Who we are

We're a group of former freelancers and serial entrepreneurs from San Francisco, who believe that every self-employed founder should enjoy the same tax savings as big companies do. 
We’re building Collective with exceptional people who specialize in helping solopreneurs.  We’re backed by top investors who've financed and built iconic companies like Uber, Snapchat, Stripe, Udemy, Lyft, Instacart and more.
Hooman Radfar

Hooman Radfar

Founder & CEO

Hooman is a serial entrepreneur and the founder and CEO at Collective. He previously started AddThis (Oracle), was a founding partner at Expa and is an early investor in Uber, Sweetgreen, Convoy and more.

Ugur Kaner

Ugur Kaner

Founder & CPO

Ugur is a product designer and the founder and CPO at Collective. He's been self-employed for more than a decade. He's worked with Udemy, Google, Angry Birds, Nokia and more.

Ugur Kaner

Bugra Akcay

Founder & CTO

Bugra is a software developer and the founder and CTO at Collective. He likes to play with 0s and 1s. Fun fact: In his free time, Bugra built one of the largest ERP systems in food production.

Galvea Kelly

Galvea Kelly

CMO

Galvea is a global award winning marketing leader and CMO at Collective. She has led marketing across multi-billion dollar, global organizations and had her own digital marketing agency to boot.

Greg Dalli

Greg Dalli

Head of Operations

Greg is Head of Operations at Collective and a huge data nerd who likes solving problems. He previously was the VP of Operations at KeepTruckin and Operational Strategist at AdRoll.

Bethany Swartwood

Bethany Swartwood

Head of Member Services

Bethany is the Head of Member Services at Collective. She’s on a mission to provide freelancers with the same level of security and comfort as employees.

Raquel Deodanes

Raquel Deodanes

Accounting Manager

Raquel is an Accounting Manager at Collective. As a CPA, advanced QBO ProAdvisor and a former tax credit consultant for California Franchise Tax Board, she loves to help self-employed grow their business.

Andrew Vaquerano

Andrew Vaquerano

Sr. Tax Advisor

Andrew is an EA and Sr. Tax Advisor at Collective. After six years of service in public accounting, he's thrilled to utilize technology to help freelancers succeed in their business.

Joy Carroll

Daniel Talbott

Tax Advisor

Daniel is a Tax Advisor at Collective. Having spent a decade as a solopreneur, he's specialized in helping freelancers save money through proper formation and financial management.

Prentiss Johnson

Prentiss Johnson

Accounting Advisor

Prentiss is an Accounting Advisor at Collective. He left college with dual degrees and has been working as an accountant for non-profits, the Navy and companies with hundreds of employees.

Lillian Wang

Lillian Wang

Product Manager

Lillian is a Product Manager at Collective. Previously, she worked at MoneyLion and Morgan Stanley in New York and recently moved back to California to help freelancers master their finances.

Jip Van der Velde

Jip Van Der Velde

Product Designer

Jip is a Product Designer at Collective. Previously he worked at Apple, Lugg and Booking.com. He finished his first freelance design project back in 2009, at the age of 17.

Jacob Frediani

Jacob Frediani

Business Solutions Manager

Jacob is a Business Solutions Manager at Collective. He’s originally from the Bay Area and a huge sports fan (mainly the 49ers and the Sharks). Most recently he worked in Sales Operations at Snowflake.

Joe Rezendes

Joe Rezendes

Software Engineer

Joe is a Software Engineer at Collective. Before becoming a software engineer he worked as a freelance digital marketer. His previous software engineering positions were at LeanTaaS and Zuora.

Matt Jones

Matt Jones

Software Engineer

Matt is a Senior Software Engineer at Collective. Previously he worked at Narvar and Indeed. He moved to the Bay Area in 2018 from Austin, TX. He enjoys running, playing soccer, and complaining about the injuries he collects from the two.

Karmen Tang

Karmen Tang

Member Relationship Manager

Karmen is a Member Relationship Manager at Collective. She's a native San Franciscan and enjoys yoga, new restaurants, and cooking new recipes. Previously, she worked in Operations at Vistra.

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