Firebrand Team

Firebrand’s commitment to community starts right in our own team. We come from all backgrounds, both inside and outside the publishing industry, and share a passion for books and dedication to quality.

Executive Team

Angela Bole
Chief Executive Officer, Firebrand Technologies & NetGalley

Angela Bole is Chief Executive Officer of Firebrand Technologies and NetGalley, LLC, both a strategic part of the Firebrand Group collection of companies owned by Media Do International that offer comprehensive technology solutions to nurture book publisher success. Before Firebrand Technologies and NetGalley, LLC, she was Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), a position she held for 9 years.

With over 20 years of book industry experience, Angela has spent her career creating and nurturing the kind of collaboration that builds best-in-class products and services. In 2019, she was named a Publishers Weekly notable person of the year for her work moving the causes of independent publishers forward. In addition, she has served on the boards of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) and the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). During her service to BISG, she was awarded both the Community Builder Award and the Industry Champion Award.

Angela has a master’s degree in Book Publishing from New York University and a bachelor’s in English with a minor in Gender Studies from Indiana University Bloomington. An avid reader, she lives in Redondo Beach, California where she runs a monthly book club of over 700 members, practices yoga as often as possible, and crochets blankets that are always looking for a good home.

Tom Shawver
Chief Technology Officer, Firebrand Technologies & NetGalley

Tom Shawver is a life-long technologist who has spent over 15 years leading companies ranging from seed-stage to the Fortune 500 in embracing cutting-edge solutions to drive growth and customer delight. Before Firebrand Group, Tom was the Chief Technology Officer at 360 Media Direct, working with both book and magazine publishers to drive digital content adoption among readers.

Starting at the ground level of the cloud computing boom, Tom specializes in building software platforms that scale globally, react quickly, and stay highly integrated with other industry-leading software. He maintains and contributes to widely used open source software products that power thousands of companies worldwide, focusing on security and customer identity. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Albright College, where he also studied in the Music and Digital Media programs.

When Tom's not building technology strategy, he enjoys kayaking with his wife and three children in New Jersey, writing music, designing electronics, and keeping his nose firmly planted in a sci-fi novel. His education was funded largely by a 13-year career in stage magic, so Tom is not to be trusted around a deck of cards.

Firebrand Experience Team

Rob Stevens
Director of Product Operations
Joshua Tallent
Director of Sales & Education
Kevin Franco
Senior Product Manager
Krissy Rechtlich
Sales Assistant
Charlie Dalton
Title Management Support Manager
Taylor Laing
Application Support Analyst
Margaret Moss
Senior Application Support Analyst
Krysta Arguin
Application Support Analyst
Kendall Douglas
Application Support Analyst

Professional Services Team

Paul Milana
Director of Professional Services
Brock Lyman
Chief Project Manager
Alicia Solis
Director of Relationship Management
Ingrid Biederman
Associate Project Manager
Ben Todd
Integrations Manager
Josh Blanchette
Lead Integration Developer
Jon Hess
Senior Engineer
Lauren Sutherland
Implementations Manager, Eloquence on Demand
Nick Weckman
Implementation Manager
Jesse Correll
Sr. SQL Developer
Roger Ramirez
Implementation Specialist
Ivan Castronuno
Implementation Specialist
Dallas Heil
Implementation Specialist
Caroline Sperry
SQL Developer

Finance Team

Michelle Pavao
Director of Finance, Firebrand Technologies & NetGalley
Tina Comeau
Office Manager, Firebrand Technologies & NetGalley
Susan Goniprow
Senior Accountant, Firebrand Technologies & NetGalley

Eloquence Services

Annie Johnston
Director, Eloquence on Demand
Martha Moore
Eloquence Special Projects Manager
Linda Mills
Service Operations
Erika Kuster
Customer Account Manager
Steed Brown
Technical Customer Support Analyst

Technology Team

Bill Bennett
Director of IT, Firebrand Technologies & NetGalley
Brandon Hayes
Director of Engineering, Firebrand Technologies & NetGalley
Robert Carlton
Senior Database Administrator, Firebrand Technologies & NetGalley
Chris Adler
Cloud Engineer
Alan Katzen
Chief Engineer
Derek Kurth
Principal Engineer
Dustin Miller
Olivia Asaro
Product Manager, Title Management
Ryan Durham
Senior Engineer, Eloquence on Alert
A.J. Cadell
Engineer, Title Management
Dalton Valliere
Senior Engineer, Special Projects
Liam Reynolds
Engineer, Title Management
Colman O'Connor
Software Architect, Title Management
Ben Campbell
Engineer, Title Management
Colleen Curry
Jr. Software Engineer
Steve Quaglia
Cloud Operations Manager
Myfanwy Collins
Program Manager, Title Management
Barbara Blanchette
QA & Release Engineering, Title Management
Marie Katzen
QA & Release Engineering, Title Management
Cody Randall
QA Automation Engineer
Sebastian Mendoza
Engineer, Eloquence on Alert
Emily Schroeder
Software QA Specialist
Matt Campbell
QA Automation Engineer
Kevin Tremblay
SQL Developer / Data Engineer
Chad Murphy
IT Specialist


Lindsey Lochner
Executive Vice President
Kristina Radke
VP, Business Growth & Engagement
Mary Pratt
Director of Product Management
Tarah Theoret
Senior Director, Community Experience
Darren Shifflett
Engineering Manager
Darcy Piedmonte
Senior Sales Manager
Katie Versluis
Customer Success Manager
Haley Sherif
Administrative Assistant
Alyce Reese
Marketing Specialist
Brianna Paulino
Email Marketing Specialist
Alicia Schaefer
Manager, Community Support
Megan McCormick
Community Support Agent
Hallie Fields
Social Media Assistant Manager
Kelly Gallucci
Executive Editor, We Are Bookish
Curt Hendley
Project Manager
Courtney Walter
Project Manager, Publisher Features
Emily Lau
Technical Project Manager
Mike Salem
Aaron Opela
Senior Engineer
Preston Brynie
Ryan Archer
Amanda Delatorre
Tim Coon
Todd Twiggs
Andrew Heaton
UX / Design
Stuart Evers
Director (NetGalley UK)
Natalie Fox
Administrative Assistant (NetGalley UK)
Maria Bodmer
Community Manager & Chargée de Relations Éditeurs (NetGalley France)
Prudence Servan
Marketing and Administrative Assistant (NetGalley France)
Karina Elm
Managing Director (NetGalley Germany)
Karlotta Lehnert
Junior Manager (NetGalley Germany)
Nobuto Fujiyoshi
Sales Manager (NetGalley Japan)
May Fujita
Customer Relations Associate (NetGalley Japan)
Naoko Sakashita
Localization Support (NetGalley Japan)