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The Vanywhere team has been working since 2015 to bring their unique vision to the world. They have already developed and tested a working platform that is designed to bring live, personalized solutions to people all over the world. On its own, the platform is already a game-changer, yet with the inclusion of blockchain technology it further disrupts the skill-sharing and freelance economies by creating the world’s first peer-to-peer, skill-sharing ecosystem.

Rami Shechter

CEO and Founder
For the past 30 years, Rami has been at the forefront of the digital advertising industry in Israel. He has founded and lead a number of successful agencies specializing in digital marketing, social media and e-commerce, working with both Israeli clients and international brands including LivePerson, Clinique, Pizza Hut, Warner Brother and Avis among others. Prior to that, he was a pioneer in Israeli radio, founding Radio Ezori (Regional Radio) in 1995, and creating an advertising model that brought the station to full penetration within the Israeli market within a short period of time. Rami is experienced in advising and accompanying businesses in every stage of development from initial idea to successful launch and beyond.

Itay Shechter

COO and Founder
Itay has extensive experience in product building, product management, and remote team management.  For the past five years he was the Media Marketing Manager at an interactive agency with a roster of Israeli and international clients. He has handled every aspect of media planning from the development and management of media, creative and social media strategies and campaigns to hands on media buying and KPI optimization, managing media teams, PPC departments, and the outsourcing of projects. In addition to building products for clients, he has also been a sought-after media and product advisor in the industry. His works have been recognized by Facebook and featured in their business success stories. 

Gilad has over 15 years of experience in internet technologies, security, 
mobile, SAAS, Blockchain technologies, AWS, web applications and computer vision. He has been managing development groups for 14 years, and was a VP of R&D for the past 9 years where he developed a product which became the company's flagship and a key factor in turning them into a technologically superior market leader. His work has won multi-million dollar contracts with customers including NASA, Boeing, United Airlines, American Airlines, the Canadian Air Force, and Israel Defense Forces among others. He has also served in the Israeli Defense Forces Intelligence Corps (8200) as part of the development team creating (C / C++) embedded (Hardware) and desktop applications.

Paul Fischer

Creative Director
Paul has been working in branding, innovation and marketing for the past 15 years, with a focus on brand identity. As a writer and content strategist, he has crafted unique digital, print and mobile content for some of the world’s leading brands, including Coca Cola, Diageo, Johnson & Johnson, LVMH, MTV Networks, PepsiCo, Proctor & Gamble, Starwood Hotels, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Verizon. In addition to his branding work, he spent over ten years in New York’s film and television production industry.
Team

Vanywhere’s Advisory Team is made up of international leaders in the world of business, startups and blockchain technology.

Lisa Chai

Managing Partner at Bluemont Partners
Lisa is a seasoned institutional and angel investor with extensive experience in various asset classes including public equity, private equity, venture capital and hedge funds. As a corporate strategy consultant at Bluemont Partners, she has built relationships with entrepreneurs and investors to foster the community’s access to disruptive technologies. She is an active member of the Empire Angels, a professional angel group investing in early stage technology venture with a strong focus in Internet, FinTech and Enterprise software. As a member of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance focused on bridging the gap between the blockchain community and institutions, Lisa is a frequent guest speaker and educator in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology to institutional investors and family offices. She is also a Strategic Advisor to MState.io, a Blockchain Growth lab backed by Comcast Ventures, IBM and Boldstart Ventures, focused on scaling the most promising blockchain companies globally for the Enterprise sector.

Joel Telpner

Partner, Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Joel Telpner is a partner with the global law firm, Sullivan & Worcester LLP’s, located in the firm’s New York office. He is a seasoned advisor, strategist and problem solver. Mr. Telpner brings more than 30 years of legal experience in a career that includes time as an AmLaw 100 partner, the former U.S. general counsel of a global financial institution, and a venture capitalist. He is a highly sought after legal advisor in the blockchain space, actively working with a large number of clients in structuring token distributions. He is leading policy initiatives on global regulatory issues for blockchain on behalf of the Global Blockchain Business Council and the Blockchain Research Institute. He is also a member of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance’s Legal Working Group, which is developing guidance on best practices for ICOs.

Preston Junger

Co-Founder of Mile Square Labs
Preston is a former early Yelp employee, previously worked for Yahoo!, IAC, Apple and currently is Co-Founder of Mile Square Labs, working with domestic and international startups on sales operations and growth objectives. He joined Yelp in 2008 as hire #82, opening & expanding the first NY office, bringing the company through IPO, while significantly growing Yelp revenue as VP of Brand Solutions. Preston has a B.A. from the University of Vermont and is an active advisor & board director with several accelerators, traditional tech and blockchain/ICO companies.

Melanie Weisner

Professional poker player
Melanie Weisner is one of the most accomplished female poker players of all time. She has over $2 million in tournament earnings, thirty-one WSOP cashes, multiple EPT Ladies' Event titles, and has held the world number one online ranking in heads-up tournaments. She has been featured on ESPN’s World Series of Poker, NBC’s Poker After Dark, Premiere League, Late Night Poker, and many more. In addition to playing professionally, she devotes her talents to coaching. Her students regularly dominate live cash games and hold titles in major events. Partnering with Vanywhere, she hopes to pave the way for a new era of top-tier gaming instruction with one-on-one coaching via a blockchain-based platform.

Samir Bandali

PR & Partnerships Manager at Coinpayments
A passionate and motivated cryptocurrency advocate for over 2 years, Samir has a strong background in Computer Science, Financial Management, with a wealth of experience in Client Relations. Starting out as an enthusiast and investor, he quickly used his interpersonal skills to develop a widespread global network in the industry. Samir’s unparalleled passion for decentralization fuels his drive as the Director of Strategic Partnerships for CoinPayments Inc, a multi currency wallet solution offering support for over 125 digital currencies as well as merchant plugins for ecommerce solutions such as Shopify, Magento and WooCommerce.

Pnina Eytan

CEO Inovgate Singapore
An entrepreneur with vast experience in executive management, Eytan has a proven track record in leading international businesses to growth and revenues. She was the co-founder of several startups and former Head of Software Alliances at the Amdocs group of companies. As part of her work with Amdocs and Tier 1 telecom companies, Eytan helped recruit in dozens of companies to various innovation centers. Leveraging her business and technology skills and worldwide connections, especially in Singapore, Eytan assists companies in strategic planning and business growth.

Lior Boker

Business Development, WIX
Lior has been active in the technology and media business for over 25 years with special emphasis on new media (broadcast, web and mobile). He has a vast knowledge of international media markets, as well as building world-wide distribution channels and market penetration strategy. Lior is a member of senior management and serves as a board member and in advisory roles of international media technology firms, and was active as a founder and investor in numerous companies. He has previously served as a founder, director, advisory board member and VP business development at several technology companies including; Vizrt (symbol VIZ), Kit Digital (symbol KITD), WIX, Unicell, Tweegee, Tvinci, Navigaya, Tradomatics, Actus Digital, LNY Media, iSOCIA, Apester and more.  

Ralph Bou Nader

VP Genie-S International
Ralph Bou Nader has held leadership roles in the fashion and cosmetics industries for nearly 20 years, working with companies including Genie-S International, VF corporation, La Prairie Group, Diesel, L’Oreal and Sephora. He is experienced with strategic planning, global sales, and how to staff, guide and lead organizations, while maintaining awareness of both external and internal competitive landscapes.

Tal Navarro

Digital marketing advisor
Tal Navarro is an entrepreneur and digital marketing pioneer. She helps businesses, brands and organizations effectively carry their messages to their target audience using Social Media (social networks, the blogosphere, social software, etc.), create brand awareness and use the social platform in order to increase sales, manage the company online community, define the company goals from social marketing and plan a long-term strategy. She is the founder of Sumo Social Media College, which has trained hundreds of business and organizations on social media. Prior to that, she was Head of Social Media at Adler Chomski Group/Grey Israel, one of the leading ad agencies In Israel, where her work included building marketing strategies, content management and ongoing activities for brands/companies through social media.

Amit Bohensky

Technical advisor
A serial entrepreneur, technological guru, startup angel and investor in Vanywhre, Bohensky brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. He is the Founder of Zoomd, and previously served as VP Open Source Web Intelligence at Verint after their acquisition of his startup, Focalinfo. Prior to that, he was CEO of Consist Systems and Consist Technologies, CEO & CTO Matrix Global Bulgaria and Macedonia Matrix Global, CEO and Founder of Unicoders, Founder and CTO of Fontik Data.
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