Meet our team.

Neil Vogel Chief Executive Officer

Tim Quinn Chief Financial Officer & Head of Strategy

Alex Ellerson Chief Operating Officer

Nabil Ahmad Chief Technology Officer

Andrew Gorenstein President of Advertising & Partnerships

Tory Brangham SVP, Commerce

Dr. Jon Roberts President, Dotdash Finance

Meredith Worsham SVP, Communications

Rob Brathwaite SVP, Site Hosting & Operations

Adam McClean Chief Product Officer

Tre Jones SVP, Marketing

Colleen Gangl VP, People

Sara Badler SVP, Programmatic Revenue

Brandon Millard SVP, Growth & Content Strategy

Jeff Hartwig General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Leah Wyar VP and GM, Beauty & Style Group

Rob Parisi SVP and GM, Verywell Health

Rachel Berman VP and GM, Verywell Fit, Family, & Mind

Ricky Marson VP, Product

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Neil Vogel

Chief Executive Officer

Neil Vogel is the CEO of Dotdash, having assumed the role in April 2013.

Before joining Dotdash, Neil was the Founder and CEO of Recognition Media, a creator and producer of award shows and media properties for digital, creative, and advertising communities including the Webby Awards, Internet Week NY and Europe, the Netted.net daily email, and The Telly Awards.

Prior to Recognition Media, Neil was Chief Corporate Development Officer at Alloy Media + Marketing, a digital content and marketing services company focused on the teen and youth market. Neil serves as a venture partner at FirstMark Capital. Neil also serves on the board of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Neil received a B.S. in Finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Tim Quinn

Chief Financial Officer & Head of Strategy

Tim is the Chief Financial Officer of Dotdash and joined the company in January 2015. Prior to joining Dotdash, Tim was CFO of Axial, an online professional network that helps entrepreneurs and small businesses access capital.

Tim spent more than a decade with American Express where he was a Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations at Vente Privee USA, an e-commerce joint venture between American Express and Vente-Privee Europe. Tim spent the majority of his time at American Express as a Vice President in the Corporate Development Group where he sourced, executed and monitored equity investments and M&A transactions.

Tim started his career in middle market investment banking at Ladenburg Thalmann and prior to that in private equity at Wade Capital. Tim graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. degree in Commerce.

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Alex Ellerson

Chief Operating Officer

Alex Ellerson is the Chief Operating Officer of Dotdash. Before joining Dotdash, Alex served as the General Counsel & COO at Howcast. Prior to joining Howcast, Alex was the Head of Entertainment and Premium Content Partnerships for Google Video and YouTube, and earlier, a General Manager and Senior Director of Business Development at Yahoo! (working on both Yahoo’s Media and Entertainment and Search teams).

He was also the COO & General Counsel for CMJ, an Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, and a law clerk to The Honorable Amalya L. Kearse (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit).

Alex holds a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and a B.A. from Swarthmore College. He is also a member of the Planning Committee of the NY Chapter of The Copyright Society of the USA.

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Nabil Ahmad

Chief Technology Officer

Nabil Ahmad is the Chief Technology Officer for Dotdash. Before joining Dotdash in 2013, Nabil worked at Barnes & Noble serving as the head of technology for BarnesAndNoble.com. A career long engineer, Nabil’s experience includes consulting during the dotcom boom, working at healthcare services and media companies, and being the first employee and head of technology at Kwiry Inc., a venture-backed mobile startup.

Nabil received his B.A. in Molecular Cell Biology, with emphasis in Cell Developmental Biology, from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Andrew Gorenstein

President of Advertising & Partnerships

Andrew Gorenstein is President of Advertising & Partnerships for Dotdash and joined the company in December 2016. Before joining Dotdash, Andrew held executive roles as the President of Media & Advertising and Chief Revenue Officer for Gawker Media, where he led the revenue team and created an award-winning product suite to sell across their multiple vertical brands. Prior to Gawker Media, Andrew held sales leadership roles at Condé Nast and Forbes.

Andrew has worked aggressively to accelerate, and ultimately redefine and align the relationship between advertisers, brands and publishers. In 2013, Andrew was named one of AdAge’s 40 under 40.

Andrew received his B.A. degree in History from Boston University.

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Tory Brangham

SVP, Commerce

Tory Brangham is Senior Vice President of Commerce at Dotdash, having assumed the role in May 2017.

Previously, Tory worked as a Director of Merchandising at Quidsi/Amazon as well as Managing Director of iVillage/iVillage UK. Tory brings over two decades of experience in ecommerce and editorial content. During her tenure at Amazon, Tory oversaw a variety of businesses including children’s apparel, toys, and pets. The clothing/soft goods category, launched from scratch, grew to over $30MM in revenue in just two years.

Tory initially joined Dotdash as General Manager of The Spruce, overseeing the development and launch of the site, which is now one of the largest home and food sites on the Internet.

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Dr. Jon Roberts

President, Dotdash Finance

Dr. Jon Roberts oversees the finance media properties at Dotdash (Investopedia and The Balance). He has been with Dotdash since 2013 and previously held roles as Chief Innovation Officer and Head of Data Science, where he derived insights from more than 20 years of Internet data across thousands of topics. Prior to joining Dotdash, Jon spent 10 years as a theoretical physicist focused on making dark matter predictions for the hadron collider at CERN, and cosmic ray predictions for the AMS detector on the International Space Station. He also worked on the Pierre Auger telescope in Argentina.

Dr. Roberts received his Ph.D at the University of Southampton and his M.A. from the University of Oxford.

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Meredith Worsham

SVP, Communications

Meredith Worsham is Vice President of Communications for Dotdash. Meredith has been with the company for over ten years, working her way up from Account Coordinator to now Vice President, where she oversees media relations, communications strategy development, internal and external communications and special events for one of the fastest-growing digital media companies and its vertical brands.

Previously, Meredith held various public relations roles at MSL, a leading PR Agency in New York, and worked on healthcare accounts including Sanofi Aventis, Allergan and Phillips Healthcare.

Meredith holds a B.A. in Communications with a minor in History from Elon University in North Carolina.

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Rob Brathwaite

SVP, Site Hosting & Operations

Rob Brathwaite is Senior Vice President of Operations at Dotdash. He also oversees IAC Publishing global shared services team.

Starting at the company in 1996, he is the longest tenured team member. Robert has been instrumental to bringing about change at Dotdash over the past two decades.

Robert holds both a B.S.c and M.S.c in Information Systems and Management from New York University.

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Adam McClean

Chief Product Officer

Adam McClean is the Chief Product Officer at Dotdash and joined the company in 2014. Prior to joining the company, he was the Director of Product at Waybetter, Inc. Previously, he held roles at Barnes and Noble and Condé Nast Publications. Adam brings more than a decade of experience in start-ups, e-commerce, and premium publishing to Dotdash.

Adam received a B.A. in Communications from DePauw University.

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Tre Jones

SVP, Marketing

Tre Jones is the Senior Vice President of Marketing at Dotdash. He leads a team of engineers and marketers at Dotdash dedicated to growing our consumer audience through continuous improvement of our content and product.

Prior to Dotdash, Tre was VP of search marketing at Everyday Health. Tre holds a Masters of Business Administration from the NYU Stern School of Business and has a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Colleen Gangl

VP, People

Colleen Gangl is VP, People at Dotdash, joining the company in 2018.

Colleen brings over 15 years of experience in her field across multiple industries including retail, technology and digital media. At Dotdash she is responsible for all areas of the People function including talent acquisition, talent development, business partnering and people operations. She is dedicated to partnering with her colleagues to cultivate a working environment that allows team members to do their best work.

Colleen received her Masters in Human Resource Management from Rutgers University and has a BA in Art History from the University of Delaware.

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Sara Badler

SVP, Programmatic Revenue

Sara Badler is SVP Programmatic Revenue at Dotdash and joined the company in February 2018.

Before joining Dotdash, Sara was head of Programmatic Advertising at The New York Times, where she managed a programmatic team globally, focusing on revenue working with direct clients, partners and exchanges.

Sara started her career in Shanghai, China, where she worked in Ad Tech at JOININ Tech for more than three years specifically focused on programmatic TV. From there, she went on to manage programmatic at Forbes Media and Hearst Corporation. Sara’s focus has always been in Ad Tech both on the publishing side and technology side. She also worked at Turn where she led inventory partnerships across the east coast.

Sara holds a B.A. in American and Women’s Studies from Dickinson College.

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Brandon Millard

SVP, Growth & Content Strategy

Brandon Millard is the Senior Vice President of Growth & Content Strategy for Dotdash and joined the company in April 2015.

Brandon oversees a team of content strategists, growth analysts, editors, illustrators, and photographers dedicated to improving publishing processes and content quality.

Prior to Dotdash, Brandon was the Director of Search Strategy for Ayima, a digital marketing agency, where he led enterprise consulting relationships with large publishers and e-commerce platforms. Brandon has worked in digital marketing and growth for the past 15 years as a startup founder, an in-house leader, and a consultant.

Brandon received a B.S. in Business from Wake Forest University.

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Jeff Hartwig

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Jeff Hartwig is the General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for Dotdash.

Before joining Dotdash, Jeff spent six years at Dow Jones & Company, Inc. where he served as counsel to the digital and print production groups of The Wall Street Journal and its affliated publications. Prior to joining Dow Jones, Jeff was an associate attorney at the international law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, providing legal counsel to emerging businesses on their financing, intellectual property and general corporate matters.

Jeff holds a JD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a B.A. degree in French from San Francisco State University.

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Leah Wyar

VP and GM, Beauty & Style Group

Leah Wyar has nearly 20 years of experience in media and is a veteran beauty expert with numerous appearances on television shows such as Today and Good Morning America. She was a judge on season two of Lifetime’s American Beauty Star. Before joining Dotdash this year, Leah was the chief beauty director of Hearst, where she oversaw the content for 12 brands including Cosmopolitan, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Women’s Health, bringing trends, news, and solutions to more than 20 million women every month. She also covered the beauty and wellness circuit for Fitness, Self, and Health. Leah graduated with a BA in Psychology from Susquehanna University, and lives in New York City.
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Rob Parisi

SVP and GM, Verywell Health

Rob has over 15 years of experience in digital media and has served in senior financial and operational positions with Dotdash and its predecessor companies since 2008. In 2019, Rob won the DTC Innovator Awards for Verywell’s Healthy Conversations Coach. Prior to joining Dotdash, he held positions at WebMD Health and Arthur Andersen LLP. In 2016, he led the team responsible for conceptualizing and launching Verywell, which has since won several awards including best redesign. Rob holds a master’s degree in business administration from Fordham University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Villanova University.
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Rachel Berman

VP and GM, Verywell Fit, Family, & Mind

Rachel has been with the company since 2011 and was part of the leadership team that conceptualized and launched the Verywell brand. She oversees the content and business strategies for Verywell Fit, Verywell Family, and Verywell Mind. Rachel is a registered dietitian and a go-to expert in the field of nutrition with several media appearances on the Today Show and many other outlets. Rachel is a published author of two books, “Boosting Your Metabolism for Dummies” and “Mediterranean Diet for Dummies.”  Rachel received her bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences from Cornell University and completed her dietetic internship at Northwell Health in New York.
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Ricky Marson

VP, Product

Ricky Marson is Vice President of Product at Dotdash. Before joining the company in 2015, Ricky ran digital operations at Condé Nast Traveler and led product strategy for Rodale’s in-house content marketing agency. An award-winning digital leader, Ricky brings 15 years of experience in product, editorial and UXD to the table. Ricky holds a B.A. in English & Theater Studies from Emory University.