Unreel's team Is a group of ardent entrepreneurs passionate about video. We truly are a family; we work together, we play together, and sometimes it's hard to tell the difference. Working here is, dare we say it, Unreel.


Dan Goikhman

Prior to Unreel Dan co-founded and scaled several pioneering advertising companies starting from the back of a napkin through to an exit. On weekends he has been known to work nightclubs spinning the best of 90’s hip hop under his alter ego DJ Grandmasta G.


Krish Arvapally

Krish heads up all development and technology strategy for the company. He previously was CTO at several startups including Mojiva & Moceanmobile where he managed a team of over 70 engineers and architected ad platforms that managed over 100 billion ads/mo. For fun – he goes hiking over weekends to ‘get away’ and a can’t get enough of hotpot and soup dumplings!


Ryan James

Ryan is the creative backbone for Unreel, driving UX and design across product and marketing. For 10 years he has directed media products and design initiatives from TV commercials and brand kits to websites and interactive video platforms. Ryan has an MBA in design strategy and cofounded creative agency Focus 4 Design and social video platform Graffidi inc. Someday Ryan plans to snowboard with penguins in Antartica while adorning a full tuxedo.


Akshay Arvapally

Akshay brings a wealth of experience from various startups like muzik,, and Dandelion. At Unreel he leads Product for the Web, Mobile, and various other initiatives. As much as he loves finding the best videos on Unreel, he is quite a chocolate connoisseur, known to consume five pound chocolate bars, often in one sitting.

Lead Software Engineer

Calvin Shi

Calvin is a developer with a degree in physics and a background in financial tech working for Bloomberg. He brings his unique perspective of logical pragmatism and the-customer-is-king mentality to bear at Unreel as lead software engineer. When he is not locked up coding away in the basement, Calvin can be found out on the courts getting his tennis on.

Growth Hacker

James Patrick

James leads Unreel’s growth efforts. He has a focus on acquiring users through creative strategic initiatives. His knowledge of inbound digital marketing, viral campaigns and social media allows him to effectively manage Unreel’s growth, pushing it up and to the right, Hockey stick style. When James is not hacking growth for Unreel he volunteer coaches a youth baseball team of orphaned, blind, diabetic puppies.


Harry Poloner

Harry comes to Unreel with a wealth of knowledge in the digital video space from his past experiences as a senior level employee of Maker, Songs Music Publishing, Reservoir Media Management and as the founder of OnRamp Digital.  Equipped with a deep understanding of the current online video ecosystem, Harry provides strategic direction and utilizes his established connections to further Unreel’s business development.  When Harry is not drawing Unreel’s path to world domination he practices tap dancing with hopes of some day going pro.

Creator Success Manager

Laura Johansen

Laura serves as Unreel’s ambassador with clients.  Her experience managing the accounts of major partners for Sony and Disney/ABC International television as well as a degree in film production, allows her to effectively communicate and connect with clients.  Laura is also a singer/voice actor and rocked out in a progressive rock band for many years before becoming a rockstar for Unreel.

Product Designer

George Merchan

With a multi-faceted background that includes film and video production, photography, and writing, George brings a creative jack-of-all-trades sensibility to Unreel’s Design team, with responsibilities ranging from visual and interaction design to product branding and marketing.  Rumor has it, he might actually be Batman.

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