Meet The Team

Gil Sperling Gil Sperling Co-founder and CTO
Gil Sperling Co-founder and CTO Co-founder and CTO of Popimedia, Gil is an entrepreneur, VC and passionate about tech. Full Profile
Daniel Levy Daniel Levy Co-founder and CEO
Daniel Levy Co-founder and CEO Daniel Levy is first an entrepreneur, second CEO of Popimedia, and somewhere down the list, a lawyer. For Levy, entrepreneurship means being a problem solver and a visionary. In his own business, this encompasses technology-based social media solutions that address clients’ immediate needs, and create long-term commercial value. Full Profile
Matan Atias Matan Atias Client Partner (Global)
Matan Atias Client Partner (Global) Ad-tech partner and general enthusiast of design, ad-tech, performance marketing, Liverpool and lifelong learning. Matan is a key part of our sales team and often presents on aspects of direct response and performance on digital media in the industry Full Profile
Craig Wight Craig Wight Client Partner, Director
Craig Wight Client Partner, Director Craig is our Sales Director. Craig helps drive sales strategy and leads for the business. A passionate mountain biker, Craig also love new digital concepts, his girlfriend Debs and son Jayden. Full Profile
Greg Bailie Greg Bailie Client Partner
Greg Bailie Client Partner Greg is another crucial part of our sales team. With strong experience in agency relationships, Greg focuses on agency relations. Greg is a family man and when not with his wife and son, can be found playing golf Full Profile
Lauren Airey Lauren Airey Client Partner
Lauren Airey Client Partner Lauren is the gorgeous blonde, the only one, in the sales team. Lauren knows her stuff and has been working with leveraging brand awareness and online performance for the past couple of years Full Profile
Nicci Sanders Nicci Sanders Client Partner
Nicci Sanders Client Partner Nicola (Nicci) Sanders is part of the sales team at Popimedia. She is passionate about building relationships between agency & client direct and comes from a background in pharmaceuticals & TV. Nicci is driven, chilli obsessed and all about energy. Full Profile
Lisa Steingold Lisa Steingold Marketing & Communications
Lisa Steingold Marketing & Communications Lisa heads up Marketing and Communications at Popimedia. She’s responsible for PR, the Ad-tech Academy, comms, lead generation and ensuring ROI in marketing spend. She’s a passionate cyclist, people enthusiast and behaviour change specialist Full Profile
Gereshan Govender Gereshan Govender Head of Campaign Management
Gereshan Govender Head of Campaign Management Gereshan or “G” as we call him is another of our 3 campaign managers. He’s second on the table tennis league so watch out if he asks you for a game. He’s also recently married; sorry gals Full Profile
Pippa Hamilton Pippa Hamilton Reporting Manager
Pippa Hamilton Reporting Manager Pippa is serious about reporting! She’s our reporting manager and has a love for stats and efficiency! Please do NOT ask Pippa directly for a report; rather drop a mail to Natascha or our account manager Full Profile
Natasha Courtney Natasha Courtney Business Analyst
Natasha Courtney Business Analyst Natasha or “Tash” as we call her, is both mom and head of media which essentially means she’s responsible for loading of IO’s and revenue tracking. She knows what’s happening with clients and campaigns across the business Full Profile
Vanessa Clarke Vanessa Clarke Head of Client Success
Vanessa Clarke Head of Client Success Vanessa Clarke is one part of the incredible duo in reporting. Vanessa is a talented mix of analytics and creativity. We’ve only ever seen V smiling; she’s just that awesome. Full Profile
Loren Carrico Loren Carrico Financial Manager
Loren Carrico Financial Manager Loren is our financial manager works with Resources in financial reporting and processing. Loren is passionate about family and salads from Rocket Express! Full Profile
Ettienne Mans Ettienne Mans Business Analyst
Ettienne Mans Business Analyst Ettienne heads up the development team for Popimedia. A business analyst by training, Ettienne also has a great sense of humour Full Profile
Chibunda Mbagwu Chibunda Mbagwu Senior Software Developer
Chibunda Mbagwu Senior Software Developer Chib is the senior software developer for Popimedia. He may be quiet but he’s not short on intelligence. Chib is doing his MBA through UCT business school and also reads books on philosophy in his spare time. He’s also responsible for the LeadSMART CRM integration on meedee8 Full Profile
Celeste Jacobs Celeste Jacobs Executive Personal Assistant
Celeste Jacobs Executive Personal Assistant Celeste is PA come operations extraordinaire for Daniel, Ryan and Gil. You don’t want to mess with Cel as she knows people who could have you taken out in a second. If you want to know anything about anything, ask Cel. She’s also mom to two, wife and friend to many Full Profile
Malandiswe Mbatha Malandiswe Mbatha Design/Brand Communicator
Malandiswe Mbatha Design/Brand Communicator Mala is our very own design whizz kid and brand communicator. She may be young but her creative talent spans well beyond her years. She believes in the value of hardwork, allowing for growth and becoming the best you can be thus her enthusiasm in learning, growing & thriving in whatever she does Full Profile
Tamlyn Bischofberger Tamlyn Bischofberger Head of Media Operations
Tamlyn Bischofberger Head of Media Operations Tamlyn heads up Operations and has a strong background in Logistics and Finance. Tamlyn is passionate about family, the environment and of course animals. Full Profile
Joanne Sacks Joanne Sacks Media Campaign Manager
Joanne Sacks Media Campaign Manager Joanne is one of the 3 campaign managers and the youngest member of the team. She’s passionate about learning as much as she can about Social Media and the Digital marketing industry. Jo loves to play tennis and in her spare time you can always catch her in bed catching up on series. Full Profile
Katya Cook Katya Cook Marketing Assistant
Katya Cook Marketing Assistant Katya works as Marketing Assistant and helps Lisa with all the nitty- gritty parts marketing and comms. She is currently completing her Masters Degree at Wits in Sociolinguistics. Katya is always keen to have a laugh, watch live music and is a bit of a travel bug. Full Profile
Boitumelo Mokoena Boitumelo Mokoena Client Success Manager
Boitumelo Mokoena Client Success Manager Boitumelo is part of the Client Success team.
She’s up for any challenge and recently become our reporting guru!
She’s a social butterfly yet knows when to prioritise.
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Jason Rahme Jason Rahme Media Campaign Manager
Jason Rahme Media Campaign Manager Jason is one of the campaign managers at Popimedia. He is always eager to learn and work hard to find the best way to meet and exceed client expectations. He loves outdoor activities, binge watching movies and series, and is always up for a cold one with the boys. Full Profile
Nikki Melless Nikki Melless Client Partner
Nikki Melless Client Partner Nicola (Nikki with a K) comes from the marketing side of things and knows just why brands should be on social. She is an avid rugby supporter, a music lover and is slightly obsessed with gifs. Full Profile
Priscilla Naidoo Priscilla Naidoo Finance Assistant
Priscilla Naidoo Finance Assistant Former Finance at the JSE, Priscilla is now Loren’s ‘right hand lady’. She believes in following protocol and being realistic. Priscilla enjoys reading, water sports and being outdoors. Full Profile
Frans Segooa Frans Segooa QA Tester
Frans Segooa QA Tester Frans is not only a QA tester but also a retired DJ.
He’s keeps quiet because he’s to busy looking for bugs!
Frans aims to obtain a position of responsibilities that utilizes his skills and experience.
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Gersh Thomas Gersh Thomas Senior Media Campaign Manager
Gersh Thomas Senior Media Campaign Manager Gersh can analyse complex data sets, understand style sheets, calculate ROI’s, cook a mean Potjie and still change a nappy all before breakfast. He’s 1 part digital ninja, 1 part dragon whisperer, 1 part unicorn trainer, 2 parts dreamer and 3 parts achiever. Just too many parts to this complex being. Full Profile
Jude Rodrigues Senior Software Developer
Jude Rodrigues Senior Software Developer Jude is a Senior Software Developer for Popimedia. He is passionate about technology and loves coding; in fact he dreams about it all the time! In his spare time, he plays action cricket and PlayStation. Full Profile