Selected Team Member Profiles
Judah Levine is an expert in telecommunications and mobile financial services, who advises corporations and other organizations on various strategic, commercial, and operational matters. He has over 15 years of experience in strategic planning, commercial development, technology innovation, and management for organizations in both developed and emerging markets.
His previous roles included Vice President of International Business Development for Teligent, New Markets Manager of Arbinet, and Consultant with A.T. Kearney’s Communications and High-Tech Practice. Mr. Levine received his MBA and MA from the University of Michigan and BA from Georgetown University, and is proficient in several languages.
Legal & Regulatory
Ariadne Plaitakis brings to the Mondato team extensive experience in the fields of payments, privacy, data protection, e-commerce, digital IT, consumer protection and mobile financial services regulation in US/ EU and emerging markets. She is a UK-qualified solicitor with over 16 years of experience as a lawyer, who has a nuanced understanding of the intricacies of the telecommunications and financial services regulation. Ariadne received her MA in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford and her BSc in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and is proficient in several languages.
Strategy & Partnerships
Diana Boncheva began her career as a research analyst in the mobile financial services and remittances industries, acquiring a strong foundation in various DFC topics. She operationalized this knowledge by developing business cases, strategies and implementation plans for firms in the DFC space. Working for an mobile financial service provider, Diana launched and managed mobile payments projects focusing on parking, ticketing, debt, m-wallets and digital content. Diana holds an international affairs graduate degree from SAIS Johns Hopkins specializing in economics and emerging markets.
Advisory & Implementation
Bryan Church has extensive experience across a range of Mondato consulting engagements from strategy formulation to operationalization. Having worked closely with mobile network operators, payment service providers, technology vendors, trade associations, and enterprise, he appreciates the varying dynamics across the digital finance & commerce ecosystem in seeking solutions to complex problems in a space characterized by sector convergence. Bryan holds an MBA from London Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
Marketing & Communications
Arielle manages the public relations and marketing at Mondato. She brings with her experience in both the telecommunications and mobile payment sectors in marketing and communication roles. With a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA, Arielle combines an understanding of the MFS industry with a strong business foundation built from a global education across three continents.
Research & Analysis
Kerry Frank supports consulting deliverables and Mondato Insight through analytical research. Past areas of focus have included cryptocurrencies, bulk merchant payments, salary disbursements, P2P transfers, comparative product pricing, and general trends within the digital finance and commerce industry. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a BA in International Studies, and has a working proficiency in Arabic.