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The Circles Team

Anna Lindow
Guide & Consultant
Anna was previously General Manager at General Assembly. She lives in Miami, Florida and has a B.A. from Columbia.
Bart de Vocht
Operations & Community organizer
Bart is Circles’ operations and community organiser. He looks out for our customers while building the Circles community.
Bre Pettis
Bre is co-founder of MakerBot, Thingiverse, and NYCResistor and he co-wrote the Cult of Done Manifesto.
Carissa Baquiran
Customer Experience
Carissa leads sourcing and matching at Circles. She's an expert at matching diverse groups of learners and professionals that simply click.
Chris Young
Chris is content editor at Circles. He also works as a journalist, reporting on new tech and writes about Circles' use of tech for addressing our most human concerns.
Dan Hoffman
Dan came up with the idea for Circles during a recent sabbatical in Barcelona. He believes that business is philosophy in action, culture eats strategy for breakfast.
Darren Klein
Darren Klein is Circles’ software engineer. He has helped build the Circles platform alongside administrative tools for the team.
Emma Castleberry
Emma is an occasional writer for Circles. She investigates what people get out of Circles and why they joined.
Franko Franicevich
Franko is Circles development lead
Gilad Barkan
Musician and Algorithmist
Jonathan Hefter
Lead guide
Jonathan is Lead Guide at Circles where he has brought all of his expertise in team-building to the table, contributing to our continued learning.
Matt Cynamon
Business Development
Matt is a founding member of Circles and leads business development. He is founder of the Contrarian, a news outlet breaking social media bias.
Nick Marino
Principal engineer
Nick is a software engineer at Circles. He is passionate about learning, and strives to help develop Circles into the best online peer learning tool in existence.
René Lönngren
René is a founding team member at Circles where he works on product, content and marketing. He is founder Le Cool magazine.

Our Advisors

A. Lanham Napier
Legendary hypergrowth CEO, Investor, Technologist, Mentor
Alex Hart
Software Development Leader, CTO at CultureIQ
Amber Newman
Marketing + Messaging Guru, Writer, Editor
Bill Wiggenhorn
Legendary Chief Learning Officer, Learning Consultant
Bob Halperin
Alumni peer groups expert, executive education leader
Brian Bannon
Innovative Head of Chicago's Public Libraries
Carl Marci
Brain Science MD, Entrepreneur, Shrink, Philosopher
Charles Fadel
Exec, Author, Policy Influencer, Curriculum Designer
David Joerg
Technology Leader, Architect, Entrepreneur, Data Afficionado
Di-Ann Eisnor
Neogeography Pioneer & Serial Entrepreneur
Doug Lynch
Learning Innovator, Entrepreneur, Academic, Uber Connector
Giuseppe Auricchio
Reinventing learning at Europe's top B-school
Heather Tenuto
Chief Learning Officer, Business Development Executive
Jake Schwartz
Learning Pioneer, Entrepreneur, CEO, Social Engineer
Jeff Snipes
Learning Pioneer, Entrepreneur, School Founder, Coach
Jesse Stein
Serial Entrepreneur, Online Marketing Black Belt
Jill Johnson
Business Strategist, Nonprofit Earned Revenue Development
Joanna Rees
Mentor, Investor, Facilitator, Mayoral Candidate, Marketer
Jonathan Katzman
Product Designer, Higher Ed Pioneer, Entrepreneur
Jonathan Lee
Tech innovator and wealth management executive
Josh Targoff
Investor, Lawyer, Activist, Operations Chief, Philanthropist
Josh Waitzkin
Learning Innovator, Chess Champion, Martial Artist
Kaley Klemp
Small-group Dynamics & Leadership Development Expert
Lisa Silverman Meyers
Global Media Executive & Peer Groupee
Marci Weisler
Emerging Tech Leader, Strategy + Execution, Problem Solver
Mike Bergelson
Experienced eEtrepreneur, CEO, Education Technology Pioneer
Mo Fathelbab
Expert Peer Group Facilitator, Entrepreneur, Author
Peter Meyers
Author, Consultant, Journalist, Content Format Futurist
Philipp Schmidt
Peer group and learning innovation, MIT Media Lab
Rob Autor
Accomplished leader in technology, operations, strategy
Sean Duffy
Patient Care Peer Groups Innovator
Sebastián Barajas
Consultant, Learning Designer, Coding Bootcamp Founder
Shirzad Chamine
Bestselling Author, Stanford Professor, YPO Forum Architect
Verne Harnish
EO Founder, Entrepreneur, Bestseller, Scaling Expert