We founded InstaViser as a way to help people achieve their dreams by connecting them with the right people to help get them there.
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.