Meet the Team

Andrew Landis

Andrew Landis
CEO
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. Speaker on gamification, behavioral economics and MarTech. Andrew is passionate about marrying consumer behavior with technology, live music, snowboarding and the beach. Graduated Duke and lives inManhattan with his wife and three children.

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Sean Donato
LEAD iOS DEVELOPER

Sean has led iOS development on a number of projects including 3d adventure game “Downd”, instaMeasure, and NJ Palisades Guide. He has recently been working with and exploring the possibilities of Apple’s ARKit. He is a big fan of live music and loves playing his guitar.

Eduardo Falleta

Eduardo Falleta
PROJECT MANAGER​

​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 Van Pelt
SENIOR WEB DEVELOPER

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.

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Janice Ryan
CMO

A digital marketing leader specializing in performance-based marketing and product development, Janice is known for innovation and achieving dramatic results quickly. Janice’s passion is being an agent of growth and change, highlighted by launching several successful digital and mobile businesses and driving up to 4X annual revenue growth. Janice is an established thought leader, having spoken at industry conferences and written articles on the digital marketing space.

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Alan Buckman
VP, SALES

Alan is a highly accomplished Senior Executive, Consultant, and Board Member with over 30 years of success in media, broadcasting, and advertising. In his executive career, Alan has held leadership positions at the CBS Television Stations, Asian Media Group, KSCI-TV and Local Thunder.

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Diana Armand
DIRECTOR OF SALES OPERATION

Diana is well versed in data-driven operations and the strategies of successful SaaS start-ups. She has helped lead teams to improve the B2B and B2C operations and communications while driving growth. Diana most recently ran the fastest growing division of Managed by Q, a startup with $72M in raised capital.  Diana has an undergraduate degree from Columbia University and a graduate degree at University College London (UCL).

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Sean Vazan
DIRECTOR OF SALES & BUSINESS DEV

Sean has over 16 years of sales and business development experience at companies ranging from Paychex to Oracle. He has developed and implemented channel sales programs across the sales spectrum covering partner management, operations, training, team building, and channel sales.  When he’s not working you can find him on a tennis court, a ski slope or enjoying Hungarian foods.
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Bob Visnov
CTO

Bob has many years of experience in designing and managing complex technology platforms, with particular expertise in cloud architecture, blockchain, financial systems, information security, and data warehousing. He formerly served as VP of Software Development at JPMorgan Global Asset Management.

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Ben Siegel
VP, DIGITAL CREATIVE & USER EXPERIENCE

Ben has over 14 years of experience practicing all things User Experience at companies ranging from lean startups to agencies such as HUGE to Fortune 500 behemoths.  Ben embraces behavioral economics and gamification to create highly engaging digital experiences that delight users and energize organizations. When time allows Ben likes to play guitar, get creative in the kitchen and practice Brazilian Jiu-jitsu..

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John Ledesma
iOS DEV

John is a killer iOS developer whose worked at number of Fortune 500 companies. LuckyDiem is thrilled that John has  seen the light and ready to bring his talents to the world of startups.  John enjoys working with new APIs and backend databases. He is constantly learning and looking to craft well designed code. On his free time he loves to Dj and produce music. John has a dog named Jagger.
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Kevin Zaw
MARKETING ASSOCIATE

Kevin is a recent college graduate of Hunter College with a background in Digital Marketing. He has experience working with the Adobe Creative Suite and amassed certifications in Google Adwords, Google Analytics and Bing Administration--Salesforce Administrator is just days away!

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