Fiestah was founded in February 2012 by Nurul Yahya, Stefanos Missailidis, and Marvin Tam in New York City.
Stefanos Missailidis @stefanoslm
Stefanos’ competitive approach to management runs deep into the fabric of his very being. He took his Business Information Technology degree from Virginia Tech straight to Accenture, where he worked in IT and strategy consulting for 4 years. This Fiestah co-founder is also a competitive traveler and has danced his way across the world through massive music festivals in Thailand, Brazil, and Spain just to name a few. A natural athlete, Stefanos trains in a Crossfit gym at night and squeezes in yoga or soccer when he can find the time.
Nurul Yahya @nuwuls
Nurul graduated from University of Illinois where she dual-majored in Actuarial Science and Economics. She dabbled with IT consulting, project management, and strategy at Goldman Sachs, Accenture, and Barclays Capital until chasing her dream of starting her own company. Prior to her days of jumping over the ranks at global financial conglomerates, Nurul jumped over obstacles on horseback representing her Malaysian homeland. This young globetrotter has already visited 47 countries and has tried enough extreme sports to be featured in a Red Bull commercial.
Marvin Tam @thatmarvin
Before Fiestah, Marvin made a name for himself in the offices of Yahoo!, the New York Times, and most fittingly, Jetsetter. Marvin will never be content with being tied down to only one country at a time and has been spotted in the likes of Italy, Brazil, and Egypt. His degree from University of Southern California may be in Computer Science but Marvin takes pride in learning much about the many subjects that pique his interest. If things go his way, he’ll be lost in the sea of passionate fans at the FIFA World Cup in 2014 after backpacking his way down South America.
Designer X works at one of New York’s fastest growing startups during the day and parties with Fiestah on nights and weekends. He brings his 5+ years of UX, visual design, and branding experience to the team. Designer X was previously at Ad Age’s Agency of the Decade and also at a top bicoastal digital agency.
Danielle Small @danielleabeda
Danielle Small is a journalism student at The New School University in New York City. Before Fiestah she worked at digital marketing agency Spectrum Interactive Media. She’s currently the Opinions Editor for The New School Free Press. In her free time she likes to blog, read, hang with friends, make funny videos or just chill. She recently met Oprah and it was the most significant moment in her life.