Team
The BuzzBuzzHome team consists of several guys and gals working out of our offices in New York, Toronto and Vancouver. We are passionate about what we do and we like to get stuff done.
matthew slutsky
Co-President / Co-Founder
Prior to BuzzBuzzHome, Matthew was VP Development for a Toronto land development firm. Matthew holds a M.Sc. from the University of Edinburgh, and an Hon. B.A from the University of Toronto. If Matthew does not respond to your email within one hour, he is most likely sitting on his cottage dock with a cigar and bourbon in hand.
cliff peskin
Co-President / Co-Founder
After completing his BA, Cliff founded Nutrition in Motion Ltd. (nimdiet.com) which he sold to U.S.-based The Fresh Diet. Recreationally, Cliff is an avid wake-boarder, snow-boarder, scuba-diver, video-game player, and occasional surfer.
kiyoko fujimura
Executive Vice President
Kiyoko graduated from U of T with an honours degree in Commerce and Finance. She likes politics, pop music, pomegranates, puns and parks. She's also particularly fond of watching cute animal videos on the internet.
sean mackay
Managing Editor
Sean graduated from U of T with an honours degree in Political Science. He enjoys editing a lot — certainly more than the average person — and edited both the Strand and Varsity newspapers at U of T. In his spare time he likes to vicambulate while listening to obscure 60s garage rock and show tunes.
greg white
Vice President, Data and Partnerships
Greg joins BuzzBuzzHome after almost six years working abroad in Dubai, where he helped to introduce recycling and environmental education programs in partnership with His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi. He's also an occasional filmmaker, and in his spare time, he wrote and directed the acclaimed thriller 'Separation.' For his next challenge, Greg is setting his sights on winning an Olympic medal. He thinks curling is probably his best bet.
james reynolds
Director of Engineering
eva bennett
Product Owner
Eva graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in Geography, Environmental Analysis and Geographic Information Systems. She really loves planet Earth. Also, for some reason, country music. During the warmer times of the year, you can find her basking in the sun on a patio or doing something outdoorsy like camping or wrestling a bear.
max marchuk
Financial Controller
gord smart
Vice President, Business Development
Prior to BuzzBuzzHome, Gord worked in traditional print as well as online publications for national and regional publishers across Canada. With a degree in Political Science and Economics from The University of British Columbia, Gord has also lived and worked in Japan. When not working, Gord can be found in one of Vancouver's MANY sushi joints or hiking the city and mountain trails of Canada's "wet" Coast.
noemi guillaumet
Lead UI/UX Designer
Noemi decided to leave the warm beaches of Barcelona to enjoy the frigid winters of Toronto. She holds an Honours B.A. in Art History and a B.A. in Digital Design from the University of Barcelona and is completing her Ph.D. in Interactive Design. When she's not earning degrees, Noemi enjoys exploring the wide world of food (tapas are the best!), reading and writing children's books and watching soccer matches. Visca el Barça ¡ Visca Catalunya!
ryan mcgovern
Success Manager
Originally hailing from Mississauga, Ryan followed his dreams and moved to the big city of Toronto where he studied urban planning at Ryerson University. He is now compiling a collection of short stories as well as maintaining his Tumblr account. Ryan is especially fond of playing the guitar, watching back to back episodes of The Wire, and skateboarding.
jeremy smith
Account Executive
Jeremy grew up on Air Force bases across Canada, from Labrador to Vancouver Island. He studied political science at the University of Toronto, has climbed the Great Wall of China twice (because it’s that great) and spent 10 years fronting a rock and roll band. So yeah, he’s cooler than you. Oh, and he’s also obsessed with The Goonies and his favorite character is Chunk. Okay, so maybe he’s not that much cooler than you.
kelsey pudloski
Associate Editor
An expat from the US, Kelsey came to Canada for the cheap tuition -- she graduated from Concordia University with a BA in Journalism -- and stayed for the poutine. Before joining the BuzzBuzzHome team she was a writer for VICE Magazine. Her own vice? Documentary filmmaking, a nefarious hobby that landed her in a Danish prison for a week (where she was actually working on a project about the principle of normalization).
james bombales
News Reporter
After graduating from the University of Ottawa with an Honours BA in Public Administration, James began his professional career as you'd expect someone from Ottawa to: working for the man. That is to say he was a proud public servant for the federal government for a number of years. The allure of the land development scene eventually brought James south to Toronto. In his spare time, James enjoys populating his Instagram feed with whimsical photos of urban landscapes.
alex chapman
Senior Analyst
While he graduated out West with a degree in Environmental Geography from the University of Victoria, Alex never forgot his Central Canada roots and remains an unabashed Leafs fan. It's why he was voted off Vancouver Island and banished back to Ontario. An avid traveler and canoeist, Alex has spent time paddling through the Canadian Arctic, where he once wrestled a polar bear because he thought it was wearing a Habs jersey.
ronnie swaine
Lead Software Developer
mohan suntharesan
Senior Software Developer
shreyash patel
Software Developer
bahareh hajiakbar
Software Developer
henry cao
QA Analyst
andrew cichocki
Software Developer
vivin vikraman
Software Developer
Vivin comes to BuzzBuzzHome with a B-Tech in Information Technology from India’s Cochin University. No one would dispute that he's an all star programmer, but even more indisputable are Vivin's fearsome skills on the badminton court, where he's known for his rainbow serves and winning smile. He also enjoys traveling, photography and driving – sometimes all at once.
zack korn
Digital Account Executive
kathleen mcleod
Senior Analyst
ryan williams
Senior Analyst
maria skara
Analyst
Maria graduated from York University with a double major in urban planning and history and is now pursuing a Master’s degree in community planning and public participation, as well as a diploma in migration refugee studies from York University. Her research focuses on how to get war-torn communities involved in the rebuilding process. When she's not working to better society one paper at a time, she likes to keep things pretty mellow by throwing on some Netflix.
suleman dawood
Analyst
james glasspool
Analyst
robert clark
Community Manager
kerrisa wilson
News Reporter