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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

Head of Growth & Content Strategy

James Patrick

James has lead Unreel’s growth and content strategy efforts since 2015 – generating over 8 million installs on OTT platforms. His experience with inbound marketing, the video streaming ecosystem and digital content strategy allows him to effectively execute on audience acquisition initiatives for Unreel and their partners.


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.

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.

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.

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