Gustavo Dolfino, Founder & CEO
Prior to myKlovr, Gustavo was founder and CEO of WhiteRock Capital Partners, Inc and The WhiteRock Group, LLC. Before founding WhiteRock, Gustavo was a senior investment banker at UBS, Smith Barney and JE Capital. In addition to his career in investment banking, Gustavo founded Cancer Frontiers Inc. an internet based B2B provider of genetic oncology drugs. Mr. Dolfino is a frequent contributor on CNN and CNBC, he has an MBA from Thunderbird and a BBA from The George Washington University.
Kenneth Volet, Global President
Ken brings more than thirty years of technical research, systems operations and senior management experience to the Company. Prior to myKlovr, he was CEO of RantNetwork, Inc., developers of mobile platforms for the delivery of complex translation and live interpretation language services. Prior to RantNetwork, Ken was the CEO of Maximal Innovative Intelligence, an overseas-based supplier of data mining and visualization technology that was acquired by Microsoft. Ken was also a co-founder of ebi Solutions and holds both a BA in Physics and a MBA from Northeastern University.
Anthony Faulise, CTO & Head of Product
Anthony loves solving problems with technology and building things in code. “Things” includes an early mobile game that broke $250million in sales, some casual games for Publishers Clearing House, a responsive catalog search tool for ecommerce companies, and, long ago, control systems for municipal water systems. Before he got really serious about building things, Anthony earned bachelors and masters degrees in electrical engineering and computer science at Princeton and Rice Universities and an MBA at Duke.
Piotr Jurjewicz, Chief Strategy Officer
Piotr spent years leading strategic marketing functions in multi-million-dollar consumer goods businesses. He has lived and worked with SABMiller in six countries on three continents, including Europe, Latin America, and the US. Piotr has an MBA from Nottingham Trent University and knows a lot about stuff like market segmentation, growth strategy, portfolio development, brand equity, media, and communications, etc. His son, Ignacy is a college bound high school student so Piotr has a vested, personal interest in making myKlovr the best college counseling service in the world!
Jamie Finch, Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships
Jamie is a passionate higher education advocate striving to bring equitable opportunities to students going through the college admissions process. Jamie's serves as myKlovr’s Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, bringing higher education innovators and technology together to serve students. Jamie's work has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, and Fox News.
John Seguin, Head of Marketing
John has over ten years of experience in Digital Marketing, Graphic Design, and Communications. John is an Employee Benefits Communications expert, specializing in discovering the best methods to translate complex data and information into engaging materials. Before joining the myKlovr team, John was the Head of Communications for a large labor union. John is dedicated to bringing myKlovr's real solutions to current students and their families. He is a graduate of The City University of New York with a Master of Science in Business Management.
Gregory Demetropoulos, Director of Sales
Greg is an accomplished Senior Sales Leader with over 25 years of experience spanning multiple industries including Banking, Equity Financing, IT, Telecommunications, Credit Management and Human Capital Management. He began his career on Wall Street serving as a U.S. Gov’t Bond Broker and Foreign Exchange Currency Trader. He also served as a Mortgage Bank Branch Manager at both Ameriquest and Countrywide. In addition to his investment banking career, Greg worked as a Senior Commercial Sales Area Manager for Dun & Bradstreet, Comcast Business and Earthlink Business. Prior to joining myKlovr he was a Senior National Business Performance Advisor with Insperity. A native New Yorker, Greg studied finance and business marketing at New York Institute of Technology and St. John’s University.
Richie Castellanes, Head of Data Science and Analytics
With over 11 years of experience, Richie has been growing data practices. His expertise spans driving results through productizing data-- crafting models, building robust analytical platforms, wrangling big data sets and crafting data-driven insight. Companies he has worked at include: DigitasLBI, Pixable, Bloomberg and OMD. He holds a BS in Mathematics from the University of Chicago and an MS in Data Science from Columbia University.
Mike Yourshaw, Associate Product Manager
Mike loves working at the intersection between business and technology. His ability to pick up technologies quickly, synthesize large amounts of information, and bridge the gap between engineering and business teams led him to a career in product management. He joined myKlovr after working in consulting, where he designed and developed information systems for multinational consumer products, retail, and life sciences companies. He holds a BS in Business Information Technology and Management Consulting from Virginia Tech.
Fanny Heneine, Data Science Advisor
Fanny thinks in numbers and algorithms. With methods like random forest or nearest neighbors, she is contributing to making myKlovr your virtual college advisor. She has lived on three continents and has completed a Master in Computational Science and Engineering at Harvard University. However, Fanny initially studied civil engineering, but later realized she wanted to be a data scientist, which is why she is very motivated to implement a college counseling tool that will help students avoid those detour in their college curriculum.
Dr. Michael J. Youmans, Academic & Admissions Consultant
Dr. Michael J. Youmans, aka Dr. Yo, founded CollegePrepExpress in 1990. He attended Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford, received his B.A. from Harvard in 1986, his MA in English Language and Literature from Middlebury College Bread Loaf School of English and Lincoln College, Oxford, in 1993, and his Ph.D. in Secondary Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College Lynch School of Education in 2006. Dr. Yo taught English, Math, Music, Philosophy, Astronomy, Social Studies, and Physics at a half-dozen schools at the high school, junior high school, and junior college levels in CT and MA before leaving the classroom in 2008 to run CollegePrepExpress full time.
Thomas Broderick, Academic Contributor
As a former English and Social Studies High School teacher, Thomas routinely helped students successfully navigate the High School – College transition. As an advisor to myKlovr, Thomas has been instrumental in vetting our academic, personal, and professional recommendations and content creation. In addition, Thomas writes an educational blog for us and has a large following of both, educators, and students. He currently resides in California.
Kendell Shaffer, Parent Blog Writer
Kendell is a writer and producer living in Venice Beach, California with her two teenagers and theme park designer husband. She writes young adult novels and teaches screenwriting at high schools throughout Los Angeles. Kendell’s daughter is a high school senior and immersed in college applications. Her son, a high school sophomore, is just starting to think about colleges. Kendell started and leads two Facebook groups supporting parents in their search of best schools for their children: High School Heaven: Searching For Perfection in Los Angeles and University Utopia: Searching For the Perfect College.
Alec Jones, Founder of Christopher Bot
Alec Jones, a 15 year-old grade 10 student from Victoria, British Columbia, developed Christopher Bot to provide teenager like himself, with homework assistance. He is a great example of Generation Z entrepreneurial spirit.
Prada, Chief Inspiration Officer
Prada, born and raised in NYC, is an extraordinary listener. She rallies her employees, customers, and colleagues around the office. She is magnetic and leaves everyone energized, enthusiastic, and electrified. Employees want to work with her, customers want to buy from her, and everyone wants to be a part of her world. She even has the ability to get her work done by laying on the floor. Her special talents never cease to amaze the team.