Areti, Kampyli, Founder & CEO:
Areti is simply a restless person-if you want to put it nicely vibrant J, renowned for her crazy nature. End result? Yasmo! Wasting time and dilly-dallying are two things that she detests, while socializing, making contacts and just communicating with people is totally up her valley. So she got Yasmoed and offered people the ability to accumulate business networks -where else?- at networking events.
Before the Yasmo enlightenment, Areti was a Corporate Advertising Manager at Ogilvy in London, where she designed and implemented marketing campaigns resulting in great sales increase and user growth of top brands in the UK, US, EMEA & Latin America.
Areti adores having endless philosophical discussions about enhancing the human nature and finding ways to go beyond our limits. If you put a half-piece bike to get her going while she talks, you can get her to do some sports, otherwise you’ll find her cycling around the city.
Areti was London School of Economics’ successful acquisition from Greece, from where she got her Masters in Media & Communication. As nesting is not really her thing, you name a conference or a festival anywhere on the planet and you’ll find her there.
Scott Ritchie, Vice President of Business Development & Partnerships
Scott joined Yasmo in 2011 to spearhead the move of the company’s operations and business development efforts to the U.S.. Scott has 10 years of product marketing, operations and business development experience with leading companies in mobile software platforms, mobile internet and applications, and mobile ad networks.
Prior to Yasmo, Scott was the Co-Founder and Vice President of a white labeled mobile social media platform for mobile telecom operators, where he successfully raised 3 rounds of capital from strategic investors such as Qualcomm Ventures and Innovacom (Orange Venture Fund) while building product and partnerships with the largest mobile telecommunication operators on three continents and leading social media companies, Facebook, YouTube and many others. Scott is also a founder of a hyper-local mobile targeting and marketing company for social commerce sites such as Groupon and Living Social. He remains active in the mobile ad industry as an advisor to a top 10 global mobile ad network.
He has a permanent tan from his love of training for triathlons and taking his hyper energetic dog on long treks. He dislikes really cold weather unless it is accompanied by skis and snowboards attached to his boots.
Scott is fluent in Mandarin, received his BA from The University of Texas, Austin and a “bachelor of life” degree from living in over 9 countries from childhood through his working career.
Shawn Pouliotte, Vice President of Product Management
Shawn heads up the product management team at Yasmo. With 20 years experience in mobile, mobile applications, and IT infrastructure, Shawn has lead numerous product management teams for start-ups and public companies.
Before joining Yasmo, Shawn was Vice President, Product Management and Operations for a mobile social media and social gaming vendor driving their offering to the top 50 mobile destinations worldwide. Prior to that, Shawn ran product management for fixed line and mobile voice infrastructure vendors managing products that were deployed in most major voice operators around the world.
When not pounding the keyboard for Yasmo, Shawn proudly claims he is completely clueless on any major sport but enjoys an odd mix of Motorcycle racing, electric guitar, and Thai Boxing.
Born in the Great White North, Shawn holds an Engineering degree from Carleton University.