Our Team

The Executive Team

Deirdre Neufeld
Founder & CEO

A world traveler and formally trained in interior design & architectural drafting, Neufeld understands the value and connection of aesthetic as well as the difficulty in finding your place in new, unfamiliar surroundings. She founded the CatchVybz app to make sure that everyone can search for places to go by the vibes and their current mood, wherever, whenever they’re traveling.


Karim Bouaziz
Chief Financial Officer

Karim brings 20+ years of financial experience holding executive roles in startups, consumer goods, government contracting, and private equity with a focus on turn-arounds and developing procedures to improve performance and profitability. 

Gaslight Marketing & Communications
PR, Advertising, Marketing & Communications

CatchVybz is backed by Gaslight - a full-service, integrated marketing and communications agency that has launched & promoted dozens of mobile apps. But Gaslight has never before created a partnership like the one they’ve created with CatchVybz! 

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Alec Stern
Investor, Go-to-Market Advisor

Alec has more than 25 years as a founder and hyper-growth agent for startups. He co-founded  Constant Contact (IPO & $1.1 Billion-dollar acquisition) along with several others. Alec is known as "America's Startup Success Expert." With high standards for teams to advise, Alec believes in CatchVybz & the founder and is determined to help with scaling.

Ed Mandongrere
Backer, Technical & Design Adviser

Ed is the CEO & co-founder of MOON UltraLight. Ed has been with CatchVybz since the very day the idea was conceived. An experienced technology and business entrepreneur, Edward saw a real market demand for an app like CatchVybz, helping the company propel from milestone to milestone. 

Richard Lane
Investor, Financial Adviser

Richard co-founded LifePod Solutions. He specializes in founding and building entrepreneurial, venture funded companies. Sample successes include: PureSpeech, a speech recognition company, which he led from the brink of insolvency (market cap of $4 - $6 million) to a merger with a larger public company resulting in a market value of the company of $18 million within seven months and Panasonic’s failing wireless business which he grew from $35 million in sales to $50 million in 15 months. With an eye for solid CEOs and true potential for wild success, Richard has unwavering belief in CatchVybz’s founder and the profitability of this app.


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