Search Influence Adds 3 New Hires in August

September 8th, 2016 by Melissa Verzwyvelt

Search Influence New Hires

August is traditionally the hottest month in New Orleans each year. This past month, the City and Search Influence were sizzling. Not only were we ranked as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies by Inc. magazine (for the 6th straight year I might add), but we also hired three new Influencers to our growing staff of online experts. Meet Matthew Bains, Moneca Macaluso, and Radhika Mathur.

Matthew Bains

Matthew is excited to join Search Influence as a Junior Editorial Internet Marketing Associate. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, he graduated from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, with a degree in English and creative writing. Prior to Search Influence, he worked as a researcher for a national publication before moving to New Orleans in 2009 to pursue his MFA in creative writing. He has most recently worked with a local writing collective as well as in a screen-printing shop. (He is thankful he longer prints T-shirts.) In his spare time, he likes to read, watch gritty crime dramas with his wife, and train for an upcoming marathon.

Moneca Macaluso

Moneca joins our team as an Account Associate. Though New Orleans homegrown, she took a long hiatus in Texas after Hurricane Katrina. She was in Houston to attend UH for business, then in Dallas growing as a professional in the hospitality world, where she honed her client management and marketing skills. After finally returning to NOLA, Moneca realized marketing and advertising is her niche. Her free time involves doing anything creative, cycling to new parks or lakes, mastering savory vegan cooking, taking random road trips, occasionally doing freelance makeup artistry, and bringing her Pomeranian, Aubry, wherever she goes.

Radhika Mathur

Radhika is delighted to join the Production Team as a Technical Internet Marketing Associate. Born and raised in New Delhi, India, she moved to New Orleans last year. She brings five years of prior work experience as a marketing manager with an international business consulting firm in India and lots of energy and enthusiasm. Radhika holds an MBA degree in International Business, she enjoys traveling, watching movies, cooking, and listening to music from way before she was born. She loves to dance to peppy Bollywood songs and aspires to be a dancer someday.

Do you know someone who is CHARGED (find out more on that here) and wants to work for a growing tech firm in New Orleans? We’re hiring. Go to for more information.