JANE LALONDE

JANE LALONDE

OWNER & PRINCIPAL

Having spent the last 30 years helping to build and guide some of the world’s most recognizable brands, Jane brings practical experience from the highest level of brand management. She acquired her expertise throughout a career of senior marketing positions, managing brands for The Coca-Cola Company, Virgin, Time Warner Interactive, The Walt Disney Company, Foote, Cone & Belding and was vice president of Marketing for several Silicon Valley start-ups. During her career, she has launched more than 200 products and services and has worked with partners such as Sony, Sega, Apple Computers, Microsoft and Sand Hill VC’s.

Jane also won the prestigious nomination to ``Who’s Who of America’s Teachers`` after teaching Principles of Marketing, at her Alma matter, Pepperdine University. She has appeared on CNN, Sony TV and Good Morning America.

PIA ABBOTT

PIA ABBOTT

CHIEF DESIGNER

An award winning designer, Abbott has been a lead conceptual graphic designer for Match Design over last decade. Prior she was a lead designer at various prestigious design firms including: Looking, BlöchCoulter Design, and Ayzenberg Group. Years of solving complex design challenges have taught her to manage every project with a steady hand and strategic eye - matching intensive research with creative insight and a can-do anything attitude. Abbott graduated with graphic design honors from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Her teachers and colleagues have heralded her as one of the most naturally gifted designers in her field.

LOUIS LALONDE

LOUIS LALONDE

CHIEF BIZ DEV & CMO

Louis runs our sister company Match CMO and heads up project management and business development at Match Design. Having spent the last decade in the clean tech space, Louis joins the match family with senior product management, product marketing and business development experience. He is precise, excessively organized and is our resident brand futurist and gadget guy. Previously he held executive level positions at Enecsys Solar, CentroSolar, IBM Global Services. He has a passion for clean tech, cycling and international travel. He graduated from Pepperdine with a MSTM / MBA in Technology Management. And attended McGill University for Economics.

KUMAR DESAI

KUMAR DESAI

CHIEF WEBSITE PROGRAMMER

Kumar has been chief website programmer for Match Design for the past six years. His well-rounded technical background includes many years in computer networking with a particular focus on internet technologies. He have been a web programmer for 17 years and is proficient in many technical areas from WordPress to Drupal. Born and raised in London, he graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: the focus of study being computer and cognitive sciences. Kumar has also worked in publishing, television, financial investment, and marketing.

SARAH DAVIS

SARAH DAVIS

CHIEF ART DIRECTOR

Sarah is a top-notch creative director with 20+ years of experience in branding and advertising.
She likes to help companies better communicate with their customers. Extemely strategic, she is an art director and designer focused marketing messages and distinctive visual branding. Previously she was at Rossie/Davis and J. Walter Thompson.

ANNA MARIE GAMBOA

ANNA MARIE GAMBOA

CHIEF CONTENT WRITER & EDITOR

Anna Marie Gamboa is a writer/editor and Bay Area native with extensive high-tech experience in both print and online media. She has worked with such companies as Macromedia, AT&T, Occidental Petroleum, IDG Books, and MacWEEK. Her editorial background includes marketing and content development. Anna Marie is also a contributing author to a book on Flash and mobile devices and our Senior Content Writer.

JENNIE LAMBERT

JENNIE LAMBERT

CHIEF WORDPRESS & SEO GURU

Jennie is a futurist who loves neuroscience and responsive technology frameworks. Having earned her degree in cognitive neuroscience psychology from UC Davis, Jennie has conducted high profile MRI brain and behavioral experiments at both Stanford and Harvard making her keenly aware of the role psychology plays in effective web design. Combining her extensive background in cognitive psychology with exceptional proficiency in various web technologies, Jennie is a recognized expert in building and managing WordPress sites and in harnessing the power of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques.

MELANIE KENNEDY

MELANIE KENNEDY

CHIEF DIGITAL MEDIA BUYER

Melanie has more than twenty years of media planning and buying within A-list advertising agencies --like Ogilvy and Media Matters. Melanie has a deep understanding of all facets of digital media, both direct response and social/branding media for B2B and B2C client categories.

JOCELYN RASEKHI

JOCELYN RASEKHI

CHIEF PROJECT LEADER

Joceyln is a driven, innovative and results-oriented marketing professional with over 15 years of strategic and hands-on experience in major functional areas of marketing at Fortune 100 companies and emerging hi-tech start-ups. Unique ability to analyze complex marketing challenges and deliver effective solutions. Possesses high energy, illustrates strong work ethic and is a collaborative performer.