Team BKW: Led by a Former Venture-Backed CEO and a Former Public Radio Journalist

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Barak Kassar
Co-Founder, Partner

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Barak is the BK in BKW. Prior to co-founding BKW with his wife and business/creative partner, Barak founded Rassak Experience which merged into BKW. Before Rassak, he founded and served as CEO of INBOXTV, a pioneering online video entertainment company, was VP Marketing and Business Development for CHOW.com (acquired by CNET/CBS); Senior Marketing Manager at Wink Communications (acquired by Liberty Media) and Marketing Manager at Ferris Research, an email technology research firm.

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Kristin Wiederholt
Co-Founder, Partner

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Kristin is the KW in BKW. Prior to co-founding BKW, Kristin spent the better part of a decade as a producer and reporter for KQED FM—the United States’ largest public radio affiliate From there she filed stories for NPR and radio networks around the world. Kristin is fluent in Spanish and German. She serves on the board of Peninsula Food Runners a volunteer organization dedicated to alleviating hunger in the San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

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Emer Kelly
Customer Lead & Creative Strategist

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Emer is a digital marketer and graphic designer from Dublin, Ireland.  She emigrated to the USA in 2012, and refuses to leave. In less than three years she has sneakily lost most of her accent, and is happily living it up in St. Pete, FL. Her name is pronounced Ee-mer. It is a very common name in Ireland but unheard of in the USA. […]

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Sven Wiederholt
Videographer, Photographer

Sven Wiederholt is a commercial photographer and videographer. He has worked for Clorox, Quaker Oats, Sprint, Microsoft and many others. He is a renaissance man beyond belief… besides his photos and videos, he is reviving an historic family brand of beer and created the truly gorgeous line of OW Socks.

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Amy Yoshitsu
Designer

Amy Yoshitsu is an artist currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She investigates infrastructure’s relationship to the needs and habits of the individual as it serves and contorts to the agreements made within the many. Labor and manufacturing, post-consumption and waste – realms that exemplify the tension between systems of power versus singular […]

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Adrian Bonifacio
Designer, Print Producer

Adrian is a graphic designer based in the beautiful city of San Francisco which also is his hometown.

He enjoys creating visuals whether its taking a photo or creating an interface. His goal is to help deliver products that will not only solve a problem…but the right problem. Adrian believes good design equates to increased ROI, revenue and sales which ultimately leads to the success of a company.

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Dan Hirons
Video Editor

Dan is a video editor, producer, and motion designer. Since 2004, he has been working with ad agencies, production houses and clients on a variety of commercial campaigns and videos for traditional and new media. Editing, shooting, producing, concepting, directing, designing, animating, dvd authoring, project managing, and problem solving are all things Dan enjoys.

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Kathryn Warren
Illustrator

Kathryn is a designer and illustrator working in Los Angeles and New York. Formerly an advertising art director, she loves creating new brands for awesome ideas and products. She earned her B.F.A. from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena with honors. Check Kathryn out on Instagram.

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Colleen Weems
Social Media Strategist, Brand Journalist

Colleen is a social media strategist, writer, editor, blogger, and avid list-maker. She has nearly 20 years of professional experience across a number of industries including public relations, non-profits, communications, government, and tech. Colleen has a degree in print journalism from the University of Southern California, and lives in the East Bay Area with her […]

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Walt Morton
Director

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Walt Morton has twenty years experience as a creative director specializing in brand launches and new products. Walt is an artist, writer, and technologist. He has installed unix server clusters and is a traditional oil painter. He has written copy for some of the most prominent brands on Earth. One of the first web designers […]

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