On the Market: MemoryWell is looking for a new finance and operations director - Technical.ly DC


Jun. 23, 2020 12:20 pm

On the Market: MemoryWell is looking for a new finance and operations director

Plus, open tech and biz roles at GetUpside, Amazon and more.
Jay Newton-Small demos MemoryWell at DC Tech Meetup.

Jay Newton-Small demos MemoryWell at DC Tech Meetup.

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Update: Details about Alex Karmazin's new role have been added. (6/23/2020, 6:21 p.m.)

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After its CFO/COO was “unexpectedly poached,” MemoryWell founder and CEO Jay Newton-Small said the company is seeking to hire a new finance and operations director as soon as possible as it plans for a capital investment funding raise.

Launched in 2016, the VC-funded company manages a network of professional journalists who interview seniors and their families through to publish stories, photos, music and video that are archived on the company’s mobile responsive web platform. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, MemoryWell began offering free tools for families to create digital history projects.

Newtom-Small told Technical.ly that she is “looking to quickly hire” for the combined director-level role.

The person in this position can expect to lead MemoryWell’s day-to-day operations, conduct investor relations, manage partnerships and more. Candidates should have at least three years of experience in roles similar to this, show proficiency using office software including Microsoft Office and Salesforce and possess a bachelor’s degree, though equivalent work experience will be considered.

The person in this role will succeed Alex Karmazin, who had just joined MemoryWell in February. Karmazin told Technical.ly after this story published that he’ll become the strategic finance and investor relations lead at Domusys, a Bethesda, Maryland-based AI tech startup working on an undisclosed smart home product, full time in July.


“I was actually working part-time for them in a consulting role for a few months, but they recently made an aggressive play to bring me on board,” he said. “Leaving MemoryWell was difficult, but the opportunity presented to me was just too tremendous to pass up. Domusys is solving a massive problem, but I’m really looking forward to the challenge.”

Karmazin also said he is “actively helping MemoryWell hire my replacement.”


 GetUpside has multiple positions open across its three U.S. offices, with more than 10 openings in D.C.

Founded in 2015, the company manages an app offering rewards on purchases at select stores and promotions at gas stations around the country. GetUpside is looking to hire an engineering manager, senior software engineer, client delivery manager and more to work out of its District office. For most of the roles listed, a four-year college degree or higher is preferred, or equivalent work experience.

In March, we reported that GetUpside had landed two new partnerships to expand its digital rewards platform, with GasBuddy and Checkout 51. The company’s head of people, Laura Ricucci, said in an April hiring and employment survey conducted by Technical.ly that GetUpside hadn’t stalled on any of its hiring plans since the pandemic started, and instead had been shifting to more video interviews while added members to its team.


Amazon is another company that has been hiring through the pandemic. Since starting the hiring process for its second headquarters in Northern Virginia last May with just five roles, Amazon now has more than 600 open positions listed for employees slated to work in Herndon. Some of those open tech roles include a security program manager, a systems engineer and a software dev engineer.


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