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Our Leadership Team

We're Leaders in Innovation, Inside and Outside of the Test Kitchen

And this is the team that's guiding us.

  • Dan Suratt

    Dan Suratt

    Chief Executive Officer


    Dan joined America’s Test Kitchen as CEO in February, 2023 and oversees all aspects of the company’s business and strategic direction.   

    Prior to America’s Test Kitchen, Dan served as the Vice President of This Old House and Roku Studios. As CEO of This Old House Ventures, he led the sales process to Roku in March, 2021, and then earned oversight of Roku Studios (Roku’s ad supported in-house lifestyle content studio). 

    Previously, Dan served as President, Corporate Development, Strategy and Investments, A+E Networks. Appointed to the newly created role, Dan oversaw the creation of the department responsible for A+E’s investments which resulted in a portfolio of 14 investments, including the National Women’s Soccer League, Atlas Obscura, Panna and Philo.

    Dan, a six-time Emmy Award winner, previously held the title of Executive Vice President, Digital Media and Brand & Content Licensing, A+E Networks, and served as the Lifetime Networks’ EVP, Digital Media & Business Development, until its acquisition by A+E Networks. Dan spent 11 years with NBC Olympics in a variety of production and management positions, and he began his career at the National Basketball Association in the broadcasting department.

    Dan graduated from Middlebury College with a BA and received his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He currently lives in Brooklyn Heights with his wife and two sons.

  • Jack Bishop

    Jack Bishop

    Chief Creative Officer

    Jack was part of the original team that started America’s Test Kitchen, beginning with the launch of Cook’s Illustrated in 1993. He directed the launch of Cook’s Country magazine in 2005 and the building of the company’s book publishing division.

    Jack is the tasting lab expert on our television shows, and he leads the creative teams working on the company’s TV shows, magazines, books, websites, and online cooking school. ​

    Jack is the author of several cookbooks, including Vegetables Every Day and The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook. Jack’s wife, Lauren Chattman, is a cookbook author and former pastry chef. They have two extraordinarily well-fed daughters

  • Evan Silverman

    Evan Silverman

    Chief Operating Officer


    Evan joined America’s Test Kitchen in February, 2023 and as COO, helps oversee business operations and manage the strategic direction of the company.

    With more than two decades of media experience, Evan joined America’s Test Kitchen after serving as Senior Director, Business Operations for Roku Studios and This Old House, which Roku acquired in March, 2021. At This Old House, Evan was part of the team that managed the reinvention of the brand and delivered 3X EBITDA growth in two years with a focus on streaming, distribution and digital platforms. 

    Prior to that, Silverman served as Executive Vice President, Digital Media, A+E Networks, leading the digital product, technology and design teams. Silverman also served on the board of NWSL Media, the JV between A+E Networks and the National Women’s Soccer League, and managed the operations for the venture. He previously served as Executive Producer of for the 2006 Torino Games and the 2004 Athens Games, as Director, Internet Services, at, and worked in Media Relations for the National Basketball Association and the Utah Jazz.

     A graduate of Bates College, he currently lives with his wife and two daughters in Brooklyn.

  • Fran Middleton

    Fran Middleton

    Chief Digital Officer

    Fran joined America's Test Kitchen in 2014 and was promoted to chief digital officer in November of 2015. Fran and his team are responsible for defining and executing the company’s digital strategy across our three membership web sites, online cooking school, digital marketing, social media, and ecommerce.

    Prior to joining America’s Test Kitchen, Fran was part of the founding team at Rue La La. As the VP of Project and Product Management he helped launch Rue and grow the membership file to over 12M highly engaged members in 6 years. Previously he held leadership positions at and Fran graduated from the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College.

  • Lee Boykoff

    Lee Boykoff

    Chief Marketing and Data Officer


    Lee joined America’s Test Kitchen in February, 2023 as Chief Marketing and Data Officer, and oversees the marketing and data strategy for the company. 

    Lee joined America’s Test Kitchen after serving as Director, Growth Marketing, for Roku where he led Lifecycle Marketing, Marketing Technology (CRM) and Media Strategy for the Roku Platform (70 million active accounts). 

    Prior to that, Lee served as Chief Marketing Officer of This Old House, which Roku acquired in March 2021, where he oversaw audience development, subscriber acquisition & retention, revenue operations, analytics & research. At This Old House, Lee was part of the team that managed the reinvention of the brand and delivered 3X EBITDA growth in two years with a focus on streaming, distribution and digital platforms. 

    Previously, Boykoff served as Senior Vice President, Performance Marketing and Data Strategy, for A+E Networks. During his 13-year tenure at A+E, he led CRM, digital strategy, analytics, and growth marketing functions for the company's portfolio of brands and platforms (cable television, SVOD streaming, AVOD streaming, web).  

    Boykoff started his career in the music industry, promoting concerts & festivals throughout the Northeast.  He graduated from Bowdoin College with a B.A. in Economics and received his MBA in Marketing from UNC's Kenan Flagler School of Business.

  • Colleen Zelina

    Colleen Zelina

    Chief People Officer

    Colleen joined America’s Test Kitchen in November 2015. Prior to joining the company she served as SVP of HR for ALM. Colleen has spent the majority of her career in senior HR leadership positions in the media industry, holding positions at Summit Professional Networks, Penton Media, and Miller Freeman.

    Colleen is responsible for overseeing all of the traditional aspects of HR including benefits, recruitment, employee relations, compensation, and employee development, but her strongest focus is enhancing the very unique culture of America’s Test Kitchen and making it “The place to work.”

    As a member of the executive committee she supports the strategies, ideas, and vision of the organization in alignment with the overall mission and business imperatives of America’s Test Kitchen.

    Colleen graduated from Seton Hall University with a bachelor of arts in psychology. She’s a New York sports fan, an on and off Steelers fan, a dog lover, and a long-time Howard Stern listener. One of eight children, Colleen is extremely competitive and will never turn down a fierce ping-pong or tennis match.