The Allrecipes Team
Most craved food: Pizza
Go to recipe for a busy week night: Breakfast
Go to recipe for an indulgent treat: French Toast
About Stan: Stan joined Allrecipes family as president in 2013 bringing a wealth of strategic marketing, merchandising, finance, and operations experience. With his previous leadership roles at top digital companies including drugstore.com, Walgreens ecommerce and Microsoft, Stan is the perfect recipe for running a fast growing, global, multi-platform brand such as Allrecipes.
Stan graduated from California State University – Northridge with a BA in Psychology and earned his MBA in Finance from City University in Seattle. Outside of the office, Stan loves spending time with his family, tennis, and traveling.
Chief Technical Officer
Most craved food: Pepper-Honey Cedar Plank Salmon
Go to recipe for a busy week night: Sweet, Sticky and Spicy Chicken
Go to recipe for an indulgent treat: S’mores Indoors
About John: John’s roots in the south suburbs of Chicago gave him a great appreciation for food (especially Pizza) and, ironically, computers. He’s been involved with his first love, computers, since 6th grade when he wrote his first application (plotting a quadratic equation on a TRS-80 Model 2) and then in high school working for an Apple startup. Since then John has written code for companies including Egghead, Coinstar, Getty Images, aQuantive, Microsoft and others.
When not in the office, John loves spending time with his wife, Dawn, and boys, Connor and Aidan, and his backyard smoker.
VP Marketing and Content
Most craved food: Potato Chips
Go to busy week night recipe: Fried Rice
Go to indulgent splurge recipe: Paella
About Rita: Rita Spangler is a seasoned marketing executive responsible for strategic direction and leadership of Allrecipes content, consumer and social marketing teams, including all email and newsletter programs, customer service, consumer market research, promotions, content development, and member marketing programs. Before joining Allrecipes, Rita served as vice president of consumer marketing at Classmates.com, and was senior director of Marketing at Wizards of the Coast (now part of Hasbro Toys & Games), Paragon Trade Brands, and Weyerhaeuser.
A Washington native, Rita holds a B.A. in business from Pacific Lutheran University. When not cooking for her family, she loves spending time in her garden or on the beach, vacationing to sunny places and visiting farmers’ markets.
VP Business Intelligence
Most craved food: Japanese Nebeyaki Udon Soup
Go to recipe for a busy week night: Spicy White Chili with Chicken
Go to recipe for an indulgent treat: Braised short ribs, or anything savory.
About Grace: Grace leads Allrecipes’ business intelligence team, which is company’s center of excellence for cross-organizational data, insights, and optimization to identify opportunities and support key business strategies. She joined Allrecipes in 2010, and has been key in framing the company’s data-driven focus. Grace has a deep background in web development, user-centered design, and user behavior analysis. Before joining Allrecipes, Grace spent time at Razorfish, University of Washington’s Information School, and at Daniel Smith Artists’ Materials, Inc.
Grace holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Informatics from the University of Washington, and an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Programming from North Seattle Community College.
As natives of the Pacific Northwest, Grace and her husband are avid outdoors fans. When not looking at computer screens, they may be found hiking, camping, and exploring the region’s old forest roads on foot and by bicycle.
VP Product Management
Most craved food: Chips with Guacamole
Go to busy week night recipe: Three Egg Omelet
Go to indulgent splurge recipe: Magic Cookie Bars II
About Justin: A member of Allrecipes’ senior leadership team since January 2014, Justin is charged with supporting Allrecipes’ vision of “inspiring the world to discover and share the joy of home cooking.” In practical terms, this entails visualizing and driving products to personalize the omni-screen experience, creating a platform enabling new monetization models, and developing digital standards around Allrecipes’ content distribution and integration models. Justin’s experience prior to Allrecipes includes stops at InfoSpace, Amdocs Interactive, Bright Hub, Inc., America Online (AOL) and OneMADE, Inc.
Justin holds a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from Tufts University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in the same field from the State University of New York, Oswego.
Happily married for 16 years, Justin has three “amazing children,” and with his wife Amy, spends most of his time following them to various functions. He and his young family live on Bainbridge Island, Wash., where they enjoy both sound and mountain views.
VP Consumer/Brand Strategy
Most craved food: Chips with Guacamole
Go to busy week night recipe: Slammin’ Salmon
Go to indulgent splurge recipe: Bodega Bay Cioppino
About Esmee: Esmee is the corporate voice of Allrecipes’ home cooks, championing insights and features that make everyday meals more rewarding. A 17-year Allrecipes’ veteran, Esmee helped facilitate Allrecipes’ growth from early start-up to the world’s largest digital food brand. Esmee has championed many of Allrecipes’ most successful features, partner integrations, customized marketing and promotional programs to date. Prior to Allrecipes, Esmee spent time with Vivendi Entertainment, McCann-Erickson, Nestlé USA and Aldus Corporation.
Esmee holds an AB in Political Science from University of California at Berkeley. She’s an outdoor fanatic and can often be found running, hiking, crabbing or playing pickle ball, or doing anything to take advantage of the partially sunny Seattle weather with her family.