As the founder of Care2 and the PetitionSite, Randy is a pioneer of online advocacy. Randy launched Care2 in 1998 to empower individuals to take collective action in support of social and environmental causes. Today, Care2 helps over 20 million members “Make a Difference” with daily actions, healthy living advice, news and blogs on causes, petitions and more.
Randy was inspired to start the PetitionSite.com after receiving email petition-chainletters that filled inboxes in the early days of the Internet. The PetitionSite provided a central platform for thousands of early online petition authors to collect signatures, scoring victories on both local and national levels. Today, Care2′s highly engaged community starts and drives citizen and nonprofit campaigns that win local school initiatives, hold powerful corporations accountable, and protect ecosystems around the world.
Care2 was also one of the first online social ventures, innovating an “Engine For Good” model where good actions generate revenues that help fuel more good actions. The Company serves as a matchmaker between Consumer Brands, Nonprofit Organizations and Care2′s influential, 70% female, audience. The Company has recruited more than 30 million donors and advocates for 1,000 nonprofit organizations. Care2 is a certified B Corporation.
Before starting Care2 and the Petitionsite, Randy co-founded one of the web’s first viral apps – electronic greeting card service, eCards.com, in 1995.
Randy is a proud composter, avid naturalist, and kiteboarder, and once trekked across Borneo with two Penan tribesmen. Randy loves spending time with his two young children, his wife, Nancy, and a menagerie of pets.
Randy holds an AB from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
Marlin was one of Care2′s first employees in 1999 and has managed the growth of the company from the launch of Care2.com to where it is today. As the Chief Operating Officer, Marlin brings 18 years of high tech marketing and general management expertise to his role of managing the company’s P&L and operations, including business development, engineering, product management, client support, user acquisition, marketing, finance and administration.
Marlin’s focus at Care2 is to build a vibrant and profitable business consistent with the company’s philanthropic mission. Marlin also works with Care2’s strategic advisors, manages the company’s banking relationships and is on the lookout for new sources of growth capital.
As an animal lover who has adopted a number of shelter dogs and cats over the years, Marlin is a passionate advocate for animal welfare. Marlin also has an interest in public education and helped found a public charter school. He served as a board member of Bullis Charter School and was the chair of its fundraising foundation for 6 years. In his spare time, Marlin is an avid bike rider and downhill skier. He’s also a big fan of his alma mater sports teams at Michigan and Stanford.
Prior to Care2, Marlin was VP of Marketing for the Enterprise Storage Division at Quantum, where he played a significant role in turning a money-losing business into a $700 million industry leader. He has also held marketing management positions at HP and was a management consultant at Bain and Company. Earlier in his career, Marlin was a consultant for Commtech International Management Corporation, which later became his connection to Randy and Care2.
Marlin holds a BS in Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
As our VP of Engineering, Geoff leads a team of skilled engineers focused on enabling members and visitors to experience and interact with Care2′s content and community.
Geoff has been working in the engineering sector for 20+ years, having started as a software engineer and independent consultant, followed by extended stints at Apple, TiVo, Cisco as well as his own startup venture. Geoff has worked within large corporate environments as well as small startup teams, and always with a mindset of evolving and improving process and technology every step of the way.
Geoff’s held an equal interest and focus on improving not only technology but the world around him. From his use of recycled products in the production of photographic confetti to his role in the initiation of an environmental group at Apple that lead to their use of recycled materials and composting in their onsite cafe, Geoff has continually kept his thought on the opportunity we have today to impact the world of tomorrow.
As Senior Director of Nonprofit Campaigns at Care2, Natasha leads a highly creative and skilled campaigns team that connects hundreds of nonprofits in the US and around the globe with passionate donor members and supporters within Care2′s community. Since 2007, she’s run countless online campaigns committed to advancing social justice, protecting our planet and building healthier lives for everyone.
Prior to Care2, Natasha was Director for Amnesty International USA’s Urgent Action Program, and brought more than 18 years of organizing, volunteer and work experience in the human rights movement.
Natasha holds an MA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado-Boulder, where she focused on feminist ethics and rights theory, and a BS in Mathematics and Philosophy from LSU.
In her spare time, she can be found wandering the trails of northern California with her husband, young son and 80-lb “puppy.”
Eric is the vice president of business development at Care2.com where he helps hundreds of campaigns, candidates, and nonprofits connect with donors and supporters online. At Care2 Eric advises on donor lead acquisition and multichannel conversion strategies. He has contributed to integrated conversion efforts on behalf of nonprofits in the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom and over 100 other countries. Eric serves on the board of directors of two national nonprofit organizations, Humane Farm Animal Care and the Marine Fish Conservation Network.
Prior to joining Care2 Eric designed and executed integrated advocacy campaigns for environmental nonprofits for more than seven years. Eric has an MBA from the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University, an MA in government and international studies from the University of South Carolina and a BS in political science from the University of Wyoming. In addition to his work in the environmental advocacy arena, Eric has extensive experience working on political and issue campaigns from Wyoming to South Africa.
Juliana joined Care2 as the Controller in Sept 2017, responsible for overall financial and treasury management. Prior to join Care2, Juliana served as senior accounting manager at Verity Health System, a non-profit organization with $1B annual gross revenue, for over 10 years. Juliana holds a BS in commerce from Santa Clara University.
Justin Perkins is Vice President of Strategic Partnerships with Care2.com. With Care2 since 2006, Justin has managed over 600 brand engagement campaigns and high impact partnerships focused on animal rights, human rights, environmental sustainability, and responsible brands in the natural products industry. As a veteran of digital marketing, branding, and cause marketing, he frequently speaks at conferences in the nonprofit and natural products industries.
Justin helps nonprofits and impact oriented brands build large and passionate communities of advocates, donors, fans, customers, and brand loyalists online. Successful partnerships with the likes of Jane Goodall, Audubon, ONE Campaign, and Consumers Union have yielded millions of people more deeply connected to these brands.
As an entrepreneur, Justin grew an organic farming business and launched a human rights nonprofit in Congo. In 2008, he founded OLOMOMO Nut Company, now a fast-growing, angel-investor-backed, flavored nut snack brand picked by New Hope as one of “the top 10 brands to watch in 2014.” With distribution in over 1,000 natural grocery stores, Olomomo is on track to be a national brand.
Justin was awarded “40 Under 40” business leaders in the Rocky Mountain area by BizWest magazine in 2015.
Prior to working with Care2, spanned several industries including water conservation, athletic apparel, and business management consulting. Justin has an MBA from the University of Colorado and a BA in History and World Perspectives with a focus on international development. Justin lives in Boulder, CO with his little family and Border Collie, Maya. He loves hiking, trail running, skiing, travel, adventure, and has a huge crush on Care2 and the Care2 community.
Tabitha has been with Care2 since 2016. Tabitha earned a BA in Comparative and World Literature from San Francisco State University before promptly starting a career in technology. Prior to working at Care2, Tabitha worked in product management for the education technology company, Turnitin. After a decade in product management, she decided to expand into data in order to better inform product decisions. At Care2, Tabitha uses both her product management and data experience to help drive the company roadmap and lead the data team.
Tabitha is an advocate for women’s rights, STEM education for all students, and the responsible use of data.
Sharanya works across internal teams to develop and improve Care2′s campaigns-related products. Since 2012, she has advised hundreds of organizations on advocacy and fundraising to protect animals, people, and our planet.
Before joining Care2, Sharanya was the US Campaigns Manager for World Animal Protection. She previously consulted for the US government as an international policy expert. She serves on the board of Indians for Civic Action and advises nonprofits in India.
Sharanya is a longtime vegan who endeavors to make the world a better place for all its inhabitants.