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Meet Tegus

“If you project out 50 years, would you regret the decision today to quit your job and start this business together?” That was the question we asked ourselves seven years ago in 2015. Our answer was a firm 'no'.” Though we were incredibly young and naive at the time, we both knew that we wouldn’t regret quitting our jobs or failing in our efforts. But we would regret not trying to solve a problem that both of us were experiencing everyday of our working lives. 

We are identical twins. Back in 2015 we were living in New York City. Tom was an analyst at Overbrook Management, an investment firm, and Mike was an early employee at AlphaSights, a primary research provider. At Overbrook, Tom used lots of primary research and alternative data. If there was data that could help make a decision faster and better, our team was interested in subscribing. At AlphaSights, Mike had an operator's view of primary research and how customers were constantly seeking the same fundamental information.

Together, we had a collective view of the value of fundamental primary research and data. Yet we also saw the pain that users experienced daily to find that data. Collecting expert perspectives and accessing fundamental data was time consuming, tedious, and expensive. We could not shake the sense that the huge mismatch between the value of this data and the user pain offered an opportunity to build a better solution. At 25 - with almost no savings - we took a leap of faith to build what is now Tegus.

Why we exist.

Investors and business leaders spend huge sums of time and resources on research, yet finding the fundamental data and information necessary to understand a company and make critical decisions remains incredibly difficult. Investors and business leaders want to understand fundamental questions like:

  • How does this business make money? 
  • How sticky is this product for customers? 
  • What are the switching costs and barriers to entry in this industry? 
  • What is the competitive landscape? 

These professionals are always seeking to understand the latest industry trends, to stay on top of company funding announcements, to review company financials, and to see industry surveys, and to access dozens of other alternative datasets that help them make decisions faster and better. 

The process of collecting and aggregating this critical information is still incredibly difficult and painful. Add in the pressing timelines and urgency our users encounter as their bosses and teams count on them to help make the best decisions as fast as possible and you can picture the level of stress our users face. 

Enter Tegus.

At Tegus, we’re on a mission to help our users spend less time hunting for information so that they can spend more time analyzing that data and moving their research forward. We do this by combining software, data, and insights that give our users an instant 360-degree view of any public or private company - thereby enabling them to make faster and better decisions. What used to take our users days or weeks to accomplish is now accomplished in minutes with a log-in to Tegus. 

We are just getting started. We’re building Tegus for the long term, and we’re excited about the many opportunities we have ahead to continue to innovate and delight our customers. We love being pushed by our customers and learning what challenges stand in their way. Nothing makes us happier than seeing those same customers succeed and watching the joy they experience from using our product. That Tegus experience is powered by some of the most talented, driven and humble teammates I have had the honor and pleasure in working with. 

We’re excited about the journey ahead. Not because it is easy, but because it is hard. That’s the fun of it. We embrace it. The pace at which all of us at Tegus learn, iterate, and improve is steep. Each day our team wakes up and pushes the boundary of what they think they can accomplish. And by pushing those boundaries and innovating on behalf of our customers, our team grows and becomes the best version of themselves. 

Never in our wildest dreams did we think we would get an opportunity to lead such a talented group of individuals in building a product that customers love. We pinch ourselves every day. But we are excited to show up each and every day - to put the hard work in and become the best version of ourselves. 

Here’s to an exciting journey ahead, 


Meet the Team

Michael Elnick
Co-Founder, Co-CEO

After beginning his career as an early employee at AlphaSights, Michael co-founded Tegus with his twin-brother Thomas in 2016. Today he serves as co-CEO, overseeing expansion strategy, go-to-market, commercialization, and compliance.

Thomas Elnick
Co-Founder, Co-CEO

Before co-founding Tegus with his twin-brother Michael, Thomas worked as an analyst at a hedge fund in New York, where he experienced the value and pain points of primary research first-hand. As co-CEO, Thomas leads Tegus’ product, people, finance, operations, and international organizations.

Araceli Ortiz Steger
Head of People

Prior to joining Tegus, Araceli spent a decade in the sports industry, most recently leading marketing for Stanford Athletics, before transitioning to a role leading leadership development initiatives for Chicago Public Schools. As the Head of People at Tegus, Araceli oversees Talent Acquisition and People Operations.

Bob Casey
Chief Financial Officer

Bob brings 15 years of experience as an software investor, Founder, and CEO. As an investor at the Investment Group of Santa Barbara, Bob initially used Tegus as a customer. Later, IGSB led Tegus’ Series A and Bob took a board seat, and he joined the Tegus team full time in 2019. Today, he sits on Tegus’ board and serves as the CFO.

Jason Howard
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Prior to joining Tegus, Jason spent 13+ years at the SEC, investigating and prosecuting securities fraud. In addition to managing general legal matters for Tegus, Jason leverages his unique experience to ensure the Tegus Compliance Program meets and exceeds the demands of an ever-changing regulatory environment.

Duru Ahanotu
Senior Director, Data Analytics and Data Engineering

Duru, a PhD in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, joins Tegus with experience building and leading Analytics organizations at companies including Yahoo, Verizon Media, and Dictionary.com. He leads analytics and data engineering spanning both Tegus’ internal operations and growing customer-facing content base.

Ryan Aylward
Chief Technology Officer

Ryan brings 25 years of software engineering and leadership experience across industries. He most recently served as Glassdoor’s CTO, where he was the Founding Engineer and ultimately grew the engineering organization to 200+ employees.

Tim Anderson
Chief Product Officer

Tim brings nearly 20 years of product and growth leadership experience, including experience as Glassdoor’s Chief Product Officer and Zapier’s Chief Growth Officer. As Chief Product Officer, Tim leads Tegus’ product and design vision in service of continued product evolution .

Elizabeth Francis
Vice President, Growth

Elizabeth joins Tegus after consumer marketing roles at Fortune 100 companies and startups alike. She leads Tegus' work with new and emerging user groups globally.

David Cashman
Vice President, EMEA

David is a seasoned executive with experience building and scaling teams in Europe, most recently as Chief Commercial Officer at Zevas Communications. He joins Tegus to lead our European operations, based in Waterford, Ireland.

Ryan Fennerty
Vice President, Operations

Ryan joins Tegus with experience across investing, public policy, and scaling startups, including as the Global Vice President of Enterprise Sales at General Assembly. As Tegus' Vice President of Operations, he leads the growing Operations team to ensure an exceptional service experience for Tegus users.

Marlin Cohen
Vice President, Research

Marlin joins Tegus with the perspective of both an investor and an operator, bringing experience from public market investing and as the Vice President of Client Strategy at YipitData. As Tegus’ Vice President of Research, she leads Tegus’ work surfacing insights from the vast body of user-generated content.

John Garofoli
Vice President, Sales

John brings 30+ years of sales experience in financial services. He spent 6 years leading sales to institutional investors and corporations at AlphaSense, and at Tegus, oversees the global sales organization.

Lionel Barrow
Senior Director, Engineering

Before joining Tegus in 2018, Lionel was an early engineer at Braintree, where he helped grow the engineering team from 20 to more than 250 employees. Lionel was Tegus’ first technical hire, and today leads the engineering team. He is also an adjunct at the University of Chicago, where he teaches computer science.

Meet the Team

After beginning his career as an early employee at AlphaSights, Michael co-founded Tegus with his twin-brother Thomas in 2016. Today he serves as co-CEO, overseeing expansion strategy, go-to-market, commercialization, and compliance.

Michael Elnick

Co-Founder, Co-CEO

Before co-founding Tegus with his twin-brother Michael, Thomas worked as an analyst at a hedge fund in New York, where he experienced the value and pain points of primary research first-hand. As co-CEO, Thomas leads Tegus’ product, people, finance, operations, and international organizations.

Thomas Elnick

Co-Founder, Co-CEO

Prior to joining Tegus, Araceli spent a decade in the sports industry, most recently leading marketing for Stanford Athletics, before transitioning to a role leading leadership development initiatives for Chicago Public Schools. As the Head of People at Tegus, Araceli oversees Talent Acquisition and People Operations.

Araceli Ortiz Steger

Head of People

Bob brings 15 years of experience as an software investor, Founder, and CEO. As an investor at the Investment Group of Santa Barbara, Bob initially used Tegus as a customer. Later, IGSB led Tegus’ Series A and Bob took a board seat, and he joined the Tegus team full time in 2019. Today, he sits on Tegus’ board and serves as the CFO.

Bob Casey

Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining Tegus, Jason spent 13+ years at the SEC, investigating and prosecuting securities fraud. In addition to managing general legal matters for Tegus, Jason leverages his unique experience to ensure the Tegus Compliance Program meets and exceeds the demands of an ever-changing regulatory environment.

Jason Howard

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Duru, a PhD in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, joins Tegus with experience building and leading Analytics organizations at companies including Yahoo, Verizon Media, and Dictionary.com. He leads analytics and data engineering spanning both Tegus’ internal operations and growing customer-facing content base.

Duru Ahanotu

Senior Director, Data Analytics and Data Engineering

Ryan brings 25 years of software engineering and leadership experience across industries. He most recently served as Glassdoor’s CTO, where he was the Founding Engineer and ultimately grew the engineering organization to 200+ employees.

Ryan Aylward

Chief Technology Officer

Tim brings nearly 20 years of product and growth leadership experience, including experience as Glassdoor’s Chief Product Officer and Zapier’s Chief Growth Officer. As Chief Product Officer, Tim leads Tegus’ product and design vision in service of continued product evolution .

Tim Anderson

Chief Product Officer

Elizabeth joins Tegus after consumer marketing roles at Fortune 100 companies and startups alike. She leads Tegus' work with new and emerging user groups globally.

Elizabeth Francis

Vice President, Growth

David is a seasoned executive with experience building and scaling teams in Europe, most recently as Chief Commercial Officer at Zevas Communications. He joins Tegus to lead our European operations, based in Waterford, Ireland.

David Cashman

Vice President, EMEA

Ryan joins Tegus with experience across investing, public policy, and scaling startups, including as the Global Vice President of Enterprise Sales at General Assembly. As Tegus' Vice President of Operations, he leads the growing Operations team to ensure an exceptional service experience for Tegus users.

Ryan Fennerty

Vice President, Operations

Marlin joins Tegus with the perspective of both an investor and an operator, bringing experience from public market investing and as the Vice President of Client Strategy at YipitData. As Tegus’ Vice President of Research, she leads Tegus’ work surfacing insights from the vast body of user-generated content.

Marlin Cohen

Vice President, Research

John brings 30+ years of sales experience in financial services. He spent 6 years leading sales to institutional investors and corporations at AlphaSense, and at Tegus, oversees the global sales organization.

John Garofoli

Vice President, Sales

Before joining Tegus in 2018, Lionel was an early engineer at Braintree, where he helped grow the engineering team from 20 to more than 250 employees. Lionel was Tegus’ first technical hire, and today leads the engineering team. He is also an adjunct at the University of Chicago, where he teaches computer science.

Lionel Barrow

Senior Director, Engineering

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