Meet the people
behind App Academy.

App Academy HQ

San Francisco, CA

App Academy NYC

New York City, NY

San Francisco

Ned Ruggeri

Chief Academic Officer

Kush Patel

Chief Executive Officer

Laura Chao

Head of Student Outcomes

Jeff Fiddler

Senior Manager of Instructional

Asher Abramson

Engineering Manager

Jonathan Wolverton

Admissions Technical Lead

Alex Chebotarev

Software Engineer

Yi-Ke Peng

Software Engineer

Samuel Winter

Product Engineer

Kevin Mccall

Product Engineer

Mark Fershteyn

Director of Admissions

Daniel Filous

VP of Marketing & Product

Chris Hollister

Director of TalentMatch

Dave Fort

Director of Operations and Finance

Melissa Hansen

Operations Manager

Candace Hsu

Operations Associate

Vanessa Monarrez

Operations Associate

Jonathan Tso

Placements Coordinator

Joshua Ling

Placements Teaching Assistant

Andrew MacIver

Technical Placements Teaching Assistant

Eli Blair

Career Coach

Daniel O'Holleran

Recruiting Advisor

Ridley Leisy

Finance Associate

Chase Wilson

Growth Marketing Manager

Jose Fermoso

Senior Editor

Jenny Woo

Admissions Specialist

Mary La Grange

Admissions Specialist

Shamayel Daoud

Senior Teaching Assistant

Munyo Frey

Senior Teaching Assistant

Robert Koeze

Senior Teaching Assistant

Debra Fong

Senior Teaching Assistant

Louis Cruz

Senior Teaching Assistant

Kelly Chung

Senior Teaching Assistant

Hope Wanroy

Senior Teaching Assistant

Dallas Hall

Teaching Assistant

Aaron Wayne

Teaching Assistant

David Dobrynin

Teaching Assistant

Elliot Humphrey

Teaching Assistant

Julianne Costa

Teaching Assistant

Anastassia Bobokalonova

Junior Teaching Assistant

Isak Mladenoff

Junior Teaching Assistant

Stephen Pangburn II

Junior Teaching Assistant

New York

Tommy Duek

Senior Manager NYC

Kurstie Ozuna

Operations Associate

Patrick Long

Placement Teaching Assistant

Danny Catalano

Placement Teaching Assistant

Alvin Zablan

Bootcamp Prep Manager

Maurice Roach

Teaching Assistant

Oscar Alvarez

Teaching Assistant

Meagan Fenisey-Copes

Teaching Assistant

Alex Bronca

Teaching Assistant

Ali Harris

Teaching Assistant

Mike Boan

Teaching Assistant

Clayton Wert

Career Coach

Matthew Haws

Career Coach

Michael Coates

Junior Teaching Assistant

Julian Cadenas

Junior Teaching Assistant