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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.

   

Morgan Cole
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!

   

Irinel Olteanu
Irinel Olteanu
Software Systems Architect
With over 10 years of experience in web development, Irinel has been responsible for the architecture of dozens of premiere web applications. He handles the most difficult pieces of coding for his projects, ensuring with a personal touch that the applications work flawlessly. When Irinel is not programming, he loves to barbecue and is a specialist in the art of coffee-making.

   

Deb Taylor
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.

     

Kathy Edersheim
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.

   

Alex Irizzary
Alex Irizarry
Manager of Development
Alex is laser-focused on the delivery of 360Alumni’s technology vision. Prior to joining 360Alumni, Alex spent 15 years in information technology roles working within various SaaS platforms, most recently as the Director of Operations for R4 Technologies. Alex always sees the benefit of understanding the big picture and providing options that allow the product to meet market demands. When not riding his motorcycle to work and mentoring his team, Alex spends time with his wife and daughter in Ridgefield.

   

Alex Anitei
Alex Anitei
Senior Architect/Offshore Leader
Alex has managed the development and architecture of 360Alumni since our first days. He is the owner of Cybertech in Bucharest, Romania and brings 15 years of experience building ecommerce websites and intranet portals for clients such as Steve Madden, Accenture, Orange, and Huawei. Combining his technical, business, and analytic knowledge, he leads his team to build the optimal solution for any situation.

   

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Meg Reilly
Director of Marketing
Meg is leading 360Alumni’s market positioning, demand generation, and communications across all channels. Meg has 20+ years of marketing experience within several industries, working for Fortune 1000 companies, like Pitney Bowes, and most recently Marketing Director for NY-based start-ups OrderGroove and TuneCore. Meg earned her degree for Fordham University. When not wearing her marketing hat, she turns her creativity to landscaping or cooking up something in her newly renovated kitchen.

   

Bogdan Iordachescu
Bogdan Iordachescu
Senior Full Stack Developer
After getting his bachelor's in Computer Science, Bogdan studied artificial intelligence at Beijing Institute of Technology, where he earned his Master's in Software Engineering. His work has been published in several IEEE journals and republished in 5 magazines. Bogdan's experience in analytics and machine learning with apps and banking systems brings depth and expertise to our most complex development challenges.