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Management team

Will Friedman, President

Will Friedman

Will bridges business and technical disciplines. As one of Cozi's earliest employees, he has contributed since 2006 in a variety of executive, engineering and product management roles. Prior to Cozi, Will spent five years leading European business development for two mobile software startup companies, securing contracts with major mobile operators in the US and Europe. He also worked at Microsoft in a variety of roles. He was the program manager who led the creation of Microsoft's first online mapping service, which has since evolved into Bing Maps. He was Technical Evangelist for Internet Explorer 5, during which time he worked with the Web's leading portals to distribute customized versions of IE, and Business Development Manager for Windows Media, working with nascent Content Distribution Networks to distribute video in the early days of home broadband availability. A fluent French speaker, he has a BSE, Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, and lives in Seattle with his wife and daughter.

Josh Buergel, Vice President of Engineering

Josh Buergel

Josh has been with Cozi since 2010 and has been instrumental in shaping the tremendous technology team in place. Josh has spent a total of 19 years in software development. Before Cozi, he worked for a variety of (primarily) small companies and startups in the Seattle area, including Ontela/Photobucket, Datalight, NetMotion Wireless and others. Having spent over 12 years working in the mobile space, he's developed for virtually every mobile platform that's ever been even slightly commercially viable, and is looking forward to the chance to continue that streak. Josh holds a BS in math/computer science and economics from Carnegie Mellon University, and lives in Seattle with his wife Megan, and their three children.

Samantha Bergin, Vice President of Marketing

Samantha Bergin

Samantha has been with Cozi since 2006 and brings 17 years of marketing experience with a focus on customer acquisition and engagement, product marketing, product launches, consumer insights, and marketing analytics. Prior to Cozi, Sam worked on the consumer electronics business at helping third-party merchants optimize their web presence and maximize sales. Prior to Amazon, Sam worked in product marketing at Microsoft on Office XP and Windows XP and managed mid-market direct marketing campaigns, vertical market research, and messaging. Prior to Microsoft, Sam was an international product manager at Visio Corporation. Sam holds a BA in Business from the University of Maryland and an MBA in Marketing from Wake Forest University. Sam is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She and her husband, Chris, live in the exurbs of Seattle on a small horse farm.