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 Assistant

Vanessa Monarrez

Operations Assistant

Sarah Ahmed

Admissions Specialist

Jonathan Tso

Placements Coordinator

Scott Duane

Placement Teaching Assistant

Joshua Ling

Placements Teaching Assistant

Eli Blair

Career Coach

Marie Van Wassenhoven

Recruiting Advisor

Daniel O'Holleran

Recruiting Advisor

Ridley Leisy

Talent Advocate

Claire Rogers

Senior Teaching Assistant

Gage Newman

Senior Teaching Assistant

Quinn Leong

Senior Teaching Assistant

Shamayel Daoud

Senior Teaching Assistant

Jennifer Georgevich

Teaching Assistant

Munyo Frey

Senior Teaching Assistant

Robert Koeze

Teaching Assistant

Luke Wassink

Teaching Assistant

Debra Fong

Teaching Assistant

Louis Cruz

Teaching Assistant

Kelly Chung

Teaching Assistant

Adom Hartell

Junior Teaching Assistant

Hope Wanroy

Junior Teaching Assistant

New York

Tommy Duek

Senior Manager NYC

Kurstie Ozuna

Operations Assistant

Patrick Long

Placement Teaching Assistant

Danny Catalano

Placement Teaching Assistant

Alvin Zablan

Bootcamp Prep Manager

Daniel Colson

Teaching Assistant

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

Tassos Bareiss

Junior Teaching Assistant