Our team

We built Reach for the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaign as a tool for ourselves after we realized traditional door-to-door canvassing methods were limiting who we were talking to and when we were able to effectively collect data in the field. This is a part of how we won, and now we want to share it with other progressive campaigns.

Jake DeGroot

Co-Founder and CEO

Jake has followed his passion into an award-winning career in theatrical lighting design, a deep involvement in the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011-2012, and now the Ocasio-Cortez campaign and Reach. He dreamed up and built the precursor and inspiration for Reach on the Ocasio 2018 campaign and is leading the product team.

Leo Sussan

Co-Founder and CTO

Leo has spent his career building & delivering results in the advertising & technology spaces. Prior to co-founding Reach, he served as Director of Digital for a venture-backed technology startup, and helped lead assorted digital efforts for American Express, GoPro, Reckitt-Benckiser & other Fortune 500 clients.

Melinda Amato

Director of Client Success

Rapi Castillo


Ilana with a Kangaroo on a wildlife sanctuary

Ilana Kaplan

Client Success Advisor

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William Le


Justin Parker


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Aziz Ramos


Jean-Bertrand Uwilingiyimana


Megan Taylor


Are you an awesome and diverse tech worker who might want to help? Does this sound like a team you might want to join? We are not actively hiring right now, but we are always interested in meeting great folks. Learn more about working at Reach.