About Us

At ThriveHive our mission is to help small business owners realize their dreams by empowering them to grow their companies. We always put our customers first and we treat every business like it’s our own.

We believe in transparency and in a future where great service and hard work translate to business success. This will only happen through a data-driven marketing approach, which is why we invented Guided Marketing. We want to ensure that every marketing effort a small business does will get them the most bang for the buck.

We believe in “Creating more value than you capture” and this permeates every aspect of our Guided Marketing Solution. ThriveHive is reinventing what it means to be a small business owner. See how ThriveHive can help your business grow – click here to request a demo.

Our Team

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M, Co-Founder & CEO <br />
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M, Co-Founder & CEO
Max Faingezicht
Co-Founder & CEO

Max is a former small business owner who’s passionate about empowering others through data-driven marketing technology. He has worked for Amazon’s Kindle team as Product Manager Intern and at Intel Corp. doing research on artificial intelligence. He has also worked with many technology startups in product, marketing and strategy. When he’s not influencing technology, Max can be found riding his bicycle around Cambridge and Boston in search of the best espresso in the city. Max holds a BSEE from UCR, Costa Rica and an MBA from MIT Sloan.

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A, Co-Founder & COO <br />
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A, Co-Founder & COO
Adam Blake
Co-Founder & COO

Adam specializes in the development and implementation of marketing strategies for small businesses. He’s also an Entrepreneur In Residence at the MIT Entrepreneurship Center where he advises early stage startups on marketing, sales, financing and technology. Prior to ThriveHive Adam founded a consumer electronics business, Pear Cable and before that served as the Director of Fuel Cell Technology Development at CellTech Power. In his free time, Adam enjoys sailing with his wife and three children. He holds three patents, received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

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B, Co-Founder & Principal Architect <br />
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B, Co-Founder & Principal Architect
Bryan Pedlar
Co-Founder & Principal Architect

Bryan is passionate about data and obsessed about data consistency. He’s a full-stack developer with a knack for open source and game development. Bryan previously built the Lytiks web analytics engine after spending some time working for Microsoft in Seattle. When he’s not changing the world with data, Bryan can be found building IKEA furniture and spending time with his wife.

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N, Co-Founder & Product Manager <br />
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N, Co-Founder & Product Manager
Nic Mendoza
Co-Founder & Product Manager

Nic is a graduate from Northeastern University with a background in marketing and product development. Nic spends his time envisoning, designing, and building new product features for ThriveHive. In addition to driving forward the ThriveHive platform, Nic is also an avid cyclist, photographer, open-source contributor, and armchair futurist.

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S, VP of Sales <br />
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S, VP of Sales
Scott Noll
VP of Sales

Scott comes from a family of entrepreneurs.   He is proud of operating a lawn care business during his youth to help pay his college tuition.  Most recently, Scott was the COO of Sage Data Security where he led the company to double digit revenue growth and a successful recapitalization in 2015.   Prior to Sage, he co-founded Knob Hill Partners, an investment firm focused on acquiring and growing privately held businesses.  His sales experience includes time as a Sales Director at Thomson Reuters and District Sales Manager at NetScout Systems.  Scott holds a B.S. in Entrepreneurial Studies and Marketing and an MBA from F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. In his free time, Scott likes to be on his bicycle, spend time with his wife and children and yearns for the day when one of his beloved Buffalo sports teams wins a title.

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C, Senior Marketing Coach <br />
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C, Senior Marketing Coach
Chris Wight
Senior Marketing Coach

Chris has been working in Online Marketing for 10 years, with a focus on Search Engine Marketing. He has worked for some of the top Interactive agencies in the country and managed campaigns for businesses ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups. Chris has been a small business owner himself, and now is helping other small business owners get the most out of their digital marketing. When he’s not helping small businesses grow, Chris enjoys brewing beer at home for his family, friends, and co-workers.

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E, Customer Success Manager <br />
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E, Customer Success Manager
Erik Haan
Customer Success Manager

Erik’s background is in small business coaching, marketing, customer service, and sales. He has worked at the Boston-based startups Constant Contact and Wayfair, always staying close to the customers. Erik literally lives for small business marketing, as his parents, in-laws, and siblings are all small business owners. If you have a question about ThriveHive, Erik will find you an answer! He’s also a sports enthusiast and a gifted athlete. Basketball, soccer, football–game on!

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J, Sales Team Lead <br />
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J, Sales Team Lead
Jason Dolan
Sales Team Lead

Jason loves to help small business owners and show them ways to improve their marketing. He has experience in direct sales and business development in finance, credit and loyalty cards. Outside of the office, Jason can be found fishing on a lake in his home state of New Hampshire with family and friends. He holds a BA in Marketing and Management from Fairfield University.

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N, Senior Back-End Developer <br />
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N, Senior Back-End Developer
Nick Bagley
Senior Back-End Developer

Nick is a graduate of Northeastern University. He has worked with other companies such as Motorola, but has shifted his eyes to the smaller business scene while working at ThriveHive. He is passionate about making things more usable, organized and easy to understand. Most of Nick’s free time is spent getting lost in the stories of alternate universes and doing karaoke at local establishments.

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M, Front-End Developer <br />
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M, Front-End Developer
Mike Talley
Front-End Developer

Mike comes to us from a background in banking and finance. He has a fervor for learning new technologies and creating convenient, user-friendly tools to augment the capabilities of our site. When he’s not making ThriveHive’s platform better for our customers, Mike can be found hiking and rooting for the Boston Bruins. Mike holds a BS in Finance from Bentley University and is a graduate of General Assembly’s Web Development Immersive program.

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E, Content Marketing Manager <br />
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E, Content Marketing Manager
Emily Weisberg
Content Marketing Manager

Emily has a passion for helping small businesses grow through actionable marketing content. She believes that success is defined by integrity and growth, both in marketing and life, and that almost anything is possible with determination and a sense of humor. Emily started her career as an attorney where her position as legal counsel for a consulting company led her to small business marketing. When she’s not writing marketing content, Emily can be found practicing yoga and traveling. Emily holds a BA from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a JD from Suffolk University Law School.

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L, Marketing Specialist <br />
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L, Marketing Specialist
Lauren Quilty
Marketing Specialist

Having grown up in small towns, supporting local businesses is important to Lauren. As a Marketing Specialist, Lauren delights in connecting with small business owners to learn more about what they offer and provide advice on how they can grow their businesses. Lauren’s passion for marketing developed during her time working in sales and customer service for family-owned companies. When she is not talking with customers, Lauren can be found riding her bike, drinking coffee, or planning her next trip to Italy. Lauren is a graduate of Pitzer College in Claremont, California.

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T, Marketing Specialist <br />
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T, Marketing Specialist
Trevor Ballantyne
Marketing Specialist

Trevor’s passion for small business is rooted in his belief that small companies can accomplish big things. Prior to ThriveHive, Trevor worked as an editor for AllAfrica.com in Washington, D.C. where he developed his expertise in digital strategy. His love for the outdoors led him to Aspen, Colorado where he spent two years working at a local resort and enjoying the mountain lifestyle. Trevor is proud of his Canadian heritage and a graduate of Elon University in North Carolina. When he is not helping small business owners discover the power of the ThriveHive platform, Trevor can be found playing hockey and golf and rediscovering his hometown city of Boston.

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V, Senior Website Success Specialist <br />
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V, Senior Website Success Specialist
Victoria Elliott
Senior Website Success Specialist

Victoria is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where her studies focused on marketing and graphic design. Outside of the classroom, Victoria represented the RPI Engineers on the school’s field hockey team. Though not an engineer herself, Victoria went on to work for an acrylics manufacturer after college, where she discovered her passion for helping small businesses. Victoria brings that passion to ThiveHive, where she combines her marketing, branding, and design background to design beautiful websites for clients! In her free time, Victoria continues to play field hockey and is a proud dog-mom to her Shepherd/Border Collie rescue pup!

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T, Website Success Specialist <br />
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T, Website Success Specialist
Taylor Owens
Website Success Specialist

Taylor is a graduate of Northeast Metro Tech where she studied Design and Visual Communications. Taylor found her passion for helping small businesses through her previous experience creating custom graphics and marketing materials at a printing company and designing websites for funeral homes. Taylor describes her design style as clean and sleek, and creates websites with plenty of personality for ThriveHive’s clients. In her free time, Taylor enjoys reading and writing science fiction and creating digital illustrations.

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M, Marketing Coach <br />
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M, Marketing Coach
Mike Flynn
Marketing Coach

Mike is a graduate of Providence College, where he studied marketing and the development of the western civilization. Prior to joining the ThriveHive, Mike owned and ran his own sports marketing company and also worked as a marketing strategist at an advertising agency where he serviced community banks, credit unions and other small business clients. A self-described fitness fanatic, when not playing or teaching tennis you can find Mike busting out burpees at a boutique fitness studio or running hill sprints all over Boston.

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B, Marketing Coach <br />
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B, Marketing Coach
Brian Leosz
Marketing Coach

Brian is a former small business owner with a passion for helping other business owners succeed. As a Marketing Coach, Brian leverages his marketing experience in the medical device, publishing and entertainment industries to help small business owners grow their own businesses. A Massachusetts native, Brian holds a business degree from the University of Massachusetts and recently moved back to Boston from Colorado. When he’s not coaching small business owners, you can find Brian exploring the quiet parts of Boston, hiking in the Southwest, practicing origami, or baking his soon-to-be world famous croissants.

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D, Technical Support and Website Design <br />
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D, Technical Support and Website Design
Daniel Kelly
Technical Support and Website Design

Daniel has been working with small businesses nearly his entire life. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, he joined Boston Technologies. There he helped grow the company from 7 to 85 employees in just 5 years, earning Boston Technologies a spot on the INC 500 fastest-growing companies list for two consecutive years. Daniel joined Thrivehive in 2014, and uses his experience and expertise to help customers with technical support and website design.

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S, Customer Success Specialist <br />
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S, Customer Success Specialist
Stephen Saldarriaga
Customer Success Specialist

Stephen brings to ThriveHive a long history of helping clients and customers succeed. Before joining the Customer Success Team at ThriveHive, Stephen provided client email support and customer service as a Compliance Specialist at Constant Contact. Stephen’s diverse experience also includes working for a medical device company, an aerospace learning center, and the City of Cambridge. A big supporter of the American Dream, Stephen is inspired everyday by small business owners. When he’s not helping small business owners succeed, you can find Stephen rooting for the Colombian National fútbol team.

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D, Customer Success Specialist <br />
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D, Customer Success Specialist
Daniel Cestone
Customer Success Specialist

Dan comes to ThriveHive from Loyola University Maryland where he earned his Bachelor in Business Administration in Marketing. While in college, Dan was the Director of Marketing for a student-run television studio where he produced commercials, shows, and spearheaded the studio’s marketing and promotional campaigns. Having worked for small businesses growing up, Dan has a special understanding of the daily challenges that business owners face. Dan is an Eagle Scout, a merit that he uses daily to help small business owners as part of ThriveHive’s Customer Success Team. When he’s not at the office, you can find Dan watching sports and exploring the city of Boston.

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