The YieldBuild Team
Paul Edmondson Co-Founder and CEO
Paul was part of the executive team at MongoMusic, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2000. Paul held group management positions at MSN Entertainment over product management, quality management, operations, and business management. Paul left Microsoft as the Group Product Manager of MSN Entertainment. Before MongoMusic and Microsoft, Paul was a developer at Hewlett Packard. Paul hails from San Luis Obispo, and graduated from California Polytechnic University.
Jay Reitz Co-Founder and Vice President, Engineering
Jay was a developer at MongoMusic at the time of its acquisition by Microsoft, and subsequently rose quickly in the Microsoft development organization. Starting as an individual contributor, five years later he left Microsoft as the Development Manager for MSN Entertainment. Jay grew up in Baltimore and Palo Alto, and studied computer science at Stanford University.
Paul Deeds Co-Founder and General Manager of HubPages
Before working at HubPages, Paul was a developer at MongoMusic. Paul is a prolific programmer and wrote a large percentage of the MongoMusic code base. Paul continued as a developer at Microsoft working on search engines, match technologies, and scalable data systems. A Michigan native, Paul graduated from Tufts University with a degree in computer science and quantitative economics.
Marina Lazarevic Product and Marketing Manager
Marina joined HubPages & YieldBuild soon after graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in International Relations. She grew up in the ever-so exciting northern suburbs of Chicago and moved to LA in 2006.
At USC, she was an active member of the debate team which honed her already competitive spirit. While ironically not into sports, Marina enjoys battling in other arenas, such as trivia, video games, and shuffleboard. When trying to take the edge off, she reads about pop culture, technology, and politics. Marina also loves spending time with her family on the east coast, especially her two nieces, and eating at cook-your-own-food restaurant.
Jason Macrae Overlord of Engineering
An intrepid international explorer, Jason recently spent five months travelling through sub-Saharan Africa before moving to the Bay Area from his pleasant home in Adelaide, Australia. Known as Wolverine to some of his colleagues, he can occasionally be seen sporting extravagant sideburns, holiday hair, or in extreme cases full pirate regalia. As a Master Computer Scientist he specializes in Artificial Intelligence of the evolutionary computation kind.
In addition to travelling he enjoys Science Fiction or Fantasy in any form of media written, audio-visual, or interactive (gaming). He has also been known to wax nostalgic about classic Japanese children’s shows such as Astro Boy and Monkey Magic, and to evangelize the benefits of a dozenal (base 12) number system to any willing to listen.