Our Content Teams

Sam Daley

SEO Strategist

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Sam Daley is an SEO strategist for Built In. He joined the company in April of 2018 and has written about tech companies in a variety of sectors, and is particularly interested in the blockchain space.

Alyssa Schroer

SEO Content Strategist

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Alyssa Schroer is an SEO content strategist for Built In. Since joining the company in 2016, she has written articles covering a wide range of topics within the tech industry.

Lisa Bertagnoli

Senior Staff Reporter

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Lisa Bertagnoli joined Built In in February of 2021. She previously covered nonprofits and philanthropy as a staff reporter at Crain’s Chicago Business. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago magazine, AARP Bulletin, Self and Newsweek.

Sunny Betz

Staff Reporter

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Sunny Betz began his career at Built In in 2019 as an SEO writer, and has since joined the editorial team as a staff reporter. He previously worked at Rookie Magazine as a staff writer covering pop culture, music, gender identity and other issues. His content has appeared in The Deli Magazine, The Hairpin and Gusher Magazine.

Ashley Bowden

Contributing Reporter

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Ashley Bowden joined the Built In team in 2020 as a contributing reporter covering breaking news in the tech industry. She mainly writes the weekly news refreshes and monthly funding roundups across Built In’s markets. Previously, Ashley has written articles with Agent Publishing and was co-editor-in-chief of her college newspaper, The Pioneer.

Tamara El-Waylly

Associate Editor

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Tamara El-Waylly is an associate editor at Built In, where she works on the Expert Contributor Network. She previously worked at Fortune as a commentary editor and as a newsletter producer, and at The Asahi Shimbun as a United Nations reporter.

Joe Erbentraut

News Editor

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Joe Erbentraut is the news editor at Built In and joined the company in January of 2020. He previously worked as a senior reporter and editor at HuffPost and his writing has also appeared in outlets including the Village Voice, Fodor’s, Gapers Block, OMGFacts and Windy City Times.

Sara Freund

Associate Editor

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Sara Freund is an editor for the guides and explainers team at Built In and joined the company in February of 2021. She previously worked as an editor and writer with work appearing in Curbed, Apartment Therapy, Wirecutter, Chicago magazine, Time Out Chicago and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Ellen Glover

News Reporter

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Ellen Glover is a news reporter for Built In. She started at the company in 2019 and is responsible for covering breaking tech news in NYC and Boston. Her work has also appeared in the Marshall Project, USA Today, the Chicago Reader, the Daily Beast, iHeartRadio and WNYC.

Stephen Gossett

Staff Reporter

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Stephen Gossett is a staff reporter for Built In. He writes features primarily on data science and analytics. He joined the site in 2019 and previously covered hyperlocal news and design.

Gordon Gottsegen

News Reporter

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Gordon Gottsegen covers breaking news for Built In, joining in February of 2019. He’s interested in all things tech, with previous experience writing for CNET and Wired. Feel free to send pitches, story ideas and compliments to his email.

Tatum Hunter

Associate Editor

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Tatum Hunter edits feature stories at Built In. She joined the company in 2019, writing breaking news then covering software engineering. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, American City Business Journals, Reductress, Salty and America.

Nick Jackson

Managing Director of Editorial

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Nick Jackson is the managing director of editorial for Built In. He joined the company in 2020 and oversees the editorial content team, which reports and writes news, features and other forms of editorial designed to instruct, inform and inspire technology professionals who visit our local market sites and BuiltIn.com. He previously worked as the editor-in-chief of Pacific Standard, the digital editorial director of Outside and as an associate editor of The Atlantic, where he launched the magazine’s health, technology and science coverage areas.

Ryan Jacobs

Senior Editor

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Ryan Jacobs is a senior editor at Built In. He joined the company in 2020 and leads the expert contributor team, which publishes dispatches and commentary written by working technology professionals. He previously worked as the deputy editor of Pacific Standard and as a writer and producer at The Atlantic, where he covered international affairs and crime. His debut narrative nonfiction book, The Truffle Underground, was published by Clarkson Potter/Random House in 2019.

Hal Koss

Staff Reporter

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Hal Koss is a staff reporter for Built In. He joined the company in 2019 and covers marketing and advertising. His work has appeared in OneZero and The Weekly Standard.

Jeff Link

Staff Reporter

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Jeff Link is a staff reporter for Built In. He joined the company in 2020 and covers user experience and design. His work has appeared in Fast Company, Architect and UX Magazine, among other publications. Follow him on Twitter @JeffJefflink.

Brian Nordli

Senior Staff Reporter

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Brian Nordli is a senior staff reporter for Built In. He joined the company in 2018. His work has appeared in PBS’s Rewire, the Las Vegas Sun and the Reno Gazette-Journal.

Jeremy Porr

News Reporter

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Jeremy Porr is a news reporter for Built In. He started at the company in 2020 and is responsible for covering tech news in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Jeremy has a background in brand strategy. Prior to Built In, he covered issues pertaining to race and social justice for several student-led publications. His work has appeared in Golden Gate Xpress, the Daily 49er and BayNewsNow.

Seth Putnam

Associate Editor

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Seth Putnam is an associate editor for Built In’s Expert Contributor Network. He joined the company in 2020 and is currently recruiting tech professionals to write solutions-oriented articles about the challenges they’re tackling in their fields. His work has appeared in BuzzFeed, Chicago magazine, the Sun-Times, Outside and more.

Andreas Rekdal

Senior Editor

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Andreas Rekdal is a senior editor for Built In. He joined the company in 2015, and is currently overseeing teams producing features, skills/professional development content, and tech explainers across engineering, data science, UX design, sales and marketing.

Cassidy Ritter

News Reporter

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Cassidy Ritter is a news reporter for Built In. She joined the company in 2021 and covers breaking news in Colorado and Austin, Texas. Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas. Her work has appeared in various publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia, including American City Business Journals and 5280 Magazine.

Seth Wilson

Associate Editor

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Seth Wilson is an associate editor for Built In’s Expert Contributor Network. He joined the company in 2020, having previously worked for Music Inc. and the national magazine of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks. He has taught courses in writing, theatre, and film at Stephen F. Austin State University, the University of Georgia, and the University of Illinois.

Tammy Xu

Staff Reporter

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Tammy Xu is a staff writer for Built In. She joined the company in February of 2020 and covers software development and tech workforce trends. She was a software developer in her previous role at Dow Chemical.