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

Michael Patak

  • CVO
  • Executive
  • Founder

I backpacked Australia & New Zealand for two months, where I went scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef!

Melissa Footlick

  • COO
  • Executive
  • Joined 2010

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
  • Trader Support
  • Joined 2010

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
Erin Clark's Baby

I moved to Ireland to live and work for 6 months after college.

Erin Clark

  • People and Culture Manager
  • People
  • Joined 2012

I've been to Disney World over 35 times.

Conor Meegan

  • Head of Partnerships
  • Partnerships
  • Joined 2012

I learned how to swim before I could walk.

Michael Ieronimo

  • Risk Manager
  • Trader Support
  • Joined 2015

I've met the whole cast of Saved by the Bell. Kelly Kapowski even gave me a big hug!

Preya Patel

  • Sr. Product Manager
  • Product
  • Joined 2015

I can't smell out of my left nostril.

Emily Erdman

  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2015

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

Melissa Aguilar

  • Level II Representative
  • Trader Support
  • Joined 2015

I'm currently trying to complete the Baseball Park Bucket List. Most of my vacations are planned around baseball games.

Annie Cannata

  • Community Manager
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2016

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

Nick Awrey

  • Customer Support Manager
  • Trader Support
  • Joined 2016

My great grandfather is a documented gangster.

Anne O'Donnell

  • Director of Human Resources
  • People
  • Joined 2016

Before joining Topstep, I’ve had the good fortune of being a founder—or a member of the founding team—of 3 companies.

Jay Rudman

  • CEO
  • Executive
  • Joined 2016

Won an Emmy in 2009.

Kevin Rogers

  • Operations Analyst
  • Trader Support
  • Joined 2016

I moved 14 times in a 4.5 year span.

Daniel Hodgman

  • Video Producer
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2017

Before working at Topstep, I was a professional classical musician for 7 years and can be heard on Spotify.

Phil Kassel

  • Associate Product Manager
  • Product
  • Joined 2017

I coach ultimate (frisbee).

Jeremy Piech

  • Data Analyst
  • Technology
  • Joined 2017

My 4 brothers are named Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael.

Kyle Magnuson

  • Software Engineer
  • Technology
  • Joined 2018

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

Matt Belt

  • Sr. Funding Specialist
  • Trader Support
  • Joined 2018

Danced at 100+ Grateful Dead shows.

Robin Simkins

  • VP of Marketing
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2018

I crashed Courtney Cox's (Friends) 36th birthday party.

Bud Siddhisena

  • Platform Engineer
  • Technology
  • Joined 2018

I ran from San Francisco to New York City in 2011.

Hollie Swidarski

  • Graphic Designer
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2018

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 Customer Support
  • Trader Support
  • Joined 2018

I have walked into a parked car, been hit with a boomerang, and clotheslined by a handrail. However, I have never broken a bone.

Melissa Elaguizy

  • Director of Finance
  • Finance
  • Joined 2018

I played in a national baseball tournament and an international hockey tournament in Canada as an adult.

John Goode

  • Director of Engineering
  • Technology
  • Joined 2018

I have skydived 3 times.

Ryan Conroy

  • Customer Support Representative
  • Trader Support
  • Joined 2019

I won a coin flip to go to game 5 of the 2016 World Series.

Matt Murnighan

  • Frontend Engineer
  • Technology
  • Joined 2019

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

Jack Pelzer

  • Content Manager
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2019

I wore a Spider-Man costume to school every day until I was 10.

Josh Horecny

  • Software Architect
  • Technology
  • Joined 2019

I have read/watched science fiction from every continent.

Aaron Toran

  • QA Engineer
  • Technology
  • Joined 2019

I did a last-minute road trip to Atlanta the night before a music festival to see The Killers and then completely missed their set.

Kelsi Snyder

  • Affiliate Marketing Coordinator
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2019

I had a life-saving open heart surgery when I was 5!

Kathryn Boehmke

  • Marketing Automation Specialist
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2019

I've scaled Everest twice in a tank top.

Sean Leary

  • Graphic Designer
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2019

I had amnesia for 18 hours and was found 100 miles from my home.

Toby Adamson

  • VP of Product
  • Product
  • Joined 2019

I have 2 signed albums from K-pop Group IZ*ONE!

Diamonde O'Connor

  • Digital Marketing Coordinator
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2019

In 7th grade, I got in trouble for selling snacks to my classmates during lunch. The teachers were jealous of my snack selling empire.

Nailah Simpson

  • Office Manager
  • Operations
  • Joined 2019

I spent 8 days camping on Isle Royale in Lake Superior.

William Sanders

  • Platform Engineer
  • Technology
  • Joined 2019

I play drums for a metal band!

Nick Dolby

  • Customer Support Representative
  • Trader Support
  • Joined 2020

I have never broken a bone.

Nina Mamedov

  • Customer Support Representative
  • Trader Support
  • Joined 2019

I have no cousins!

Mike Jahn

  • Engineering Team Lead
  • Technology
  • Joined 2019

I can fit 12 mini marshmallows up my nose.

Liz Lamilla

  • Customer Support Representative
  • Trader Support
  • Joined 2019

I've never gotten a parking ticket.

John Doherty

  • Copywriter
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2019

I'm an ex real estate investor.

Alex Liu

  • UX Designer
  • Product
  • Joined 2020

I've had two Super Bowls held on my birthday in my hometown of New Orleans.

Jared Johnson

  • QA Tester
  • Technology
  • Joined 2020

I've eaten dinner with James Taylor.

Bill Ryan

  • Product Manager
  • Product
  • Joined 2020

I also work on the BLUECHXP team, where we are building a safer, smarter gateway to the stock market!

Matthew McClone

  • Product Manager
  • Product
  • Joined 2020

I freed all the animals at Pet Supplies Plus in Oak Park in March of 2014.

Eddie Bozesky

  • Social & Community Specialist
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2020

I've been to 15 restaurants featured in Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.

Isabel Lindmae

  • Frontend Engineer
  • Technology
  • Joined 2020

My family's last name was Fizer before my dad moved to the U.S.

John Fisher

  • Software Engineer
  • Technology
  • Joined 2020

The Dow lost 11,000 points in the time between my interview at Topstep and my job offer :)

Kevin Maskooki

  • Paid Media Specialist
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2020

I keep all of my shoes in their original boxes.

Danielle Oliver

  • Product Marketing Manager
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2020

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

Tim Mitchell

  • Funding Specialist
  • Trader Support
  • Joined 2020

Scuba dived in every country I ever been to.

Shaniqua Haynes

  • Staff Accountant
  • Finance
  • Joined 2020

I used to have a few sponsorships for Snowboarding.

Patrick Komorowski

  • Customer Support Representative
  • Trader Support
  • Joined 2020

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

Aisha Johnson

  • Customer Support Representative
  • Trader Support
  • Joined 2020

I've swam in a lake in the crater of a volcano.

Kate Morgenstern

  • Software Engineer
  • Technology
  • Joined 2020

I've worked at Medieval Times as a knight.

Josh Knapp

  • Software Engineer
  • Technology
  • Joined 2020

I've watched the TV sitcom Frasier 3 times and counting.

Anna Carpenter

  • Online Editor
  • Marketing
  • Joined 2020

I've traveled all over the country by train, including to Miami, Berkeley, and Tucson.

Amelia Estrich

  • Project Manager
  • Operations
  • Joined 2020

I am a 3 time marathon finisher.

Devin Wordlaw

  • Customer Support Representative
  • Trader Support
  • Joined 2021

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

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