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T&N Founders, JT Marino and Daehee Park
Portrait of JT Marino, cofounder

JT Marino

Co-Founder

As the visionary of Tuft & Needle, JT leads the creative and marketing teams at the company. JT is a passionate storyteller, facilitator, and teacher, inspiring T&N's most challenging and disruptive projects. Prior to T&N, JT combined principles from both design and engineering to develop innovative software products in the high-tech industry, and he has applied this same approach to disrupting the mattress industry. JT has extensive experience building and leading teams of designers and engineers, along with researchers and scientists, to develop innovative customer experiences. JT started his career as an engineer at the world's leading software application consultancy, where he accelerated his experience through working amongst the foremost thought leaders and tech leaders for VC-funded startups and Fortune 500 companies. He has been featured on FOX Business and Entrepreneur Magazine and is a frequent keynote speaker at startup and mattress industry events such as SXSW, Startup Grind, and ShopTalk. JT studied computer science and mathematics at Penn State University.

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Portrait of Daehee Park, cofounder

Daehee Park

Co-Founder

Daehee leads the digital marketing, media buying, conversion optimization, and public relations teams at Tuft & Needle. Prior to starting T&N, Daehee began his career at Acxiom as a data strategy consultant, serving as a subject matter expert of emerging media (social, search, mobile, apps, online-to-offline, augmented reality) for a diverse client roster of Fortune 500 companies across the retail, consumer goods, financial services, publishing, and insurance industries. He then joined a Silicon Valley startup to help launch one of the premiere social commerce platforms, where he architected the monetization strategy and integrated with the top e-commerce retail brands. A first generation Korean-American, he grew up in the Pocono Mountains and received his degree in cyber security from Penn State University. Daehee resides in Phoenix with his wife, two children and pet corgi.

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