Sage Digital Leadership Team

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Samir Arora

Founder and CEO

Phil McCluskey

Head of Products

Arfat Allarakha

Head of Engineering

Jessica Koenig

Sage Experts Program Lead

Muoi Tran

Head of Finance & Ops

Sage Plus Experts Launch Deals Partners

Marcus Samuelsson

Celebrity/Chef The Marcus Samuelsson Group

Derek Evans

CEO, The Marcus Samuelsson Group

MSNBC, Spyglass Entertainment

Chris Jacquemin

Partner, Head of Digital Media, WME

Disney/ABC, CBS

Justin Barocas

CEO ACE + Founding

Partner, Anomaly

Weiden + Kennedy, JWT

Investors / Advisors

Brad Koenig

Former Global Head of Technology Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs

Apex Technology,

Foodie Direct

Andrew Schwabecher

CEO, Japan Computer Vision Corp

CTO/Head of Cloud Business DevelopmentSoftbank

Doug Howland

Deputy Director, Softbank Corp.

MD, JP Morgan

Executive Director, Goldman Sachs

Sage Digital Startup Team

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Peter Leeb

Sage: Led Brands, Talent and WME/CAA Relations

Invisible Narratives, Studio71, 20th Century Fox, Chiat/Day

Crystal Ciancutti

Sage: Consumer Apps

Google, Airbnb, Netflix, Apple iTunes Movies

Louis Monier

Sage: AI/ML Architecture, Airbnb AI Lab,


Raj Narayan

Sage: Platform

Ozy, SoapAI

Kousuke Kikuchi

Sage: Machine and International Engineering

Sage Digital Founders

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Alison Kennedy

Sage: Brands, Talent, Business Platform

CRO StyleHaul, Glam, Scripps

Elizabeth Thompson


Sage: Experts, Creators, and Social Program

Creators at Maven,

Head of Creators, Mode

Bonni Evensen


Sage: Head of Design

Product Design, 


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Charlotte Jones


Sage: Critics, Authors, Creator Programs


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Ernie Cicogna


Sage: Finance, Legal, Ops

Mode, NetObjects, IBM

Samir Arora


Sage is proud to have incredible diversity in it's founding team and actively supports black, minority, women and immigrants to build a model for the companies of the future