BDG Press - Team List
BDG Curatable Exec List
Bryan Goldberg is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bustle Digital Group.
Prior to Bustle Digital Group, Bryan founded Bleacher Report, the nation's largest digital sports media company, which was acquired by Time Warner in 2012.
Bryan previously worked in Management Consulting and Finance and is a graduate of Middlebury College.
Kate Ward is the Editor-in-Chief, overseeing editorial operations and content.
Before joining Bustle Digital Group in 2013, Ward relaunched Hollywood.com and served as its Executive Editor. She began her career at Entertainment Weekly, where she worked for five years as an editor and writer.
Kate has been named a member of AdAge's 40 Under 40, Forbes's 30 Under 30, selected for Business Insider's Silicon Alley 100 list and included among Business Insider's Most Influential Women in NYC Tech. She regularly speaks and moderates panels at industry events including The Tribeca Film Festival's Daring Women Summit, Bloomberg International Woman's Day Summit, the Junior League Leadership Day, SXSW, Quantcast Supernova and Techweek.
Kate is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Jason Wagenheim is Chief Revenue Officer.
Jason oversees all partner strategy, marketing and advertising sales across platforms, as well as other high-impact bespoke programs for Bustle's partners.
Prior to joining Bustle Digital Group, Jason was Senior Vice President, Brand Partnerships & Head of Revenue for Fusion, a Univision Company. He has more than 20 years of experience with some of the industry’s most celebrated brands, including senior sales leadership positions at Condé Nast Traveler, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly and Teen Vogue. There, he notably transformed the back-to-school shopping experience with the debut of a multi-platform annual shopping holiday, Teen Vogue Back-to-School Saturday, which successfully inspired sales for more than 50 brands across 40,000 retail doors nationwide. Jason started his digital media and marketing career as Maxim.com’s first Advertising Director.
Jason received both his B.A. in Advertising and M.A. in Media Arts from the University of South Carolina and lives in New York City.
Deb Schwartz is the Chief Financial Officer.
Deb has experience both on Wall Street and in corporate environments; she was Vice President in investment research at Goldman Sachs covering the small and mid-cap e-commerce and online advertising stocks and she held various finance and operational roles at both Groupon and Google.
Deb has her MBA from Harvard University and a B.S./B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Tyler Love is Chief Technology Officer.
At Bustle Digital Group, Tyler leads the 20-person product team, protects their time and focus, and facilitates their ideas. Tyler oversees a technical stack that serves billions of page views a month to 80 million unique visitors; this was built on his experience helping to scale Tumblr from 500 million to 15 billion monthly page views as well as tackling similar problems in the early years of Bleacher Report.
Tyler has worked at Tumblr, Paperless Post, 8tracks, and Bleacher Report.
Kai Hsing is the Executive Vice President of Marketing and Operations.
Before joining Bustle Digital Group, Kai worked at Electus/IAC where he served as Senior Vice President of Media Operations and Strategy. Previously, he worked at Heavy, Digitas, and Telcordia Technologies.
Kai is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and holds an M.S. from Columbia University.
Kate Robinson is the Senior Vice President, Content Distribution & Partnerships.
At Bustle Digital Group, Kate leads content distribution and strategic partnerships across all of the group’s brands. Additionally, Kate's team is responsible for editorial video strategy and branded video development.
Previously, she was Vice President of Business Development at Viacom, charged with accelerating partnerships to evolve Viacom’s social, digital and mobile arenas, supported by its data-driven Ad Sales solutions.
Trisha Dearborn is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources.
Under Trisha’s guidance, Bustle Digital Group attracts and develops the best talent in the digital media industry. She leads the efforts for talent management and recruitment, while developing strategic HR plans and policies to support organizational effectiveness.
Prior to Bustle Digital Group, Dearborn was the Director of Human Resources at AOL. She previously worked at Time Warner Cable Media and Merrill Lynch.
She is a graduate of Loyola University in Maryland and holds an M.A. in Human Resources Development from New York University.
Lindsay Mannering is the Senior Vice President of Editorial Strategy.
At Bustle Digital Group, Lindsay oversees editorial content for the four brands, and leads a team of over 50 editors and 200 writers. Before joining Bustle in 2013, Lindsay worked at The Huffington Post and CafeMom.
In 2018, Lindsay was named one of Folio’s Top Women In Media. She holds a B.A. from Boston College and is a graduate of The Madeira School for girls.
Emily DeSear is the Vice President of Creative.
Emily leads a 40+ person creative team comprised of marketing, design, branded content and production. This team ideates and executes all custom partner programs across the portfolio in addition to all design and custom photography for the editorial brands.
Previously, Emily was the Creative and Content lead at The Foundry at Time Inc., where she was in charge of all branded content and design for the fashion and beauty verticals. She has over 20 years of experience in marketing, branded content and design from leading publications such as InStyle, Gourmet, GQ, Teen Vogue and TheKnot.com.
Emily studied design at Rhode Island School of Design and holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Meghan Muntean is the Vice President of Commerce & Revenue Development.
Meghan founded the Commerce team in 2016, and it has quickly grown to be one of the leading affiliate marketing teams in the industry. Meghan oversees the Commerce team's strategy, editorial content, and marketing across all of BDG’s publications.
Prior to joining Bustle, Meghan was the founder of the award-winning startup ChickRx, an online platform connecting women with doctors and health experts to make is easier for women to receive health advice. Meghan began her career on Wall Street, where she was an analyst at Lehman Brothers and an Assistant Vice President at Barclays Wealth.
Meghan graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with an A.B. degree in History.
Christina Constantine is the Senior Counsel of Legal Affairs.
Prior to joining Bustle Digital Group, Christina was Counsel in the Business & Legal Affairs Department at Viacom Media Networks, where she handled development and production, with a special focus on music and talent, for MTV, VH1, Logo and other Viacom properties.
She is a graduate of New York University and holds a J.D. from St. John's University School of Law.
Sascha Lewis is Vice President, Experiential at Bustle Digital Group and Co-founder and General Manager of Flavorpill Media.
Sascha oversees Flavorpill's experiential series including Quiet Mornings, an art and mindfulness monthly event at MoMA, Lunch Break, a one hour mid-day dance party and helped Bustle launch their first major tent-pole event, Rule Breakers. Sascha sits on the board of The Lineage Project, a nonprofit that uses yoga and meditation techniques to help break the cycle of poverty and disenfranchisement in urban youth and has been included in Silicon Alley's Top 100 list by Business Insider.
Chris Altchek is Executive Vice President, Corporate Development.
Before starting in this role, Chris co-founded Mic in 2011, which was later acquired by Bustle Digital Group in 2018. Altchek previously worked at Goldman Sachs and the White House. He was named to the 2017 Crain’s 40 Under 40 list, 2014 Forbes’s 30 Under 30 list and is a graduate of Harvard University.
Jacob Horowitz is the Editor-at-Large and Co-Founder of Mic.
Jacob is an on-air correspondent and the executive producer of Mic's Opinion video team, where he produces stories from the world's leading thinkers who weigh in on the provocative and pressing issues we face as a society, sparking conversations and movements across the country. In his tenure, Jacob has interviewed some of the world leading thinkers and leaders, including President Obama, Bill Gates, David Cameron, Shimon Peres, Queen Rania and more.
Prior to Mic, Jacob lived and worked on both sides of the Israel-Palestine conflict, worked for the Carnegie Endowment in Beirut, and helped Change.org inspire people to take action. Jacob was named was named to the 2014 Forbes’s 30 Under 30 list and was selected as a United Nations Youth Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals. Jacob is a graduate of Stanford University.