As parents, aunts, uncles, and more, we’re genuine believers in the importance of learning a foreign language at an early age.
We work hard everyday to ensure Little Pim’s products live up to the high standards we set for products we give our own children. And we’re focused on delivering the best possible experience for our customers and their little ones.
Check out the people behind Little Pim that work to fulfill our mission of making it easy and enjoyable for children to learn a second language.
Company Founder | CEO
Julia is the Founder and CEO of Little Pim and the former President of Big Mouth Productions, a documentary production company that produced award-winning films airing on PBS, HBO, and Cinemax. Her documentaries have been shown at the Sundance Film Festival, the Berlin Film Festival, South By Southwest, among other venues. Awards include recognition from the Urbanworld Film Festival, the New York Latino Film Festival and the Cinema du Reel. Julia graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Cinema Studies from Yale University and an M.F.A. from the French National Film School. She is fluent in French and speaks some Italian, Spanish, and German. Her father was Dr. Paul Pimsleur, the renowned language professor, whose revolutionary audio teaching method made him a household name in foreign language instruction. Julia now sits on the advisory board of the Global Language Project, a non-profit which brings free foreign language classes into underserved public schools. She lives in New York with her husband and two young boys.
SVP Digital | Customer Acquisition
Alyson Shapero is Senior Vice President of Digital and Customer Acquisition. She brings a wealth of marketing and distribution experience in youth entertainment and education to her position at Little Pim, including senior marketing positions at two industry leaders, Kidz Bop and School of Rock.
Alyson has a proven track record of creating high-impact revenue growth and scale by refining branding and advertising strategies, improving product position and message, and creating customer acquisition and retention campaigns across both digital and traditional marketing channels. Her early career included positions at Sony Music, Kinetic Records, and Warner Music Group.
Digital Marketing & Customer Acquisition Manager
Staci joined the Little Pim team in February 2013. She started her career at Rakuten Linkshare as a Marketing Coordinator and later moved on to work at OpenSky. Her passion for digital marketing and the start-up environment brought her to Little Pim as the Digital Marketing and Customer Acquisition Manager. Staci graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Maryland, College Park. She currently lives in NYC.
Sales Account Manager
Christie joined Little Pim in October of 2012 as a Sales Account Manager for the retail market. Prior to Little Pim, Christie worked for Kaplan K12 Learning Services to help bring college prep and test readiness programs to schools and districts throughout the country. As a previous Spanish major in college, Christie loves that she now gets to work with an educational language product for kids, and give more and more children access to the benefits of speaking a second or third language.
VP Finance & Operations
Adrienne Vaughan, VP of Finance and Operations at Little Pim, was most recently at Disney Publishing Worldwide, where she was Director, Finance, managing the strategic and financial planning of multiple business models across physical and digital product lines. She brings over 12 years of finance and operations experience in children’s entertainment at Disney Consumer Products and at Scholastic, Inc. Vaughan’s strengths include a proven track record of driving top and bottom-line growth, increased return on investment, and operations efficiency. Adrienne holds an MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BBA in Marketing from The College of William and Mary. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two young children.
Digital Product & Content Producer
Adam joined Little Pim in November of 2010, as marketing coordinator, and has since moved over to product development and digital strategy, in addition to his marketing work. He joined Little Pim from Entercom, where he was a Digital Content Specialist working across the network’s 110 stations. Adam holds a BA from Amherst College and was born and raised in London.
Product Development Assistant
Born and raised in New York City, Thea Hogarth graduated magna cum laude from Haverford College in May 2011 with a BA in Comparative Literature and a minor in French. After a stint of teaching English in France, Thea joined the Little Pim team as an intern in November 2012. Her enthusiasm for language and education became rapidly evident, and she moved to her current position in Product Development in March of 2013. When not seated behind her laptop somewhere in Little Pim HQ, Thea can usually be found drinking coffee, ranting about grammar, or making quiche.
Director of Operations
Born and raised in Juneau, Alaska, Jeremy joined the US Army as an Intelligence Analyst operating in Seoul, South Korea, in Joint Operations Command, collaborating on weekly briefings for the US Commanding General. Jeremy graduated Primary Leadership Development Course in the top 20% of this class, was soldier of the month for the headquarters battalion and was honorably discharged as Sergeant. Jeremy currently is Director of Operations at Little Pim. In his free time he enjoys cooking, watching documentaries and reading.