The Team

Fabian Schonholz

Fabian has been CEO, COO and CTO of multiple organizations. Prior to FESSEX Consulting, Fabian was the SVP of Operations and Technology at NBCUniversal, where he worked across games, live entertainment and consumer products, pioneering predictive analytics within the company. Prior to this, Fabian was CEO of StockMatic, an IoT company, and COO of Ninja Metrics, an analytics provider. Fabian has held positions at Disney Imagineering, NASA and Prudential Group Insurance and has established satellite offices in the US as well as in Latin America. In his free time, Fabian is an avid mountaineer, rock and ice climber, and backcountry skier who enjoys traveling in pursuit of great mountains. He has a BA in Mathematics and PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, both from University of Santa Barbara, and an AS in Computer Science from Universidad de Belgrano.

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Dmitri Williams

Dmitri Williams (Ph.D., Michigan) is a tech entrepreneur and former CEO, as well as a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication. He is a recognized expert in social systems, user psychology, large-scale data analysis, and measurement who’s work has been featured in the Economist, the New York Times, and most major news outlets. He has served as an expert witness in federal court and before Congress, and has experience in the video game, e-commerce, streaming and social network sectors.

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Annemarie Penny

Annemarie is a prior founder/CEO with expertise in business development and recruitment for technology startups. She launched Apex Direct Search as the first “dot com focused recruiting firm” in the greater Los Angeles area, featured as an industry expert on MSNBC, Los Angeles Times, and other media outlets. Forbes recently recognized Apex as one of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms. She was also nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Her career began as a corporate financial analyst for Hughes Aircraft Company and Big 4 accounting firm KPMG Peat Marwick. She has an MBA in marketing from California State University, Long Beach. When she is not chained to her computer, Annemarie is developing and building a home on 10 acres of land, planting a forest and sustainable gardens, creating art, playing music, practicing aerial silks, and indulging a variety of cute pets.

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Guido Tenenbaum

Guido has been involved in large scale IT projects as Project Manager for the Argentinian Tax Authority, Traffic Cameras for the City of Buenos Aires, Civil Registry Digitalization of Historic Certificates and Procedures automation, Neuquen Province Government systems upgrade and other projects across Latin America for Simens Business Services. After Simens he co-founded an international outsourcing and staff augmentation company, providing services such as Software Engineering, Software Architecture, QA, DevOps, and other services for companies in the US and EU; additionally, he helped set up operations in Argentina for companies such as Pictage, Hoodiny EG and Zumbox.

Guido has a BA in Computer Science from the University of Buenos Aires.

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Ronen Olshansky

Ronen Olshansky is a finance and technology executive who has served in CEO, COO, and CFO roles. Most recently Ronen was co-founder and CEO of Cross Campus, a West Coast operator of flexible office and event facilities. Prior to this, he served as CFO/COO of a Copenhagen based carbon credit origination firm. Ronen has held positions at companies including JPMorganChase and Arthur Andersen. He spent the early part of his career in the emerging market finance business at Lehman Brothers and subsequently at an emerging markets focused hedge fund. Ronen studied Economics at Yale, with coursework at London School of Economics, and completed a Data Science course from General Assembly. He lives in Santa Monica and is father to two boys who can climb virtually anything.

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Santiago Capdepont

Santiago Capdepont is Senior Vice President for NBCUniversal Brand Development. In this role, Santiago leads the Consumer Products business for NBC Universal in Asia Pacific and China. His focus is on driving significant growth in the business and managing four high performing teams in China, Japan, Korea and Australia/South East Asia.

Santiago previously held the roles of Head of Operations and CFO for NBCUniversal Brand Development

Prior to joining Universal in 2015, Santiago held numerous roles within the Walt Disney Company for 20 years, most recently as CFO of Disney Stores where he led a team focused on global strategy, business development, operational finance and central planning.

Capdepont received his MBA from the University of Miami and is a CPA from Argentina.

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John MacCuish

John MacCuish was academically trained in theoretical computer science and entered industry by moving theory to applications — translating math to software by designing or modifying existing algorithms to perform applied tasks efficiently and effectively. He has worked in numerous industries from finance to early drug discovery, whether inventing and implementing scientific software, performing exploratory data analysis and data mining, building predictive models (classification, regression, time series, survival models), or deploying unsupervised learning methods (clustering, association rule learning). More recently he has worked as a data scientist for marketing science, game analytics, and other entertainment industry business lines (film, TV, consumer products), in both small and big data environments and pipelines. John has worked for high tech startups, large corporations, academia, government, and founded and ran his own high tech business for many years. Prior to a career in computer science, John was a classically trained fine artist (painting/drawing/printmaking) and art object restorer/conservator (ceramics, furniture, statuary, ethnographic mixed media). Throughout both of his careers he has worked in or managed small, dedicated teams. He likes to get his hands dirty, regardless.

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