Executive Team

Learn more about the executives behind Romio.

Tarik Sansal

Founder & CEO

Romio was founded by Tarik Sansal, who saw the need to bring local connectivity to online services after launching and selling his second startup, OnTargetJobs.com, which generated $160 million in revenue. Sansal had previously launched InvestorPosition.com, a digital destination focused on careers in investment management and banking. Sansal has the distinction of being the very first hire by investor John Moon for his emerging markets hedge fund Moon Capital, which later became an investment arm of Oak Tree Capital. Sansal previously held positions with Yamaichi Bank, where he worked on its Asian Institutional Equities sales desk, and got his start as a Wall Street research analyst with Sharpe Capital. He is a graduate of the University of Westminster in London.

Botond Denes

Head of Technology

Botond Denes is the Head of Technology and partner for Romio, managing and leading the augmentation and technology development teams for the brand. He has been working with Information Technology for fifteen years and was part of the founding technology team for Romio across data integration, front-end and back-end architecture. He is key in translating and implementing the needs and vision of the Senior Executive Team and the Product Division. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Master’s degree in Component-based Programs and has worked with large technology clients in Silicon Valley and around the world.

Neil St Clair

Chief Operating Officer

Neil is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Growth Officer for Romio, and a seasoned startup leader. He helmed two successful companies in the media (AlleyWire) and insurtech (Thrice) spaces and led growth for venture-backed AI SaaS platform, Vestorly. Previously he served as President/COO for Karma Impact, a media firm focused on social impact investing in tandem with the Hinduja Single Family Office. He also led marketing for a multi-billion-dollar investment manager, Shepherd Kaplan. He started his career as an on-camera television journalist for NY1 and as a columnist for Forbes. He is a sought-after speaker, having addressed audiences at Singularity University, Bloomberg, and UPenn Wharton, to name a few. Neil is on the board of several charities (including Birthright Israel and The Academy of St. Joseph's) and attended Boston University and Yale University for his undergraduate and graduate work, respectively.

Sourabh Sharma

Head of Marketing

Sourabh Sharma is Head of Marketing at Romio and is a seasoned marketer with a background in brand management, digital marketing, social media and management consulting. He has worked for multinationals (L'Oreal, Unilever), management consulting, small businesses and agencies (FIG or out, SKIM, Open Influence), delivering high impact growth with revenues, growing teams from ground up. He has been published in the NY Times, GCI Mag, Quirks, Yahoo!, and more, and has been keynote at conferences and a judge at brand competitions. Sharma has undergraduate engineering and business degrees and MBA from the Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania and the Rotterdam School of Management.

Tarik Sansal

Founder & CEO

Romio was founded by Tarik Sansal, who saw the need to bring local connectivity to online services after launching and selling his second startup, OnTargetJobs.com, which generated $160 million in revenue. Sansal had previously launched InvestorPosition.com, a digital destination focused on careers in investment management and banking. Sansal has the distinction of being the very first hire by investor John Moon for his emerging markets hedge fund Moon Capital, which later became an investment arm of Oak Tree Capital. Sansal previously held positions with Yamaichi Bank, where he worked on its Asian Institutional Equities sales desk, and got his start as a Wall Street research analyst with Sharpe Capital. He is a graduate of the University of Westminster in London.

Botond Denes

Head of Technology

Botond Denes is the Head of Technology and partner for Romio, managing and leading the augmentation and technology development teams for the brand. He has been working with Information Technology for fifteen years and was part of the founding technology team for Romio across data integration, front-end and back-end architecture. He is key in translating and implementing the needs and vision of the Senior Executive Team and the Product Division. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Master’s degree in Component-based Programs and has worked with large technology clients in Silicon Valley and around the world.

Sourabh Sharma

Head of Marketing

Sourabh Sharma is Head of Marketing at Romio and is a seasoned marketer with a background in brand management, digital marketing, social media and management consulting. He has worked for multinationals (L'Oreal, Unilever), management consulting, small businesses and agencies (FIG or out, SKIM, Open Influence), delivering high impact growth with revenues, growing teams from ground up. He has been published in the NY Times, GCI Mag, Quirks, Yahoo!, and more, and has been keynote at conferences and a judge at brand competitions. Sharma has undergraduate engineering and business degrees and MBA from the Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania and the Rotterdam School of Management.

Neil St Clair

Chief Operating Officer

Neil is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Growth Officer for Romio, and a seasoned startup leader. He helmed two successful companies in the media (AlleyWire) and insurtech (Thrice) spaces and led growth for venture-backed AI SaaS platform, Vestorly. Previously he served as President/COO for Karma Impact, a media firm focused on social impact investing in tandem with the Hinduja Single Family Office. He also led marketing for a multi-billion-dollar investment manager, Shepherd Kaplan. He started his career as an on-camera television journalist for NY1 and as a columnist for Forbes. He is a sought-after speaker, having addressed audiences at Singularity University, Bloomberg, and UPenn Wharton, to name a few. Neil is on the board of several charities (including Birthright Israel and The Academy of St. Joseph's) and attended Boston University and Yale University for his undergraduate and graduate work, respectively.