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Finder US crew

Adrienne Fuller

Head of Publishing and Editorial

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@adriennekfuller /in/adriennefuller/ adrienne.fuller@finder.com

Adrienne Fuller is the head of publishing at Finder. With a decade of experience creating guides in finance and education, she aims to deliver the accurate and transparent information she wishes she had when she made some of life’s important financial decisions. For the past three years, she has been the publisher of money transfers, helping readers save when they send money all over the globe. She earned a BA from Colorado College and loves to hike with her two Catahoula dogs around her home in San Diego.

“I’ve made good and bad financial decisions. And bringing that real-world experience is why the Finder staff is so great at creating empathetic guides for readers who want to improve their financial health.”

Allan Givens

Public Relations Manager

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Allan Givens is the PR Manager for Finder. He is graduate of the University of Connecticut where he majored in sociology and women studies. His previous experience in finance includes brokering loans for small business and optimizing finance content for top sites. Allan now focuses on researching financial trends occurring in the US to better disseminate more informed financial advice.

“When even the competition is complimenting and working with you, you’re doing something right. I take pride knowing our financial expertise doesn’t stop at our site, but goes beyond as resources at universities, industry sites and major news outlets.”

Amy Stoltenberg

Writer, Travel and Shopping

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/in/amystoltenberg amy.stoltenberg@findercrew.com

Amy Stoltenberg writes about lifestyle and money for Finder, researching the best options for shopping, banking, insurance and authentic travel experiences. After studying writing and fashion at Savannah College of Art and Design, she worked designing apparel at a corporate behemoth before opting for a career with unlimited travel time. When her laptop’s closed, she can be found wandering the streets looking for happy hour and hole-in-the-wall eateries.

“I want to guide readers toward the choices that work best for them, so they can spend more time living their lives, and less time scrolling fruitlessly through the overwhelming black mass of the web.”

Andrew Flueckiger

Writer, Insurance

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Andrew Flueckiger is a licensed insurance agent and certified insurance counselor with experience in insurance and finance. A graduate of Indiana University, Andrew contributes a wealth of knowledge and experience to Finder. When Andrew isn’t writing, reading or practicing insurance, he can be found spending time with his family and playing the guitar.

“Many people are paying a lot of money for the wrong insurance. At Finder, we simplify insurance and help you understand what type of coverage you need, without overpaying.”

Anna Serio

Staff Writer, Loans

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Anna Serio is a staff writer untangling everything you need to know about personal loans, including student, car and business loans. She spent five years living in Beirut, where she was a news editor for The Daily Star and hung out with a lot of cats. She loves to eat, travel and save money.

“Everyone at Finder is dedicated to getting the most accurate, easy-to-understand information to our readers. And we’re constantly searching for ways to be better at that.”

Britny Lawhorn

Assistant Publisher, Home Loans

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Britny Lawhorn is an assistant publisher for Finder who specializes in mortgages. She’s here to help readers get a better deal when they buy or refinance a home. Prior to joining Finder, she spent more than five years working in marketing agencies, where she helped businesses grow their audience. She earned an English degree from the University of Tennessee and, in her free time, enjoys traveling, volunteer work and dabbling in photography.

“The more time you spend diving into a topic, the easier it is to lose yourself in the minute details. I try to keep myself in the reader’s shoes. What’s important to them? What do they need to know?”

Cheryl Wagemann

Editor, Shopping

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Cheryl Wagemann is shopping editor at Finder and is completely obsessed with all things, well, shopping. She is a beauty and style blogger with several journalism awards under her belt and experience writing for a tech giant. When she’s not swatching new makeup shades or googling grammar rules, she can be found hiking or heading to the beach.

“I love comparing brands, reviewing new products and covering the latest launches to help readers make better shopping decisions.”

Dawn Daniels

Publisher, Incubation

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/in/dmdaniels14/ dawn.daniels@finder.com

Dawn Daniels is an assistant publisher with Finder, based out of Oregon. Her background includes editing more than 40 published books, including Financial Fitness: 21 Easy Exercises to Get Your Personal Finances in Shape Fast by Dr. Vi Scott. In her spare time, Dawn enjoys hiking ridiculous distances and collapsing in exhaustion.

“People make hundreds of financial choices, from how to budget groceries to how to manage cash flow for their business. Finder breaks down those choices, so readers can stay in control of their finances.”

Ezra Wolfgang

Graduate Publisher, Loans

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/in/erzawolfgang/ ezra.wolfgang@finder.com

Ezra Wolfgang is a graduate publisher for Finder, helping readers compare providers to choose the best for their needs. Prior to joining Finder, Ezra interned on the assignment desk at ABC News in New York, where he helped find, develop and write breaking news stories. Ezra earned a BA in media studies from Hunter College, where he took a healthy dose of courses in film/documentary production, print and digital reporting and studio television. In his spare time, Ezra goes on the occasional run, takes photos, writes scripts and shoots his own tiny, short films.

“Working at Finder gives me the opportunity to push the envelope in financial comparison and deliver compelling content that helps readers make informed decisions to fit their needs.”

Gabrielle Pastorek

Staff Writer, Shopping

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/in/gabriellepastorek/ gabrielle.pastorek@finder.com

Gabrielle Pastorek is a staff writer at Finder, helping readers round up the best deals, coupons, retailers, products and services to save money and make decisions. She holds an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh, and her essays and short stories can be found in The Collagist, Blue Monday Review, Blotterature and others. When she’s not writing, Gabrielle can be found out in the barn with her horse, Lucy.

“With so many options — from mattresses to delivery services — choosing the best product is overwhelming. I love that I can help people make everyday decisions to stay on budget and get quality goods.”

Jennifer Gimbel

Senior Editor, Loans

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/in/jenniferlgimbel jennifer.gimbel@finder.com

Jennifer Gimbel has over five years of experience informing editorial strategy at one of Disney’s digital media brands. Now as loans editor at Finder, she strives to create engaging, transparent content to help readers find products to meet their financial goals. On the weekends, you can catch Jenn at the dog park with her pup Olive or exploring the streets of Brooklyn — iced coffee in hand.

“I’ve never worked at a company where so much brainstorming and collaboration happens every. single. day. It’s inspiring to know we’re arming our readers with accurate, unbiased information.”

Katia Iervasi

Staff Writer, Insurance

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/in/katia-iervasi-923531134/ katia.iervasi@finder.com

Katia Iervasi is a writer from Sydney, Australia. Her writing — and curiosity — has taken her around the world, and she now calls New York home. With a journalistic eye for detail, she navigates insurance and finance for Finder, so you can splash your cash smartly (and be a pro when the subject pops up at dinner parties).

“The best time to get a life insurance policy is as soon as you need it — but the options can be overwhelming. We sift through providers and policies, so you can make the right decision for your family, lifestyle and budget.”

Kelly Larson

Editor

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/in/kelly-larson-7b38217/ kelly.larson@finder.com

Kelly Larson is an editor at Finder, where he currently spearheads the effort to make office sloths a thing. Prior to that all-important role, he led editorial newsrooms in the creation of award-winning content as a managing editor in the digital space.

“The environment here is very open and collaborative. And while everyone is driven to succeed, the collective focus is always on helping people make more informed financial decisions.”

Kelly Waggoner

Editor-in-Chief

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/in/kswaggoner kelly.waggoner@finder.com

Kelly Waggoner is editor-in-chief of Finder US. She’s worked with publishers, magazines and nonprofits throughout New York City, including ghostwriting a how-to on copyediting for the Dummies series. Between projects, she toys with words, flips through style guides and fantasizes about the serial comma’s world domination.

“Unbiased content supported by independent research is built into our mission. It’s what drives our robust editorial team to write clear, concise and credible content our readers rely on to make unfamiliar decisions — and gain more solid financial footing.”

Kellye Guinan

Writer, Loans

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/in/kellye-guinan kellye.guinan@findercrew.com

Kellye Guinan is a writer and editor with Finder who has years of experience in academic writing and research. Between her passion for books and her love of language, she works on creating stories and volunteering her time on worthy causes. She lives in the woods and likes to find new bug friends in between reading just a little too much nonfiction.

“The importance of a loan’s interest rate can’t be overstated. When you’re comparing lenders, check the maximum APR. This will show you how much a lender charges — and help you pick the best deal.”

Kevin Chen

Writer, Credit Cards

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/in/kevinjoeychen/ kevin.chen@findercrew.com

Kevin Joey Chen is a credit cards, banking and investments writer whose work and analysis have appeared on CNN, US News & World Report, Lifehacker and CreditCards.com. He’s passionate about helping you get your finances in order to expertly navigate the cutting-edge financial tools available — including credit cards, apps and budgeting software.

“Typically, credit card points or miles are worth 1 cent each. But if your provider allows reward transfers, your points or miles could be worth 2 cents each or more — an extraordinary value.”

Kliment Dukovski

Writer, Credit Cards

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/in/klimentdukovski kliment.dukovski@findercrew.com

Kliment Dukovski is a credit cards writer who’s written more than 600 articles to help readers find and compare the best credit cards. He’s also written pieces on money transfers, home loans and more. Previously, he ghostwrote guides and articles on foreign exchange, stock market trading and cryptocurrencies.

“With a lot of research and calculations, I want to help readers make informed financial decisions and save money.”

Kyle Morgan

Producer

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/in/morgankyle/ kyle.morgan@finder.com

Kyle Morgan is a producer for Finder who has worked for the USA Today network and Relix magazine, among other publications. He can be found writing about everything from the latest car loan stats to tips on saving money when traveling overseas. He lives in Asbury Park, where he loves exploring new places and sipping on hoppy beer. Oh, and he doesn’t discriminate against buffalo wings — grilled or fried are just fine.

“Tens of thousands of people come to Finder every day to learn more about financial products. It makes me smile knowing that we’ve helped our readers make life-changing decisions.”

Megan Horner

Publisher, Credit Cards and Banking

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/in/horner-megan/ megan.horner@finder.com

Megan Horner is the credit cards publisher at Finder. She’s passionate about helping you find the best credit cards to meet your financial needs — whether that’s earning great rewards or improving your credit score. Previously, she edited and published educational articles on credit cards as an assigning editor at Credit Karma.

“Financial education is extremely important for a healthy, fulfilling life. I love teaching people how to make good choices and pick good products that will better their situation.”

Megan Shepherd

Editor, Insurance

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megan.horner@finder.com

Megan Shepherd is the insurance editor at Finder and is committed to creating precise, informative content to help readers evaluate and understand their insurance coverage options. A licensed insurance agent in health, life, disability and general lines of coverage, Megan’s expertise is backed by more than four years of providing guidance in the industry. She earned her BS at the University of Texas at Dallas and enjoys tuning up her backhand on the tennis court.

“There’s an insurance policy to fit your exact situation. We sift through the multitude of options and details to help you find that match. “

Michael Bowley

Publisher, Shopping

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/in/miichaelbowley/ michael.bowley@finder.com

Michael Bowley is publisher for the shopping and travel team at Finder. Armed with years of experience in design and an Amazon Prime account, he loves finding bargains and sharing them online. When he’s not helping folks save money, he’s walking his beloved dog or cycling around his home.

“If you’re gonna buy it, buy the best version of it.”

Rhys Subitch

Writer

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/in/rhyssubitch/ rhys.subitch@findercrew.com

Rhys Subitch is a writer and editor at Finder who tackles topics across the site. With half a decade of experience researching, editing and writing for a Fortune 500 company, a university and independent publications, Rhys brings readers the most up-to-date and curated info on all things finance.

“When you’re researching insurance, be straight up about what you can afford to cover on your own in the event of a loss. You and your family’s financial safety depends on that honesty.”

Richard Laycock

Editor, Insights

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@RichardLaycock_ /in/richardlaycock richard@finder.com.au

Richard Laycock is Finder’s insurance editor and has been wrangling insurance product disclosure statements for over five years. His musings on insurance can be found across the web including on MoneyMag, Yahoo Finance and Travel Weekly. When he’s not helping people make sense of insurance fine print, he’s testing the quality of cocktails in his newfound home of New York. Richard studied media at Macquarie University and the Missouri School of Journalism and has a Tier 1 Certification in General Advice for Life Insurance.

“Data is a compelling storyteller.”

Roslyn McKenna

Publisher, Insurance

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/in/roslynmckenna/ roslyn.mckenna@finder.com

Roslyn McKenna is an insurance publisher for Finder, where she’s driven to help people get a great deal on car, life, home and other insurance to protect their families and finances. Roslyn earned a Bachelor of Arts in writing and communications from Maryville College and has written professionally for more than a decade on topics ranging from technology and pets to finance and insurance.

“If you don’t look out for your finances, no one else will. That’s why Finder arms you with the knowledge you need to save money, make a decision or find the best deal.”

Ryan Brinks

Editor, News

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/in/ryan-brinks/ ryan.brinks@finder.com

As news editor and former assistant publisher of banking and investing at Finder, Ryan Brinks melds more than a decade of experience in business news and online content into creating comprehensive and helpful comparisons of the companies you trust your money with. He loves to innovate and put money to work while keeping a careful eye on managing risk. Beyond work, Ryan’s also passionate about his family and serving his community.

“Conventional wisdom is often convenient wisdom. We aim to provide the information you need to make a decision that will benefit you, rather than someone else.”

Sarah Barness

Editor, Credit Cards

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/in/sarah-barness/ sarah.barness@finder.com

Sarah Barness is credit cards editor with Finder. She has more than five years in digital media, most recently at A Plus, where she was a lifestyle senior editor who managed a team of five journalists. She was also an editor at the Huffington Post, where she was a top-viewed content creator thanks to her knack for identifying emerging trends and the stories that compel millions.

“What I like most about working at Finder is the people. It’s such a fun and supportive environment, and everyone is truly passionate about helping consumers compare the financial products they need.”

Sarah George

Staff Writer, Insurance

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@sarahswritings sarah.george@finder.com

Sarah George is a writer at Finder who unravels complicated topics about insurance, business and finance. She’s been wordsmithing for more than three years, after earning an English education degree. You can usually find Sarah sipping hot tea and talking through movie plots in her downtime.

“Insurance has so many factors that change along with your life, so it’s a good idea to compare policies when your life situation reshapes. Finder steps alongside so you’re not making decisions alone.”

Shannon Terrell

Staff Writer, Incubation

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/in/shannon-terrell/ shannon.terrell@finder.com

Shannon Terrell is a writer for Finder who studied communications and English literature at the University of Toronto. On any given day, you can find her researching everything from equine financing and business loans to student debt refinancing and how to start a trust. She loves hot coffee, the smell of fresh books and discovering new ways to save her pennies.

“I want to empower readers with honest reviews that dive into the nitty-gritty. The best decisions are informed decisions.”

Steven Dashiell

Staff Writer, Credit Cards

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@SteveAtFinder /in/stevendashiell steven.dashiell@finder.com

Steven Dashiell is a credit cards staff writer at Finder. He’s worked on more than 150 Finder articles to help readers embrace and maximize credit cards. Steven has nearly a decade of research and reporting experience, and was also a reporter and editor for healthcare newsletters.

“The difference between a good card and a great card is all in the fine details and how — or whether — those details apply to the consumer.”

Zak Ali

Publisher, Loans

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/in/zak-ali-ab267777/ zak.ali@finder.com

Zak Ali is a publisher for Finder, specializing in life insurance and money-saving strategies. Prior to working at Finder, Zak cofounded a news media website. He thrives on helping people make smart financial decisions. When Zak’s not learning the ins and outs of insurance, he can be found soaking up the latest news stories and listening to his fave podcasts.

“Take a moment to imagine having the power to positively impact the financial well-being of others. If you work at Finder, you don’t have to imagine — that’s your reality.”

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