About Us

The Samesurf team has been pioneering modern cobrowse technology since 2009.

K. David Pirnazar

Co-Founder/CEO

David Pirnazar is Samesurf’s Co-Founder and CEO with ultimate responsibility for managing all aspects of the Company's development and business pursuits. Prior to co-founding Samesurf, he served as the Founder and President of Epic Vids, Inc., an interactive publisher that developed video games with partnered publishers and development studios in the interactive gaming space. In the console arena, David conceived and executive produced console and mobile games such as Fear and Respect for Midway Games and Warner Brothers Interactive (PlayStation 3, XBOX 360, PC, Handheld and Mobile) and Empire Tested for Nike. Within this role, he served as an early entrant into the mobile apps space and was among the first to include in-world ads and product placements within interactive products.

Within the mobile apps space, David co-founded Zen Interactive, LLC, a wireless game and app publisher. He started Zen with the founder of USC’s Video Game Program and the president of a wireless game and application development studio named Blue Label Interactive. At Zen, David developed wireless games, apps and related digital products that incorporated readily identifiable brands such as entertainment and sports personalities. Zen entered into numerous license agreements with prominent partners such as Viacom to develop a slew of mobile game properties. The company was sold to the remaining principals of Blue Label in conjunction with the sale of Blue Label to Konami (NYSE: KNM) in June of 2006.

Adam Flaherty

Co-Founder/CTO

Adam Flaherty is Samesurf’s Chief Technology Officer with primary responsibility for all development activities related to the Company's offerings. His expertise lies in the development of web applications and their server side implementations. With regard to specific technology platforms, Adam has extensive experience with C/C++, Objective C, Cocoa, C#, Open GL, Open AL, Java, J2EE, VB.NET, Adobe Flex, PHP, Perl, Javascript, XML/XSD, Ajax, Linux, Unix, Z/OS, Mac OS X, Windows, Oracle, DB2, MySQL, Apache, Nginx, IIS and Tomcat. Prior to joining Samesurf, he was Development Manager at Liz Earle UK (acquired by Avon - NYSE: AVP) where he managed two development teams comprising of 14 developers and design specialists. Prior to Liz Earle, Adam held high level development and managerial roles at Integritie and The Met Office in the United Kingdom.

Tyler Tarr

Chief Financial Officer

Tyler Tarr is Samesurf’s Chief Financial Officer with primary responsibility for the development of its financial plans and monetization pursuits. Tyler brings extensive financial and operational experience in a wide array of environments ranging from early stage high technology companies to large multinational manufacturing enterprises. He formerly held senior financial and operational positions at a variety of companies including Brilliant Digital Entertainment (a publicly traded content distribution and peer-to-peer technology company), Astro Business Solutions, Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canon USA), Packard Bell NEC Electronics, Inc. and EMI Music Worldwide.

During his career, Tyler has been involved in the analysis, structuring and negotiation of secured financing transactions aggregating over $1.5 billion. He also successfully helped design, negotiate and implement the integration of several acquisitions, including the acquisition of SBK Records and Chrysalis Records while at EMI Music, the acquisition of Zenith Data Systems and the North American PC operation of NEC while at Packard Bell. Tyler has also provided mergers and acquisitions advisory services to middle market clients. Representative transactions include the purchase and subsequent sale of NEC's European PC operations to Acer and the take private of InFocus, a projector company with sales in excess of $200 million. He is a Certified Public Accountant formerly employed with the leading accounting firms Arthur Andersen, LLC and Coopers & Lybrand, LLC.

Farzin Aghaipour

VP of Business Development

Farzin Aghaipour is Samesurf’s Vice President of Business Development with responsibility for originating partnerships with publishers and prospective clients with an initial focus on companies in the travel and hospitality industries. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Vice President of Acquisitions and Chief Operating Officer for Santa Monica Hotel Management, an owner and developer of several properties including the Huntley Hotel Santa Monica Beach. Farzin currently sits on the Board of Directors of Transom Capital. He earned his BA degree in political science from the University of California at Los Angeles and holds a Masters in Real Estate Development (MRED) from the University of Southern California.

Josh Sekuler

Director of Marketing

Josh Sekuler is Samesurf’s Director of Marketing. He spearheads all B2B, B2C, customer retention, brand development and digital marketing initiatives within Samesurf. Prior to joining Samesurf, Josh was the Retention Marketing Manager for Parkview Credit (the 2nd largest credit repair and monitoring agency in the US). As Marketing Administrator at AMH he was tasked with the optimization of American Homes 4 Rent’s digital marketing operations following their $3.7 Billion IPO (AMH). He earned his BA in Communication from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2010.

Caroline Judy

Lead Solution Engineer

Caroline Judy is Samesurf’s Lead Solution Engineer and Chief of Staff with responsibility for originating and forging key partnerships with top Fortune 500 companies in the Automotive, Health and Banking industries. Prior to joining the Company, she was the right hand to Jesse Draper, Founding Partner at Halogen Ventures where she managed Halogen's deal database and led Investor Relations. She formerly was the 3rd employee at Comparably (acquired by Zoom Info) where she produced LA and Seattle's Largest Tech Job Fair, a marketing vehicle for Comparably, and developed key strategic relationships with over 400+ companies (Fortune 500) for Comparably's Employer Brand SAS product. Caroline received her BA from University of Hawai'i at Manoa and is an active Fundraising Volunteer at Saving Innocence in Los Angeles.

Advisors

Jennifer Prince

Chief Commercial Officer

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Andrew Macey

VP and BU Head

Benjamin Nazarian

Executive Chairman/Co-Founder

Joe Popolo

Former CEO

Larry Russ

Managing Partner

Kristin Luck

Founder