About

Jon joined Engage121 as an investor and CEO in 2001. In 1980, Jon founded Security Capital Management, a fixed income investment fund that arbitraged government securities, and in 1992, Greenwich Ventures, LLC, a private equity firm. Today, he possesses more than 25 years of experience with enterprise software. Jon earned his B.A. from Washington University and his M.B.A. and J.D. from George Washington University.

Kurt has been with Engage121 since 1999, primarily in the Chief Technology Officer role. Kurt has over 28 years’ experience developing leading edge communication software including, most recently, social media applications. Prior to Engage121, he was Vice President, Financial Messaging at Citigroup, managing the development of a global fund transfers system. Kurt holds a B.S. in Software/Hardware Engineering and an M.B.A. in MIS Management from the University of Connecticut. Outside of the office Kurt enjoys home improvement projects and is currently restoring (very slowly) a 90 year old farmhouse.

Jennifer joined Engage121 in 2006 having spent her career in the accounting field. In 1996, Jennifer joined KPMG, LLP, a public accounting firm, where she supervised a variety of audits for industrial, consumer, commercial and service companies, and in 2000, Reveo, Inc., a research and development company where she was the Vice President of Finance and Corporate Secretary. She is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. She also spends her free time as a Girl Scout Brownie Leader to 10 eight year olds. Jennifer earned her B.S. in Accounting and Economics from Rutgers University and her CPA license from the state of New York.

Nicole has been with Engage121 since 2013. She started her career in the marketing and advertising industry and shifted into the world of social media! Her background brings great brainstorming sessions to her clients social campaigns! Nicole loves working with each client, understanding their industry and helping them to grow their business through social!

Outside of social media, Nicole loves taking her dog Fenway for walks, trying the latest restaurant and teaching spinning and bootcamp classes!

Mike has been with Engage121 since 2011 in Client Services management roles. Mike brings over 10 years’ experience in customer support management in the software industry and is dedicated to providing a high quality, dependable client experience. Currently, as the Director of Client Services, Mike leads the Client Service team in provisioning new clients and supporting current clients who use the Engage121 software. Prior to Engage121, Mike was an Application Specialist and Software Engineer for a tech firm supplying publishing systems to the newspaper, magazine, book and directory industries.

Outside of the office, Mike is an avid skier and outdoorsman who frequents the mountains of New England and various slopes in the West. He is also a home brewer and Engage121’s resident beer, bourbon, and flannel expert.

Brian joined Engage121 in 2000 after a career with Harris Select where he was SVP overseeing marketing, sales and operations. He has held a number of key roles for Engage121 including heading up sales and marketing, managing the company’s Grassroots PR division, and introducing our social media marketing application to the marketplace. Brian grew up in a family of seven siblings in Massapequa, NY. He started his career in education, first as a secondary school teacher and then as a college admissions director. He holds a BA in English from Saint Michael’s College and a MSA in marketing from Western Connecticut State University.

Having previously worked in Employment Services, Kaitlyn joined Engage121 to follow her passion for working in technology. Being a part of the Social Media Assistant team has given her the opportunity to continue to connect with clients on a one on one basis and help them achieve their individual social media marketing goals.

Graduating from the University of Connecticut and rocking the Tuba in the UConn Marching Band, Kaitlyn is a dedicated Huskies fan. In addition to her love for UConn she has a passion for photography, fall foliage and Starbucks coffee. Kaitlyn is a passionate foodie who is always up for trying the latest and greatest food craze.

Ryan joined Engage121 in 2006 after six years working in video and TV production. Over the years, Ryan has filled a variety of roles in Sales, Client Services, Fulfilment and Product Management. Currently he serves as Product Development Manager where he is able to leverage his passion for technology and social media to ensure that our products stay current with the next big thing and our channel partners are able to integrate Engage121 seamlessly and efficiently.

Ryan enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two daughters, the primary subjects of his continued photography and video projects. An automotive enthusiast from a young age, he is currently in the process of restoring a 1964 Pontiac Lemans and a 1967 Volvo 144.