About Leaf Group
Leaf Group Ltd. is a diversified consumer internet company that builds enduring, creator-driven brands that reach passionate audiences in large and growing lifestyle categories, including fitness and wellness (Well+Good and Livestrong.com), and art and design (Saatchi Art, Society6 and Hunker). For more information about Leaf Group, visit www.leafgroup.com
Our mission is to build platforms across our media and marketplace properties to enable communities of creators to reach passionate audiences in large and growing lifestyle categories, while also helping advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers.
Chief Executive Officer
Sean serves as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Leaf Group. Sean was previously the CEO of Saatchi Art, which Leaf Group acquired in August 2014, and the President and CEO of Ticketmaster, where he also served on the board of directors. Sean held positions of increasing responsibility during his tenure at Ticketmaster, including EVP, Technology and Chief Operating Officer. Sean has also served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Mayfield Fund and he began his executive experience as EVP, Technology at Citysearch.
Sean sits on several private company boards of directors, including Eventbrite and TuneIn. Sean is also actively involved in non-profit work with CoachArt and the Pat Tillman Foundation.
Sean received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and attended graduate school at Boston University and the University of South Carolina.
Chief Financial Officer
Jantoon Reigersman is the Chief Financial Officer for Leaf Group. Most recently, Jantoon was the CFO of Ogin Inc., a disruptive wind technology company backed by high profile investors including Kleiner Perkins and Goldman Sachs. He previously worked at Goldman Sachs where he was an investor and member of the European Special Situations Group. He started his career at Morgan Stanley as an investment banker in their mergers and acquisitions team in London. Jantoon also was the initiator and expedition leader of the 9000METER expedition, the first expedition to attempt 9000 vertical meters on human power. Jantoon earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Business Administration as well as his Master in International Management by CEMS at Rotterdam School of Management and HEC, Paris, respectively, and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School's GMP15 (General Management Program). He also is the co-author of Straight Talk for Startups (Harper Business, 2018), a blueprint for anyone running, working for, or thinking about creating a startup, raising venture capital or just curious about what makes high-potential ventures tick. Jantoon is a fellow of the inaugural class of the Finance Leaders Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Technology Officer
Brian Pike joined Leaf Group in 2014 and he currently serves as its Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining Leaf Group, Brian was CTO at Rubicon Project, where he led the engineering organization through rapid growth and a successful IPO. Before that, Brian was CTO at Ticketmaster where he led efforts to transform an established retailer and service company into a modern ecommerce retailer. Brian has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Adam Wergeles is Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Leaf Group. Most recently, Adam served as Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, and General Counsel for Serviz, Inc., a technology start-up that connects consumers with home service professionals. Previously, he spent seven years as the Chief Legal Officer at ReachLocal, where he was instrumental in ReachLocal’s IPO and its rapid domestic and international expansion. Adam holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College.
Executive Vice President, People
Jill Angel joined Leaf Group in 2014, bringing with her more than 15 years of leadership experience for fast-growing companies including large organizations and startups. Prior to working at Leaf Group, Jill served as VP Operations at Saatchi Art where she headed up people management, logistics, fulfillment, and customer service. Before joining Saatchi Art, Jill built and led teams at Cocodot, Swirl by DailyCandy, and GSI Commerce.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Society6
Andrea Stanford is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Society6. She joined Leaf Group in 2018 bringing 20 plus years of experience launching and growing brands within large corporations and start-up environments. Most recently Andrea was the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships at Everything But the House, a global online estate sale platform. Previously, as a member of the senior management team at One Kings Lane, Stanford oversaw the vintage and designer merchandise groups. She also served as General Manager, launching and leading One Kings Lane’s spin-off site Hunters Alley, a curated marketplace. Andrea started her career at The Walt Disney Company overseeing the introduction of new merchandise and entertainment initiatives. She serves on the Los Angeles board of Camp Kesem, a nationwide charitable organization supporting children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and a Bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Saatchi Art
Jeanne Anderson brings nearly 20 years of experience overseeing e-commerce and marketplace businesses to her role as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Saatchi Art. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President of Product Marketing and Optimization at ZipRecruiter where she focused on the expansion of its consumer brand strategy. Jeanne has also held leadership roles at DogVacay and NetQuote where she led the product vision and spearheaded efforts in growth and conversion optimization. As Vice President of Product at Futuredontics, she led development, marketing and sales for new product lines. Jeanne graduated from Northwestern University, and now dedicates time to programs committed to advancing women in tech via networking and mentoring support.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Fitness & Wellness
Alexia Brue is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Leaf Group’s Fitness & Wellness category, overseeing Well+Good and Livestrong.com. Most recently, she was the CEO and Co-Founder of Well+Good, a leading digital media company focused on health and wellness that was acquired by Leaf Group in June, 2018. Prior to founding Well+Good, Alexia was a journalist covering travel and wellness for publications including Vogue, The New York Times, and Luxury SpaFinder, and the author of Cathedrals of the Flesh (Bloomsbury), a travel memoir. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Classics from Grinnell College and a Master’s degree from the Columbia School of Journalism.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Media
In his role as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Media, Scott oversees a collection of eighteen owned and operated properties and a team providing custom editorial solutions to dozens of partner sites on a fully managed basis. Recently at Leaf Group, Scott led business development and ad-tech relationships for all media properties, establishing strong businesses and strategies in native advertising, international revenue, video, and first party audience data. Previously, Scott worked in business development for IMG Media, National Lampoon, private equity firms and the film industry. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Emory University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, with a focus on creative industries and entrepreneurship, from the University of Southern California.
Senior Vice President, Digital Media
Mitchell Pavao is the Senior Vice President, Digital Media at Leaf Group. Previously, he was the Senior Vice President of Product & Technology at Myspace where he oversaw the strategic evolution of the site. He also worked as the Vice President of Product at SpinMedia where he headed up product for the company's entire portfolio of media properties. Mitchell is also a three-time entrepreneur who co-founded PureVolume Inc, an online startup and music platform for indie and pop artists, as well as virb.com, a social network targeted at creators. Mitchell is a Digital Advisory Board Member at Innovation Enterprise and also consults for tech startups, including a Y Combinator startup that was acquired by Google.