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 an early education program for children with special needs, as well as a thought leader in business operations and processes (as featured in Forbes.com and Inc. Magazine), 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 brings his tenacity to ensure success for every customer. Prior to helping in the creation of 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.

Greg Garcia

VP of Sales

Greg Garcia

VP of Sales

Greg brings over 20 years of executive-level experience designing, scaling, and leading revenue functions for both emerging tech startups and Fortune 500 global brands. His track record of building high output sales engines with predictable, replicable results catalyzed the hyper-growth of dozens of startup successes including Thumbtack, Womply, Honor, and Pillpack. Most recently, Greg built and led the introduction and explosive growth of Merlin Jobs, a General Catalyst and FirstMark Capital-backed company focused on transforming SMB recruiting in the hourly jobs marketplace. Under Greg’s leadership, Merlin’s goal of enabling small business operators, the backbone of our economy, to focus on their business passion instead of back-office recruiting frustrations helped over 100,000 organizations in its first 2 years. Greg earned an MBA and BS in Organizational Communication from the University of Utah. He’s also an active member of Mensa and an advisor to expanding sales organizations in the rapidly growing Utah tech space. Greg lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Aaron Steele

VP of Engineering

Aaron Steele

VP of Engineering

Aaron is responsible for technical execution and people management within the engineering organization. Most recently he led machine learning infrastructure at Stripe. Previously, he led technical business development at Carto and was the CTO at the World Resources Institute. Aaron’s career started in academia as an individual contributor and engineering manager, working on biodiversity. Aaron holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley, lives in Northern California with his family, dabbles in endurance running, and enjoys reading self introductions written in the third person.

Gary Marino

Gary Marino

Highly respected for his long history of success in banking and fintech, Gary is well recognized for building high-performance management teams, collaborative cultures and bringing his tireless work ethic and creativity to business opportunities and challenges.  

Gary was most recently Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Chairman of the Operating Committee at PayPal, where he led business units in the 220 countries and delivered seven consecutive years of 20+ percent revenue growth, 30+ percent growth in customer acquisitions and margin expansion - making it one of a handful of publicly listed companies to deliver such notable results.  Gary joined PayPal in 2008 through its $1 Billion acqusitioin of Bill Me Later, an innovative alternative digital payment and credit service, which he founded and led. Previously, Gary held executive management roles in the financial services industry, including Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Credit Officer at Bank One Card Division (now JPMorgan Chase) and Chief Credit Officer at Citibank’s Global Credit Card Divisions.

A graduate of Syracuse University and Indiana State University, Gary is a board member of the Johns Hopkins Discovery Fund for Research in Rheumatology.


Mark Lavelle

Mark Lavelle

Mark has spent over 20 years building businesses at the intersection of the internet, commerce, and information technology. Mark's background includes successfully developing and executing global growth strategies, acquisitions and joint ventures, startup fundraising and investing. Mark was CEO of Magento, acquired by Adobe in 2018. Prior to taking the helm at Magento in 2015, he served as Senior Vice President of Product for eBay Enterprise, held a number of leadership positions within eBay Inc., including SVP of Strategy and Business Development for both eBay Inc. and PayPal. Mark co-founded Bill Me Later, acquired by eBay in 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Miami University.

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.


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.

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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