Meet Our Team

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MANUEL ACEVEDO

Founder + CEO

Manuel has a Master’s Degree in Communication Systems (Computer Science) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.  Since 2015, Manuel has worked tirelessly to provide the best platform possible for Villages to use and seniors to benefit from.  With a deep connection to the aging community (see Our Story page), Manuel recognizes the many benefits of Villages and strives to improve this model with the best platform for Villages to provide millions of seniors with resources to age independently, socially, and purposefully.

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SYDNEY HESS

Customer Success + Marketing Director

Sydney has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Utah.  Sydney was brought onto the Helpful Village team in the Fall of 2018 and has become a vital member of the company.  Sydney works tirelessly to ensure that Helpful Village customers are happy and given the tools necessary to succeed.  Her infectiously positive attitude not only impacts all of our Helpful Village team members, but our customers as well.

COLIN BRANCA

Software Engineer

Colin is currently a Masters student at the University of Utah and is expected to graduate in the Fall of 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.  Walker joined the Helpful Village team in January of 2019 as a strategic partnerships associate. He has brought light to new ideas and partnerships as he guides Helpful Village’s continued expansion in the landscape of the aging space.

WALKER HESS

Strategic Partnerships Associate

Walker is currently a student at the University of Utah and is expected to graduate in the Fall of 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.  Walker joined the Helpful Village team in January of 2019 as a strategic partnerships associate. He has brought light to new ideas and partnerships as he guides Helpful Village’s continued expansion in the landscape of the aging space.

DANIELA CRONEMBOLD

Documentation Specialist

Daniela has an extensive history of education by starting with a Master's in Cell and Developmental Biology. She then returned to school for a Master's in Laws in Law and Technology. Daniela joined the Helpful Village team in the spring of 2017 as a documentation specialist. With her background and experience with research and law, she has transformed our training documentation and guides for the platform.