Happier
financial lives.

Twine empowers people to save more, save better, and save together.

Startup meets
John Hancock.

We're designers, programmers, researchers, strategists, marketers, analysts, and bookworms. We work from our startup office in San Francisco and John Hancock office in Boston.

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INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEER

Pete
Emerson

🏍️ Pete started working with Linux starting with 12 Slackware floppies on a Pentium Pro 200. Since then, he has orchestrated software across thousands of machines.

When he is not working, he is spending time being a husband and a dad of four kids, who range in age from four to fifteen.

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CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MANAGER

Kevin
Yarbrough

🏍️ Through his years of customer service and product development, Kevin has helped make countless users feel at home.

He’s a big hockey fan (and a middling hockey player), a Bay-Area native, and when he’s not at work, he’s probably motorcycling by the ocean.

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ENGAGEMENT MARKETING LEAD

Jen
Lee

🍣 Jen spent her marketing career driving engagement and retention efforts in real estate tech and gaming before moving to the fintech world. She loves podcasts, spicy foods, and learning new things.

Outside of the office, you can find her lurking in the aisles of San Francisco bookstores or on the hunt for the perfect matcha latte.

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PROGRAM MANAGER

Alex
Sullivan

👯 Originally from California, Alex has embraced the East Coast and calls New England home.

When she’s not crossing items off of her daily to-do list, she enjoys exploring the area while listening to her favorite country music, rooting for the Celtics and Patriots, and traveling back to the West Coast to visit family and friends

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DELIVERY SUPPORT SERVICES

John
Suminski

👍 John has been with John Hancock for nearly 20 years. While working across multiple roles and businesses, he thrives on the variety of focus between future vision and addressing immediate needs. John supports the Best Buddies as a board member and participant in the Hyannis Port Challenge bike ride.

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MOBILE ENGINEER

Ian
Luo

🌶️ Ian has been going to Burning Man for twice as long as he’s been coding. And he’s been coding for a long time.

It’s nice to have someone “cool” on the Twine team. Ian is very generous with his Spotify playlists and PR reviews.

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PRODUCT MANAGER

Esha
Shah

☺️ An engineer by training, a product manager at heart. After spending 10 years on the east coast, Esha moved to bay area last year.

Latest metrics indicate she has travelled to 4 continents, 10 countries and 24 US states in the last 4 years. Her most memorable trip was driving 4000 miles from Boston to Keys and back in 2 weeks.

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IOS ENGINEER

Raheel
Ahmad

🐋 Raheel has been working as an iOS engineer in the Bay Area for the last 5 years. Previously, he taught Computer Science at a liberal arts college in rural Indiana.

He spends his free time buying vinyl records so that his two kids can have a proper music education.

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DIGITAL RIA OPERATIONS MANAGER

Susana
Ngan

🍾 Susana brings over 15 years of financial services operations and compliance experience to the Twine team. She enjoys knitting, traveling, urban organic farming and all things food related.

While traveling, she always designs her itinerary around restaurant reservations.

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VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING

Arun
Agrahri

💡Obsessed with creating simple, pain reliever products (especially in mobile, email, messaging platforms). In his free time, he likes to read and explore the city with friends and family.

Arun has been the CFO of the family but never got serious until he read the book “A random walk down wall street”.

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SENIOR COUNSEL

Dan
Carlson

Dan has worked as an attorney for over 16 years and with that brings his expertise, way with words, and attention to detail to Team Twine. He makes sure that what we say as a company is exactly what we mean, and is always focused on the needs of Twine customers.

When he’s not in Boston, he loves to spend time in Florida.

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FRONTEND ENGINEER

Alex
Viet Tran

🙂 Alex built his first website in 11th grade to promote La Sierra High School’s Prom of 2002. He has been building web experiences ever since.

When not writing JavaScript, Alex can be found in his kitchen cooking up new recipes. He enjoys the challenge of preparing vegetables because “anyone can cook a good steak”.

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MARKETING

Kai
Hansen

Kai is often found in the lab (with a pen and a pad) tinkering with marketing and growth strategies to help people live happier lives.

When his nose isn’t in a book, Kai can be spotted exploring his new home in the Bay Area.

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DIRECTOR OF ANALYTICS & BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS

Scott
Burns

👼 He studied why some countries get wealthier—now he’s applying academic insights to help American families reach their financial goals.

Scott met Uri at Harvard’s Kennedy School. After a time managing emerging market investments, he rejoined him in California to start what we now know as Twine.

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DIRECTOR OF DESIGN

Cassidy
Clawson

🌵 What is design? Solving problems for users? Crafting memorable experiences? The careful organization of lines and letters?

Cassidy hasn’t been the same since he saw a UFO in Sedona, Arizona. His favorite shape is the triangle.

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ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT, COMPLIANCE

Bob
Hartigan

👀 A staunch believer in consumer protection practices, Bob has made a career out of putting customers’ needs first.

In his free time, he can often be found jogging through Southie. He likes his tea to be English and his coffee Philz style. If a book has space travel or magicians in it, he’s probably read it.

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UX DESIGNER & RESEARCHER

Jonathan
Hung

💪 Jon marvels at the absurd and complicated things people say they wish existed. Like who decided to make pistachio an ice cream flavor?

In his spare time Jon loves to rock climb, play video games and explore the live music scene in San Francisco.

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TEAM OPERATIONS MANAGER

Nahyun
Kim

🐶 At Twine, your favorite snack is always in stock. Your video conference link always works. It’s not magic—it’s Nahyun.

When not at at her desk with her guardian pet “Dino”, Nahyun is probably strolling the streets of San Francisco. She says hi to every dog she passes.

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SENIOR DESIGNER

Stephanie
Briones

🎉 It’s important to have exactly one perfectionist on a design team. Stephanie is our perfectionist.

Stephanie grew up playing Super Mario 3 and attending 4-H. Not much has changed. She still plays games (on a computer she built herself) and goes hiking on the weekends.

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FULL STACK ENGINEER

Tyler
Doss

👨‍🍳 California native and adventure seeker. Tyler loves to hike, fish, run, and BBQ when he’s not indoors.

He’s not great with spicy food, (though determined to not let it beat him) however he’s a super solid engineer. He enjoys tackling tough problems and coming up with creative ways to solve them.

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SENIOR FULL-STACK ENGINEER

Bill
Kaufman

👓 “Hey Bill, what programming languages do you know?” — “All of them.”

Bill was a nerd before nerds were cool. He came to California to study at UC Berkeley and has ridden the tech booms ever since. He’s excited to work on a product that helps people (and involves complex math).

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HEAD OF ADVICE AND INNOVATION

Steve
Dorval

👍 Steve brings years of experience in financial advice to Twine, along with the guidance and support required to build quality, human-focused products. His goal is to make sure people have the tools they need to reach financial independence.

He enjoys traveling and hiking with his family any chance he gets.

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SENIOR BACKEND ENGINEER

Rob
Arshonsky

🥑 Rob enjoys hiking, philosophy and Test Driven Development.

Many guys are proud to show off pictures of their motorcycle. Not Rob. Rob will show you pictures of his homemade Ethereum mining rig. “Cryptocurrency and smart contracts are going to change everything,” he says (with a wild look in his eye).

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Chief Executive Officer

Uri
Pomerantz

🚀In the fintech school of karate, Uri is a black belt. He’s worked to expand access to financial services since college—from founding a mideast micro-lender to building a VC in Sierra Leone.

Sometimes, he even sleeps (but dreams of Twine). He refuses to eat lunch without Sriracha involved.

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MOBILE ENGINEER

Yael
Rubenstein

🤗 Yael is a real engineer’s engineer. WWDC is her favorite holiday and MVVM is her favorite conversational topic.

Yael spent her formative years in Israel, where she earned a BS in Software Engineering, sold sausages at the mall and won 1st place in a national swimming contest.

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QA ENGINEER

Mike
Smith

😻 It’s Mike’s job to stop bugs. His quality process catches most bugs before they escape the building. But occasionally a bug slips through… and Mike must hunt it down and bring it to justice.

This work requires Mike to be strong in mind and body. He can Deadlift over 400 pounds and finds wisdom in Stoic philosophy.

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PROGRAM MANAGER

Jim
Mascia

🤔 Jim is always looking ahead and brings his passion for building new and exciting financial and investment tools to Team Twine. He believes we should create products that help people achieve all of their goals in life.

In his free time, he enjoys skiing, CrossFit, and practicing Tai Chi.

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DIRECTOR, DIGITAL STRATEGY

Jeff
Fernandes

🛳 Jeff believes that investing is for everyone, and wants to make sure people have the tools they need to make good financial decisions and achieve their personal goals.

He lives in the Boston area with his wife and Golden Retriever, and enjoys golfing and cycling in his spare time.

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LEAD ENGINEER

Michael
Boardman

🤖 Michael joins Twine after a decade of work on robots and secret space stuff.

He is equal parts fancy and nice. You’ll probably find Michael at an artisanal cheese tasting — and you’ll definitely find Michael when you need help with your dev environment.

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DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL PLANNING

Jason
Friday

😜 Jason has 23 years of experience in the financial services industry. He lives in the South Shore of Massachusetts with his wife and three daughters.

Outside of work he enjoys golfing, and watching his daughters various sporting events.

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CLIENT EXPERIENCE SPECIALIST

Emily
Cunningham

🤓 While hard at work in the Boston office, Emily has a passion and talent for building and maintaining robust operating processes between teams in Boston and abroad.

Outside of her love of numbers, she enjoys traveling and discovering fun new restaurants to add her list of favorites.

STEPHANIE & SHIRLEY

How we work.

Stronger with every thread

We believe our team’s success is driven by how well we share, learn, and iterate together.

The customer decides

We bring our customers’ perspective into every meeting, every discussion, and every decision we make.

Candor and compassion

We strive to share what’s on our minds candidly and with empathy – with our peers, managers, and partners.

Nurture trust

We foster a safe and inclusive environment for our team to do the best work of our lives, while vigilantly safeguarding the most trusted data in our customers’ lives.

Empowered and accountable

We empower each other to take ownership, while holding each other accountable for seeing work through.