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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Ellie Dinh

Ellie Dinh

Ellie Dinh

Designer

What makes working at CMN special?

I get to work with and learn from a multidisciplinary team of people.

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

The opportunity to design products that get seen and used by hundreds of new people each day.


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.


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.


Nicole Likarish

Nicole Likarish

Nicole Likarish

Assistant 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Tina Cai

Tina Cai

Tina Cai

Business Strategy Analyst

What makes working at CMN special?

It's great to work with people who are so good at what they do. We also have a very casual and flexible work environment, which is always a plus!

What's the most exciting thing about your job?

It's a lot of fun to dig into data and find ways to improve the performance of the company. I also feel like I'm learning something new everyday.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


David Rubin

David Rubin

David Rubin

Marketing Strategist

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?


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.



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