New Hires and Promotions Oct - Dec 2018

Q4 2018 was full of growth at iSeatz. Four current employees earned promotions and eight new employees joined the team.

To see a current list of open positions at iSeatz, please visit our careers page.


Corey Seifert joined iSeatz over six years and during that time she has consistently been a strong member of the development team in terms of product and code base knowledge. She's proven to be a technical lead in nearly every major release over the last couple of years. Corey is being promoted to Senior Software Engineer.

Lance Lacoste has been with the organization for over a year and very quickly became an integral part of the CloudOps team. He consistently demonstrates polished skills in his ability to organize, mentor and lead a team while still handling many other complex tasks. The CloudOps team is happy to announce that Lance is being promoted to a Team Lead.

Marcie Coate first joined iSeatz over eight years ago as has been part of the PMO team for the last six years. She demonstrates an unwavering commitment and dedication to all projects she manage, working collaboratively with team members and fostering great working relationships with our partners. The PMO team is happy to announce that Marcie is being promoted to a Senior Project Manager.

Carolina Loyacano has stepped up as a leader on the Business Analyst team since joining iSeatz over two years ago. Of note is her ability and willingness to provide coaching and mentoring for new team members, help the team embrace the Agile process and maintain a professional positive attitude while making it all look effortless. The Business Analyst team is happy to announce that Carolina is being promoted to a Senior Business Analyst.


Athena Turek-Hankins - Associate Software Engineer
Athena joins us from Operation Spark, a local Software Development bootcamp.  Before joining Operation Sparks, Athena taught English in Belgium and Luxembourg and also taught locally at Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans!

Arielle Laurent - Associate Project Analyst
Arielle joins the PMO department as an Associate Project Analyst. She recently received her degree in Management and Marketing from Tulane University where she was a Tulane Legislative Scholarship Scholar and maintained Dean List honors for several semesters.

Smita Menon - People and Culture Coordinator
Smita brings several years of experience as Human Resources Business Partner and Generalist for large companies in the Mid Atlantic region. She and her family have just recently relocated to New Orleans.

Sam Seghers - Senior Software Engineer
Sam joins iSeatz coming most recently from GE Digital, and Certica Solutions before that.  Sam's specialty is Front End Development and he will be helping lead the charge on Front End framework.

Mark Tullos - Product Manager
Mark joins the iSeatz team with over 10 years of product management experience complemented with roles in development and project management.  He has worked for e-commerce startups as well as larger financial institutions like Experian and Citibank.

Will Nuckles - Software Engineer Team Lead
Will comes from GE Digital where he worked on several projects including a mobile application for Gas Turbine Service crews.

Kumar Rohit Malhotra - Business Intelligence Analyst
Rohit recently graduated with a MS Computer Science from University of Florida, Gainesville and moved to New Orleans over Thanksgiving.

Matthew Patterson - Contract Compliance Manager
Matt comes to us from Hammerman & Gainer, where he was known as "MacGyver" because of his ability to switch from one task to another, including program management, business development, operations, subcontracts, and a few other ancillary duties.  

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