The ContentWriters Team

We work with exceptional people who do extraordinary things.

ContentWriters puts quality written content at the heart of your company's growth strategy.

Our mission is to connect businesses with diverse audiences through powerful content crafted by specialized writers, managed by a team that puts people first.

Our Values

People First

We work with steadfast transparency, integrity, and respect.

Cultivation

We champion a culture of growth, support, and development for our clients, writers, and one another.

Passion

We take pride in the work we do, the people we work with, and the way we get sh*t done.

Efficiency

We provide dynamic solutions that simplify and scale workflows.

Commitment

We never settle — Our idea of what’s possible is always evolving.

Our Story

ContentWriters started in 2013 in a tiny WeWork office, motivated by a simple problem: Why is it so hard to find and hire good writers with the right expertise?

Years later, we’re still providing solutions to publishers, eCommerce companies, agencies, and any brand that needs specialized writers. Our team, New York City home office, and monthly snack bills continue to grow and expand.

What hasn’t changed is our approach to content marketing. We pair businesses with writers who have an intimate understanding of their industry. That means doing all the heavy lifting: Vetting writers and editors, onboarding them, and managing them through constant, personalized communication.

And that’s what we’ll always do, because we know the power of content marketing lies within the relationships we’ve built with our writers and what they can do for you.

We’re here to prove that you can scale a people-first approach to content success.

The ContentWriters Team

Emily O’Connor Kefs

CEO

Emily is ContentWriters’ CEO, working with the CW team, writer network, valued clients and partners to continuously improve our unrivaled content marketing platform. A 200-hour certified yoga instructor, when not in the office you can typically find Emily on the yoga mat.

Alex Sirotovich

Director of People Operations

As Director of People Operations, Alex works with the CW team and our network of freelance writers and editors. She’s focused on employee and contractor engagement, L&D, and people-first policies and programs. You can find Alex wandering around a bookstore or park — or watching Parks and Rec for the 35th time.

Wes Broadway

Director of Technology

As Director of Technology, Wes leads the development team and uses his skills in Linux, Python, and Django to manage the systems that power our platform, and to deliver exciting features for our users. When he’s not resolving merge conflicts or writing unit tests, he’s probably playing guitar or perusing r/lawncare on Reddit.

Derek Johnson

Director of Content Strategy

As the Director of Content Strategy, Derek builds long-term relationships with businesses looking to improve SEO, conversions, and content creation efficiency. He enjoys developing and executing goal-oriented content strategies alongside our partners. Derek loves an opportunity to see a concert or comedy show on the weekend.

Julia McRae

Director of Content Operations

As Director of Content Operations, Julia works closely with writers and clients to ensure customer success. This role allows Julia to use her marketing and editorial skills collaboratively. In her free time, Julia can be found binge watching Netflix originals or listening to music far older than she is.

Andrew Meisel

Senior Account Executive

Andrew is the Senior Account Executive, where he focuses on lead generation, business development, outbound marketing, content creation, and analytics. Outside of the office, Andrew loves to play soccer downtown, get in on an occasional pickup basketball game, or paint in his “studio.”

Vu Chau

Content Success Manager

As Content Success Manager, Vu ensures CW’s a la carte projects run without a hitch, while working directly with our nationwide network of writers and editors and evaluating new talent. In his free time, you can find Vu on Instagram Stories recapping every minute of The Bachelor franchise.

Joe Bergantine

Senior UX Engineer

Joe is a senior UX engineer at ContentWriters, responsible for keeping our platform running, designing, and creating new features to make it more enjoyable and easy to use for writers and buyers alike. When he’s not working, you can find him on a bike, skis, or in the kitchen.

Katy Wong

Senior Content Creation Specialist

As a senior content creation specialist, Katy combines her editorial and management skills to work closely with writers and clients and ensure delivered content is top-quality. In her free time, you can find her trying new restaurants around the city or window shopping in SoHo.

Arabia Sampson

Senior Content Success Specialist

As a senior content success specialist, Arabia connects clients' needs with writers' ingenuity to deliver engaging content that brings results. The role blends her skills in digital editing, content creation, and client relations. Off the clock, she's either enjoying live music and great food or keeping up with pop culture.

Brendan Hyde

Content Success Specialist

As a content success specialist, Brendan works closely with CW's talented writers to help clients scale content and climb the SERPs. He is a big fan of startup culture and creative problem-solving. Away from work, you can find Brendan reading a good book, diving into new music, or dissecting the latest Knicks heartbreaker.

Sarah Stafiej

Content Success Specialist

As Content Success Specialist, Sarah works closely with our creative writers to help deliver carefully crafted content to clients. In her free time, you can find her practicing/teaching yoga, hiking trails she sometimes gets lost on, or creating Spotify playlists while hammocking.

John Paul Cain

Content Strategist

As an account executive and content strategist, John Paul focuses on identifying, pursuing, and closing new business. He brings 4+ years of sales experience in the tech and food and beverage industries. In his free time, John Paul can be found at his local dog park, frantically trying to get his dog Daisy to play nicely with everyone else.

KT Rivera

Content Strategist

As a content strategist, KT is committed to finding rock star clients that need to scale up their online written content. With experience working in tech & eCommerce, she understands the importance of having a solid content marketing strategy with SEO in mind. In her free time, she likes watching True Crime.

Cody Engelhardt

Content Strategist

As a content strategist, Cody helps businesses master their content marketing needs. He brings a diverse sales background with 4+ years of experience from logistics to healthcare. In his free time, you can find Cody climbing to the top of a mountain, camping out of his car, or snowboarding on the slopes.

Demi Hollie

Content Strategist

As a content strategist, Demi is dedicated to ensuring clients receive custom solutions to keep their customers engaged. She offers 7 years of consultation in spaces focused on SaaS and business development. In her spare time, she is a writer at heart who joyfully obsesses over sales and marketing strategies.

Grayson Sims

QA & Product Engagement Associate

As Quality Assurance & Product Engagement Associate, Grayson ensures the platform is working with flying colors, tests all of our upcoming features, and lets our customers know when we release new things! Outside of work, he watches Anime and reads mostly Science Fiction, particularly the Star Wars: Legends selection at the moment.

Rovena Guisard

Sales Development Representative

As Sales Development Representative, Rovena leverages her marketing, sales, and research skills to generate new leads and find innovative ways to connect with clients. In her free time, you can find Rovena out on a hike, deep in a book, or chasing live music somewhere in the City.

Oscar Cota

Sales Development Representative

Oscar Cota is a sales development representative with ContentWriters. In his free time, Oscar enjoys playing soccer, looking for outdoor events around the city, or looking for that new food spot to try.

Marc Cruspero

Developer

Marc is a developer at Contentwriters, responsible for ensuring the site is bug-free. He also plays a part in creating new features for the platform. When he's not working, you can find him shooting some hoops, traveling to a beach, or camping out on one of his nature walks.

June Celo

Developer

As a developer, June is responsible for making planned features and improvements a reality, bringing them into the platform for our users. When she's not working, you'll find her binge watching Netflix shows/anime, online gaming with friends, or spending some time with her 9 dogs.

Natalie Ewe

Marketing Associate

As a marketing associate, Natalie focuses on increasing brand awareness, generating web traffic, and building thought leadership. She also gets to dip her hands in some design work! You can find Natalie hitting the trails for a run or holed up in bed watching TV — there are few in-betweens.

Jasmine Thompson

Content Operations Coordinator

As a content operations coordinator, Jasmine works with CW’s amazing writers to seamlessly deliver high-quality content to clients. She utilizes her background in digital writing and editing to maximize success. Outside of work, you can find her listening to kpop, watching romantic comedies, or going to museums.

Emma Bisogno

Content Operations Coordinator

As a content operations coordinator, Emma works with CW’s clients, writers, and editors to deliver high-quality content. She believes in the power of content, as she has seen first-hand what a huge impact it has on her clients' businesses, big and small. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in nature, seeing live music, and practicing meditation and yoga.