NewsMuze enables people to create and share free, stunning newsletters, brochures, presentations and social media campaigns in 3 minutes or less. We apply the principles of design and marketing in a powerful technical platform, and by offering it to you, we hope we can empower you to share your story, one tile at a time.
Bill Davis is our Chief Technology Muze.
One of Bill's great loves is figuring out how to make things work. Bill leads all technical aspects of NewsMuze. When Bill is not working on NewsMuze he works as a software engineering consultant. Previously, Bill was a Senior Consulting Member of the Technical Staff of Lucent Technologies and Director of Engineering at Ascend Communications. Bill has co-founded three startups in the past including Subspace Communications, an ISDN networking company, acquired by Ascend Communications.
Joyce Smaragdis is our Chief Dreamer.
While she’s not dreaming up NewsMuze, she works at the Batten Institute at U.Va.’s Darden School of Business. Most of her career she worked as a marketing executive in the Silicon Valley, most recently as director of corporate communications for Tessera Technologies. Over the course of her career, she led the marketing and communications strategy for four acquisitions, including one valued at $1.7B, dozens of worldwide product launches, and led Tessera’s communications program during its highly successful IPO.
Leigh Wilkerson is our Chief Creative Muze.
Leigh is also a designer with an amazing visual mind and a background in architecture. Leigh could be living and working anywhere in the world, but lucky enough for NewsMuze she and Joyce met at U.Va. where they both work. In Leigh’s spare time, she also runs a highly successful and multifaceted design firm. Her firm thrives on the diversity of ideas and people and explores everything visual.
Mary Smaragdis is our Chief Marketing Muze.
If you're using NewsMuze in Taipei, Tinsletown or Timbuktu, that’s because Mary found a way to connect with you. Mary was senior director of Corporate Storytelling and Brand Marketing at Yahoo!, where she helped shape Yahoo’s brand identity and customer-facing story. Prior to that she was at Sun Microsystems, where she held a broad range of marketing positions, including helping to introduce the Java® platform to the world. Mary envisions and leads all marketing, sales and communications aspects of NewsMuze.