Aziz Akin
President and Founder
Aziz has over 20 years of experience in online publishing and Internet services, including starting and running numerous information-rich consumer and B2B Internet sites. Aziz founded Buzzfile in 2012 with a vision to build a content-rich platform that would enable business professionals in diverse sectors to efficiently find, research and organize high-value prospects. Prior to starting Buzzfile, Aziz was most recently Vice President of Business Development for REIS, Inc., a leading commercial real estate market data company, where he was responsible for developing strategic partnerships with leading information vendors. Prior to Reis, Aziz served in key management roles at Answers.com, Proquest, Dow Jones and Thomson Reuters, where he lead diverse content licensing and online product management functions. Aziz holds an MBA in International Business from Baruch College and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from New York University.
Tanja Jacobsen
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Tanja has more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience in the online publishing and information technology space. Tanja has successfully lead the planning and execution of global and regional marketing plans for diverse businesses. Tanja joined Buzzfile in 2015, where she has been spearheading the sales and marketing strategy for Buzzfile's initiatives in the Education and Telecommunications space. Additionally, Tanja teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at Hofstra University, Devry’s Keller Graduate School of Business and Ottawa Universities. Prior to joining Buzzfile, Tanja held key sales and marketing roles for SmartSource Rentals, Purolator USA, and CA Inc. Tanja holds an MBA in Marketing and E-Commerce from Baruch College and a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from the University of La Verne.