Meet the Team

Andrew Landis

​Founder of FotoLinks, pioneering online photo sharing business which was acquired by Photogra. Founder of EP Ventures, event photography business with highest per cap in industry. Senior Technology Analyst at Sony. Led digital media strategy including launch of Sony Online. Graduated Duke and lives in Manhattan with his wife and three children.

Vitali Karpeichyk

​Formerly, CTO and led IOS development for Nito which was acquired by AOL last year. Senior iOS developer for VC-backed SOLS and later acquired by Aetrex. Senior iOS developer for Wickr which has raised $73 million in capital to date. Lives in Brooklyn with his wife.

Eduardo Falleta

​Eduardo is the project manager at LuckyDiem and received a Master of Engineering Management degree from Duke University.  Eduardo has a great thirst for understanding the consumer, customer behavior process and worked at some the of the leading multinational CGP companies in Venezuela.

Bill Van Pelt

Bill has 15-plus years of experience as back-end web developer with experience on high traffic sites and large enterprise clients, including three years at eMusic. Experienced with PHP 5 and OOP. Skills also include javascript with jQuery, CSS and HTML.

Thomas Appel

Tom is our new sales and marketing manager. His responsibilities include customer acquisition and generating sales, as well as contributing to the overall marketing strategy for the company. Tom studied New Media Marketing at Rochester Institute of Technology. His prior work experiences include sales, client relations, marketing strategy and was the Co-founder of Shiprex Apparel LLC.

Matthew Alessandri

Matthew is a UX/UI Designer at Luckydiem. He is responsible for making the design and user experience addictively fun for users. Matthew has helped startups across New York and Boston. Matthew graduated from NYIT with a BFA in Graphic Design and graduated from General Assembly’s User Experience Design Course in 2016.

Samuel Benka

​Sam is a Manager in the Sales and Marketing Department at LuckyDiem. His responsibilities include generating sales leads and acquiring new customers, as well as contributing to the overall strategy of the company. Sam is a graduate of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and has prior experience of working in sales, consulting and conducting research for a think tank in Washington DC.

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