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Meet The Team

At GrowthFountain, we are dedicated to helping entrepreneurs as passionate
about their business as we are.

our Founders

Kenneth Staut

Ken co-founded GrowthFountain because he wanted to level the playing field for small businesses. His dad was a small local business owner from Pittsburgh (Go Steelers!) and at a very young age, he saw firsthand the positive impact a small business can have on the local community. With over 15 years of experience in finance – including co-founding and selling a hedge fund – he combines his grass-roots entrepreneurial spirit with his Wall Street background. Ken’s hobbies include golf, whiskey and deathly spicy food.

leon stiel

Leon grew up spending summers going door-to-door campaigning for local community issues and attending computer camp, here in New York. This left a lasting impression on him, as he graduated from Carnegie Mellon and set-off on an almost 20 year career in technology and finance - from helping run an innovative web development company to co-founding a hedge fund to leading IT development across teams at a major investment bank. He is able to leverage this experience to help companies achieve their goals through the use of technology. His hobbies involve raising his many children and not sleeping.

the team


Marketing Director

Senior Advisor

abe orden
Operations Manager

vladislav tarasenko
Lead Engineer

Morgan kinzler
Marketing Associate

Want to work with us?

We're always looking for smart, hard working
team members to help us fulfill our mission:
to level the playing field for America’s small businesses!