Powering the
Influence Economy

We are taking point for the industry in creating authentic and meaningful relationships between consumers, influencers, and marketers. For the first time in history everyone has a voice. Welcome to the new influence economy.

Leadership Team

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Promise Phelon,

CEO

Background

Promise brings extensive experience leading high-growth technology companies in rapidly evolving industries with a history of attracting winning talent. Her expertise includes software-as-a-service (SaaS) growth, raising institutional capital, product innovation, and building loyal teams that drive market transformation. Prior to TapInfluence, Promise served as Chief Revenue Officer of the Resumator, CEO of The Phelon Group, and served as CEO at UpMo, an enterprise talent management SaaS system used by some of the world’s largest enterprises.

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Ashish
Gupta,

CFO

Background

Ashish is a hands-on finance and business operations executive. He has built finance teams, led equity & debt fund raise, and business operations around pricing, inventory, sales ops & online marketing for companies ranging from Microsoft and Thomson/ Cengage Learning to several Silicon Valley startups. Most recently at HotChalk, a late stage startup, he helped reboot finance and secure $200M+ strategic investment from Bertelsmann. He’s excited to continue the trend of success at TapInfluence.

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Francesca Cruz,

VP Product & Partnerships

Background

Francesca is a Sales leader with a passion for implementing new processes, researching best practices, and managing and developing people. She enjoys performing quantitative analysis that generates business intelligence so that she can create or revise sales programs based on her findings.

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 John
Whitbeck

VP Revenue

Background

High-integrity executive with extensive international and domestic experience in sales, marketing, product design/launch and sales management. Solid background in business development and a skilled, decisive, results-oriented negotiator. Proven track record of consultative-selling and delivering strong and sustainable revenue gains in both emerging and mature business markets.

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Jason
Merkoski,

Head of Data Science 

Background

Jason Merkoski is an MIT-educated technologist with a passion for AI, machine learning, and building software and hardware products. He's managed teams at companies like Amazon and Intel, and thrived at startups as well.

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 Kabriel Robichaux 

Head of Engineering Dev

Background

Think Big and Get Things Done.

Kabriel is a high-energy driven leader, building highly efficient results-oriented teams that bring product visions to life.

His extensive experience developing consumer-facing web and mobile products and services have given him great insights into the unique challenges of scaling both technology and organizations.

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