Located in Jersey City New Jersey and self-funded, Vipeline was founded with one goal in mind: make your website a social media hub and destination. We believe that your company’s website is your digital front door so we designed our patent pending software to aggregate and retain visitors for your site as easily as possible. Vipeline is also a forward thinking company that will continue to listen to our community and update our product line. So please use our Feedback section to tell us what you think, what you would like to see in the future and how we can better the Vipeline experience for you.

The Vipeline Team

Alex Hamilton Alex Hamilton CEO & Co-Founder

In 2011 Alex co-founded Vipeline with his lifelong friends Chris Wall and Dave Barker. The goal then, and still now, is to create a video social platform for clients to highlight their greatest digital asset; the company’s website. His previous 12 years were spent in the music industry as GM of Hot Sauce Marketing where he pioneered unique forms of video promotions as well as social media marketing for some of the biggest artists at major record labels. Alex’s leadership and communication skills were forged while he worked as a manager and senior buyer for Ark Restaurants from 1988 – 1999.

Dave Barker Dave Barker CPO & Co-Founder

Dave is the technical co-founder and lead architect of Vipeline. Prior to co-founding Vipeline, Dave amassed 14 years of experience in advertising design, marketing and creating digital experiences. He’s successfully led large creative teams in the rebrand deployments for major institutions, and oversaw advertising campaigns and experiences for Fortune 500 companies and higher education institutions. In his career, he’s been a creative lead for the Wall Street Journal Video, TMP Worldwide, and OppenheimerFunds, Inc. Prior to his career in advertising and developing digital experiences, Dave served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army’s elite 82nd Airborne Division. Dave holds a BFA in Graphic Design Cum Laude from the State University of New York FIT.

Chris Wall Chris Wall COO & Co-Founder

Chris Wall co-founded and conceived the Vipeline concept with Dave Barker in 2011. Chris has over 15 years of experience in digital media technology management, which includes a history of innovation in web video production and news gathering technology. For 10 years he worked as the Director of Video Technology for WSJ Video and WSJ Live, where he directed the design and construction of the production facilities to support the growth of video products for The Wall Street Journal, Barrons, MarketWatch, All Things Digital, and Smart Money. WSJ now serves over 40 million video streams per month. Prior to his tenure at WSJ, Chris was an Editor and Director at CBS News for 13 years.

Stephan Katsivelos Stephan Katsivelos CFO

Stephan is a 19 year veteran of finance with the majority of his tenure as a Director at RBC Capital Markets and a SVP at the Prudential Equity Group. His responsibilities included working with hedge fund managers, mutual fund managers, publicly held and privately held companies. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Hamilton College.

Peter Ladka Peter Ladka CTO

Peter oversees the technical and developmental aspects in bringing the Vipeline experience to life. He also focuses on strategic business management, client development, and partner relationships for Vipeline. Prior to his role with Vipeline, Peter founded the successful development company Parse3 in 1997, which he still owns. Peter launched that operation with no outside capital, a true bootstrap endeavor. Some of Parse3’s clients include Crayola, Old Navy, Ogilvy and R/GA. They also developed Vevo’s successful music video hosting platform.

Andrew Bosin Andrew Bosin Business Development & General Counsel

Andy has engaged in the practice of law since graduation from law school 23 years ago, with a focus on complex business and employment litigation matters and corporate, transactional and general business law. In addition to his role as general counsel, Andy also plays an important role in Vipeline’s business development initiatives by generating leads and pursuing opportunities for the company. Andy graduated from The George Washington University and Thomas M. Cooley School of Law.

The Vipeline Board

Nick Katsivelos Nick Katsivelos

As a strategist and consultant at Apigee, the leading digital business platform, Nick focuses on global digital transformation and industry disruption made possible by the emergence of cloud computing, SaaS, APIs, Internet of Things and Big Data. With a firm belief in the power of interoperability and connection, Nick is a tireless advocate of technologies and processes that break down silos within organizations and facilitate collaboration between organizations.

Previously, Nick served as Vice President, Managing Director of Technology & Strategy at the renown digital agency R/GA where he worked with a global portfolio of clients including Microsoft, Volvo, and Walmart. Nick led initiatives that harnessed cutting-edge technologies driving exceptional business results. A 27 year veteran in the emerging technology space, Nick holds an MBA from Columbia University and an MA in Economics from Franklin and Marshall College.

Justin Webster Justin Webster

Justin is the Executive Director of Product Development & Operations for The Wall Street Journal Digital Network. He oversees development of WSJDN's market data, search, video, broadband and IPTV products and interactive platforms on such properties as WSJ.com, MarketWatch, and Barron's. Webster has a more than 15-year track record of successfully building, directing and sourcing transformative projects in a highly competitive market. A former VP at FOX Interactive Media (FIM) and VP and lead designer of Hulu, Webster understands how to drive technical innovation and integration across multiple platforms. Prior to joining the WSJDN, Webster held positions with FOX Sports where he led development of all existing and new products for FOX Sports' broadcast and cable interactive arms.