Our Team


  • Darwin Abella

    Darwin Abella

    Darwin serves as Head of IT Operations for Noodle Companies, LLC, and its subsidiaries. Prior to this role, he was the Executive Director of Networking and Telecommunications at The Princeton Review where he led day-to-day operations, management of data and voice networks, data centers, and call centers. Darwin has over fifteen years of experience focused on building and cultivating best-in-class disruptive technology platforms and groundbreaking products. He is passionate about architecting cloud computing environments that are secure, scalable, and cost effective. He enjoys fine wine and food, traveling, Crossfit, and pickup basketball games.

  • Josh Bob

    Josh Bob

    Head of Product | Noodle.com

    Josh leads all product efforts on Noodle.com. After founding and selling a restaurant software company, Josh owned numerous products for Experian Data Quality and TripAdvisor. He holds an MBA from Babson College and a BS from Brandeis University,

    When not wearing the many hats required of a startup employee, Josh enjoys playing basketball and softball and spending time with his wife, two children, and mildly insane yellow lab.

  • Nedda Gilbert

    Nedda Gilbert

    Educational Expert/Contributor | Noodle.com

    Ms. Gilbert is a certified social worker and 30 year educational consultant with an interest in helping college-bound and graduate school students manage the process and stress of admissions effectively. She is one of the senior founding managers of the Princeton Review Test Preparation Company, and the author of The Princeton Review Guide to the Best Business Schools and another book, Business School Essays that Made a Difference (Random House). She is a guest contributor to Forbes Magazine on college and college life. Ms. Gilbert is also certified as a collaborative family law professional in New Jersey.

    She received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and MS from Columbia University.

  • John Katzman

    John Katzman

    Chief Executive Officer | The Noodle Companies, LLC

    John has founded and run three education companies: The Princeton Review, 2U, and now Noodle; in each, he's brought together incredible people and helped them create transformative services and compelling cultures. He sits on the Boards of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the National Association of Independent Schools, and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

  • Adam Kliegman

    Adam Kliegman

    Sr. Product Manager | The Noodle Companies, LLC

    Adam is a Product Designer driven by an obsessive desire to create online experiences that are both elegant and intuitive. Hailing from New York with a degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Adam combines his interests in human behavior with his passions in art and coding to visualize and develop thoughtful web products for the each of the Noodle Companies. When not working/being the team's resident loudmouth, you can find him in the city overdosing on coffee, being sad about imminent failures of the New York Knicks, or hanging out with his cuddly (but bad-breathed) golden retriever, Ralph.

  • Domenic Macera

    Domenic Macera

    Domenic Macera joins the Noodle.com team with close to a decade in performance marketing and higher education experience. Prior to his role at Noodle.com he’s held roles at some of the the most respected companies within healthcare and marketing such as Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, The CollegeBound Network, and QuinStreet (QNST).

    During his 4 year tenure at QuinStreet he helped lead the inception and growth of the companies non-profit schools division along with developing major media partnerships with companies like Monster.com, Military.com and AOL.com.

    Domenic is a graduate of Fordham University Gabelli School of Business with a bachelors of science in Finance and Economics. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, collecting wine, and reading.

  • Greg O'Brien

    Greg O'Brien

    CEO | Noodle.com

    Greg O’Brien is the CEO of Noodle, and joined the business at the end of 2017 to help dramatically reinvent the business and recruit a team that could execute on an enhanced vision.

    Greg joins from Noodle Partners, where he was the founding board member, and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Noodle Partners, Greg was ran the education practice at QuinStreet (NASDAQ: QNST) and was CEO of CollegeBound. Prior to these operating roles, Greg ran the Education & Marketing practice at boutique investment bank McFarland Dewey.

    Greg is also a faculty member at Harvard University Extension School and Boston College, where he teaches digital marketing.

    Greg earned a BS from Cornell University, and an MBA from New York University.

  • Catherine Powell

    Catherine Powell

    VP Engineering | Noodle.com

    Catherine Powell is the VP of Engineering at Noodle.com. Prior to joining the team, Catherine held VP Engineering and CTO positions at a number of companies in the B2B and B2C spaces.

    Catherine holds a degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Remi Taffin

    Remi Taffin

    DevOps Engineer | The Noodle Companies, LLC

    Remi graduated with a master's degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Lille, in France. After several internships in France, Spain and Australia, he realized there is nothing more hateful than doing the same tasks again and again. His life goal is to make everybody's life easier by automating any repetitive tasks around him. When he's not writing scripts, Remi likes traveling, running and cooking to show that the French eat more than baguette and snails.