Meet Our Staff

The Nation’s Premier Employee Discount Program

Our Fearless Leaders

Steve Kogan

President & Founder

a.k.a “Boss Man”

The Employee Network, established in August 1998 by Arizona native Steve Kogan, was a 2 a.m. brainstorm that has built the 20 year old company that exists today. His vision was to develop a place where trusted merchant partners could advertise discounts to the corporate employees in the Phoenix Metropolitan area.

The Employee Network member base started with one company’s 9,000 employees, who benefited by having one clear concise place to find ALL of their available employee discounts. The discounts that are offered to Employee Network Members are managed on a daily basis by The Employee Network staff rather than the corporations.

Steve recalls, “In August 1998 we started with just 9,000 employee members from one major corporation and today our member base is over 800,000 from more than 350 of the largest corporations and government agencies across the nation.”

With an experienced staff, The Employee Network continues to bring in quality vendors who are happy to offer a discount to our exclusive membership program.

Tena Kogan

General Manager

a.k.a “Red”

Tena always thought the only way to get into the workplace after school was to market herself, and what better way than to be in business for herself and pursue an industry she enjoyed.

She started out in the fitness industry and gradually moved into nutrition while all the time finding gratification in helping others meet their goals. In 1983, she went into Promotional Advertising at ground level not knowing anything about the industry. Eventually, Tena moved up in the industry – starting in order entry, accounting, sales and becoming an owner in 1993. Through those ten years, she learned how important quality, price and integrity really means to her customers. The Employee Network became a natural progression from advertising – enabling her to utilize her strong beliefs in great customer care and assisting others with their travel/various other employee discount needs.

Tena says, “It is very rewarding to have customers with such sincerity thanking you for saving them time and money.”

The Super Squad

Candace Lubben

Corporate Liason &

Event Manager

While Candace is the newest member of The Employee Network team she is no stranger to planning major events. She spent last year planning major events for Greater Charlotte Apartment Association and before that she was working for IHG planning numerous successful events at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. 

Originally from Saginaw, Michigan, Candace received her Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from Michigan State University and has recently relocated from Charlotte to the Phoenix area. In her spare time she loves reading a good book, binge watching Netflix or enjoying a weekend getaway at the lake with her family.

Rachel Geneser

Web Graphics & 

Marketing Manager

Rachel grew up in a suburb of Chicago and spent her summers growing up exploring the city and forest preserves. She spent her college years at Iowa State University studying Scientific Illustration, a degree that would perfectly combine her love for science and design. After college, she spent some time traveling the U.S. and settled in Arizona. Rachel loves being able to combine logic with creativity to problem solve and approach projects.

She loves designing and marketing for Employee Network associates in a strategic way, striving to keep partnerships successful and happy. Rachel is very excited to meet all of the Employee Network friends at the upcoming Road Show season!