Elise Wei Is Leaving Philly For New Zealand [Exit Interview]

Elise Wei and Her Daughter EV

As I sit down to write this interview, former Girl Develop It Philly co-leader Elise Wei and husband Peter Marinari (formerly of RJMetrics) are watching a crew of movers pack up their entire house. Except for their luggage.

The tech duo is wrapping things up in Philly to head on a West Coast trip next week. It’s the first stop in a life-changing voyage to Wellington, New Zealand, new home to Wei, Marinari and their tiny daughter EV.

Why? Turns out that, Wei — a former Ticketleap and Monetate softwareengineer — got herself a spot on a highly selective immigration program from the Pacific nation, which is aimed at attracting senior-level tech talent.

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