Meet The Team

  • Andrea De La Torre

    Recruiter, Chicago

    At an early stage of her career, Andrea has already lived in Paris, Mexico City, and Chicago. She considers herself a designer, painter, and photographer, even though when she was young she wanted to own an ice cream truck.

  • Daphne Hussey

    Project Manager, San Francisco

    Daphne travels extensively, with Hong Kong being her new favorite destination. But when in the States, she'll cook you a mean Chicken Adobo and might even force you to watch Glee with her.

  • Andrina Enriquez

    Client Assistant, San Francisco

    Andrina is currently teaching herself how to play the guitar and also loves to kill time on her favorite app, Flipboard. When she is not at watchLAB, Andrina loves to travel. Barcelona is her favorite destination, and home to the best food she has ever tasted!

  • Heather McEneany

    Director, San Francisco

    Want to compare notes about the best camp sites in California or how to build an Adirondack chair with just a mitre saw and 2x4s? Give Heather a call. She loves meeting new people and learning about their experiences and ideas (even better if it’s with a craft beer in hand).

  • Brian Parker

    Co-Founder

    Brian originally wanted to be an engineer until he encountered his first college physics class. While he can still do math quickly in his head, his real claims to fame are his seafood gumbo from scratch and hopeless addiction to golf.

  • Najah Fakhruddin

    Client Assistant, Chicago

    Born and raised in the Middle East before moving to the Windy City, Najah has always had an interest in different cultures. She graduated from DePaul with a B.A. in Sociology and enjoys staying up to date on social issues around the globe. When she's not working as a brilliant Client Assistant at watchLAB, you can find her hopping around town with friends, or snuggled in bed, eating Ben & Jerry's and watching a Netflix documentary with her cat, Louie Von Funkenstein XIII and ¾.

  • Melissa Rubio

    Associate Director, Chicago

    Melissa is a DePaul University grad who has been working in the Market Research industry for over 5 years, and has a background in both qualitative and quantitative medical research. Melissa is a lover of the outdoors and is also an accomplished dancer. In fact, she was even invited to dance for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade as a UDA All-Star.

  • Elke McAteer

    Global Field Director, New York

    What do you get when you combine a softball Mom, Girl Scout leader, Sunday school teacher and a marketing researcher with decades of experience? You get Elke McAteer, a seasoned professional who brings flexibility, attention to detail and the know-how required to get the results our clients are looking for and deserve!

  • Don Seok

    Director of Business Development – Europe / Asia, New York

    Don prides himself as being a link between the East and West, being Korean by nationality, but with a British Education, he is naturally fluent in both languages, and also culturally Bi-lingual as well. He may not seem it at a glance, but Don sings in his church choir every week, something that truly needs to be seen to be believed!

  • Justine Tupuritis

    Project Manager, Chicago

    A Michigan St. grad, Justine was invited to play volleyball for Team USA during its tour of Latvia in 2011. She jumped at the opportunity, and it has proven to be one of the most memorable times of her life.

  • Paula Michaels

    Accounting & Human Resources Director, Chicago

    Paula is an animal lover at heart who supports several groups, including PAWS and Animal Welfare League. She is also a football fan and the financial wiz who keeps watchLAB running.

  • Tiffany Schwalm

    Global Field Director, Chicago

    Tiffany grew up in the Phoenix area, but now resides in Chicago. She is an accomplished musician, with a Masters degree in violin performance. She first soloed with the Phoenix Symphony at age sixteen, and has now performed with groups like the Chicago Philharmonic and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

  • Michael Mamon

    Client Assistant, San Francisco

    A few fun facts about Michael: He danced in a hip-hop crew for a short time, his favorite place to visit is the Bahamas, and he loves to browse YouTube for funny videos in his spare time. And on a more serious note, Michael received his Bachelor’s degree in marketing from San Francisco State University.

  • Stephanie Mahley

    Client Services Manager, San Francisco

    Stephanie is a fun loving and active person. When she's not at watchLAB she loves to work out, browse Instagram, and be outdoors with her dog.

  • Daniel Shin

    Project Manager, New York

    Daniel is a citizen of the world. Born in the US, raised in the UK and with a Korean heritage, he knows the ins and outs of each culture. He studied Economics at University College London and has been in the corporate world since graduation. When he’s not managing projects in multiple countries, you might expect to see him going out for a proper Korean meal, reading a good book, or buying the latest gadget available.

ED KOWALSZKY

Chief Executive Officer

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Chief Executive Officer

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  • Myzen Tubig

    Recruiter, San Francisco

    Myzen is a movie buff and reality TV lover. When she's not working at watchLAB or watching movies, she also loves the white sand beaches and blue ocean water of the Virgin Islands.

  • Jeremy Stabile

    Chief Operations Officer, Atlanta

    Jeremy is an unabashed bibliophile. At one time he thought he wanted to be a Benedictine monk, but instead he opted for degrees in Philosophy and Theology and running his own record label. When he’s not at watchLAB, you can find him rapping about the brilliance of The Wire and Deadwood or buried in a swath of hardboiled crime novels.

  • Tiffany Hays

    Co-Founder

    Tiffany has marched with firefighters through the streets of Manhattan and been kicked out of the Kremlin in Moscow. When she's not in the office or out at a conference, you'll likely find her watching House Hunters International or busting some Mick Jagger-inspired dance moves.

  • Nathan Sivak

    Lead Client Assistant, Chicago

    Nate is watchLAB's resident funny guy. If he's not at watchLAB, he is most likely brushing his teeth or listening to the hum of the dishwasher as he contemplates the comforts of domesticity. A proud owner of over sixty sweaters, Nate has nothing to wear for the summer.

  • Kaitlin Torson

    Client Assistant, San Francisco

    Kaitlin loves travelling, especially visiting hidden creeks, forests, and waterfalls in California. When she is not working she loves to indulge in a glass of wine and a bar of extra, extra dark chocolate or whip up a pot of Minestrone soup.

  • Emira Bardhi

    Recruiting Department Manager, Chicago

    Emira received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology and is deeply passionate about both fields. When she is not working at watchLAB, you can find her exploring new places throughout the city and suburbs or visiting family in New York.

  • Emyli Volz

    Client Assistant, San Francisco

    Emily is very active. In her free time she regularly attends spin class and antigravity yoga. You may also find her watching her guilty pleasure TV show, “The Bachelor”.

  • Nora Kelly

    Global Field Coordinator, Raleigh

    Formerly an Aerial Navigator in the Marine Corps, Nora has traveled extensively to Norway, Italy, Turkey, Spain, Iceland, and several other countries. Now you will find her volunteering at a local theatre or promoting organizations that she believes in on Facebook.

  • Mitch Clark

    Research Consultant, Chicago

    When he's not keeping his finger on the pulse of all things Social Media for watchLAB, you might find Mitch eating a late night burrito or writing for his website, www.ElevatorMag.com. Mitch also is an accomplished music videographer with over 7 million hits on his YouTube channel.

  • Paul Desany

    Recruiter, Los Angeles

    Paul is a big fan of cheesy 80's movies and the charity Environment California. He was lucky enough to see Prince live at the LA Forum this year.

  • Molly Silapasay

    Assistant Project Manager, San Francisco

    Molly is a very family-oriented person. When Molly is not working, she loves to write poetry, spend time with her kids, and play Candy Crush. She also is passionate about bringing awareness to the Breast Cancer Society.

  • Bart Hofford

    Director, Global Field Service Division, New York

    Bart is not only our Director of Field Services, but he is also an accomplished chef who has owned and operated multiple successful restaurants. If you're lucky, he'll make you his sautéed Yellowtail Snapper with a ginger, garlic, and cilantro-infused shiitake mushroom sauce.

  • John Sala

    Recruiter, San Francisco

    John is a forager of Honky Tonk, Early Pop, Jazz, and roots Rock. He is also one of our most talented business recruiters, finding those hard-to-reach respondents. A little known fact: John and his elementary school art class were interviewed by Dennis Hopper on a TV show in the 60's.