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 currently sits on the board of directors of Eventbrite, a publicly traded company, and several private companies, including 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 Accounting Officer & interim Chief Financial Officer
Brian Gephart has served as Leaf Group’s Chief Accounting Officer since June 2019. Prior to joining Leaf Group, Brian served as Chief Accounting Officer of JH Capital Group, a diversified specialty finance company providing a wide array of solutions for consumers and businesses across a broad range of assets. He previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, specializing in Capital Markets & Accounting Advisory Services where he advised a variety of private and public companies on capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions and financial reporting and accounting matters. Brian received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Hillsdale College and an M.B.A. from DePaul University. Brian is a Certified Public Accountant.
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.
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.
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, Society6
Julie Matrat serves as Leaf Group’s Senior 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 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.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Well+Good
Kate Spies is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Well+Good. Kate joined Well+Good in 2018, to lead the content and growth teams. In her tenure, Well+Good’s audience has more than doubled and the brand has transformed into a multi-channel powerhouse in the fitness & wellness sector, building on its tradition of trend-forward, journalistic reporting. She also launched Well+Good’s video operation, scaling it to millions of monthly views. Prior to joining Well+Good, Kate served as Vice President, Editorial & Audience Development at Bauer Xcel Media, overseeing a team of 50 across eight brands, including InTouch, Life & Style and Woman’s World. In her time at Bauer Media, she introduced new content strategies that doubled monthly visitors for the brands and tripled year-over-year search traffic. Born in Sydney, Australia, Kate attended the University of Technology, Sydney, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism.