Management Team / Advisory Board Bios
Evan M. Levine is an assertive and insightful leader encompassing over three decades of in-depth expertise in strategic ventures, executive supervision, asset management and the institutional investment business. His proficiencies include initiating, restructuring, and managing corporate infrastructure with knowledge, skill and a proven track record of delivering extraordinary returns to investors and shareholders as well as partners, employers and employees.
He is adept at launching and reorganizing companies in various stages of development as well as originating and managing investment products including hedge funds, private equity capital vehicles, and NFA commodities / futures funds. Mr. Levine has served on the public and private boards of over one dozen companies in roles that include Chairman of the Board, Executive Chairman, Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Audit Committee Chairman, Nominating / Governance /Compensation Committee Member, and Trustee.
Business Executive, Investor and Entrepreneur with expertise in launching, reorganizing and managing businesses in Real Estate, Oil and Gas, Healthcare, E-Commerce, Education Technology and Transportation companies.
Proficient in financial analysis, syndication, new business development, project management and marketing. Adept in the intricacies of budgeting, financial analysis, corporate structure and brand marketing to create significant value.
Jo is a natural creative. she has ben practicing visual arts for 17 years and applies her knowledge of aesthetics, whether lading a design discussion or creating content. in addition, she has 13 years of experience in the music industry, which allows her to bring out of the box ideas when it comes to promotions.
Ori is the technical guru here at Upstryve. He has over ten years of programming experience, software set up, and managing all technical needs.
Prior to Upstryve he served as Chief Engineer at a large online education company. He has managed software and over a dozen websites at prior companies.
BUSINESS SALES & PARTNERSHIPS
For over 15 years Juan Garcia has been producing engaging educational content for broadcast and broadband and has previously worked with companies like Apple, Disney, and Adobe on launching innovative educational programs. He produced Energy at the Movies, a PBS special that was telecast to over 43 million homes and earned a Bronze Telly award for excellence in educational programming. Garcia also produced the Energy 101 Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for The University of Texas at Austin, which was taken by over 44,000 students from around the world and earned praise and recognition from Forbes and the New York Times.
DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER
Cesar is a Photographer, Videographer and Content Creator with a focus on Digital Marketing. When he is not in front of his laptop or behind a camera lens he enjoys climbing and hiking outside. He currently lives on the road full time, always looking for new experiences and areas to explore.
Lauren Ruiz is Account Manager extraordinaire at Upstryve. As an integral part of the development team, she knows the ins and outs of all available courses. With a background in hospitality she will ease your mind with direct answers to your every question.