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ASG Leadership

We’re an experienced, multi-disciplinary leadership team with financial chops, entrepreneurial drive, software skills, and a helluva lot of passion.

Mark Strauch

Chairman & Co-Founder

Responsible for:
The overall direction and success of ASG

Best advice:
Keep your eye on the ball.

Favorite quote:
“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t… you’re right.”  – Henry Ford

Mark Strauch

Chairman & Co-Founder

Billy Maguy

Chief Investing Officer & Co-Founder

Responsible for:
ASG acquisition activities and serving as an ASG board member

Hidden talent:
Cheerleading (for my wife’s tennis team)

Most proud of:
Playing on the Stanford water polo team and winning the 1993 NCAA championship.

Billy Maguy

Chief Investing Officer & Co-Founder

Jake Brodsky

Head of Corporate Development & Co-Founder

Responsible for:
Mergers & acquisitions from sourcing deals to executing transactions

Favorite quote:
“Don’t mistake activity for achievement.”  – John Wooden

Dream dinner companions:
Kobe Bryant to hear how he stayed motivated over a 20-year career and Ben Franklin to hear all the things he tried before discovering electricity.

Jake Brodsky

Head of Corporate Development & Co-Founder

Bess Yount

VP of Operations

Responsible for:
People, marketing, communications, and the NPS of our CEOs and Founders

Most proud of:
The partnership I have with my husband in raising our son.

Hidden talent:
Helping people write their wedding vows.

Bess Yount

VP of Operations

Dan Saper

President & Group CEO

Responsible for:
Building the ASG and ASG Labs team, serving as a board lead, and mentoring our CEOs

My hero:
My grandfather, Murray Saper. His tombstone says it best: “Cherished forever by family and friends whose lives were enriched by his love, charm, humor, and wisdom.”

Hidden talent:
Playing Boggle.

Dan Saper

President & Group CEO

Jamie Linden

Chief Financial Officer

Responsible for:
Building a world class finance and accounting team and overseeing the financial operations at ASG

Best advice:
You will miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

Hidden talent:
Doing the moonwalk.

Jamie Linden

Chief Financial Officer

ASG Team

We’re a diverse and dedicated team working to support every aspect of ASG and our companies—from finance and HR to development and marketing.

Tina Aguilar

Finance Lead

Best advice:
Continue to date after marriage.

Dream dinner companions:
Angelina Jolie and Michelle Obama because I believe they are true humanitarians in the world.

Tina Aguilar

Finance Lead

Jesse Boland

Chief Growth Officer, ASG Labs

Best advice:
Always assume the world is conspiring in your favor.

My hero:
My mom, for her untiring optimism and kindness to strangers.

 

Jesse Boland

Chief Growth Officer, ASG Labs

Luis Cabrera

Finance Lead

Favorite quote:
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway

Hidden talent:
Ambidextrousness

Luis Cabrera

Finance Lead

Garwin Ching

Finance Lead

Hidden talent:
Grilling tri-tip

Best advice:
Happy wife, happy life.

Garwin Ching

Finance Lead

Russ Holler

Corporate Development

Hidden talent:
Karaoke

Favorite quote:
“A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you can’t get very far until you change it.” – Unknown

Russ Holler

Corporate Development

Raluca Iancu

Finance Lead

Favorite quote:
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Chinese proverb

Dream dinner companions:
Khaled Hosseini, my favorite author, whose writing style transports you to another side of the world.  My brother because his zest for life and love for food makes even the fullest person want to dive in and eat alongside him. The three of us would go out for Afghani food and I would just sit back and listen to the vivid descriptions from both, soaking up the conversation.

Raluca Iancu

Finance Lead

Jeremy Jackson

Chief Technology Officer, ASG Labs

My hero:
My Dad, he is a military veteran who has served with honor through multiple tours of duty. I have always admired his ability to leave it at the door, he never let his work life influence his family life, and he always encouraged his kids to chase their dreams.

Dream dinner companions:
Satya Nadella and Elon Musk. I appreciate IT visionaries and folks that challenge the status quo.

Jeremy Jackson

Chief Technology Officer, ASG Labs

Megan Land

Marketing Communications

My hero:
My mom. She taught me to be humble, how to lead with your heart, and that right is right even if no one is doing it and wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.

Dream dinner companions:
Michelle Obama because she’s full of intelligence, grit, and humility. J.K. Rowling because her authenticity and imagination are absolute magic (pun intended).

Megan Land

Marketing Communications

Wanwisa Mayer-Harnisch

Finance Lead

Best advice:
Only you can change your life. No one can do it for you.

Favorite quote:
“Remember you’ll always regret what you didn’t do rather than what you did.” – Unknown

Wanwisa Mayer-Harnisch

Finance Lead

Jim Mulios

Accounting

Favorite quote:
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana

Dream dinner companions:
Let me start by saying I’m a psych major….so, Jack the Ripper and Charles Manson.

Jim Mulios

Accounting

Mary Nyugen

Executive Assistant/Office Manager

Best advice:
Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.

Favorite quote:
“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.”   – Florence Nightingale

Mary Nyugen

Executive Assistant/Office Manager

Ann Payne

Finance Lead

My hero:
My 86 year old Lola (grandmother) who raised me (along with her 6 children) for the first 10 years of my life and instilled values I am now passing on to my 3 sons.

Best advice:
Spend your time on what matters most.

Ann Payne

Finance Lead

Maria Resendiz

Finance Lead

Favorite quote:
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

Most proud of:
Seeing peers and former employees succeed and knowing I made an impact in their lives.

Maria Resendiz

Finance Lead

Steven Sullivan

Finance Lead

Dream dinner companions:
Eminem and Barack Obama; no explanation necessary.

Best advice:
You’ve come too far to only go this far.

Steven Sullivan

Finance Lead

Kate Velasquez

HR/People Operations

Favorite quote:
“The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men and women who can dream of things that never were.” — John Keats

Dream dinner companions:
Leslie Odom Jr. and Darren Criss so I could pretend we’re all in a musical together.

Kate Velasquez

HR/People Operations

Spencer Weinberg

Corporate Development

Hidden talent:
Monopoly. I’ve never lost a game.

Dream dinner companions:
Anthony Bourdain to hear about his life of travel and cooking. Kobe Bryant to pick his brain about how he maintains his drive and operates in high-pressure situations.

Spencer Weinberg

Corporate Development

Willis Wilson

Corporate Development

Best advice:
Focus on the things you can control.

Favorite quote:
“Take one simple idea and take it seriously.” – Charlie Munger

Willis Wilson

Corporate Development