Our Leadership Team

Our Executive Team

Tom Brunskill

Tom Brunskill

Co-founder & CEO

Tom is the CEO and co-founder at Forage. Before joining Forage, Tom was a M&A Attorney at King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney, Australia.

Pasha Rayan

Pasha Rayan

Co-founder & CTO

Pasha is the CTO and co-founder at Forage. Previous to Forage, Pasha led growth & acquisition at ASX-listed marketplace Freelancer.com, owning the product and engineering teams that grew the employer marketplace.

Julia Baily

Julia Baily

VP, Marketing

Julia has 10+ years experience that spans setting 0-1 marketing strategy to multi-channel growth marketing for large consumer businesses. Prior to joining Forage, Julia was an early employee at NerdWallet and responsible for building and scaling its organic growth engine.

Brian Tran

Brian Tran

VP, Product

Brian leads Product, Design, and Data at Forage. He has 15+ years of experience growing customer-centered product teams at early-stage startups finding product-market fit as well as at late-stage startups through successful IPO, across multiple domains including edtech, healthtech, and B2B.

Dylan Jensen

Dylan Jensen

COO

Dylan leads a range of initiatives driving Forage’s operational efficiency and value capture within its ecosystem. Prior to joining Forage, Dylan worked in investment banking and has also founded and run multiple businesses.

Simon Farrell

Simon Farrell

VP, Engineering

Simon is a passionate technologist and business leader with over 20 years' global experience across FinTech, EdTech, B2C and Enterprise B2B. Prior to joining Forage Simon was CTO at Plutora, SocietyOne, RedBalloon, PINCHme (New York) and Octopus (Dubai). Prior to this Simon spent 10 years working as a software engineer in companies such as Ninemsn, BBC and several government roles.

Anthony Herring

Anthony Herring

Head of Sales

Anthony leads the Go-to-Market team at Forage, responsible for Sales, Customer Success, and Business Development. Prior to joining Forage, Anthony worked in executive search and consulting for Heidrick & Struggles.

Anna Prell

Anna Prell

VP, Operations and Program Production

Anna oversees the operations and program production teams at Forage. She has spent three years growing the operational functions at Forage, primarily in the Chief of Staff role. Prior to joining Forage, Anna was a corporate lawyer at global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills.

Alicia Wells

Alicia Wells

GM, UK

Alicia leads the growth and operations of Forage"s UK business. Alicia has been a repeat founding member of succesful impact driven initiatives throughout her career, and was a founding member of Forage"s UK team. Prior to Forage, Alicia was a corporate lawyer at Ashurst in London.

Maneka Siva Nathan

Maneka Siva Nathan

General Counsel

Maneka manages the legal function at Forage, responsible for overseeing the company"s legal risks, strategies, and governance. She has 8+ years of experience advising corporate clients. Prior to joining Forage, Maneka worked in private practice at Fried Frank and White & Case.

Laura Mills

Laura Mills

Head of Early Career Insights

Laura brings 20+ years in the early career space, guiding HS through graduate candidates. She joined Forage from Cognizant where she led talent acquisition for the Americas and, prior to that, EY where she was a leader in University Relations. She is passionate about revolutionizing early career talent acquisition to democratize access to opportunity.

Our Advisory Team

Mariana Garavaglia

Mariana Garavaglia

Chief People Officer at Doordash

John Renfro

John Renfro

Former SVP & Chief HR Officer at Capital Group and Disney

Michael Ross

Michael Ross

Former CHRO at Visa and Lecturer at Stanford GSB

Katie Watson

Katie Watson

CHRO at Solidigm

Our Board of Directors

Alex Taussig

Alex Taussig

Partner at Lightspeed

Mercedes Bent

Mercedes Bent

Partner at Lightspeed

Tom Humphrey

Tom Humphrey

Principal at Blackbird

Thomas Brunskill

Thomas Brunskill

Co-founder & CEO

Pasha Rayan

Pasha Rayan

Co-founder & CTO