Allan Pressel - Founder and CEO
Eddy Aslanian - Board
Lee Wallach - Board
Vane Warner - Client Support Director
Jocelyn Harrell - Client Support Specialist
Allan Pressel - Founder and CEO
Allan founded PowerSite123, originally known as CharityFinders, as a way to provide the nonprofit community with world class, interactive websites designed to provide users with lots to see and lots to do, thereby replacing "brochure-ware" websites. Today, the company helps both nonprofits and for-profits to create feature-rich websites and integrate them with inbound and outbound marketing programs all designed to drive traffic, convert leads, and generate revenue. Allan is also co-author of Internet Management for Nonprofits: Strategies, Tools and Trade Secrets.
In recognition for his work in the field, Allan has received the following honors:
- Named one of the world leading marketing and fundraising experts by the ePhilanthropy Foundation.
- Received the Volunteer Service Award by President George W. Bush.
Allan holds an M.B.A. from UCLA's Anderson School of Management and a B.A. from Brandeis University. He also attended the London School of Economics and London Business School. He has co-founded and sits on the boards of several nonprofits. Allan is also an All-American springboard diver.
Eddy Aslanian - Board Member
Eddy is active in real estate, hedge funds, private equity, venture capital and angel investing, including creating relationships with major brokerage firms including Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, CSFB/DLJ, Citicorp/SSB, Deutsche Bank and others. He is currently writing a comprehensive guide to the financial world.
Eddy was co-founder of i-Cube, an Internet consulting and application development service firm. i-Cube leveraged technologies such as the Internet, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), client/server, and legacy migration to provide end-to-end business solutions to large corporate clients, such as Boeing, Citicorp, and the U.S. Navy. As an executive operating at all levels within the organization, Eddy was instrumental in the merger with Razorfish in a $650MM stock swap, creating a digital information service firm with over $100MM in revenue, 1,000 employees, and 11 offices in seven countries.
Prior to i-Cube, Eddy was one of the first seven members of Individual, Inc., a provider of customized news delivered over the Internet based on Artificial Intelligence. Eddy was responsible for development of the company's internal information systems as well as product development.
Eddy holds a B.S. with High Honors and a M.S. in Computer Science from Brandeis University, along with two years of post-graduate research in data compression. He also completed a two year undergraduate degree in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry at the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France. Eddy is the holder of two U.S. Patents and the author of technical papers published in various industry conferences.
Lee Wallach, Board Member
As both a business leader and nonprofit professional, Lee H. Wallach is active in his community. He is currently a managing partner in a court/
deposition reporting firm, Rocket Reporting Network, which services litigation attorneys. He is also the owner of Community Assets Consulting, a firm specializing in assisting Israeli environmental technology companies with business in California. He is a founding board member and president of the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life of Southern California (CoejlSC) and co-chair of the Los Angeles Interfaith Environmental Council (LAIEC). Lee is part of the prestigious Clinton Global Initiative. He presented to its audience of world leaders in September, 2006.
In addition, Lee holds executive and board member positions with the State Bar Examiners Committee, Legal Cabinet of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Children Uniting Nations, and the state Jewish Public Affairs Council. He also serves on the Los Angeles Business Council's Energy Commission, the Los Angeles Energy Coalition, and the board of the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters.
Previously, Lee served as Executive Director for Days of Dialogue, the California Israel Chamber of Commerce, as the Director of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation's Commission on Urban Affairs, and as a member of the California State Budget Advisory Committee, 40th District.
Formerly at the University of Southern California, Lee served as director for USC's Graduate Student Community programs and as a field representative for the Office of Civic and Community Relations. He represented the university on University Trustee Committees, USC Board of Governors, and Governor Wilson's Interim Commission on California Service.
Lee has earned numerous honors including several city citations and county awards for public service; as well he was named Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers. Lee was also honored by the Coalition for Clean Air for his environmental accomplishments and contributions. He is often interviewed by the media and has been a featured commentator on national radio and TV shows, such as National Public Radio and KCET's Life and Times.
Lee holds a Master's in Public Administration (M.P.A.) and a Master's in Social Work (M.S.W.) from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor's degree in Child Mental Health from California State University Northridge.
Vane Warner, Client Support Director
Based in Dallas, Vane joined PowerSite123 in 2004 after attending a technology seminar for nonprofits at which Allan Pressel presented. Today, Vane is responsible for client support and website setup. Previously, Vane worked at SBC for 32 years providing computer and network support for hundreds of employees. After leaving SBC, he spent two years providing technology reviews and other consulting work for various nonprofits in North Texas before joining PowerSite123.