Team
At Ethyca, we know that restoring trust in data-driven systems will take hard work. We’re building a team that believes the internet should work for everyone, and it’s that shared sense of purpose that makes our workplace special. Each one of us feels that respect for user privacy is critical for the future of online community.

– Cillian Kieran, CEO 

I believe Internet citizens should be able to control how their data is processed, and I really believe that online businesses want to give them that power. I joined Ethyca to help solve this problem and met a bunch of folks committed to giving control back to internet users like you and me. Every day we get closer!

– Kelly Huang, VP Product

It’s safe to say that 2020 has been full of unforeseen challenges! I think it’s a testament to our great people and culture that we just kept powering through the transition to work-from-home. And given how much we’ve grown together since then, I know the future’s bright no matter our set up.

– Suchitra Natarajan, Jr. Web Developer 

At Ethyca, we know that restoring trust in data-driven systems will take hard work. We’re building a team that believes the internet should work for everyone, and it’s that shared sense of purpose that makes our workplace special. Each one of us feels that respect for user privacy is critical for the future of online community.

– Cillian Kieran, CEO 

I believe Internet citizens should be able to control how their data is processed, and I really believe that online businesses want to give them that power. I joined Ethyca to help solve this problem and met a bunch of folks committed to giving control back to internet users like you and me. Every day we get closer!

– Kelly Huang, VP Product

It’s safe to say that 2020 has been full of unforeseen challenges! I think it’s a testament to our great people and culture that we just kept powering through the transition to work-from-home. And given how much we’ve grown together since then, I know the future’s bright no matter our set up.

– Suchitra Natarajan, Jr. Web Developer 

We Bring Passion To Our Work

And jokes to our Slack channel.

Austin Kraft

Privacy Content Creator

Bianca Pasternack

Junior Visual Designer

Catherine Smith

Software Engineer

Cillian Kieran

CEO, Founder

Austin Kraft

Privacy Content Creator

Austin writes about the latest privacy news and innovations. A linguist by training, he prioritizes clear language when unpacking technical topics. He can otherwise be found perfecting his vegetarian chili or running without music (he needs to hear birds and traffic!).

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

One grand piano equipped with any necessary weather protections, two running shoes, and many sweet potatoes (so versatile!)

Bianca Pasternack

Junior Visual Designer

Bianca believes that design is about more than making things look pretty—it’s about making things work. After talking to you for 10 minutes, she will probably recommend a podcast. Earlier this year, she fulfilled her #1 goal and became a dog mom to Pepper, a lab/dachshund/tornado mix from Georgia. He runs her life now.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

Spicy chai, dark chocolate, and a (fully functional) TARDIS

Catherine Smith

Software Engineer

Catherine is a full-stack software engineer with a background in data analytics and classical music. Away from the screen, she enjoys experimental cooking, eating delicious food, and finds herself being roped in to taking portrait photos of her friends.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

Since “top 3” doesn’t imply a maximum of 3 items, after all the standard survival and method-of-departure apparatus: coffee, memes, and a film camera.

Cillian Kieran

CEO, Founder

Cillian is our co-founder and CEO at Ethyca, where he focuses his time on supporting the team that’s building trust back into the internet. When not working, he can be found working on old motorcycles or anything else with an engine or obsessing over his ever-dwindling chance at space flight.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

Honda CB750 DOHC Engine, Toolkit, Vinegar (for use as a mordant/modifier)

Denny Temple

Software Engineer

Dominika Mazurová

Office Manager

Nelson Schoenbrot

Software Engineer

Neville Samuell

VP of Engineering

Denny Temple

Software Engineer 

Denny is a full-stack software engineer who leads front-end development at Ethyca. He has given multiple talks in the NY-NJ-PA area on topics such GraphQL, Atomic Design, and modern best practices on the web. He is formerly a minor published poet, and also an enthusiast of history and speculative fiction.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

A solar-powered battery, a connection cord, and a Kindle loaded with all of the works in the Library of Congress

Dominika Mazurová

Office Manager

Ethyca’s office manager, Dominika, is here to ensure we’re not burning you out, but building you up! She’s never not listening to music (to share in her radio show and just because), is always down to try new food and forever waiting for unlimited miles to travel all over the world.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

A colorful hammock, some popcorn from Metrograph and a ticket to another island. Thanks for the invite, but I think I am visiting the island only for the day!?

Nelson Schoebrot

Software Engineer

Nelson is a backend engineer, he enjoys working on software that makes a difference. Away from the computer he listens to podcasts, meditates, and enjoys drinking IPAs.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

A satellite phone, tent, and lighter

Neville Samuell

VP of Engineering

Neville is an engineer, startup entrepreneur, and lifelong learner whose passion for ethical software brought him to Ethyca. As VP of Engineering he leads our teams building the product, but spends most of his time building the teams. On weekends he can usually be found at a local restaurant enjoying a (usually French) meal… or attempting to recreate one at home!

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

Chef’s knife, multi-tool, and a giant Sudoku book

James Shelly

Head of Content Marketing

Jonathan Deane

SDR

Kelly Huang

VP of Product

Patrick

Software Engineer

James Shelly

Head of Content Marketing

James heads up creation of all Ethyca’s beautiful content. He likes karaoke, Google Analytics, and using the Oxford comma. He recently got a cat and since then he wakes up at 5 o’ clock every morning.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

Twitter (for staying angry), Guitar, A Denny’s Diner for nutrition

Jonathan Deane

Sales Development Representative 

Johnny works on our sales team, spreading the word of Ethyca’s solutions far and wide. When not speaking to customers, he can most often be found listening to podcasts, hiking, or watching stand-up comedy.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

An anthropomorphized volleyball, suncream and Ethyca Pro just in case.

Kelly Huang

VP of Product

Kelly likes to call herself Ethyca’s number one cleaner-upper, but in truth that’s only a small part of her day-to-day responsibilities. Cleaner-upper, wire-framer, trail-blazer, there’s no hat she doesn’t wear on occasion. She keeps her airhorn app open to celebrate product milestones and damage Simon’s ears.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

Air. Airhorn. Airhorn App.

Patrick

Software Engineer

Patrick is a software engineer. He takes pride in building full systems—whether it’s architecture, backend, or frontend development, you’ll find him at every stage in the process. When he’s not doing this, he enjoys spending time with his family and pets.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

Satellite Phone, Portable Desalination System, Shelter

Rachel Bernstein

Director of Customer Success

Sam Tierney

Head of Sales

Sean Preston

Software Engineer

Simon Keane

Director of Design

Rachel Bernstein

Director of Customer Success

Rachel leads customer success at Ethyca and is passionate about providing customers with best in class support and solutions for managing data privacy rights. Rachel is a native New Yorker and has a love for live music, bike rides through Prospect Park, and all things candy (most controversially, candy corn).

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

My bike and kindle along with some SPF 50

Sam Tierney

Head of Sales

Sam is our Head of Sales and loves to help our amazing prospects and customers get up and running with Ethyca. Further is building a world class sales team to assist (Im hiring)When not focused on data privacy, he can sometimes be found nattering and chattering on music, travel or pursing a quest to find some delicious morsels or beverages.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

My own bed (with mosquito net), a kindle full of books (including SAS survival guide), lots of nice wine

Sean Preston

Engineering Team Lead

Sean is an Engineering Team Lead here at Ethyca. He likes Java but loves Python. Never missing an opportunity to crack a dad joke, you might rather not work with him. Originally hailing from London, U.K. Sean recently made the questionable decision to move to another country during a pandemic. In his new-city-pandemic-survival-kit he keeps: a yoga mat, a projector, and a copy of Bill Bryson’s Tales From A Lost Continent.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

a yoga mat, film projector, Bill Bryson book

Simon Keane

Director of Design

At Ethyca I oversee design for the Ethyca platform including data management tools, visualization product, consumer management and security as well as some cool new Ethyca branding in the pipeline.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

A boat to get off the Island. A bottle of red wine to celebrate being off the Island and a plane ticket to get home.

Steven Benjamin

Senior Software Engineer

Suchi Natarajan

Junior Web Developer

Vishnu Mavuram

Director of Engineering

Vladimir Mazheru

Senior Software Engineer

Steven Benjamin

Senior Software Engineer

Steve is a long-time developer and likes working on startups for the chance to build new things from scratch that he barely understands. He studied music composition Before becoming a software developer.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

Zabars, a pottery wheel, and my aikido dojo

Suchitra “Suchi” Natarajan

Junior Web Developer

Suchi helped build the site you’re looking at! When she’s not working to market Ethyca, she’s usually listening to music, drawing dogs, or trying to start yet another D&D campaign. In quarantine, she’s taught her dachshund to do the Cha-Cha Slide.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

A sketchbook, Spotify Premium, A house I owe Tom Nook a bunch of money on

Vishnu Mavuram

Director of Engineering

Vishnu, an engineer at heart, feels at home with problems and machines. He loves to spend time with family and friends playing rummy, surfing sports channels, and walking/biking to enjoy nature when alone.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

Enough Sudoku puzzles, a good telescope to observe stars, and someone who can fish (I can cook)

Vladimir Mazheru

Senior Software Engineer

Vlad is a software engineer. He doesn’t like fixing production bugs and so he makes his best effort not to introduce them. Vlad likes jogging, biking, playing chess, and reads a lot.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

My bike, a bottle of red wine, and my hard drive with books and music. They have electricity on that desert island, don’t they?

Who Remembers Offices?

We can't wait to get back to ours.

Austin Kraft

Privacy Content Creator

Austin Kraft

Privacy Content Creator

Austin writes about the latest privacy news and innovations. A linguist by training, he prioritizes clear language when unpacking technical topics. He can otherwise be found perfecting his vegetarian chili or running without music (he needs to hear birds and traffic!).

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

One grand piano equipped with any necessary weather protections, two running shoes, and many sweet potatoes (so versatile!)

Bianca Pasternack

Jr. Visual Designer

Bianca Pasternack

Junior Visual Designer

Bianca believes that design is about more than making things look pretty—it’s about making things work. After talking to you for 10 minutes, she will probably recommend a podcast. Earlier this year, she fulfilled her #1 goal and became a dog mom to Pepper, a lab/dachshund/tornado mix from Georgia.
He runs her life now.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

Spicy chai, dark chocolate, and a (fully functional) TARDIS

Catherine Smith

Software Engineer

Catherine Smith

Software Engineer

Catherine is a full-stack software engineer with a background in data analytics and classical music. Away from the screen, she enjoys experimental cooking, eating delicious food, and finds herself being roped in to taking portrait photos of her friends.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

Since “top 3” doesn’t imply a maximum of 3 items, after all the standard survival and method-of-departure apparatus: coffee, memes, and a film camera.

Cillian Kieran

CEO, Founder

Cillian Kieran

CEO

Cillian is our co-founder and CEO at Ethyca, where he focus is time on support our teams to build the platform for trust in the internet. When not working he can be found working on old motorcycles or anything else with an engine or obsessing over his ever dwindling chance at space flight.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

Honda CB750 DOHC Engine, Toolkit, Vinegar (for use as a mordant/modifier)

Denny Temple

Software Engineer

Denny Temple

Software Engineer 

Denny is a full-stack software engineer who leads front-end development at Ethyca. He has given multiple talks in the NY-NJ-PA area on topics such GraphQL, Atomic Design, and modern best practices on the web. He is formerly a minor published poet, and also an enthusiast of history and speculative fiction.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

IA solar-powered battery, a connection cord, and a Kindle loaded with all of the works in the Library of Congress

Dominika Mazurová

Office Manager

Dominika Mazurová

Office Manager

Ethyca’s office manager, Dominika, is here to ensure we’re not burning you out, but building you up! She’s never not listening to music (to share in her radio show and just because), is always down to try new food and forever waiting for unlimited miles to travel all over the world.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

A colorful hammock, some popcorn from Metrograph and a ticket to another island. Thanks for the invite, but I think I am visiting the island only for the day!?

Nelson Schoenbrot

Software Engineer

Nelson Schoebrot

Software Engineer

Nelson is a backend engineer, he enjoys working on software that makes a difference. Away from the computer he listens to podcasts, meditates, and enjoys drinking IPAs.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

A satellite phone, tent, and lighter

Neville Samuell

VP of Engineering

Neville Samuell

VP of Engineering

Neville is an engineer, startup entrepreneur, and lifelong learner whose passion for ethical software brought him to Ethyca. As VP of Engineering he leads our teams building the product, but spends most of his time building the teams. On weekends he can usually be found at a local restaurant enjoying a (usually French) meal… or attempting to recreate one at home!

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

Chef’s knife, multi-tool, and a giant Sudoku book

James Shelly

Head of Content Marketing

James Shelly

Head of Content Marketing

James heads up creation of all Ethyca’s beautiful content. He likes karaoke, Google Analytics, and using the Oxford comma. He recently got a cat and since then he wakes up at 5 o’ clock every morning.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

Twitter (for staying angry), Guitar, A Denny’s Diner for nutrition

Jonathan Deane

SDR

Jonathan Deane

Sales Development Representative 

Johnny works on our sales team, spreading the word of Ethyca’s solutions far and wide. When not speaking to customers, he can most often be found listening to podcasts, hiking, or watching stand-up comedy.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

An anthropomorphized volleyball, suncream and Ethyca Pro just in case.

Kelly Huang

VP of Product

Kelly Huang

VP of Product

Kelly likes to call herself Ethyca’s number one cleaner-upper, but in truth that’s only a small part of her day-to-day responsibilities. Cleaner-upper, wire-framer, trail-blazer, there’s no hat she doesn’t wear on occasion. She keeps her airhorn app open to celebrate product milestones and damage Simon’s ears.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

Air. Airhorn. Airhorn App.

Patrick

Software Engineer

Patrick

Software Engineer

Patrick is a software engineer. He takes pride in building full systems—whether it’s architecture, backend, or frontend development, you’ll find him at every stage in the process. When he’s not doing this, he enjoys spending time with his family and pets.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

Satellite Phone, Portable Desalination System, Shelter

Rachel Bernstein

Director of Customer Success

Rachel Bernstein

Director of Customer Success

Rachel leads customer success at Ethyca and is passionate about providing customers with best in class support and solutions for managing data privacy rights. Rachel is a native New Yorker and has a love for live music, bike rides through Prospect Park, and all things candy (most controversially, candy corn).

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

My bike and kindle along with some SPF 50

Sam Tierney

Head of Sales

Sam Tierney

Head of Sales

Sam is our Head of Sales and loves to help our amazing prospects and customers get up and running with Ethyca. Further is building a world class sales team to assist (Im hiring)When not focused on data privacy, he can sometimes be found nattering and chattering on music, travel or pursing a quest to find some delicious morsels or beverages.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

My own bed (with mosquito net), a kindle full of books (including SAS survival guide), lots of nice wine

Sean Preston

Engineering Team Lead

Sean Preston

Engineering Team Lead

Sean is an Engineering Team Lead here at Ethyca. He likes Java but loves Python. Never missing an opportunity to crack a dad joke, you might rather not work with him. Originally hailing from London, U.K. Sean recently made the questionable decision to move to another country during a pandemic. In his new-city-pandemic-survival-kit he keeps: a yoga mat, a projector, and a copy of Bill Bryson’s Tales From A Lost Continent.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

a yoga mat, film projector, Bill Bryson book

Simon Keane

Director of Design

Simon Keane

Director of Design

At Ethyca I oversee design for the Ethyca platform including data management tools, visualization product, consumer management and security as well as some cool new Ethyca branding in the pipeline.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

A boat to get off the Island. A bottle of red wine to celebrate being off the Island and a plane ticket to get home.

Steven Benjamin

Senior Software Engineer

Steven Benjamin

Senior Software Engineer

Steve is a long-time developer and likes working on startups for the chance to build new things from scratch that he barely understands. He studied music composition Before becoming a software developer.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

Zabars, a pottery wheel, and my aikido dojo

Suchi Natarajan

Jr. Web Developer

Suchitra “Suchi” Natarajan

Junior Web Developer

Suchi helped build the site you’re looking at! When she’s not working to market Ethyca, she’s usually listening to music, drawing dogs, or trying to start yet another D&D campaign. In quarantine, she’s taught her dachshund to do the Cha-Cha Slide.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

A sketchbook, Spotify Premium, A house I owe Tom Nook a bunch of money on

Vishnu Mavuram

Director of Engineering

Vishnu Mavuram

Director of Engineering

Vishnu, an engineer at heart, feels at home with problems and machines. Loves to spend time with family and friends playing rummy, and sufring sports channels or walk/bike to enjoy nature when alone.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

Enough Sudoku puzzles, a good telescope to observe stars, and some one who can fish (I can cook)

Vladimir Mazheru

Sr. Software Engineer

Vladimir Mazheru

Senior Software Engineer 

Vlad is a software engineer. He doesn’t like fixing production bugs and so, he makes his best effort not to introduce them. Vlad likes jogging, biking, playing chess, and reads a lot.

What are the top 3 items in your desert island survival kit?

My bike, a bottle of red wine, and my hard drive with books and music. They have electricity on that desert island, don’t they?

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