Founder and CEO
Mariam loves building the Minted brand, ensuring our products are the best in the world, and working with Minted's talented community of designers, who inspire her every day. During the Christmas season, she is very often picking up the phone in customer service herself. She has pioneered consumer Internet models since 1998, when she co-founded Eve.com, which was sold for over $100 million. Mariam sits on the Board of Yelp. She started her career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and is a Stanford GSB and Williams alum.
Co-Founder and President
As a co-founder and president, Melissa has played roles ranging from marketing to product management to chief box packer during the holiday rush. Right now, she leads several core operating functions critical to scaling Minted’s businesses, including marketing engineering, operations and finance. Melissa previously worked in eBay's Corporate Strategy group and at The Boston Consulting Group. She received her BBA from the University of Michigan and her MBA from Stanford, where she graduated as an Arjay Miller Scholar.
Chief Technology Officer and VP, Engineering
Vlad leads Minted’s exceptional engineering team, building highly valued features and services for our community and customers. He is an outstanding leader who has spent the better part of his career scaling e-Commerce technology at Walmart.com, Shutterfly and Men's Warehouse. His experience includes building commerce sites from scratch at Walmart to bringing mobile devices and applications to Men's Warehouse's vast stores network. Vlad is passionate about technology particularly applying it at scale to make a positive impact on people's lives. He holds a PhD in Telecommunications from National Telecommunication Academy in Ukraine and an MBA from both UC Berkeley and Columbia University.
VP, Product Management
Namrata leads Minted’s world-class product team and drives strategy and development of the company’s products across designer and consumer audiences. She loves working to unleash the creative potential of independent designers and bring those designs to life in a vibrant marketplace. Namrata started her career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and product strategy at Facebook. She earned her BA in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She was also a Fulbright Scholar.
VP, External Affairs & GM, Artist Stores
Brady leads artist community relations, PR, and business development for Minted. He is also GM of Artist Stores, which enable our competition-winning artists to build their creative businesses on Minted’s world-class fulfillment platform. Brady built his first online community in 1996 and taught a course about online communities at Duke University. Prior to Minted, he co-founded Shmoop, an educational website used by tens of millions of teachers and students. Previously, he worked in marketing at Yahoo and founded its LGBT employees group. Brady earned a BA with honors from Duke and an MBA from Stanford.
Pauline leads Minted’s marketing team including brand awareness, performance marketing, CRM/retention marketing and trade channels. Prior to Minted she spent two years leading growth marketing at Kabbage, a venture-backed fintech company and was the Director of eBay’s Global Paid Search team. Pauline started her career in Fixed Income and Equity Research at Morgan Stanley and Thomas Weisel Partners (now Stifel Nicolaus). Pauline hails from Canada and earned her BA in Economics, graduating cum laude, from Princeton University.
Michael was an analytics executive in Fortune 500 environments before analytics was even a thing. He loves the astonishing variety of cutting edge analytics problems that Minted's business model presents -- from the technical challenges of streaming and actionable data to our proprietary algorithms that help us identify future bestsellers and emerging design trends from among the thousands of designs that artists submit to Minted each week. He started his career in the semiconductor industry, and most recently led Gap Inc Direct's analytics organization. One of his passions is mentoring others. Several people whom he developed while at Gap now lead analytics at other Fortune 500 and public companies. Michael is an alumnus of Williams College and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
VP and Product Lead, Digital Businesses
Jason is responsible for Minted's digital businesses such as wedding websites and online invitations. He and his team focus on delivering great customer experiences across digital product offerings and developing technology-driven customer acquisition strategies. Previously, Jason spent 3 years as the head of Minted's Customer Operations team and brings over 10 years of experience helping high growth companies expand and scale. After leading global engineering and client services for Yodlee, Jason built social commerce applications as the head of product at Lift Media and Extole. Jason received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.
VP, Crowdsourcing Design and Operations
Christiane leads Minted's Crowdsource Design and Operations team, driving innovation in Minted's unique model bringing the freshest and most exceptional designs from our global community of independent artists directly to customers. Christiane has more than 20 years of experience in retail, most recently as Gap where she served as Vice President of Global Product Operations and prior to that, Vice President/General Manager of Men's at Old Navy. In addition to her time at Gap, she was Chief Merchandising Officer of American Eagle's Aerie division. She is passionate about the future of product merchandising enabled by data and analytics. Christiane received her BA in Economics from Harvard and MBA from UNC Chapel Hill.
Wendy leads Minted’s Supply Chain and Customer Operations teams delivering the high quality products, service and proofing experience our customers have come to expect. She brings over a decade of experience in retail including 9 years at Walmart, most recently as VP of Mobile and Digital Strategy. She also served as Director for Walmart.com's Entertainment business and worked at Gap, Inc. focused on seasonal and long-range planning for Gap Brand’s Women's and Men's businesses. She has her MBA from Stanford and BA in Economics from Colby College.
VP, Manufacturing Supply Chain
Rich leads the manufacturing, warehousing, transportation and purchasing functions to make sure our customers are delighted with Minted’s products and service. He has extensive supply chain, manufacturing and systems experience from previous positions at Kodak and Accenture. Rich is a native New Yorker with Industrial Engineering and MBA degrees from Cornell University.
Spencer leads all key accounting and finance functions, including building the world-class systems, processes and team necessary to scale Minted. Prior to Minted, Spencer was CFO at Julep, a venture-backed eCommerce company and beauty brand. Prior to Julep, Spencer held several executive finance roles in both publicly traded and private consumer-technology companies such as Demand Media, Walnut Media and United Online. He started his career in investment banking. Spencer hails from Los Angeles, where he earned his BA from Pomona College.
VP and General Counsel
Jordan oversees and manages all of Minted’s legal affairs, and is focused on building a strong legal function and team which will enable Minted’s continued growth. Before joining Minted, Jordan was a partner at Jones Day where he represented Minted for several years, supporting the company in a variety of strategic matters. Jordan studied electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated from UCLA Law School and began his career as a corporate transactional lawyer in Silicon Valley with a focus on technology companies and private equity funds.