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Founders

Charlie Gray

Charlie Gray

Founder & CEO

Charlie led the people operations of technology and media companies for 15+ years before founding Gray Scalable in 2012. He was instrumental in managing the growth of the Google advertising sales team and helped to develop the company's People Operations framework. He then provided executive HR leadership at a handful of other start-ups, and has now advised dozens of industry-leading companies.

Deb Feldman

Deb Feldman

Co-Founder

Deb brings over 15 years of HR and Talent Acquisition experience to Gray Scalable, having held leadership roles at Google, Nielsen, Unilever, and Recyclebank. As our cofounder, she gets to do a lot of things she loves, including leading our business recruiting and executive search teams. She enjoys singing, running, and cooking, and is raising her three sons with her husband in New Jersey.

Business Operations

Drew Koloski

Drew Koloski

VP, Head of Business Development

As the Head of Business Development, Drew focuses on Gray Scalable's market expansion and building lasting partnerships. Before transitioning to Business Development, he was Gray Scalable's first Head of Tech Recruiting. Drew started his career as a top tech recruiter and talent leader for various startups and tech companies. Prior to joining Gray Scalable, he co-founded HR Tech startup Upsider.

Irene Courey

Irene Courey

Senior Manager, Marketing & Growth

As Gray Scalable’s Senior Marketing and Growth Manager, Irene manages our PR, marketing, and communications efforts, including our website, social media, community networks and events, CMS, CRM, email marketing, and more. With her experience across industries, Irene is the voice to our network, keeping our followers informed about products and services, and providing insights about our industry.

Ava Prospero (unofficial)

Ava Prospero

Business Development Coordinator

Ava joined the Gray Scalable team in June 2022 after graduating from Sacred Heart University with her masters in Strategic Human Resources Management. Based in the New York office as Gray Scalable’s business development coordinator, she will be working across all channels of the business to further her knowledge of the HR world.

Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith

Revenue Operations Associate

As a Revenue Operations Associate on the Business Development team, Daniel helps us run more efficiently. Daniel works cross functionally to provide a great experience to both internal and external clients. He loves finding efficiencies and creating processes to make everyone's lives easier. Outside of work, you can find him doing yoga or a group workout class and eating and drinking around town.

Sabrina Ramouk

Sabrina Ramouk

Workplace & Operations Specialist

Sabrina joins the Gray Scablable team with years of experience in office administration and workplace ops. In addition to ensuring that our NYC headquarters are running smoothly, she is passionate about developing administrative systems and processes that maximize efficiency, facilitate cross-team collaboration, and disseminate organizational knowledge. Outside of work, Sabrina loves horror movies, escape rooms, logic puzzles and board games.

Human Resource Services

Lucia Smith

Lucia Smith

Lead HR Consultant

Lucia has over 15 years of HR experience, and has worked within the nonprofit sector and held leadership roles at Paperless Post and LimeWire. She takes an inclusion-first approach and while at Gray Scalable has helped orgs like DonorsChoose, Glitch, and This American Life build and hone their HR practices. She’s passionate about clear communication, lean HR functions, and creating a more just world.

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Tar-Kisha Bryant

VP, Head of HR Services

With over 15 years of experience, Tar-Kisha joins Gray Scalable as a senior member of the HR Services team, specializing in building and expanding HR infrastructure within scaling businesses. Her commitment to inclusive leadership and transformational policies and programs was honed throughout her career spanning companies such as Starbucks, Estée Lauder, Rent the Runway, and Foursquare.

Chris Decola

Chris DeCola

Lead HR & Compensation Consultant

Chris spent his career partnering with startup leaders to design, implement, and scale their People-first practices as they navigate growth. He held HR leadership positions at Stash and Curalate, and is no stranger to being the “first HR hire” at startups. At Gray Scalable, Chris partners with companies like Slice, mParticle, A24, and more to build and scale their people teams and HR practices.

Mallory Mazer

Mallory Mazer

Lead HR Consultant

As a Gray Scalable HR Consultant based in Los Angeles, CA, Mallory provides embedded support to clients by helping them to build and scale their HR practices, providing training, and recruiting People leadership. Mallory has a history of hands-on experience from her roles at high growth startups, including Rent the Runway, Head of People at 1stdibs, and Head of HR at Hudson BLVD Group and Yext.

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Megan O'Brien

VP, HR Services

Meg partners with clients to build and scale their people teams and practices; specializing in custom training programs, development frameworks, and manager support, for companies like Meetup, pymetrics, MM.LaFleur, Vimeo, Thinx, Olo, WeWork, The Trevor Project and more! Before joining Gray Scalable, Meg was an HR partner for tech and media companies like XO Group Inc and NBCUniversal.

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Camille Hayden

Senior HR Consultant

Compensation & People Analytics

Sam Feldman

Sam Feldman

VP, Head of Compensation & Analytics

As the head of compensation and analytics, Sam focuses on helping clients improve HR decisions using data, primarily focusing on compensation design and pay equity. Prior to Gray Scalable, she was on the people analytics team at AOL, and before that spent time as an HR program manager and campus recruiter. Sam holds an MS in Analytics from NYU Stern and a BA in Psychology from Colgate University.

Patty Rutherford

Patty Rutherford

People Operations Analyst

As a people operations analyst, Patty supports our clients with a focus on compensation and diversity analysis, as well as pay equity. In addition, she works with our internal teams to provide insight into our recruiting operations. Before joining Gray Scalable, she worked for a social enterprise company in Yangon, Myanmar in Southeast Asia building their People Data Analytics team.

Nick Fields

Nick Fields

Sr. Comp & People Operations Analyst

As Sr. Compensation & People Ops Analyst, Nick supports our clients with analysis of their compensation, DEI, recruiting and people data. Before joining Gray Scalable Nick worked in various roles which focused on people analytics, compensation, HR systems and HR operations. Nick holds a BS in both Management & Labor Studies and in Exercise Science & Sport Studies from Rutgers University.

Max Warburg

Max Warburg

Sr. Comp & People Operations Analyst

As Sr. Compensation & People Operations Analyst, Max supports our clients with analysis of their compensation, DEI, recruiting and people data. Before joining Gray Scalable, Max worked building the people analytics team, developing the data and reporting infrastructure and running merit cycles at a global tech company. Max holds an MS in Analytics from NC State and a BS in Biochemistry from Seattle University.

Betsy Thomas (unofficial)

Betsy Thomas

HR & Compensation Consultant

As a HR & Compensation Consultant, Betsy partners with clients to first evaluate and then elevate their people and pay practices with data, fairness, and scalability in mind. Before Gray Scalable, Betsy was a People Business Partner, specializing in compensation practices and total reward strategy. Betsy is a haiku enthusiast and never turns down the opportunity to attend a magic show.

Executive Search

Darla Horn

Darla Horn

Head of Executive Search

Darla is Gray Scalable's Head of Executive Search. She brings extensive experience building sourcing pipelines, hiring, developing process and internal tools and shaping employer brand strategy across Engineering, Product and Executive Search. She is a veteran Talent Acquisition professional with 15+ years of experience helping high growth tech companies scale.

Business Recruiting

Lori Rose

Lori Rose

Business Recruiting Consultant

Lori began her career working in the entertainment industry as a talent and literary manager, before transitioning into recruiting at Google. Lori quickly became a Recruitment Specialist, recruiting for a range of sales positions. At Gray Scalable, Lori works with clients such as Pinterest, Better and mParticle to help them grow their marketing, human resources, sales and customer success teams.

Rose Alvarez

Rose Alvarez

Senior Business Recruiting Consultant

As a Business Recruiting Consultant, Rose acts as an internal member of our clients' People Team by sourcing and hiring top talent for HR, Sales, Marketing, and Operations functions. In addition, she assists in optimizing recruiting processes to enable our clients to build & scale their hiring practices. Rose currently resides in Hoboken, and loves cooking, traveling and live music!

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Lauren Novak

Director, Business Recruiting Lead

Lauren has 10+ years of Talent Acquisition experience supporting the Media/Tech industry, most recently leading recruiting teams at BuzzFeed and Aol/HuffPost. She began her career on the agency side supporting clients across Wall Street, Finance, and Healthcare. A true generalist, Lauren has experience hiring everything from Content Creators and Account Directors to scaling and building marketing and sales teams. Outside of work, you can find her at the beach, traveling, or spending time with friends and family.

Stephanie Riordan

Stephanie Riordan

Senior Business Recruiting Consultant

Stephanie is a member of the Gray Scalable Business Recruiting team, hiring talent across a variety of business functions for various clients. She is coming from the book publishing industry and was most recently at Penguin Random House, where she executed high volume recruitment for openings across the entire company. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys practicing yoga, cooking new recipes, and reading the latest bestseller.

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Ally Nolan

Business Recruiting Associate

As a Recruiting Associate on the business team, Ally handles interview logistics. Ally works on roles across HR, Sales, Marketing, and Operations, and focuses on delivering a stellar candidate experience from start to finish. She loves collaborating with her Gray Scalable team members to improve and streamline hiring processes. Outside of work, you can find her exploring NYC, trying new restaurants, and spending time with friends and family.

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Jennifer Porti

Business Recruiting Consultant

Jenn is a member of the Gray Scalable Business Recruiting team. Her previous agency and in-house experience spans over a variety of industries, including the legal, start-up, healthcare, architecture and retail spaces. Having worked on a diverse portfolio of both focused searches, and high-volume positions, Jenn provides embedded recruitment support to clients, building high performing, motivated and well-rounded teams. Outside of work you can find Jenn at the gym, playing volleyball and watching sports or true-crime documentaries.

Megan Pooley

Megan Pooley

Business Recruiting Associate

Megan joined Gray Scalable in 2021 as an Associate on the Business Recruiting team. Prior to this, she was an in-house recruiter at an investment bank, leading their undergraduate campus recruitment efforts and training programs. At Gray Scalable, Megan works with clients such as Dataiku, mParticle, and Muck Rack, sourcing and hiring talent for Marketing, Sales, and HR teams.

Technical Recruiting

Nissa Booker

Nissa Booker

VP, Head of Tech Recruiting

Nissa has been a Talent Acquisition leader for over ten years working across media and tech, at companies like Aol and Vimeo. She started her career at ABC News as a Desk Assistant and worked her way up to leading Talent Acquisition at Moda Operandi, Inc and BuzzFeed. Nissa is passionate about creating inclusive workplaces and she is driven by helping others find their dream job.

Matt Luyber

Matt Luyber

Technical Recruiting Coordinator

Matt is a Recruiting Coordinator on Gray Scalable's tech team who makes it a priority to be attentive and supportive of his team's goals. Matt handles scheduling logistics while delivering a delightful candidate experience. To every engagement, Matt brings his positive energy, motivated work ethic, and passion for connecting to people. When not helping clients achieve their goals, Matt can be found camping in the mountains, riding his bike, or searching for the best slice of pizza in Los Angeles.

Ashley Wood

Ashley Wood

Technical Recruiting Coordinator

Ashley supports the tech team by handling the logistics of the recruitment life cycle through clear communication, scheduling, ATS management, as well as providing the team with additional support in other areas such as sourcing candidates or ad-hoc projects. Most importantly, she ensures that all candidates have an excellent experience. Outside of work, you can find her out on the hiking trails, concertgoing, or experimenting with new recipes.

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Catherine Kerwin

Technical Recruiting Associate

Cat is a new addition to the Gray Scalable Family, based in NYC, where she works with the Technical Recruitment Team. Cat is currently working on four roles with Chartbeat assisting with sourcing and initial recruitment calls. Outside of work, you can find Cat, playing with her favorite pups Nacho and Wes, or helping her dad bartend at her family tavern, which has been in the family for over 50 years.

Eric Mellis

Eric Mellis

Technical Recruiting Consultant

Eric is a Recruiting Consultant on the West Coast Team. He joined Gray Scalable in February 2018 and has been an integral part of tech, business, and executive searches - working with vast array of clients ranging from Series A startups to midsize tech companies. Eric now primarily focuses on full-cycle tech recruiting. Eric holds a master’s degree in Higher Education Management from USC and previously worked in education and non-profit spaces.

Kelly Patullo

Kelly Patullo

Senior Technical Recruiting Consultant

At Gray Scalable, Kelly partners with engineering teams supporting their growth plans by hiring across executive and individual contributor requisitions. She works with a variety of clients including Leaflink, Skillshare, Olo, Nautilus Labs, Chartbeat and more. Kelly joined Gray Scalable with a background in tech recruiting with experience building teams for companies from pre-Series A to post-IPO.

Rachel Gnall

Rachel Gnall

Technical Recruiting Consultant

Rachel has a passion for building teams through strong partnerships while scaling organizations with intention. She started her recruiting career as an agency partner to Amazon engineering teams before expanding in the agency world to work with clients across business, finance, and more. Rachel loves to be outside - reading in a nearby park, paddle boarding, or hiking one of Washington’s many stunning trails.

Amy Patterson

Amy Patterson

Director, Tech Recruiting Lead

As a Recruiting Team Lead, Amy helps scale organizations through embedded consulting and the implementation of long-lasting recruiting programs and platforms. Prior to joining Gray Scalable, Amy worked at Google, launching new offices across for engineering, research, new grad and sales teams. Amy also previously led international recruiting teams at Merck, Groupon and Blue Apron.

Allie Chapman

Allie Chapman

Senior Technical Recruiting Associate

Allie works to build strong candidate pipelines and experiences. Prior to Gray Scalable, Allie worked at Teach For America managing recruitment marketing strategy, full-cycle recruitment, and brand affinity for various stakeholders. She works with a people first mentality, holding a passion for equity and relationship building in all of her workstreams. Allie is based out of Atlanta, GA and attends Emory University's part-time MBA program, graduating in May 2024.

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Molly Thompson

Technical Recruiting Consultant

Molly has helped build engineering and product teams across multiple industries including health tech, gaming, media, and financial services- all while navigating the ever changing tech landscape. She loves to form strong partnerships with her hiring teams and always brings the fun to recruitment. When Molly isn't talking tech, you can find her with rescue dog Smiley wandering about NYC + LA. 

Blessing Emeghara

Blessing Emeghara

Technical Recruiting Consultant

Blessing is a proven leader with a background as an educator and education management recruiter. She's built effective teams that led to development in both campus culture and student achievement. As a recruiter for Teach For America, she improved the recruitment and retention of diverse educators by 275%. At Gray Scalable, Blessing helps to build and manage candidate pipelines and experiences.

Natalie Davidzon

Natalie Davidzon

Senior Technical Recruiting Consultant

Natalie spent several years honing her talent acquisition skills in tech-focused recruitment agencies before taking on a role as eBay's first Technical Recruiter in NYC. She went on to tackle the startup world, leading company-wide recruitment strategy, program design and execution at Offerpop, LiveIntent and Haven Life. In her spare time, Natalie sings opera, rock climbs and spoils her dog.

Advisors

Aja Deodato Kuczma

Aja Deodato Kuczma

Advisor

Aja advises Gray Scalable's Human Resource Services team. She specializes in building HR functions, from strategy and organizational planning to program and policy development, as well as team building. Aja also specializes in HR and Talent searches for our Executive Search practice. Before her time at Gray Scalable, she held leadership roles in HR for Razorfish, Patch and Rent the Runway.

Bec Bliss

Bec Bliss

Advisor

At Gray Scalable, Bec built out the sourcing function and specialized in challenging tech hires. She designed and implemented much of the company’s recruiting process, tracking tools and platforms, and mentored a generation of recruiting talent. While she is no longer a Gray Scalable employee, she continues to consult, provide trainings, and attend all of the company’s client cocktail events.

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