Giving Assistant
Meet our team

Who exactly is behind Giving Assistant? A fast-growing, diverse team obsessed with giving back! Giving Assistant was founded in 2014 by five human beings who wear their big ol' hearts on their sleeves with one single mission: to transform everyday shopping into charitable giving. Our team is committed to raising $17 million for charitable organizations by 2020. We're a mission driven, for-profit, Certified B Corp company and we aim to have a positive social impact across the globe. Our team has grown tremendously over the years. Here are a few facts about our team that we're pretty proud about:

  • Combined, we have over 35 years of experience working at nonprofits.
  • 14 of us have volunteered abroad or created a fundraiser for a nonprofit.
  • 3 of us have worked at other B Corps.
  • We enjoy 2 company-wide volunteer days per year.
  • 12 of us have pets. (Ziggy is Chief Belly-Rub Officer!)
  • 100% of us use Giving Assistant to support a nonprofit.

James Gray
I drove Coolio to one of his concerts

James Gray
Co-Founder | Chief Giver

Katie Horgan
I grew up next to an alligator farm in Southern Louisiana

Katie Horgan
Co-Founder | VP of Business Development

Jim Carter III
I once built Kenny Loggins' website and am really proud of it

Jim Carter III
Co-Founder | Platform Evangelist

Ryan Quiel
I walked across Spain in 26 days

Ryan Quiel
Co-Founder | VP, Product & Growth

Scott Everson
I once jumped out of an airplane at 11,500 feet

Scott Everson
Co-Founder | VP of Engineering

Ziggy Romero
I have spots on my tongue!

Ziggy Romero
Chief Belly Rub Officer

Agustina Luxardo
I used to be a Rock Journalist!

Agustina Luxardo
Senior SEO Specialist

Alison Edwards
I was a competitve Irish Dancer for 8 years

Alison Edwards
Loyalty Manager

Amanda Chun
If I went to Hogwarts, I'd be in Gryffindor

Amanda Chun
Nonprofit Partnerships Manager

Amanda Witt
I am allergic to the cold, really. It's a medical condition

Amanda Witt
Nonprofit Partnerships Manager

Emily Hodges
I have a tripod cat

Emily Hodges
Marketing Communications Manager

Han Tan
I once owned 20+ bitcoin

Han Tan
Software Engineer

Huseyin Yilmaz
I can eat cheesesteak every day

Huseyin Yilmaz
Software Engineer

Ian Robertson
I have a pet chameleon named Jumanji

Ian Robertson
Graphic Designer

Isabel Figueredo
I grew up above Janis Joplin's recording studio

Isabel Figueredo
Director of Growth & Nonprofit Partnerships

Kevser Bozoglu
Barre addict, food explorer

Kevser Bozoglu
QA Engineer

Lauren Makiyevskiy
I used to attend Circus School for flying trapeze

Lauren Makiyevskiy
VP of Brand Partnerships

MagalĂ­ Bejar
I'm a hip hop dancer

Magalí Bejar
Product Manager

Mariano Gomez
I used to play rugby

Mariano Gomez
Software Engineer

Mauro Gava
I used to be a Salsa teacher and dancer

Mauro Gava
Software Engineer

Melissa Glidden
I’m embarrassingly bad at Scrabble

Melissa Glidden
Lead Copywriter

Mike Shallop
I have an actor credit on IMDB

Mike Shallop
Software Engineer

Niklas Vaughan
I used to work in an air traffic control tower

Niklas Vaughan
Data and Analytics Manager

Raquel Romero
I have the same birthday as Notorious B.I.G.

Raquel Romero
People and Business Operations Manager