Our Team

The first 88 Praise Pals are the founders of the community. Jesse is the sole founder of Praise Token, Inc. (the umbrella company behind the Pals) and works 24/7 on the project. Everyone else is a contributing member of the community, and many are doing significant work. (Partnerships, technical infrastructure, community growth, branding, design, etc.) This is because our early community understands that owning a Pal is like owning equity in our company—and they believe the company will succeed. Here are some of the founding Pals.

Jesse Tevelow

Founder and Creator of Praise. He is a serial entrepreneur (3rd company), 3-time bestselling author, and an international speaker. His first company was a social-game studio that has generated $100M in digital currency sales since 2009.

James Sommerville

Formerly Global VP of Design for Coca-Cola. Currently Founder of KnownUnknown, the world’s first decentralized design community working with Fortune 100 brands on brand design assignments and NFTs—leveraging their utility token ($KUDOS).

Tal Navarro

Founder and Owner of the Social-Lady marketing agency. Forbes 40 Under 40 award-winning influencer & community-builder. Established the first-ever college for social media in Israel. Tal works with multiple brands and Web3 projects to improve their online presence and community-building.

David Bianchi

Award-Winning Actor / Filmmaker / Poet and Celebrated NFT Artist. Bianchi is the creator of Spinema™ Cinematic Spoken Word Films. His vision is to change the world through poetic-cinematic experiences on the blockchain. David’s art is centered around socially conscious issues. He has donated tens of thousands of dollars to non-profit organizations and continues to support Web3 artists around the globe.

Tim James

Music producer and Co-Founder of RockMafia. Multiple platinum records with household names like Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Zedd, John Legend, Ariana Grande, and more.

Mona Halem

Mona is adding value to the Praise founding team through her remarkable network of celebrities and thought-leaders. She frequently hosts parties with NBA players and other A-List celebs in Toronto and LA. Owning one of the hottest bars in Toronto also helps!

Jay Rosenzweig

Jay Rosenzweig, the founder of Rosenzweig & Company, is an expert in designing, building, and attracting world-class teams. He is an investor and advisor to dozens of high-profile tech businesses and a long-standing advocate for human rights around the globe. Rosenzweig has been internationally recognized for the Annual Rosenzweig Report on equality, which he has published for the past 17 years. The report has received endorsements and contributions from a wide range of influencers including Justin Trudeau, Alyssa Milano, Sheryl Sandberg, Deepak Chopra, Van Jones, Zainab Salbi, Mark Cuban, and many others. 

Swan Sit

Forbes dubbed “Queen of Clubhouse,” Independent Board Director, Advisor, Speaker. Swan Sit is a consultant specializing in digital, marketing and strategy. An expert on digital transformation, she has built a universal platform that works across legacy companies and startups alike, and is known for her cross-functional financial impact. She is currently an Independent Board Director at Edgewell (NYSE: EPC), Novabay (NYSE: NBY) and Far Niente, and an Operating Partner at AF Ventures.

Jim Jordan

Jim Jordan is a celebrity fashion photographer, director, model scout, and serial entrepreneur. Known as a stunning visual storyteller with a passion for helping others, Jordan is a New York Times Bestselling Author and has won countless photography awards for his work. His shoots include projects with Leonardo DiCaprio, Zendaya, and the Kardashians; magazine covers for Vogue and Vanity Fair. He has also directed advertising and commercial campaigns for Mercedes Benz, Warner Brothers, J.Crew, and many more. His newest venture, White Cross Worldwide, is ushering major fashion brands, musicians, sports figures, and film/television networks into the metaverse.

Josh Kriger

Co-Producer of NFTLA. Co-Producer of Edge of NFT Podcast. Explorer | Futurist | Multiple-Company Founder

Alicia Corven

Alicia is a five-time Emmy award-winning producer and multi-hyphenate. She was formerly Executive Producer of Worldwide Events at Apple. Prior to that, she was the VP of Creative Ops & Production at Showtime. Alicia brings 20+ years of storytelling through print, video, audio, and live event production. She is a powerhouse in the world of content and events. 

Mike Rowan

Founder and Managing Partner of HiveHatch Fund. Angel Investor in Praise. Previously worked at SendGrid, which IPO'ed and then got acquired by Twilio for $3 Billion.

Reeve Collins

Co-founder of Tether, the first stablecoin. Founder of BLOCKv, SmartMedia Technologies. Ushering in the future via NFTs and the Metaverse

And many more...

The 88 Pals will be introduced and revealed over time.