hello team alice
At the heart of Hello Alice is a group of highly-skilled, highly-motivated individuals firmly committed to business owners who face the biggest hurdles when starting a business. We’re proud our team reflects this growing New Majority comprising women, people of color, Military-connected owners, entrepreneurs with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community.


Hello Alice is a free platform that helps businesses launch and grow. Learn more at helloalice.com

Elizabeth Gore
Co-founder and President

Jillian Benvenuti
Chief of Staff

Kelsey Ruger
Vice President, Product

Darnell Bowen

Sarang Patel
Senior Product Manager

Molly Clark
Senior Product Designer

Dominique Crowther
Software Engineer

Drew Engelstein
Software Engineer

Karrie Cheng
Software Engineer

Nastia Sokhina
Quality Assurance Engineer

Dennis Tan
Jr. Data Scientist

Monika Budwal
Data Scientist

Anne Ngo
Editorial Associate

Jenny Zhou
Director of Strategic Initiatives

Andrés García
Product Designer

Claire Vu
Data Science Intern

Carolyn Rodz
Co-founder and CEO

Fryderyk Ovcaric
Managing Director Enterprise Partnerships


The Team




Shruti Shah
Vice President, Partner Success

Daniel Damschen
Product Designer

Joanna Pinto-Coehlo
Content Writer

Mark Lancaster
Director of Engineering

Megan MacDonald
Vice President, Marketing

Jose Diaz
Software Engineer

Matt Brewster
Director of Partnership Capital

Yoni Ormita
Content Writer

Mika Gurrola
Sr. Front-End Engineer

Kev Gonzalez
Software Engineer

Carolina Silva
Product Designer

Alexandra Pérez
Graphic Designer

Nathaly Villamor
Software Engineer

Morgan Kinney
Editorial Content Manager

Jillian Fortin
Product Manager, Product Content Delivery

Sean Ko
Marketing Associate

Board of Directors

John China
Silicon Valley Bank Capital

Zaw Thet
Co-Founder & CEO

Randy Russel
Pendrell Financial Services

Elizabeth Gore
Co-Founder & President
Hello Alice

Carolyn Rodz
Co-Founder & CEO
Hello Alice


Keith Shoates
Vice President, Office of the CEO
Vista Equity Partners

Byron Sebastian
Heroku - Acquired by Salesforce

Carmen Daniels Jones
President & Founder
Solutions Marketing Group

Beto Hernandez
QA Testing

Brittany Hall
Director of Partner Success

Sophia Zisook
Director of Organizational Partnerships

Luisa Acosta
Software Engineer

Jenee Fortier 
Director of Grants Administration

Mauricio Guzman
DevOps Engineer

Marianne Masculino
Product Manager

Danielle Telleira
Social Media Manager