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Leadership Team

The CrowdSource team is made up of a variety of talented individuals with different personal and professional backgrounds. However different, we do have one thing in common; we believe in the power of crowdsourcing to solve business problems.


Stephanie Leffler:

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

Stephanie Leffler draws on a wealth of experience born from tackling the challenges businesses face to become successful. Leffler took on her first CEO role in 2002 as founder of MonsterCommerce, a leading e-commerce storefront solutions company. Leffler grew MonsterCommerce, powered by 280 team members, to more than 8,000 e-commerce clients before selling the company to Network Solutions in 2006. After 18 months at Network Solutions, Stephanie left to found CrowdSource. In her spare time, Leffler can be found at the nearest golf course, playing tennis or spending time with her daughter and two labradoodles.

Awards & Accolades

  • St. Louis Business Journal 2011 Most Influential Business Women Honoree
  • St. Louis Business Journal Fastest Growing Company
  • St. Louis Business Journal Best Place to Work 2011 and 2012
  • St. Louis RCGA 50 Most Influential Companies in St. Louis
  • Finalist for Best Young Entrepreneur at the Stevie Awards
  • Finalist for Codie Award – Best E-Commerce Software
  • Finalist for Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013
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Ryan Noble:

President, Co-Founder

With an innate ability to foresee problems and develop viable solutions, Ryan Noble has become a successful entrepreneur. He started building MonsterCommerce, a leading e-commerce platform for small and medium-sized businesses, in 2000. The company experienced rapid growth and was sold to Network Solutions in 2006. Ryan provides strong visionary leadership to the CrowdSource team and drives the company’s new product initiatives. Under his guidance, CrowdSource was named “A Company to Watch” by The Daily Crowdsource. With unmatched motivation, he is the driving force in creating efficient business solutions for CrowdSource clients. When he is not at the office, Ryan enjoys golfing, traveling the world and spending time with his family, especially his nieces, nephews and daughter.

Awards & Accolades

  • St. Louis Business Journal Best Place to Work 2011 and 2012
  • Finalist for Codie Award – Best E-Commerce Software
  • St. Louis Business Journal Fastest Growing Company
  • St. Louis RCGA 50 Most Influential Companies in St. Louis
  • Finalist for Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013
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Dave Levinson:

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Dave Levinson leads CrowdSource’s financial, accounting and corporate development operations. With over 12 years of experience in public accounting, working with clients ranging from start-ups to multi-billion dollar enterprises, his experience with strategic projects facilitates the implementation and execution of many key initiatives at CrowdSource. Prior to joining the CrowdSource team, he worked for Ernst & Young in Washington, D.C. and spent the last six years in Transaction Advisory Services specializing in financial due diligence and strategic finance projects for private equity and strategic clients.

Dave received a B.S. in accounting from Washington and Lee University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Bringing vast industry experience to CrowdSource, he oversees its capital strategy to ensure the company has the proper financial resources to support its rapid growth initiatives. Dave was recognized as the 2013 CFO of the Year by the Saint Louis Business Journal by achieving excellence in contributing to the company’s growth and profitability. In 2011, Dave dedicated 6 days to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro (19,340 feet) with his wife and friends. He also enjoys traveling, skiing and spending time with his family.

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Erin Steinbruegge:

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Erin is a member of CrowdSource’s executive team and oversees operations including marketing, product development, workforce management and engineering. She draws on over 12 years of experience building and leading teams that deliver innovative digital marketing solutions. As a seasoned marketer and accomplished entrepreneur, Erin’s experience includes leading online marketing operations for Network Solutions, founding a digital marketing agency, the Loud Few, which was acquired in 2011, and founding a SaaS content marketing application, iScream Social.

Erin received her B.S. in Communications from Washington University. She is active with local technology incubators, serving as a judge for Arch Grants technology competition, and as a participant in Skandalaris Idea Bounce. Erin is also an active member of Ad Club St. Louis and has served on the board of Social Media Club St. Louis.

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Jayme O’Renic:

Vice President, Client Services

As Vice President of Client Services, Jayme leads CrowdSource’s workforce management team and oversees the fulfillment of client projects. Passion for people fuels Jayme’s enthusiasm for leading large teams, of which she has over 10 years of combined experience with Target, Gap, Inc. and Network Solutions. Most recently, she developed and led the digital marketing strategy for Build-A-Bear Workshop, driving fully integrated marketing campaigns to increase sales and brand awareness. Jayme brings expertise in the digital marketing arena and possesses a drive to stay current with the latest trends and innovations. That expertise and drive make Jayme the perfect fit for delivering quality projects at scale for CrowdSource’s clients.

Kelly Stevens:

Vice President, Engineering

As Vice President of Engineering, Kelly leads the engineering team responsible for building the tools and platforms that support CrowdSource, including our proprietary crowdsourcing software. With over 10 years of engineering experience, Kelly has worked with various technologies and developed systems supporting AT&T and Network Solutions prior to joining the CrowdSource team. Kelly has a passion for understanding analytics and using the combination of data and algorithms to uncover opportunities and drive business decisions. That passion combined with her ability to understand the needs of the business to prioritize development accordingly and innate ability to make even the most technical concept relatable makes her the perfect fit for leading the development of CrowdSource’s technology.

Julia Dalton:

Vice President, Product

As Vice President of Product, Julia leads CrowdSource’s product innovation and development. For the past 10 years, Julia has been involved in leading products across multiple organizations. At Network Solutions she was the product lead for their ecommerce software. Most recently, she led development along with content monetization at ROImedia, an online publishing company. Julia’s strong analytical abilities paired with the ability to systematically break concepts down into tactical actions, have proven to be critical in pushing product development forward. A true competitor at heart, Julia has a passion for building products that are best-in-class by embracing creativity and innovation.

Josh Katz:

General Counsel

As General Counsel, Josh leads corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives. Katz provides senior leadership with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, negotiates critical contracts in complex business transactions and manages the internal and external legal functions. Katz has implemented an efficient Sales Solution and Contract Management process, assisted with the raising of $12.5 million in Series A funding from Highland Capital Partners and assisted in negotiating the company’s first acquisition. Before joining CrowdSource, Katz was a Commercial Real Estate Attorney at the New York office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, where he represented developers, joint ventures and real estate investors as they acquired, financed, developed and disposed of property.