A seasoned technology and mobile executive, Itai Kathein has founded and developed several multi-million dollar companies. Recognized by the Mobile Marketing Association as an influential voice and leader in the industry, Itai has been instrumental in contributing to the mobile ecosystem since before the first iPhone was launched. His work has contributed to shaping several mobile trends including text marketing and social polling.
As a premier partner of some of the nation’s largest mobile carriers including at&t and Verizon, Itai’s companies have consistently driven innovation by identifying early consumer desires and launching award winning cross media marketing campaigns reaching tens of millions of consumers a month. By applying proprietary technology and operational efficiencies, along with recruiting and building effective teams, Itai has maintained a strong and sustainable track record, gaining market share in highly dynamic business environments. Notable successes include powering the mobile services for the Deal or No Deal television show as well as several MTV original programs.
Prior to his ventures in the mobile space, Itai incubated an online marketing agency which catered to several of America’s leading brands. He was a pioneer in online customer acquisition, leveraging technological advancements with cutting edge marketing strategies. What started as a small side project for a single client, turned into one of the largest online acquisition channel for leading advertisers including brands such as Chase, Netflix, and American Express.
In addition, Itai has been actively sharing his expertise and resources with other entrepreneurs, acting as an angel investor in several start apps. Furthermore, he has advised management teams and board members, as well as consulted with institutional funds on early stage investments.
Itai has been a supporter of various important causes. Through personal and corporate initiatives, he has organized fund raising events and other community outreach including building homes for underprivileged families and leading numerous food drives. His company wide events have achieved great employee participation.
Itai Kathein holds degrees in Finance, International Business, and Computer Information Systems. He lives in Florida with his wife and 3 children, and enjoys outdoor activities with his family. In his spare time, he is refining his photography skills and committed to improving his tennis game. Itai is looking forward to being part of future innovations and undertaking life’s next great adventures.