Meet the Team That Makes it Happen, Every. Single. Day.

Data will always be a foundation of our business, but the people that work and live in it are crucial. No machine can do what our team does. No robot or algorithm can package it the same way. Put faces with names and get to know the humans who create Social Studies magic 24/7.

01
/21
Brandon Perlman

“Tackling new problems collectively and being inspired by this brilliant team makes me excited to step into the office every single day.”

  • Position

    Founder & CEO

  • Location

    New York

  • Influencing Since

    May 2015

  • The One Movie I Never Get Sick of Watching

    Back To the Future

  • Favorite Song Lyric

    “Always felt like my vision been bigger than the bigger picture.” -Drake

02
/21
Anton Antonov

“My favorite moment so far has been the Product Summit last May, when I met the entire New York team in-person for the first time.”

  • Position

    Lead Engineer

  • Location

    Samara, Russia

  • Influencing Since

    September 2017

  • Preferred Workout

    Weightlifting

  • Favorite Book

    Problems in Mathematics for Entering Universities

03
/21
Jackie Pape

“The team’s all-in mentality and culture is really unique. Everyone is 100% in it together.”

  • Position

    Marketing Manager

  • Location

    New York

  • Influencing Since

    March 2018

  • Sitcom Guilty Pleasure

    Friends

  • 7th Grade Fashion Highlight

    I wore a stretchy choker every day

04
/21
Jennifer Sutton

“I’ve found what’s most important to me: Building and growing a business with people I respect and love working with!”

  • Position

    Business Development Director

  • Location

    Park City, UT

  • Influencing Since

    August 2018

  • I’ll Never Turn Down

    Cheese

  • 7th Grade Fashion Highlight

    Anything from Contempo Casuals

05
/21
Jazmin Gac

“The people at Social Studies are what drive me. The way we challenge and push each other to grow is like nothing I have ever experienced before.”

  • Position

    Brand Experience & Strategy Director

  • Location

    New York

  • Influencing Since

    September 2018

  • First Album

    Britney Spears, Baby One More Time

  • Go-To Book Recommendation

    Originals by Adam Grant, which showed me why originality is important and challenged me to embrace my differences

06
/21
Zach Ruden

“Social Studies is what you make it. The barriers to exercising new concepts are lean, it’s very open forum where the best ideas flourish and experimentation is not just permitted but promoted.”

  • Position

    Creative Director

  • Location

    New York

  • Influencing Since

    October 2018

  • Style Regret

    Bleached tips

  • Life-Changing Book

    The Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson, just for its sheer awe-inducing, wonder-inspiring quality

07
/21
Sam Katz

“It’s refreshing to walk into a place where everyone values each other’s ideas, beliefs, and honesty, while pushing each other to be better in a positive way.”

  • Position

    Strategy Manager

  • Location

    New York

  • Influencing Since

    November 2018

  • First Album

    Kanye West, Late Registration

  • Favorite Influencer

    Einer Bankz, who plays rap songs on a ukulele with the artist. As a self-taught Ukulele player and self-proclaimed hip-hop head, it’s awesome to see the two worlds collide.

08
/21
Lily Salley

“There’s a real opportunity for ownership. Each member of this team–from interns to executives–is heard and their ideas are considered.”

  • Position

    Brand Experience Manager

  • Location

    New York

  • Influencing Since

    January 2019

  • Favorite Movie

    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

  • Preferred Way To Start My Day

    A run in Prospect Park with my favorite workout partner, Judd the dog

09
/21
Erin Alessandro

“I love the mix of experience at Social Studies. My peers push me to work harder and learn more, and senior management is a great example of the potential I have and what can be next for me.”

  • Position

    Brand Experience Coordinator

  • Location

    New York

  • Influencing Since

    June 2019

  • Favorite Musician

    Taylor Swift

  • Classic Movie I Can’t Resist

    Grease

10
/21
  • Position

    Brand Experience Coordinator

  • Location

    New York

  • Influencing Since

    February 2020

  • Favorite TikTok Dance

    Ice Me Out

  • Food I Can’t Live Without

    Sushi

11
/21
  • Position

    Business Development Director

  • Location

    New York

  • Influencing Since

    February 2020

12
/21
  • Position

    Senior Account Manager

  • Location

    New York

  • Influencing Since

    August 2020

  • Favorite Workout

    Basketball

  • Favorite TV Show

    I Think You Should Leave

13
/21
  • Position

    Director of Client Services

  • Location

    New York

  • Influencing Since

    September 2020

  • Favorite Movie

    Almost Famous

  • 7th Grade Fashion Highlight

    Light-wash flares

14
/21
  • Position

    SVP Global Sales

  • Location

    Agoura Hills, CA

  • Influencing Since

    September 2020

  • Favorite Movie

    As a storyteller and an artist, here are some of my favorites by genre: Raiders of the Lost Ark – Action/Adventure, Silence of the Lambs – Thriller, The Princess Bride/Billy Madison – Comedy, Nightmare On Elm Street – Horror, Rear Window- Mystery, The English Patient – Drama, Citizen Kane – Classic, Much Ado About Nothing/Hamlet – Shakespeare, Despicable Me – Kids

15
/21
  • Position

    Senior Account Manager

  • Location

    Brooklyn, NY

  • Influencing Since

    September 2020

  • Preferred Way To Start Your Day

    Fat cup of coffee and asking my smart speaker to read me the news.

  • Sitcom Guilty Pleasure

    Letterkenny

16
/21
  • Position

    Brand Experience Coordinator

  • Location

    New York, NY

  • Influencing Since

    September 2020

  • Go to Book Recommendation

    Verity by Colleen Hoover

  • Sitcom Guilty Pleasure

    Curb Your Enthusiasm

17
/21
  • Position

    Junior Account Manager

  • Location

    Chapel Hill, NC

  • Influencing Since

    September 2020

  • Sitcom Guilty Pleasure

    The Office (forever and always)

  • 7th Grade Fashion Highlights

    Feather hair extensions, Uggs, and 10 Silly Bandz on each wrist

18
/21
  • Position

    Executive Assistant to Brandon Perlman

  • Location

    New York, NY

  • Influencing Since

    September 2020

  • Sitcom Guilty Pleasure

    Desperate Housewives

  • Preferred way to start your day

    Doing a pilates class and listening to a good podcast

19
/21
  • Position

    Brand Experience Coordinator

  • Location

    New York, NY

  • Influencing Since

    October 2020

  • Sitcom Guilty Pleasure

    Tie between Euphoria and One Tree Hill

  • First Album

    My World by Justin Bieber

20
/21
  • Position

    Senior Account Manager

  • Location

    Brooklyn, NY

  • Influencing Since

    October 2020

  • Sitcom Guilty Pleasure

    Nathan for You

  • Favorite Workout

    My 5 lb chihuahua pulling me around the park

21
/21
  • Position

    Brand Experience Manager

  • Location

    Brooklyn, NY

  • Influencing Since

    October 2020

  • Preferred way to start your day

    Yoga/Meditating and grabbing a matcha latte from my local coffee shop

  • 7th Grade Fashion Highlights

    Around this time I was oddly obsessed with Disney’s High School musical, and ended up growing my hair out and sporting this massive afro to look like Corbin Bleu for about a year

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