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Between Two Ferns with XO Group

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November 17, 2015

Between Two Ferns with XO Group

Elastic VP of Customer Care Marty Messer sits down for a fireside chat with XO Group.

Irina Krechmer is the VP of Engineering at XO Group Inc., the premier consumer media and technology company devoted to weddings, babies and everything in between. Irina began her career as a software developer, progressing rapidly to embrace larger roles leading software development teams focused on the development of web applications. Most recently, Irina was at Amplify, where she held the role of Executive Director of Software Engineering. Her teams focused on delivering tools and services to students and educators through the extensive and innovative use of data, which were designed to improve the educators' ability to teach and test students. Prior to that, Irina was at Redcats USA, a global online home shopping retailer with a number of sites and brands, where she initially held the position of Director of Online Development and progressed into the position of Director of Enterprise Platform Engineering, where she spearheaded their global e-commerce platform implementation.

Emad Saghir is a Technical Product Manager at XO Group Inc., the premier consumer media technology company devoted to weddings, babies and everything in between. Emad began his career as a software engineer and was quickly recognized for his leadership skills, placing him in award-winning leadership and management roles at CSC, a fortune 500 company. After working at several consulting companies as an engineering leader and architect, Emad made the leap into the startup world by co-founding Hoppit, a personalized restaurant search engine. As CTO of Hoppit, Emad established a proprietary recommendation engine that used NLP to distill the intent of millions of reviews into a handful of ambience tags associated to each restaurant. The company was acquired by XO Group Inc., where Emad continues to apply his expertise in user intent and data engineering to lead initiatives around search and recommendations.

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  1. Between Two Ferns 1 Irina Krechmer VP Engineering 

 ikrechmer@xogrp.com Marty Messer VP Customer Care 
 Elastic Emad Saghir Senior Product Manager 
 XO Group