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We Are Wylei

Wylei is a leading innovator in the cloud-based machine learning and marketing automation space, powered by minds from Harvard, MIT, Stanford, and CMU. Wylei is the pioneer of Predictive Content, digital content that automatically assembles in real time to fit the context, behavior, and preferences of each individual.

Our rapidly growing team of experts know digital marketing, and we love to help marketers get the most out of their campaigns.

Executive Staff

Meg Columbia-Walsh, CEO

Meg is a successful tech entrepreneur and digital marketing thought leader who has effectively exited four companies before joining Wylei as CEO. Meg founded, led, and sold HealthTech Digital Communications and CBS Healthwatch, served as CEO at Oncology.com when it was sold to Pharmacia and Upjohn, and most recently she founded, led, and sold Inverse Mobile LLC to EY.

Meg holds a BA in Business from Rider University and attended Columbia’s post-bac pre-med graduate program.

Meg Columbia-Walsh

Mark Stutzman, Chief Product Officer

As a digital strategist, product specialist and executive technologist, Mark plays a critical role in continually evolving strategic product and technical direction as Wylei’s Chief Product Officer. Mark brings entrepreneurial and product expertise acquired from more than 20 years of delivering elegant, effective, scalable applications.

Throughout his career, Mark has held executive roles for multiple high-tech start-ups. Some of the businesses he has helped to develop include Appmobi, Digital Variant, PointOne, Bolt.com, and Outpost.com. Mark began his career at IBM where he was responsible for building IBM’s first direct sales, online commerce site, ShopIBM.

Mark has a degree from State University of New York at New Paltz, which is where he met his wife Breida. The two fell in love with New Paltz, the Shawangunk mountains, and the Hudson Valley of NY - purchased an historic colonial home and settled down to raise their 2 children in the town of Gardiner, NY. Beyond his love for technology, Mark spends his time working on his old house (which is listed on the US Register of Historic Places), collecting antiques, skiing, relaxing by the pool with his family, and dabbling in real estate investments.

Mark Stutzman

Melissa Franklin, VP of Client Services

In her role as director of client execution, Melissa oversees project management and client solutions. Melissa, an executive project management professional, brings extensive transformational leadership training to the business. She is known for her ability to see the large vision, while managing the details, organize copious amounts of complex information and lead collaborative teams to accomplish large strategic initiatives. Melissa’s expertise encompasses successfully leading enterprise-wide and high-profile projects in both the public and private sectors.

Melissa has a range of experience including in digital marketing, K-12 urban education (Chicago Public Schools and Atlanta Public Schools), non-profit management, consulting and government agencies. Melissa has advanced project management experience deploying and using: Content Management Systems, Customer Relationship Systems (two enterprise-wide Salesforce deployments), rebranding initiatives, and grant management systems.

Prior to this role, she served as the director of marketing for a transformational leadership consulting company where she led a company-wide rebranding effort. She was formerly managing director for a local education fund in Atlanta, where she helped setup the non-profit from the ground up. Melissa excelled at developing and building systems and processes to manage and oversee requirements to administer $20M dollars in grants annually. She has held senior level project management positions with the Chicago public schools and the Chicago housing authority.

Melissa spends time in her community volunteering as the executive director for the Grayson Area Friends of Lacrosse organization. She is also a level 200 registered yoga teacher and teaches free community classes. Melissa earned a bachelor’s of science degree from DeVry in technical project management, and an MBA in marketing from Keller School of Management.

Melissa Franklin

Leona Thomas, VP of Operations

Leona is a business transformation and enablement executive focused on shaping businesses for the future. At Wylei she leads operations with a wealth of experience in business strategy execution and innovation. Previously she served as Business Transformation and Architectural Expert for CSC and founded Enabling Investments LLC where she provided executive consulting for Fortune 500 companies.

Leona earned a Bachelor's of Science and Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an Executive MBA from Drexel University.

Leona Thomas

Mindy Horowitz, VP of Finance

With more than 36 years in the financial industry, Mindy Horowitz serves as VP of Finance for Wylei. Prior to this role, Mindy served as CFO and Financial & Operations Principal for Garden State Securities and First Montauk Securities Corp., both located in Red Bank, NJ. Mindy began her career as a staff accountant with the accounting firm, Broza, Block & Rubino (now part of JH Cohn). Mindy accelerated to the position of tax partner prior to joining First Montauk Securities.

Mindy graduated with a master’s of science degree in accounting from Monmouth University. She is a past President of the Estate and Financial Planning Council of Central New Jersey and currently serves as Town Councilwoman for the Borough of Interlaken, a small community named for a town in Switzerland. While she is heavily involved in the LGBTQ community, in her spare time, Mindy hones her tennis skills. Mindy also enjoys heading to the Jersey Shore and spending quality time with friends and family.

Mindy Horowitz