CEO & Founder
Zach is a die-hard Sacramento Kings fan; it was through many losing
seasons where he first learned the value of loyalty. He founded Thanx
in 2011 with the goal of helping merchants identify, reward and retain
their best customers / die-hard fans. Previously, Zach worked with retail
and tech giants at Bain and Company, where he focused on customer
satisfaction and retention. He received his MBA from Stanford and
shivered his way to a BA at Dartmouth.
Engineering Lead & Co-Founder
Darren is a born-and-raised East-Coaster, currently enjoying the
West Coast life. He joined Thanx as employee and engineer #1 in 2011
and has enjoyed cultivating the codebase from its inception to what
it is now. Darren received his BA in Computer Science from Dartmouth.
Head of Product & Co-Founder
Aaron is a veteran of too many startups to keep track of anymore,
the most recent being Cloudera where he was employee #6. He focuses his
passion for data — and its potential to impact consumer behavior
— on the Thanx product. He chips in with some code and design
work here and there, much to the chagrin of the engineers and designers.
Michelle Wohl heads up the marketing team at Thanx. She was previously
the VP of Marketing at Revinate, a San Francisco-based software company
that helps more than 35,000 hoteliers connect with their guests. At
Revinate, Michelle was responsible for marketing, public relations
and university relations. With more than twenty years of technology
marketing under her belt, Michelle is a true dotcom veteran. She started
her career in product marketing at GoLive Systems, creators of the first
WYSIWYG Web authoring product for the Mac. At Adobe, Ms. Wohl led
product marketing for the Web products, and later, Adobe Acrobat.
She graduated from Cornell University with a B.A in English.
With a career that includes managing all functions within the enterprise,
Sam is the obvious choice to champion the customer experience at Thanx,
and ensure that the right resources are focused on the right opportunities.
Prior to Thanx, Sam was the COO at Recurly, a SaaS provider of subscription
management infrastructure. Sam appreciates being rewarded for his loyalty
and is slowly removing a large stack of punchcards from his wallet
with each new merchant that Thanx signs up. He graduated from Yale
University with a B.A in History.