Leadership Team

Kirsti Tcherkoyan

CEO & Co-founder

When she’s not chaperoning her nearly famous bulldog, you can find Kirsti hanging out in East Africa or singing with a local gospel choir.


Jill Pappenheimer

President & Co-founder

Passionate about sailing. She has been known to break out in song to the radio.  Loves seeing companies thrive through their people.  


  Aimee Gordon

     VP, Operations

A Bay Area native, Aimee loves spending time with her niece and nephew, is a novice photographer, and enjoys exploring SF. But, Lake Tahoe is her happy place.


 Nancy Durlester DuBois

Sr. Director, Consulting

Known to bike 545 miles for ice cream. Experienced driver of 80-something parents on regular Costco runs. Thinks HR is cool. 


Annie Skaf


Director, Sales & Marketing

Loves to work and play in the Bay Area. Experienced world traveler and coffee drinker, who enjoys discussing anything related to Sales Ops.


Developer Team


Daniel Cannon

Daniel likes cooking, coding, and conversing about all manner of things, including cooking, coding, and recursion.


Justin Edwards

Justin solves problems. He enjoys compile time, guitar, and personal finance. He maintains a short list of hobbies and activities he isn't interested in.


Sam Hobbs

A pensive soul, he is the type to discuss global politics, the paradox of human free will, and the most recent episode of The Bachelor all in the same conversation.

People Consultants

Rahel Y. Smith

Senior HR Consultant

Rahel can often be found playing games, pulling weeds from her veggie boxes, or volunteering.  She is passionate about working to build a world with more and equity and justice. 

Kelly Miranda

HR Consultant

Loves Bay Area sports teams and enjoys years of being a sports mom.  Enjoys hanging out with friends and family, and binge-watching her favorite tv series. A hike in Yosemite followed by a relaxing night by the fire pit is her near perfect day!  

Stefani Madril

HR Consultant

When not helping clients deliver outstanding people operations services, you can find Stefani planning her next travel adventure or trying out a new recipe in her kitchen, while chasing after her 3 dogs and her son.

Jesuscita Fishel

HR Consultant

Enjoys the trifecta of life; live music, traveling and food. Also known to lead a pack of wolves (the scouting kind).  


Linda Terril-Wong

HR Consultant

Just a gal from Ohio who came to California for an adventure...….and ended up staying!

Linda enjoys watching local sports teams with her husband and son; traveling and cooking, and just hanging out and enjoying the fabulous Bay area weather.  


     Patti Sutalo

HR Consultant

A California native who loves exploring new places through travel.  When close to home, enjoy tequila tasting and wine,  experimenting cooking different ethnic foods for family and friends, and the outdoors.