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Deel Congratulates Anja Simic on Two Year Anniversary as Head of Marketing

Deel Congratulates Anja Simic on Two Year Anniversary as Head of Marketing, Deel

Deel congratulates Anja Simic on two years at the company! Anja is one of Deel's first employees and crucial component of the company's explosive growth.

Anja started at Deel in December of 2018 and has since served as the company's Head of Marketing. In the role, she leads Deel’s branding, marketing, and exposure initiatives. As the company has scaled to 60 + employees, Anja has taken on much more than her role suggests. She also manages all employee onboarding as well as company culture. As Deel has expanded remotely, Anja orchestrates cross-functional collaboration around the globe. 

Anja has had a long and successful career in startups, tech, and education. Before joining Deel, Anja served as a Digital Media Coordinator at Impact Hub Network, a community that provides critical support to entrepreneurs working on world-changing ideas. Prior to that, she served as the Head of Organizational Development at AIESEC, a nonprofit organization that helps high-potential youth develop into globally minded responsible leaders.

Outside of the virtual office, Anja is a podcaster, thought leader, and the creator/host of the All Remote Podcast, an inspiration and space for remote advocates to share ideas and insights into the future of work. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in Cultures in Dialogue from the University of Belgrade and is currently based out of Belgrade, Serbia.

Reach out to Anja to talk about marketing, team culture building, or future of work!

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Dan Westgarth Joins Deel as Chief Operating Officer

Dan Westgarth Joins Deel as Chief Operating Officer

Remote payroll platform Deel has announced the appointment of Dan Westgarth as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). In the role, Westgarth will manage Deel’s Business, Operations, Legal, and Compliance teams and report directly to company Co-Founder and CEO Alex Bouaziz. Westgarth is a fintech enthusiast and was one of challenger bank Revolut’s earliest employees. Before joining Deel, Dan was a General Manager for Revolut and was responsible for launching their product and building their team across North America. When commented on why the move to Deel was right for him, Westgarth said: “For a number of reasons, namely: the awesome team that is Deel, the fundamentals of the business model, the opportunity to better serve remote workers and the companies they work for.” Outside of his day to day at Deel, Westgarth spends his time making early-stage angel investments into interesting technology companies and helping them scale. He also loves all things outdoors, including skiing, cycling, hiking, running, and the beach.

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Deel Welcomes Yaron Lavi as Chief Technology Officer

Deel Welcomes Yaron Lavi as Chief Technology Officer

Deel, the first payroll platform designed for remote teams, has announced it has hired Yaron Lavi as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In the role, Lavi will lead the R&D team and work with developers on building Deel's product and features. He will be based out of Hod-Hasharon, Israel, and report directly to Deel Co-Founder and CEO Alex Bouaziz. Yaron has 25+ years of experience both in large corporations (such as Amdocs where he spent nine years) and multiple startups (SigValue, Jethro.io, Zira.us, and now Deel) - most of them in various managerial positions. He's a techy guy who loves "getting dirty in code" but especially creating, growing, and leading R&D teams. He says he is only good as his team, which is not just a saying, but a principle for him! "I like the challenge of taking a small startup and making it the next unicorn, and be surrounded by amazing people in the process." Said, Lavi Outside of the office, Lavi is an avid runner and gym-goer and has been consistently working out for two decades. He also loves gardening, Sci-Fi movies and shows, and his holy trinity of water, coffee, and beer!

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