The Shoplinkz Team
Jonathan Stephens, Co-Founder & CEO
Jonathan was most recently the Designer, Creative Director and CEO of TIMEBANDITS, a line of retro sweatband watches, urban vinyl toys, and comics. Prior to launching TIMEBANDITS, Jonathan worked as a photographer on the hit television series “The X-Files” for 20th Century Fox. He graduated from the USC School of Cinema-Television.
Jess Shanahan, Co-Founder / Community & Social Media
Jess is a full time blogger, freelance journalist and social media manager. She manages the Shoplinkz community and is the director of Jet Social, an agency providing marketing services to businesses and charities. Jess can often be found out and about taking photos, tapping away on her iPad and eating out with gorgeous, stylish people. She loves Formula One, shoes, writing, road trips, and things that scare her.
Voloshin Ruslan, CTO
Ruslan comes from an experienced background with former positions at Comodo Group, OnApp, and the government. He has over 13 years of developing software products of varying complexity including hosting management systems, billing systems, and cloud computing platforms.
Takuei Terao, VP Japan
Takuei has spent 7 years in Los Angeles as a top fashion wholesale / retail distributor for major brands in the U.S. and Japan. His vast experience in distribution and marketing U.S. brands in Japan has led to successful brand launches that have secured celebrity endorsements and placement in thousands of retailers including top department stores and high end boutiques. Takuei continues to work as a consultant on distribution rights, launching brands, and executing PR campaigns in the U.S., Japan, and Asia.
Rob Austin, Advisor
Rob has spent over 15 years working with blue chip Fortune 500 companies such as The Walt Disney Company and Johnson and Johnson. His specific focus is in strategic business development and opening new markets/segments. He graduated from the USC Marshall School of Business.