Team

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Shagun Malhotra, INTP

Founder

Product and Technology

Shagun is the visionary behind the product and user experience. A CPA, CIA and an experienced auditor and process consultant, she designed ART for accountants. Having gone through the broken and inefficient process various times over, she believed there was a more efficient and user friendly way to do reconciliations. Being process focused, Shagun injected process within ART to deliver a product that is highly integrated and process centric. Shagun started her career in public accounting and has worked in Fortune 100 companies such as Marriott and Freddie Mac. Her work focused primarily on internal controls and risk mitigation in both, the international and domestic arenas. She has been a speaker for Fast Trac – a Kauffman Foundation program and is very passionate about entrepreneurship.

Nancy Wu, ISFJ

Sales

Nancy leads sales for SkyStem in the United States. Prior to joining SkyStem, she was a Senior Manager at Protiviti. As part of the Finance Accounting and Excellence practice at Protiviti, Nancy served on numerous global accounts, including AIG, BP and Accenture. Throughout her career, she focused primarily on process transformation initiatives in the Finance office. Nancy is an internationally published author. She is also the author of Back Office Mechanics, a blog dedicated to transforming Finance through small ideas.

Nancy has a B.S. and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Shalia Skjong, ENFJ

Marketing
Shalia is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs and a minor in German Studies. After interning for international non-profits and associations as the fundraising and events coordinator, Shalia found her passion in marketing, ultimately leading her to a career in event and product marketing. In her spare time, she volunteers as the Internal Coordinator for the Ladies Get Paid NYC chapter as well as the PR Manager for the USNC-UN Women New York chapter.

Cliff Gray, INTJ

Technology

Cliff has always been passionate about technology from the time he was young and wrote his first program at age 12. He brings over 15 years of professional technology, management and architecture experience to SkyStem. He believes in using technology to create accessible and user-friendly experiences for consumers. Before joining SkyStem he worked for the world’s leading provider of technology-enabled human capital management (HCM) solutions, including time and attendance and payment and compliance solutions. He is excited about building new ways to make it easier for end users to solve their business needs using Cloud based software. Cliff obtained his Bachelors and Master’s degrees from Rutgers University.

Vinay Khandelwal

Technology

Vinay is responsible for the upkeep and building of SkyStem’s product. He has been a part of the ART product since the early days of the product. He has 12+ years of experience in product development, application development and delivery management. He provides leadership, motivation and strategic direction to a multifaceted team. He is proficient in Agile methodologies, Software as a service (SaaS) and Design Patterns (MVVM, MVC, MVP, Singleton, Factory, Abstract Factory). Prior to working at SkyStem, Vinay worked at a software development company working on a variety of products and clients. He has a Masters in Software Engineering from Indira Gandhi National Open University.

Jennifer Stein, ISFJ

Customer Happiness

Jennifer Stein is part of our Customer Happiness team. Throughout her career, she has worked with preparing, reviewing and automating reconciliations. She has held various positions in public accounting and corporate environments, most recently as Controller for a software company. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Towson University and she is a licensed CPA and CGMA in the State of Maryland. She volunteers on the finance committee and the Board of Directors for a large non-profit organization in Baltimore and enjoys advocating for animal rescues in her spare time.

Mabel Espinal, ESFJ

Marketing

Mabel Espinal is a marketing specialist for SkyStem. After earning her Bachelor of Science degree in marketing at Bentley University in Massachusetts, she moved back to NYC and entered the finance industry. She worked in multiple roles in finance for 14 years for various Fortune 500 companies. In 2018 Mabel decided to return to her passion for marketing by joining the SkyStem team. In her spare time, she’s a member of Ladies Get Paid NYC chapter, an active runner with She Runs Crew and a vigorous world traveler.

Robert Levin

Advisory

In addition to starting The New York Enterprise Report (NYER), Levin has been a CEO and COO for businesses in a variety of industries. His strengths include leadership, sales, marketing, business development and finance.

At NYER (which was sold in January ’14), Levin led his team to create a media company with an audience in excess of 100,000 business owners and executives along with an impressive roster of advertising and sponsorship clients. He has a passion for leading growth-driven teams as well as building and refining sales, marketing and product development processes to drive strong growth. He now leads RSL Media which helps enterprise companies such as Time Warner Cable Business Class and Citibank engage small and midsize businesses.