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TEAMJason Katz, Founder and CEO

Jason founded Paltalk™ in 1998 based on a need for better video and voice communications over the Internet. Jason has over 15 years of general management experience. Prior to Paltalk™, Jason was a Principal in Roxann Management Corp, a real estate investment business, where he managed networking and information systems. Jason was previously the co-founder of MJ Capital, a commodity-trading advisor and money management firm. He received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the New York University Law School. 

Paltalk ID: JKatz (paltalk)

Robert Lee, President and COO

Bob joined Paltalk™ with over 12 years of general management and marketing experience. Most recently, he was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Lucent New Ventures Group. At Lucent he was the CEO of Proxymate, a venture that was sold to CMGI. Prior to Lucent, he was the founder and CEO of Zing.com, the leading photo community on the web. Earlier in his career, he was a Case Leader with the Boston Consulting Group and an Associate with A.T. Kearney. He received a BA in Economics and Sociology from Brown and a M.S. in Management from MIT Sloan School. 

Paltalk ID:Bob2000 

John Silberstein, Executive Vice President and General Counsel

John previously was general counsel to The Mendik Company, which was the largest privately-owned owner/manager of Class A commercial office buildings in the New York metropolitan region. Prior to Mendik, John was a real estate attorney at the New York office of the law firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. John earned a JD degree from New York University School of Law (1986) and a BA from Brown University (1982). 

Paltalk ID: john

Perry Scherer, Chief Technology Officer

Perry leads the technical team with 18 years of commercial software development experience. Perry has worked at Credit Suisse First Boston, Morgan Stanley and ARCO Alaska. Perry is a leading expert in C, C++, Java, GUI development and has published in Dr. Dobbs Journal, a computer programmers’ publication. His publication topics include “Simplifying C++ GUI Development”. Perry has a patent pending for a “Genetic algorithm Approach for Heterogeneous Dependent Pressure Solutions”. He received a B.S. in Mathematics from University of Minnesota. 

Paltalk ID: perryS

Mario Lattanzio, Director of Development 

Mario manages the server side development and has over 20 years of software development experience. Mario has most recently worked for Credit Suisse First Boston developing Java based client/server applications. Mario also brings extensive experience in SQL, CORBA, RMI, TCP communications and graphic design . He received a BS in Computer Science from SUNY Stony Brook. 

Paltalk ID: vexxler

Nancy Lieberman, Director of Business Development

Nancy concentrates on developing strategic alliances at Paltalk. She has experience in consumer package goods marketing and new product development. Her previous work experience includes product management in the chocolate division at NESTLE USA. Prior to coming to Paltalk, she was in project management for Motif Designs, a wallpaper and textile company. Most recently, she was a search consultant in the new media and marketing division at Koren, Rogers and Dowd. She received a BA in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Marketing from Columbia University.

Paltalk ID: nancy193