery in the East Village before joining PublicStuff. When she’s not working, Gayatri enjoys sketching for her blog and performing and teaching Indian classical dance.
Merry is currently a student at Columbia University, majoring in English and Neuroscience & Behavior. Merry aims to better understand and assist people, hence her interest in Community Management. She loves reading classics, writing stories, running long distances, and drawing in color.
Mauro is currently an intern at PublicStuff and a native New Yorker. He started his academic career as a business major, but soon realized that coding is more enlightening. When not trying to fix a software bug, he likes to explore the city and have some culinary adventures with friends.