Meet the team

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Matt cook

Co-Founder of Idea Vessel, Board of Directors

Matt’s spent years working with various marketing agencies before finally creating his own (Idea Vessel), only to shortly after put his agency on hold so he could attend ministry school (Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding, CA). Matt and Grant Anderson met at ministry school, and upon graduation created Kingdom Venture Capital Fund (KVCF - US INC), a VC fund / holding company creating value through various subsidiaries focused on penetrating international markets (especially in developing nations). KVCF’s core focuses including bringing ‘Kingdom’ to peoples all over the world, creating attractive yields and promoting economic and social impact. The first subsidiary was KVCF - SL, a cocoa-export company based out of Sierra Leone. The second subsidiary was then Idea Vessel Inc., when Matt revived his old agency with Grant Anderson through partnership with the Indian team. Matt now spends his time developing and expanding KVCF’s constitution, opportunities and investor board, while also starring in and co-producing the Netflix series ‘Christian Beer Network’. Matt’s current role with Idea Vessel is solely as a board member, attending monthly board meetings and contributing value when called upon.

Please refer to Matt’s Linkedin Profile for more information

Grant Anderson

Co-Founder of Idea Vessel, CEO, Board of Directors

Grant is the current CEO of Idea Vessel, with plans to transition out of that role and into a more KVCF-focused role in February of 2019. Grant’s current focuses with Idea Vessel include expanding Idea Vessel Franchisees, continuing to grow the inner team / expertise offerings of Idea Vessel, overseeing management of international client accounts, developing the Bengali Valley initiative, and creating an infrastructure for Product Vessel. Grant also stars in the aforementioned Netflix series ‘Christian Beer Network’.

Please refer to Grant’s Linkedin Profile for more information

Arindam Chaudhuri

Idea Vessel India COO

Arindam and Satinath Mondal co-lead the Idea Vessel India team, with Arindam predominantly overseeing and managing the UI/UX and design aspects of various projects. Arindam has provided work for top brands that include Microsoft, Apple, Sage, Tony Robbins, Mazda, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and more. Together, Arindam and Satinath Mondal have overseen the Indian team growth from 2 to 50 full time employees, with many others currently being contracted or trained. Additionally, Arindam and Satinath have overseen the introduction / implementation of the Idea Vessel’s Tech School, as well as the integration of various Franchisees.

Please refer to Arindam’s Linkedin Profile for more information

Satinath Mondal

Idea Vessel India CTO

Satinath, along with Arindam Chaudhuri, co-leads the Idea Vessel India team. Satinath predominantly oversees and manages all aspects pertaining to development across various projects. Satinath has developed for major brand names that include the likes of Microsoft, Apple, Firefox and more. Together, Satinath and Arindam Chaudhuri have overseen the Indian team growth from 2 to 50 full time employees, with many others currently being contracted or trained. Additionally, Arindam and Satinath have overseen the introduction / implementation of the Idea Vessel’s Tech School, as well as the integration of various Franchisees.

Please refer to Satinath’s Linkedin Profile for more information

Bradley Keys

Ad Spend Oversight Head, Account Manager

Bradley, formerly of 180fusion (one of the leading worldwide SEO and PPC agencies based out of Los Angeles, CA), began working with Idea Vessel in September of 2017 and transitioned to a full-time role in June of 2018. Bradley has managed countless clients over the years, with millions of dollars per month in ad spend (including many clients who individually spent 100K+ in ad spend each month). Bradley currently serves as an account manager for some of Idea Vessel’s current clients, as well as monitoring (in the background) the various ad spend / PPC agencies Idea Vessel works alongside to assure quality work is being done. To read more on what Bradley has achieved with various clients over the years, please refer to the ‘Idea Vessel Ad Spend Historical Examples PDF’.

Please refer to Bradley’s Linkedin Profile for more information

Sam Sharma

Head of Acquisitions / Australia

Sam Sharma and Callum Yap were Idea Vessel’s first Franchisees, co-leading Idea Vessel Australia together. While Callum has since moved on to Cambodia, Sam continues to lead the Australian division.

Please refer to Sam’s Linkedin Profile for more information

Callum Yap

Head of Acquisitions / Australia

Callum Yap, along with Sam Sharma, was Idea Vessel’s first Franchisee. Callum began by co-leading the Australian division with Sam, and has since moved on to lead the Cambodian division.

Please refer to Callum’s Linkedin Profile for more information

Kenji Kita

Head of Photography

Kenji leads Idea Vessel’s Photography division, which meets all the photography needs of its clients. To go along with his 25+ years within photography, Kenji has also occupied IT roles such as corporate system / server manager and director / technical architect, allowing him to understand photography needs from a digital / technical perspective. Kenji has shot for many global publication such as Esquire and Playboy.

Please refer to Kenji’s Linkedin Profile for more information

Kelly Schwarze

Head of Filmmaking / Video Creation

Kelly leads Idea Vessel’s Film division, which meets all the film and video needs of its clients. Kelly is an Emmy nominated filmmaker with 16 years of experience as a director and producer, having directed scores of advertisement videos, product shoots, tv series, music videos, commercials, documentaries and narrative feature films. Kelly owns his own studio where video can be created in a controlled environment.

Please refer to Kelly’s Linkedin Profile for more information

Ben Duffy

Head of 360 Virtual & Augmented Reality Video Production

Ben, along with co-partners Alex Babeshkin and Grant Palm, leads Idea Vessel’s Virtual and Augmented Reality division, which meets all of the virtual and augmented reality needs of its clients. Ben, Alex and Grant founded their first virtual and augmented reality company in Las Vegas, one of the first of its kind, and have been leaders in the industry ever since. Ben and his team have collobarted with some of Las Vegas’ most famous acts and properties, including Caesar’s Properties with Steve Aoki and Martin Garrix.

Please refer to Ben’s Linkedin Profile for more information