The team

Emily Lauren Burg

CEO/Co-Founder
A two-time founder and C-level operations strategist with Wall Street roots, Emily has launched and raised capital for startups in the community, events, and wellness sectors. She is the only person to have been a financial markets expert on CNN and produced a carnival on Skid Row (we think).

Chas McFeely

Co-Founder
Chas was the Creative Director of Redbubble, a global e-commerce company. He has over 25 years of award-winning marketing experience for brands big and small, and has helped clients build SaaS products from scratch. He also built his own dating site in 2011 where he was the only profile. It was an int’l sensation.

Diko Daghlian

Co-Founder
A world-renowned branding and marketing expert who founded his agency in Austin, Diko’s broad experience runs the gamut of consumer goods to Silicon Valley. His global interactive and ad campaigns have garnered worldwide media attention, such as The Slavery Footprint, a Gold Lion winner at Cannes.

René van de Zande

Business Development
René is a proven entrepreneur with extensive experience guiding corporate growth. He founded Emergo Group and served as CEO/President until acquired by UL in 2017. Responsible for the group’s global expansion in 25 countries, Rene brings decades of International business experience and success to heybaby.

Emmanuel Saccoccini

Technical Director
Sacco has over 15 years of global experience directing the creation of award-winning websites and interactive experiences. (Multiple Cannes Lions, Emmy Award, etc.) Groundbreaking, on budget, and on schedule are the norm. Sacco is a founding partner of dev shops Grouek Studio and ASA Digital.

David Lee

Engineer
David brings years of iOS experience to heybaby, including time as lead developer on a social network app. As a full stack engineer, he is well equipped to handle everything from quick bug fixes to major updates. David has a computer science degree from UC Davis and a strong dislike for cilantro.

Riely Clark

Community Manager
Riely is heybaby’s first hire and its social media community manager. She manages heybaby’s proprietary moderation dashboard and makes sure heybaby users are who they say they are. She is a graduate of UT Austin and has two baby boxers, both rescues.

Emily Lauren Burg

CEO/Co-Founder
A two-time founder and C-level operations strategist with Wall Street roots, Emily has launched and raised capital for startups in the community, events, and wellness sectors. She is the only person to have been a financial markets expert on CNN and produced a carnival on Skid Row (we think).

Chas McFeely

Co-Founder
Chas was the Creative Director of Redbubble, a global e-commerce company. He has over 25 years of award-winning marketing experience for brands big and small, and has helped clients build SaaS products from scratch. He also built his own dating site in 2011 where he was the only profile. It was an int’l sensation.

Diko Daghlian

Co-Founder
A world-renowned branding and marketing expert who founded his agency in Austin, Diko’s broad experience runs the gamut of consumer goods to Silicon Valley. His global interactive and ad campaigns have garnered worldwide media attention, such as The Slavery Footprint, a Gold Lion winner at Cannes.

René van de Zande

Business Development
René is a proven entrepreneur with extensive experience guiding corporate growth. He founded Emergo Group and served as CEO/President until acquired by UL in 2017. Responsible for the group’s global expansion in 25 countries, Rene brings decades of International business experience and success to heybaby.

Emmanuel Saccoccini

Technical Director
Sacco has over 15 years of global experience directing the creation of award-winning websites and interactive experiences. (Multiple Cannes Lions, Emmy Award, etc.) Groundbreaking, on budget, and on schedule are the norm. Sacco is a founding partner of dev shops Grouek Studio and ASA Digital.

David Lee

Engineer
David brings years of iOS experience to heybaby, including time as lead developer on a social network app. As a full stack engineer, he is well equipped to handle everything from quick bug fixes to major updates. David has a computer science degree from UC Davis and a strong dislike for cilantro.

Riely Clark

Community Manager
Riely is heybaby’s first hire and its social media community manager. She manages heybaby’s proprietary moderation dashboard and makes sure heybaby users are who they say they are. She is a graduate of UT Austin and has two baby boxers, both rescues.