Ted Livingston is the founder and CEO of Kik. Founded in 2009, Kik is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, and has raised $120.5 million from investors including Tencent and Union Square Ventures. Ted maintains an active interest in the University of Waterloo’s Velocity Fund, a startup accelerator he conceived of and first funded. He was also named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People In Business in 2017.
Peter is the chief financial officer and chief operating officer at Kik. He is leading compliance for the token sale and development of the corporate structure for Kin and the Kin Foundation. Before joining Kik, Peter spent more than 20 years leading finance, operations and strategy for both established and startup companies in the media, technology and transportation sectors. Peter lives in Ontario.
Eran is the chief product officer at Kik. Prior to joining Kik, he was the VP Products at Rounds, an Israeli-based communications company that joined with Kik in the beginning of 2017. Eran brings startup and academic research experience to Kik where he oversees product process, lifecycle and strategy. Eran is now at the final stages of completing his PhD from the Hebrew University’s School of Business Administration. He previously held senior positions at Hola and Kampyle (acquired by Medallia).
Dany Fishel is the president of Kik Israel following the acquisition of Rounds, an Israeli-based communications company he cofounded and ran as CEO. Prior to Rounds, Dany was the cofounder of Kwakwa, a strategic web consulting firm. Dany also managed contextual and behavioral advertising for 888 Holdings, one of the world’s most popular online gaming entertainment companies, which generated tens of millions of dollars in yearly revenue. Dany is a decorated army sergeant, having commanded an elite paratroopers’ unit in the Israel Defense Forces. He lives in Tel Aviv.
Alim is the chief people officer and chief compliance officer at Kik. He’s responsible for global HR strategies to attract, develop and retain a talented team as well as overseeing user safety, privacy, and compliance programs for Kin. Alim has over 20 years of leadership experience in scaling companies globally through best-in-class people and culture strategies and building high-performance teams. Before joining Kik, Alim held senior executive positions at TD Bank Group, Citigroup and KPMG International.