Meet Yello’s Leadership Team
Our leadership team consists of dedicated, focused and proven SaaS executives with a diverse set of experiences and successes across industries. Working together with our employees and customers across the globe, our passion for helping customers love their work is what drives us to succeed — everyday.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Jason Weingarten is the Co-Founder and CEO of Yello. Jason’s vision for reinventing the way enterprise companies acquire top talent has helped Yello build an impressive client roster; the software powers recruitment initiatives for hundreds of the world’s leading brands. After attending Miami University together, Jason and co-founder Dan Bartfield previously founded a company to help college students find jobs online, which was sold in 2008. Jason’s serial entrepreneurship and business savvy has been noticed by investors, with funding rounds exceeding $46M, led by investors JMI Equity, First Analysis and Argentum.
Co-Founder & President
Dan Bartfield is the Co-Founder and President of Yello. Dan helps with all aspects of the organization, and currently his main focus is overseeing Yello’s sales and client success strategy. Dan’s role is to analyze different customer-facing teams within the organization and discover how can effectively scale while directly benefiting our customers. Prior to launching Yello, Dan, together with Jason, launched the largest career services software platform, EASE, used by more than 450 institutions throughout the U.S. Dan graduated from Miami University with a degree in Marketing
Chief Operating Officer
Ron Wilson is COO and leads the day-to-day business across all functions. Prior to Yello, Ron spent the past 4.5 years in the cyber security industry as SVP of Field Operations at Core Security leading all revenue-generating and customer-facing teams, and as VP of Customer Success at Damballa leading all pre- and post-Sales customer-facing teams. Ron has an extensive background in business and technology, having previously held leadership positions across multiple teams and disciplines for both start-ups and established organizations. Ron drives a merit-based, high-performance culture driven by positivity and collaboration with an “It’s All Good” general outlook. Ron graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS in Accounting and Finance.
Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Brian Burke oversees accounting, legal and risk/compliance. Prior to Yello, Brian was CFO at a SaaS-based company focused on the real estate industry named Yield Technologies which successfully sold to a larger competitor in 2013. Prior to Yield, he worked for various technology and media companies including Playboy Enterprises, Divine Interventures, and Braun Consulting in multiple financial planning and analysis roles. Brian holds an MBA in International Marketing and Finance from DePaul University and a BS in Finance from Fairfield University.
VP of People
Jen Meza is the VP of People at Yello. She spends every day making sure Yello attracts, develops and retains the best talent — so we can execute Yello’s mission to help recruiting teams love their work. Prior to Yello, Jen spent six years at an innovation lab in Los Angeles, scaling multiple spinouts in diverse industries from social gaming to native advertising. Before Jen’s journey in HR took flight, she worked as a professional opera singer and holds a Bachelors in Music from Syracuse University with a Masters in Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
EVP of Marketing and Business Development
Scott Brandt is the EVP of Marketing & Business Development at Yello. Scott is focused on making Yello a household name in the campus and professional marketplace, employing online and offline marketing tactics to get the word out and drive demand. Scott also leads Yello’s Business Development team, ensuring the combined contributions of Marketing and Business Development provide a quality pipeline for our Sales team. Prior to joining Yello, Scott was CMO at SproutSocial and spent 8 years leading Marketing at SurePayroll. Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and an MBA from DePaul University.
VP of Customer Success
Scott Underwood is the VP of Customer Success at Yello. Passionate about delivering unparalleled business value to our customers, Scott brings a proven track record of client engagement and a deep understanding of the daily challenges faced by HR leaders — particularly just how difficult it can be for executives to articulate progress, maturity and success in a continually evolving tech climate. Prior to coming to Yello, Scott held positions at the cybersecurity firms Axio and Core Security. Scott received a BA from Western Kentucky University and an MBA from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business. Scott has also served and been an avid supporter of the Atlanta start-up community for more than a decade, and still mentors many up and coming start-ups.
EVP of Sales
As EVP of Sales, Michael Megerian is responsible for revenue at Yello. Michael leads Yello’s Sales and Solution Consulting Teams in aligning the business initiatives of all of our customers to Yello’s campus and professional solutions to drive value and help recruiters love their work. Michael has 18 years of SaaS-based strategic sales, enterprise account management and customer success experience with Yello, Oracle, Taleo and Ariba. Michael graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance.
VP of Engineering
Deepika Duggirala is the VP of Engineering at Yello where she oversees the engineering teams and the development of all of Yello’s products. With two decades of experience leading teams building high-performing software across a range of companies big and small, she brings a unique perspective that combines enterprise mindset with agile, innovative thinking to help her teams create winning products that can scale. Her data-driven approach and collaborative skills enable teams to navigate change and achieve engineering excellence.
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