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 Vybz app to make sure that everyone can search for places to go by the vibes and their current mood, wherever, whenever they’re traveling.

 

@dee.neufeld@deeneufeld@deirdre-neufeld
Karim Bouaziz
CFO & SVP of Operations

Former CFO for Fisher Price, Karim brings 20+ years of financial experience in startups, consumer goods & private  equity w/ a focus on turn- arounds & developing procedures to improve performance and profitability. 

Kevin McHugh
Design Director

Kevin is one of the most sought-after, competitive UX/UI and Graphic Designers in MA. He has worked with the City of Boston, The Grove, Honda Civic, and the national lip care brand – Moroccan Magic.

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Gaslight Marketing & Communications
PR, Marketing & Communications

Unlike most apps, 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 Vybz! 

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Advisors

Alec Stern
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.

@alec.stern@alecstern@alecspeaks
Ed Mandongrere
Technical Advisor

Ed is the CEO & co-founder of MOON Selfie. 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. 

@edemante@edemante@edemante
Richard Lane
Innovation & Financial Advisor

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.

@richard-lane

Investors

Jennifer FauntLeRoy, MD
Investor
Scott MacKenzie
Investor
William M. Weddleton
Investor

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