Zach Garippa
Co-Founder & CEO

After graduating from Boston College Carroll School of Management with a double major in Finance and Economics, Zach worked at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management for one of Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors.


Tom Jaklitsch
Co-Founder & CTO

Tom was a Computer Science/Computer Engineering double major at Johns Hopkins University before leaving to dive into the NYC tech scene. He has years of experience working with a range of tech companies like Shopify, Dealogic, and SocialToaster, and uses his intimate knowledge of Rails and other highly scalable frameworks to guide development, and passion for front-end to guide UX.

Core team

Aaron Fleming

Aaron is a jack all trades with years of experience in Sales, Customer Service, and Quality Assurance across multiple industries. His unique background allows him to listen and understand issues first, building strategies that directly address the needs of clients.


Tyler John
VP Sales

Tyler has made a career in leading sales teams at early-stage, first to market companies, having successfully helped scale B2B sales organizations at Yelp and Zenefits. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience that will set Negotiatus up for long-term success.


Phil Sweeney

Phil graduated from a BBA program at Fordham University concentrating in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship with minors in Philosophy, Economics, and Sustainable Business. His experiences range from leading sales teams at startups in the college student market to launching his own social mission jeans brand and sustainability education program.


Matt Garippa

Matt graduated from NYU Stern with a double major in Finance and Marketing and a minor in Mathematics. He went on to earn an M.S. at Northwestern in Predictive Analytics. He uses this background and experience in financial markets and financial models to guide strategic planning and analytics.


Mike Mitchell
Accounts & Content

Mike graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in English. He uses his five years of experience as a copywriter and social media strategist to lead content marketing and client acquisition.


Katie Shea

Katie graduated from NYU Stern with a double major in Finance and Marketing and a minor in Entrepreneurship. She started a manufacturing company out of her NYU dorm room, grew it to a global 7-figure business, and sold it four years later. Since then, she’s led a variety of marketing & growth teams at seed —> Series B startups in NYC.


Huy Huynh

Huy graduated from UCSB with a Business degree. He has previously worked for six years as an accountant in the marketing, market research and publishing industries. Huy has since found his passion in web development and is driven to create beautiful and meaningful work in Rails.


Tim Stephens

After graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science from The George Washington University, Tim dove straight into the startup world. From education to email marketing to home cleaning services, Tim's startup experiences have provided him with a wealth of experience he is thrilled to bring to Negotiatus. His passions lead him back and forth across the software stack, from designing robust backends to using the latest frontend technologies.


Michael Stone

Mike, an M.F.A. Design candidate at SVA with a B.S. in Marketing from Boston College, uses his experience in branding, production, and graphic/UX design to manage a consistent identity for content across all consumer touch points.


Mike Dennhardt

Mike studied Marketing at Boston College before being drafted by the Cincinnati Reds. Five years of playing professional baseball helped him develop the leadership and communication skills to lead operations and negotiating efforts.


Juan Cobos

Juan Carlos graduated from Boston College with a double major in Economics and Communications. Before joining Negotiatus, he worked in production for a women’s intimate apparel where he found his strength and passion in implementing strategies to improve the efficiency of business practices.