We founded InstaViser as a way to help people of all ages and walks of life to achieve their dreams by connecting them with the right people to help get them there.


team

Peter Cipollone, co-founder | product

Professionally, I have seventeen years’ experience in team leadership, product management and software development, from time at Dow Jones, Factiva, Inform Technologies, and more. At Factiva, I led a global 30-person team, and was awarded two US patents in search relevance ranking.

In sports, my proudest achievement was being part of the 2004 Olympic eight-oared crew. We set the world record and won Olympic gold in Athens after a 40-year drought in the event. I competed in 2000 Sydney Olympics, was a coach in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and am a four-time world rowing champion. Since “retiring,” I have stayed involved by mentoring aspiring athletes, and as a director of the United States Rowing Association, where I was chairman in 2012 and 2013.

I have a bachelor’s degree in economics from Berkeley. And while I live in San Francisco, I am a die-hard fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles.

MEGHAN O'LEARY, VICE PRESIDENT OF CUSTOMER SUCCESS

I’ve been a proud team member with InstaViser since the fall of 2014. Prior to joining InstaViser, I worked for ESPN for five years in the Content Production and Programming Department.

I picked up rowing post college after Googling the sport. I am a 2016 United States Olympian and four-time USRowing National Team member. I have also proudly served as a member of the USRowing Board of Directors since 2013.

I attended the University of Virginia where I was a two-sport varsity athlete playing volleyball and softball while earning a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Religious Studies in 2007. I went on to receive my Master’s Degree in Social Foundations and Policy from UVA in 2008.

I grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and am a big Saints, LSU, and UVA sports fan.

kyle tress, Software Development | User Experience

I am a senior Ruby on Rails developer and UI/UX designer. Prior to working for Instaviser, I worked as a technology consultant at Capitol Health Systems in New Jersey. In 2008, I cofounded the mobile development studio A Tiny Tribe which specialized in iOS development. I have also been a freelance full-stack web developer for nearly 2 decades.

I am a 2014 Olympian in the sport of skeleton. I am a 2-time World Championship team member, a 3-time National Championship Bronze Medalist, and a 3-time USABS Athlete's Choice Award Winner.

I'm from Lambertville, NJ, but live and train in Lake Placid, NY. I'm a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Josh Getz, Customer success manager

My prior professional experience lies in energy and aviation where I worked for Chesapeake Energy as a measurement engineer, and GE Aviation in quality control. I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2013 with a degree in mechanical engineering, Magna Cum Laude.

I’m currently training as a lightweight rower for the 2016 Olympics. I’ve made two United States National Teams competing at the 2013 and 2014 World Championships in the Men’s Lightweight 8+. My rowing career began in college at the University of Michigan and rowing is what ended up bringing me to InstaViser.

I currently live and train in Bellingham, Washington.

ELANA MEYERS TAYLOR, CUSTOMER SUCCESS MANAGER

I started bobsledding in 2007, after playing professional softball for a year and failing to make the 2008 Olympic softball team. I was a brakeman for 3 seasons and won a bronze medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics before converting to a pilot. In 2014, I won a silver medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics. In 2015, I became the first U.S. woman to win a World Championship in women’s bobsled and the first woman to make the U.S. team as a 4man pilot. I also currently serve on the Board of Directors for USA Bobsled and Skeleton

I graduated from the George Washington University with a bachelor’s in exercise science and master’s in sports administration. I then graduated from Keller Graduate School of DeVry with an MBA in finance. I have a passion for helping athletes reach their goals and dreams, which is what led me to InstaViser.

I am married to Nicholas Taylor, also a bobsledder.

Liz Swaney, Business Development | Customer Support

In addition to my work with InstaViser, I am currently a member of the Hungarian Ski Team and am currently training earn a spot to the 2018 Olympics in the Freestyle Skiing. I recently earned my spot back on the World Cup circuit. In addition to freestyle skiing, I have also been a competitive skeleton slider for nine seasons.

I am also Technical Recruiter at Thumbtack. I’ve worked in various industries with experience in television, writing, social media, project management, and athletics.

I am a Harvard University and University of California at Berkeley graduate. I earned a Master in Design Studies degree at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design with a Concentration in Real Estate Development and Finance. I graduated triple major with honors from Berkeley in Political Economy of Industrial Societies, German and Political Science, with a minor in the History of the Built Environment.

While at U.C. Berkeley, I was a coxswain on the Men's Varsity Crew team and was part of the Pac-10 Team Championship squad.

I split time between the San Francisco Bay Area, Budapest, Hungary and Park City, Utah.

Logan Clements, communications Manager

I have worked in social media and digital marketing for three years, primarily promoting sports leagues and teams. In addition to the work I do with InstaViser, I am the founder of Logan Strategy Group, a one woman concierge company dedicated to helping companies, universities, and athletic teams navigate the market in Asia. I've worked with clients like the Pac-12 Conference, NFL China, and idMASK. 

Athletically, I was an NCAA Division I javelin and hammer thrower at the University of Virginia. I’m currently the first female to play tackle American football in China in a men's league, playing wide receiver.

Originally from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, I’m an avid Philadelphia and Virginia sports fan. I’m fluent in Mandarin Chinese and have lived in Shanghai, China since 2014.