Our Team

We’re not a nonprofit. But our motives eclipse the bottom line.

Founded by an entrepreneur/philanthropist who’s made a career of doing well while doing good, collaborating with an experienced team of professionals who share a passion for game-changing initiatives, myKlovr is a proudly for-profit enterprise that seeks to upend existing paradigms of the education marketplace. We offer a comprehensive set of groundbreaking services to the largest possible population – at a price that puts opportunity within everyone’s reach.

 

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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.

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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.

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Declan Carney
VP of Business Development

Declan was born and raised in the west coast of Ireland. Declan brings 20 plus years of sales and business development experience to the team. He has led large corporate sales teams with over billion dollars in annual revenue. He has also built startup sales organizations, building one from zero sales to over $20 million in less than 3 years. Declan believes in a client first sales approach. He is a polished, persuasive and culturally sensitive leader who embodies the Challenger Sales Strategy mentality and mastered the art of “No; However”. Experienced with identifying and creating high-potential opportunities and motivating high performing sales teams to achieve innovative solutions and stellar results.

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Jonathan Murray
CMO

Jonathan specializes in growth marketing with over 10 years of experience building and scaling brands. Previously, Jonathan co-founded 2 venture-backed startups in the hardware and CPG space. His work has received Time Magazine “Best Invention of 2018” award, CES Innovation Award, SXSW Interactive Innovation Award, a feature on Richard Branson’s eXtreme Tech Challenge, and ranked as the top 0.01% most successful Indiegogo Campaign of all time. Jonathan attended University of Maryland, College Park earning BA in Industrial Psychology and Communications.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Alec Jones
Founder of Christopher Bot

Alec Jones, a 17 year-old grade 12 student from Victoria, British Columbia, developed Christopher Bot to provide teenagers like himself, with homework assistance. He is a great example of Generation Z entrepreneurial spirit.

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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.

Interns Team

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Mikail Roberts

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Zehui Lu