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Our Team

We believe that diverse people and ideas lead to better business. We also believe in lively debates, “yes, and,” self-starter attitudes, celebrating wins (and failures), taking PTO, and so much more. Say hello to Team Topstep!

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Michael Patak

I showed my cow at the county fair for 4H and won 3rd place at the county fair demolition derby.

Michael Patak

  • CEO
  • Executive
  • Founder
Eddie Horn

I was on Second City's Main Stage and performed many years of Improv and standup comedy. I also make custom make muppets.

Eddie Horn

  • Program Specialist
  • Operations
  • Joined 2010
John Hoagland

I once traveled the American West on a motorcycle for 3 months, racking up over 18,000 miles.

John Hoagland

  • Performance Coach
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2011
Conor Meegan

I've been to Disney World over 35 times.

Conor Meegan

  • Head of Partnerships
  • Partnerships
  • Joined 2012
Mick Ieronimo

I learned how to swim before I could walk.

Michael Ieronimo

  • Risk Manager
  • Operations
  • Joined 2015
Melissa Aguilar

I love to bake, especially around the holidays, my kitchen is full of all kinds of goodies.

Melissa Aguilar

  • Level II Trader Support Specialist
  • Operations
  • Joined 2015
Nick Awrey

I could eat pizza for every meal for the rest of my life and not get sick of it.

Nick Awrey

  • Trader Support Manager
  • Operations
  • Joined 2016
Anne ODonnell

My great grandfather is a documented gangster.

Anne O'Donnell

  • Director of Human Resources
  • People
  • Joined 2016
Kevin Rogers

Won an Emmy in 2009.

Kevin Rogers

  • Manager, Operations Integration
  • Operations
  • Joined 2016
Dan Hodgman

I moved 14 times in a 4.5 year span.

Daniel Hodgman

  • Manager of Compliance
  • Operations
  • Joined 2017
Matt Belt

I love horror genre and creepy stuff, including but not limited to Halloween, scary movies, and true crime.

Matt Belt

  • Manager of Funding
  • Operations
  • Joined 2018
James Gross

In my late 20's, I took a year sabbatical with my wife backpacking the west coast of South America and Southeast Asia.

James Gross

  • Director of Operations
  • Operations
  • Joined 2018
Ryan Conroy

I have skydived 3 times.

Ryan Conroy

  • Associate Product Manager
  • Operations
  • Joined 2019
Jack Pelzer

Wrote a musical based on the life of the 90s film icon Brendan Fraser.

Jack Pelzer

  • Sr. Content Strategy Manager
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2019
Nick Dolby

First employee to be funded by Topstep!

Nick Dolby

  • Social and Community Coordinator
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2019
Nina Mamedov

I can do many things, but eating a banana is not one of them.

Nina Mamedov

  • Senior Trader Support Specialist
  • Operations
  • Joined 2019
John Doherty

I've never gotten a parking ticket.

John Doherty

  • Content Marketing Strategist
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2019
Danielle Oliver

I keep all of my shoes in their original boxes.

Danielle Oliver

  • Head of Marketing
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2020
Tim Mitchell

I've attended a World Series game (Game 1 of the 2018 WS at Fenway Park).

Tim Mitchell

  • Funded Trader Support Specialist
  • Operations
  • Joined 2020
Patrick Komorowski

I used to have a few sponsorships for Snowboarding.

Patrick Komorowski

  • Funding Specialist
  • Operations
  • Joined 2020
Aisha Johnson

Spent an academic year of undergrad in Bilbao, Spain. Best time of my life.

Aisha Johnson

  • Team Lead
  • Operations
  • Joined 2020
Devin Wordlaw

I am a 3 time marathon finisher.

Devin Wordlaw

  • Trader Support Specialist
  • Operations
  • Joined 2021
Nick Salzwedel

I have climbed to the top of Mount Elbert, the second highest peak in the contiguous United States.

Nick Salzwedel

  • Web Developer
  • Technology
  • Joined 2021

I've named every car that I've owned. My current car's name is Kevina

Leslie Soberanis

  • Trader Support Specialist
  • Operations
  • Joined 2021

If I could have any superpower, it would be time-traveling.

Dasha Daniyalian

  • QA Manager
  • Technology
  • Joined 2021

While I was in college my dorm voted me as their "theme" so the RA put up pictures of me on everyone's door.

Holden Jones

  • Video Producer
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2021

In high school, I dyed my hair blue because I thought it would make me cooler

James Harden

  • Senior Trader Support Specialist
  • Operations
  • Joined 2021

I had Bell’s Brewery send me a surprise gift box of Oberon accessories because I held up an Oberon in a video that was tweeted at them.

Grace Dolot

  • Marketing Automation Specialist
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2021

I fenced competitively for four years in High School.

James Barksdale

  • Software Engineer
  • Technology
  • Joined 2021

My favorite quote is "make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood".

Zack Park

  • Trader Support Specialist
  • Operations
  • Joined 2022

I made over 50,000 Flying Saucers working at Carvel in High School

Bob Baron

  • Head of Engineering
  • Technology
  • Joined 2022

I've been to more countries (34) than I have states

Blake McNamara

  • Business Analyst
  • Product
  • Joined 2022

I've explored 29 states and spent 2 weeks backpacking around Ireland

Robert Cooney

  • Trader Support Specialist
  • Operations
  • Joined 2022

I was born and raised in Taiwan

Bonnie Chen

  • Senior Accountant
  • Finance
  • Joined 2022

I can Photoshop anything your brain can think of

Abby DeRango

  • Graphic Designer
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2022

I have eaten a live scorpion when I was in China

Noah Leach

  • Paid Media Specialist
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2022

My first ever job was cooking at Pizza Hut

Md Alam

  • QA Engineer
  • Technology
  • Joined 2022

I spent 15 days in Coimbatore India at a Orphanage helping kids displaced by a Tsunami

Sarah Zeleny

  • Chief of Staff
  • Joined 2022

I once hit 4 home-runs in a single little league game, then never hit another after that

Casey McIntosh

  • Lead Product Manager
  • Product
  • Joined 2022

I hold dual citizenship - EU & US!

Natalie Jasinski

  • Product Marketing Specialist
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2022

One of my high school teachers told me that I wasn't just a social butterfly, but a whole flock of them, because she couldn't sit me anywhere that would discourage me from talking to anyone around me...including next to her.

Vanessa Wright

  • Funding Specialist
  • Operations
  • Joined 2022

I've been to Dollywood more times than I can count.

Sarah Smith

  • Trader Support Specialist
  • Operations
  • Joined 2022
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