Venmo is made by a group of fun-loving oddballs who care deeply about coffee, music, and turning grouch-inducing, tedious tasks into magical moments with great people.

If you share those interests, you should consider joining us.

Andrew Kortina


Kortina was on the early engineering team of He studied Philosophy and English at the University of Pennsylvania. Kortina likes building things, eating leafy green vegetables, and enjoying fresh air and sunlight.

Iqram Magdon-Ismail


Iqram loves product design, and focuses on the user experience at Venmo. He studied Computer Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mike Vaughan

General Manager

Mike has made a career (if you want to call it that) of starting and growing new businesses. He went to Wharton -- this was many years ago. His passions are his wife, their two boys, their golden retriever, playing golf (no time for this), and running marathons.

John Graham

Happiness Engineer

John enjoys eating sweets, playing games, and working hard. He tries to follow the wisdom bestowed upon him by the owner of Tom's Diner: "keep it happy, healthy, and sexy".

Jesse Bentert

Head of Product Management

Jesse loves baseball, frisbee, biking, and working on really cool projects. When he's not coding, Jesse can be found swindling Iqram out of large sums of money.

Delano McFarlane

Data Science Engineer

Delano is a native New Yorker, Mets fan, and Yankee hater. His first computer was an Intellivision II, followed by the glorious Commodore 64 (yeah he's that old). His current obsessions include data, music, movies, classic cocktails, hot summer days, and good people.

Adames Hodelin

Support Product Manager

Adames is a Kean University graduate with a love for political science. On the weekends you can find him dancing, dressing up, or rooting for the New York Jets. He's currently teaching himself how to code and speak spanish.

Matthew Hamilton

Product Manager

Matthew Hamilton studied materials science at Columbia University, now works on backend and API projects. He likes brewing beer, coding the Timeflies iPhone app, recording/mastering music, and thinking about new tech ideas.

Bridgette Weeks

Project Manager

Bridgette is a Philly native - just like Venmo! She graduated from the University of Richmond where she studied Art History and Business. She loves reading in Central Park on a sunny day and is an avid baker. Ask her about the time she accidentally poisoned Mike Vaughan.

Bill Blystone

Software Engineer

Bill studied computer systems engineering at Boston University, and has since worked at a number of different companies ranging from startups to a major stock exchange. When he isn't hacking, Bill enjoys nothing more than a good bahn-mi and bubble tea at an excellent cafe.

Ayaka Nonaka

Software Engineer

Ayaka loves writing Objective-C and drinking tea. You may or may not find her in a chicken hat. Find her @ayanonagon and say hi!

Cody De La Vara

Software Engineer

Cody studied Computer Science at Columbia, where he spent his time as a college radio DJ and staff member on WBAR. He produces music, collects synths, and has a good time trying to make people laugh.

Anthony Yim

Software Engineer

Anthony studied Computer Science at Columbia University and was a researcher at Columbia's Bioinformatics Department. Prior to joining Venmo, Anthony liked to break things and make memes at Google. Anthony dislikes physical bills, which is why he joined Venmo.

Andy Enkeboll

Data Engineer

Andy is a die-hard Vanderbilt Commodores fan, where he studied Computer Engineering. Previously a high school math teacher, he is currently studying Data Science at Columbia University and is probably at a concert right now.

JT Glaze

Data Engineer

JT is a graduate of Princeton University, with degrees in Computer Science, Robotics, and Theater. At Princeton, JT was the president of the Triangle Club, where he spent most of his time trying to stop people from breaking out into song. He loves Neil Young, corgis, Seinfeld, science fiction, peanut butter, and Patsy Cline.

Theresa Reagan

Product Manager

Theresa is grateful for the people and knowledge she collected at Oberlin College, Zynga, the ACLU and all the jobs she's had since she started her paper route at the age of 13. She is trained in Japanese and French haircutting techniques, classical piano and ballet. She likes languages, her family, horror movies, good food and Taco Bell.

April Stephenson

Risk Analyst

Born and raised in LA, April moved to NYC after landing a job with NY Daily News digital. She studied Anthropology and Literature at UC San Diego and has done everything from product management to writing/editing to managing a spirituality center. She loves dogs, jewelry, boxing, basil, and arguing with you about politics.

Katie Simon

Support Engineer

Katie went to Columbia University and graduated with a degree in computer science. Then she decided to become a comedian. She helps Venmo customers by day and writes and performs comedy by night (and weekend) at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. You should go to one of her shows.

Robert Cheung

Software Engineer

Robert is currently taking some time off from University of Illinois to be part of the Android team. He spent his undergrad days hacking on startups, researching at a supercomputing lab, and being amazed by the transformative power of technology. In his spare time Robert likes to explore the outdoors and stay active. His favorite things are fresh veggies, cycling, and stout beer.

Lucas Chi

Software Engineer

Lucas is a native New Yorker who loves his flip flops, NPR and milk (except skim, because it is really just white water). He is an aspiring climber and burger addict. He is a huge fan of Vim, but open to taunts and suggestions from dedicated Emacs users.

Lili Jiang

Product Manager

Lili studied Operations Research at Columbia University and recently moved to the Bay Area to pursue her childhood dream of 'being more outdoorsy'. Whether in NYC or SF, you'll probably find her checking out other peoples' dogs, making a valiant attempt to cook, or planning a weekend hike.

Amanda Li

Internal Tools Engineer

Amanda has worked in a wide range of places, including government, investment banks, and startups. She graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Information Science. In her spare time, she loves to dragonboat (ask her what that is), cook, eat, and drink wine - preferably in that order.

Alex Wilson

Internal Tools Engineer

Alex used to work at Boeing in Seattle before discovering that programming was more fun than her job. She quit to come to New York to attend Hacker School (which was amazing!), and she is really excited to be sticking around and joining Venmo! In her free time, she enjoys playing ultimate frisbee and soccer, watching the Seahawks, listening to good music, and exploring all NYC has to offer.

Ryan Belanger

Head of Operations

Ryan gradated from Michigan State, enjoys strong coffee, biking and discovering new cultures through travel. He believes everything is better pickled. He hails from Detroit and is loving life in NYC.

Leanna Yee

Compliance Investigator

Leanna was born and raised in San Francisco, and studied at USC's Marshall School of Business. She has seven years of Risk/Compliance experience (Google, Prosper Marketplace, and Blackhawk Network). She loves reading (but still feel immense guilt from going over to the dark side by purchasing a Kindle), shoes, riding her beach cruiser and Disneyland!

Cherie Hamblin

Compliance Director

Cherie has over 12 years of financial services and regulatory experience, and just moved back to NY from Seattle after a stint at Amazon. She enjoys riding her bike and keeping up her language skills through travel and translation. She will answer any question about the Lower East Side that you may have!

Willy Huang

Head of Product Design

Willy leads product design. He can't get over how great great things are—especially great food, beer, stories, movies, and music. He studied computer science and business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Simon Weber

Software Engineer

Simon is a jazz sax player, oneironaut, and metalhead hailing from Hershey, PA. He graduated from the University of Rochester last spring, and never-graduated Hacker School in August.

Jeremiah Shirk

Software Engineer

Jeremiah spent the past several years building DevOps practices in IT at Kansas State University. Prior to K-State, he mostly worked in unix admin and computer security roles, including malware research and secure network design. When he is not automating the building (or breaking!) of software and systems, he likes all to do all kinds of outdoor activities, and spend time with his family.

Iffat Kabeer

People Operations Specialist

Iffat has experience in corporate recruiting, career counseling and workforce development. She studied Economics at Barnard College and is currently pursuing her MA in Organization and Leadership with a focus on Adult Learning and Leadership at Columbia University. When she’s not venmoing, she can be found taking long aimless walks around NYC, searching for good fiction, drowning her meals in hot sauce, and buying endless amounts of beads and earrings.

Dasmer Singh

Software Engineer

Dasmer studied Financial Engineering and minored in Computer Science at Columbia University and learned to make awesome iOS apps at The Flatiron School. When he's not working on the Venmo iPhone app, you can probably find him at the gym playing basketball or running. Follow him at @dasmersingh and say hello!

Liam Griffiths

Software Engineer

Liam voyaged from West Michigan to NYC to participate in Hacker School prior to joining Venmo. He is a self-taught programmer who likes to make things people enjoy using and write code others enjoy reading. He loves NPR podcasts, vim, morning coffee, and long camping trips.

John Barbuto

Software Engineer

John studied Computer Science at UMass Lowell before being lured by the 90's dot-com boom, and has since developed a passion for narrowing the gap between software development and system operations. In his free time, you'll find him listening to music, watching a concert, dancing at nightclubs, learning to DJ, or something else involving music (except making it, alas).

Keith Ahn

Product Designer

Keith loves making and breaking things. In his free time, he can be found watching/playing sports, cruising around on his skateboard, watching silly movies, or eating breakfast foods. His dream is to one day have his own wood shop. He is a Bay Area native who has a background in Industrial Design.

Robin Spencer

Art & Brand Design

Robin has been working in graphic design and production since 1991. He is a bit of a fan of punk and post-punk rock. When Robin was a boy, he saw the first moon landing happen live on television.

Paul Padier

Software Engineer

Paul grew up in Seattle and in France, and just got back to the US after finishing his studies abroad. When he is not hacking away on his computer, he is either traveling, trying out a new recipe or restaurant, or watching a hockey or football game. He is proud of his non-driver ID card.

Aditya Pasumarty

Product Manager

Aditya recently moved back to New York after spending a year in India as an AIF Clinton Fellow. He studied materials science and finance at the University of Pennsylvania before starting his career in the investment banking industry. When he is not busy at work, Aditya enjoys spicy food, good beer and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Katie Silverio

Software Engineer

Katie is a Hacker School alum with a past life in astrophysics. As a NJ native coming to NYC by way of SF, she is excited to explore the city but refuses to stop wearing T-shirts in winter. In her free time, she endlessly refactors her Harry Potter-themed text adventure, plays board games, and reads comics. And in case you haven't heard, the truth is...she is Iron Man

Amanda Hill

Software Engineer

A not-so-recent grad from Cornell University, Amanda was born and raised in NYC. She loves street vendor hot dogs, sneakers and taking pictures of food. When she's not blogging about her culinary confections, she's working with the growth team, to help take Venmo to infinity and beyond!

Matt Nunnelley

Risk Analyst

Matthew was born in Texas, but has since lived in Phoenix, North Carolina, Japan, Chicago, San Diego and now Brooklyn. He studied anthropology at UNC and University of Chicago and worked in digital advertising for some years. He dabbles in drumming, gaming, difficult music and heavy reading.

Tye Wang

Software Engineer

After majoring in Computer Science, card games, and billiards at Carnegie Mellon, Tye took his talents to Chicago, where he eventually joined the Braintree/Venmo family. Talk to him about eating, cooking, pretentious cocktails, and definitely agree when he insists the Oakland Raiders will win the Super Bowl every year.

Selena Nanthavong


Selena received her Accounting degree from the University of Illinois - perhaps because it won her pick-your-major-coin-flip, but perhaps not. Prior to joining the team, she dabbled in accounting of the public sort and poked around in the hedge fund world. She enjoys summer days, thinking about her next meal, and spending more money than is fiscally responsible. Selena lives in Chicago because walking up hills leaves her winded.

Sarah Ransohoff

Software Engineer

After graduating from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012, Sarah moved to NYC because she wanted to be somewhere totally different than Chapel Hill. She thinks she nailed it. She loves spending time outdoors, biking, and doing improv. She wants to know your feelings.

Cassidy Williams

Software Engineer

Cassidy graduated from Iowa State with her CS degree and comes to NYC from her Chicago home. You'll probs find her trying to break her GitHub streak or getting obsessive over some phone game her sister told her to try. She likes winning, the number pi, Whitney Houston, and playing guitar.

Joel Bixby

Software Engineer

Joel grew up in Iowa believing his dream job was on the West Coast. After graduating at Iowa State University with a degree in Computer Science, he went the East Coast. In his free time, he enjoys testing new web frameworks and going outside for some fresh air!

Esther Jang

Head of Strategy

Esther studied economics at Wellesley College and received her MBA from the Wharton School, where she learned to get a kick out of finite mixture models. She loves to play with dogs, surf, and think of puns. Formerly a consultant, Esther joined Venmo because she thinks it's the best way to get paid.

Amy Hanlon

Software Engineer

Amy is a Hacker School alum, where she worked on projects like compiling a Harry Potter-themed Python interpreter. Previously she studied pure math and did some data analysis and machine learning in Austin, TX. Besides math and programming, she also likes to play board games and read Dune.

Edmund Yan

Software Engineer

Edmund is a California transplant to NYC. A recent Computer Science graduate from UC Davis, he is very excited to put his years of studying to use at Venmo. His life revolves around food, so expect to catch him trying out a new restaurant or cooking his ol' classic of steak and potatoes at home.

Michael Cohen

Strategy Engagement Manager

Mike studied Math and French at Pomona College, and received his MBA and MA from the Wharton School and Lauder Institute. In his free time, Mike likes to play basketball, ski, hike, and travel. A Bay Area native, his passion for the Golden State Warriors, SF Giants, and 49ers cannot be overstated.

Christopher Adams

Software Engineer

Contributor to various open-source projects including Django and Sentry, Chris sees himself as a product-focused engineer and is the creator of He likes urban history, espresso drinks, speakeasies, and classic 90s LucasArts adventure games. Ask him about Loom.

Alexander Kurihara

Software Engineer

Alex studied Computer Science and Economics at Brown University, and likes his development the way he likes his pancakes - full stack. He's fascinated by urban planning and architecture. Alex enjoys going to the gym, movies, comedy shows, and concerts, but probably spends too much time on Reddit.

Amanda Schloss

Software Engineer

Born and raised in New York City, Amanda briefly defected from the East Coast to get her Computer Science degree from Stanford, but has now returned to her hometown. When not at work she can be found playing board games, singing karaoke and conquering the world in Civilization 4.

Nuseir Yassin

Software Engineer

Nuseir was born and raised in Israel and later graduated from Harvard University where he studied Economics and Computer Science. He doesn't really know how to describe himself so he will just leave it at this. Come and say hi!

Kaitlyn Mulligan

Head of Office & Facilities

Katie is a freelance-theatre-scenic-designer-turned-office-manager. She spends her time playing board games and volunteering with New York Cares and Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC. Katie likes 'liking' things on Facebook so much, that she 'likes' 'liking things on Facebook' on Facebook.

Katie Ryan


Katie Ryan is a Jersey girl at heart, but came to NYC by way of Boston. She studied Business at Northeastern University and has spent the last few years working in hospitality. When she's not being a tourist, or telling people how awesome Brooklyn is, you can find her eating dark chocolate.

Savannah Hankinson

Office Assistant

Savannah loves Venmo, dogs, and the color Blue, so she lucked out here! She majored in English at Princeton University, where she also minored in Film Theory/History and Theatre.

Matt Fanelli

Product Designer

Matt loves using his imagination to come up with new ideas and solve problems. He spends his free time binge-watching Netflix with his wife, hanging out with his dog, going to concerts, and making his first video game. He studied Graphic Design at RIT.

Dustin Shapiro


Dustin was born and raised in St. Louis, and currently lives in Chicago. He attended Mizzou before getting his degree from RIT. He currently enjoys some of the finer things in life, such as pretending to be a good golfer, the St. Louis Cardinals, riding his bike, and eating avocados with a spoon.

Cynthia Monarrez


Cynthia was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She studied Political Science, Economics, and Spanish at North Central College. She enjoys reading and has a major sweet tooth. You can find her eating some delicious chocolate, sipping on an expresso based drink or finding the best donut.

Nick Gudauskas


Hailing from Parts Unknown, Nick is a noted enthusiast of dad rock records, moped mechanic, and generally is an all around pleasant smelling dude. When he’s not helping to fix Venmo he’s usually hanging out with his two cats or shredding the raddest guitar solos. Also, one time he saw a blimp!

Byron Melton


Byron is a randonuerring and camping enthusiast living in Chicago with his wife Bridget. Before Venmo, Byron worked for Apple. Before that, he graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Theatre.

James Rudolph


James is a 25 year old Michigan native going on 3 years in Chicago. He lives in the Andersonville neighborhood and in his free time he likes to paint, bike, and cook.

Michael Govaere


Michael is obsessed with recording music and probably spends way too much time staying awake at night binge watching Netflix and thinking about the next pizza he is going to eat.

Eli Perkins

Software Engineer

Eli is an iOS engineer with a passion for pixel perfection. He studied Computer Science at the University of Miami, but comes to Venmo by way of Boston. He's a craft beer aficionado, esports evangelist, indie/alt music enthusiast and perennial yak shaver.

James Thompson

Software Engineer

James worked at Kansas State University in both unix administration and devops positions for years. He enjoys running in his time off.

Kyung Hyun Kim

Risk Analyst

KK is a SoCal transplant in New York. She grew up in San Diego and studied sociology and history at UCSD. When she's not dropping SoCal slang, she's picking up local colloquialisms. Her one party trick is reciting the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy, extended version.

Sue Choe

Head of People

Sue studied philosophy at Princeton, business at HBS, leadership at McKinsey, and people on the streets of New York. When she's not terrorizing her two Persian cats, she can be found bicycling in Brooklyn, cooking with her husband, or hand-sewing amateur hats that she makes her friends wear.

Zihao Xia

Strategy Associate

Born in China, Zihao grew up as a huge OKC Thunder and OU football fan in Oklahoma. He studied finance at the University of Pennsylvania and has investment banking experience in technology coverage and mergers & acquisitions. He dreams of going walletless in the not so distant future.

Stan Shcherbakov

Technical Recruiter

Stan was born in Ukraine, raised in Jersey and has called Brooklyn home for the last 2.5 years. Stan absolutely loves music and has been producing house music since college. Stan is also interested in travel, trying new cuisines, and playing the occasional video game.

Craig Strauss

Office Assistant

Craig graduated Boston University and worked in start-ups, the British Consulate, and dabbled in financial consulting. In his free time, Craig scuba dives, kills it at trivia, and collects maps. Having suffered an unfortunate archery incident at summer camp, he now blames it on a shark attack.

Molly Ford

Head of Brand Marketing

Molly is a lover of all things marketing and digital, and comes to Venmo from Hearst's Entertainment division. When she's not blogging or teaching classes about blogging, she is perpetually on the hunt for a great crepe. She has a B.S. in business, and a master’s in marketing.

Nav Shergill

Mobile QA Engineer

Nav has a background in Quality Assurance, Release Validation and Support. He graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Engineering. Nav enjoys EDM (Porter Robinson), cooking, photography and good coffee. Most interesting fact about him: he has been skydiving three times.

Bryan Cartwright

Fraud Analyst

Bryan is a native New Yorker and Columbia University graduate who has spent the last three years solving client problems, and planning events at Tribeca Enterprises. His interests include making Blue Apron meals, reading Yelp reviews, cleaning the kitchen, and playing cornhole.

Kevin Eder

Software Engineer

Kevin studied Computer Science at Michigan Tech University—way up north—and moved straight to NYC after graduating. Since then he's worked for a number of tech companies, including Huge and Squarespace. In his free time he enjoys camping or catching a Mets game. His favorite band is The Hold Steady.

Jorge Escobar

Engineering Manager

Jorge is a technologist who fell in love with computers from the first time he saw the Texas Instruments TI-994A. He likes all kinds of music, loves to code and is trying to get his single engine pilot license sometime soon. He lives in Brooklyn with Betty, his wife, his dog Mac and his cat Leo.