Operations

Garrett Butler
Managing Director,
Operations,
New York

Liz Traynor
Manager, People & Culture,
Dublin

Jenna Tousey
Manager, People & Culture,
New York

Sean Kheffache
Operations Manager,
Dublin

Taylor Tackett
Operations Associate,
New York

Hanna Heldenmuth
Executive Assistant,
New York

GARRETT BUTLER

Managing Director, Operations, New York

Garrett has had a wide range of experience across business development, growth strategy, and corporate operations. He started his career as a Project Manager for an NGO in South Africa, then moved to Hong Kong to develop new business in China for a commodity food trader. He then returned to the United States to run the operations for meal-delivery service Farmivore. Before joining Wachsman, Garrett was the Director of Operations for the global music streaming service Yonder Music.

Garrett earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts in History from UCLA.

LIZ TRAYNOR

Manager, People & Culture, Dublin

Liz joined Wachsman in January 2018. Prior to Wachsman, she worked on the Divisional HR team for Bank of Ireland after completing its graduate program.

Liz holds a Bachelor of Science in Retail and Services Management from Dublin Institute of Technology, as well as a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management from the National College of Ireland.

JENNA TOUSEY

Manager, People & Culture, New York

Jenna joined Wachsman in February 2019. Most recently, Jenna served as Human Resources Generalist, Americas for global spirits distributor Remy Cointreau. There, she managed recruiting, employee engagement and culture, onboarding and integration, visa administration, and staff training programs. Prior to her time at Remy Cointreau, Jenna worked as a Financial Recruiter for management consulting firm Robert Half, where she focused on filling both temporary and permanent roles using a variety of sourcing techniques. Throughout her career, Jenna has provided HR support for companies in a range of industries, including staffing and human capital, electronics, and law.

Jenna received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Gettysburg College.

SEAN KHEFFACHE

Operations Manager, Dublin

Sean joined Wachsman in June 2018. Most recently, Sean served as a Business Development Executive for financial services company Finastra, formerly Misys. Prior to joining Finastra, Sean worked as a Financial Officer for education management company Language in Group, where he established and audited accounting systems, as well as assisted in setting marketing and sales targets.

Sean received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University College, Dublin as well as a Master of Science in International Management from Trinity College, Dublin.  

He is fluent in French.

 

TAYLOR TACKETT

Operations Associate, New York

Taylor joined Wachsman in February 2018. After growing up in the United States, Taylor pursued her undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Europe. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance from The University of Edinburgh, graduating summa cum laude. She went on to obtain a Master of Science in Finance from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.

Taylor previously worked as a Business Analyst for Centric Consulting and a Consultant for Vonzu, an IT and Logistics startup. Taylor also has volunteering experience at Edinburgh's Research and Cancer Trust and the Erasmus Student Network in Spain.

Taylor is fluent in English and French.

HANNA HELDENMUTH

Executive Assistant, New York

Hanna joined Wachsman in September 2017 as Executive Assistant for David Wachsman. Hanna graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a master’s degree in Professional Communication and Media Studies. She earned her undergraduate degree in Communications with a minor in Business while on an athletic scholarship for participation in NCAA Division 1 Fencing.

Since graduation, Hanna has worked in a number of communications roles between New York and Miami, including Marketing Manager for an Olympic Fencing Club and Gallery Director of a contemporary art gallery.