Meet the team.

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Steven Khuong

CEO

Steven Khuong

CEO

Steven’s shared vision for a unified platform to ease account management for preschools, childcare centers, and K-8 schools led to the creation of Curacubby. As a parent cofounder of a early education program for children with special needs, Steven had first-hand knowledge of the challenges faced by child education organizations when relying on paper-based, manual data entry, billing and check cashing for payments. With deep experience in launching and growing businesses and in solving problems from idea conception to developing and bringing technology to market, Steven co-founded Curacubby with the goal of delivering a simple yet powerful tool to the education sector to handle many back-office tasks while cutting costs and growing revenues. Previously, Steven cofounded Ice Chamber Athletic Performance Training, and was the inventor of KettleGuard, a patented protective wrist device for kettlebell lifting and an Amazon Best Seller. He was also a member of the 2016-2017 Envestnet | Yodlee Incubator, an awarding-winning accelerator for next-generation fintech disruptors. Steven is a proud CAL Bear with a BA in Mass Communications, U.C. Berkeley.

Brian Meckler

CTO

Brian Meckler

CTO

Brian co-founded Curacubby to create an easy-to-use technology tool for childcare and K-8 program directors who need a simple, less cumbersome, time-intensive approach to account management, including online registration and enrollment, billing and payment processing, email communications and more. He leads the team that developed the company’s flagship unified system and ensures schools using Curacubby get maximum value from the platform. Brian has deep experience managing product development from inception to support for large and small companies in the areas of payments, mobility, media applications and internet advertising. He was previously a co-founder of Matchmaker.com (bought by Lycos), and has led product management at Orange Silicon Valley, mobile payments provider BOKU, and Sling Media, among others. Brian has a BA degree in economics and a BS degree in computer science from Stanford University.

Ross Lugos

COO

Ross Lugos

COO

Joining his former U.C. Berkeley classmate Steven Khuong, Ross played a key role in creating Curacubby and bringing its solution to market, having experienced the headaches of writing checks to pay school tuition each month as a parent. With deep experience in solving complex issues in "Big Data" and financial risk management industries, Ross bring his tenancity to ensure success for every customer. Prior to helping in the creation Curacubby, where he now leads the company’s operations, he was a Strategic Account Director at GoodData, and was also Director of Professional Services for Moody’s Analytics. Ross has a BS degree in engineering from U.C. Berkeley.

Ron Hirson

Ron Hirson

Ron is an entrepreneurial executive and investor with more than a decade of business and product management experience and 52 issued patents to his name. Ron currently serves as Chief Product Officer at DocuSign where he is responsible for product strategy, roadmap and development.

Prior to DocuSign, Ron was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Khosla Ventures and Mayfield Fund. Previously Ron was co-founder and President at BOKU, where his responsibilities included creating and managing the BOKU product/service, go-to-market plan, marketing, public relations, business development and corporate development.

Ellen Perelman

Ellen Perelman

Ellen Perelman is one of Silicon Valley’s top marketing executives. With over 20 years of experience leading data-driven marketing initiatives, she has helped large, public companies and venture-backed startups build teams and functions from the ground up, re-tool existing structures, and scale marketing and business performance in growth and mature categories.

Ellen held VP and GM roles at category-differentiating online consumer products/services companies including Yahoo, Quicken, E-Stamp, and Credit.com. She holds a BS degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Masters of Business Administrator from U.C. Berkeley.

Tom Schmitt

Tom Schmitt

Tom is a seasoned financial executive with more than 30 years of expertise in leading financial strategies and operations at technology companies. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer at VideoAmp.

Prior to joining VideoAmp, Tom was the CFO at FreeWheel.tv (Comcast) and Vice President of Finance for products and technology at Salesforce.com, where he oversaw an operating budget exceeding $1.2 Billion and led financial operations for the company’s R&D, Cloud Infrastructure, Product Management, internal IT, security and G&A organizations. Tom has also served as the Director of IT Finance at storage and data management solutions provider, NetApp.

Tom holds a BA in Economics from U.C., Berkeley, and an MBA in Finance from Golden Gate University.


Pierre-R. Wolff

Pierre-R. Wolff

Pierre is an experienced tech entrepreneur, executive, and C-level advisor to numerous FinTech startups and large financial institutions. He has over 20 years of experience as a business and corporate development executive defining disruptive positioning and business strategy for companies at all stages of growth.

Pierre has been on the management teams of several venture-funded companies, including Impulse! Buy Network (acquired by Inktomi), Revere Data (acquired by Factset) and Impermium (acquired by Google).

George Gong

George Gong

George is a seasoned entrepreneur with over two decades of success founding technology companies. He is the co-founder of Beyondsoft (Shenzhen Stock Exchange: 002649), a leading global IT services provider recognized by Forbes as one of the Top Tech IPOs of 2012, and the Chairman of Zino Ventures.

George was also a pioneer who developed Chinese-enabling software for MS-DOS many years prior to Microsoft’s official Chinese version.

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