Our team.

We are a tightly run team with clear mission and values. Brains, curiosity and work ethic are our strengths, and we take pride in building products that look, feel and function beautifully. Our mission? To make a difference by creating simple, easy to use, pleasant products that our users cannot live without.


Cristina Escoda | Co-founder and CEO

Cristina combines more than 5 years of technology R&D and product development experience in Finance (D.E. Shaw) and Healthcare (Revon), with 10 years of content production and media experience. Cristina holds a PhD in High Energy Physics from the University of Cambridge, UK, and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU.


Ivan Mishur | Engineering

Ivan has more than 10 years of experience as a software architect and project lead for consumer and enterprise software and online platforms, with a strong focus on analytics and payments solutions. He leads our offshore team of 6 engineers based in Minsk, Belarus. Ivan holds a B.S. in Chemistry and a Masters in Chemical Engineering, both from the Belarusian State University in Minsk.


Kirsten Chong | Finance

Kirsten brings to Polymaze 5 years of experience in financial analysis and accounting. While at Ernst and Young she was the lead for multiple public company audits and initial public offerings in the PEO and hospitality industries. Prior to Polymaze Kirsten was at Novus Partners, a series C Fintech firm, where she became the most senior member of the finance team. Kirsten holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a Certified Public Accountant in California.


Cristian Stafie | Front-end developer

Cristian brings to Polymaze 2 years of full-stack development, with a focus on mobile. Cristian has a BS Computer Sciences from Waterloo University in Canada. He is a react enthusiast.


Mayra Quiroz | Community

Mayra leads the team of ambassadors that support our clients and their freelancers. Mayra combines her skills in digital marketing and production, with her experience in social and community engagement. Prior to joining Polymaze Mayra worked at the Miami Herald and at Univision in several social, production and community empowerment roles. Mayra has an MA in Communications from Florida International University.