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Meet the Team

Our Vision

Is to unlock the potential of human networks to advance individual and organizational success.

Our Mission

Is to be recognized by our customers, and the people they serve, as the most effective alumni engagement platform in the world.

 

Christina Balotescu
Christina Balotescu
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Christina is on a mission to help millions get better jobs and gain professional and personal development through networked communities. Since conceiving 360Alumni in 2012, she continues to lead platform architecture, product development, client acquisition and overall company direction. Christina attended NYU Stern School of Business and ran a web development company where she launched SuperMeets, a SaaS volunteer management platform. Christina is a proud Mount Holyoke alumna and mother of two.

   

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Kathy Edersheim
Client Success Advisor
Kathy works with our clients to develop their success road maps, along with providing consultative services. Kathy brings over 20 years of alumni relations and leadership expertise to the team. Most recently, Kathy was Senior Director of International Alumni Relations at the Association of Yale Alumni where she was also the lead developer of the metrics system to assess alumni engagement. Kathy is a graduate of Yale College and received an MBA from the Stern School of Business. Kathy has a keen interest in other cultures that has turned her into an avid worldwide traveler.

   

 
 
 

 

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Michael Twisdale
CTO, CIO, Chief Architect
Michael is a visionary technologist who builds high performance teams, whether in Fortune 500 companies or startups, that embrace innovation and deliver transformational products. He has worked in many diverse areas such as trading systems, banking systems and social networking. He was the first and only Chief Internet Architect of Citigroup’s Global Corporate Bank, delivering innovation and efficiency. At 360Alumni, Michael oversees all aspects of technology and is responsible for the strategy and implementation of the next generation system that will exceed expectations of users and clients alike.

 

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Zachary Ironside
SysAdmin & DevOps
Zachary Ironside is a systems administrator at 360 Alumni. Zach manages devops and CI/CD lifecycle, coordinating development needs with user experience to produce solutions in a timely manner. Zach enjoys collaborating with developers to produce novel solutions in a dynamic world. One of his favorite things is launching innovative software solutions to solve real world problems. He lives in Maryland with his wife and two sons, where he enjoys spending time with his family on the water and volunteering.

 

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Deb Taylor
Chief Operating Officer
Deb is a seasoned executive with marketing, sales, product development, and customer success experience, including 16+ years working with Advancement, Alumni and Nonprofit Professionals at Harris Connect and 2+ years as the VP of Sales & Marketing at Connex. She received her BA in Computer Science from Susquehanna University and was a founding member of their Honors Program. Deb loves spending time with her family, practices yoga, follows politics, is an avid reader and gardener.

     

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Suthan Nanda
Integrations & Support
Suthan brings a blend of business and techincal expertise with his engineering background and over 6 years helping SaaS businesses grow their product and client base. He manages all client integrations as well as the execution and delivery of key initiatives. Suthan holds a BASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. In his spare time, Suthan loves to play sports, read and travel. His exposure to different cultures and cuisines on his trips around the world have inspired him to experiment more in the kitchen.

   

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Morgan Cole
Director of Client Services
Morgan brings a decade of client management experience within the finance industry; working for companies such as JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, and Bridgewater Associates. Morgan is a true champion of the client, and has driven significant product expansion and improvements on their behalf. He leads all new community launches, as well as customer and user support. He holds a BS in Finance and MBA, both from Bentley University. Morgan is an avid boater, loves to travel, play sports, and spend time with his family, preferably while on the beach!