About Leaf Group
Leaf Group 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, Livestrong.com and MyPlate App), and home, art and design (Saatchi Art, Society6 and Hunker).
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 of Leaf Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Graham Holdings. Sean was previously the CEO of Saatchi Art which Leaf Group acquired in August 2014. Sean is also the former CEO and member of the board of directors of Ticketmaster. Sean has also served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Mayfield Fund and he began his executive experience as EVP, Technology at Citysearch.
Sean currently sits on the board of directors of Eventbrite, a publicly traded company, and has also served on many public and private boards over his career. Sean is actively involved in non-profit work as a board member at CoachArt and is a former member and co chairman of the board of directors of 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 Administrative Officer & General Counsel
Adam Wergeles is Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel for Leaf Group. Prior to joining Leaf Group, 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, Product & Technology
Alan Waldman is Leaf Group's Executive Vice President, Product & Technology, for the company's marketplace properties. In this role, Alan oversees strategy and execution for the product and engineering teams for Society6 and Saatchi Art. Prior to joining Leaf Group, Alan served as VP of Product for Metacloud, a Cisco acquired company, where he focused on accelerating cloud revenue and brought one of Cisco's first infrastructure SaaS offerings to market. Alan started his career in Technical Operations at Citysearch where he honed his leadership and management skills. He spent nine years at Ticketmaster in various technology leadership roles, eventually serving as Senior Vice President of Technical Operations where he was a key stakeholder in the company's transformation into a global ecommerce business. In his time at Ticketmaster, Alan led an international team of hundreds and managed the company’s global technology infrastructure. Alan embodies an entrepreneurial spirit, from being an early stage startup CTO to founding a number of startups throughout his career. He has a bachelor's degree in computer science from UC Santa Barbara.
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Society6
Julie Matrat serves as Leaf Group’s Executive Vice President and General Manager of Society6. Previously, Julie held multiple positions at Yahoo!, including Director of Operations Finance & Analytics, where she led the strategic and analytical assessment of key corporate initiatives and oversaw global reporting and analytics efforts for the company’s leadership team. Prior to her time at Yahoo!, Julie also worked at Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Disney Parks & Resorts.
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Hunker
As Senior Vice President and GM, Eve Epstein leads business and editorial strategy for Hunker, the fast-growing home and design digital media brand known for inspiring and empowering its readers to create beautiful spaces that celebrate an individual’s unique style. With nearly 20 years of experience building content and e-commerce brands, Eve began her career as a magazine writer and editor, contributing to national publications including Vanity Fair, Glamour, and Allure. Prior to joining Leaf Group, Eve was VP of content at Participant Media’s TakePart.com and Editor-in-Chief of DailyCandy. Eve grew up in New York City and attended Williams College, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in English. She now resides in Los Angeles.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Media
In his role as Senior Vice President, Media, Scott oversees revenue operations across Leaf Group's Media division and manages a portfolio of 50+ owned and operated vertical-focused websites. 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, programmatic 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.