MANAGEMENT TEAM

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    MARCIA FAVALE CEO & COO Over 25 Years of Investment and Business Development Experience. Successful Entrepreneur. Blingby visionary and INVENTOR, Innovator, Disrupter. Experience in Media, Telecommunications, Fashion and Film. NYU & University of Oxford (MBA, MSC and PGD). Member, Google’s Women Techmakers. MIT Certificate in Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy. MIT Certificate in Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application. Knowledge: HTML/5, CSS3, JS, Bootstrap, Python.
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    MICHELE FRANCIS CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER Over 30 years in contemporary art and visual delivery experience, and a decade in print Fashion & Media. Parsons School of Design. Member, Google’s Women Techmakers. MediaMath Programmatic Certification. Wharton Online Digital Marketing Certificate. Design Thinking Certificate, Cornell. Member of the Institute of Directors, London. Knowledge: HTML5, CSS3, JS, Bootstrap.

PRODUCT & ANALYTICS

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    Rachel Greeman Senior Product Manager Social media expert and longtime content creator and contributor. Event and community organizer. Experienced writer, designer, editor, podcaster, and videographer. Fields include Fashion, Entertainment, and Hospitality. NYU, College of Arts and Sciences. MediaMath Programmatic Certification. Certified in Snapchat Digital Advertising. HTML/5. Knowledge: CSS3, JS.
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    Ellie Dlouha Design Technologist Parsons School of Design. Specializes in Design and Technology. Graphic designer and front-end coder, focusing on UI/UX. Bridges creative strategy and developing execution. HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Adobe Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), Procreate, Fine Art, Figma.
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    Apexa Shah Drupal Engineer / Web Technologist / Ad Ops Web and Digital Lead Developer, with 8+ years of experience in Drupal 7/8, Drupal backend development, and frontend development. Lead and Managed projects including Migrations, Upgrades, and new Installations. Proficient in PHP, Drupal, JavaScript, Ajax, jQuery, CSS and Linux.
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    Tong Zhu Data Scientist / Data Engineer Data scientist and machine learning engineer. Significant project experience in business intelligence, machine learning, & big data manipulation. Familiar with cloud services: AWS, Azure, Kubernetes. Programming skills in Python, Database SQL, R and Tableau.

ADVISORY Board

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    Kim Kelleher President of Advertising Sales and Partnerships for AMC Networks

    Over 20 years in media, marketing, and advertising experience, with a proven track record of success. Prior to her role of Chief Business Officer for Conde Nast, Kelleher ran the Wired Media Group and was the president of Say Media, a start-up. Previously, Kelleher was global publisher of Time. During her tenure, she was named Advertising Age’s Publisher of the Year in October 2011. Kelleher also served as Vice President and Publisher of Sports Illustrated, where she was the first female executive to lead Sports Illustrated advertising sales in the history of the brand. Prior to that, she was Vice President and Publisher of Self and was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement, the industry’s premier award for outstanding advertising professionals. Kelleher is also an active board member with industry and philanthropic organizations. Currently serving on the boards of the American Advertising Federation (immediate past-Chair), CEW, New York Women in Communications (Past-President) and Cancer & Careers. Kelleher fosters future talent through her active work sitting on the BOV of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism.
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    Kristina Walsh CEO and Founder of BBC Advisors, LLC

    Kristina has 19+ years of experience in senior management roles in the hedge fund and financial services industry. Her firm, BBC Advisors, LLC, provides co-sourced business development and strategic consulting services. In addition, Kristina is a Director at Young America Capital. Prior, Kristina was a Managing Director at IPC, Partner; Head of Onboarding and Business Consulting for Prime Services at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., Partner; Head of the Transition Team at Merlin Securities, and Partner; Head of Investor Relations at Connecticut Capital Management. Kristina received her BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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    Merike Kaeo CEO and Founder of Double Shot Security

    Merike Kaeo is CEO and founder of Double Shot Security. She has over 25 years of experience in pioneering Internet technology deployments and developing international policy and corporate security initiatives. Merike instigated and led the first security initiative for Cisco Systems in the mid 1990s and later authored the first Cisco book on security, Designing Network Security, which was translated into multiple languages and widely used in security accreditation programs. In 2007, she was instrumental in fostering cooperation and trust among the global operational security community and the Estonian National CERT during the cyber attacks against Estonia. Merike’s ability to quickly understand new technology paradigms enables her to sift thru hype and focus on technical and practical deployment realities of evolving technologies such as blockchain, AI, quantum cryptography, and more. Merike earned a MSEE from George Washington University and a BSEE from Rutgers University.
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      Veronica webb Veronica Webb is an American model, actress, writer, and television personality. She is the first African-American to have a major cosmetics contract. Webb has appeared on covers of Vogue, Essence, and Elle magazines and on the runway for Victoria's Secret and Chanel.
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      Elisabeth Schaefer Over 25 years of media sales, marketing, and promotion experience in print, digital, and experiential at Hearst, Conde Nast, and Time Inc. Lehigh University.
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      Janet Dawson Janet has 25 years of finance experience and is Americas Digital Consultant for LAB23. She is designing an internal digital documentation/storage solution, using DLT and AI-based technologies. WAIVCARD Non-Executive Board Director, Australian fintech start-up. Oxford University Executive MBA and Fintech Certificate Course.
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      Nadine Cavusoglu Over 20 years experience in capital markets with deep experience in originating, structuring and executing financial transactions. Innovative structurer with demonstrated ability to create new, client-tailored structures and solutions that bring significant value. Demonstrated expertise in building new business platforms and leading high-performing teams.
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      Nikki Greenberg Nikki entered the property industry through her career as an architect. Upon completion of her M.Comm, she pivoted into new development marketing, joining Greenland Australia to lead their marketing team. In 2017 she joined Terra Holdings in New York. In 2019 she founded Women in PropTech.
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      Jim Morrison Jim is the CEO of Starshop. Former President of L’Oreal US, responsible for the acquisition of both Redken and Matrix and CEO of Graham Webb; one of the most successful startups in the 90s.
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      Marvin Segel Marvin, star shop COO, has over 20 years experience in direct response tv shopping, marketing, business development and e-commerce.
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      Jeff Cooper Jeff Cooper has had a successful advertising career in sales and revenue management. He currently leads a team of senior sales executives at Conde Nast specializing in Next Generation digital ad products catered to the top beauty companies in the U.S.
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      Shawn Modarresi Shawn Modarresi has worked in technology for the last two decades. Founded multiple software startups. Management consultant and technology economist. Successfully acquired IP and created patents. Bachelor’s degree in economics, specializing in applied econometrics, and an MBA from Oxford University.
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      Chris Del Gatto Chris Del Gatto is a pioneer for luxury market growth, 20 years experience in diamond and fine jewelry. Launched Circa in 2001, (Chairman & CEO); sold to private equity. After merging with I Do Now I Don’t in 2015, Chris launched DELGATTO, where he currently serves as Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO.
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      Dominic Ambrosio Dominic Ambrosio is an accomplished media content and business strategy executive with expertise across industries. From start-ups to fortune 500 companies, such as HBO, Ambrosio has developed business strategies and driven revenue. He has fostered mergers & acquisitions, lead network operations, spearheaded media productions, branding, and fundraising.
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      Joel Motley Joel Motley is currently the Chairman of the Governance Committee of the New York Board of the Oppenheimer Funds. He oversees assets in a variety of equity and fixed-income funds. Motley is Co-Chair of the Human Rights Watch Board of Directors and serves on the boards of Historic Hudson Valley and The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.
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      Jason Kislin Mr. Kislin has practiced at Greenberg Traurig for over 10 years. Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. Lehigh University.