Leadership

Over the upcoming months, our long-view focus is to position CEEK as the definitive Mobile VR Entertainment market leader. We are using a unique approach leveraging our early mover advantage and team’s deep industry expertise and relationships.

Mary Spio

CEO & CTO

Digital Cinema Pioneer Mary Spio holds 10+ Technology patents. Spio has held technical leadership roles at BOEING and INTELSAT. A US AIR FORCE Veteran and Deep Space Engineer Spio's companies have worked with MICROSOFT XBOX 360, Tribune News and 200+ radio stations. Spio is on the Boards of Oculus VR for Good, Amazon Launchpad, Scientific Reviewer DOD (CDMRP) and US Dept of State Speaker.

Sherman Wright

Brand Strategy

Sherman is the co-founder and managing partner of TEN35, a marketing agency specializing in helping transform brands through culture. Sherman has created award-winning campaigns for global brands including The Coca-Cola Company, Nike, Disney, Miller Coors, Verizon Wireless, Nissan and NBC Universal.

TINA BROWN

Head of Content & Community

Tina, comes with extensive and successful history of IT and Management, and has made numerous contributions to the operational management of the previous companies she worked for. Companies include HP, Yell Adworks, Three Uk, Vodafone, Telefonica (02), Technical Specialist Thames Water.  Tina holds an MBA. Tina has led the community and member growth of CEEK to over 6 Million across our social media platforms and apps. 

Keren Poznansky

Public Relations

Keren has conducted wide-reaching press campaigns for some of the most well-known artists, brands and record labels including Universal Music and Warner. Past campaigns include the Grammy-Award winning album, Megadeth’s Dystopia, Iron Maiden’s documentary “Flight 666," Motown’s 50th Anniversary, The Velvet Underground catalog, and more.

Keren has also produced several successful events including the opening of the True Religion and the Russell Westbrook (RW x TR) pop-up in Oklahoma City which generated nearly 1 billion impressions. 

Harold Ofori

Strategic Partnerships Manager

A top soccer player for Bradford University, 

Harold has been a key player in helping launch CEEK Sports and Entertainment series including 

Sports Partnerships with Africa’s Top Soccer team, Real Madrid rightback Dani Carvajal, Comic-con, and Upclose Series with Mega Stars such as Bon Jovi, Quavo, Jessie Reyez and Ziggy Marley. Harold holds a Masters in Chemistry, an undergraduate degree in Law. 

Joe Ortiz

Joe Lewis Ortiz brings years of award-winning production expertise to CEEK. Joe’s experience includes working at and for MTV, VH1, BET, Comedy Central, Spike TV, ABC Family, Hallmark Channel, Verizon, Nike, Toyota, RG/A, Ultra Music Festival, and more. Joe has been part of two CLIO Award winning teams - 2016 CEEK VR Megadeth Experience and Verizon Broadband Stories RG/A interactive ad agency. A recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation scholarship, Ortiz holds a B.A. in Media Arts and Finance.

Board of Directors & Advisors

The CEEK executive team comes with a proven track record of industry leaders ranging from Microsoft, Boeing, The Walt Disney Company, Dreamworks SKG, 20th Century Fox, NFL, Verizon and Zynga.

Kelly Huginin

Kelly is the former EVP, Marketing for The Walt Disney Company. Kelly has worked on 27 GOLD MULTI PLATINUM albums. As a former Senior Director of New Business at BEST BUY, she brings an unmatched combination of rare industry insight and market knowledge to CEEK VR. 

Gopi Prashanth

Gopi is the current Director of Software Development at AMAZON GO. Gopi has held senior technical leadership roles at world class organizations including ZYNGA (Creators of Candy Crush, Farmville and Mafia Wars) MICROSOFT and YAHOO.  

Srinivassa K. Kovi

Kovi is the current global head of E-Commerce Database Engineering at WALMART. Srinivassa is a visionary leader with past leadership roles at leading organizations such as MACY'S, ORACLE and CISCO

David Jakubowski

David Jakubowski is the Head of Data Analytics, Emerging Business & Partnerships at Facebook. David was the senior vice president of Specific Media, the largest freestanding global ad network. Prior to Specific Media, he was at Microsoft, where he was general manager of Microsoft adCenter and Search Strategy. In this role, he oversaw product marketing, product management, go-to-market, and monetization strategy.

Chaithanya Pallapothula

Chai is the V.P, Digital Systems at TAILORED BRANDS (Men’s Warehouse) responsible for all aspects of eCommerce, Marketing and Store digital systems. Chai was recently the director of eCommerce at LEVI STRAUSS & Co. He has also been in technical leadership roles at POPSUGAR (Director of Engineering), WAL MART and HOTWIRE.  

Dr Carri Allen Jones, MD

Dr Jones is triple board certified in stem cell regeneration and tissue engineering in neural injury and musculoskeletal science. A Standford Alum, Carri is an expert in Data Analytics.   

Sudheer Paka

Sr. Product Manager at QUANTCAST with key responsibilities including ERP Project Management, Project Lifecycle, Governance, Budgets and Reporting. Sudheer was previously the Sr. Business Analyst at YAHOO!.   

Venu Cherukuri

Venu is currently the Enterprise IT4IT Architect for Kellogg Company with Key Responsibilities: building Global Enterprise Architecture Roadmaps. Venu was previously in leadership roles at MACY’S and ULTA.

Peter Bynoe

Peter Bynoe is the first African American to buy a controlling interest in a National Basketball Association (NBA) team, when he purchased a 37.5% share of the Denver Nuggets basketball team joined the CEEK VR Board as part of the recent financing.
 

Bynoe kept the Chicago White Sox from leaving Chicago by developing a New Comiskey Park (now known as U.S. Cellular Field). He has become a negotiator for professional sports teams' venues. In addition, he was involved in the development of the 1996 and 2012 Summer Olympics. Bynoe serves on several boards of directors.

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