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.

Rapi Castillo

Engineer

Julia Geist

Julia Geist

Engineer

Austin Hess Headshot

Austin Hess

Engineer

Alice Houel

Engineer

Denny Luan

Advisor

Romina Moyano

Engineering Intern

Justin Parker

Engineer

Diana Regal

PR and Copywriting

Megan Taylor

Engineer

Jean-Bertrand Uwilingiyimana

Designer

Cindy Wu

Advisor

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 currently hiring! Learn more about working at Reach.