We are Unleesh
Learn more about us & why we are excited to eliminate confusion in the workplace
Founder & CEO
A internationally respected entrepreneur and leader who had the nutty idea for Unleesh while sitting in a rural village in Africa during a program with another company he founded, ThinkImpact. Saul is a Truman Scholar, an Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30 entrepreneur, a top 9 Young Foreign Policy Leader under 33 by the Diplomatic Courier, and a speaker for the US Department of State. He has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, The Washington Post, TNW, and The Huffington Post. His work has been endorsed by President Nelson Mandela. Saul received his BA with honors from Johns Hopkins University and his MA from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
“I believe that we all have untapped potential that can and will transform our lives and the world once it is unleashed. That's why I created Unleesh -- I want to solve that problem.”
Chief Product and Content Officer
An innovative experienced online executive recognized as a leader in launching large content websites, building online communities, SEO, digital marketing and driving editorial direction. He has led editorial and product teams that built two of the nation’s most successful web content sites from the ground up. He has been a featured speaker at media conferences across the country and earlier in his career held senior editorial manager positions at various newspapers.
“While most new products and companies in the mobile and online spaces are trying to create something that already exists, Unleesh is an entirely new technology and way to learn through social experiences. It’s exciting to be a part of a trailblazing company built on great values and a desire for excellence.”
Co-founder & Vice President of People & Operations
A key leader in customer relationships most recently with The Walt Disney Company where she held various roles from compliance to sales. Her passion for digital technology and entertainment has driven her interest in helping Unleesh build the world’s most beautiful app experience while nurturing the company’s culture and team. Emily received her bachelor’s degree from USC and masters in history from the University of Chicago.
“Today everything is instantly accessible and social. Therefore, we need education to meet us where we are - on the go. Rather than sit through a lecture or watch a video on the computer, Unleesh provides the user the ability to learn by doing, to learn from each other and to do so wherever they are and on their own schedule. With Unleesh we are propelling education forward, changing forever the way we learn and interact with each other.”
Director of Finance
Manager of Video Content
Dita Wohlauer completed her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and then went on to complete her Masters in Architecture from the University of Colorado at Denver. With her attention to detail and love of numbers, she found her match as the Director of Finance. Dita is married with a daughter and lives in Cleveland.
"Unleesh is amazingly simple, innovative and fun!"
Stew joins us after completing his studies in digital media at the University of Denver. He loves making videos and he loves music. Maybe that's because he is so good at doing both of those things. We're just glad he does that for us.
"I love all things digital - music, videos, you name it. Unleesh takes that passion and delivers opportunity to everyone. How cool is that!?"
Board of Managers
Saul Garlick, Founder and CEO, is also a member of the Board of Managers. His bio can be found above.
Board Member & Impact Strategist
Board Member & Technology Strategist
Tom Bird is an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab, and has been an entrepreneur and investor in early stage impact firms since 1988. Professional highlights include serving as: Managing Director and Governance Committee Chair for Sonen Capital, founder and CEO of FARM, a Trustee of the American University in Bulgaria, a director of B Lab, and Board Chair of the Global Giving Foundation.
Tom holds a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College, an M.B.A from Stanford University, and a Master of Theological Studies degree with an emphasis on ethics from Harvard University.
Jim is an early-stage investor and advisor with more than 20 years of Internet technology experience. Jim was a senior leader at AOL where he served as CTO of DigitalCity, the Internet’s first hyper-local portal, and later as VP of Web Services and Publishing, where he led teams responsible for some of the most innovative and high-scale sites including Aol.com and MapQuest. Jim is now focused on early-stage impact-investing, providing capital and serving as adviser for companies that leverage technology to further their social-benefit and sustainability missions. Jim lives with his wife Melanie and two children in Denver, CO, and aspires to one day finish a triathlon with something more than a participation medal.