Meet the executive team

David Tal

Founder and Co-CEO

David co-founded Verse in 2013. He oversees the company’s business operations, including sales, marketing, customer support, and finance, among other areas of the business. Prior to Verse, David spent a decade as a real estate broker and co-founded one of the largest real estate referral platforms in the country. David holds a degree in Economics from UCLA.

David Tal

Avi Tal

Founder and Co-CEO

Avi co-founded Verse in 2013. He oversees the the company’s business operations with a focus on technology, product development, and long term growth and strategy. A serial entrepreneur, Avi spent a decade building internet businesses, including one of the largest WiFi media networks in Latin America. Avi lives on the beach in sunny San Diego, and you can catch him rollerblading on the boardwalk.

Avi Tal

Victor Vilaplana

VP of Finance

Victor brings over 15 years of financial experience to the Verse team. He started his career at Morgan Stanley as part of Institutional Investor ranked sell-side research team and then spent 8 years at Sempra Energy in various roles, including in mergers and acquisitions and investor relations. Prior to joining Verse, Victor was the VP of Financial Relations for Renovate America.

Victor Vilaplana

Steve Gottlieb

Chief Marketing Officer

As CMO, Steve leads the marketing and customer success teams at Verse. He brings over 15 years of B2B experience to the company, most recently as VP of Marketing at ThriveHive in Boston following three years in Austin with Main Street Hub prior to their acquisition by GoDaddy

Steve Gottlieb

Daniel Rio

VP, Contact Center Operations

As VP, Contact Center Operations, Daniel brings over 30 years of experience to the verse team. He brings a unique balance of Contact Center omni-channel best practices, technology, and customer experience efforts having worked for GEICO, Citigroup, The Hartford, College Loan Corporation and Zovio in various Contact Center management positions across multiple industries.

Daniel Rio

Hillary Anne

VP of Sales

Hillary Anne oversees the sales operations at Verse. Prior to joining Verse, she was the VP of Sales for TapHunter, a craft beer SaaS venture in San Diego. Before TapHunter, Hillary was the Director of Inside Sales for Homes.com, overseeing the creation, training, development and expansion of the Inside Sales program from San Diego, CA to Norfolk, VA from 2010 to 2016.

Hillary Anne

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