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.

Emily Maddox

Emily Maddox

Emily Maddox

Digital Marketing Manager

What makes working at CMN special?

One word: culture. Our team is incredibly bright and fun. If there isn't a good joke before noon, it's a slow day.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

Converting an idea into reality is not easy. Through teamwork and innovative thinking, we turn good ideas into great ones. Then, we bring those ideas to life.


Melissa Messer

Melissa Messer

Melissa Messer

Marketing Associate

What makes working at CMN special?

Working with insanely smart, talented people who are good at what they do yet also really fun to be around.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

Never doing the same thing for very long.


Dustin Williams

Dustin Williams

Dustin Williams

Call Center Manager

What makes working at CMN special?

CMN is a unique, inspirational, and rewarding place to work. CMN is a family who likes to have fun and get stuff done!

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

Starting something from nothing and watching it grow into something amazing is the most rewarding part of my job.


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.


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.


Amanda Green

Amanda Green

Amanda Green

Web Publishing & Content Analyst

What makes working at CMN special?

The people. There is a sense of collective vision and drive to do what CMN does best. The team is hardworking, brilliant, and we never forget to take time to laugh.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

I get to delve in to the structure of the content, and shape it to be attractive as well as reader-friendly. There's an exciting challenge about taking a great editorial piece and breathing life (and functionality) in to it before publishing it on the web.


Nicole Likarish

Nicole Likarish

Nicole Likarish

Content Manager

What makes working at CMN special?

Everyone who works at CMN is brilliant, funny and totally weird. Collaborating with this cast of characters is what I get up for every morning.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

Editors at CMN have a hand in every stage of content creation. Input is encouraged and we’re in a unique position to work closely with the marketing, design and dev teams. Patrick calls us the “gatekeepers of quality.” Most days, my job is just that exciting.


Ryan Gleason

Ryan Gleason

Ryan Gleason

Senior 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.


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.


Jonathan Edge

Jonathan Edge

Jonathan Edge

Help Desk Analyst

What makes working at CMN special?

The people at CMN make an amazing work environment, which is a joy to be apart of.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

Constantly learning new tools and applying them to solve issues that arise.


James Steinbach

James Steinbach

James Steinbach

Front End Developer

What makes working at CMN special?

The front-end team communicates really well, and that makes working at CMN awesome. Whether we're working through code bugs, working on a new feature, or just chatting about life, we enjoy the conversation and help each other learn - and we're doing all that while scattered across the country!

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

The most exciting part of my job is sharing the work with a full-stack group of smart people. I get to focus on the work I'm good at (and learn new things) because the whole team forms a great support net for one another


Justin Lam

Justin Lam

Justin Lam

What makes working at CMN special?

Working in an environment that promotes a productive and diverse set of talented teams who enjoy working together and playing together.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

Knowing there are endless things to learn and having the dedicated team around to help along the way. That, and being the (unofficially) official Connect 4 champ.


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.


Stephanie Oaks

Stephanie Oaks

Stephanie Oaks

Accountant

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.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

The most exciting thing about my job is getting to collaborate and problem solve with my team 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.


Nick Hertzman

Nick Hertzman

Nick Hertzman

Content Editor

What makes working at CMN special?

There is a tangible sense of community and drive. Everyone is dedicated to their individual work, as well as the larger team goal.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

I love that I learn about new topics everyday that I would otherwise know nothing about. It keeps me passionate about my work and makes every day fun and interesting.


Amy Tran

Amy Tran

Amy Tran

Associate Director of Content

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.


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.


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.


Ramzi Beshara

Ramzi Beshara

Ramzi Beshara

Designer

What makes working at CMN special?

The people I work with. I can always count on their friendship and expertise. To me, this combination makes a work environment untouchable.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

Knowing that everyday I come into work, I'm going to be presented with a new challenge, be able to collaborate with co-workers and ultimately launch a solution that I/we are proud of.


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.


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.


David Rubin

David Rubin

David Rubin

Marketing Manager

What makes working at CMN special?

We all know our roles and trust each other to move projects forward. It's satisfying to see the effects of individual input toward a shared goal.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

The opportunity to dive into a new type of project on any given day - there's never a dull moment. Where else do you get to constantly gain expertise in a new topic?


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.


Molly Rusk

Molly Rusk

Molly Rusk

Marketing Associate

What makes working at CMN special?

I am constantly surprised and impressed by the innovations the CMN team comes up with. It's an honor to work with this group of creative and talented people, challenging ourselves every day to improve processes and dominate our little corner of the web with amazing strategies and content.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

There is never-ending variety in my job — always a new skill to learn, a new subject to master, and a gazillion random, unexpected tasks to challenge myself with. I'm always learning and never bored!


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.


Erin Mettling

Erin Mettling

Erin Mettling

Content Editor

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.


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.


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.


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.


Jennifer Ng

Jennifer Ng

Jennifer Ng

Associate Director of Marketing

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.


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.


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.


Eric Gilbert

Eric Gilbert

Eric Gilbert

Account Manager

What makes working at CMN special?

The great thing about CMN is that everyone is excited to be working here. The whole company is one large team moving toward a common goal. We have a good attitude and positive work culture.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

Our company and industry is constantly changing, making every day at CMN interesting.


Erick Vargas

Erick Vargas

Erick Vargas

Data Strategy Analyst

What makes working at CMN special?

The environment in itself is unique, a sense of community where our skills and ideas are truly valued. It feels good knowing my contributions impact the growth and success of the company.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

Knowing I'm making a difference in our data strategy approach. I get to use cutting edge technology to build visualization dashboards, while learning new tools and techniques. I'm doing what I love, exploiting data to improve business intelligence.


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.


Sean Younus

Sean Younus

Sean Younus

Senior Enrollment Advisor

What makes working at CMN special?

To me, what makes CMN special is the amazing people that make up this company. Working here feels like you're apart of something bigger, like you're apart of the family.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

The most exciting thing about my job is working so closely with students and having such a profound impact on their futures.


Mitch Comardo

Mitch Comardo

Mitch Comardo

Full-Stack JavaScript Developer

What makes working at CMN special?

There is a great sense of team work and collaboration at CMN. It doesn't feel like we are working, it just feels like we are crushing it all the time.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

Technology is a very dynamic ecosystem that is constantly seeing new innovations. Being at the forefront of tech and being able to identify how to make things better and more efficient without bounds keeps it exciting and puts us all in a position to constantly push the boundaries.


Stephanie Snider

Stephanie Snider

Stephanie Snider

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Dave Robb

Dave Robb

Dave Robb

Front End Developer

What makes working at CMN special?

At CMN I never felt like I'm working for a company. Instead I always feel like I'm working with a group of friends with each other's best interests at heart.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

Our tasks and projects vary so greatly there is no set list of tools we're coupled to. If someone on the team thinks a task would be better solved using something different or emerging, we get to give it a shot and see if we can solve a problem in a more effective way. Our skillsets are never standing still.


Gino Zevallos

Gino Zevallos

Gino Zevallos

Creative Director

What makes working at CMN special?

The fact that I work with people that I truly consider my friends makes it feel special. A great blend of professionalism, collaboration and fun makes coming to work seem less like a “job”.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

Gathering a bunch of great minds together with different skills to meet one ultimate goal is very satisfying.


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.



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