Our team is building tomorrow's network science solutions

Our Team includes network scientists, technologists, designers, data analysts, and marketers, all working together to build innovative new solutions that leverage network science and social network analysis. You can meet the team below, or visit our Job Board to view currently open positions and apply.

Visible Networks Labs is based in Denver, Colorado with a remote team across the United States.

Team Members
U.S. States with VNL Staff
Projects & Counting

Meet the VNL Team!

The VNL Team comprises six sub-teams, each led by a member of our leadership team. Click a team below to view it, or scroll through to view our entire team. We also have a VNL Advisory Board, which helps guide our overall mission and strategy to achieve our vision. Click on any individual to view their bio and related information.

Meet the VNL Leadership Team

Danielle Varda, Ph.D.
CEO & Founder
Zac Thompson
VP of Product Management
Mike Cooper
VP of Engineering
Sara Sprong, M.P.A.
VP of Data Science & Implementation


Danielle Varda, Ph.D.

CEO & Founder

Jen Rymes

Administrative Manager

Data Science & Implementation

Sara Sprong, M.P.A.

VP of Customer Experience

Lea Xenakis, M.P.A.

Director of Research and Evaluation

Kaley Bachinski, MSc, PMP

Senior Project Manager

Jenny Lawlor, Ph.D.

Network Data Scientist

Kendall Warwick-Diaz

Network Data Analyst

Marissa Baron, M.P.H.

Senior Project Manager

Andy Zheng, M.P.A.

Senior Network Data Analyst

Alena Lidey

Customer Support Manager

Product Management

Zac Thompson

VP of Product Management

Brandon Davis

Product Owner

Steve Stremsterfer

UX/UI Design Manager

Josh Nikander

Quality Assurance Analyst

Development & Engineering

Mike Cooper

VP of Engineering

Joshua Albert

Full Stack Developer

Tyler Funk

Full Stack Developer

Stephen Ham

Full Stack Developer

Vlad Solokha

Full Stack Developer

Partnerships, Sales & Marketing

Alex Derr, M.P.A.

Director of Marketing & Communication

Will Jacobson

Business Development Representative

VNL Advisory Board

The Visible Network Labs Advisory Board combines broad and diverse experience in various necessary fields, including entrepreneurship and business development, clinical care and person-centered research and assessment, community collaboration, and IT innovation and implementation. They represent the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Our Board meets regularly with our CEO and Leadership Team to provide feedback and help guide our strategy and approach for the future.

Charles Fred

CEO & Founder,
True Space

Dr. Wes Williams


Dr. Ayelet Talmi

Professor & LCP,
CO School of Medicine

Engage with our team as an intern or fellow!

We have demonstrated expertise in human-centered design approaches, research and evaluation, data science, technology development, and coaching/designing network leadership workshops, training, and consultation. We offer a unique combination of experts in collecting, cleaning, and analyzing large complex datasets, with years of experience as coaches/trainers/teachers/facilitators of network leadership practices. Our team includes researchers, technologists, engineers, evaluators, trainers, content creators, and graphic artists. 
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