The Virtuance Team

We’re lucky to have a great team. We’re passionate about photography, technology, and business, and we love what we do.

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Jeff Corn

Co-Founder, CEO

With his extensive experience in all facets of real estate including development, brokerage, marketing, and property management, Jeff brings a highly refined understanding of the real estate and vacation rental industries to bear on the strategic and operational aspects of the company. Jeff grew up watching his mother, an architectural photographer, excel at her craft. He soon realized, though, that technology offered incredible opportunities to combine the art of photography with the science of image processing to market properties with unprecedented efficiency and efficacy. Jeff is responsible for establishing and executing on the company’s growth strategy and ensuring that the company maintains its high standards across all operational levels. Immediately before co-founding Virtuance, Jeff served for four years as Acquisitions and Development Manager at a Colorado-based real estate investment firm. He also previously worked in acquisitions for a private real estate investment trust. Prior to entering the real estate industry, he began his career as an investigative journalist, working with John Stossel and Barbara Walters at ABC News and later as a political and economic development reporter for an ABC news affiliate in Missouri. If you want to hear some wild stories…ask Jeff about his ‘reporter days.’ When Jeff isn’t at the office, you’ll find him outdoors – climbing one of Colorado’s ‘Fourteeners’, skiing, mountain biking, or sailing…(yes there is some sailing in Colorado, but Jeff wishes there were an ocean too). Jeff has a Master’s Degree from the University of Denver in Real Estate Development and Finance and a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Washington University in St. Louis in political science and business.

Igor Zlokarnik

Chief Technology Officer

Igor is a leading expert in signal process engineering and systems engineering. He is responsible for developing the core algorithms and processes that power our current image processing technologies, as well as designing and building the core functionality for many of the company’s proprietary software applications. Prior to joining Virtuance, Igor was the first employee at VoiceSignal, a groundbreaking voice recognition technology company founded in 1997. He spent ten years serving as Chief Scientist and oversaw a team of fifty engineers. Under Igor’s technical leadership, VoiceSignal developed voice recognition technology that has become the industry standard and is currently used on nearly 60 percent of all of the world’s mobile phones, including Apple’s iPhone. Prior to VoiceSignal, Igor worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratories as a signal processing engineer engaged by the government to work on government imaging projects. Most recently, Igor was a founding partner of Color Leap, the creator of an automated image processing application designed to be used on smartphones.

Amanda Jung

VP of Operations

Amanda manages our photography, client success, and processing teams. She sets policies and standards for scheduling, account management, client relations, communications, and social media. After college, Amanda moved to Chicago and began taking photos of actors and bands to make ends meet. Around that time, she got a chance to photograph upscale homes. This opportunity began her interest in real estate photography. In 2008, Amanda joined the Peace Corps and served in Romania as a TEFL volunteer and came to appreciate the importance of being a part of a community environment. Amanda has amassed extensive experience in corporate and small-business operations and has touched many aspects of what it takes to make a small business thrive. Amanda was born and raised in Pasadena, Texas and has a BA in Theatre from the University of Houston. In her free time, Amanda coaches Crossfit and trains in Olympic weightlifting (yes she’s hardcore). You can also find her shaking her tail feather as she also loves rockabilly and swing dancing.

Michael Yates

VP of Marketing

Michael is our VP of Marketing and is the chief architect of our awareness, acquisition, and retention efforts. Before joining our team, Mike worked for a growing company and helped build their marketing department from the ground up. Mike brings a “jack-of-all-trades” skill set that will help build Virtuance’s presence in new and existing markets. After spending eight years in Chicago, Mike and his family moved to Denver after his wife got an unbelievable job opportunity. He enjoys watching Cubs/Blackhawks/Husker games with his son, paddle boarding, experimenting with wacky diets, and 90’s culture (ask him about his POG collection and Tecmo Super Bowl skills).

Khrystya Mala

VP of Sales

Khrystya is our VP of Sales and will oversee the management and execution of Virtuance's sales strategy.
 
Before Virtuance, Khrystya worked for both Zillow and Realtor.com and came with extensive experience in real estate. Khrystya was one of the first employees to launch the Zillow Orange County office and helped Zillow grow its OC operation into a mighty force in the online real estate sector.
 
Born in Ukraine, Khrystya has been in the US for over 20 years. She graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit and then relocated to California. She is fluent in five languages and loves to travel. In her free time, she coaches figure skating and seeks new cooking recipes. Her hobbies include flying airplanes and racing cars.

Ollie Trueman

Director of Image Production

Ollie was born and raised in Cambridge, UK. Pursuing the arts throughout his education, he was formally introduced to the joy of photography while documenting his sculpture work, and was an instant convert. After dedicating his studies to the photographic medium and graduating from the Cambridge School of Art with a Bachelor’s Degree in Photographic and Digital Media, Ollie has gone on to work in various areas of the photographic industry. Doing everything from professional equipment sales with Nikon through to photography and retouching for the tailors to the Queen has really given him the chance to work out what part of photography he loves the most. It’s safe to say that post-production comes out on top, and there’s nowhere he’d rather be using those skills than here in the Image Production Department! Photography and retouching are certainly Ollie‘s favorite pastimes, but somewhere along the lines he still makes time for the other important things in life; hiking, riding (and rebuilding) enduro motorcycles, and spending hours in the kitchen trying to expand his culinary repertoire.

Stephanie Leclerc

Director of Photography Operations

Stephanie was born and raised in Kalispell, Montana, and was lucky enough to have Glacier National Park as her backyard growing up. She has worked for many years in the tourism and hotel industry and 8 years in Construction. Her motto is, work hard, and play even harder. On her time off, you will find her outside mountain biking, dirt biking, running, camping, boating, skiing...anything outside with her husband, kids, and best friends. Her family lives the saying, "those that play together, stay together". Stephanie also has a boutique event company that she started over 10 years ago, that solely operates as a pro bono to help non-profits start a new event or enhance an existing event. She is super excited to join the Virtuance team and become part of this amazing company.

Jill Cantrell

Director of Client Success

Jill spent most of her life in the Midwest, near the lakeshore of West Michigan. There she completed a BA in psychology before joining a private detective agency as a field investigator for 10 years. Jill has had an interest in photography since she was a child, and in 2008 started her own studio and wedding photography business. After moving to Colorado, she dove headfirst into the customer service field and has been helping people ever since! Outside of the office, Jill enjoys hiking with her pup, kayaking, playing the piano, and watching movies.

Jade Bartlett

Enterprise Business Development Manager

Contact Information Phone: 847-440-5017 Email  

Brenda Janota

Controller

Brenda grew up in Minnesota where hockey skates were placed on her feet at an early age and remained glued to her for 20 years. She earned a Business Administration degree from Minnesota State University in 1996 and moved to CO shortly thereafter. Brenda proudly accredits her renowned tater tot casserole and crockpot skills to her Minnesotan heritage.
Brenda worked with various Denver/Boulder companies in an Operations + Accounting role  – from software companies to landscape architects to art fabricators. In her most recent position, she worked as a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor consulting/training small companies on their QuickBooks software and accounting apps.
When Brenda is not staring at spreadsheets and crunching numbers, she enjoys: competing in Spartan races, camping, live music, playing guitar, biking, and maintaining her Uno household champion status against her two sons.

Kristin Macklin

Office Manager / Executive Assistant

Kristin recently moved to the Denver area from Montana. While she misses the wide open spaces of Big Sky Country and the absence of traffic she is excited about all the possibilities Denver has to offer! Kristin has already hiked her first fourteener and is looking forward to trying skiing this winter! (In theory anyway, her one attempt at snowboarding was disastrous, so here’s hoping skiing will be better ? Kristin is excited about the growth Virtuance is experiencing and is looking forward to contributing to such an amazing company!

Janelle Matejcek

Administrative Assistant

Janelle moved to Colorado to attend the University of Denver where she earned a BSBA in Management in 2018. Spreadsheets, improving processes, and reducing costs are some of Janelle’s specialties. Minnesota born and raised had her on ice skates when she was the age of three but could be found later doing back flips on a 4-inch-wide beam with the local gymnastics team. Janelle found that Colorado was a great place to explore her interests which include skiing, hiking, and overall health and fitness.

Meaghan Loraas

Content Marketing Manager

Before joining Virtuance, Meaghan received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Idaho and then pivoted from applying to medical school to enrolling in a graduate creative writing program at Texas State University. She writes fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. She is involved in the literary community in Portland, Oregon, where she lives with two dogs, two cats, and her partner (named Meg!). Meaghan has a literary agent and is in the process of trying to sell her very first novel! In her free time, Meaghan likes hiking with her dogs, watching every Bravo reality show, and taste-testing chicken fingers.

Heather Norman

Client Success Specialist

Heather Norman spent much of her childhood on the San Francisco Bay. Her father was a marine engineer and tugboat captain which meant weekends and school breaks were spent as deckhand and cook, watching the city skyline from the water. She dreamed of being able to capture the character and beauty of the city in photography. In college, an Introduction to Photography class opened her eyes to black & white photography and darkroom developing. Today Heather’s photography resides more in capturing the smiles, character, and sparkle of her children to provide them a story of their lives in images which includes taking their “annual school pictures” at nearby parks. Heather earned a Communications degree from California State University, Chico. She’s held diverse positions from a sales assistant in a four-star hotel to a Compliance Officer in the investment industry. After the birth of her children, she started an online cloth diapering business and parenting newsletter while working as a cashier in natural foods. Over a decade in retail, she made her way up to Store Manager which sparked the idea of starting her own blog designed to create a deeper connection to health information for fans of the Dr. Oz Show. All these jobs in various industries have taught her one important lesson: the most important rule of customer service is listening.

Josh Miller

Web Development Manager

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Cassandra Summer

Software Project Manager

Born in New York and raised in Virginia, Cassandra spent 6 years in Los Angeles before moving to Denver. In Virginia, she received her B.A. from James Madison University in Media Arts and Design with a minor in Photography. Her background includes an eclectic variety ranging from managing a celebrity photography studio in the Hollywood Hills to owning her own photography business to spearheading the QA department at a high-end design agency in Washington D.C. In her free time, she enjoys aerial arts, live music, singing a cappella, and adventuring around Colorado.

Randy Baldwin

Senior Software Engineer

Randy grew up on a horse ranch in Texas and studied computer science at the University of North Texas. Before joining the Virtuance team, he worked for ten years at a defense contractor in Dallas, where he wrote image analysis tools for the Intelligence Community. In his free time, Randy enjoys spending time with his wife and their two Boston Terriers, playing video games, and trying new foods. He’s also looking forward to exploring the Colorado outdoors.

Joel Elfrink

Software Engineer

Bio Coming Soon!

Sean Dove

Web Developer

Sean is a web developer at Virtuance. He was born in San Diego, CA, where he spent two decades taking the perfect weather for granted. He moved to Denton, TX in 2004 to attend the University of North Texas, majoring in Business Computer Information Systems. After graduating, he began his career in Dallas, working in the automotive sales and online textbook industries for several years before relocating to Denver in the summer of 2017 with his girlfriend. In his free time, Sean is a guitarist, a collector of weird punk records and a comic book nerd who enjoys scuba diving, video games and being okay at bar trivia. He and his girlfriend recently purchased a house that they share with their cats, Sadie and Pants, who hate each other.

Haley Wilhite

National Sales Trainer

Haley has spent most of her life in Texas. She grew up around the DFW area, and then moved to San Antonio, TX where she attended school. She received her bachelors of business and pursued a career in sales during, and after college. After 2 years of working with Virtuance as a sales and marketing consultant in both San Antonio and Austin, Texas, she accepted the position as the National Sales Trainer. In this role, she gets to train and coach our new sales reps and also continue to develop the skills of our existing sales team. This new position at Virtuance is what brought her to Denver, CO. She misses the warm weather, but has a new found appreciation for the mountains and the snow! Haley has a passion for traveling, being near the water, drinking wine, and hanging out with her pup, Bentley.

Ashley O’hara

Partner Innovations Manager

Yuliya Meusel

Partner Acquisition Manager

Yuliya lives in sunny Florida, although her heart is somewhere in the mountains. Yuliya worked in hospitality recruiting and HR for over 20 years until she joined the amazing Virtuance team and she hasn’t looked back! When Yuliya isn’t searching for the best talent to join Virtuance, she is most likely training for a marathon or is leaving somewhere on a jet plane. Yuliya enjoys running, biking, kayaking, travelling and eating amazing foods (especially when cooked by someone else!). Yuliya also runs a small run coaching business and works with athletes to achieve their running goals.

Gracie Carmi

Partner Acquisition Specialist

Claire Teator

Sr. Partner Onboarding Specialist

Claire is originally from the beautiful Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania but has spent the last 7 years living in Brooklyn, N.Y. She graduated from Marywood University with a BFA in Photography. Claire is also a wedding photographer and loves photographing her clients throughout the year. In her spare time, you can find her wandering around New York City exploring with her film camera! She is also a proud plant mom to her ever-growing plant collection!

Craig Groat

Partner Onboarding Specialist

Hello! I'm an avid musician who nerds out on all things audio which in many ways translates to photography (and I love to talk about how it does - ask me!). It satisfies my need to "take things apart and put them back together". As much as music and learning how things work (and often, break) from a technical perspective, I also love tea which I love to share. I grew up just outside of Washington DC and spent some time in Denver before now residing in Raleigh, NC with my wonderful wife and two goofy pups.