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VentureBeat: CommonSense Robotics announces ‘world’s first’ underground micro-fulfillment center
VentureBeat: CommonSense Robotics announces ‘world’s first’ underground micro-fulfillment center
Techcrunch: What it’s like to drive a car while it’s being hacked
Techcrunch: What it’s like to drive a car while it’s being hacked
BBC News: Iceland expands food delivery by drone in Reykjavik
BBC News: Iceland expands food delivery by drone in Reykjavik
VentureBeat: Voom targets escooter boom with on-demand insurance for per-trip coverage
VentureBeat: Voom targets escooter boom with on-demand insurance for per-trip coverage
CNBC: Lemonade tries to disrupt traditional insurers
CNBC: Lemonade tries to disrupt traditional insurers
VentureBeat: Trigo Vision partners with Israel supermarket chain for 272 cashierless stores
VentureBeat: Trigo Vision partners with Israel supermarket chain for 272 cashierless stores
CNBC: How AI and behavioral data can make searches smarter
CNBC: How AI and behavioral data can make searches smarter
Business Insider: A Superbowl Advertiser Tells Us Why The Big Game is Worth Every Penny
Business Insider: A Superbowl Advertiser Tells Us Why The Big Game is Worth Every Penny
Financial Times: Why Israel leads the world in computer vision
Financial Times: Why Israel leads the world in computer vision
Wall Street Journal: Car’s Data Transmitter Can Be Hacked to Take Control, Firm Says
Wall Street Journal: Car’s Data Transmitter Can Be Hacked to Take Control, Firm Says
CNN: Israel's success in the tech sector
CNN: Israel's success in the tech sector
Forbes: After Stock Soars 54%, Sapiens CEO Expects Acquisitions To Help Boost Growth
Forbes: After Stock Soars 54%, Sapiens CEO Expects Acquisitions To Help Boost Growth
CNN: A North Dakota golf course is dropping burgers from a drone
CNN: A North Dakota golf course is dropping burgers from a drone
The Wall Street Journal: Bond Investors Get New Tools to Speed Up Trading
The Wall Street Journal: Bond Investors Get New Tools to Speed Up Trading
Reuters: Israeli-developed device aims to replace many doctors' visits
Reuters: Israeli-developed device aims to replace many doctors' visits
Yahoo! Finance: Study shows most millennials have their parents help them financially
Yahoo! Finance: Study shows most millennials have their parents help them financially
Fast Company: Can This Home Medical Kit Save You From Constant Doctor Visits?
Fast Company: Can This Home Medical Kit Save You From Constant Doctor Visits?

MEET OUR TEAM
Mike Bargman

Mike Bargman

Prior to co-founding Headline Media, Mike worked with over 20 UN Agencies, provided communication consulting to numerous Israeli government ministries and lectured at the IDC School of Government.  Along with being an avid golfer, Mike is a former All American handball player, something he often brings up to his colleagues, clients, and anyone else who will listen.


Daphne Algom

Daphne Algom

Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Daphne was an award-winning journalist for the likes of CNN and ABC before co-founding Headline Media. With degrees in political science, journalism, and Middle Eastern history, all doors were open – but not one to shy away from a challenge, she pivoted to tech. Makes perfect sense, as Daphne readily admits to a borderline religious belief that restarting is the solution to 100% of technical problems.  In spite of it all, she went on to co-create an incredible tech PR firm and was included on Business Insider’s 50 Best PR People In Tech.


Jon Elkins

Jon Elkins

Before co-founding Headline Media with Daphne and Mike, Jon covered Israeli business, tech, and politics during his decades-long career as a TV anchorman, reporter, and producer. Despite his measured exterior, Jon is a devotee of the written word and beyond. He learned to read the Code of Hammurabi in its original Akkadian, played bass and blues harp in an R&B band, and is an avid Ultimate Frisbee, tennis, and basketball player. He's still revising his novel about unlikely love set in the background of a chaotic Middle East.

Aaron Kliner

Aaron Kliner

Aaron hails cheerfully from Glasgow, Scotland. A veteran Headline Media employee, Aaron graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Politics and Parliamentary Studies. He then proceeded to intern at the U.S. Congress for six months, where he once shared an elevator with Hillary Clinton - and regretfully pitched her nothing at all.  Aaron plays the accordion (albeit not as much as he'd like to these days), and he and his wife Sigal have 3 kids, a dog named Tutti and a cat called Frutti.


Leora Katz

Leora Katz

Roaring out of East Brunswick, NJ, Leora came to Headline Media immediately after completing her MA at IDC Herzliya in international diplomacy. Despite originally planning to become the real-world embodiment of West Wing's Nancy McNally, Leora has found her home in the PR world. Little known stupendous fact: Leora has been collecting snow globes since the age of six, and they now number in the hundreds. She also reads an average of one book every week.  

Margalit Benizri-Shweky

Margalit Benizri-Shweky

Margalit is our beloved office manager and probably the most authentically Israeli person here - in all the best ways. When she's not handling logistics or patiently explaining Israeli taxes to someone for the 20th time, Margalit moonlights as a post-partum doula and hosts baby massage classes at her home. She lives with her husband and three children.  

Justine Rosin

Justine Rosin

Justine was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, but currently identifies as a native Tel Avivian - of which we are completely supportive. An amateur painter, she got her degree in fine arts from University of the Witwatersrand (insert Hogwarts joke here), and after developing a strong resume in the Israeli startup scene doing social media and content, she discovered her true passion for PR and came to Headline Media. She, of course, misses her gorgeous Labrador, Harley, and her pet lion, Simba.  


Raanan Loew

Raanan Loew

A Chicago native, Raanan served as the international press contact for the Air Force after earning his MA in international relations from Bar-Ilan University. This experience opened his eyes to the world of professional communications, after which he began working here at Headline Media. Raanan's hobbies include hiking, baking, tinkering with broken stuff, and having twins.  


Sarah Small

Sarah Small

"Smalls" hails from New York City and studied at Tufts University. She worked in PR before moving to Israel, hated it, swore never to return, then started working at Headline Media, whereupon all her previously conceived notions flew out the window. Sarah is a secret crossword puzzle freak and a proud co-parent of our official office mascot - Riff Raff the Beta Fish, a role she describes as "sometimes overwhelming, sure, but deeply fulfilling."

Allison Grey

Allison Grey

Originally from Los Angeles, Allison holds a BA in political science from UC Berkeley and an MA in political communications from The Hebrew University. Between degrees, she also served as an international media spokesperson for the Air Force. Allie has a love of both musicals and true crime documentaries, and isn't sure if there may be a psychological correlation between the two. Allie's great-grandfather was a WWI British army fighter pilot who, according to family lore, helped shoot down the Red Baron.


Garrett Krivicich

Garrett Krivicich

A Turkish politics aficionado, onetime geopolitical risk consultant, and yoga enthusiast, Garrett grew up in South Florida, earning a BA in political science at Florida Atlantic University. His desire to better understand the world and how an idea in a small sliver of the globe can move mountains brought him to Israel. When he’s not indulging his love for early 2000s pop punk, Garrett is probably binge-watching episodes of Shark Tank and Judge Judy.

Gavriella Kaplan Weinreb

Gavriella Kaplan Weinreb

Originally from Robbinsville, New Jersey, Gavriella graduated from Vassar College with a BA in neuroscience and behavior, and is currently studying for an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Bar Ilan University. Though she’d originally planned to apply her science wizardry as a surgeon, the medical world’s loss became the media and tech world’s gain. Before joining Headline, Gavriella worked at the Jerusalem Post and at a cybersecurity company. A competitive soccer player for 17 years, she’s also partial to letting loose by dancing around her apartment with her husband in their Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan adult onesies.

Tamara Raynor-Cote

Tamara Raynor-Cote

A proud part of Headline Media’s robust Canadian contingent, Tamara obtained a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the University of Alberta, and she also holds a master’s degree in foreign literature from Ben Gurion University. Before joining Headline, Tamara taught elementary school and adult English classes in Israel. A fitness enthusiast who runs, rock-climbs, and takes a weekly SUP class, Tamara also enjoys unwinding by baking cookies, reading a good book, and doting on her cat, Lev.

Terri Shapiro

Terri Shapiro

Terri is a native of Johannesburg, South Africa, where she studied at the University of the Witwatersrand and earned a BA in Performing and Visual Arts. Upon graduation, Terri worked in social media and PR for a Tel Aviv record company before joining a high-tech start-up as a content writer and natural language generation (NLG) technician. An expert at Thai kickboxing, Terri enjoys unwinding by indulging her passion for live music, playing soccer, and enjoying time with her pitbull mix, Shadie. Just keep her away from party sparklers, of which she has a longstanding (but very rational!) fear.

Sarah Schloss

Sarah Schloss

Proudly from the Bronx, Sarah graduated magna cum laude from Queens College with an urban planning degree. Prior to joining Headline Media, she worked in the non-profit sector, lived on a kibbutz, backpacked solo in Asia for five months, and helped plan Israel’s largest tech conference, which deepened her interest in the country’s tech ecosystem. Sarah’s daily commute from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv has turned her into an avid podcast listener, but she’s no less passionate about enjoying a good meal or a weekend of outdoor activities.

Ben Crome

Ben Crome

As a youngster in Stoke-on-Trent, Ben wrote to then-UK Home Secretary Jack Straw to fact-check his dad’s claim that his 8 p.m. bedtime was governmentally mandated. Ben’s been going to any lengths necessary to win an argument ever since. He holds a BA in History from the University of Oxford and an MA in European Studies from the College of Europe’s Warsaw campus. Prior to joining Headline Media, Ben oversaw the IDF’s British media relations and worked in research and media consulting for the Movement for Reform Judaism in the UK.

Mushkie Meyer

Mushkie Meyer

Born in the U.S., Mushkie grew up in London – where she earned a BSc in Anthropology at UCL – before making her way to Tel Aviv. Prior to joining Headline Media, she worked as an events and marketing manager in London and as a project manager for an influencer marketing startup in Tel Aviv. But while she’s equipped with deep experience in marketing and communications, Mushkie enjoys cultivating other interests as well, including medical ethics – a subject on which she’s amassed a growing book collection.

Jacob Rosenbaum

Jacob Rosenbaum

Jacob is as passionate about East Asian history and current affairs as he is averse to mayonnaise (although that didn’t stop him from eating, on a dare, an entire tuna roll lathered with the loathsome condiment). A fluent Mandarin speaker, Jacob holds a BA in Asian Studies and International Relations from Hebrew University. Before joining Headline Media, he was a researcher for the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and worked as a market researcher for a firm connecting Israeli startups to China.

David Hoffman

David Hoffman

Prior to joining Headline Media, David was a freelance content writer and worked in PR for the design and hospitality industries. A daily New York Times crossword devotee, he’s been known to stay up until the wee hours of the morning playing trivia with friends. A native of Far Rockaway, New York, David holds a BA in Government Diplomacy and Strategy from IDC Herzliya.

Josh Schaefer

Josh Schaefer

Hailing from Detroit, Josh came roaring out of the Motor City to earn a BA in History from the University of Michigan. A politics enthusiast, he’s also known for his eclectic taste in music: One minute he could be listening to Cat Stevens, only to jam to Young Thug the next. During his military service, Josh served as a sniper and Hummer commander in the 202 Unit of the IDF’s Paratroopers.

Isaac Rosen

Isaac Rosen

Like his hometown of Albany, NY, Isaac brings a dash of small-town charm to an urban sensibility. After graduating from Tufts University, where he studied English Literature and Film, Isaac came to Tel Aviv to teach English and get his MA in Education, writing a passion-project thesis on the existential philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas as found in the film Before Sunrise. For this self-diagnosed cinephile, watching 4-5 films a week is the rule, not the exception. Often described as “like if Philip Roth had bad ADHD,” Isaac strives to inject a literary flair into his daily PR work. He is allergic to cats and pollen.

Sydney Schwartz

Sydney Schwartz

Taking a break between her child acting career and ascension to Hollywood stardom, Sydney has put her charm to work in the world of PR. Originally from Long Island, NY, she holds a bachelors from Tulane University in both English literature and psychology. She is an expert in persuasive rhetoric, cocktail parties, and “simple math.” Sydney believes she was both French and angry in her past life.

Kate Schoenstadt

Kate Schoenstadt

The Second City was Kate’s first city, but before arriving in Israel, this Chicago native worked as a celebrity stylist in New York. She has also worked for a non-profit in Chicago and on the Google Duplex team, and volunteered with asylum seekers and refugees in Israel for a year after her Birthright trip. Kate holds a BS in Business from Indiana University and an MA in Government from IDC Herzliya.

Mike Katznelson

Mike Katznelson

Originally from Monsey, New York, Mike has traversed the globe in pursuit of natural beauty. An avid hiker and camper, his peregrinations have taken him across the continental U.S., Quebec, and the Scottish coastline. When he’s not enjoying the great outdoors, there’s a good chance he’s indulging his Dungeons and Dragons passion. Prior earning a BA in Communications from IDC Herzliya, Mike was the commander of the medical unit for the IDF Armored Corps’ 77th Battalion.

Nathan Kohn-Magnus

Nathan Kohn-Magnus

Born in Palo Alto, Nathan grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland before earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Political Science from Bar Ilan University and a master’s degree in public policy from Tel Aviv University. Nathan enjoys honing his analytical and strategic skills by reading chess books, and he’s also among the Headline Media office’s few fluent French speakers. He and his wife are the proud parents of a young daughter.  

David Yahid

David Yahid

David is Headline Media’s Director of Business Development and Strategy, bringing to bear a wealth of experience in marketing and biz dev for organizations including Penguin Strategies, Applause, Porsche, and Friends of the IDF. He enjoys all things tech – not just using it, but actually digging under the hood and understanding it. Though he mostly grew up in LA, David is a proud native Israeli, now back in the heart of the Start-Up Nation.

Guy Paz

Guy Paz

A clinical psychologist by training, Guy oversees Headline Media’s HR operations – playing a pivotal role in keeping the agency one of Israel’s top-rated employers.