We’re a bold, diverse group of people with one common goal:
Revolutionizing the way content is consumed online.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Before helming qbeats, Anna served as the company’s CFO for three years, shaping the financial and structural future of qbeats. She has nine years of finance and operational experience and has developed a sophisticated approach to strategic planning, financial analysis, project management and process improvement. She is a proven operator with the ability to impact operations, sales, business growth, cost reduction, profit maximization and execution of strategic plans. Anna co-founded Cytrac Ltd. a cyber-ops force and First Mortgage LLC.
Along with Illan Poreh, Assaf developed the core concepts of the Company’s dynamic valuation engine. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and has been the recipient of several research awards including a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, an IBM Faculty Award, Google Research Award, as well as several best paper recognitions. Assaf is a member of multiple advisory boards for companies in the high technology sector and is the Kravis Professor of Business at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.
Head of Sponsorship
Armando heads the advertising side of qbeats, including the development of products that capitalize on qbeats technology to empower publishers, advertisers, and readers with a new and exciting advertising experience. Prior to joining qbeats, he spent a decade working in the advertising and ad-tech spaces, at Ogilvy and then Plyfe, leading Creative and Strategy initiatives to develop programs and interactive products for brands like Coca-Cola, Unilever, IBM and American Express and for publishers like Time Inc., USA Today and Gannett.
Most Valued Publication: The New Yorker.
Head of Content Acquisition
Greg introduces qbeats solutions to content creators and works with them to maximize their impact, both on their own platforms and in the broader distribution network. He brings more than two decades of experience working at the intersection of finance and information. Before joining qbeats, Greg oversaw investor relations for a $5.4 billion hedge fund and, prior to that, edited and reported for capital markets publications at Euromoney Institutional Investor. He has a B.A. from the Plan II Liberal Arts Honors Program at the University of Texas.
Founder & Chairman
Founded qbeats w/Anna Rodriguez and served as CEO/CTO of the Company for several years. Led and successfully exited companies across the intelligence, defense and computer science industries. Holds over 25 patents in software, 3D technology and electronics. Developed/Patented 3D algorithms used in Xbox and PlayStation; Developed& filed the first Screen sharing/Remote access patents used today by 100’s of millions of people yearly. In the mid-80s Illan worked in Apple computers as an OS developer. EE, Technion, Israel.
Most Valued Publication: Financial Times.
Founder & Vice-Chairman
26 years of experience on Wall Street as a portfolio manager, trader and research analyst. He was the Chief Investment Officer of Plainfield Asset Management and Managing Director D.E. Shaw. He held senior positions at Drexel Burnham Lambert, Salomon Brothers, NatWest and Royal Bank of Canada. Harvard graduate and JD/MBA Columbia University. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at the Stern Graduate School of Business at NYU.
Most Valued Publication: New York Post.
Partner at Abraaj Group; Head of Global Markets and CEO of Abraaj North America, LLC managing $9 billion in regional, sector, and country-specific funds, operating across more than 20 global offices. Mr. Speechley had a successful law career in London and New York and became partner with two leading international law firms. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK.