Marc Goldmann is the Co-Founder and CEO of
Prior to starting
, he ran SawYouAtSinai.com an online matchmaking site for the Jewish Community.
The site became the # 2 site in its niche. Through SawYouAtSinai.com, he was able
to test and develop the online matchmaker model and recently launched RetroMatch,
a similar concept to the broader market.
applies this concept to the Jewish Singles community.
Prior to this venture, he spent seven years as a Management Consultant for A.T.
Kearney, the Mitchell Madison Group and Zeborg. He served as a Vice President at
Zeborg with primary responsibility for business development and management of the
company’s second largest software division. Marc then arranged the sale of this
division to Xerox in August 2003. In addition, he founded and then helped to sell
the companies Jewish Journeys, a kosher tour operator, Global Sourcing Services,
a $750MM a year marketing firm and Zeborg MarketPort Print, the online print procurement
division for Zeborg. Marc received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Industrial
Engineering from Columbia University.
Alan “Azi” Cutter is Co-Founder and VP of Business Development of
Alan is a natural-born networker whose passion is creating connections between people—in
person and online. One of his earliest “online matchmaking” experiences was playing
a central role in the initial strategic success of Hotjobs.com, which matches jobseekers
and employers. In addition to his roles with RetroMatch and SawYouAtSinai, Azi is
CEO of AC Lion, one of New York’s top recruiting firms for online new media executives.
Yet again, he’s connecting the dots and the people.
, he oversees general business management and strategic development, helping to
continually enhance aspects of the network for the benefit of singles worldwide.
Azi is also the Director of the Career Center for the J2J Network, a non-profit
organization dedicated to matching business owners with potential customers and
employees. Frequently quoted in Crain’s New York Business, he maintains an active
and integral role in numerous community and political causes.
A native Bostonian, he is ecstatic about the string of successes racked up by his
hometown sports teams. An avid surfer, he is often found traveling the coast of
California or Long Island, searching for the perfect wave.
Jack Bhanded is the Lead Programmer for
Jack is involved in all phases of the network from designing to programming. In
his own words, he is “very very happy that my hard work is contributing to singles
around the world!”
Jack can be found tirelessly working on the
web site and speaking to CEO Marc Goldmann at insane hours of the late night and
His bio would be incomplete without mention of his “better half,” his wife Rekha,
who also works for
’s member support.
Whatever “free time” Jack & Rekha has is spent with their adorable children Anusha
and Swayam. When he is not working (which is rare these days!), Jack goes biking
and cycling and never misses a chance to go for a hike. He is an avid reader who
enjoys listening to music and relies on yoga to unwind – When you work as hard as
Jack does, you need some time to meditate and connect with your inner self!
Danielle is the Director of Marketing and Member Services for
A new addition to the New York population, Danielle is from sunny Manchester England.
Having graduated in Mathematics and Management from the University of Leeds, she
decided (with little hesitation) to leave the ‘World of Accounting’ to join
- giving one plus one a whole new meaning.
Her days are spent making
as beneficial as possible for its members through both online and offline initiatives.
She is happy to create additional features to the site, organize events and resolve
any member questions.
When Danielle’s not in the office, she is off exploring the world. It was her experiences
with different cultures, places and people that emphasized that finding love is
important no matter who you are or where you are from.
She feels lucky to be part of the
Rebecca Benjamin is the Director of Matchmaker Operations for
Her role involves the hiring, training, and ongoing support and supervision of the
matchmakers to ensure that members have the best experience possible. She received
her Bachelor’s Degree from Tufts University and her Master’s Degree in Social Work
from Columbia University. Rebecca began her professional career as a hospital social
worker, but after 6 years of traditional social work, she decided to pursue a career
in the field she’s truly passionate about: dating and relationships (truly social
A self-made expert in the world of online dating, Rebecca kept detailed diaries
from her single life, read all the relationship books she could find, and has attended
many singles seminars, classes and events. She completed training at the Matchmaking
Institute in New York City, and subsequently started her own business matching suburban
singles through Love Locally (www.LoveLocally.com). In her spare time she coordinates
and hosts speed dating parties for HurryDate (www.HurryDate.com) in Manhattan and
Westchester County. Given her vast knowledge of dating, she has been the subject
of many magazine and news articles. Rebecca enjoys combining her social work skills
with the knowledge obtained from her personal dating experiences to assist singles
Chris Bartlett is the Advisor of Technology Operations for
Having arrived in the United States from England on a six month holiday that has
lasted more than a decade, Chris has been providing technology management consulting
services to Wall Street firms ever since. His family resides in England, Zimbabwe
and South Africa and the only time Chris does the “tourist thing” is when they visit
him in New York City. Chris is a technology whiz who built his first PC in 1984
and is still trying to understand the more complicated phenomenon of the American
Chris established RetroMatch’s technology backbone. He is continually enhancing
and introducing new ideas for technological aspects of the network, but don’t let
that fool you into thinking Chris is content sitting behind a desk: He is a lover
of the great outdoors who has enjoyed kayaking since 1984, having competed in White
Water and Slalom races, and in 1990, he made a couple of documentaries on the sport
including “Mad dogs and Englishmen.”
The brain behind the technology that enables a selective online dating experience,
we are grateful to Chris for having extended his “Six Month Holiday” repeatedly.
Deborah Grayson Riegel
Deborah Grayson Riegel, MSW, is the Head Coach of MyJewishCoach.com, and helps Jewish
organizations and individuals achieve personal and professional "Success without
the Tsuris" through coaching, training and speaking.
Deborah’s energetic workshops and speaking programs are in high demand with North
American Jewish organizations, Fortune 500 companies, national and local government
agencies, and small start-ups, and her one-on-one coaching has propelled Jewish
professionals across industries and interests to get farther, faster.
Deborah was the Director of Education and Training for the Mandel Center for Leadership
Excellence at United Jewish Communities (UJC), where she developed innovative training
programs for Federation professionals and lay-leaders, and co-authored an award-winning
interactive solicitation training website. Deborah also worked at the Jewish Association
for Services for the Aged (JASA) as the Director of the only program in North America
that trains senior citizens to be lobbyists. In addition, Deborah was a key player
in the development of New York’s Makor/Steinhardt Center for young Jewish professionals.
Deborah is on the faculty for both the Wexner Heritage Program and Yeshivat Chovevei
Torah Rabbinical school. A popular conference speaker for both the American Society
of Training and Development and Training Magazine’s Conference and Expo, Deborah
was awarded membership into the National Speakers Association in 2005. She is also
a member of the Association of Jewish Community Organization Professionals, the
Jewish Communal Service Association, and the International Coach Federation. Deborah
is a graduate of Coach U. and is a Certified DiSC® Practitioner.
Deborah’s expertise in developing training and coaching for professionals and lay
leaders in the Jewish communal world was highlighted when she authored “Corporate
Universities in the Non-Profit Sector”, a chapter in the book The Next Generation
of Corporate Universities (Allen, Ed, Wiley 2007).
Deborah earned a B.A. in Psychology at the University of Michigan, and her M.S.W.
at Columbia University, supporting her expensive school habit by performing improvisational
and stand-up comedy.
She and her husband Michael are the proud parents of twins, Jacob and Sophie, who
inspire her to choose naches over tsuris everyday.