New Hires: October - December 2019

In the fourth quarter of 2019, iSeatz added eleven new employees to our roster. For a list of current openings, please visit iseatz.com/careers.

Welcome!

Steven Galli - Senior Business Analyst
Please join us in welcoming Steve to our NOLA office!!  Steve brings a wealth of BA and Agile/Scrum experience, and will be contributing as a Product Owner.

I’m most excited about getting to work with a team of driven people as we grow and change the company and industry. I’m also excited about being able to bring my dog to work!”

 

Sierra Lee - Business Analyst

Please join us in welcoming Sierra to our NOLA office!!  Sierra comes to us with BA experience and is eager to grow with iSeatz. She will be supporting our hotel partners. 

“What I look forward to most about working at iSeatz is expanding my skills as a Business Analyst.”

 

Emily Dufrene - Product Manager

Emily brings the combination of product, marketing and project management experience while working in the technology and advertising industries.

“I’m excited about being part of a bigger team and to be working with a product that has a lot of opportunities for growth.”

 

Caroline Kain - Office Culture Ambassador

Please join us in welcoming our new Office Culture Ambassador, Caroline Kain! Most recently, Caroline was the Operations Administrator at The Saint Hotel where she was responsible for onboarding, training and event planning. Prior to that, Caroline was the General Manager at Dat Dog (Freret Street) for three years where she handled all staffing, customer relations and events.

“I look forward to getting to know my coworkers and their dogs!”

 

Austin Doyle - Accountant

Please join us in welcoming our new accountant, Austin Doyle. Austin was born and raised in the area with a great finance background from Tulane University. The finance group is super excited to have Austin on board!

“I am looking forward to the Lunch and Learns that I heard about during the interview process. I’m definitely not an expert on programming or website building. So, I would love to learn more!”

 

Hai Le - Director of Software Development

Please join me in welcoming Hai Le as Director, Software Development. Hai comes to us from GE where he was most recently Director of Cloud Engineering. His team owned multiple services on the GE Industrial Internet platform Predix. Other stops on the career path include General Dynamics, eVenture, and Northrop Grumman. Hai is a native of New Orleans including attending Loyola University.

“I’m most looking forward to the people. From the small snippets I’ve been exposed to, it feels like there’s an awesome culture here.”

 

Matthew Daroca - Scrum Master

Matt comes to us from DXC Technology as a Certified Scrum Master where he led multiple scrum teams, worked with product owners to build sprint backlogs, applied Agile best practices and trained and mentored others in the scrum master role. We are excited to have Matt join iSeatz and the PMO team and look forward to  his impact as we continue to polish our Agile processes. 

 “What I am most looking forward to about joining iSeatz is the change in environment and culture.”

 

Keith Dale - Chief Technical Officer

Keith Dale joins us as our new Chief Technology Officer! Keith brings deep experience in travel technology and is excited to support our company's growth initiatives.

“I look forward to working with smart & driven people, solving complex problems, and delighting customers.”

 

Adam Holtman - Strategic Account Manager

Adam hails from Massachusetts, but is a NOLA resident for the past ten years, has family in the area, and attended LSU. He has worked for a number of firms with a presence in the area, including the local office of Smashing Boxes.

“I’m excited to help our clients continue to expand their brand experiences as well as learning from the great teammates I’ll be working with.”

 

Michael Donohue - Senior Business Analyst

Please join me in welcoming Michael to our NOLA office!!  Michael brings a wealth of BA, Product Management, and Agile / Scrum experience, and will be contributing as Product Owner. Michael is big into sports and is President of the North Shore Louisiana Lacrosse League.

“I look forward to the collaborative culture of iSeatz!”

 

Rithwik Poleneni - DevOps Engineer

Please join me in welcoming Rithwik Poleneni, our newest DevOps Engineer! Rithwik is originally from Hyderabad, India but has been living in our very own Lafayette for some time now. Rithwik will be focusing on our CI/CD platform along with containerization so you can imagine how excited we are to have him!

“I most look forward to the ability to learn new things, develop my skill set and be a part of a positive culture where my contributions will be appreciated.” 

 

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