Brandon Andrews is a senior consultant at Values Partnerships. He leads the company's work on technology and entrepreneurship including leading a nationwide casting tour focused on bringing more diverse ideas and voices to ABC’s Shark Tank. Brandon also advises and invests in entrepreneurs. He is a consulting producer on Steve Harvey's Funderdome; a new seed-capital show on ABC.
In addition to working with entrepreneurs Brandon has helped lead nationwide engagement campaigns including Fences (2016), ROOTS (2016), and Concussion (2015).
In 2015, he worked with A+E Networks, iHeartMedia, and the United Way to develop the Shining A Light Concert for Progress on Race in America, Shining a Light Fund, and Conversations on Race in America documentary.
Previously, Brandon worked as a consultant assisting disruptive and social impact organizations with digital strategy, online advocacy, and navigating the federal system. He spent 5 years in the United States Senate where he handled technology, small business, and defense policy.
Brandon currently serves as a Director of IMPACT. He was appointed to the D.C. Commission on National and Community Service by the Mayor of Washington, D.C., where he is Vice-Chair. He is also a Commissioner on the DC Commission on Fashion, Arts, and Events. Brandon serves on the Board of Advisors of the OpenGov Foundation; an organization that builds tech tools to bridge the gap between citizens and government.
He provides commentary on policy, politics, and technology on TV, radio, and the web. A former Division-1 track athlete, Brandon is a graduate of Oral Roberts University.
Samson Bezmyatezhny is a media-trainer, Director of "Genesis Youtube Kazakhstan and Central Asia", producer. "Genesis" is an Official Certified Youtube partner in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, part of NurKZ IT Company.
• promotion of YouTube channels in Central Asia
• development of the Kazakh blogosphere on the yvision.kz
• digital management of Internet projects of "Seven Channel"
• creator of the first mobile app with a "second screen" technology for the game show "BOOM"
• сo-organizer of the only YouTube Festival in Kazakhstan "VideoBaiga"
Radhika has over 30 years of experience in the technology sector, working at leading organizations like Google, Hewlett Packard and Siemens.
At Google, Radhika was a Senior Eng. Director and was responsible, over a period of 20 years, for initiating and scaling up several critical products. Starting with leading Google Ads in 2000, Radhika founded Google Images, building the teams and growing it over several years to 1B+ queries/day. In addition to starting Google LocalSearch, and building several core backend systems for Google Web Search, she also founded and lead Google Travel Search to help users better plan their leisure trips.
Prior to Google, Radhika was a researcher at Hewlett Packard Labs where she created a new networking product focused on managing multicast for the IP network backbone, primarily to enable the spreading use of multimedia. Before HP Labs, she built SCADA systems at Siemens.
Radhika has always been interested in the application of technology for social impact and recently left Google to focus full-time on helping mission-oriented startups scale. She uses her long experience with building and scaling successful products and organizations, to help founders think through critical strategic issues. She currently sits on the boards of Nexleaf Analytics, Simprints, as well as Educate! and advises several startup CEOs including Francis Energy, TalkingPoints, Dost Education. She is also a technical advisor to CIFF (Children's Investment Fund Foundation), and a mentor with the Unreasonable Group and Ripple works.
Radhika holds a Graduate degree in Comp. Sci. from U. C. Berkeley.