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

Instructor

Jonathan Wolverton

Junior Instructor

Alex Chebotarev

Software Engineer

Anthony Ladson

Product Engineer

Samuel Winter

Product Engineer

Kevin Mccall

Product Engineer

Daniel Filous

Director of Marketing

Sarah Ahmed

Admissions Specialist

Scott Duane

Placement Teaching Assistant

Ryan Hall

Senior Teaching Assistant

Claire Rogers

Senior Teaching Assistant

Gage Newman

Senior Teaching Assistant

Quinn Leong

Senior Teaching Assistant

Shamayel Daoud

Senior Teaching Assistant

Chris Hollister

Director of TalentMatch

Dave Fort

Director of Operations and Finance

Candace Hsu

Operations Assistant

Vanessa Monarrez

Operations Assistant

Jennifer Houston

Recruiting Advisor

Marie Van Wassenhoven

Recruiting Advisor

Daniel O'Holleran

Recruiting Advisor

Jonathan Tso

Placements Coordinator

Ridley Leisy

Talent Advocate

Joshua Ling

Placements Teaching Assistant

Jennifer Georgevich

Junior Teaching Assistant

Munyo Frey

Junior Teaching Assistant

Robert Koeze

Junior Teaching Assistant

Yi-Ke Peng

Junior Software Engineer

Luke Wassink

Junior Teaching Assistant

Debra Fong

Junior Teaching Assistant

Louis Cruz

Junior Teaching Assistant

Kelly Chung

Junior Teaching Assistant

Mark Fershteyn

Director of Admissions

New York

Tommy Duek

Senior Manager of Instructional

Fred Sladkey

Junior Teaching Assistant

Daniel Colson

Junior Teaching Assistant

Patrick Long

Placement Teaching Assistant

Maurice Roach

Junior Teaching Assistant

Kurstie Ozuna

Operations Assistant

Oscar Alvarez

Junior Teaching Assistant

Meagan Fenisey-Copes

Junior Teaching Assistant

Alex Bronca

Junior Teaching Assistant

Ali Harris

Junior Teaching Assistant

Mike Boan

Junior Teaching Assistant