Meet The Team

Meet The People That Power Human Connectivity

Founded in 2014, BDEX is the first ever Data Exchange Platform (DXP). David Finkelstein, CEO of BDEX and a serial entrepreneur, and Michael Aronov, CDO of BDEX, founded one of the first Internet service providers in the country, National Internet Source, Inc., in 1994. The pair sold the company to U.S. Cable Corporation in 2000 before founding Contextuads, which served advertising networks and PPC search engines through more efficient ad targeting. After finding themselves with an abundance of useful data at their fingertips, Finkelstein and Aronov created BDEX. Combining the functionality, data, and reach of a traditional DMP in a true marketplace environment, BDEX enables companies to acquire quality, impartial third-party data to reach their desired audience like never before.

David Finkelstein

Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer

David is a serial entrepreneur and founder of numerous Internet companies dating back to 1994. He founded National Internet Source, Inc. in 1994 and sold it in 2000 to US Cable Corporation. He also co-founded Contextuads, FreeAirMiles.com, Triplejack and Dynaprice. David is responsible for all day-to-day operations at BDEX. He has a passion for all things data and enjoys tennis, kayaking, the beach and spending time with his family. He is a member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

Michael Aronov

Co-Founder/Chief Data Officer

Mike has over 25 years of experience in the technology field and helped David build one of the first Internet Service Providers in the country, National Internet Source, Inc. Mike is the Co-Founder and board member of BDEX, and serves as Chief Data Officer. Mike is responsible for directing onboarding of new data sources and account management.

David Welborn

Chief Technology Officer

David is a hands-on technology leader with 25+ years of experience in enterprise architecture delivery from concept to production. He got the startup bug in 2000, when he became software development manager at Internet Billing Company, one the first online credit card payment processors. He has been working at startups creating high performance technology teams ever since. In his free time, he can be found playing trumpet in salsa and jazz bands.

Tara Maitra

Chief Revenue Officer

Tara has spent her career working on new business initiatives within media companies, built off the latest technology trends. She had held leadership roles at NBC, Primedia, Comcast, and TiVo, which include serving as general manager for content and data businesses, leading interactive advertising sales and human resources. She was a member of the senior executive team which sold TiVo to Rovi in 2016. Tara lives in New York City with her husband Mark, her daughters, Annie and Rosie, and their dog Ginger.

Warren Miller

VP Business Development- Automotive

 

Warren is an award winning sales and marketing executive with over 3 decades of experience understanding customers’ needs and aligning solutions to help them succeed. Warren has over 20 years of Automotive experience – 18 years with Reynolds & Reynolds – as well as 10+ years in Educational Technology helping kids get a fair shake in life. When not working, Warren enjoys live music, golf, the Caribbean, and spending time with his wife and 3 daughters.

Brian Hathaway

VP Business Development

 

Brian Hathaway brings a unique perspective with a combined background in Investment Banking and a decade spent at New York City based digital marketing agencies. Prior to joining BDEX, Brian formed his consulting firm that focused on brand storytelling. His interest in human connectivity and brand building drew Brian to joining the sales team at BDEX. Continuing in his passion for mono-mythic storytelling, Brian is the author of his own contemporary urban fantasy novel. He’s also a self-professed grill-master and lawn care specialist. His former theater training continues to pay off in playtime with his daughter.

Chris Calnek

VP of Business Development

 

Chris has over 20 years of high level sales, strategy and business development experience. Prior to joining BDEX, Chris held senior roles at PIX, NetNames and LIDA. His passion for technology, growing companies and creating loyalty in a customer first world, lead Chris to join the team at BDEX. Chris is a lifelong New Yorker that has served as an NGO board member, raising money and awareness for “at risk” youth, LGBTQ issues as well as increasing access for women filmmakers.

Siva Govindarajan

Principal Database Architect

 

Siva has over 25 years of experience in database architecture and has been providing database and solutions architecture consultancy for leading financial, marketing and B2B institutions. Earlier in his career, he held positions handling database development, DBA and systems development using low level programming languages. He loves spending his spare time playing chess, gardening, hiking and kayaking with family and friends.

Craig Fleischman

Investor/Advisor

Craig is an accomplished leader and engineer with more than 25 years of product development experience. He has launched numerous global products and services and has extensive experience in product management, operations, engineering, customer satisfaction and quality. Fleischman served as an executive leader at Microsoft holding product and technology positions in various sectors including: Microsoft Office, Enterprise Hardware & Products, Microsoft Windows, Mobile Device Management solutions, and Public Cloud based services.

Michael Nassirian

Investor/Advisor

 

Michael was a partner-level manager with almost 19 years of experience at Microsoft. His test engineering and International compatibility and compliance expertise have made him a valuable asset to Microsoft and an outstanding resource to BDEX.

Scott Fogarty

Investor/Advisor

 

Scott is a founder and managing partner of Inovez, a traction platform for B2B and enterprise technology companies, with a focus on India market entry. A leader of turnaround and start-up media companies, Scott has led buyout and venture transactions with a total value of $1.2 billion and acted as an investor, advisor and leader for growth and early stage technology companies. Born in France and having lived in New York City for nearly 30 years, Scott now resides in Florida with his wife Kate and their four children.

Raj Kulkarni

Investor/Advisor

 

Raj is a founder and managing partner of Inovez, a traction platform for B2B and enterprise technology companies, with a focus on India market entry. An executive, advisor and angel investor with over 25 years of global experience in growth and early stage B2B technology companies, Raj brings his expertise in converting ideas to scalable businesses and opening new markets to the BDEX team.

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Human Connectivity

The BDEX proprietary data infrastructure empowers human connectivity, helping brands, retailers and the agencies that represent them to connect with consumers like never before by understanding their behaviors and intents through the power of data.

BDEX is the first-ever Data Exchange Platform (DXP). The BDEX DXP and DAAS platforms enable companies to acquire impartial, quality-scored third party data reaching the right people at the right time like never before.

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