Ilyse, Co-Founder & CEO

Fourth generation Washingtonian, Dauntless adventurer.

Favorites: Eating, drinking, anything active that allows me to keep eating and drinking.

Q:  What is at the top of your bucket list?
A:  Ride in a hot air balloon, dive in the Great Barrier Reef, eat sushi in Japan.

I was an associate at a law firm for several years before realizing that life was flying by outside of my office.  When I’m not working on bringing you better dates, I work on ending extreme poverty and achieving sustainable development.

Education: Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia, MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania with a major in International Relations and minor in Economics.


Susan, Co-Founder & COO

Acting Vagabond.  Professional Hobbyist.  Curious Explorer.

Favorites: Cooking, baking, traveling, creating, learning.

Q:  What is your favorite getaway spot? 
A:  In my tent, under the stars, near the beach, on Kauai.

I spent years in the corporate world, working in both engineering and sales disciplines, until I decided I needed more time to focus on creative efforts. I’m now working full-time on Leap! 

Education: M.S. in Computer Engineering, with a concentration in Computer Networking and Network Security, B.S. in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University.


Greg, CFO

“It’s tough to make predictions… especially about the future.” -Yogi Berra

Favorites: Photography (with real film), playing drums, cartography (don’t ask)

Q:  What is your ideal date meal?
A:  Don’t do tacos- they are too messy. I try to keep it healthy, light, and agreeable.

In addition to my role at Leap, I currently serve as a partner and Chief Executive Officer for Modern Thought Management, a boutique consulting and accounting firm in NYC. I am also an adviser and officer to a number of other advertising, creative industry, financial services, and technology start-up firms.

Education: B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Global Economics from The University of Maine Orono.