Meet The LuckyDiem Team

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Andrew Landis

Chief Executive Officer

Experienced entrepreneur. Two successful start-ups behind him, including founding fotolinks.com one of the first online photo sharing sites that captured 45% market share within first two years of launch. Company acquired in 2001.

As Senior Technology Analyst at SONY, Andrew’s mission was to identify how consumer behavior was changing, marry it with new technologies and launch new businesses that leveraged the assets of multiple operating divisions and research labs. Andrew was a leader and driving force in the development of Sony Online, Sony Retail Entertainment, mobile user interface, and location-based services initiatives.

Graduated Duke. Lives in Manhattan with his wife and three kids.

 
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Eduardo Falleta

Project Manager

Eduardo is a project manager in LuckyDiem and is responsible for leading and executing the company's UX and production. Eduardo is an engineer with a Master of Engineering Management degree from Duke who has a great thirst for understanding the consumer/customer behavior process and how their decision making could be improved after working in a multinational CGP company in Venezuela. Eduardo is mixing his competitiveness and team player skills to deliver LuckyDiem’s customers the best experience.

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Matthew Alessandri

UX UI Designer 

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. When he’s not working, Matthew enjoys board sports, friends, and appreciating design.

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Vitali Karpeichyk

Chief Technology Officer

Vitali is responsible for all technical aspects of LuckyDiem. Before joining LuckyDiem, Vitali was the CTO and led iOS development for Nito, an imaging filtering company similar to Snapchat. Nito was acquired by AOL last year where Vitali became Principal Software Engineer. Previously, Vitali was Senior iOS developer for VC-backed SOLS which was also acquired. Vitali was the Senior iOS developer for Wickr, the messaging app that has raised $73 million in capital. 

Vitali has held many other iOS and technology positions over the past 12 years and brings with him a passion to make the user experience as engaging and lightening fast as possible.

Vitali is married and lives in Brooklyn.

 

Thomas Appel

Sales and Marketing Manager

Tom is our new sales and marketing manager. His responsibilities include customer acquisition and generating sales, as well as crafting 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. 

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Samuel Benka

Sales, Marketing, Social Media

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.