Things I do:
- Next-gen media experience and distribution strategy (platform, vendors, public speaking)
- Organizational design (new departments, integrated vendor/product teams, etc)
- Corporate Development (m&a advisory, partnerships, capital markets, etc)
- Early-stage venture practice development (corp VC programs, deal pipeline development)
A bit about me:
I am a first generation immigrant (to the US) from Kiev, Ukraine presently living in Dubai working across the early stage venture and public sectors. Most recently I was helping Abu Dhabi Media create a new digital product subsidiary, Advance, where I led product management, organizational structuring, vendor management, and new platform integrations in my advisory capacity to the CEO.
Previously I was the Video Technology Product Lead at VICE Media and Director of Ad-Ventures for Carrot Creative. I am currently living in Dubai (New York, Prague, Dubai, and Chicago before) and until April 2012 was serving as Director of Corporate Development for Piksel and a Senior Associate at a Dubai-based Merchant Bank (more in my linkedin) focusing on the new media industry (Online Video, Social, Mobile, etc); splitting my time between an office desk, a tray table, and most geeky trade show floors.
At night, I put on a costume and patrol the streets in search of villains. I happen know the layout of most major airports by heart. I have no issue with trying something new and falling flat on my face knowing that I am that much better for having the experience. I love my wife, my awesome friends, ass-kicking mentors, juice boxes, coffee, sneakers and have at least 1000 other vices.