Talent Update 2020
Meet Our Staff
The Nation’s Premier Employee Discount Program
Our Fearless Leaders
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 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
Savannah spent the first part of her life in Los Angeles, California, but decided after moving to Arizona eight years ago, the great Southwest will be the only place she’ll call home. She is currently pursuing a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University. Savannah is very outgoing and enjoys working in a team environment. One of her favorite parts of communications is the ability to greet everyone with a genuine smile.
In her free time, you can catch Savannah expanding her own art business, or hiking in Sedona. She is more than excited to join The Employee Network team and can’t wait to meet you all!
Web Graphics &
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!