Our Team

Jeremy Gardner

Jeremy Gardner

Role: Founder & CEO

Nickname: The Captain

Education: Bard College & University of Michigan dropout

Hobbies: Cooking, dancing, live music, and extreme sports.

Bio: In his short but storied career, he has successfully taken on the roles of startup founder (Augur, SAAVHA), nonprofit chairman (Blockchain Education Network), public company board member (TraceSafe Inc.), magazine editor (Distributed), and venture capitalist (Ausum Ventures). There is no role, however, that he has enjoyed or focused more on than MadeMan.

Why MadeMan? Jeremy started MadeMan to solve his own problem: a need for highly effective, simplified skincare.

Aymard Dudok de Wit

Aymard Dudok de Wit

Role: Director of Finance & Operations

Nickname: Mr. Diplomat

Education: BSc in Economics from HEC Lausanne and a Masters in Social Entrepreneurship from Hult International Business School

Hobbies: Bouldering, Chess and Meditation

Bio: He is a previous startup scaling consultant and co-founded Serendipia Social Innovation Camps. He also co-founded Esoteric Capital, a hedge fund applying behavioral economics to investing. He also served as part-time CFO of UMANA, a multi-family office for impact driven celebrities. Aymard is currently an advisor to Ausum Ventures, a blockchain for social impact venture fund.

Why MadeMan? Having had few male role models during my upbringing, MadeMan’s mission of reshaping what it is to be a “Mademan” and a positive male role model strongly resonates with me.

Marquel Martin

Marquel Martin

Role: Chief Creative for Culture

Nickname: Quelz

Education: Master's of Sports Management, MS from University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Hobbies: Eating cookies and Playing Call of Duty

Bio: Marquel is a business professional and former TV personality (Bachelorette, ABC) with experience in marketing partnership sales (UFC, Las Vegas) and is currently a Combat Sports agent (CAA, Los Angeles).

Why MadeMan? I am partnering with MadeMan as Chief Creative for Culture because I believe in not only the products, but the ownership group and their willingness to be disruptors in the marketplace and provide solutions to ALL of their consumers no matter their race or socioeconomic standing.

Cory Levin

Cory Levin

Role: Chief of Staff & VIP Relations

Nickname: BIG DOOOOOOG

Education: BA from University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

Hobbies: Sports Analysis, Sports Watching, more Sports, Fashion

Bio: Entrepreneur, former VIP/nightlife consultant in Chicago (Stockton/studio Paris) travel sales (JusCollege) at over 50 universities across the country. At MadeMan, in addition to managing the team, he works with onboarding VIP ambassadors.

Why MadeMan? I joined MadeMan to make a difference in the world, starting with getting men to invest in their face. The company's vision and my drive to continue learning as an entrepreneur is what fueled my desire to move to LA to work for MadeMan.

Mirza Muslimovic

Mirza Muslimovic

Role: Director of Digital Product

Nickname: Chatterbox

Education: School of Hard Knocks

Hobbies: Reading, Hikes, Music Festivals, Networking, and International Travel

Bio: Mirza is a young but seasoned veteran in recruiting and sales management. He spent five years at Cutco, where he led regional sales selling luxury knives. Today he is focused on growing and scaling Mademan. He is excited to take his expertise in high-end products and translate them into growing the MadeMan brand.

Why MadeMan? I became a part of MadeMan originally because I was personally looking for a high quality product to take care of my skin. Over time I've stuck around because the culture here is amazing and I'm looking forward to helping empower people to look and do their best.

Aaron Palmer

Aaron Palmer

Role: Head of Customer Experience

Nickname: Loverboy

Education: Master’s of Architecture, MBA from University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

Hobbies: Swimming and Water Polo, Hiking

Bio: Aaron is an actor, model, musician, and photographer with experience in sales (Cutco, Chicago), consulting (Deloitte, Los Angeles), luxury residential architecture (Chicago, Miami), and Digital Marketing (North Hollywood). He is currently the VP of Customer Experience for CWSpirits.com, based in San Diego.

Why MadeMan? I joined this company because of my conviction in both the product and the team. The company culture allows me to blend my creative and entrepreneurial skills to create a comprehensive MadeMan customer experience.

Sebastian Paredes

Sebastian Paredes

Role: Head of Marketing

Nickname: C Bass

Education: GMU Dropout

Hobbies: Trading, Cooking, Weightlifting, Surfing, and Concerts

Bio: Sebastian has been in digital marketing for more than 5 years and in that time period has adopted skills in creative content creation, videography, photography, graphic design, PPC advertising, and behavioral retargeting. He has used these skills to help B2C startups target their perfect customers with high converting funnels.

Why MadeMan? He joined MadeMan because he is bullish on the trend of male skincare and wants to work with a company that empowers people to become the best version of themselves.

Carly Michaelis

Carly Michaelis

Role: Ambassador Manager

Nickname: Lil CC on the beat

Education: Bradley University double major BS in Marketing/Sales and Spanish

Hobbies: Traveling, working out, music, parties/festivals, cooking, personal growth, hugs

Bio: Carly has experience in networking, coaching, sales, and management. Her specialty is empowering people to become the best versions of themselves and helping people achieve their goals. During college, she started at Cutco in 2011 as a sales representative and sold $380,000 personally over summer and winter breaks alone and still currently holds the sales record of all college students in her region. She moved up into management once graduating and won 4 national titles for her team achieving #1 in total sales and new business. She is responsible for managing and coaching over 800 representatives/leaders in the business and leading her team to achieve $5 million in sales over the span of 7 years.

Why MadeMan? I love building things from the ground up and seeing growth. I missed being able to have a platform to impact people and this opportunity allows me to do that in my particular role. Lastly, I have total conviction in this product and believe that it is so important to educate men on taking care of their skin. I have seen what having poor skin does to people’s confidence first hand with family and friends and I believe that Mademan will help men achieve a look that will allow them to gain confidence in their daily life.

Warhol

Warhol

Role: Rapper in Residence

Nickname: Rick James Jr.

Education: Harold Washington College

Hobbies: Snowboarding, Reading, Meditation, Saving The World

Bio: Warhol has built up a handful of clothing and cannabis companies in Los Angeles through design, promotion, & marketing. He was on the XXL Freshman's next upcoming list. Warhol produced & collaborated on songs with Shoreline Mafia & Lil Mosey.

Why MadeMan? I believe in the product, use it daily, and love the people I work with.

Traci Inglis

Traci Inglis

Role: Advisor

Nickname: Trace

Education: The Ohio State University, BSBA, Business Administration

Hobbies: Long Distance Hiking, Traveling, Downhill Skiing, Amateur Pandemic Barber Skills.

Bio: Traci is a DTC e-commerce expert, author, and board advisor and former President & CMO at RTW Retailwinds and Techstyle Fashion Group. She is a digital-grounded omni-retail leader, with proven success in leveraging data, customer feedback, and brand-building creative to drive strategies that move the needle for brands. Featured on E! News Fashion Report and Project Runway Season 13

Why MadeMan? Taking care of your skin shouldn’t be something that only women do. Women go to such lengths to maintain, maximize and augment their appearance, and there’s a huge industry capitalizing on that. Men need to adopt a basic skincare routine to look their best every day. If you go to the gym, get regular haircuts, and care about what you wear, why wouldn’t you take care of your window to the world in the same way. Men’s skincare is an underserved market and MadeMan is ready to rock it.

Travis Lubinsky

Travis Lubinsky

Role: Advisor

Nickname: Trav

Education: Business Management, SDSU

Hobbies: Skateboarding, Snowboarding,and Working Out

Bio: Trav is the founder of Flex Watches. Each color of watch they sell represents a different charity that they partner with to give back 10%. He was featured on MTV's "Real World" and CNBC's "The Profit" with Marcus Lemonis. He is an e-commerce expert with over 10 years of experience. He generated over 1 million dollars within a year of launching his first website, and has sold 8 figures directly to consumers. Trav is also a licensing expert and has created products for some of the biggest brands in the world such as Star Wars, Minions and WWE.

Why MadeMan? I have personally dealt with Skin care issues in the past and struggled to find the right solution. I believe that there is a huge opportunity for Mademan and am excited to help make it a reality.

Dr. Loretta Ciraldo

Dr. Loretta Ciraldo

Role: Chief Advisor for Dermatology and Formulation

Nickname: Lore

Education: MD from Harvard Medical School & Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology

Hobbies: She is most proud of her family, including her husband, their four amazing children, their wonderful grandchild, for whom she is determined to remain youthful and looking her freshest well into her eighties and beyond.

Bio: An award winning formulator, Dr. Loretta is a highly sought-after board certified dermatologist with over 40 years of experience, she is an avid clinical researcher, published author, and regular on-camera expert. Her research experience started in 1975 in the Dermatology Department of Harvard Medical School, where she performed early testing on the effects of UVA on human skin

Why MadeMan? Having seen thousands of male patients, Dr. Loretta saw the need for a robust, simplified skincare regimen for men— something that does not currently exist on the market

Dr. Michael Milane

Dr. Michael Milane

Role: Medical & Scientific Advisor

Nickname: Magic Mike

Education: Tulane Medical School (MD, MPH), UCLA Post Graduate Medical Training, NIH Fellowship, UCI (MBA

Hobbies: Live music, bass guitar, dance, yoga and meditation. Community building and charitable contributions

Bio: 15 years of industry experience working with some of the largest Dermatology companies in the world with medical development, research and safety. Member of the American Academy of Dermatology with specialized research and development expertise in use of Cannabinoids for Dermatology.

Why MadeMan? Their dedication to providing high quality and easy to use skin care for men. Hobbies: Live music, bass guitar, dance, yoga and meditation. Community building and charitable contributions.

Jack Jay

Jack Jay

Role: Entrepreneur In Residence

Nickname: Mega Desk

Education: UofA dropout

Hobbies: Snowboarding, Reading, Meditation, Saving The World

Bio: Jack is a serial founder and is CEO of Full Body Zen (CBD Line), Cannafacturer (Hemp manufacturing), and Zona Wholesale (B2B Wholesale and Distribution). Zona Wholesale (Tucson, AZ) is acting as the warehouse and fulfillment center for MadeMan. Jack is also a co-founder of WashMates and a board member in T8C (Las Vegas, Nevada).

Why MadeMan? I joined MadeMan to help A company with a true social purpose spread. On top of that there’s an amazing work culture that acts as its own intentional community which I am big on!