Our team.

  • Michael Matousek CEO/Founder

    Mike Co-Founded Flashnotes in 2010 while a senior at Kent State University. He brings energy and passion to the company. While at Kent State, Mike studied and graduated with a degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Inspired by his personal experience and frustration while in school, Mike believes in the mission of Flashnotes: powering the student-to-student exchange of high quality academic materials to help supplement and complement the learning experience by harnessing commerce and the latest technologies.

  • Steven Maggs CTO/Founder

    Steven Maggs serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Flashnotes and brings leadership and innovation with both hands-on and management experience building, running, and maintaining large-scale Internet services. As the former CTO of Thinking Screen Media and AVP at CNET Networks, Steven brings an array of experience poised to run Flashnotes through its growth phase. Steven earned his Bachelor of Arts at Amherst College and lives in Acton, MA with his wife, two children, and dog.

  • Joel Heberlein CFO and COO

    Joel joined Flashnotes.com as the CFO and COO in November 2014 and with that brings deep operational, financial and general business experience. Prior to joining the Flashnotes team he held senior financial positions at Rue La La and Forrester Research. Joel enjoys building data driven teams, processes and systems that are scalable and able to help drive value in his business. When he is not at work, Joel is a busy father and husband who enjoys spending time with his wife Janine and three children - traveling, snowboarding, fishing or just hanging out.

  • Kate Adams SVP of Product Management and Brand Marketing

    Kate has a passion for making the pursuit of a college education a better experience for today’s student. She feels passionately that Flashnotes is a contributor in improving today’s college experience. Prior to joining Flashnotes Kate worked for Edvisors where she contributed to the significant growth and success of ScholarshipPoints.com. In her personal time Kate can be found either out for a run or sitting on a beach with her wife and daughter.

  • Kate Babetski QA Engineer

    Kate joined the Flashnotes.com team in winter of 2014 to handle quality assurance for the website. Formerly a QA Engineer at Scholastic, Inc., she comes with a strong background in both education and technology. For Flashnotes.com, she works to combine these forces again to help bring the best innovative tools to colleges across the country in hopes of helping to build a strong network among students.

  • Mina Elnaccash Project Manager

    For nearly a decade, Mina has been helping make education and healthcare better by managing requirements and rapid product development in ever-changing landscapes. Having most recently come from educational software development for K-12, Higher Ed was the logical next step. When she’s not wrangling projects, you can find Mina traveling to VT for open-water swim races and beer tourism, attempting to play the accordion, and working on clients as a licensed massage therapist for over 15 years.

  • Bobby Klucevsek Graphic & Web Designer

    Bobby is a graphic and web designer, and also knows a thing or two about marketing, public relations, SEO, video editing and journalism. He’s driven by creating unions of functionality, beauty, wit and relevance to help companies reach and engage their audiences. A native to Massachusetts, Bobby spent a few years in South Florida and a brief stint in West India before graduating from Northeastern University in 2010. In his free time, you can find him writing for his TV blog, tackling new routes at the rock gym or pretending he knows what he’s talking about while volunteering at craft beer festivals.

  • Liz van der Mandele Director of Strategic Initiatives

    Liz is the Director of Strategic Initiatives. Previously, she worked as a Sales Representative for Cengage Learning® in Colorado. While working on her Masters at Cornell University, she researched the implementation of various literacy strategies into career technology schools. In addition to research, she helped design a yearlong professional development workshop for teachers. While she enjoys music, art, snowboarding and traveling, her true passion is education.

  • Sean Murphy Customer Success Manager

    Sean spent much of his early career in arts management before discovering a love for technology and innovation. He’s passionate about solving problems and leveraging technology to enhance customer experience. Sean believes strongly that open collaboration is a vital component of education. That, and he just really likes people! A native New Jerseyan (Jovi > Bruce), Sean graduated from Rowan University in 2007 and is currently pursuing his MBA at Boston College.

  • Nish Murthy Senior Director of Marketing

    Nish has spent his career contributing to small teams with really big ambitions. After graduating Tufts University he spent four years helping scale a startup from 10 to 50+ people, took two years getting his MBA from Babson and then spent four years working at EMC. Most recently he was Director of Business Development at Intrepid Pursuits. He lives in the North End with his wife and son and eats at Pizzeria Regina way too often.

  • Natalia Musatova Student Success Manager

    Originally from Saint Petersburg, Russia, Natalia is a dedicated communication and client relations professional. She earned her BS in Criminal Justice from Northeastern and MA in Communication from Suffolk University. She enjoys building new connections both nationally and internationally, especially when it comes to the academic world. Natalia is also an avid theater lover and acts in film and theater in the Boston area.

  • Jason Myatt Software Architect

    Jason has been working as an application developer and solutions architect in the Boston area for 12 years with companies such as Endeca, MarkLogic and Brightcove. Over the years he has specialized in search / information access, e-commerce, big data, and most recently online video solutions. He comes to Flashnotes with an excitement to contribute to the growth of the Education space, where technology can enhance students’ learning experience in effective, tangible ways. In his spare time Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and two young boys, acting in community theater productions, and playing in a local over-30 baseball league.

  • Heidi Rose Student Success Manager

    Heidi, a native New Yorker/Vermonter, has been calling Boston home since she graduated from Lasell College in 2013. Her passion for both marketing and creating new connections allowed her to be successful at her previous position with Mendix, an app platform company. Aside from marketing, Heidi also enjoys hiking, going to concerts, and checking out local craft beer festivals. She looks forward to continuing to make an impact on students’ lives, while also growing in her career.

  • Audrey Roy Student Success Manager

    Audrey Roy is a native Ohioan who became involved with Flashnotes.com during her final semester at Kent State University in Spring 2014. Her passion for marketing helped her be successful at accomplishing a significant presence of Flashnotes.com on Kent State’s main campus. Throughout college she gained experience working in higher education with Kent State University and Texas Christian University. She is excited to make an impact on students’ lives, while continuing to grow and expand in her new career.

  • Courtney Smith Campus Recruitment Coordinator

    Courtney is passionate about making a difference and loves connecting with people, which is why she joined Flashnotes.com in March of 2014. Prior to joining the team, Courtney worked for a national food broker managing a team of 19+ associates, developed Individual Success Plans for adults with physical and developmental disabilities, and recruited staff for a staffing agency for several years. Her motto is “Happy to be here, happy to be alive!”

  • Jack Turgeon Student Success Manager

    Jack has a passion for helping students succeed as part of the Student Engagement Team. While earning a BA in Marketing Management from Champlain College in Vermont, he discovered a love for communications and client relations through classes and internships. He’s since returned to his native Boston to pursue his career, be closer to family, and support the world’s greatest sports teams. In his free time you can find him skiing, snowboarding, fishing, or just hanging out with his friends.

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    Ian Walter Senior Full Stack Developer

    Ian is a full-stack developer who has spent the last couple of years focusing on front-end development and user interface design. He grew up in the United States Virgin Islands before moving to Massachusetts to earn his bachelor degree in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University. Ian previously worked in the finance industry but now prefers working with small agile teams and cutting-edge technology often found in the start-up world. When not building web applications, Ian is probably reading stories on hacker news, creating a playlist, or getting food with friends.

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    Teddy Wing Web Developer

    Teddy Wing is a designer and developer. Nearly a century ago he time-travelled to present day Boston and studied computer science at Tufts University. Teddy decided to stay in Boston because of its European atmosphere and so he could continue wearing winter clothes. He enjoys creating and tinkering with software, french viennoiseries, beautiful typography, and listening to classical music.

  • Kieu Wong Senior Director of Academic Relations

    Kieu has been working with higher education since 2007 to help implement changes for better student learning outcomes. She is passionate about the Flashnotes.com mission of helping college students earn more money and get better grades. She works diligently to form strong partnerships that will enhance the learning experience. Kieu and her husband Alex have two children, Aaron and Lauren. They remind her that life is about doing what you love and enjoying every moment you can with each other.

  • Adriana Woods Director of Student Engagement

    Adriana is an enthusiastic member of the student engagement team and manages email marketing at Flashnotes.com. She loves working with small, highly ambitious teams. Previously, Adriana supported the production of a groundbreaking documentary, TEN9EIGHT. As a JetBlue campus representative at Northeastern, Adriana secured approval to award the winning team of NU’s iconic Amazing Husky Hunt with twelve round-trip tickets to any JetBlue destination. A native Californian, Adriana graduated from Northeastern University in 2007 and has called Boston home ever since.