Today Props announced that Krishna Bhagavathula has joined the Props board of directors.
Krishna is the Chief Technology Officer of the National Basketball Association. He sets the NBA’s technology strategy and ensures alignment with the league’s objectives. Prior to his current role, Krishna served as Chief Technology Officer for NBC News Digital; VP of Engineering for WebMD; and held management consulting positions with BearingPoint, IBM and PwC. He started his career as a software engineer. Krishna earned a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He and his family live in Princeton, New Jersey.
Krishna joins Props current board members Joseph Perello, Paul Speaker and Michael Lamont.
Joe is the founder and CEO of Props. Previously, Joe was the Chief Marketing Officer of the City of New York during the Bloomberg Administration. He was Vice President, Marketing for the New York Yankees; co-founded an award-winning digital ad agency in New York City and was an executive of David Bowie’s internet start-up Ultrastar. Joe started his career as a marketer for MBNA America. He is a guest lecturer on marketing at Harvard Business School, Stanford, Columbia, and NYU. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Joe and his family live in Princeton, New Jersey.
Paul Speaker is the co-owner and the first CEO of the World Surf League, a position he retired from after five years. Paul is a successful film and television producer working in all aspects of media production and distribution. He served as the President of Time Inc. Studios, a film, television and video studio. Prior to that, Mr. Speaker served as President of RKO Pictures, a film production and distribution company and President of The Shooting Gallery, an independent entertainment company. Early in his career, Mr. Speaker was the Director of Marketing and Ideas for the National Football League. A graduate of Villanova University, Paul and his family live in California.
Michael is a founding investor of Props. He is Head of Europe for Better, a fintech focused on property and mortgages. Michael has worked as a Managing Director in the markets division of Deutsche Bank, and as co-CIO in multi-billion hedge fund platforms. His professional focus for the past ten years is fintech incubation and investment globally. He holds a law degree from Harvard and a graduate degree in statistics. Michael lives in London.
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