Our Team

FEATURED EMPLOYEES

Nikkole Shamsuddin

Vice President, Consulting & Technology

Nikkole Shamsuddin

Vice President, Consulting & Technology

Bio

Nikkole Shamsuddin joined TaskUs in September 2017 as our Vice President, Consulting & Technology. She is responsible for leading our consulting team in building and scaling the CX consulting and technology services capabilities for TaskUs and our customers.

She brings over 15 years of experience in consulting and client services, working across many industries with some of world's largest global brands and technology leaders. A few include  Microsoft, Ticketmaster and Accenture, where she led complex global teams of consultants, project managers and engineers. At Microsoft, she led teams focused on business operations, customer delivery and building new customer service offerings for technology acquisitions with a customer service component. Her goal was to support successful integration within Microsoft, scale operations and transform tech teams from one-off business capabilities into scalable enterprise service offerings. While working for Accenture, a leading global management consulting company, she worked with Fortune 500 companies to implement new technology platforms in complex global environments. Most recently, Nikkole built the B2B Marketing team for Ticketmaster, focusing on redefining the way they took their 50+ SaaS products to market for their 12K B2B clients.

 Nikkole holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, which has been foundational in developing her interest in technology, but otherwise, her knowledge of titration curves has been put to little use since her time at the University of Washington.

Nikkole and her husband, Sameer, are avid globe-trekkers and lovers of global culture–taking food tours in every country they visit! They reside in sunny Los Angeles and take annual trips to Nepal with an educational non-profit they support, Empower Nepali Girls.

Johnny Follin

Sr. Manager, Implementation

Johnny Follin

Sr. Manager, Implementation

Bio

In January 2017, Johnny Follin was promoted to Sr. Manager, Implementation. He is responsible for implementing new clients, as well as serving as the primary contact throughout the entire implementation process. By developing a comprehensive implementation design and timeline, he ensures that all clients' needs are met and provides recommendations as needed. Previously, he served TaskUs as a Project Manager.

He serves as the conduit between the client and support departments in the Philippines and strives to ensure the implementation experience is a positive and memorable one. His words. Our words: He's a project management rock star!

Prior to joining TaskUs in 2015, Johnny managed a team of implementation consultants at one of the nation's largest professional employer's organization. He brings over nine years of customer support and implementation experience to the TaskUs team.

Johnny holds a BA in Political Science from Point Loma Nazarene University, as well as an MBA from Keiser University. He is also a registered EMT and is a licensed Health and Annuities agent in the State of California.

In his (additional) role as the Chair of the TaskUs Wellness Committee, Johnny inspires the entire team to aspire to live a healthy and active lifestyle! Our waistlines thank you, Johnny!

He is an avid runner and regularly takes dance classes, such as ballet and jazz. An adventurer at heart, Johnny loves to travel and explore the world. In his down time, he volunteers with the LA Conservancy and enjoys spending time with friends, family and his dog.

Carmela Sais

Vice President of Recruitment - Philippines

Carmela Sais

Vice President of Recruitment - Philippines

Bio

TaskUs is thrilled to welcome Carmela Sais to her new role as our Vice President, Head of Recruitment. She leads the recruitment function in the Philippines, and is responsible for strategizing and implementing tactical solutions to the staffing challenges all businesses face daily.

Over the course of her distinguished 24-year career in human resources and talent acquisition, she has held senior leadership roles at Nordstrom Inc., TeleTech, Alorica and JPMorgan Chase. Most recently, she was the Head of Recruitment at C3/CustomerContactChannels, Inc.

She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of the Philippines.

Here's the lovely truth: Carmela's brand-new to TaskUs, yet we already know that she's a keeper - any fan of Game of Throne and The Walking Dead is! Additionally, Carmela is a true citizen of the world. She and her family lived in the San Francisco and Los Angeles area for over 15 years, spent a good chunk of time living in Florida and, since 2011, she has lived in the Philippines. In addition to being fluent in English and Tagalog, she speaks several native dialects including Cebuano and Ilonggo. She loves to meet new people and has a passion for mentoring young HR professionals.

Beso Khidesheli

Client Services Manager

Beso Khidesheli

Client Services Manager

Bio

Beso was born and raised in Georgia (the one in Europe), and moved to the US when he was 15 years old. Ever since then, Beso has been inspired to travel to and live in new places, as he feels like that has been the best way he's been able to learn and grow.

After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Beso worked for a San Francisco-based electronics warranty startup called SquareTrade. He started as a sales specialist and soon assumed leadership of the b2b program, helping develop a small 3-month pilot project into a full-fledged inbound sales department and expanding the team across San Francisco, Manila, and Karachi. Now, he joins the TaskUs team as a Client Services Manager based in our San Francisco office.

In his free time, Beso has a lot of different interests but his main form of self-expression is mixed media art. He also likes to write, dance and sing. Fun fact: He has had a couple of exhibitions in Oakland and SF as a visual artist!

Marky Ma

Finance Manager

Marky Ma

Finance Manager

Bio

October 2015: It is a month that will be remembered forever as a milestone in TaskUs' history, for in that 10th month of 2015, Marky Ma joined the team as its new Financial Analyst. It is rumored that film composer John Williams offered to score his entrance for the moment that he stepped through TaskUs' door for the very first time. We may never know where fact separates itself from fiction. In January 2017, Marky was promoted to Sr. Financial Analyst and then to Finance Manager in 2018.

What we do know for certain is that Marky leads TaskUs' global pricing requests while working with our Sales, Operations, and Client Services teams. He also plays a critical role on our Global FP & A team.

One might ask, "From where did the myth, the man, the Marky come?" Alas, only his bosses at his former internships know for sure. We salute those brave bosses who mentored, trained, and guided him to become the financial superstar-in-the-making that we are proud to have on the TaskUs team today!

Marky graduated from Pepperdine University - a university he considers one of the most beautiful in the United States - with a Master of Science degree in Applied Finance.

In addition to wowing our socks off each and every day, Marky enjoys delicious cuisine, drawing on the weekends, and playing the multiplayer online battle arena video game "Dota 2". He regrets that his solo MMR (matchmaking rating skill level) in the game is "only 4000."

Ryan Furness

Senior Accountant

Ryan Furness

Senior Accountant

Bio

Ryan joined TaskUs in 2017 as a Senior Accountant for HQ. Being no stranger to a fast-paced environment, Ryan is responsible for ensuring that we continue to close our books on time, providing reporting across HQ, and helping us standardize and streamline our processes.

Previously, Ryan began his career at an ad agency–72andSunny–where he rose in the ranks from Junior Staff Accountant to a Senior Accountant position in the three years he worked there. Being a part of 72andSunny's growth in the US, Australia, Singapore, and the Netherlands, Ryan is excited to jump right in and help TaskUs reach new heights.

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Loyola Marymount University.

A Southern California native, Ryan is down to hit the beach whenever it's sunny out. When he's not soaking up the rays, you can often find this avid sports junkie at a Lakers game, playing softball with his buddies, or in an intense sports-related discussion online.

His love for sports is only rivaled by his love for Korean BBQ and Soju. Grilled meats and alcohol are his happy place.

Leslie Arambulo

Director of Client Implementations

Leslie Arambulo

Director of Client Implementations

Bio

Leslie Arambulo joined TaskUs in late 2016 as our new Director of Client Implementations based out of the Philippines. Time is always of the essence with new campaigns. Thus, aided by her 17-year career in the outsourcing and semiconductor spheres, Leslie has helped define and make the launch process flow more smoothly.

Her love of people and technology cemented her decision to move out of the international banking scene and into the outsourcing industry, where she has happily worked hard up through the ranks - from agent to senior leader - for companies such as Sykes, Teradyne, and Accenture.

Leslie studied Interior Design at the University of the Philippines (Diliman), and has also held COPC Registered Coordinator, Total Quality Management (TQM) and Project Management Institute (PMI) certifications.

She is a certified Trekker (Star Trek fan) and TV-movie junkie who enjoys baroque and classical music, Japanese manga and anime, and tabletop board games. Her current bucket list pursuit is to attend Tomorrowland in Belgium.

Jaspar Weir

President

Jaspar Weir

President

Bio

Jaspar Weir is the co-founder and president of TaskUs. He focuses on leading the company's transformational growth and strategic initiatives so that it can provide its clients access to the people, the process, and the technology required to scale quickly, to excel operationally, and to increase the bottom line. He doesn't think small; he wants to help change how the business world works.

Before TaskUs, Jaspar co-founded two other companies with TaskUs CEO Bryce Maddock, including a social media marketing agency and an events production business that produced the largest all-age nightclub in Los Angeles for three years.

Jaspar spreads his entrepreneurial learnings to students in The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and guest lectures at The University of Southern California.

 

He has been named to Inc's "30 under 30" and is a two-time finalist in the EY's Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

 

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from the University of California.

 

It's believed that Jaspar doesn't swim for pleasure, but rather to eat the freshest fish directly from the ocean each morning at breakfast. Like a dolphin.

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