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Marc Goldmann

Marc Goldmann is the Co-Founder and CEO of JRetroMatch .

Prior to starting JRetroMatch , 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. JRetroMatch 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.

Azi Cutter

Alan “Azi” Cutter is Co-Founder and VP of Business Development of JRetroMatch

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.

For JRetroMatch , 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

Jack Bhanded is the Lead Programmer for JRetroMatch

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 JRetroMatch web site and speaking to CEO Marc Goldmann at insane hours of the late night and early morning.

His bio would be incomplete without mention of his “better half,” his wife Rekha, who also works for JRetroMatch ’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 Jacobs

Danielle is the Director of Marketing and Member Services for JRetroMatch

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 JRetroMatch - giving one plus one a whole new meaning.

Her days are spent making JRetroMatch 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 JRetroMatch Team

Rebecca Benjamin

Rebecca Benjamin is the Director of Matchmaker Operations for JRetroMatch

Her role involves the hiring, training, and ongoing support and supervision of the JRetroMatch 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 work).

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 everywhere.

Chris Bartlett

Chris Bartlett is the Advisor of Technology Operations for JRetroMatch

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 People.

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.

For more information, visit www.myjewishcoach.com or email Deborah at headcoach@myjewishcoach.com.