We owe our success to the hard work of our energetic and dedicated team. Get to know the people in the CMN crew and what we each bring to the company. Feel free to give us a shout.

Antonin Januska

Antonin Januska

Antonin Januska

Applications Developer

What makes working at CMN special?

CMN is a company with startup culture but reach of a corporation. It's amazing to see the decisions of individuals propagating through the company and having an effect on the bottom line. It makes me and other employees feel inclusive to the effort of the company to grow.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

The most exciting part of working at CMN is camaraderie amongst my co-workers. When I come to work in the morning, I'm not among strangers but people I can joke around with, and feel comfortable with.


Erin Mettling

Erin Mettling

Erin Mettling

What makes working at CMN special?

Everything truly is a team effort. We need each person in order to succeed, and it's obvious in the work we do.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

My job fulfills my nerdy need to learn something new every day.


Stephanie Snider

Stephanie Snider

Stephanie Snider

Product Marketing Manager

What makes working at CMN special?

Our view of downtown and the water! That, and the people. I really do enjoy working with this group of smart, talented, and funny people. Did I mention the view?

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

We work in a dynamic industry that often requires pivoting to a new strategy at the drop of a hat. It keeps things interesting.


Rafael Jose

Rafael Jose

Rafael Jose

COO

What makes working at CMN special?

This team amazes me with all that we accomplish, day in and day out. We get things done, we do it better than anyone else, and we have fun throughout it all.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

Solving problems with some of the most creative, innovative and brightest talent I've ever worked with.


Daniel Graves

Daniel Graves

Daniel Graves

Systems Administrator

What makes working at CMN special?

The communication between departments and upper-management operates on a frequency that i've never seen nor had the pleasure of enjoying before. I enjoy that everyone is approachable and extremely easy to talk to. When there's an issue that involves multiple departments, instead of pointing fingers or kicking the can down the road, the team comes together and actually collaborates much like a family.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

Throughout my work day, I find the ever-evolving challenges and changes to IT and what it means to me and my department to be quite exciting. New technologies, new methods, new work flows, all of these things bring excitement and inspiration to my career at CMN.


Morris Laniado

Morris Laniado

Morris Laniado

North America Senior Sales Manager

What makes working at CMN special?

Without a doubt, the people. It’s a pleasure to be surrounded by people who are so passionate about their work, which in my opinion, is what makes us a successful company.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

The most exciting part of my job is setting goals as a team and seeing the results of our efforts.


Travis King

Travis King

Travis King

Partner Program Manager

What makes working at CMN special?

Working at CMN is special because there is a unique mix of relaxation and dedication. While we enjoy a t-shirt-wearing, joke-around atmosphere, our team consists of talented, hard-working people who produce outstanding results and know how to have a good time. It sounds cliche, but we truly are a cohesive unit. People with various roles across the company continually work together and help each other out.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

While my role with compliance tends to make me the guy that is continually making changes to our sites, doling out work to our developers, and requesting our partners to make changes as well, all while trying to keep the clients at bay, my role as partner manager allows me to work with people from all sorts of backgrounds who have come to work with CMN. It's rewarding to work through a problem with a partner or find some possible adjustments that can be made, and then get to see the positive results of our work. I enjoy knowing that I played a part, even when it's just a small part, in helping a partner improve their site and their business.


Emily Maddox

Emily Maddox

Emily Maddox

Strategic Marketing Manager

What makes working at CMN special?

In this dynamic industry, it is important to have a group of people who are passionate about what they do. At CMN, we have just that. I'm grateful to be a part of a team that is smart and innovative. My coworkers are my friends, and with our accessible upper management, we are able to cross collaborate in ways that contribute to our future and success.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

Through testing and analysis, I am able to work with other teams to maintain and improve our portfolio. It is exciting to work together and come up with new ideas and processes that contribute to our success. Seeing positive trends and improvements roll out as a direct result of teamwork and innovative thinking is both rewarding and exciting.


Melissa Venable

Melissa Venable

Melissa Venable

Education Writer

What makes working at CMN special?

I work with people who care about what they do. It's a positive and supportive atmosphere, fostered by a productive team that encourages all members to make the most of their talents.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

Connecting with other educators and students online! The conversations happening on the sites and through social media introduce me to people across the globe, and keep me current on the trends and issues in higher education.


Michelle Tozzi

Michelle Tozzi

Michelle Tozzi

VP Client Services

What makes working at CMN special?

Having been with this company for over 3 years and having seen so many changes each year, the work environment and motto have remained the same which is important for the type of team-oriented, reward-based environment we've created - work hard, play hard. Everyone's opinion, input and creativity is encouraged and respected, and you will be rewarded for your hard work and effort.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

Relationship building with colleagues and clients; pride and ownership in the work that we do; traveling to meet with clients, as well as the many networking opportunities during trade shows we attend throughout the year.


Anna Ma

Anna Ma

Anna Ma

Software Developer

What makes working at CMN special?

My team.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

Working with and using new technologies.


Christina Valdez

Christina Valdez

Christina Valdez

Accountant & HR Coordinator

What makes working at CMN special?

CMN is special company because we have a very unique and interesting business idea that only a handful of companies know how to run. For being a small organization, we have had very smart individuals that have contributed to the success of this company. The employees that have worked for CMN in the past and the employees that are currently here now are bright and creative. CMN is an exciting company where things move quickly and people work hard but still know how to have a good time. Overall, the aspect that makes CMN special are its employees.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

Collaborating with my team members to achieve a common goal.


Eric Clemmons

Eric Clemmons

Eric Clemmons

Vice President of Software Development

What makes working at CMN special?

My coworkers are my friends & peers, and we care about each other's individual happiness and well-being.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

I open-source most of the projects I work on. I get to choose tools & tech, usually cutting-edge, as needed, unhindered.


Collin Frazer

Collin Frazer

Collin Frazer

Service Delivery

What makes working at CMN special?

The Views at the Seattle office. ;)

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

The most exciting part of my job is knowing I am taking care of my family when I work hard at what I do.


TJ Quinn

TJ Quinn

TJ Quinn

Senior Account Manager

What makes working at CMN special?

What makes CMN special is that it gives me the opportunity to work with a number of intelligent individuals in a fun start up company environment.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

The most exciting thing about my job is that I get to travel and meet new people which has developed into some great working relationships that I can carry with me throughout my career.


Keith Cushner

Keith Cushner

Keith Cushner

Director of Marketing

What makes working at CMN special?

CMN's dynamic work environment, my sharp and witty coworkers, and the ever-challenging industries in which CMN operates makes for a terrific place to work.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

The most exciting thing about my job is the strategy behind the marketing and product development that we specialize in at CMN. It's all about new angles, unidentified audiences and building innovative products that can truly impact the marketplace.


Amy Tran

Amy Tran

Amy Tran

Senior Content Manager

What makes working at CMN special?

One of the things I enjoy the most about working at CMN is getting to interact with different departments. There is a real collaborative nature in the workplace, so everyone understands where they fit into each project, and where others fit in as well. For me, at least, this gives what I do a sense of purpose. In other words, team work is a real thing here at CMN, which is refreshing.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

I work with site optimization and maintenance on the content side. This means I get to directly interact with the articles and tools that we provide our users, and generally improve their browsing experience as well as our own site performance. This is incredibly challenging and rewarding, as I have the opportunity to influence how we can better present our visitors with the information they need to make the best consumer decisions.


John Cascio

John Cascio

John Cascio

Controller

What makes working at CMN special?

What makes CMN special are the creative and unique individuals I get to work with every day. It is refreshing to work with so many individuals with vast skillsets and ways of thinking. CMN fosters an environment that promotes a positive atmosphere which drives towards a positive and effective team.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

What makes CMN exciting to me is that we are continuously growing and looking for new opportunities in which to succeed. With this comes continued research and learning. The ability to take on new responsibilities and obtain new skillsets is both exciting and rewarding.


Evan Kaufman

Evan Kaufman

Evan Kaufman

Lead Applications Architect

What makes working at CMN special?

The people that I work with on a daily basis, by and large, feel more like friends than coworkers.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

I get to tinker and build cool things with the latest technology, and the tools I build have a direct and demonstrable impact on the company.


Kristen Allcorn

Kristen Allcorn

Kristen Allcorn

Director of Business Intelligence

What makes working at CMN special?

Managers that want to listen and collaborate with your ideas. Family friendly environment. Working with bright people.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

New challenges come up daily. Solving complex problems.


David Franklin

David Franklin

David Franklin

Executive Vice President

What makes working at CMN special?

CMN is a dynamic and energetic company where GSD "Get Stuff Done" is at our core.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

The best part of my job comes from watching a variety of projects go from concept to implementation driving results and enhancing our customer relationships. There is never a dull moment.


Jennifer Ng

Jennifer Ng

Jennifer Ng

Product Marketing Manager

What makes working at CMN special?

It's great working with a group of people who are consistently trying to improve and refine what we do. It's definitely inspiring to see co-workers challenging themselves day in and day out.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

I love getting caught up in a project, learning everything I can about the subject, and then delivering a complete product in a day's time. It can be demanding, but it's worth it.


Avishan Hodjat

Avishan Hodjat

Avishan Hodjat

Senior VP of Sales & Client Services

What makes working at CMN special?

The People! An amazing, smart, talented, and motivated group of individuals, all with excellent work ethics, witty sense of humor, and passion to be the best.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

Making all our clients happy, helping my co-workers, and feeling good (every day) about the product we have.


Eric Rasch

Eric Rasch

Eric Rasch

Lead Front End Developer

What makes working at CMN special?

I've thoroughly enjoyed my time at CMN. I've never had a job that continued to challenge me every single day and provide such a catered, comfortable environment to work in. I feel valued as I'm given the opportunity to expand my skills and knowledge on a daily basis.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

I get to work with the best tools and best people doing what I love every day.


Ashley Merusi

Ashley Merusi

Ashley Merusi

Director of Content

What makes working at CMN special?

At CMN, you never stop learning. Whether trying out a new tactic or learning about a different side of the business, I am constantly challenged by new ideas and opportunities. There's a lot of freedom to try new things and grow professionally.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

As Director of Content, I enjoy wearing many different hats and staying on top of a fast-changing industry. I am excited by making websites better for both the business and users.


Jimmy Wilson

Jimmy Wilson

Jimmy Wilson

Front End Developer

What makes working at CMN special?

I work with some amazing people who I learn something new from almost every day.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

We're constantly pushing the abilities of the web, testing (and sometimes breaking) new techniques as well as developing some of our own.


Stephen Amante

Stephen Amante

Stephen Amante

CFO

What makes working at CMN special?

The people are talented, committed and fun to be around. We’re doing exciting things, particularly in the EDU space, that will allow the company to continue to grow in the coming years.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

Working with all our teams to conquer any challenge that comes our way and helping out on projects throughout the company. And getting to do that with great people.


Stephanie Oaks

Stephanie Oaks

Stephanie Oaks

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

What makes working at CMN special?

The people, the environment, the dedication and the love of being involved in making a difference within the company, are what make working at CMN special. I love my CMN children! :)

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

The most exciting thing about my job is getting to work on many different projects. Being able to learn new things and learn how the different aspects of the company intertwine is always fascinating to me. And of course, being the "office mom" has been a great part of my job as well!


James Lane

James Lane

James Lane

Front End Developer

What makes working at CMN special?

Between the people and bleeding edge technology we use, it makes this company special. I get to work with people who not only feel like close friends but are experts in their industry. We work with technologies that are setting standards, most of which we help develop.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

The ability to keep most of our technology open source, the fact that I get to do something I love everyday and work with people that feel like family.


Amie Davis

Amie Davis

Amie Davis

Marketing Analyst

What makes working at CMN special?

CMN has a great office atmosphere. The people are fun and they care about each other and the work that we're doing

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

It’s great knowing that I’m always going to be pushed to find new and creative ways to do my job. My strategy changes from day to day, and it’s fun finding new insights to put into action.


Sam Franada

Sam Franada

Sam Franada

Producer

What makes working at CMN special?

The inexhaustible need for constant problem-solving is a tremendous opportunity for personal growth; there's never a dull day at CMN.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

I get to collaborate with almost every personality type known to man; if that doesn't get your nerves going, nothing will.


Patrick Gavin

Patrick Gavin

Patrick Gavin

CEO

What makes working at CMN special?

CMN is special because of the people. Simply put, we are a rare mix of talented people that are fun to hang out with.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

We compete to create the best content, build the best websites, build the best technology all on a daily basis and that makes work fun.


Ky Phan

Ky Phan

Ky Phan

Software Engineer

What makes working at CMN special?

I get to work with the most passionate and intelligent people I've ever met. No roadblocks along our path has and will dissuade us to believe in our goals.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

The projects I work on have a direct impact to the company's bottom line. There is much trust in believing that technology mixed with creativity can help the company succeed.


Jen Germann

Jen Germann

Jen Germann

Front End Developer

What makes working at CMN special?

Working with a great team of dedicated, talented and funny individuals.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

There's no waiting around to put something new into practice. I learn new techniques and strategies everyday, and I get to use them immediately. I'm growing as a developer while helping CMN grow as a company.


Jennifer Yee

Jennifer Yee

Jennifer Yee

Operations Manager

What makes working at CMN special?

Working at CMN means you get to work on conquering the internet with really awesome coworkers.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

CMN is exciting because everyday presents a new challenge, everyday is different.


Ryan Gleason

Ryan Gleason

Ryan Gleason

Content Manager

What makes working at CMN special?

CMN challenges every employee to find their own way to directly contribute to the company's success. That's quite the empowering opportunity

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

Every day I oversee the editing of resources that will end up helping thousands of ordinary people make informed decisions about their education, finances and safety.


Jill Reese

Jill Reese

Jill Reese

Project Manager

What makes working at CMN special?

CMN is a great company because of the focus on teams. There is never a day where you do not feel that you are directly contributing along with the team around you. Everyone has accountability and therefore the satisfaction of seeing projects through to completion.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

No job would be exciting without great people around you. The multiple teams of people that I interact with on a daily basis make me appreciate being a part of CMN and make me excited about every single day.


Will Stern

Will Stern

Will Stern

Applications Developer

What makes working at CMN special?

The team at CMN is immensely fun to work with. The culture is great, which makes working a joy, and the work to be done is fun and meaningful. Did I mention talent? The talent here is really great. Things are done top-notch and are still growing forward.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

I get to use the right tool for the job, instead of being forced to use a hammer when I really need a screwdriver. This makes the work fast-paced - not because it’s forced, but because there are none of the usual constraints that force it to be slow and painful. I also get to work with a great technology stack that keeps evolving as the web evolves.



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