YJP's 35 Under 35 Chanukah Gala
Adam Fromowitz has a passion for forming meaningful and lasting relationships with his clients at corporations, law firms, banks and private equity firms. He currently serves as Managing Director for Vcheck Global, a business-to-business provider of due diligence, background checks, employment screening, document retrieval, and specialized research of both business entities and individuals. Prior to joining Vcheck Global, Fromowitz served as Vice President of Sales for American Stock Transfer (AST), helping his clients streamline mission critical operations, increase efficiencies, and remove operational obstacles so that they could focus on moving their companies forward. During his tenure at AST, Fromowitz played an integral role in the growth of the company’s east coast operation. He also served in a number of different roles at Ipreo, which was acquired by IHS Markit. Fromowitz holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from the University of Maryland.
Growing up in NYC, Adina always had a tacit taste for Fashion and Accessories. As she progressed through college, designing & curating jewelry became her favorite hobby. She quickly fell in love with Fashion Jewelry and later ventured out and founded ADINAS. She named it ADINAS after her late grandmother, whom she never had the chance to meet. As her designs started making an impact in New York City, she turned to her mother and brother to help make ADINAS a household name. Adina has been determined to offer a unique line of trend-setting jewelry, at a reasonable cost, to fashionistas all around the world.
Alex Lieberman, co-founder and CEO of Morning Brew, a multi-platform business media startup, is responsible for the company’s creative vision, content strategy, and brand strategy.
Prior to founding Morning Brew in 2015, Alex was an Agency MBS Trader at Morgan Stanley. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with intentions to follow his family’s career path in Finance.
Today, Morning Brew provides quick and digestible business news to more than 1.7 million readers, successfully changing the way young professionals engage with the business world. The company’s offerings include a daily newsletter, two industry-specific newsletters (in Emerging Technology & Retail), and a weekly podcast.
Alex is a 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 award recipient, and has been featured in publications ranging from Business Insider to Digiday.
Alison is a dynamic marketing executive and product developer with over 10 years of experience specializing in beauty innovation and luxury marketing. As Senior Global Marketing Manager on Calvin Klein Fragrances at Coty, she leads development and global marketing strategy for a new fragrance franchise on Coty’s largest luxury brand. A self-confessed beauty junkie, she is extremely passionate about developing “art you can wear” to help inspire and empower individuals in their daily lives. She believes in the power of marketing to tell engaging stories and during her time at Estee Lauder Companies, Sotheby’s and Coty has partnered with brands such as Aerin Beauty, Coach, Marni, Maserati, Michael Kors, Moda Operandi and Oscar de la Renta.
Alison is a native New Yorker who launched her career in Strategy Consulting at Mercer after studying Political Science at the University of Rochester and Marketing and Finance at the Simon School of Business.
Anna focuses on Blue Rider Group’s engagement with the art and impact investing communities and strategic planning for our non-profit and foundation clients. Prior to joining the Blue Rider Group she worked as a consultant to Art Agency Partners, a subsidiary of Sotheby's, and several non-profit arts organizations. She also has experience in collections management and logistics having been a Vice President at UOVO. Anna started her career as an analyst at J.P. Morgan Private Bank.
Anna earned her BA in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard College and MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a member of the Programming Committee of the National Academy of Design, the Schools Committee of the Harvard Club of New York City and is a partner of the VIA Art Fund.
Ariel started his first company in college, ResearchConnection, to help connect students with research opportunities. That company grew to over 40 universities and was eventually acquired by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Ewing Kauffman Foundation.
Next Ariel started two new ventures, one was to help track scholarly output of medical students, Labspot, and the other was a joint venture with Shore Group to collect data to help scientists at universities make decisions. Shore Group, acquired both Labspot and GreenSight.
H1 then started. H1, led by Ariel, is a platform of every doctor globally used by the healthcare community to improve the way it develops drugs and devices.
Abraham Abadie is a Managing Principal of AMS Acquisitions, and has over 12 years of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to founding AMS, Mr. Abadie worked at Crown Acquisitions, a premier New York City investment firm. At Crown, Abraham worked closely with the firm’s principals in sourcing acquisition opportunities on major retail corridors throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Prior to joining Crown Acquisitions, Mr. Abadie worked at Peter Ash Real Estate, a boutique residential sales firm, followed by a successful stint at Besen and Associates focusing on investment sales. After gaining valuable experience and vital connections at Crown Acquisitions, Abraham and his partner, Michael Mitnick, formed AMS Acquisitions, where he has led the acquisition of office, retail, residential, and ground-up development projects since 2012. AMS has built a portfolio of over 2 million square feet throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. AMS’ development portfolio consists of an estimated $2.5 billion in total capitalization in the most sought after neighborhoods of New York.
Benjamin Arabov is the CEO & founder of Grow Enrollments, a digital marketing agency specifically focused on helping education organizations grow their enrollments. Benjamin started his first business at the age of 22, straight after college and now leads a team of 20 highly skilled marketers with extensive experience in problem solving and scaling enrollments for less, primarily using Google AdWords. Grow Enrollments is projecting to generate over 200MM in revenue for our clients in 2019. Benjamin also invests in start up companies he believes where he can build scalable marketing campaigns.
David Bratslavsky is Managing Partner at IMB Wealth Technology, a leading technology firm focused on blockchain development. Originally from the Republic of Georgia, David grew up in Ohio and graduated from The George Washington University in Washington D.C. After studies abroad in Egypt and Israel, David began his career as an analyst at a venture capital firm. He went on to head a non-profit business network connecting Israeli startups to American investors before launching IMB Wealth Technology. He enjoys travelling, meeting interesting people, reading, and tennis. David is also learning about real estate investing. He may be reached at email@example.com.
David is the President of Solo Energy & Electrical. By combining a team of engineers, electricians, designers, and management bridged with technology; he co-founded SOLO, which is dedicated to the energy efficiency and renewable industry. He is responsible for the companies’ process implementation, technologies and examines each project to ensure they meet exacting SOLO standards, with an emphasis on 100% client satisfaction through the solution's lifecycle. David is focused on building a company with a good culture, excellent ethics, and his desire to see each employee succeed is what sets him apart from other leaders.
David Magid is an executive in the energy sector, who has been involved with wholesale and retail electricity markets over the last decade. David founded YSG Solar in 2010 to develop, construct, finance and operate a network of energy assets. YSG leverages solar and energy storage technologies to offer long-term power contracts with clients that include utilities, local municipalities, institutions, and industrial companies. YSG has offices located in both Manhattan and San Francisco, His team develops energy projects nationwide. In 2018, David was featured in Forbes magazine after being selected for their "30 Under 30" list which recognizes the most notable industry figures leading in the energy sector. Aside from energy infrastructure development, David possesses an immense interest in technology, policy, and finance. David is a member of Young Jewish Professionals and active within the Jewish community. In his personal life, David and his wife are involved with many philanthropic organizations and enjoy spending time with family.
David Teich is the Vice President of M&T Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. In this capacity, David oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm across their many job sites. M&T Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc offers plumbing, heating and fire suppression services to high-end residential and commercial clients throughout New York City, Westchester, Connecticut and New Jersey for over 73 years. Prior to joining M&T Plumbing, David was an Analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald. He graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and is currently pursuing his MBA from Columbia University through their Executive MBA program.
Doug Ratner is the CEO & Founder of I'd Rather Be With My Dog. An apparel company for dog lovers that donates back to the animal rescue community. Prior to starting his business, he was a professional musician for 15 years. After realizing his dreams of being a rock star wouldn't happen, he wrote a song called "I'd rather be with my dogs than be with you" which eventually turned into the popular apparel company that it is now
Eli is an innovator and leader in today’s young business world. As Director of FairCap Group Eli works to expand the company’s financing and real estate interests. His extensive experience, inherent business sense and rigorous education infuse him with a sense to guide and advise clients to achieve maximum deal potential. A graduate of the prestigious Brisk Yeshiva [known as the “Jewish Harvard”] Eli adds a level of depth and ‘out of the box’ thinking to the company’s development. His ambitious yet friendly and easygoing personality, keep our clients minds at ease throughout simple and complex transactions alike.
In addition to his business interests, Eli is actively involved in the community. Most notable, is his dedication to mentoring and advising young professionals and college graduates. He has been particularly recognized and honored in 2016 for his dedication to the students and graduates of Brooklyn College. Eli also delivers a weekly Torah lecture to young Jewish professionals.
Emma Gray is a senior reporter at HuffPost focused on the intersection of gender, culture and politics, and the author A Girl's Guide To Joining The Resistance, a primer on young women and activism. She is also the co-host of the Bachelor-themed podcast, "Here To Make Friends," which was named a must-listen by The Daily Dot, and has appeared as an expert on the Today Show, Good Morning America, MSNBC, Entertainment Tonight, NPR and WBUR. She has spoken at SXSW, Own It and the Lady Project Summit, and moderated numerous panels. Her work has also appeared in Cosmopolitan, Nylon and Teen Vogue. Emma is based in Brooklyn, and is an alum of McGill University in Montreal, which is probably why she has such a soft spot for poutine and St. Viateur bagels.
Gregory Blumenkranz is a partner of the Wittenstein Adelman Lewis Group. His practice focuses on financial planning, risk management, and investment strategies for high net worth families, entrepreneurs, and not-for-profit organizations representing $1.6 billion in assets. Prior to joining the group, Greg participated in the distinguished UBS Wealth Management Training program from 2008 – 2010, where he was responsible for supporting the financial planning efforts of numerous top performing Financial Advisors in New York City. Greg also has experience working with the UBS Investment Solutions and Transaction Products groups.
Greg received his B.S. in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University, obtained the Certified Investment Manager Analyst® (CIMA®) designation from the Wharton School of Business, and earned the designation of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®). Greg completed the UBS Wealth Management Education Program, and holds his Series 7, Series 66, and Life and Health insurance licenses. Greg enjoys playing golf and tennis in his free time, and he is actively involved in Jewish communal service. He resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his wife, Stephanie, and son, Zachary.
Ian Wishingrad is an entrepreneur and award-winning creative director specializing in branding, advertising, social media and digital development. He is the founder and creative director of BigEyedWish whose clients include telecom giant AT&T, the NJ Devils, Dos Toros, FreshPet and many other businesses and brands. In 2015 he launched Nobituary.com, an anti-smoking web-app, with Oscar-winner and “The View,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg.
Prior to forming his own company, Wishingrad served as the Director of Creative Development at United Entertainment Group working on leading brands including P&G Beauty, Frito-Lay and General Mills. Before leading the creative department at UEG, Wishingrad served as the Sr. Manager of Creative Development at Vimeo. There he helped craft the Vimeo brand, established partnerships with Hollywood studios, and collaborated with the ad sales team to create custom campaigns for their advertisers. Before Vimeo, Wishingrad served as the youngest Senior Copywriter at TracyLocke. While there, he created the award-winning Wisk-it Facebook app, SoBe Skinsuit campaign, and “The Land of &” for Buffets Inc.
Wishingrad has won many accolades throughout his career including a Best in Show and Gold & Viral Promotion for the Wisk-it Facebook app. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and holds a Bachelors of Science in Television, Radio and Film. Wishingrad is a board member of the esteemed Newhouse Network.
When he is not working, Wishingrad enjoys discovering new cities, flavors and people with his wife. He currently resides in Manhattan, New York.
Jared Sorin, recognized as a leading venture capital and emerging growth company lawyer by StrtupBoost’s 33 Under 33 Program, creates innovative solutions for clients’ capital, commercial and other needs. Jared Sorin represents startup, early stage and emerging growth companies as well as the investors who support them. He advises entrepreneurial clients on a broad range of technology-driven industries regarding general corporate, finance, and transactional matters, including choice of business entity, debt and equity financing transactions, securities law compliance, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, business formation, strategic alliances. His investor clients include angel investors, family offices, venture capital funds, and other private equity firms regarding their investments in early stage and emerging growth companies.
Jared frequently speaks on topics of interest to the entrepreneurial community. He serves as a mentor and advisor for various accelerator, incubator, and entrepreneurial networking groups, including the NYU Startup School, the NYU Summer Launchpad Accelerator Program, the Canadian Tech Accelerator, Young Jewish Professionals, the Jersey Shore Tech Meeting, and the Rutgers Preparatory School Business and Entrepreneurship Program. In addition, in 2016, he co-founded entreprenYOURS, Inc., an accelerator program for idea-stage startup companies in New York and New Jersey, characterized by a unique system of cross-equity ownership designed to foster collaboration and community among the accelerator’s portfolio companies. Jared also helped to co-found a venture capital fund focused on investing in early-stage and emerging growth companies in New Jersey and the surrounding region that have demonstrated early traction in consumer- facing technologies and Internet-of-Things (IoT) verticals, among other tech and tech- enabled industry sectors.
Jared is a scuba diving enthusiast who has twice dived with sharks. He also has represented clients who have appeared on Shark Tank.
Jeffrey Znaty is an Investment Sales Associate at KSR, where he focuses on commercial transactions in Brooklyn and Manhattan. He joined KSR in 2013 with a prior focus in multi family acquisitions and sales. Since joining KSR, Jeffrey has been involved in a number of significant transactions. He represented both parties in the sale of a $25 million retail condo in Manhattan. In addition, he was directly involved in the $36 million sale of 22 West 38th Street in Midtown. Recently, Jeffrey has been focused on retail corridor sales, particularly downtown and in SoHo. To date, he has been involved in over $100 million in transactions. Jeffrey holds a BBA in Business Marketing and Management from Brooklyn College.
Jeff Rosenblum is currently a Vice President at Odyssey Search Partners where he focuses on placing investment professionals at Hedge Funds and Private Equity firms. He joined Odyssey at the beginning of 2016 and leads their efforts in recruiting within the Healthcare and Financials space, placing candidates at both the junior and senior level. Prior to joining Odyssey, Jeff was an analyst at Bank of America. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Information Systems from the University of Maryland. Jeff grew up in New York and is a huge Rangers, Giants and Terrapins fan. He is also an avid golfer and is always working to improve his 8 handicap.
Juliet Litman is the Head of Production at The Ringer, where she also writes about TV and the NBA and appears on several podcasts. She hosts Bachelor Party, which focuses on The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, the franchise’s other spinoffs, and the reality TV landscape. She also co-hosts Jam Session, a podcast about celebrity culture on the Ringer Dish podcast, and the erstwhile Sources Say, a basketball podcast on The Ringer NBA Show. As Head of Production, she oversees the podcast, video, and social teams. She was born and raised in New York City and graduated from Northwestern University.
Kayla Konovitch is a Senior Tax Manager in the
Financial Services Group with nearly 10 years of
experience in public accounting. She provides
tax advisory services to clients advising on tax
strategy, transactions, and accounting matters.
Kayla specializes in private equity funds, venture
capital funds, funds of funds, and hedge funds, in
addition to closely held entities. She also has
experience working in the, real estate, telecom,
and manufacturing industries.
Kayla is a contributor to Asset Management
Intelligence, the firm’s newsletter, focused on
issues of concern and trends impacting the
financial services industry. In addition she trains
and mentors junior staff.
Lisa Rozner joined CBS New York in 2017 and covers a wide range of stories. Over the past year, she’s played an integral role in the station’s original investigative series “Forgotten Families,” profiling New York city families who say they were pressured to move out of the shelter system and into dilapidated homes in New Jersey. She was also the first to uncover the troubled driving past of a New Jersey school bus driver who was behind the wheel in a 2018 crash that killed a teacher and student. Her work has been recognized by the New York Press Club and the Philadelphia Press Association. She graduated with honors from the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College. Lisa enjoys mentoring aspiring journalists and was recently honored by the non-profit, VISIONS, for her coverage of innovative services for the blind and visually impaired.
Michael Karfunkel is a second year analyst at National General Insurance, specifically focusing on the Accident, Health, and Lender Services divisions. After studying Talmud and emergency medicine in Israel for two years, Michael attended Lander College of Arts and Sciences where he graduated cum laude, earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Administration with a concentration in Accounting.
Outside of work, Michael founded The Jr. Executive, a platform for young, future executives to get involved in business and economics while earning scholarships. Michael also serves as CTO for Yesh Olam, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that offers bespoke religious experiences to young adults through its network of Rabbis, educators, and mental health professionals. In his free time Michael enjoys listening to podcasts, reading and writing both fiction and non-fiction books, and bingeing the latest shows on Netflix!
Mickey received her BS & MS in Accounting from Stern School of Business at NYU and her JD from Fordham Law. She participated in Jewish networking groups and attended Jewish charity events starting in college and continuing through law school and beyond. She learned the power of leveraging and helping the Jewish community simultaneously.
Mickey is an Executive Recruiter/headhunter focusing primarily on the real estate and real estate tech sectors. She works on the real estate team that is part of a larger firm so you get big firm resources with boutique firm service. Her team website can be found here: TBG-RealEstate.com She works all range of jobs including but not limited to management, real estate finance, legal, admin, sales, marketing… Her personal focus is on real estate finance positions such as analysts, VP’s, asset managers and the like as well as in house counsel positions. Her extra secret sauce in addition to her firm’s resources is that real estate is her family business so she has literally been working and networking in the industry since she was a kid. She has a vast personal network and consistently attends networking events across the tristate area and nationally including of course YJP. In the summer you will usually find her on the tennis court at a charity networking outing.
Mickey has worked with her family real estate business since she was a small child; her mom had a tiny hard hat made for her for sight tours and going on sight tours is still one of her favorite activities. Her paternal grandfather was the first to enter the business and her father Richard, started building his portfolio as a teenager. Her mother Jacki runs a not for profit, LIFE focused on social services in NYS. Mickey ran the elder care department there from 2013-2017 and continues to collaborate with LIFE on projects and as a volunteer. She works in the staffing industry specifically focusing on real estate placements while continuing to work for her real estate focused family office and family foundation, The Jacob & Anita Penzer Family Foundation. Her family invests in real estate, primarily in NYC, but what really brings them together is their passion for poverty alleviation, particularly in the NYC area. They aim to help low income, elderly or otherwise disadvantages residents of NYC gain proper participation in their housing, government services and receive better living conditions.
Her passion is to use her lifelong real estate experience, combined with her knowledge of social services, government, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship to create socially conscious real estate projects. She wants to holistically redesign what it looks like to live in a low income community. Let's Build a better world together!
Mike Jacobson is Vice President, Strategy at Comedy Central. He plays a key role in building the Comedy Central brand through the development of creative and go-to market strategies across all of its consumer marketing. He previously held senior strategy roles at creative agencies 72andSunny and 360i, overseeing creative strategy for such brands as Activision, Vans, Google, Oreo, and Universal Music. But his mom brags about how he’s a Forbes 30 Under 30, and that the Guardian UK said he was one of the 10 Digital Strategists to Watch. But he prefers to talk about how he moonlights as a professional magician - having been featured on the Ellen DeGeneres show, which he will never live down.
Nikki Robinson, CEO and Founder of NOMI Beauty Companies, has always been a problem solver and innovator. In her professional career, she oversees Nomi Beauty Companies which supplies software, on-demand spa and salon services, and product distribution to the largest hotel companies in North America. Nomi Beauty is the industry leader in North America controlling 97% of the market, and is proud to partner with Marriott, Four Seasons, Hyatt, Hilton, Omni, Highgate, Oracle and countless others. The company recently created the clean beauty brand, Ingredients Skincare
Miss. Robinson’s work as an innovator stands as an inspiration to her generation. She shatters glass ceilings daily for women in technology. Among many of those honors, she is the only female CEO to ever win Microsoft Angel Week Start Up of the Year, and noticeably the first Female CEO to have a funded beauty tech company. Nikki and her company had been featured in dozens of publications across the world from Forbes and Vogue, to the New York Times. She was named one of "The top 48 Young Entrepreneurs to Watch in NYC" by 30UnderCEO and "30 Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs Dominating…" by Blogtrepreneur.com.
After receiving a B.S. in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing from FIT. Nikki settled in Manhattan where still lives with her beloved dog Teddy. She is an active member in the Jewish Community and is known for her down to earth personality along with an open heart and open home. In Nikki’s free time she is an avid traveler, skier, and passionate advocate for rescue dogs. However her greatest loves are cooking, family, and music.
Or Lakritz is a problem solving and entrepreneurship enthusiast. Today, Or is the Co-Founder and CPO of StructShare, an Israeli/NY based tech company that is transforming the construction materials market by digitizing and automating the construction purchasing process. He grew up in Israel and spent the last two years mostly in NY to build StructShare. Or is a former IDF Elite combat soldier, he holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and psychology from Tel Aviv University and prior to StructShare, he worked both as a software developer and a business strategy consultant. Over the years Or insists to offer his time to volunteering in various organizations including NGO consultancy, Children tutoring and more.
Peter Stein is the CEO & Founder of SporTech Ventures, a global firm focused on the intersection of sports, technology, and media. It’s mission is shift the model from “endorsing” to “owning” by empowering athletes and diverse business entrepreneurs. SporTech provides advisory services for emerging technology companies and has an investment arm dedicated to baseball-centric businesses.
Rom is a Co-founder and CIO of Airbud Technologies, a Conversational AI Platform that Enables Your Company’s Website to Interact with End-Users. Rom has a Masters's degree in Computer Science from Cornell University. Prior to co-founding Airbud, Rom was a Software Engineer at Turbonomic.
Shira Atkins is the co-founder and CMO of Wonder Media Network, an audio-first media company based in NYC. Shas an extensive background in digital media, both on the content and business side. Before launching WMN, Shira ran a boutique brand strategy advisory, specializing in mission-driven companies. Prior to that, Shira was a founding editor for sonima.com, a health and wellness online publication. Shira graduated from Brown University with a degree in Slavic Studies. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Joshua.
Steven (Tzvi) Klein, co-founder of Divorce AI (www.divorceai.com), a DIY divorce financial planner, is responsible for the company’s business development, company vision, and marketing efforts.
Currently, Steven is a Data Modeler at Catalyst Funds. Prior to founding Divorce AI in 2019, Steven was a Customer Success Manager at TVTY and a Business Analyst at Urban Science. He graduated from Yeshiva University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Intelligence and Marketing Analytics. Steven has a passion for technology and making an impact in this world – his hobbies involve cooking, oil painting and watching movies with his wife.
Today, Divorce AI provides a quick and affordable service where anyone can predict their child support, alimony, asset separation arrangements, sale of real estate, future budget, future net worth and more – all from the privacy of their home. Furthermore, Divorce AI is partnering its products with domestic violence non-profits so their members can access Divorce AI for free.
Divorce AI is the winner of the 2019 Forbes Under 30 People’s Choice Award.
While on her first vacation with her then boyfriend (now husband), POTTYMINTS founder, Suzanna Grobman, began to notice that her newfound roommate was frequently disappearing and re-emerging with treats for her from the hotel’s lobby gift shop. As the candies piled up, she started to question if he had an ulterior motive.
After 5 days, he finally came clean...Rather than making her bear the repercussions of sharing one bathroom, he was using the bathroom in the hotel lobby...
Inspired by the universal challenges of sharing
a bathroom, and underwhelmed by the current crude-humored and mass market solutions available, Suzanna was determined to find a better option by creating a travel-friendly home fragrance for the bathroom that was sophisticated and would be taken seriously. Introducing POTTYMINTS, the first dissolvable air freshener tablets for the after flush.
About Susanna: As the oldest of three, and a born & bred Manhattanite, Suzanna didn’t necessarily predict an adulthood that would include learning the ins and outs of toilets or hitting the tradeshow circuit while sharing cramped hotel rooms with her family. But it was Suzanna’s quest to solve a ripe problem that inspired her to create POTTYMINTS. With product in hand, she was able to recruit the support of her family to help her hit the ground running. Embracing her former experience
as a costume designer, Suzanna incorporated her passion for design in ultimately shaping POTTYMINTS’ identity--her creative eye certainly also comes in handy creating different displays of toilets with flowers coming out!
Ms. Klaff is the Principal of Klaff Family Investments (KFI), an opportunistic global investment vehicle with a diverse portfolio of assets in excess of $250 million. KFI’s current portfolio boasts over 190 companies across multiple subsectors with a presence in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Africa. As Principal, Ms. Klaff drives the firm’s investment execution strategy in a myriad of global funds and start-up companies that range in size and stage and span different asset classes, including private equity, venture capital, and direct investments. She identifies promising opportunities and entrepreneurs and invests in, mentors, and collaborates with category disrupting brands and companies that reflect technological evolution and changes in consumer tastes and practices. These types of companies include e-commerce, marketplaces, beauty, fintech, and food and beverage.
Before founding Klaff Family Investments, Ms. Klaff previously worked at Klaff Realty, LP in Chicago. While living in Brazil and Chicago, she gained experience working in the Real Estate investment and Private Equity world. Her primary responsibilities included maintaining multilingual communication between international investors and partners, overseeing and leasing residential properties in Brazil, Uruguay, and the US, and identifying and qualifying opportunities for new commercial, agricultural, and residential acquisitions in Brazil, Uruguay, and other parts of South America.
Prior to joining Klaff Realty, LP in 2012 and Klaff Family Investments in 2016, Ms. Klaff was the Special Projects Coordinator for Mai10 Destination Management Company in Buenos Aires, Argentina and then the Project Manager for Taco Libre, LTD, a Mexican fast-casual dining concept in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
In 2010, Ms. Klaff graduated from Pomona College with a B.A. in Anthropology and Spanish. She is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French and lived in Argentina for 3 years and Brazil for 2 years. She has also spent a significant amount of time in Uruguay over the past 18 years.
Seth Dale decided to not be a lawyer and tell his Jewish mother he was going to be a magician instead. Seth has built his own business and knows what it takes to level up. He has become one of New York’s most successful magicians doing 200+ events a year for companies such as Bulgari, Stoli Vodka, and Patek Phillipe.
Seth is a serial entrepreneur who is always looking for great ideas. His business credits include: co-founder of wine distribution company Craft Wine Inc (whose notable clients include Dine Brand’s Global: Applebees, Spuntinos, Chevys Mexican Grill.), Director of marketing/strategic partnerships for The Da Vinci Eye App - an augmented reality drawing app with 400K downloads, and partner/ director of Business Development at Zenith Era - a hybrid branding and PR agency bringing bold, unique ideas that cut through the noise to people and businesses who are ready to level up.
Seth graduated from Montclair State University in 2011 after transferring there because they had a magic club (for real).
This event starts on December 22nd at 6:00 PM.
Join YJP on its annual Chanukah Gala, where we will honor 35 rising stars in the Jewish community.
The evening will be a night to celebrate the festival of lights, create new friendships and reconnect with old ones.
Nominate a rising star HERE
We will be lighting the Menorah to celebrate the first night of Chanukah.
- Dress code: Cocktail
We look forward to seeing you there!
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This event is included for the following member chapters:
-Professional members and above
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Disclaimer: This event is for young professionals age 40 and younger
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