Our Team

The best solutions come from visionaries who have faced the very problems they are solving.

For us, that means transcending channels to let people easily buy from the people that inspire them. Our founding team is comprised of fiercely talented, kind and hard working people with a sense of humor – and a gender balance we’re proud of!

Mary Liz Lehman, CEO

For Mary Liz, Pixavo is the culmination of her background in Retail Entrepreneurship, Payments and Consulting. Following 8 years in technology consulting (C-bridge/eXcelon in Boston) and leading cross-functional teams at VISA, Mary Liz founded and ran a multi-million dollar, omni-channel clothing retailer for 7 years.  Mary Liz holds an MBA from Kellogg, a BA from Saint Mary's (Notre Dame, IN) and is a graduate of the first cohort of the Actualize Coding Bootcamp via 1871, Chicago’s tech hub.

Ross Bell, CTO

Ross is a full-stack engineer with expertise in architecting asynchronous distributed systems and multi-tiered web and mobile APIs. Prior to Pixavo, Ross built and led engineering teams at Trunk Club. His past roles include: SaaS engineer at Backstop Solutions and Datatrak, Research & Development across academia and the Department of Defense (Texas A&M, UNOmaha, Raytheon and NASA). Ross holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska, Omaha.

Serena Lal, COO

As COO, Serena leads Pixavo functions in Finance, HR, Compliance and Sales. Serena spent the last 11 years in SaaS sales across digital media and enterprise software. Most recently at Yahoo, she led sales strategy for the company’s ad network business where she developed solutions to address the top digital marketing challenges of CMOs across CPG, Retail and Financial Services. Serena holds an MBA from Wharton and BA in Computer Science from Cornell University.

Cat de Merode, VP of Product

GrubHub: Employee #9, $2B IPO
Peapod: VP, Product
Columbia College: BA, Marketing Communications

Barry McSweeney, Director of Mobile Development

Digital Intent
DeliverMeNow: CTO
Dublin City University: BSc, Software Engineering

Christine Loukota, Director of Customer Success

Teach For America; EdTech Sales
University of Missouri: BJ, Journalism
Dominican University: MS, Education

Nate Bunnyfield, Senior Software Engineer

Trunk Club; Synap Software; Enova International
doggyloot: Director of Technology
Humboldt State University: BA, Geography
University of Kansas: MA, Geography

Amelia Padua, Software Engineer

Trunk Club: Nordstrom Integration
Carnegie Mellon: Mechnical Engineering
Loyola University Chicago: BA, Economics; BBA, Info. Systems