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David Risley

Technology Lead

David is the founder of Blog Marketing Academy. He is a veteran blogger and online entrepreneur, having founded a technology blog in 1998 and growing it into a six-figure, multi-author business which was found in publications like PC World, PC Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. He turned that blog into a commercial success using a combination of advertising, affiliate revenue, online courses, writing and selling books and CDs, and even a membership site before it was cool. 

Jaden Weiss

Co-Founder & Head of Content

Jaden is an experienced video editor with a successful career track record of production and post-production expertise across film, television, streaming, and custom video. Jaden supports all digital content initiatives at PITCH.

Yael Romanes

Graphic Design Lead

Yael is a UI/UX designer, Front end developer, the Creative Director and CEO of UL-UX studio – where we bring life into client’s ideas and create beautiful and useful interfaces. She supports all of PITCH’s graphic design requirements.

Ilana Susnow

Social Media Director

As a marketing expert with multi-platform creative and strategic experience, Ilana thrives on finding the right messaging for the right audience on the right platform. She has deep experience with building awareness and engagement for content properties and brands. Ilana’s breadth of experience ranges from social and digital to traditional marketing plans to target and reach audiences across various demographics, platforms and organizations.

Danielle Cruz

Television Writer / Producer

Danielle is a writer and producer who currently coordinates development at Scott Sternberg Productions, a Los Angeles-based company that has sold and produced award-winning original series for Netflix, Oxygen, ID, HGTV, DIY, GSN and more. Above all, Danielle believes in the power of television to not only entertain, but to empower and inspire. She earned an MFA in Screenwriting from Boston University and an BA in Modern Culture & Media from Brown University.

Jack Sullivan

Community Manager

Jack is a multifaceted artist with a Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon. He has written, directed, and produced various plays, films, and scripts, some of which have been staged, optioned, or adapted. He has also worked on major feature films and television productions, taught courses in film and video production, and mentored students online. He is currently based in East Los Angeles, where he continues to explore his creativity through stand-up comedy, podcasting, editing, and blogging.

David Goldman

Co-Founder

David is a 24+ year veteran serving in a variety of global technology and operations leadership roles. David has lead technology-enabled transformation projects across the world for a range of leading companies including, PepsiCo, EY, United Airlines, Blackboard, CVS Health, Inspire Brands among many others.  As a co-founder of PITCH, David serves as head of operations, providing strategic direction and oversight for all aspects of business processes, technology, as well as innovation initiatives to continuously enhance and improve PITCH’s service offerings and capabilities.

Charlie Weiss

Co-Founder

Charlie is an Event & Awards Producer, Trade Publisher, and Communications exec with 25+ years of experience in the Entertainment & Media industry. Charlie served as Senior Vice President for NATPE (National Assoc. of Television Program Executives), as well as Publisher for Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, MIX, and Backstage, among others. Charlie is a co-founder of PITCH, working in partnership with a global community of content creators and on behalf of programmers looking for their next big success.

Scott Sternberg

Co-Founder

Scott and his companies have been producing and creating non-scripted content for over 30 years.  The formats include game shows, talk shows, reality, reality competition, true crime, lifestyle, music, and more.  He has also sold to the US, international formats from the UK, The Netherlands, and Korea and has also sold his formats globally.   His companies have produced programs in Spanish for both Telemundo and Univision.  Sternberg adds director to his resume of music specials and series.  The companies are based in Los Angeles, New York, and Amsterdam.   The website is ssprods.com.