meet the team


Sara Nadel


Co-founder & Co-CEO



Sara founded the StellarEmploy concept, and its predecessor Farolito, during her doctoral work at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her first job was as a Starbucks Barista. After graduating from Stanford, she spent 10 years in Peru, implementing social programs as a Country Director and Principal Investigator with Innovations for Poverty Action.

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Irene chung


co-founder & co-ceo


Irene began her career as an executive recruiter, placing CEO's in financial services and biotech. She then worked as a strategy consultant at The Bridgespan Group, advising impact investors and foundations on their investment strategy. Irene holds an MBA from MIT Sloan and MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School.

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Carlos Montoya


Co-founder & CTO



Carlos has been engineering technical infrastructure for more than 15 years. He was most recently CTO at MVM, leading software development, teams and process for energy companies. Carlos holds an MCIT from Carnegie Mellon and MATI from Tec of Monterrey. In his spare time, he is also a coffee entrepreneur, launching the Master Coffee Club with his brothers.