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Fran Maier, CEO and Co-Founder

Fran Maier, CEO and Founder

Fran Maier is best known for her 10+ years leading TRUSTe, the leading privacy trustmark and solutions provider, and her role as co-founder and first general manager of, the earliest and most successful dating platform. She has been active as an advisor to start-ups, many led by female entrepreneurs, as well as being an angel investor. Fran is a graduate of Stanford University and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Fran is also an Airbnb “Superhost” in both San Francisco and Santa Fe and has first-hand knowledge of the need for baby gear for traveling families, as well as the importance of personalized service.

Trish McDermott, Co-Founder, Vice President Communications

Trish McDermott brings a lifetime of community, communications, and storytelling experience to Babierge. She is best known for her ten years running communications for, serving as Spokesperson and Vice President of Public Relations for the company. You may have seen her on Nightline or 60 Minutes, explaining the benefits of online dating, or in lively conversations with audiences at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club, attempting to decipher the emerging culture and etiquette of online dating communities.

Having traveled solo with her four children over the years, Trish now feels eminently qualified to speak to the challenges of family travel, as well as the solutions Babierge and its collaborative economy of Independent Trusted Partners offer.

Trish McDermott, Vice President of Community & Communications
Andreas Ryuta Stenzel, Advertising and Lead Generation Master

Andreas Ryuta Stenzel, Co-Founder, Vice President Demand Generation and Business Development

Andreas Ryuta Stenzel brings marketing, sales, and operations experience to help drive growth for consumer and business brands including VMware, NetSuite, TRUSTe, Babierge, and more, plus as a founder of PRI and G-Fit, both of which have been acquired. As an avid traveler, Airbnb host, and parent of young children, Andreas bought into the problem Babierge solves for traveling parents, and now is a Trusted Partner, investor, and manager.

Joe Maier, Director of Technology

Joe Maier comes to Babierge after five years as a technology consultant at Accenture, where he designed and built backend processes and web applications for clients. He is a fluent user of a variety of java-based tools and technologies and has extensive experience writing scalable batch jobs using the Spring Framework, Hibernate, and SQL. When not using his creative and analytical mind to better Babierge, Joe pursues a variety of musical endeavors, as well as his study of baseball. Joe holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science, Mathematics and Economics from American University.

Joe Maier, Lead Application Developer
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The Babierge Team