Consulting Team

Christoph Pleitgen

Acting as Vstory’s Consulting Head of Media, Christoph began his career as a Business Development Executive at Reuters AG in 1996. He was soon promoted to Managing Director of Reuters Media in Germany, where he consistently exceeded revenue and sales targets and launched video and digital media products. In 2002 he was once again promoted, this time to Head of Media, EMEA. In this position he led a team of 60 sales professionals, executed a Fast Forward restructuring program - reducing costs while stabilizing revenues and sales performance and in 2003 spent a year as Head of Research & Advisory & Reuters News Agency EMEA before moving to Geneva in 2004 where he acted as Head of Sales for Reuters News Agency EMEA & Asia. In this position, among his other achievements, he stabilized and returned news agency business in Asia to a growth path and developed business and key account relationships throughout Asia. In 2006 he moved into the position of Global Head of Sales at the Reuters Media Division and delivered average annual revenues of $330m. Between 2008 – 2012 he moved to London to take up the role of Managing Director of the Reuters News Agency. After leaving Reuters in June 2012 Christoph became an independent consultant, first for LiveU and later for Vstory.

Ofer Zadikario

Media Mind (MDMD) Co-Founder/Chief Solutions Officer (CSO). As MediaMind's Chief Solutions Officer, Ofer Zadikario has end-to-end responsibility for effectively coupling service with technology and delivering the very best campaign management solution to the marketplace. He oversees the Product Planning, R&D and Global Services teams. Ofer is a specialist in server programming, databases and large internet application architecture; he is the main architect of MediaMind's original Rich Media Platform and has led the server-side and back-end design and development of the product since its inception. Prior to founding MediaMind Ofer worked with Intel, developing decision support systems that analyze engineering data for the semiconductor manufacturing process.

David Browne

From his attic in Nyon in 1998 David co-founded Buyat.com, a performance based Internet advertising network. He remained as CTO of the company through the dot com boom and bust and 3 investment rounds (including a £7M investment by DFJ Esprit in 2006) until 2007. Buy.at grew into a profitable company with a £19 million annual turnover. In February 2008 Buy.at was sold to AOL. Since 2008 David has been active as an Angel investor investing in high-tech software and hardware startups including: investing and co-founding Poken - NFC hardware/software & electronic business cards, Lemoptix - pico projectors (joint lead investor), Salsadev - semantic search (lead investor, board director & mentor), Sharemyplaylists.com - internet music, Linkdex - SEO platform, AllNewPower - renewable energy marketplace (co-founder).

Nir Ben-Zvi

With over 25 years experience in the software business, Nir has served as development manager at VCON, was co-founder of MediaMind technologies and is now serving as a manager at Microsoft, driving leading edge projects in Windows Server. Nir has over 20 technology patents registered to his name and vast experience building complex technological projects from the ground up. This, coupled with business savvy, allows Nir to focus his results to the right target audience. Nir’s experience building a company from its founding stages together with his knowledge of the latest technology trends and a market understanding allows him to guide Vstory in making the right investments, so that it can scale and succeed as quickly as possible. Nir holds a B.S.C in Electrical Engineering, Suma Cum Laude.